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2017 ARTS Awards winners announced

Gala honors manufacturers, retailers, designers, sales reps

The 28th annual ARTS Awards took place Friday night at a gala event at the Dallas Hilton Anatole. Awards were given out to some of the home furnishings industry’s top performers in retail, design, manufacturing and sales.

The ARTS Awards are hosted by ART, the creative home furnishings network, and Dallas Market Center.

Connie Lineberry received the organization’s first-ever Legendary Leadership Award. Lineberry retired last year from Home Accents Today's parent company, Progressive Business Media, where she was executive vice president of brand creative services. The Legendary Leadership Award honors an individual who has not only achieved esteemed recognition from industry peers, but who has also led the home industry with passion, and whose dedication has helped hundreds of companies succeed.

Mark Phillips, founder and president of Greensboro, N.C.-based Phillips Collection, was honored with the Academy of Achievement Award. The Academy of Achievement honoree is selected each year by the ARTS Awards Committee in order to recognize significant contributions to the industry.

Sponsors for the 28th annual ARTS Awards include Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, HFN and Home & Textiles Today

The 28th ARTS Awards winners are:


Green Award - Regina Andrew

ARTS Awards 2017

Accent Furniture - Home Trends & Design

Area Rugs - Jaipur Living

Home Accents - Phillips Collection

Home Textiles - Lacefield

Lighting Fixtures - Currey & Company

Outdoor Living - Klaussner Outdoor

Lamps - Visual Comfort & Co.

Tabletop - Beatriz Ball Collection

Wall Décor - Paragon


Furniture Store

Single Store Location - Home Crush, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Multiple Store Location - Wisteria, Farmers Branch, Texas

Home Accents Store

East/Atlantic - The Iron Gate, Franklin, Tenn.

Midwest/Southwest - Coco & Dash, Dallas

West - Absolutely Fabulous, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic- Elements Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings, Carle Place, N.Y.

Midwest/Southwest - Metro Lighting, Brentwood, Mo.

West - Lighting Unlimited, Cameron Park, Calif.

International Retailer - Aaron Stewart Home, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Product Designer - Mark Moussa, Arteriors Home

Interior Designer - Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield, Woodson and Rummerfield's House of Design

Sales Representatives

East/Atlantic - Greg Lewis, J Douglas

Midwest/Southwest - Sandy Holberg, Taylors on Ten

West - Patrick Slater, ENVSN Lights

- Tracy Bulla contributed to this report


Susan DickensonSusan Dickenson | Editor in Chief

Susan Dickenson is the editor in chief of Home Accents Today, where she has spent more than a decade covering trending topics, best practices and news items pertaining to the manufacturing, retail and interior design segments of the home furnishings industry. A graduate of UNC, Dickenson spent 15 years in the Washington, D.C., area, writing and researching in both the public and private sector. After relocating to her native North Carolina in 2003, she freelanced as a writer of general interest, business, garden and home items for local and national publications before joining Home Accents Today in 2006 as retail editor.

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