IMC Introduces Four Influencers to Fall Design Week

Follow Fall Design Week influencers at #AtlMkt or #AmericasMartAmbassador Sept. 20-22.

09/20/2021
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IMC design week influencers
Clockwise from top: Arianna Danielson, Don Ricardo, Lisa Mende, Whitney Jones

For the first time this September, International Market Centers (IMC) will welcome four home decor and lifestyle influencers, with a combined total of nearly 225,000 followers, to share their top finds and favorite moments from Fall Design Week, September 20-22, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta. 

“We are excited to welcome these four influencers to Fall Design Week to help celebrate and showcase the full range of resources offered at AmericasMart Atlanta,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief customer marketing officer. “Our exhibitors offer top-of-the-line home and lifestyle products and these influencers are the stepping stone between the unique and innovative styles at AmericasMart and the retail and design communities.” 

Arianna Danielson of Colorado Springs, CO (@arianna_danielson), Don Ricardo of Greensboro, NC (@designinkredible), Lisa Mende of Charlotte, NC (@lisamendedesign) and Whitney Jones of New Orleans, LA (@whitneyjdecor) will cover Fall Design Week, using the hashtags #AtlMkt and #AmericasMartAmbassador to share their design finds.

Arianna Danielson is a Colorado-based interior designer, blogger and photographer, best known for her appearance on HGTV’s Design Star: Next Generation. She has an eye for vintage pieces and bold design, so much so that she began her own business through social media dedicated to do-it-yourself home improvement projects.

Don Ricardo is recognized for his use of bright, bold patterns and colors in home décor and commercial interiors, and seeks to show that although interior design is considered a luxury service, it can be attainable to everyone. Ricardo started his first interior design venture while he served as teacher.  He continues to work in the field of education by day and acknowledges the value of the transferable skills gained through his experiences, which led him to begin his interior design studio, DESiGN iNKREDiBLE LLC.

Lisa Mende is one of the South’s premier luxury designers rooted in tradition – antiques, vintage pieces, modern classics and original art – which she uses to create bold, modern interiors from coast to coast. Lisa's work has been featured in national shelter and lifestyle magazines such as Traditional Home, Southern Cottages, New York Cottages and Gardens, Magnolia Journal, Decor Magazine, Walter Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, South Park Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), The National Kitchen and Bath Association, as well as a member of The Design Leadership Network. 

Whitney Jones is the owner and interior designer of Whitney J Decor, where she provides interiors that are functional and beautiful. Jones specializes in affordable style and space planning for small spaces. Jones’s style involves mixing metals, unique fabrics, bold color and art, and comfortable furniture.

Fall Design Week runs September 20-22 from 10a.m.- 4p.m. The three-day buying, educational and networking event allowing designers and retailers to learn more about design while shopping the biggest upcoming trends. Merchandise is showcased in AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year Round showrooms displaying nearly 2,000 lines across the home and gift collections in a market only open to designers and retailers. For more information, visit www.americasmart.com/en/Markets/Fall-Design-Week.

In 2021, for a third consecutive year, AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) are collaborating to create the Southeast’s premier dual-venue design shopping destination, September 20-23 in Atlanta, with unparalleled product selections from leading home décor, lifestyle, furniture and rug brands. Fall Design Week at AmericasMart will run September 20-22, and DISCOVER ADAC will operate September 21-23. To facilitate cross-campus sourcing and shopping, IMC will operate a free shuttle between both campuses on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22. 

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