The winter market season kicks off every year at AmericasMart at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. Our team hit the floor today, ready to see what's new and what manufacturers see coming down the line.
Right from the start, wall art popped out, with manufacturers collaborating with artists and going beyond the typical print to show works of art that were both new and unique. Among all the styles, abstract works stood out the most. Here's what we saw and what you should too.
Stylecraft Home Collection
Over the last few market cycles, StyleCraft has invested more in its artwork offerings, targeting interior designers and collaborating with artists. Last year, the company released a line of bright abstract works by Monica Janes (shown left). Each canvas explodes with color, and as these performed well, StyleCraft introduced a few new ones at AmericasMart Atlanta.
Additionally, StyleCraft released new prints from designer Austin Allen James. These abstract watercolors are printed on high-quality paper and framed for protection.
With a new showroom opening at AmericasMart, Celadon had a lot of ground to cover — especially because the company releases so many new prints each market.
Coastal continues to be a popular category for the company. This small abstract print looks like waves crashing on a shoreline, and the added white texture gives it a 3D-like effect.
Howard Elliott knows its markets. At Atlanta and in High Point, NC, most buyers prefer traditional or transitional designs, while out on the west coast in Las Vegas, buyers can't get enough of contemporary looks. But in Atlanta this market, Howard Elliott decided to try something a little different and test the waters.
Enter this abstract canvas. Each one is hand painted, so no two will look the same. Behind this canvas, a tarp with paint splatters hangs down, and on the left side of this painting, shelves with fake paint drips and brushes line down the wall. The idea is to make it look as if the artist is still at work, and the effect is pretty cool.
Bonus: Abstracts on the floor
Not surprising, abstracts continue to be popular on floors. At Nourison, pops of blush mix with blues and reds. In the Jaipur Living showroom, abstract gets a little pixelated. The new Micah mixes bright oranges and muted pastels for a fun combination.
What have you seen at AmericasMart Atlanta that's wowing you? Share with us in the comments!