Articles By : Scott Smith

Reflecting on July Atlanta Market 2014

After a bit of rest, we are eager to share a review of the Summer 2014 Market with delight and intent. While looking back on this iconic week full of decorative accessories, luxury furniture, unique styles, classic works of art, and so much more, one phrase comes to mind: Thinking Visually.

This newly social and image-driven world that we all live in was, without a doubt, prevalent in the minds of all who played a role in this Market. We carefully crafted a new Style Guide (found online at julymarket.jdouglas.com) that showcased our lines, emerging trends and the hot spots for food and libation in the city. Not only were guests able to see our new brands for themselves in the jdouglas showroom for the first time, but the Style Guide provides several product shots that perfectly capture the essence of each line with new product introductions and best sellers featured. In short, during this market we challenged attendees to think visually as they shopped, to use the various social media platforms to communicate, and to step away from the usual and boldly shake things up a bit.

Here’s a look at our newest brands:

Mirror Image Home, Traditions Linens, and Peacock Alley

mirror image blog photo

Mirror Image Home

Timeless, sophisticated wall décor that is classic, yet modern, from traditional to contemporary, with global design inspiration

Traditions Linens blog photo

Traditions Linens

Unique in their concept of layering patterns with textures and color which blends customization with exceptional style to create a personal collection of heirloom quality linens for each individual and generations to follow

Peacock Alley blog photo

Peacock Alley

Every bath towel, bed sheet, and sham exudes a sense of indulgence, of chic style, and most of all, a place of comfort

Another aspect that was wholly present throughout Market was an air of liveliness and hospitality. It appeared as if from buyers to representatives, and industry experts, there was a wonderful buzz of energy. This combination of high spirits was enhanced even more by the smartphone and tablet charging stations throughout the showroom, signature cocktails and a special salute to our VP of Policy and Development, Teresa Warner, who is leaving in mid August after a 10+ year stint. Please join us in wishing her much success!

As the week progressed, more excitement ensued with two special events in particular. Noted lifestyle and entertainment author and Georgia native, James Farmer, joined us for a book signing of his latest book on Southern food and culture, Dinner on the Grounds: Summer Suppers and Soirees. Guests toasted the event with Elderberry Champagne Cocktails and Farmer’s own Buttermilk Peach Pound Cake.
James Farmer blog

Topping off the excitement was a rep Instagram contest. In the spirit of thinking visually, Doug challenged our reps to create a posting that captured most effectively in both creativity and vision the jdouglas brand and this particular market together. The reps were paired up and given a day to collaborate on their entry. After many exciting submissions, our panel of judges selected the team of Frances Eaves and Danielle McGeough. You can view their winning entry by visiting us on Instagram: @jdouglasliving.

We would like to thank each of you that visited us during market and all those involved who helped made this particular market such a wonderful success!

Do you have celebrity STYLE?

October 18, 2011 | By: Scott Smith | Be the first to comment

…like Bryan Batt?

Whether you read about it in Home Accents Today, heard about it on the jdouglas facebook or received our mailer announcing the celebrity guest in your mail box this week, the news is out!

We invite you to join jdouglas as we host the MAD MEN actor on the lauch of his new book, big, easy STYLE. Book signing and cocktail reception Sunday, October 23, 4-7pm in the jdouglas High Point showroom, IHFC d.319 & d.322. Get your copy for the latest trends, meet Bryan, see the new jdouglas introductions, and celebrate 10 years of jdouglas this market!

Make an appointment with your rep to ensure you don’t miss a thing this market! We look forward to seeing you!

Didn’t receive our mailer? Email seejdouglas@jdouglas.com to ensure you are the first to know by being on the jdouglas mailing list.

Ready for a Cocktail?

September 28, 2011 | By: Scott Smith | Be the first to comment

Let us CART it to you!!

As shown in Home Accents Today, jdouglas represents both oomph and Worlds Away. Don’t miss the array of bright colors offered this season!!

 

GuildMaster Amazing Race Contest

September 19, 2011 | By: Scott Smith | Be the first to comment

Contact your jdouglas sales representative today for more information!!

23rd Annual ARTS Awards

August 26, 2011 | By: Scott Smith | Be the first to comment

CONGRATULATIONS…

to the those jdouglas Sales Representatives, Manufacturers, Designers and Retailers who are up for the 23rd Annual ARTS Awards!

We are so proud to have the opportunity to work with each of you, as you all have such a positive impact on this industry.  jdouglas strives to maximize all of our collaborative efforts to bring success to everyone, and it is our honor to work with some of the best in our industry in every facet of this process.  23rd ARTS Awards Winners will be announced at the gala on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Best of luck to all of our jdouglas finalists and to all in the greater ART community, you deserve it!

“Strength is derived from unity. The range of our collective vision is far greater when individual insights become one.” – Andrew Carnegie

If you are not yet a member of ART, sign up today for the opportunity to become instrumental in helping to steer the industry, become more informed and effective in the field, and receive benefits from participating manufacturers.