Highlights from July 2015, Atlanta Market

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1 Minute tour of the hottest items from July 2015 Atlanta Market presented by the sales representatives at jdouglas.

jdouglas Favorites from Atlanta Market, July 2015

Highlights from Atlanta Market. Owner, Doug Self walks us through the amazing Atlanta showroom to explore his personal favorites from July Market.

2014 Fall High Point Market Recap

November 20, 2014 | By: Douglas Self | Be the first to comment


Our Reps Share the High Points of Fall Market.

November 5, 2014 | By: Douglas Self | Be the first to comment

During each market, the jdouglas team has morning meetings where Doug seeks to set the tone for the day. These meetings vary market to market in their theme and content. This time together also serves as a forum for the group to share successes that they have had in their individual territories, as well as a time to learn from one another in a fully transparent, non-competitive way that ideally strengthens the whole group collectively.

This market, our main exercise was a 5 day process of determining the Top 5 most important characteristics of any brand we would want to represent. The reps were divided into teams of 4 and each team given 5 of our brands to assess for what their 5 greatest strengths are and 3 things we would like to see improve. All of this information was shared and then the best overall characteristics identified and ultimately ranked. This was a five day process with individual input that culminated in the Top 5 overall list on our last day which will now be shared with our manufacturers so that they see what is most important to us at jdouglas.

Additionally, each team was asked to take their group of manufacturers and contribute to our High Point recap blog by preparing a posting for each sharing what they were most energized by this market in each showroom. Here with the High Points of Fall Market are our reps thoughts.

Let’s toast the holiday season with Abigails. From champagne flutes to candlesticks, Abigails has everything you need from the perfect gift to creating that special holiday dinner setting. These champagne flutes are now offered in red, gold and silver, sold in sets of 6.

With almost 500 new images, you are sure to find the perfect piece from Art Classics, LTD Fall introduction. Countless mouldings, sizes and finish options are available, from framed prints matted under glass to acrylic panels, one could get carried away with all the design capabilities! However, our favorite new product they’re offering is framed mirrors in any custom size, so be sure to take a look.

Mirroring women’s ready-to-wear trends with fringe, belting, brutalism, mixing separates (metal melange) were all elements of design featured in new introductions by Arteriors. Continued development of damp rated product with lighting, new fireplace accessories as well as wall sconces provided a variety of options for designers and retailers alike. Our latest collaborations with guest designer, Barry Dixon, is not to be missed either. #barrydarrdixon

Ben’s Garden was an exciting new addition to jdouglas this market. This collection features decoupage plates, notepads, magnets, cocktail napkins, frames and more, all featuring clever quotes and pretty imagery. Truly something for everyone on your list!

BSC – Best Slipcover Company introduced several new fabrics at High Point to add to their already extensive selection. These new introductions included rich neutrals and two Sunbrella options which are sure to be customer favorites!

Baby it’s cold out there…what a great reason to snuggle by the fire with a new mohair/wool throw from Peacock Alley! These throws are available in 3 plaid and 3 solid/ombré color ways. Drape one of these luscious throws over a chair, at the foot of the bed or on the back of Peacock Alley’s fabulous Manchester headboard. The possibilities are endless for this beautiful jewel!

Mirror Image Home’s new introductions in High Point were a breath of fresh air . . . transitional mirrors that would bring any room to an entirely new status. We were especially drawn to the new acrylic pieces with gold accents.

NOIR/CFC takes furniture styling in exciting new directions this High Point. Geometry 101 – NOIR’s geometrically patterned Maharadscha Hutch is boldly carved in wood with a charcoal finish. Curves Ahead – NOIR’s Matteo Dresser redefines a classic dresser style with sleek curvilinear proportions. Shaker Sensibility – CFC’s Sydney Armoire in Washed Oak combines modern style with Shaker simplicity in a clean-lined 4-door entertainment-friendly cabinet.

With Pigeon & Poodle, it’s all about craftsmanship and attention to detail. The intricate quality of each handmade piece is like fine jewelry, delicate and exquisite!

Soicher – Marin – Wall décor that is suitable for the casual art collector as well as the designer who wants a complete look.

Emissary’s philosophy behind conceptualizing their line is to always look beyond the trends and current movement in design and create something that is timeless, yet fresh. Often imitated but never duplicated, Emissary offers a level of quality that cannot be matched. With over 200 unique glazes throughout their current line, Emissary continues to offer a new selection of unique finishes in their recent High Point introductions. From garden stools, planters, accessories to lighting, they have added a rich fusion of textured finishes and distressed glazes giving the line an opulent feel.

Bungalow5 continues to work at non-stop pace with their new introductions. Their latest round of accessories brought new textures to the game. Beautiful cocoa and natural colored rattan jars and vases were on display along with fabulous sets of lacquered boxes and trays. New seating collections featuring warm leathers were front and center, along with a casual bamboo collection called Pamela. Pamela features a lightly distressed white finish with sweet touches of gray or blue accents creating a timeless look. Last but not least, the ever popular Ming collection is now available in a blue finish.

Dessau Home’s introductions were highlighted by a more natural slant with mirrors and accent tables in lovely natural woods.

E. Lawrence
E. Lawrence, Ltd. brightened up the showroom with styles attractive to all eyes. From new coastal collections to inspiring quotes, one of a kind vintage leather-bound sets to high design fashion statements, this line continues to be one that is a must see for both Designers and Retailers.

gallery designs
Gallery Designs expanded upon their ever popular Custom Program with new colors. Now boasting over 13 colors to choose from as well as a variety of choices for base, finial and shade, you can create a specific look from traditional to transitional to suit your needs.

From bold patterns to solid linens Lacefield Designs is the go to pillow line for the well-dressed sofa. The featured velvet pillows were a hit– what better way to decorate for the cooler months than with velvet–soft, sophisticated, warm and beautiful. With a variety of colors and sizes you can customize a look for every room. Also popular in this line are ready-made panels. Offered in 5 designs, multiple color ways, 3 sizes and yes they are lined! Did we mention they are stocked? What’s not to love?

Traditions Linens highlights new fabric introductions for their custom program and showcases a lifestyle appropriate for any home. This modern-country approach allows you to create a very personal look.

This market was another great opportunity for Guildmaster to introduce 30 additional finishes. The grey finish pictured on the chest on the bottom right was a customer favorite. They also announced the addition of a new line of accessories and lighting for the Spring, new furniture styles and sizes and more wall décor. 2015 is sure to bring new, exciting looks and likes.

Worlds Away blew everyone away at High Point 2014 with 45 NEW product introductions. Check out the Calypso mirrored console with Daisy mirror and Arianna lamp. Also new is the Braxton rosewood media console shown with a set of Nathan lamps, and Meghan mirror. Finally, the new burlwood finish on the Hudson 3 drawer chest with gold leaf hardware was a great hit! This line continues to soar!

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!

A Look Back at High Point Market Spring 2014

There’s a reason High Point Market is called the World’s Home for Home Furnishings, and this Market was a prime example. No matter where you looked, you were sure to see timeless elegance, modern flair, and a taste of the exotic.Just like the changing of the seasons, another market has come and gone, but we are left with a lasting impression that is anything but fleeting.

From old world style to modern luxury, vibrant color to subtle shimmer, the jdouglas family was shining bright at High Point Market this spring season. Lush textiles from Traditions Linens, Lacefield Design, BSC and String Theory added softness and warmth, while Bungalow5 and Worlds Away brought high-gloss sophistication. The Jan Barboglio collection was well represented and as spectacular as ever. Classic offerings from Dessau Home, Abigail’s, Noir/CFC, & Art Classics Ltd were infused with fresh ideas, poised to give customers a range of options like never before. Arteriors featured the collection of veteran designer Laura Kirar front-and-center, celebrating her remarkable work with a champagne brunch that was as deliciously decadent as her designs.

Home, office and bath accessories from Pigeon and Poodle and Matahari Home offered clean lines, color and organization and the reimagined timepieces of Pendulux made a bold statement that you always have time for style. Emissary brought the strength and passion of indoor design elements to their home and garden offerings with containers, benches, statuary and more.

Here’s a look at a small sampling of the incredible offerings from this season’s Market:

High Point Spring Market 2014

clockwise from left: Rojo 16, Traditions Linens, Pendulux

High Point Spring Market 2014

clockwise from left:  Jan Barboglio, Shannon Koszyk, Face to Face Framing

High Point Spring Market 2014

clockwise from left: Worlds Away, BSC

High Point Spring Market 2014

clockwise from left: Swing Design, E. Lawrence, Ltd, Jan Barboglio, Laura Kirar/Arteriors

High Point Spring Market 2014

Noir / CFC

High Point Spring Market 2014

Lacefield Design


Gallery Designs