HGTV Craftsman and Designer Chip Wade helped designers and retailers attending the July 2011 edition of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market gain fresh new perspective on using area rugs to inspire great designs and improve retail bottom lines.
The world’s largest collection of area rugs played a starring role at Market and in Wade’s presentation to a large audience looking for design inspiration. He explained his focus on whole-home design, with great rugs, furniture, accessories and linens coming together for a powerful statement. His presentation showcased product across the AmericasMart home furnishings merchandise mix, including the Area Rug Center, which houses 350,000 square feet of product from the most important names in the area rug business.
Wade designed and decorated five stunning rooms including a dining room, bedroom/nursery and garden room to illustrate the beauty and versatility of area rugs and how area rugs can set the entire design concept for a room. On Saturday, July 16, he escorted a large group of retailers and designers through the AmericasMart campus to teach them about AmericasMart’s unmatched variety of rug, furniture and home accents product lines to meet any design need.
Look for more exciting, educational and inspirational area rug events at the January 2012 Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, January 12-15.