As consumers look to balance an aspiration for contemporary design and a yearning to maintain organic roots, one of the primary emerging elements is crystal. True to form, pieces were spotted throughout the January 2015 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market across the category spectrum.
While quality resin creations fulfill specific needs in the marketplace, the use of natural materials including agate, quartz and gemstones still prevails as the optimum choice. This Market, products extended beyond simple, yet stunning, basic accents pieces to a range of lighting and furniture pieces as well as creative interpretations in fabrics.
Because colorations range from subtle, iced whites to deep, luxuriant hues the pieces enhance almost any environment. Best used as statement pieces, placement is key to ensure the optimum play of light on the faceted surfaces.
From polished slices and slabs to spiky chunks, the depth of texture adds a sense of natural beauty to the space. Consider fireplace spaces as well use as basic decorative accents and lighting. Whatever the choice, myriad exhibitors at AmericasMart offer an array of options at multiple price points.