2019 Dallas Summer Look Book

It is officially show season and we are so excited about seeing everyone at the Dallas, Atlanta, and Las Vegas Markets this summer.

We are proud to showcase our 2019 Summer Looks Books, highlighting trends in the Home & Gift industry and featuring new arrivals and best sellers from each of our showrooms.

2019 Trends

Color, Color, Color: Color influences 50% – 85% of product purchasing decisions. Pretty in Peche, Ellington Blue, Harvest Gold, Sage Advice, and Parchment are color stories we think you should be obsessed with this year and some of our favorite coordinating products too!

 

Welcome to the Jungle: Take a walk on the wild side! This theme is filled with insects, foliage, wild animal inspired products; it has much more to offer than just the bare necessities!

 

Beautiful Boho & Tranquil Tribal: You don’t need to be a spiritual and Gilded Gold seeker or hippie to opt for the beautiful boho and tranquil tribal theme. The simplicity of style and the natural, lively look conveys have made it quite easy to fall in love with. This theme is tranquil, warm, and oh so cozy!

 

Into the Woods: This theme stems from a love of the outdoors. Influenced by natural features and forest animals Into the Woods embodies the notion of cabin living.

 

Nods to Nature: Wood instantly gives warmth to a room, whether it is a piece of furniture, a floor, or home décor piece. Our Nods to Nature theme focuses on product that highlights natural materials. These products are made of wood, natural materials, terracotta, include indoor plants, or plant patterns.

 

Modern Farmhouse: A mix of modern and rustic, this theme is perfect for those who like their southern style polished. I n a Modern Farmhouse, you will find natural or reclaimed materials and an emphasis on simplicity/clean design. A hint of nostalgic charm, blended with a modern touch!

 

Style & Sustainability: Proud to be sustainable. Customers want goods that can be luxurious as well as sustainable and expect companies to have a purpose beyond selling their products. Sustainable products are not just good for business, they are good for the environment, and improves the quality of life for everyone!

 

Brands that give Back: Giving back is not just a tr end we see during holidays; it is tr end we see woven into company culture. When you purchase one of these featured gifts, you are also helping improve livelihoods in under served areas, save an animal, and many more charitable initiatives.

Enjoy our Dallas Look Book!

 

Father’s Day Spending Statistics, Trends, and Products We Love!

The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1920. However, it wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day become a nationwide holiday – falling on the third Sunday in June. This year Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday June 16th.

75% of American’s plan to celebrate Father’s Day this year. While the majority of Father’s Day gifts are gifted to a Father or Stepfather, 28% of Father’s Day gifts are given to husbands, 9% given to sons, and 6% given to brothers.

Total retail sales are projected to be $12 Billion. Gift givers ages 18-34 spend the most on Father’s Day gifts, averaging $159/per person.

Father’s Day gifts range from gift cards to tools to personal care items. We’ve put together 10 gift ideas we love that dad will appreciate and actually use!

1. Ivanhoe 24 Black Camo Duffle Cooler (Corkcile) 2. Dad Hat (Pavilion Gift) 3. Everyday Beer Bottle Opener (Foreside) 4. Copper Mercantile Cocktail Mug (Tag) 5. Beer & Pizza Socks (Pavilion Gift) 6. Bottoms Up Bottle Opener (Grasslands Road) 7. Stanton Triple Server (Pomeroy) 8. Dad the Legend Mug (Pavilion Gift) 9. Walnut Wood Tumbler (Corkcile) 10. Water Bottle Bag Set (Ever Ellis)

 

 

Outdoor Entertaining Trends for 2019

Outdoor living continues to grow in 2019! Homeowners dream of setting up enjoyable spaces outside to maximize perfect summer days. In fact, 21% of Americans plan to purchase casual dinnerware for outdoor use in the next year.

This summer set the devices down and create memories with friends and family. Whether you are into barbecuing, relaxing, or entertaining, setting up and enjoyable outdoor space will help you make the most out of summer!

Here are five outdoor entertaining trends we love for 2019:

1. Natural Neutrals
This year’s outdoor fabrics feature neutral tones from white to dark grey. Simple stripes, Aztec patters, and textured details add depth to this trend. From fabrics to dining, neutral colors are a big trend for 2019.

Shop this look: 1. Fibrestone Malibu Cylinder Pots 2. White VIDA Havana rectangle tray 3. Ivory Veranda Melamine Dinner Plates

2. Tropical Takeaway
Think flamingos, large palms, and anything that reminds you of a tropical vacation. Bright colors are the forefront of this trend – which means your space will be energizing and fun.

Shop this look: 1. Nested Leaf Trays 2.Flamingos Pillow 3. Palm Tree

3. Mix & Match Musts
Neutral colors may be trending, but patterns are as bold as ever! Mix & match your favorite prints for a look that is playful and chick. Think boho – where textures and patterns are brought together without too much care of whether they actually “go together”. Don’t forget to add swing chair or a hammock to complete this look!

Shop this look: 1. Barclay Butera Mykonos Vase 2. Indoor/Outdoor Pillow 3. Cotton Canvas Hammock Chair

4. Light up the Night
When the sun goes down, outdoor lights come into their own. Unique lighting trends have found their way to outdoor living spaces in 2019. Combine unique designs, energy-saving technology, and fun materials to create the perfect mood lighting.

Shop this look: 1. Antique Bronze Vintage Lantern LED String Lights 2. Metal Solar Rustic Lantern 3. Multi Noida Lanterns

5. Sensible Sustainability
Homeowners continue to prioritize green living. Water features are growing in popularity to add tranquil elements to outdoor spaces, masking unwanted sounds. We’ve also seen an increase interest in gardening to grow one own’s food. Check out fun planters for a unique way to fruits and vegetables to your outdoor oasis.

Shop this look: 1. Hairpin Nested Bins 2. Ceramic Etched Planter 3. Tiered Shell Fountain

Now is the perfect time to plan updates to your outdoor living areas! As the seasons turn, you will be ready to enjoy your outdoor living space to the fullest!

Mother’s Day Spending Statistics, Trends, and Products We Love!

Every spring millions of people in the United States flock to retail stores for one simple reason – Mom!

Mother’s Day falls on May 12th this year (the second Sunday in May) and is one of only a handful of holidays that is celebrated internationally. Mother’s Day is the third largest retail holiday in the Untied States, only behind the winter holidays and back-to-school season.

In 2018, 86% of Americans celebrated Mother’s Day and spent an average of $186/per person. Gift givers ages 35-44 spent even more, averaging $224/per person! Total retail sales in 2018 for Mother’s Day were over $23 Billion!

People from every walk of life are looking ways to spoil their beloved mothers and other important female figures (stepmothers, mother-in-laws, wives, sisters, aunts, daughters, and friends) in their lives with cards, flowers, and gifts!

Today’s moms are showered with a wide range of gifts – jewelry, music, books, gardening tools, housewares, clothing, personal services (spa), consumables (brunch, lunch, or dinner)!

1. Rose Gold Tres Volte Necklace
2. Eola Bucket – Rose Quartz
3. Mother Like no other Mug
4. Flying Faith by Lesley Grainger, Canvas Wall Art
5. Tried & True Full Assortment
6. Ryder Earrings – multi-colored
7. Best Mom Ever Floral Stainless Drink Tumbler
8. Volcano Rainbow Watercolor Jar Candle
9. Gold Marta Zip Pouch
10. Canvas Tote Bag- Cool Mom

Discover New Products and Trends

Take a tour through our Atlanta and Las Vegas showrooms with Gifts & Decorative Accessories.

Atlanta | Bldg 2 #1801 & #1605

Las Vegas | Bldg C #696

From Pallets to Perfection!

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Follow Foreside Home & Garden’s set up for the summer show season!

A lot of hard work goes into designing and merchandising a showroom before each show. This is all usually behind the scenes, but we are so excited for all that’s new, we just had to give you a sneak peek!

Watch the video and see us “putting it together for you”!

You can see Foreside Home and Garden and many more fabulous lines in our showrooms this summer!

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For more information or to make an appointment with your rep, visit:

www.ivystone.com/find-a-rep/

A conversation with KC Cunningham

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Take a tour through Napa Home and Garden with KC Cunningham, President and Creative Director. KC shares her inspiration and passion for the many wonderful products and collections from around the world.

Over 1500 new items this season including home, garden, floral, holiday, candles, and apparel!

Be sure to see Napa’s newest category, Spooky Halloween!

Watch the video here >

See What’s Hot At the Las Vegas Gift & Home Market

Twice a year, thousands of retailers and designers come to Las Vegas Market to see what’s new, what’s hot, and to get ahead of trends for the coming seasons.

Plan to attend July 30th-Aug 3rd, 2017 and you will find an incredible array of new resources at the “Fastest-Growing Gift & Home Decor Market in the US!”

The full spectrum of categories are here – general gift, tabletop, lifestyle, housewares, gourmet, seasonal, lighting, furniture, home décor, spa, toy, jewelry, inspirational, textile, vintage, trend, stationery and so much more providing literally thousands of reasons to attend the Las Vegas Market July 30th-Aug 3rd, 2017.

Since its launch in the Summer of 2005, Las Vegas Market has become the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the Western United States. The campus is comprised of three interconnected buildings and a temporary exhibit facility called the Pavilions, encompassing 40 floors and 5 million sq ft.

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Ivystone and CMA have quickly settled into their prime location of 45,000 sq ft, in Building C #696 & #691 . Check out the newest Ivystone Las Vegas Showroom Book Here for amazing products to help your retail store success in 2017/2018!

Make an appointment to work with your Ivystone and CMA sales professional at market or in store now.

11 Tips To Keep Your Retail Business Thriving

There are many ways to make your retail business stand out if you’re willing to rethink the customer experience and get a little innovative. The key is to do something…something bold, different and innovative now. Otherwise, your existing and emerging competitors will act and win the day and the future.

11-trends-in-the-future-of-retail-according-to-brian-solis-12-638The concept of future retail is constantly evolving. But what isn’t evolving as quickly is the understanding and widespread experimentation to bring the future to life today.
“This is an incredible time to see things differently to do things differently. The future requires a new blueprint and we are or can be its architects” states Brian Solis from Altimeter. Mr. Solis gives us an overview of the top trends that retail businesses can use to survive and thrive in today’s environment.

Brian Solis is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, a Prophet company, world renowned keynote speaker, and 7x best-selling author. His latest book, X: Where Business Meets Design, explores the future of brand and customer engagement through experience design. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Invite him to speak at your next event.

Visit Our Nations #1 Product Destination This Summer – Atlanta Market!

AmericasMart Atlanta is the premier product destination in the center of a global crossroads – the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings, apparel, and area rug marketplace.
Launched as the Atlanta Market Center, and later rebranded as AmericasMart Atlanta, the complex ranks first as the world’s largest trade mart/trade show facility with more than seven million square feet of enclosed space.

Inside AmericasMart’s doors you will find more product than anywhere else, with unmatched styles of the latest design on every floor. This foremost collection of home, gift, rug and apparel merchandise is the single-largest in the country and curated from around the globe.

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..And be sure to visit the Ivystone Showrooms, B2 #1801 & 1607 during the show. For a preview of what’s new and exciting click here to view the Ivystone Atlanta Showroom Look Book!