Direct from Atlanta Market: Trend Spotting at AmericasMart
  • 8ol
    Geometric vases and animals in matte white from 8 Oak Lane have a hint of origami design with the depth of distinct angles.
  • freshie
    Trapezoid and geode shapes complement circles and triangles in several metal finishes on jewelry from Freshie & Zero.
  • melrose
    Diamond-shaped hanging pendants in various finishes are trending for indoor and outdoor use as both plant and candle holders, as shown from Melrose International.
  • mudpuppy
    Geometry begins at an early age with books about shapes and design pattern construction kits inspired by museums and architecture from Mudpuppy.
  • designideas
    By slicing cross sections of tree branches that would otherwise be burned, Design Ideas configures the slices into table runners, coasters and doormats. Mixing well with many table themes, the wood accents add warmth to casual and modern decor.
  • natcur
    Watch for tree trunk cross-sections to show up on everything from display risers to place setting chargers and increasingly on large and small wall art pieces, like this 11 inch art panel at Natural Curiosities.
  • regency
    Faux bois, printed wood grain patterns and simulated tree bark prints are trending on textiles, scarves and decorative ribbons, as shown from Regency International.
  • tripar
    Add a natural touch to store displays with bark stumps and riser sets. This visual merchandising trend will not be short-lived, so investing in a few good props is worth the expense. These wooden risers from Tripar International are open at the bottom allowing you to use them as containers as well.
  • knock
    Move over, coloring books! Paint by number is back in a postcard version from Knock Knock. With themes of sweets and desktop fun, the trend of non-tech, unplugged time just got more colorful.
  • ganz
    A brand new collectible for the toy market, Ganz Silly Scoops sets are two in one, as a second toy is hidden within. Buyers are encouraged to scoop ‘em all up!
  • janemarie
    Sherbet colors in products and packaging themes in the kids division of Jane Marie.
  • jinglenog
    Gourmet popsicles may trending on the streets of New York, but Jingle Nog chose a whimsical style for the mouth-blown glass, hand-painted ice cream bar ornament with glitter sprinkles.
  • twosco
    Gold isn’t going anywhere, especially at Two’s Company.
  • bb
    Traditional pieces are a timeless investment at Beatriz Ball.
  • cco
    These mermaid and octopus wall racks from Creative Co-op are a colorful adornment for the home.
  • bccl
    Decorative whales, such as this one from Beachcombers Coastal Life, offer a wink and a nudge at coastal decor without being overt.
  • pbk
    Tongue-in-cheek signs, like this one from Primitives by Kathy, have broad appeal.
  • moonlola
    Personalization is majorly trending, especially with vinyl applications, shown here just as Moon & Lola has mastered year after year.
  • beaucoupdesigns
    Mixing pearls with materials such as canvas and leather are growing in popularity, such as these necklaces from Beaucoup Designs.
  • bops
    Freshwater pearl bracelets from Bops are made for stacking.
  • chickieboom
    ChickeeBoom transforms freshwater pearls into a Western style.
  • elly
    Elly by Mad Style showcases pearls in a display that encourages layering.
  • studiom
    Studio M highlighted their Seas the Day and Merriment lines with an stunning mermaid-themed display.
  • midwestcbk
    Midwest CBK urges retailers to mimic their ornament displays in their own stores.
  • 2sco
    Two's Company fully embraced the mermaid and whale trend with a round table display at their showroom in Atlanta.
  • abf
    Lighted signs are gaining traction, as seen with this snowman from A&B Floral.
  • demdaco
    Traditional red and green is seeing an uptick, says Demdaco.
  • jackblack
    Jack Black has proven that men’s grooming products are here to stay.
Check out these trends we spotted at AmericasMart for the 2017 winter market.
Posted: January 19, 2017