To Market To Market…..

July 11, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Entry of the Dallas World Trade Center

Entry of the Dallas World Trade Center

It’s Market time in America, so I thought I would take this opportunity to explain exactly what Market is to people who have never been or heard of it.  Market is when retailers, designers and decorators from all over converge on major cities where Market Centers are located.  Here in the USA we have major markets in Dallas, Atlanta, NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas.  There are smaller market centers located in other cities as well.

Markets are divided into different categories and occur at different times.  For example, major Home and Gift Markets occur twice a year, usually in January or early February and again in late June and July.  At the Home and Gift Markets you can see anything and everything you can possibly think of you might need to decorate your home or office as well as Holiday decor for all the major holidays. There are major clothing and accessory markets, usually occurring within a couple of weeks of the Home and Gift Markets.

When I was in retail we would attend Market in Dallas because it was close and convenient and also in Atlanta, with the thinking being that we would see some different merchandise in Atlanta than was being offered in Dallas.  I’m still hoping in the near future to attend the Markets both in NYC and Las Vegas.

Now that I’m out of the retail game and focusing on design work and blogging I mainly go to Market when I’m needing certain items for a client job or for some inspiration.  Of course I also go when I need to order holiday merchandise for client’s homes or offices, whether we’re sprucing up to what they already have or changing it up and doing a whole new look for their holidays.

I recently went to Dallas for a couple of days to see what was new, gather pictures to show clients and to get inspired. Here are some pictures I took of great looking merchandise in the Dallas World Trade Center. ENJOY!!!

Yes please, wrap it up and take it home

Yes please, wrap it up and take it home from Cyan

This chandelier gives you the look of Venetian glass for a lot less of the price, from Cyan

This chandelier from Cyan gives you the look of Venetian glass for a lot less money

Loved these lanterns, thinking I would like these over a kitchen island

Love these lanterns, I think they would be great over a kitchen island

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The Cyan showroom was divided up into different colors

The Cyan showroom was divided up into different blocks of color

Great lamps and shades, there's our blue/green from Tuesday's post

Great looking lamps and shades, there’s our blue/green combo from an earlier post

Tabulous painted pieces

Tabulous painted pieces

Mirrored furniture is still really hot, great way to get some sparkle in a room

Mirrored furniture is still hot, great way to get some sparkle in a room

Loving this elegant silver frame for a certain client, love the mixing of glamorous silver on the branch look frame (as you can see Mom went along for the fun)

Loving this elegant silver framed mirror for a certain client, great mix of glamorous silver on the branch look frame. (As you can see, mom went along for the fun)

 

Countdown the days to Christmas with this great clock from Katherine's Collection

Count down the days until Christmas with this great clock from Katherine’s Collection

Mr. and Mrs. Claus to brighten any holiday display

Mr. and Mrs. Claus to brighten up any holiday display

For all you Chi Omegas and Owl lovers out there

For all you Chi Omegas and Owl lovers out there

Loved this guy from Katherine's Collection

Loved this guy from Katherine’s Collection

A sassy scarecrow from Katherine's

A sassy scarecrow from Katherine’s

A Tabulous Turkey for your table from Katherine's Collection

A Tabulous Turkey for your table from Katherine’s Collection

K&K Interiors also has awesome accessories and jewelry

K&K Interiors has awesome accessories and jewelry

Market is pretty much always looking a year ahead so this is when they premiered all the decor for Spring 2015.

Market is pretty much always looking a year ahead, so this is when they premiered all the new holiday decor for Spring 2015

From K&K Interiors you get the vintage feel of this foil wrapped bunny (sorry, no chocolate here though)

From K&K Interiors you get the vintage feel of this foil wrapped bunny (sorry, no chocolate though)

It's hard to get an idea on these guys' true size, the bunny on the right is about 4 foot tall.  Awesome from K&K Interiors

It’s hard to get an idea on these guy’s true size. The bunny on the right is about 4 feet tall, awesome from K&K Interiors

Just a little over 5 months 'til Christmas........ I'm just sayin'.

Just a little over 5 months until Christmas…….I’m just sayin’

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