3 Don't-Miss Trends from the Atlanta Market

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Here we are reporting live from the AmericasMart Market in Atlanta after three days of inspiration galore, meeting the best of the best designers and reps — and stocking up on the most beautiful decor for our House of Nomad SHOP! Stay tuned for when all the market decor hits the shop!

The inspiration at AmericasMart Market is endless, room after room of things we saw and wanted to bring back — but here are the three trends we settled on as our favorite.

1. Cane Is Back

No longer just a style of the past, cane-style chairs, accesories and even tables are showstoppers in many of the design showrooms.

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2. Less Glam: More Natural

From rattan and glass beads to hand-woven textiles and baskets to leather chandeliers, all things NATURAL was everywhere in Atlanta. We’re huge fans of this organic look!

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3. Black and White is Here to Stay!

And we aren’t one bit upset about that!

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Magic Carpets

Here at HON we do have favorites when it comes to the design process! We absolutely LOVE picking out rugs for our clients. Time and time again we are reminded how important it is in order to bring the entire space together. It always helps ground the space and adds interest to the overall look.

We love to keep a nice neutral palette and then have some FUN with rugs and textiles. They add so much warmth and texture that it is hard sometimes for us to picture a room without one! If a large rug scares you for either price or cleanability try out a runner here or there. Or look for the amazing selection of indoor/outdoor rugs that are out there now!

Our rug designers are always adding new beautiful creations to their line so it was hard to select just a few to share! These rugs really are magic!

Click on the images below to find out who designs it and where to purchase! 


Natural Rugs 101

Are you looking to add more texture to your space? Create a more organic feel to your home? Or maybe you need a rug that is natural enough to work with your existing furniture but is not a snooze fest? You are all in luck! Here at HON we are obsessed with natural rugs... What do we mean by natural? Any rug that is made from a natural fiber i.e. seagrass, bamboo, jute, sisal!

We love to use these versatile rugs in our designs and even in our own homes... think durability and a chic look all rolled into one. But what about cleaning these natural beauties?

Here are our tips:

Sisal Rugs: The first thing to know is that you do not want to get the rug anymore wet... even though these guys are super durable they do not want to get wet. It can cause shrinkage and/or a mildew scent. Blot the spot and remove any food etc. from it first and then use a natural solvent to mist on the spot. Here is a link with the solvent options (most involve vinegar or a gentle dish soap and water). https://www.sisalcarpet.com/viewcategory.php?tag=cleaning-tips

Jute Rugs: 

  1.  Dab with a white cloth dampened with club soda to neutralize the spill and remove any possible stain.
  2. Let dry. Many times the stain disappears. If not, try cleaning with a cloth dampened with mild soap, or use our Sisal Life Cleaner. Dry immediately with a hairdryer or fan.
  3. Host Dry Cleaner Kit Method – you can also use the Host Dry Cleaner to spot clean. Shake HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner onto the spill until covered.

The great thing is the Host Dry Cleaner Kit Method works on most of the natural rugs from jute to seagrass! 

We have a few favorite rugs and go-to sources that we love and want to share those with you guys! Below you will find some beautiful natural rug options... click on the images to find where to purchase. 


Keep it Classic with Black & White

The classic black and white combo brings instant style and sophistication to any space! We love adding touches of this with pillows, ottomans, and most recent anything with a black and white bone inlay!! Sneak peak into a recent purchase of mine- CB2's Taylor Bone Inlay table  (this time I get to be the client) for my Master bedroom!

Moving on to some full on rooms with this stunning combo-- we have found living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and even outdoor patios! We selected our personal favorites that all get the HON approval. The best thing about this combo is that you can use almost any color for a pop of something bright and unexpected: pink- coral- indigo-gold-mustard-green (especially emerald) This can help warm up the space and add a little variety to the overall look!

If you would like to incorporate just a few items see our picks for black and white furniture, artwork, decor and pillows!