Jul 1, 2021
Influencers showcase summer 2021 Atlanta Market finds

Five home décor and lifestyle influencers – with a combined 570,000+ followers – will share their favorite highlights and discoveries from the Summer 2021 Atlanta Market. Valerie Darden of Stafford, Virginia; Brittany Hayes of Monroe, Georgia; Marissa Nelums of Chicago, Illinois; Amy Williams of Waco, Texas; and Ashley Wilson of Logan, Utah will cover the July 13-19, 2021 buying event, using the hashtag #ATLMKT2021 to share their experiences.

“The #ATLMKT2021 influencers enhance Atlanta Market’s trend programming with real-time identification of the products and experiences that are creating an impact at market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief customer and marketing officer for International Marker Centers (IMC). “Attendees can follow along – whether at-market or virtually from anywhere – to share the Summer market experience with these five influential tastemakers.”


Valerie Darden

Valerie Darden of Brexton Cole Interiors is an interior designer whose work has been featured by Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens, MyDomain, The Pioneer Woman Magazine, Washingtonian and The Zoe Report. She has collaborated with multiple furnishings brands including Ballard Designs, Ethan Allen, Oliver Gal Art, Pottery Barn, Rugs.com and more. BrextonColeInteriors.com.

Brittany Hayes

Brittany Hayes of Addison’s Wonderland appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013, after which her social media following soared and her focus turned from bedding designs to her own home remodel and a career in interior design. Her colorful design work has been featured in Atlanta HOME Magazine, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Better Homes & Gardens, Color Magazine, the HGTV DreamHome 2019, HGTV Magazine, Jezebel Magazine (Atlanta), Oprah.com and TheTodayShow.com. AddisonsWonderland.com.

Marissa Nelums

Marissa Nelums has been featured in Architectural Digest, MyDomaine and Tile Bar. She has also collaborated with The Property Brothers: Drew Scott and Jonathon Scott on their design platform, Casaza. GlassHouseInterior.com.

Amy Williams

Amy Williams stages products and creates displays for Findery (Waco, TX). She is a regular contributor to Modern Texas Living and has been featured in Antique Farm House, Reclaim Magazine, Reloved Magazine and Southern Lady Magazine. CuterTudor.com.

Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens, Brit & Co., BuzzFeed, Flea Market Decor Magazine, Fox 13’s The Place, HGTV Magazine and Lonny. AtHomeWithAshley.com.

Social Channels

Atlanta Market’s social media channels – @AmericasMartATL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – document the trends, new products and key moments of the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. In addition to the #ATLMKT2021 influencers, Summer 2021 content highlights include the popular Market Snapshot program showcasing trendsetting new products and bestsellers from market exhibitors, plus a virtual gourmet cooking class with all-star Atlanta chef and restaurateur Kevin Gillespie.

Summer 2021 Atlanta Market runs July 13-19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.

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