A First Timer Deco-Zone Experience
I am not a high end designer with years of experience and I stay pretty safe within the realm of neutral colors that I know can match. Sandra Racz told me about The DECO-Zone, an event held during Atlanta’s AmericasMart with speakers sharing information on Trends, Drapes, Florals,…the list went on and on. I thought this could be fun learning from top designers, meeting new people and shopping the Mart. It wasn’t great timing with my family’s summer schedule and I was nervous about my level of expertise but I made the decision to sign up. The first day of The DECO-Zone, toss in the fact I got lost, I walked in frazzled but I sat with some awesome Ladies ( all at different levels of experience and fields of interest). One of the first speakers, JoAnne Lenart-Weary was engaging and funny before I realized it I was relaxed and learning which colors I should add to my own home and the colors weren’t neutral. During breaks I mingled with smart women who ran businesses and wanted to gather as much knowledge I did. There were Vendors and products I had never heard of and a step-by-step guide to shopping the largest wholesale market. Let me tell you, AmericasMart is three huge buildings with 20+ floors and it can be overwhelming. The tips of how and where to shop made it easier.
I had a wonderful time and most of all, I learned, meet wonderful people and gained mentors for life! All the design elements that I learned I brought back to my own home and made it pop. I would recommend The DECO-Zone to anyone no matter your business type or skill level. Check out www.thedecozone.com
- Kate Brackeen