The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show is set for Jan. 12-15 (Temporaries: Jan. 13-15) at AmericasMart in Atlanta. New and expanded showrooms at the January Market, include:Tayse Rugs,opening an 850 sq. ft. permanent showroom in Building 1, 3-E-3; Jaunty Rugs,expanding and relocating from the lobby of Building 1 to Building 1, 5-F-1 with 3,315 sq. ft. of showroom space;Orian,expanding and more than doubling its showroom to 6,500 sq. ft. in Building 1, 6-F-1.

Other expanded and renovated showrooms include: Bashian Carpets,remodeling its showroom in Building 1, 5-F-9;Capa,relocating to Building 1, 5-D-2;Zollanvari Rugs,relocating to Building 1, 5-D-1; andOriental Weavers,located in 3-A-2-12 and C-2-12, exhibiting from remodeled showrooms.

Additionally, AmericasMart will offer l be full array of educational and social activities. They include:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

11 a.m. – Noon
Styling, ‘The Final Layer’
Presented by Interior Stylist Emily Henderson

Join Emily Henderson, the season five champion of HGTV’s Design Star and current host of HGTV’s Secrets From A Stylist, as she demonstrates her styling secrets in three looks. Add the final layer to
any room using a fabulous rug, or build up the look of your room with home accessories. Don’t just decorate your room, Style it!

Building 1, Floor 4


2-6 p.m.
HD HOME Preview PartyEnjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music at this exclusive preview party.

Building 1, Floor 1, Center Hall; Building 2 WestWing, Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen


FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery
The rug and home industry’s exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting.

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1


11 a.m. - noon
Windsor Smith Lifestyles
Presented by interior designer Windsor Smith

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-A-1


3 p.m.
Walk and Talk the Market
Starting in January 2012, the ORRA featured market walk with Phil Menendian will narrow its focus on one or two showrooms. In select showrooms there will be a more specific and lengthy examination of the rugs. To register please send your contact information to orra@orrainc.com. Group to meet at the ORRA booth where the tour will depart.

Building 1, Floor 2 at the ORRA booth


3-4 p.m.
Our Life in Design
Presented by Interior Designers Mary McDonald and Nathan Turner

Join two of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators as they share their stories on how they became some of the best in the business. Listen as these famed decorators discuss interiors, entertaining, party planning and the highs and lows of television celebrity. Book sale and signing to immediately follow.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room


6 p.m.
America’s Magnificent Carpets AwardsRecognizing the newest area rug introductions.

Georgia Aquarium


SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery
The rug and home industry’s exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting.

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1


10-11:30 a.m.
Knot To Be Missed III
Presented by Phil Menendian and a panel of rug appraisers

ORRA continues this program geared toward helping members pass the CRA exam. Phil will focus on a specific group of rugs with which many test takers have had difficulty. Numerous pieces will be examined and discussed by Phil and a panel of experts. To register please send your contact information to orraarnold@verizon.net.

Building 1, Floor 4 Room 4-G-7


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Patina Style: Experiencing Design in Person and Online
Presented by Steve and Brooke Giannetti of Velvet & Linen
Sponsored by VERANDA


Join husband and wife design duo Steve and Brooke Giannetti for a conversation about the evolution of their design philosophy, the process of translating decor for readers, and a discussion of new technology--including their popular blog and distinct photographic work--as a way to share a design experience. Book sale and signing to follow.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room


11 a.m.- Noon
Designs to Inspire
Presented by Sullivans Showroom

Featuring the latest trends in color, product and design techniques from Marc Bass, AIFD. Designs will be sure to capture your imagination and promote your holiday sales. Light lunch to follow seminar.

Building 1, Floor 19, Seminar Room 19-A-23


3-4 p.m.
Daily Design: How the Everyday Inspirations from Blogs Change the Industry
Presented by Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy and Christiane Lemieux of DwellStudio

Join us as we hear from the nation’s most successful and well-known design bloggers. They will bring their thoughts and business ideas on how to harness the sometimes overwhelming amount of inspiration floating around the World Wide Web. Listen as they discuss how you can capitalize on the success of blogs, tips on getting published on a blog and the instant increase it can bring to your design business. Book sale, signing and cocktail meet & greet party to immediately follow.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room


SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

9 a.m.-Noon
Museum of Introductions (MOI) GalleryThe rug and home industry’s exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting.

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1