Industry-Leading Trendspotters to Highlight Innovative Products at Dallas Market Center

Retail buyers and interior designers can hear from 12 StyleEyes trend spotters (three who are locals) and find panel discussions, celebrity guest appearances, product line unveilings, live music, and book signings during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

Style Eyes Industry-Leading Trendspotters to Highlight Innovative Products at Dallas Market Center

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market—a week of events, celebrity guest appearances, educational seminars, product line unveilings, book signings, and trend-spotting from some of the biggest names in home decor—is coming to Dallas Market Center.

In addition to the event lineup, the Dallas Market Center—a wholesale destination for connecting retailers and manufacturers in home décor, gifts, gourmet, housewares, accessories and lighting—will host twelve innovative industry influencers, or “StyleEyes.”

The StyleEyes, the Market Center said, have a global understanding of trends, expertise in the worlds of retail and interior design, industry influence, and a knack for spotting new products on the horizon. Three influencers (Molly Mathias, Moll Anderson, and Emily Johnston Larkin) are from Dallas.

During next week’s market event, held Jan. 16-22, the StyleEyes will be busy scouting the marketplace for standout gift, home décor, lighting, holiday, floral, apparel, and accessory items and sharing them on Instagram with the hashtag #DallasStyleEyes. Selected items will be identified inside market showrooms and temporary booths with special signage.

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To wrap up the week, a panel discussion between the twelve influencers and Kadee Coffman, Dallas Market Center’s vice president of multimedia communications, will be held on Friday, Jan. 8 18 at 2 p.m. at the TM 1 Koi Pond. Retail buyers are invited to gain insights into key 2019 retail trends and products. 

“We are honored to welcome such a prestigious group of influencers to Dallas Market Center,” said Cindy Morris, Dallas Market Center President and CEO, in a statement. “January Total Home & Gift Market represents our largest market of the year, showcasing countless new brands and product launches. These social-savvy StyleEyes are the ideal virtual guides across a marketplace that offers the best selection for retail buyers and designers seeking a diverse mix of lifestyle products for their customers.”

Among the week’s events and exhibitions is ‘Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show,’ the biggest edition of the International Lighting Show in North America. Shoppers can peruse lighting technology, including groundbreaking smart home products, along with what’s new and next in residential lighting. The Market Center is also slated to debut of celebrity and designer collections from Ellen DeGeneres/Generation Lighting, Jeffrey Alan Marks/Progress Lighting, Mark D Sikes/Hudson Valley Lighting, and Martyn Lawrence Bullard/Corbett Lighting.

To see the full lineup of Dallas Total Home & Gift Market events, check out Dallas Market Center online.

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Meet the StyleEyes Trendspotters

Molly Mathias

Co-owner of the popular Magic Hour shop, showcasing vintage and handmade furniture, décor and jewelry in Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff neighborhood, Molly’s wonderful wares have graced the pages of Magnolia Journal, Homebody and D Home magazines. She is also an interior designer and real estate agent.

Moll Anderson

From TV and radio host to interior designer and philanthropist, Moll is a multi-talented creative force. She is an Emmy award-winning reporter, three-time recipient of the Gracie Award and one of Donna Karan’s Women Who Inspire, as well as the best-selling author of five books, including Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color.

Emily Johnston Larkin

Named a D Home Magazine Best Designer five times over, Emily’s interiors have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens and House Beautiful, as well as on the cover of Southern Home. Partnering with brands including One Kings Lane and Whirlpool, she also supporters her community through Dwell with Dignity and Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Corey Damen Jenkins

Honored with Traditional Home’s Rising Star of Design Award, Corey’s residential designs are elegant, inventive and timeless. After expanding into product design with the 2016 launch of Corey Damen Jenkins Exclusively for Leathercraft, his 2018 collection for Hudson Valley Lighting marked the first designer collaboration in the brand’s history.

John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon

The duo behind North Carolina-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage are known for their whimsical use of color and pattern. The Madcaps have been featured in such prestigious publications as InStyle, People and House Beautiful, and they launched their third fabric collection, A Life Well Lived, for Robert Allen @ Home in Spring 2018.

Aviva Stanoff

This celebrated artisan’s accolades include multiple Textile Vendor of the Year awards from ABC Carpet & Home and back-to-back Best of the Best: Textiles honors from ASID. Aviva’s designs are featured in the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons hotels, and her licensing partners include Global Views, Currey & Company and Tiny Prints.

Barrie Livingstone

Combining a unique dual focus—Interior Designer and Realtor—with over 30 years of experience, Barrie’s projects span high-end residential, restaurants and hospitality for such clients as InterContinental Hotels Group and Madarin Oriental Hotels. He is also the author of Interior Design Tips Every Realtor Should Know But Doesn’t.

Jamie Merida

Following the debut of his Bountiful Interiors in 2000 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as a home furnishings store, Jamie soon launched a design studio by popular demand for his traditional-made-modern look. Today, he leads a team of 18 and has also launched the Tidewater Collection for Chelsea House, including furniture, lighting and home accents.

Libby Langdon

An interior designer, product designer and television personality, Libby is fast becoming known for her collections for Crystorama Lighting, NorthCape and KAS Rugs. She is a contributing editor to House Beautiful, author of Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions and a regular expert on NBC’s Today Show and HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style. 

Scot Meacham Wood

Launching his firm in 2001, Scot fast became one of Northern California’s most sought-after interior designers and a frequent feature in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest and Traditional Home. His Scot Meacham Wood Home boutique debuted in 2014, and his product family has grown to include furnishings, accessories, décor and art.

Mary Liz Curtin

With over 35 years of experience in the gift and home industries, Mary Liz is an expert in independent retail and has advised numerous clients including eBay and the Western Home Furnishings Association. She and her husband own Leon & Lulu, a multiple award-winning destination retail store just outside of Detroit.

Sarah Wittenbraker

Mixing an appreciation for tradition with a modern edge, while layering prints, textures and unexpected colors, Sarah creates authentic environments personalized for each client. Based in Austin, Texas, this designer loves any excuse to travel, and has been featured in Domino, Architectural Digest Mexico and Tribeza.

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