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31st Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

DALLAS – August 22, 2019 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have released the full list of finalists for the 31st Annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, January 10, 2020.

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program in the U.S. honoring top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives in the home industry.

“Congratulations to all of the 31st Annual ARTS Awards finalists,” says Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “These carefully selected finalists represent the utmost creativity, originality and craftsmanship, and we applaud their dedication to our industry. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments in January.”

The finalists will each submit a creative digital presentation to a panel of independent judges. Digital submissions vary based upon category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising, company differentiation examples, or professional information. In November, the judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company submission. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm tabulates and secures the scores until the winners are announced for the first time at the ARTS Awards gala.

“We are pleased to present such an impressive slate of finalists,” says Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a deserving company or individual, and we look forward to honoring and celebrating all of them."

31st Annual ARTS Awards Finalists

Manufacturers –

Accent Furniture:

· Bliss Studio

· Hooker Furniture

· Norwalk Furniture

· Revelation by Uttermost

· Theodore Alexander

 

Area Rugs:

· Jaipur Living

· KAS Rugs

· Nourison

 

Home Accents:

· A&B Home

· Howard Elliott Collection

· John-Richard

· Park Hill Collection

· Zodax

 

Home Textiles:

· Avasa Home

· Kevin O’Brien Studio

· Lacefield Designs

· Lili Alessandra

 

Lamps:

· Adesso

· OLY Studio

· Pacific Coast Lighting

· The Natural Light

· Visual Comfort & Co.

 

Lighting Fixtures:

· Currey & Company

· Hammerton Lighting

· Hubbardton Forge

· Kichler Lighting

· Ro Sham Beaux

 

Outdoor Living:

· Kannoa

· O.W. Lee

· Polywood

· ZUO Modern

 

Tabletop:

· Abigails

· Rosanna

· Tin Parade

 

Wall Décor:

· Benson-Cobb

· Paragon Wall Décor

· Phillips Collection

· Shadow Catchers Art

· Spicher & Company

 

Retailers –

Furniture Store – Multi Store:

· Cantoni – Dallas, Texas

· Mecox Gardens – Southampton, New York

· Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul – Dallas, Texas

· Urban Styles Furniture – Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Furniture Store – Single Store:

· Heather Scott Home & Design – Austin, Texas

· IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Frisco, Texas

· Joyeux Home Décor – San Antonio, Texas

· Lulu’s Furniture & Décor – Denver, Colorado

 

Home Accents Store – East/Atlantic Region:

· Dixon Rye – Atlanta, Georgia

· Michele Varian – New York, New York

· White’s Mercantile – Nashville, Tennessee

 

Home Accents Store – Midwest/Southwest Region:

· Blue Print – Dallas, Texas

· Eclectic Home – New Orleans, Louisiana

· Fleurish Home – Hamilton, Ohio

· The Design Bar – Burr Ridge, Illinois

 

Home Accents Store – West Region:

· Cozy Stylish Chic – Pasadena, California

· Maker and Moss – San Francisco, California

· Pigment – San Diego, California

 

International Retailer:

· Montreal Lighting & Hardware – Mount-Royal, Quebec, Canada

· Ocean Pacific Lighting – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

· Park Lighting & Furniture – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

· Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

Lighting Showroom – East/Atlantic Region:

· Chloe Winston Lighting Design – Norwalk, Connecticut

· Hermitage Lighting – Nashville, Tennessee

· Shades of Light – Richmond, Virginia

 

Lighting Showroom – Midwest/Southwest Region:

· Accent Lighting – Wichita, Kansas

· Ellen Lighting & Hardware – Stafford, Texas

· Idlewood Electric Supply – Highland Park, Illinois

 

Lighting Showroom – West Region:

· Elume Distinctive Lighting – Park City, Utah

· Urban Lighting – San Diego, California

· Western Montana Lighting – Missoula, Montana

 

Sales Representatives –

Sales Representative – East/Atlantic Region:

· Amy Lynn – Life Designs Group

· Orlando Cancel – Ivystone

· Rush Muzekari – Global Views/Studio A Home

 

Sales Representative – Midwest/Southwest Region:

· Dawn Candee – Taylors

· Molly Harris – Molly Harris Sales

· Stacy Coulter – Stacy Coulter and Associates

 

Sales Representative – West Region:

· Andrea Combet – Art & Function

· Heather Jakusz – Heather Jakusz

· Leslie Taglio – Taglio and Co.

· Sally Windnagle – Codarus

 

Interior Designer –

· Joni Vanderslice – J. Banks Design Group

· Maegan Swabb – M. Swabb Interior Design

· Laura Umansky – Laura U Interior Design

· Libby Langdon – Libby Langdon Interiors

· Shayla Copas – Shayla Copas Interiors

 

Product Designer –

· Charles Pavarini III – Pavarini Design

· Clarence Mallari – Currey & Company

· Justina Blakeney – Jungalow by Justina Blakeney

· Ron Henderson – Varaluz

· Sean Lavin – Visual Comfort & Co.

 

Sponsors for the 31st annual ARTS Awards include Aspire Design and Home; Designers Today; D Home; enlightenment; Furniture, Lighting and Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Furnishings Business; Home Furnishings News; Home Textiles Today; the Interior Design Society and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

For more information visit the ARTS Awards website. Keep up-to-date with Dallas Market Center events and happenings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use #ARTSAwards to stay connected.

About ART

ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card, and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available at www.accessoriesresourceteam.org.

About the ARTS Awards

The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 28 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Green, and other specialty honors. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants, and other industry officials. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Current Hall of Fame members are: Arteriors Home, Beatriz Ball, Bella Casa, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Elements at Home, Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, HW Home, Loloi Rugs, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Phillips Collection, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Seasonal Living, and Vietri.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.

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