Your secret weapon for discovering home décor and home furnishings offerings at AmericasMart.
What’s your role at AmericasMart?
As the Design Services Manager, I help connect designers, specifiers, retailers, home stagers and set designers to the multitude of open year-round showrooms here at the Mart. I help source from every product category including furniture, home décor, rugs, lighting and more. I’m here to help buyers develop a market plan before they arrive, and validate their parking once they do! I hope to introduce designers to showrooms they might not have utilized before. In addition, I also coordinate design-driven events, CEU seminars, panel discussions and workshops. Essentially my role is to help navigate and educate.
What are the strengths you see for our campus and our product lines?
I walk the open year-round floors here at AmericasMart daily; it’s a constant source of discovery, and I’m always finding something new… and something fabulous. Our showroom offerings hit every category and every price point to easily fit any project or client’s need.
What would you like interior designers to know about AmericasMart?
Design begins here. Arrive in style with complimentary valet service at the Peachtree Street entrance, just in front of Hotel Indigo. As you explore the hundreds of open-daily showrooms here on campus and after sourcing your go-to showrooms, know I’m always available as a resource to help connect you to a new resource or help you find that piece that will complete your project needs. We’ve really made it easier than ever to source downtown.
What is your background?
Atlanta has always been home; I started my career in the kitchen and bath industry as a showroom consultant, specializing in specifying fixtures (I’m very excited to see that category moving here to the Mart, now you can truly source your entire project in one location.) When I had the opportunity to join AmericasMart, I was thrilled to continue doing what I do best – help designers solve problems! As I often say, I’m not a designer, but I do speak the language. Designers have the eye for the design; I have the ear. Tell me what you’re looking for and I’ll help you find it.
How can designers get involved with AmericasMart?
Send me photos and descriptions of what project you’re working on and I can help connect you to the showroom that will fit your aesthetic, your business model and your client’s budget. I’m here as a resource to grow your business and deliver solutions for your project needs.
What has been the most interesting product you’ve sourced?
I had a designer whose client was looking for something truly unique and very specific… they were on the hunt for a lighting fixture made from a trumpet! Low and behold, Go Home (Building 1, Floor 15) had it! I was excited to report back my findings and the designer really scored with her client.
Meet Tasha on campus at AmericasMart, Mondays – Fridays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. during non-market times. Schedule an appointment with her today at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about open-year-round sourcing at americasmart.com/year-round.