This is a lot to read and I am well aware I have your attention for maybe a minute & a 1/2 but I am including this article to showcase how my photography/photoshop work has helped catch the eye of Home Accents Today Magazine for Decorative Arts!
Decorative Arts is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine
May 16, 2012, Greensboro, N.C. – Vero Beach retailer Decorative Arts has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2012 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. Founded in 2001, the store is located at 1923 Old Dixie Highway and is owned by Debrah Daly.
The businesses selected for the magazine’s Retail Stars list have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities.
“There has never been a tougher time to be an independent retailer, with ongoing competition from chain stores, the increasingly significant role of online retail and the difficult economic climate,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief, Home Accents Today. “The 2012 Retail Stars have taken on these challenges with a combination of clever entrepreneurship, innovation, merchandising, customer service and marketing. We are delighted to recognize these talented merchants, and, as always, encourage everyone to support their own local businesses.”
Home Accents Today editors focused on independent and family-run retailers, specifically those considered specialty, home accent or home furnishings stores. Members of the industry were invited to suggest stores and retailers were encouraged to submit information describing their businesses. The list, now in its eighth year, was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and editors of the publication. A business may be named to the list only one time, resulting in 50 first-time honorees each year.
“Decorative Arts is a great name for this store,” said Retail Editor Susan Dickenson. “Their displays and use of color are really eye-catching, and it looks like someone on staff is a great photographer – a real asset for any retailer involved in social media. The success they’re having with their virtual styling program is also impressive.”
The 50 Retail Stars list, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, is published in the May 2012 issue of Home Accents Today. The 25-year-old publication, based in Greensboro, N.C., is owned by Sandow Media.