After our last professional Christmas takedown, we headed to Dallas Market Center to shop for the best of the best for our new 2017 Clients and recurring projects. We visit with our vendors and see the top trends that they’ve predicted, test the quality of anything we would bring into our client’s homes and businesses in person, and get tons of inspiration for what we want to design in the new year!
Each member of our team that comes to the Dallas Market Center plays a crucial role. Linda, Heather, and Todd are inspired by design displays, new product, and upcoming trends. Our style evolves every year and stays fresh through our intake of new design ideas at the Dallas Christmas Market.
Our leaders of the installation team play an important role at Market as well. Along with design inspiration, the quality of the greenery, trees, and ornaments are of utmost importance to us because we’re selling them to our clients in their professional Christmas interior design plan. Karen, who has been organizing and installing Christmas Decor in Dallas homes with Baker Design Group for almost five years, assists in testing items we’re considering buying to make sure that they are the best for our clients!
Heather browses the mix of inspirational displays and individual items for purchase, crafting potential designs for 2017. Knowing the stand-out pieces that were the cherry on top, as well as filler pieces that blended harmoniously in client garlands and trees in 2016, Heather has the design and client expertise that helps us choose what to purchase for the upcoming year.
Our entire team works with our vendor reps to ask about reviews on products and to bounce ideas off of each other.
We search through hundreds of Christmas trees, asking the expert reps about reviews on every aspect of the trees. It is so helpful for us to choose the best for our clients by seeing and touching the trees in person!
Linda looks at measurements and specs of a particular tree. With over 25 years in the permanent floral industry, Linda knows quality and pricing!
Side note from our Curate Florals website; here’s a little business history for you!
In 1991, Linda founded a company called The Creative Branch, which launched her first venture into designing high-end florals and permanent tree replication. Her realistic design work with florals and plants led to a new idiom – permanent interiorscape and was sold to prestigious clients such as The Hyatt Regency; The Four Seasons; The Woodland Resorts; Methodist Hospital; Ethan Allan; and EXPO Designs; among her many commercial and interior design trade consumers. The authentic and life-like work with permanent interiorscape won her company the much sought after bid at the four diamond Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in Galveston.
See what I mean when I say that Linda knows quality and pricing of any type of tree and plant in the industry?
Floral designer Todd gave his insight about what products he could work with to enhance designs to create unique centerpieces and Christmas arrangements.
At the end of the day, we do a lot of work at Market but we also have fun!