Americas Mart

Do you ever wonder where we find all of our amazing pieces? Our website contains more than 20,000 gorgeous items that are designer approved. Designer approved means that our most knowledgeable designer, Erika Benfield hand picks each and every one of the items found in our two retail locations as well as our brand new website. Although the website does not carry every brand we sell- they are a select few designer approved brands that allow us to service customers across the nation. Staying ahead of the trends our designers’ find accessories and furnishings that you, the client would approve and fall in love with.

FLQ designers travel across the USA visiting home shows and markets to view new arrivals.
This weekend, our interior designers attended The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, also known as AmericasMart Atlanta. Recognized internationally as the leading gift, home decor, and area rug market open to 93,000 attendees. It is here where we get inspired, keep up with the latest trends and pick only the best pieces for you. The best for the best!

Emporium Home

While browsing through the hundreds of vendors in the market, we noticed several trends repeating throughout and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Ombre, the dipped effect is still being used in pillows, vases, wallpaper, and more! No we’re not talking about chocolate, ice cream or fondue; we’re talking about furniture and accessories. The effect looks as if the item has been dipped in a different color to create a beautiful contrasting/color blocking result. This effect is also created using items such as vellum and agate stones to accent furniture pieces such as bar carts, chandelier, cabinets and more! Items such as lamp shades, chairs, plant pots and dressers also had the dipped effect. To view more examples check out our Instagram account at @DESIGNDIVA124 or #dippedfurniture


Glass table top items from unique vendors such as Global Views, Arteriors Home, Uttermost, and Elk have a carved texture that is hand chiseled. We have purchased a few pieces earlier this year but now see it in a variety of items such as vases and lamps. Gorgeous hand chiseled vases and lamps in lime green, blue, gray and orange colors. Coming in just in time for spring are some fun and unique arrivals for this hand chiseled collection.

Vases Vases

Area rugs are being made to look antique on purpose? Machine made and power loomed with polypropylene and polyester- very soft to the touch! They provide the aged look without compromising quality and easy on the eyes price point. We picked over 50 new rugs from Loloi and you’ll be able to see them all in our Lake Mary location at Florida Living Quarters early this spring.

Area Rugs

As you can see Florida Living Quarters is deeply passionate about every aspect of design. We educate ourselves with everything that there is to know in the field to make sure we provide superlative service to our clients. Come visit us at Chachkies located in the Artegon Mall on International Drive Orlando and Florida Living Quarters for Interior Design services at the Lake Mary location on 4th Street. Stop in to view quality picks for this season and then stop by again to see our spring collection handpicked from the AmericasMart Atlanta market by our top designer. You’re going to love it!
Written by: Margarita Tavera 01/13/15

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