Influencers to share Atlanta Market finds

ATLANTA – Five home décor and lifestyle influencers – with a combined 300,000-plus followers – will showcase favorite moments and finds from Atlanta Market in a new program launching at the winter 2021 show. Kassina Folstad of St. Paul, Minn. (@hellonorden); Carla Hayden of Atlanta, (@itscarlabethany); Lori Paranjape of Nashville, Tenn. (@mrsparanjape); Samantha Regan of Geneva, Ill. (@shiningondesign), and Nina Williams of Waukee, Ia. (@ninawilliamsblog) will cover the January 12-19, 2021 buying event, using the hashtag #ATLMKT2021 to share their experiences.

“The #ATLMKT2021 influencers further expand Atlanta Market’s trend programming with real-time identification of the product and experiences making an impact at market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers (IMC) chief customer and marketing officer. “Buyers are encouraged to follow along – whether at-market or from afar – to experience the market through these five tastemakers.”

Kassina Folstad is designer, potter and owner of Hello Norden, an interior and architectural design and vintage shop known for defining Northern style.

Carla Hayden is a blogger with a love of color, home decor and interior design who has been featured by HGTV Handmade Home and Origin

Lori Paranjape is an interior designer whose work has appeared in Architectural DigestDomino MagazineHouse Beautiful and Traditional

Samantha Regan is a blogger sharing the latest interior design trends, her favorite shopping resources and updates from her life and home.

Nina Williams is a designer, photographer and blogger who is a two-time Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker and HGTV Facebook Live presenter.

Atlanta Market’s social media channels – @AmericasMartATL on FacebookInstagram and Twitter – will document the trends, new products and key moments of the market. In addition to the #ATLMKT2021 influencers, winter 2021 content highlights include 40 Market Snapshot finalists with trendsetting new products and best sellers from market exhibitors and a new series demonstrating introductions from gourmet foods and housewares exhibitors.

Atlanta Market houses the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, and it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Winter 2021 Atlanta Market runs January 12-19, 2021. Attendees must register for one of two sessions and follow IMC’s Together Safely protocols including the use of PPE and temperature checks. Additional information is available at

Jennifer Bringle

Jennifer Bringle is the executive editor of Casual News Now. She has served as editor-in-chief of Casual Living, the leading trade publication covering the outdoor furnishings and accessories industry. She also served as managing editor of Designers Today, a trade publication focused on the interior design community. Prior to that, she served as editor-in-chief of Kids Today magazine, the leading trade publication of the infant and juvenile home furnishings and accessories industry. Jennifer also has been featured on Good Morning America, The Plum and the Associated Press.  Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.A. in mass communication with a minor in journalism.

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