May 23, 2014 • Courtney Coon
5 Beautiful Booths at National Stationery Show
Wow — what an adventure!
I had the pleasure of attending my first-ever National Stationery Show this year. And while I was there, I walked the floor with Mindy Lockard, of The Gracious Girl, filming for the #KENROcam. We’ve been busy, to say the least, but we’ve had so much fun getting to know the industry and the fabulous people that support it.
Between hours of filming and editing, I put together a list of “5 Beautiful Booths” that appealed to all of my senses — and added a little extra at the end. Enjoy!
I’m a sucker for Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner, but much to my surprise, I was even more attracted to her booth. It was simple and elegant and had a pop of color in all the right places. And she’s a sweetheart — I met her while filming for the #KENROcam. To top it all off, she won a Best New Product award! Congrats, Emily!
As I stated above, I looked for booths that appealed to all of my senses. When I came across We to Me, it wasn’t about what I saw — although they did have a beautiful space — it was about what I heard. The people at We to Me are so incredibly passionate about their cause that I couldn’t help but fall in love. (If you’re interested in learning more, visit their website. It really is wonderful.)
Can you say classy? The National Stationery Show floor was filled with numerous booths of bright colors, so when I walked past Ink and Ivory’s booth, it was a glorious change. The dark walls were elegant and inviting and the red accents were very stratigically placed. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Everything about Anna Griffin is beautiful, so I wasn’t surprised that her booth made it into my top five. The floral pattern on the outside matched the products on the inside, and the color panel was downright gorgeous. Gold will never get old. Not to mention, her booth made a fabulous backdrop for the #KENROcam.
Hello, Kate Spade! Where have you been all my life? I must admit, the Lifeguard Press booth was a little overwhelming at first — only because there was so much to see and I had so little time — but it showcased the different product lines with such grace. Each space had a different theme much like each line has a different feel. Bravo, ladies!
And one to grow on:
I may be a little biased, but I thought the Stationery Trends booth was quite beautiful this year. Not only because of the design or layout, but because of the Trendy Awards finalists and winners that filled the space. Having so many fabulous products in one space was to-die-for.