The design industry is constantly evolving. As an editor, it’s my job to keep a close watch on what’s popular big and small. Though I’m a big advocate of investing in timeless pieces you love, you can always make small updates based on what’s trending–a new rug can totally transform an entire room. One of the very best places to get a sense of what’s coming down the design pipeline is AmericasMart in Atlanta. It’s here that top brands debut new furniture, home accessories, and even color palettes. (You can learn more about the market itself here.)

When visiting this massive tradeshow, two things are key: an open mind and comfortable shoes. With more than 7 million square feet of space, it’s one of the largest markets to discover what’s new in home, rug, gift, and apparel.

I had the pleasure of spending a few days at the Mart this summer. As I easily logged over 10,000 steps a day, I discovered many new brands that should be on your radar. Check out my favorite finds in the slideshow.