Hilary Farr readies for off-screen debut

HGTV designer celeb Hilary Farr is underway in her off-screen efforts to expand her brand into the home furnishings arena.

After several months of research, the star of “Love It or List It” has partnered with five licensees to create the Hilary Farr Designs Collection for the home. She is working with licensing agency All American Licensing to build her home collection.

The launch is set for October during High Point Market.

The licensees are:

  • Braxton Culler Inc. for indoor and outdoor furniture, including living, dining, and bed room and patio furniture
  • Covington Fabric + Design for upholstery fabrics
  • Grandview Gallery for lighting
  • AB Home Inc. for room décor and accessories
  • Kaleen Rugs for area rugs, both indoor and outdoor qualities

“We are excited to partner with these brands,” Farr told Furntiure Today. “They are great anchors to getting our brand and designs out in the marketplace. I am already working closely with them to have the first line ready for October market.”

Kaleen Senior Vice President Blake Dennard said, “The main reason we are very interested in working with Hilary is her willingness to work on the product with us, directly.

“She is very hands-on as far as what we are going to make for the collection. She understands her customer, and she gets the color sense of the equation and what [her customer] is looking for, pattern-wise. We were looking for a real partnership, and we have found that with Hilary.”

Farr said that for this new endeavor, she is “digging deeper to reveal another layer” of her Hilary Farr Designs interior decorating and design firm.

“I’m taking my design imprint to the next level,” she explained.

That includes home textiles “that have a sense of vintage but are reimagined for today.”

And looks drawn from nature “because that is what inspires me, truly.”

Farr continued: “I am an outdoor person. I love all the flora and fauna. I haven’t met an animal I didn’t like, including creepy crawlies.”

Geometrics will also be represented as well an updated chinoiserie looks across the collection’s portfolio of designs.

“My collection will be about what speaks to me personally and what I love,” Farr said. “It will be something more personal and from what I see resonates with my clients. The collection will present a softer, gentler way of looking at your home.”

All American Licensing Brokers A Major Rug Deal for Jennifer Adams

Orian Rugs is gearing up for the debut of its first area rug collection developed with a designer partner.Home décor and bedding designer Jennifer Adams has joined forces with the domestic area rug manufacturer for a new licensed collection of rugs tailor-made to coordinate with her lifestyle brand.

The initial offering is a 32-mm, super-soft collection made of space-dyed polyester fiber. It comes in 20 designers inspired by Adams’ signature Southern California style.

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Coming out of this year’s International Licensing Expo, All-American Licensing and Management Group (AALMG), a licensing powerhouse formed by a group of top industry executives and represents select organizations, ranging from establishments like the Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and the Bellagio Hotel and Resort, to personalities like designer Jennifer Adams and TV’s longest running hunting and fishing show, The American Outdoorsman, announced the signing of PoloGear® to that exclusive roster. This partnership will take the PoloGear® brand to the mainstream level in North America.

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LAS VEGAS — Designer and lifestyle expert Jennifer Adams says that even before she designed her own rugs with Jaipur, the manufacturer was always one of her favorite companies. “I already had Jaipur area rugs in my home,” Adams said. “When I was looking to build my home collection, I needed a great manufacturing partner that I respect. I respect Jaipur because they have such an amazing foundation that helps the women in India and their families get out of poverty. The moment I met the Chaudhary family, it was the most amazing experience. (Founder N.K. Chaudhary) said if it’s from the heart, it’s meant to be and this whole collection has been from the heart, every step of the way.”

Adams, who is a regular on “The Better Show” and has a number of home accessories products ranging from top-of-bed to designer fabric, was in Jaipur’s Las Vegas showroom during the July 27-31 market for the official launch of pillows, poufs and rugs from her Jennifer Adams Home brand. [Read More]

 

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The Jennifer Adams Home brand is taking some big strides this year, and it’s all about teamwork and a dedicated group of licensee partners brought on by AALMG..  [Read More…]

 

 

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All American Licensing & Management Group (AALMG) announced an expansion of their partnership with MGM Resorts International, with the signing of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to develop a comprehensive, entertainment-driven licensing program. AALMG’s focus will be on delivering best-in-class licensees that will position the MGM Grand as “The Entertainment Authority” with a branded line-up of products ranging from fashion, swimwear and club apparel, to music-related accessories, home products and furniture.

 

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All American Licensing & Management Group (AALMG) announced the signing of Dog For Dog, to develop a comprehensive line of pet products that incorporate the Company’s mission of buy-one give one-one model.

Currently, for every bag of it’s DOGS FOOD or DOGS TREATS a customer buys, Dog for Dog will donate a like bag of food or treats to the local shelter or humane society. For the new licensed products, AALMG will expand the brand’s 1:1 mission to an even greater platform.

At this year’s International Global Pet Expo, Dog for Dog won “Best New Product” for its DOGS FOOD – a first for a dog food company in almost ten years. “Winning ‘Best Product’ at the Global Pet Expo this Spring further validated that there is a strong need to help dogs in need and that our customers want to be a part of the solution. Our supporters can feel great when they purchase brand because they know that they are providing premium, healthy products for their pets, while they are also helping feed dogs that are in shelters,” said Rocky Kanaka, President of DOG for DOG.

Passionate investors and supporters of the company include Snoop Dogg, Chelsea Handler and Michael Buble and New York Knick’s Amar’e Stoudemire. The DOG for DOG team and supporters are also developing a Reality-TV series based on the Dog for Dog concept, which can be described as Extreme Home Makeover for struggling rescue shelters across America.

Scott Ragan, DOG for DOG CEO shared “ We are excited to be working with Michael, Tim and the AALMG team. They bring a wealth of experience to helping expand and grow brands through unique and compelling licensing arrangements. We are also very excited about their real passion for the pet industry and our 1-1 Mission to help dogs in need through reshaping the rescue landscape. As a team, AALMG will help DOG for DOG make an even bigger, and more positive impact.”

Michael Gottsegen, Co-Founding Partner at AALMG, commented, “DOG for DOG is a movement that people want to be involved in because they want to help dogs in need. We’re excited to be working with Dog for Dog, in a short time, Dog for Dog has become one of the hottest dog food companies around, known not just for their great quality food, but their passionate efforts to provide for dogs and shelter’s in need.”

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All American Licensing & Management Group (AALMG) announced the signing of The Christmas Wish, by Lori Evert and photographer Per Breiehagen and published by Random House. Already an instant classic, The Christmas Wish is a New York Times Bestseller.

AALMG plans to develop a comprehensive line of seasonal products from gifts, novelties, figurines, ornaments and candy to linens, apparel and outdoor items. Additionally, the parties plan to simultaneously work on licensing plans for the next editions of the franchise, The Tiny Wish and The Reindeer’s Wish.

In the tradition of The Snowman, Narnia and The Polar Express, this magical Nordic tale is filled with extraordinary photographs that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. Currently, the book is being readied for a live action theatrical release in 2015.
The story takes place long ago and focuses on a brave little girl named Anja, who wishes to be one of Santa’s elves. She leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals’ help Anja make her way to Santa.

Michael Gottsegen, co-founding partner at AALMG, commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with Lori and Per; the Christmas Wish is one of those wonderfully magical classics that will be loved and savored year after year.”

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Jennifer Adams featured Cover Story in “The Costco Connection”,  March 2014 Cover (circulation  8.6 million recipients).   Home designer, television personality, author and Costco supplier, Jennifer Adams’ lofty success sprang from humble settings.

 

JENNIFER ADAMS WORLDWIDE CLEANING PRODUCTS

Former housekeeper turned celebrity interior designer and TV personality Jennifer Adams has teamed up with Fizzion to develop a line of home cleaning products.

The Whole House Cleaning Solution line will launch this spring and joins other products in the Jennifer Adams Worldwide repertoire, which also includes bedding, fabrics, furniture, pet beds and accessories, apparel and area rugs.