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Portman White at AmericasMart Atlanta, GA

Celebrating an Icon of Design

John C. Portman, Jr.

This July, REstyleSOURCE is proud to partner with AmericasMart to celebrate the unique aesthetic of its Chairman and founder, famed architect and developer John C. Portman, Jr., with a Portman White design exhibition and party during the 2015 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. Portman has served as chairman of the board, chief executive officer and director of AmericasMart, the world’s largest trade mart, since founding the company in 1957.

The Portman White Vignette Gallery–named in honor of the chairman’s signature Sherwin-Williams paint color, Portman White SW-PW240–will be presented in collaboration with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, Sherwin-Williams and AmericasMart, and will be unveiled at the July Market.

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Kerry Howard and Michelle Workman making their selections

What is Portman White?

Portman White is a simple white with two dashes of red.

Paint BrushA common theme throughout Portman’s impressive body of work, the signature color is frequently requested from Sherwin-Williams stores by designers and architects looking to emulate the visionary’s distinct style, asking for “Portman’s White.” Now available through the Sherwin-Williams color database, designers across the nation can now pay homage to the designer by requesting his Portman White at any of their retail locations.

Clean, classic white is always in style at AmericasMart Atlanta

The Portman White Vignette Gallery will feature the work of  seven acclaimed interior designers: Brian Patrick Flynn, Michelle Workman, Stan Topol, Michel Boyd, Niki Papadopoulos, Kristin Alber and Kerry Howard. Each designer began with a blank 10 foot-by-10 foot vignette painted Portman White, as well as access to the vast array of products from AmericasMart showrooms, and the charge to use their personal design aesthetics to pay tribute to the chairman’s work in a high-impact way.

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One of Portman’s iconic designs; Stan Topol, who will be participating in the challenge

Click below to see more from these designers…and don’t miss our individual Designer Spotlights, coming soon!

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Shopping at AmericasMart with Kerry Howard

REstyleSOURCE will also be on the scene at the July market, creating Portman White-inspired displays in the lobbies of both buildings showcasing key trends in home and design products, as well as the best-of-the-best in entertaining, outdoor and lifestyle merchandise. These displays will be available for viewing throughout Market, and will remain on exhibit in the months thereafter. A “White Party,” celebrating the participating interior designers and Portman’s legacy, will be open to all market attendees and will take place on Friday, July 10.

“The Portman White Vignette Gallery will be an exciting part of the July Market…it is an amazing tribute to [John C. Portman, Jr.], an amazing man – using product from the design center he created to celebrate his signature style.”

— Mark Furlet, senior vice president of Leasing for AmericasMart’s HOME Collection

Want to follow along at home? Check REstyleSOURCE starting Monday, June 8 for our upcoming series of Designer Spotlights to get to know all seven designers--and their signature styles–a little better, and make sure to watch for the big reveal of the Portman White Vignettes in July!

Atlanta, GA


AmericasMart Atlanta is the premier product destination in the center of a global crossroads — the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings, apparel, and area rug marketplace. Launched as the Atlanta Market Center, and later rebranded as AmericasMart Atlanta, the complex ranks first as the world’s largest trade mart/trade show facility with more than seven million square feet of enclosed space. Inside AmericasMart’s doors you will find more product than anywhere else, with unmatched styles of the latest design on every floor. This foremost collection of home, gift, rug and apparel merchandise is the single-largest in the country and curated from around the globe. Accessibility. Convenience. A world of product. It’s all in one place — and with all this to offer and so much more, AmericasMart continues to lead the way.

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