Design influencers curate spaces through new JuniperMarket initiative
JuniperMarket has teamed up with design influencers Amber Guyton and Whitney Jones to live-merchandise themed vignettes on Instagram sourced exclusively through JuniperMarket. The partnerships are part of a new curation initiative with user-generated content intended to demonstrate the convenience and ease of shopping on the digital marketplace. The curations are an extension of JuniperMarket’s “Shop the Style” series, according to a news release.
“This type of storytelling is the beginning of a new ambassador program that will highlight the utility and efficiency of online sourcing, whether as part of a buyers’ omnichannel sourcing strategy or as a stand-alone shopping experience,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, and chief customer and marketing officer for International Market Centers, which operates JuniperMarket. “It will allow JuniperMarket to build community as buyers share personal sourcing journeys and product discovery stories with a broader, digital audience.”
Interior designer Amber Guyton (@blessedlittlebungalow) and designer/retailer Whitney Jones (@whitneyjdecor) are creating unique looks using products sourced exclusively online, with videos and social media posts. Follow their stories through JuniperMarket’s Instagram account (@junipermkt) or at www.instagram.com/junipermkt.
Jones, a New Orleans-based interior designer and retailer with 24,300 followers on Instagram, is known for her experience in navigating markets. Her “Luxe and Moody Living Room” focuses on a JuniperMarket buyer’s journey — showcasing the efficiency of shopping many brands all in one place — working with brands Cyan Design and Pendulux. Jones worked with IMC as an #AmericasMartAmbassador during Fall Design Week 2021 and Atlanta Market in winter 2022.
“JuniperMarket makes it easy to review and preview brands and product before and after my market visit, as well as in-between markets,” Jones said. “After days of walking through market, collecting photos and item numbers, I can visit JuniperMarket to quickly find (and buy) the items that I fell in love with. It puts many of my favorite brands in one spot, allowing me to source for clients and my retail shop quickly.”
Guyton, an Atlanta-based interior designer and blogger with a following of 101,000 on Instagram, specializes in affordable design and deals. She is using JuniperMarket to create two looks: “Black Girl Magic Bathroom” with products selected from Cecilia’s House, Sagebrook Home and Harmon; and “Reading Nook” with products from Sagebrook Home, Pacific Coast Lighting, A&B Home and India Handicrafts. In addition to sourcing at physical markets, Guyton recently participated in a Design Influencer Tour during the April 2022 High Point Market.
“I attended High Point Market for the first time in 2022 and while market is an amazing experience, only so much can be seen and done within a few days,” Guyton said. “It’s great to be able to focus on networking and connecting with brands during the in-person market knowing that I can easily navigate through thousands of items throughout the year using JuniperMarket. Using a digital marketplace gives me the opportunity to source products for my residential and commercial clients at favorable prices from brands I know and love, while also helping me discover new ones.”
In addition to these new influencer partnerships, Juniper will extend and expand its “Shop the Style” series partnership with creative marketing agency REstyleSOURCE. Through year-end, new merchandising videos will complement themed JuniperMarket product collages created by RestyleSOURCE. Among the nine themes planned are: True West, Natural Flair, Kitchen Essentials, Happily Ever After, For the Jetsetter, Surf Shack and Hygge Hideaways.
Current and previous “Shop the Style” themes are available online at https://blog.junipermarket.com/.
Launched in January 2021, JuniperMarket is a multiline business-to-business e-commerce platform that allows home decor, gift, furniture and apparel buyers and sellers to connect anytime and anywhere.