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MOTIF Modern Living Nominated for Rising Star Retailer

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MOTIF Modern Living has been nominated for an ARTS Award as a Rising Star Retailer by the national merchandising organization, Accessories Resource Team (ART). The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas International Gift and Home Accessories Market, is the premier awards program for the decorative accessories industry and recognizes excellence from retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers in every region of the United States. MOTIF Modern Living opened in December 2005. MOTIF offers a unique style of “organic contemporary” home furnishings, combining the clean lines of modern furniture with natural elements such as river rocks, grasses and flowing water. The store leverages a highly visible location on I-35 between Austin and San Antonio and near the factory outlets in San Marcos, one of Texas’ top tourist attractions. MOTIF delivers statewide, and ships nationwide via its acclaimed web site, www.MotifFurniture.com. Belying its relatively short history, MOTIF has won praise both regionally and nationally. In 2006, www.MotifFurniture.com was nominated for a Webby Award for its function and design. In 2007, the company was profiled in the Austin Business Journal and Home Furnishings Business. This current recognition from the ARTS Awards committee is especially significant as only four other retailers nationwide were nominated as “Rising Star Retailers.” "This list represents the very best in the business," said Sharon Davis, Executive Director of the Accessories Resource Team. "We congratulate them for their hard work for setting an industry standard of excellence," said Davis. Winners are announced on January 19, 2008, at a gala affair during the Dallas Market. Elegantly larger than life, many compare the event with the Academy Awards, with the winners kept in suspense until that evening.

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