“Marcia’s work within the casual industry is well recognized,”
Blake also will coordinate and consult on catalog photography as well as brand and showroom displays. Blake’s expertise will be focused on Pride’s 12,000 square foot showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart and its 10,000 square foot showroom within the company’s Ft. Lauderdale headquarters.
Marcia is an eight year veteran of outdoor furnishing design and has served on the board of directors for the ICFA since 2009. “I have long been a fan of Pride Family Brands and its Castelle® line and am excited to begin working with the Pride organization in the presentation of its luxury products,” said Blake. “My goal with our association is to bring the quality of the products to the forefront for all to see through the studied selection of fabrics as well as the proper staging for its retailers’ media and showroom experiences.”
A 1978 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Blake worked in executive-recruiting and marketing positions. In 2004, she became the Manager and Buyer for Patio Furniture & Collectible for Roger’s Gardens. A contributor to outdoor living trade and consumer publications, Ms. Blake is also a sought after speaker on topics of home decor and outdoor living. Ms. Blake resides in Orange County, CA.
For more information about Pride Family Brands and their distinguished lines of casual furniture visit www.pridefamilybrands.com or contact 954-735-9800.