30 January 2010

Serta, NHFA sponsor American Idol contest

from a press release

Serta® and the NHFA Sending Four Lucky Fans to the American Idol® 2010 Finale Live in Hollywood

The National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) and Serta, its exclusive mattress partner, have launched a sweepstakes to send four lucky American Idol fans to the 2010 American Idol finale show taped live in Hollywood this May. NHFA and Serta will award four grand prizes each including two round-trip flights to Los Angeles, two tickets to the American Idol finale scheduled to take place on May 20, 2010, in Hollywood, hotel accommodations and transportation plus an American Idol “Gift Bag” that includes various American Idol branded gifts. 

Hoffman Estates, IL (Vocus) January 28, 2010 -- The National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) and Serta (www.serta.com), its exclusive mattress partner, have launched a sweepstakes (www.sertasweeps.com) to send four lucky American Idol fans to the 2010 American Idol finale show taped live in Hollywood this May. NHFA and Serta will award four grand prizes each including two round-trip flights to Los Angeles, two tickets to the American Idol finale scheduled to take place on May 20, 2010, in Hollywood, hotel accommodations and transportation plus an American Idol “Gift Bag” that includes various American Idol branded gifts.

In addition, the NHFA and Serta will award 25 first prizes (a Nintendo® Wii game bundle), 100 second prizes (the American Idol® Gift Bag) and 500 third prizes (an American Idol® Quiz Game)

Fans can enter the sweepstakes (www.sertasweeps.com) by taking the “Serta Test Rest” in a bedding gallery at a participating retail location through April 25th, 2010 (to locate a participating retail location please visit www.homefurnishings.com). No purchase is necessary. Upon taking the Test Rest, consumers will receive an Official “Serta Test Rest” Entry Form that will be provided by a retail Sales Associate that includes a unique Test Rest Code and instructions on how to enter the Sweepstakes.

Terms and Conditions
No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Serta® American Idol® Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years and older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, outside of the U.S., and where prohibited by law. Begins at 12:01am ET on 1/1/10 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on 4/25/10. For complete Official Rules visit www.SertaSweeps.com. Prize photos are for reference only and do not necessarily reflect actual prizes to be awarded. American Idol® 19 TV Ltd and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. © 2009 Serta, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


About National Home Furnishings Association
National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. NHFA's membership comprises 2500 business entities representing over 9,000 stores in all 50 states and several foreign countries. NHFA's mission and vision encompass the association's commitment to helping home furnishings retailers operate highly profitable businesses that provide an exceptional level of service to the consumers who buy their furniture. The mission of National Home Furnishings Association is to provide its members with the information, education, products and services they need to remain successful. NHFA's vision is to excel as the definitive resource for information and leadership for home furnishings retailers.


About Serta
Serta is a bedding brand leader and the manufacturer of the best selling premium mattress in America, The Serta Perfect Sleeper®, the upscale Perfect Day® collection and the elegant Vera Wang by Serta® Collection. For more information, visit, www.serta.com . As the leading provider of mattresses to the hospitality industry, Serta partners with hotel groups such as Hilton Hotels, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Bellagio Hotel, Wyndham Hotels, Omni Hotels, Choice Hotels, Accor Hotels and many more. Serta has 23 U.S. and four Canadian manufacturing plants. In addition, Serta is distributed internationally in 60 other countries. With its worldwide network, Serta is able to respond quickly to customers’ needs while still preserving strict control standards to ensure the highest quality products.


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29 January 2010

Stylish wall-mounted air conditioner


Behind this picture frame is an air conditioning unit. The ART Cool Picture (model LAN121HNP) from LG is a customizable frame in front of a wall-hung air condtioner/heat pump. The product is intended for the commercial market, especially hospitality installations.
The Art Cool Inverter Mirror line (model LAN125HV) features a slim rectangular wall-mounted interior evaporator with a one-way air flow system. Available in a variety of custom finishes, the Inverter line can be fit to enhance any room’s décor.

28 January 2010

Hand-woven textiles


A collection of hand-woven and hand-crocheted pillows made in Mali and Ethiopia includes large organic cotton pillows embellished with crocheted insets.They are available in ecru or indigo. Creative Women also carries 100% Ethiopian tablecloths (below) and gauzy 100% Ethiopian cotton scarves and shawls (bottom).
See the company, a member of the Fair Trade Federation, at the New York gift show.



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27 January 2010

A retailer talks about her new store

Vangela Sherman-Snow talks with The Sun News about opening her store, Accents & Ambiance.

Question: How and when did you get into business?

Read more:
Q&A with Vangela Sherman-Snow - The Sun News - Macon.com

26 January 2010

Floor and table lamps for less than $100 retail







At the 2010 winter gift and home markets, Midwest-CBK debuted an expanded lighting collection with more than 60 new lamp and chandelier designs at suggested retail prices of $100 or less.
The line includes animal and floral prints, hand-painted bases, bold colors, unique shapes, and patterned and textured shades.

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25 January 2010

New Casa Cristina home accents and lighting


Midwest-CBK expanded its Casa Cristina home and lighting collections, with more than 60 new designs at the winter 2010 markets. The company says its designs are inspired by the rich color palettes, textures, patterns, materials and styles of Latin and Mediterranean cultures and design. Casa Christina is designed in partnership with Hispanic journalist Cristina Saralegui.

The expanded collection consists of all major home décor categories, including copper-look and hammered iron planters and urns, elegant scrollwork candleholders and wall decor, iron vases and decorative bottles, wall and tabletop clocks, brightly colored and Moroccan-inspired stoneware and pierced ceramic vases and jars, accent tables, plant stands, tray sets and fireplace screens.
The lighting collection features 26 new table, buffet, floor and chandelier lamps.

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