09 April 2011

2012 color forecast offered by Home Accents Today

As the marketplace shifts back into a period of growth, the fallout from the dramatic recession is still influencing consumer tastes and driving the color palettes that will be most influential in home furnishings for 2012. From comforting vintage and sea-inspired colors, to soothing earth tones with hints of global influence, to vivid palettes that inspire energy and hope, the color forecast is all about learning lessons from the past and looking ahead. Download the free report here.

08 April 2011

American-made bedroom furniture in cherry

With the introduction of 20 new pieces at the High Point furniture market, Harden redefines one of its strongest-selling case good categories. The company’s popular Classic Cherry collection has been updated with  more transitional variations.

The new product line features clean lines, elegant details and dramatic shapes. One of the signature pieces of the new collection is the 780 Door Chest. With solid cherry drawer fronts and figured cherry veneer top and door panels, this highly-styled piece is also accented with a dentil string maple inlay.

The 705 Panel Bed is classically transitional and features a dramatic cluster maple veneer in a burl pattern. Supporting bedroom cases have bow fronts, multiple foot choices, and new satin nickel hardware to complete this new, updated look for the Classic Cherry group.

Fifth generation, family-owned Harden Furniture is said to be the oldest furniture manufacturer in the Northeast. The company uses sustainable practices in its 10,000 acres of forested lands in New York State, where native black cherry hardwood is harvested.

07 April 2011

Moderately priced, transitional-style furniture

Habersham unveiled the newest additions to its American Treasures collection of copyrighted designs at this month's High Point Market. Offering a distinctly different look from the high-end company’s well-established, richly detailed furniture offerings, pieces in this new collection feature clean, simple design lines and transitional styling at moderate price points.

"With American Treasures, our design team has paid tribute to the American-made styles and influences that helped shape our company by reinterpreting them to create wonderful transitional designs,” says Habersham president Matt Eddy.

He said the simpler styles and finishes in the American Treasures collection, combined with recent factory innovations and improvements, have allowed the company "to offer the new hand-styled pieces at moderate price points -- without sacrificing the quality and handwork that are the company’s hallmarks."

06 April 2011

Spring 2011 catalog of canvas art, plaques

Green Leaf Art, an OEM manufacturer of canvas art and art plaques, has released its spring catalog with 200-plus new trend-sensitive images of various sizes by artists from all over the world. The images are fresh, new and vibrant: carefully handpicked for the home furnishing mass merchant, department stores, hospitality, corporate, residential, government and retail art needs. Custom sizes are also available for all images including volume pallet displays.
All art in the catalog is exclusively manufactured and distributed by Green Leaf Art. The company  caters to the trade, providing promotional art to mass merchants, department stores, retail outlets, contract designers and other volume buyers. It also provides medium-priced art to specialized designers and contract clients. All products are manufactured in the United States.

05 April 2011

Contemporary, RTA sofas shown at High Point market

Eurø Style, a high-fashion RTA wholesale furniture manufacturing company, unveiled a new sofa collection designed by well-known New York furniture designer Stanley Jay Friedman at the High Point Market. The Bella Sofa Collection’s distinctive looks combine comfort, function and style.
All Eurø Style product collections are available from the company's U.S. warehouse or by container direct from the factory.
Director of product development and president Trig Liljestrand says, “Stan’s passion for quality and craftsmanship coupled with his firm understanding of the Eurø Style brand makes him our ideal partner – we believe the Bella Collection will become a staple in the new smaller living spaces.”
Eurø Style is a wholesale ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture company with factories in Italy and East Asia. The company’s high-style products are sold at promotional and medium price points.

04 April 2011

Sligh Furniture has new website, social media apps

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April 2011, Holland, MI—Aiming to stay at the cutting edge in its use of technology to deliver information, Sligh Furniture is introducing several new digital tools for consumers and retailers. These tools include two enhanced Web sites, an expanded social media presence on Facebook and Twitter and the launch of the company’s first iPad application.

“We want to provide retailers and consumers with simple, immediate access to all the information they need to make informed decisions with regards to their furniture purchases,” said Rob Sligh, president of Sligh Furniture.  "Our new iPad application, and the enhancements we’ve made to our Web sites and Facebook and Twitter pages, provide an easy way to explore our product line and get the answers you need whenever and wherever it’s easiest.”

Sligh’s iPad app, to be rolled out at the April High Point Market, will provide the company’s sales representatives and retail salespeople with a powerful new tool. The app includes complete information about the company’s products, including key features, sizes and photos along with information on Suggested Retail pricing, inventory and shipping times.

“If a consumer is interested in a particular Sligh piece, a salesperson can use the iPad app to show them lifestyle photography, other pieces in the collection, pricing and availability,” said Sligh. “They won’t have to run back to the resource room to jump on their computer, because all that information will be right at their fingertips.” The app will include details about every piece in the Sligh line as well as Loft 102, a special line created by Sligh for the young and young at heart.

In addition to the new iPad app, Sligh has completely redesigned its Web sites at www.sligh.com and www.loft102forthehome.com, adding new functions and features. The Web sites include a rotating series of bold new graphic images at the top of the home pages that position the company as a leading source for stylish home office and home entertainment furniture.

Colorful handmade rugs, carpets from High Point market

The Creative Touch is showing its “Patchwork rugs” and “Retro-dyed” carpets collections at the High Point Market. The handmade rugs are hand-knotted vintage carpets brought to life by intense colors. They come in different chromatic compositions and can be custom made in many sizes. Because old rugs are reused to create new ones, these can be considered “sustainable.”

03 April 2011

Grand-opening specials at High Point Market

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Oxford Garden to Offer Grand Opening Specials at High Point Market

High Point, N.C. – To celebrate its first appearance at the High Point Market, outdoor furniture manufacturer Oxford Garden plans to offer grand opening specials. Located in Showroom M-339 in the International Home Furnishings Center’s Pavilions on Main Three, the new showcase will feature specials unique to the upcoming market.

“We’re excited about traditional retail stores venturing into casual furniture to expand their customer following,” said Hi Lopesilvero, Oxford Garden Sales Director. “For our debut, I believe we have developed a fantastic showroom with unique specials that will attract these retailers to Oxford Garden products.”

Based in Louisville, Ky., family operated Oxford Garden seeks to provide quality furniture for the outdoors while remaining reasonably priced. Known for its affordable luxury, Oxford Garden creates a classic timeless style of outdoor furniture unrivaled in craftsmanship and unique in design.

The driving force of the home furnishings industry, the High Point Market features an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point attracting thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries twice each year.

Decorating Den Interiors is first-time exhibitor in High Point

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Easton, Maryland – Decorating Den Interiors, (DDI), the largest interior decorating franchise company in North America, announced that it will be an official exhibitor at this year’s Spring High Point Market (April 2-7).

Over the course of market week, Decorating Den’s Carol Donayre Bugg, ASID, and her team at DDI will be hosting a series of special events and promotional activities, including a press event on Sunday, April 3 at their new space in the Suites at Market Square (# M-1021). In DDI's new location, market-goers, press and other industry professionals will have the opportunity to meet Decorating Den’s owners, Carol and husband Jim Bugg, and see what it is that makes this family owned company so unique.

In addition, for the first time in 25 years, editors and industry pros alike can participate in DDI’s Annual “Dream Room Contest” in an allocated space at High Point that is fully dedicated to showcasing and casting votes for these amazing rooms.

“As part of our 2011 aggressive growth strategy, there couldn’t be a better time to showcase the latest designs from our talented decorators and suppliers than at the hub of where everything is taking place: High Point Market,” said Carol Bugg. “It is very exciting to know we will be able to share the amazing work and inspirational stories behind our decorators’ ‘Dream Rooms to so many of the home furnishing industry’s decision makers.”

Today, Decorating Den Interiors has evolved into the largest home decorating business of its kind, with more than 500 franchise owners and interior decorators throughout North America.

For more information about Decorating Den Interiors, visit us at www.decoratingden.com.
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