fabrics for everyday living

Terrified of spills? Fretting over pets on the furniture?  Worry not! Performance fabrics offer built-in protection for everyday living.


Pippa the puppy on the Atwood Sofa, available in performance fabric by special order.

What are Performance Fabrics?

Performance Fabric IconPerformance fabrics are textiles engineered to resist stains, abrasions, fading, and pet-hair damage. Easy to clean, they will offer years of carefree maintenance when it comes to caring for your upholstery. Look for the performance fabric icon on our frames stocked in these fabrics. Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes in North Carolina

Spring is here and it’s time to get out—so we did just that!

A team of our design associates headed to North Carolina for a behind-the-scenes look at how our beautiful fabric and furniture are made.

First stop: the wood factory.

We watched how our tables and chairs are carefully crafted from a raw piece of wood to a gorgeous smooth finish, resulting in many stains and colors.


To see the finished products, check out our vast selection of chairs and stools!

We learned even more about quality construction and where the wood comes from (right here in the US!) A few of us even got to practice wood finishing on our own small pieces.

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customizing your wood furniture

In a recent post, we discussed how we can help you make decisions on all of the options for customized upholstery pieces. Did you know there are also a ton of options for your wood furniture as well? Living room, dining room, bedroom…many come with a variety of choices!

Choices are wonderful, and short of getting our own hammers and nails and building pieces ourselves, don’t we just love the ability to make things special to us?! But with all this power of selection at our fingertips, it is easy to be overwhelmed and confused.

Once again, break it down and if needed, ask the experts for some help!

monroe-600blogMonroe 5-Piece Dining Set- Mist, Monroe Windsor Arm Chair – Mist, Swanson Cabinet, Hampton Views Artwork

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customizing your upholstery

In this day and age, we can customize and build our own anything…which is great, right? We get to decide on our personal coffee flavor, order custom fit jeans or update our phone case with a picture of our new puppy. But did you know, you can also customize your own upholstered sofa, chair, or even a headboard?


It’s true! And the choices and combinations are almost endless! Choose from: over 500 fabrics, hundreds of styles & configurations, wood color on legs, nail head trim, or fabric piping.


What does this all mean? How do you choose when the selection is so overwhelming? Let us help. You can do it in 4 easy steps:

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BRRR…Decorating with Birch for Winter

birch1Now that the Christmas tree is gone, you’re probably sweeping up the last of those pesky pine needles, amazed that they have somehow made their way to the other side of the house! (And yes, come mid-spring you’ll likely find the last group of them clustered together in a corner behind the sofa!) All those pretty lights and decorations that made your home so festive are packed away until next year and you look around feeling slightly bland and stark. It’s too early for spring décor…so how should you decorate in the transition before the next big seasonal changeover?

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