Archive for April, 2014

Spring Decorating Tips From Hancock & Moore

Friday, April 18th, 2014

email   Webview   La Vie En RoseDecorating tip: Add pops of floral colors to invigorate a room, like this lilac rug in the living room photo.

More spring decorating tips from Hancock & Moore… http://ow.ly/vW5cb

Visit us at Bowen Town & Country Furniture in Winston-Salem, NC. We are proud to carry Creative Mirror and Art! We are located at 1910 Mooney Street, right off Stratford Road…near Hanes Mall.

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Polka Dots and The Aledo Chair By CR Laine

Friday, April 18th, 2014

CR Laine chairPolka dot and The Aledo Chair by CR Laine has bounced back onto the runway. Born out of the folk dance craze of the late-1800s, the lively print has come a long way from its original appearance in dance club uniforms, but it hasn’t lost its swing. At Paris Fashion week, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Sportmax all included sassy polka dot patterns for spring 2014. These irresistible circles are popping up in furniture design as well.

The Aledo Chair and the Iliad Chair highlight the pattern’s flexibility: The Aledo’s epingle velvet dots (designed by Tilton Fenwick for Duralee) are bold and graphic, while the ikat-style woven dots on the Iliad chair have more of a Victorian flair. Whether serious or spirited, the polka dot hits the spot.

Visit us at Bowen Town & Country Furniture in Winston-Salem, NC. We are proud to carry CR Laine! We are located at 1910 Mooney Street, right off Stratford Road…near Hanes Mall.

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Sleep Better With A Tempur-Pedic in Winston-Salem

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

tempur_cloudsupWe LOVE telling our customers about Tempur-Pedic in Winston-Salem! They really are amazing! We can help you sleep better!

More responsive to your body, more personalized comfort

TEMPUR® material responds to your body’s unique shape, weight, and temperature, automatically adapting to support your body. So whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach (or change positions during the night) the mattress conforms to you. You get the exact support and comfort your body needs.

Fewer pressure points, less tossing and turning

Tempur-Pedic mattresses reduce pressure points—those spots where your body presses against the mattress (like your shoulders, hips, and heels). Pressure points trigger discomfort, so your body shifts position—otherwise known as “tossing and turning”. Without the tossing and turning, you sleep undisturbed for a calmer, more restful night.

More even support, more relaxation

Tempur-Pedic mattresses adapt to the curves of your body, supporting you evenly. Heavier areas, like your shoulders and hips, sink in further, while lighter areas sink in less. Even support allows for better alignment, so your body can more fully relax—and you experience deeper sleep.

Less motion transfer, more undisturbed sleep

TEMPUR® material absorbs your weight and dramatically minimizes motion. When two people are sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic mattress, each is supported independently. So no one rolls toward the middle, and if one of you gets up in the middle of the night, the other is likely unaware. You both sleep undisturbed, and get more hours of rejuvenating rest.

Visit us at Bowen Town & Country Furniturein Winston-Salem, NC! We are located at 1910 Mooney Street, right off Stratford Road…near Hanes Mall.

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Introducing…Four Hands Furniture

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

slide_slide_3Four Hands Furniture started as a journey of self-discovery in 1991 when Four Hands founder, Brett Hatton, set off to retrace the ancient Silk Trade route from China to Europe. Along the way he discovered antique furniture and rare architectural pieces in Pakistan and India and soon returned to purchase his first container for the opening of a retail store in England. Brett named it Four Hands, since each piece was hand-selected and touched by hand.

In 1996, Brett took his first big risk. With no backers, no sales force, and having never attended a trade show; he borrowed everything he could from family and friends and opened a wholesale importer business in Austin, Texas. Within three years he had built a business that was growing 120% annually.

Learn more about Four Hands: http://www.fourhands.com

Visit us at Bowen Town & Country Furniturein Winston-Salem, NC! We are located at 1910 Mooney Street, right off Stratford Road…near Hanes Mall.

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Bowen Presents: Creative Mirror & Art!

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

From: http://creativemirror-art.com

Creative Mirror & Art is eager to work with you and brings to the “Market Place” a support staff with more than 40 years of HANDS ON design, manufacturing, and sales experience.

As a long time manufacturer of Custom and made to order furniture, Creative has a proven track record to Acknowledge, Produce, and Ship orders on a dependable basis.
Generations of customers have placed their trust in our abilities to produce and ship high end furnishings, and Creative Mirror & Art is proud to be able to deliver the same quality of service for its line of decorative framed mirrors.

Creative Mirror & Art’s extensive catalogue includes a large selection of Design Choices, Sizes, and Styles which include:

* Traditional
* Transitional
* Contemporary

Creative Mirror & Art offers a wide range of Standard Finishes, Catalogued Sizes, and Catalogued Designs to meet many price points.

We can also manufacture to order any Mirror Frame that you may require in a Custom Size,
Custom Design, or Custom Finish.

The old world techniques that Creative Mirror & Art uses to achieve our hand applied finishes ensure that each finished frame is of Timeless and Distinctive Beauty. Because each Frame is Finished to Order you can Change or Customize as you wish. If you would like your Mirror Frame in a different finish from what is shown simply choose from any of Creative’s Standard Finish Selections, at no up-charge. Custom Finishing is also available at a moderate premium.

We at Creative Mirror & Art want to thank you in advance for your business and for placing Creative at the top of your Framed Mirror Vendor list.

For more info, visit: http://creativemirror-art.com!

Visit us at Bowen Town & Country Furniture in Winston-Salem, NC. We are proud to carry Creative Mirror and Art! We are located at 1910 Mooney Street, right off Stratford Road…near Hanes Mall.

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Cushion Options: What’s Right for You?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

AAAAAlAR5xEAAAAAANSyjAMost people never give cushion options a second thought when buying upholstered furniture.  We see a sofa or chair we like, we sit on it, and if it’s comfortable we buy it.  The question of cushion construction is rarely asked, and unfortunately most furniture salespeople don’t address it unless asked.  Let’s take a look at cushions so you can make an informed buying decision.

Cushion construction varies with the price of the sofa or chair.  The least expensive ones will have a block of polyurethane foam zipped inside the cushion cover.  As a rule, they won’t hold their shape very long and the welt cord of the cushion cover will “crawl” out of position.  “Crawling” is caused by the backing material of the upholstery fabric gripping the bare foam; every time you sit down, the cushion cover gets pulled toward the back of the sofa.  Over time, the fabric stretches a bit ( it ALL does) and the cushion cover begins to move toward the back of the sofa.  The result is that the welt cord ends up out of place and your sofa looks terrible.  The foam tends to hold its shape, but the cushion covers won’t.

Better sofas and chairs will normally have a poly-dacron or “PD” cushion.  PD cushions have a foam core wrapped with polyester fibers.  The best PD cushions are stitched inside a tightly-woven muslin casing before being inserted into the cushion cover.  This makes it almost impossible for the cushion cover to move; the fabric backing can’t grip the smooth surface of the muslin casing.  Some manufacturers offer cushions in standard or extra-firm versions.

Some PD cushions may have springs inside them.  A pre-formed set of springs ( sometimes called a “Marshall unit”) is inside the foam core.  This is a more expensive cushion that provides a lot of comfort.  Over time, the springs will lose some of their resiliency and the cushion will show contours where it has formed itself to you.

“Springdown” cushions are the next step up in price.  Springdown cushions have a spring unit inside a foam core and a polyester fibre wrap, but an outer layer of down and waterfowl feathers makes up the outer layer.  These cushions are stitched into a “downproof” muslin cover before being inserted into the cushion cover.  The downproof cover is very tightly woven to prevent the down from coming through the cushion cover, but expect to see a bit of down or a feather now and then.  You can’t stop them completely with fabric.  These cushions are extremely comfortable, but down and feathers don’t have the resiliency of synthetic fibers.  You’ll need to fluff them up regularly, and you’ll need to be prepared for the “comfort wrinkles” and contours that will be unavoidable with these cushions.

Lastly, we come to the champagne of upholstery cushions… “blended down” or “blenddown.”  Blendown cushions are made up of polyester fiber, waterfowl feathers, and down.  They are incredibly soft, luxurious, and rather expensive.  They will compress with every use and need to be fluffed up with each and every use.  Since we’re talking about champagne, we need to mention the finest… the Dom Perignon of cushions – pure down.  This is the height of luxury.  Incredible softness and comfort… and the cushion will be almost completely flat every time you get off it.  Be prepared to fluff… and fluff… and fluff some more.

To sum it up… the cheapest cushions are bad.  The “medium” cushions are best for most people… they hold their shape fairly well and don’t require much upkeep.  The premium cushions offer a luxurious feel, but require more work on your part.  If you want your cushions to look new longer with no maintenance, the better quality “mediums” are the cushions for you.

Visit us today at Bowen Town & Country Furniture and browse our beautiful showroom. We are located at 1910 Mooney Street, right off Stratford Road near Hanes Mall. We’ll make you feel at home while you shop and you’ll like living with us.

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