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Custom Furniture in Two Weeks! Introducing Artisan & Post

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

artisan & postBy: BreeAnn Cook, Interior Designer

When it comes to shopping for custom furniture you usually have two options, in-stock product that is only available as you see it or custom made product that takes eight to ten weeks for delivery. It’s something we hear in our store often, you want to customize your furniture, but hate having to wait months to get it. Well Vaughan Bassett Furniture had heard this request too, so they introduced the new Artisan & Post Collection that offers custom options, with two week delivery. Seriously, just two weeks!!!

So, let’s talk about the options. The Artisan & Post division is broken down into two collections, Artisan Choices and Maple Road. Maple Road is made of solid maple, offers three bed options, four storage pieces and three different finish options called Weathered Gray, Antique Amish, and Maple Syrup. Artisan Choices, takes the customization up a notch. You can select from solid oak or solid cherry, with your choice of five different finishes, and twenty different hardware selections.

Talk about options. But, if that’s not enough, they also offer five bed styles, and eight storage pieces. They even offer two mirror options. Whether you want something with a rustic feel or cleaner lines, Artisan & Post has it covered. That’s just the options; we haven’t even talked about features. Vaughan Bassett has added new features with this collection, like ball bearing drawer glides and whisper close drawers that you will love. The dual ball bearing drawer glides are mounted underneath for a sleeker appeal, and they have a leveling wheel that allows you to adjust the glides if an unlevel floor has caused the drawers to settle. The piston activated whisper close mechanism allows a drawer to close easily and quietly. No more slamming noise to drive you crazy. Inside, the drawers have an ultra smooth acrylic finish, so clothes will not pick or snag and English dovetail construction guarantees longevity.

Whew! That’s a ton of features and customization for just two week delivery. We could not be more excited to offer you, our customers, such great quality, and so many custom options at an incredible value. Visit Bowen Town & Country today to see it in person, or check it out online at!

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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What is Industrial Style?

Friday, June 17th, 2016

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Universal Furniture Curated Collection

By: BreeAnn Cook, Interior Designer

As the term industrial eludes, this style is heavily influenced by the industrial age, when manufacturing began to boom and factories were sprouting up everywhere. Thus, things you would expect to see in an old factory are indicative of the style, like high ceilings, exposed steel beams, worn wood or concrete floors, brick walls, large, sliding metal doors and high bay cage lighting. Words that best describe it are raw, edgy, workaday, and basic. Everyday objects become fantastic pieces of sculptural art. With focus on functionality, things that are usually hidden by drywall, like duct work and piping, are left on display to be appreciated for their utilitarian beauty.

When it comes to materials, it’s metal, metal and more metal with the occasional accent of wood. Textures like rust, hammered metal, and pitted concrete keeps things interesting. The typical color scheme is monochromatic in varying shades of gray and black, although the sporadic use of color is accepted if done in a refrained fashion. Think a weathered red tractor seat with chipping paint or a rusty old sign. For upholstery, worn leather, like a well used bomber jacket, feels right at home; adding warmth to an otherwise harsh domain. Fabrics are more textured than patterned. Accessories utilized are found objects that are unique and foster conversation, such as a factory cart used as a coffee table and a pulley system to append lighting. Gears, sprockets, springs, draft tables with metal drafting stools, light fixtures with caged structures, wooden crates and palettes are all elements used in industrial style.

Although we see this style used more frequently in converted loft apartments, you can incorporate it into a more transitional home as well. Bring in the overall vibe with a few key pieces like occasional tables and art, while keeping the upholstery simple. We love how Universal furniture has incorporated this look into their new Curated collection. Shop the look on their website, or visit our showroom for more tips and advice on creating industrial style in your own home.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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3 Recliners Dad will Love this Father’s Day!!!

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Father s Day Recliners-page-001By: BreeAnn Cook, Interior Designer

Father’s day will be here before you know it. Show him how much you appreciate him with the gift of comfort. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Here are our top three choices for Dad’s recliner.

#1 The Stressless Crown Recliner by Ekornes offers superior back support that adjusts as you recline, providing proper lumbar support for a tired, achy back. It’s just what dad needs after a long day of work. As a bonus, you can save $300 off the Crown recliner now through Father’s Day.

#2 The Woodbridge Recliner by Hancock & Moore is a tried and true classic. It’s by far our best selling wing recliner; Timeless design that is built to last so, Dad will enjoy it for years to come.

#3 The Fandango Recliner is a fan favorite. With features like power recline and power headrest, Dad will never miss a minute of the game. Pair that with its roomy design, and he may never want to leave his chair.

You know he deserves the best. Shop the best recliners at Bowen Town & Country today. Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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3 Solutions For That Unused Dining Room

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

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Hooker Furniture Corsica desk and display cabinet

By: BreeAnn Cook, Interior Designer

On average, Americans use their dedicated dinning room two or three times a year, while the rest of the year it remains devoid of activity and collects dust. Let’s be honest, our lifestyles have drastically changed. We have busy schedules and we just do not have time for fancy dinner parties that require a formal dining space. Instead we have casual gatherings outdoors, or a low key cocktail party where friends congregate in the kitchen or float from room to room. The time has come to reclaim that under utilized space that is your formal dining room. Let’s turn it into something that really works for you life. Here are three great ideas …

1. An Office Space. – With more and more people working from home, telecommuting, or choosing a job that is more flexible to their lifestyle, an at home office is key. A dining table makes an excellent desk, with plenty of room to spread out. Remove all the chairs except for three. Keep one as your desk chair, and two as guest chairs. Extra chairs can be used in a guest bedroom, or as a pull up chair in your living room. Switch out your china cabinet for a credenza style filing cabinet and add a decorative memo board above it for organizing notes, or keep your china cabinet and use it for pretty book storage. Add task lighting like a desk lamp or an adjustable floor lamp as needed.

2. A Craft Room. – Who doesn’t need extra space for crafting DIY projects? A dedicated craft room keeps projects from popping up all over the house, on any surface that’s convenient. Again, a dining table is a great surface to work on, as long as it has a sturdy or distressed finish. If you don’t have a work friendly surface, add a protective pad to prevent scratches and damage. Counter height tables are ideal for working while standing up, and reduce the need to hunching over your task. A dining room buffet can provide great storage for craft supplies or add storage cubbies and open shelving above for easy access to all your craft tools. Use baskets to keep everything tidy and presentable.

3. A Game or Hobby Room. – Since casual gatherings are suitable to your lifestyle, give your dining room a laid back vibe. Forgo the formal dining table all together and opt for smaller, more lounge like furnishings. A pub table or two with barstools, or leather lounge chairs with an accent table for drinks feels more relaxed. Add in some type of game table, gaming console, or a wall mounted flat screen for entertainment. Go all out and create a full scale bar using a narrow counter height table as your counter space and a narrow storage console with floating shelves as your bar back area. Get creative and you’re guaranteed to be the go to house for pre-game parties and weekend hangouts.

Whether you still want to use your dining room for dinner parties twice a year, or you want to ditch the formality all together, we have furniture solutions to help you reclaim your space and really start living in that deserted square footage. Visit our Bowen Town and Country Showroom today for more creative ideas.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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