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Revitalizing America…Ben and Erin Napier partner with Vaughan Bassett

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

By BreeAnn Cook:

If we’re going to be serious about revitalizing small town America, then we have to be serious about American manufacturing and the small towns that depend on it.”-Ben Napier

Ben Napier grew up in North Carolina and saw the hardships of small towns that lost their lively hood when furniture manufacturing moved overseas.  Together with his wife Erin, they embarked on a mission to revitalize the town that they call home, Laurel, Mississippi, and landed their own on show on HGTV called “Hometown”. After the show launched, they were approached by manufacturers to develop a furniture line, but all were overseas. Determined to partner with a domestic manufacturer, they found Vaughan Bassett. As the largest manufacturer of residential wood furniture in the United States, it was clear that they shared the same vision to grow and rebuild small town America by maintaining manufacturing here.

Together, they have created two beautiful collections, the Scotsman American Heirloom collection and the Laurel Home collection. Both draw  inspiration from antiques, and are built with quality materials and construction to last.

“To build furniture that lasts and becomes an heirloom passed down through generations – That’s the only kind of furniture we want to make.” -Erin Napier

Perhaps, the stand out piece from both collections is the Elder’s bench, designed by Ben as a nod to the early American church pew, and his childhood as a preacher’s son. The bench is unique, as it can be a stand-alone piece or can be attached to a bed as the footboard. It has two deep drawers for storage and is available in multiple finishes.

The Laurel Home collection is on display now in our Winston Salem showroom, and the Scotsman collection will be arriving mid-January.

 

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Re-fresh your room in 5 minutes!!!

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

bowen furnitureBy BreeAnn Cook:

We all get tired of our décor from time to time, but re-decorating an entire room isn’t always an option. Fortunately, one of the quickest ways to  change the look of a room without changing the furniture is with a new area rug. The floor is often overlooked, but it can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of a room. Here are a few reasons to change or add an area rug:

An area rug often dictates the color scheme, and can really date a room. By changing the rug, you can change the color scheme and quickly make the space more current. If your room feels a little boring, a new area rug can add pattern, color, texture and even a little personality. This also works great for all neutral rooms. Rugs can define an area especially in an open floor plan and they can even be layered on top of other rugs for a more casual feel. Best of all an area rug doesn’t have to be expensive.

Surya is a rug and accent company that offers a variety of rug types. They include everything from fine hand-knotted to tufted and machined made,  even indoor/outdoor options. Whether you are looking for an updated traditional option or a more modern look, you can find the right rug for your style. For a budget friendly choice, consider machine made or machine woven. It’s durable and comes in a variety of pattern options that won’t break the bank. Hand-tufted rugs can also be a good alternative to hand-knotted. For layering, add a fun, colorful rug on top of a sisal or jute rug. Don’t forget to use a rug pad to protect your floors, reduce slipping and prolong the life of rug.

We just received a great new shipment of area rugs and a new rug rack to help you with your selection. And if you are looking to make a few extra changes, Surya also offers accents like pillows, throws, lamps and art too. Visit our showroom today to find the perfect quick fix for your room.

Questions? Give us a call at 336-765-1360, or email us for more information at info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Introducing Spicher and Company…Vintage Vinyl Floorcloths and more

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

By BreeAnn Cook:

We are always looking for new and exciting products to offer our consumers, and we found something really cool at the Fall High Point Market this year. Spicher and Company is a US manufacturer specializing in vintage vinyl floorcloths and framed artwork.

They began as an artwork company creating framed prints inspired by Kolene Spicher’s original paintings. Drawing her inspiration from her favorite place, Nantucket, Kolene loves to paint ocean scenes, boats and quaint little homes, and is known for her quirky style. Kolene and her husband Marc employ talented graphic artists at Spicher and Co. who create prints full of personality to complement Kolene’s designs. They later expanded their offerings to include vintage vinyl floorcloths.

The floorcloths are made of phthalate free vinyl that is 1/16 ” thick, which means they will fit underneath most doorways. The material lays flat and has a certified non-slip surface, making them great for entry ways, mud rooms and laundry rooms, no rug pad required. They are also UV resistant for  up to three years so they can be used in covered outdoor spaces and sunrooms too.

What makes these floorcloths unique are their vintage look and bold patterns. Each pattern is designed to look distressed as if a found vintage piece of the past. They have a wide variety of designs and colors. The Classic collection offers patterns ranging from stripes and plaids to geometrics and  random patterns that remind you of Alice and Wonderland. Imagine these adding a statement to a foyer or kitchen. The Williamsburg collection, as the name suggests, is inspired by historical designs. Evoking the look of needle work or crewel, these would be at home in any traditional setting. If  you’re looking forsomething classic but neutral, consider the Artisanry or Norwegian wood collections, that mimic the look of inlaid wood and other intricate patterns. For a true statement piece, check out the Kolene Spicher collection.

We love that these products are fun, bursting with personality, practical and made in America. Visit our showroom today to get your vinyl floorcloth and learn about custom order art options.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Award winning lighting that’s as cool as it is functional

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

bowenBy: BreeAnn Cook

We’ve are always looking for something new, creative, and most of all functional to offer to our customers, and we are excited to partner with Koncept Lighting, our newest lighting vendor. Koncept is known for developing innovative, award winning lighting and lamp solutions. Let us introduce you to the line-up….

Mr. N is a fun accent lamp with a unique arch shape design. He offers seamless LED light with a soft glow, and at only 7.5” high, he fits in most spaces, even a shelf or bookcase. His seamless on/off switch is cleverly disguised into the base, and also allows you to dim the light as needed. Double your height and brightness with Mr. N’s bigger brother, Mr. N Tall.

Mr. Go is a sister product to Mr. N. It’s a cordless, portable lantern that can be recharged for lighting on the go. The built-in USB port allows you to recharge the lantern, and that stored energy can be used to charge compatible devices while out and about. Perfect for your next camping trip, use the included strap to hang it from a tree limb or inside your tent. At the highest setting the Mr. Go will last 5 hours, and the lowest setting 50+ hours. It even has enough energy to charge your phone twice.

Z-Bar, the product that started it all, has a flexible bar design with easy touch on/off and dimming, and a rotating head to direct surface light. It’s available in several sizes including the Slim, Mini, Solo, Solo mini, original desk lamp, and floor lamp.

Splitty has a unique joint design that’s incredible flexible, allowing you to shine light where you need it. It’s perfectly diffused LED light offers a soft  glow without casting shadows. It has a built-in charging port for charging your devices and its energy efficient occupancy sensor can tell when you’ve left your desk. If your trying to declutter your desk, the optional wall mount allows to free up space. Mosso Pro offers 99 lumens per watt and can change light color from warm to cool. Like the Splitty, it also has an occupancy sensor and built in charging port, but it also has an optional wireless charging base, so you can charge compatible devices cord free. The adjustable arm and lamp head allow to direct lighting as needed and the touch bar offers easy dimming.

We hope that you will love these cool new lamps from Koncept as much as we do. Stop by our showroom and give them a try today!

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Top 5 Reasons to choose Kincaid

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

kincaidBy BreeAnn Cook:

At Bowen Town & Country, we are always striving to bring our customers top quality merchandise at a great value. That’s exactly what Kincaid  upholstery offers, and we love that it’s made right here in North Carolina. Here are our top five reasons to purchase Kincaid:

Kinguard Fabrics– Kincaid performance fabrics offer durable construction and easy cleanup for busy families. They clean up with mild soap and  distilled water. They also offer Sunbrella fabrics if your looking for something bleach cleanable. You can live comfortably with kids, pets or whatever life throws at you with Kinguard fabrics.

Cushion Options – Kincaid offers three different cushions comforts-Comfort Support, Plush Comfort, and Premium Blend Down. Each cushion offers a high resiliency foam core with varying comfort layers, to achieve a cozy feeling that’s just right.

Custom Sofa programs – Perhaps our favorite from Kincaid is their Custom Select and Studio Select sofa groups. Both allow you to customize your sofa with arm style, back style, cushion style, and leg style of your choice. Custom select is a larger scale sofa grouping ideal for everyday living, and can also be order in extra deep. Studio Select is a small-scale sofa grouping that its great for smaller homes, apartments or rooms with limited space. They even offer an 84” x 84” sectional, which works well in more narrow rooms.

Free Extras– Some manufacturers charge extra for changing your pillows or adding trim, but not Kincaid. You can contrast your pillow fabric in any grade and add rope braid or fringe at no additional charge.

Warranty– Kincaid believes in quality construction and they back it up with a great warranty. They offer a lifetime warranty on the frames, springs,  whether sinuous or eight-way hand tied, and their cushions.

If you’re looking for a quality sofa but are working on a budget, we would love to show you the value of Kincaid. With their great fabric selection and quality construction story, we know you will be pleased. Visit our Winston Salem showroom to explore our new Kincaid Shoppe or shop online now.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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The right performance fabrics for your lifestyle

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

bowenBy BreeAnn Cook:

By now we’re sure you have heard about performance fabrics that are engineered to be resistant to stains, repel water, resist fading and so on. But, did  you know that not all performance fabrics are created equal? Since these family friendly fabrics burst onto the market a few years ago, they have been growing in popularity. Now there are several companies that make these types of fabrics and almost every manufacturer carries them. With so many options, it’s hard to know which is right for you and your family. Here is a breakdown on the different options and how they might improve your lifestyle.

If you have an active family, then you need a performance fabric that is durable and resists stains. The great news is that most all brands of  performance fabrics have these properties. Consider Crypton, Sunbrella, Revolution, WearProof, WearProof Plus, Sustain, or Resilience TX.

If you like to entertain and have messy friend or family then consider Crypton, Sunbrella, and WearProof Plus for spill repellency. Liquids will bead up on the fabric surface instead of permeating the cloth.

Have pets? Both Crypton and WearProof Plus resists odors, so you don’t have to worry if Fluffy and Fido join you on the sofa.

Need something for an extra sunny space? Sunbrella is UV and fade resistance making them ideal for sunrooms and other spaces with lots of natural light.

Extreme living requires extreme cleaning capabilities. Most performance fabrics can be cleaned with mild soap and water, but some can be cleaned with a bleach solution. Sunbrella, Sustain and Revolution are all solution dyed fabrics meaning that the color is an inherent part of the fibers making them color fast.

If you want something that is eco-friendly, then consider Sustain or Crypton. Both are members of the Sustainable Furniture Council. Crypton is GreenGuard Certified and Sustain is PFC free.

Whether you want to host friends for a wine tasting, curl up with your furry friend, or fend off the sun’s harmful rays there is a performance fabric suitable for your lifestyle. Visit our showroom today to see the many offerings of performance fabrics and let us help you find the right choice for your family.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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New adjustable base options from Tempur-Pedic

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

By BreeAnn Cook: bowen

Tempur-Pedic recently introduced their newest lineup of adjustable bases with new technology to improve your sleep and enhance your lifestyle.

Just like the name suggests, the Ease base is easy to use. It is controlled by a wireless remote with only three controls, making it simple to navigate. The remote is also backlit, so you can adjust with ease even in the dark. Ergonomic positioning is unlimited. Use the up/down controls to raise and lower the head and foot to find your perfect comfort position for sleeping, reading or watching TV. The Zerogravity setting automatically adjusts the bed to a pre-set position simulating the feeling of weightlessness. The base also has three in one legs offering three different height options that can be adjusted without tools.

The Ergo base has all the essential features of the Ease base, but with a few premium upgrades. In addition to infinite ergonomic positions and  Zerogravity function, the Ergo base also features quiet mode that gently adjusts your mattress to an anti-snore position and two zone massage for soothing your aches and pains. It also has built in under bed lighting for easy midnight navigation and USB ports for charging your devices.

The Ergo Extend is the most elite power base by Tempur-pedic. It has all the great features of the Ergo base but with upgrades you will love. The perfect seat feature is new technology that optimizes the shape of your mattress allowing you to relax in a more natural position while elevated. The four zoned massage has two zones at your head and two at your feet, with three intensity levels allowing you to increase on days when your muscles are extra tired or decrease for more gentle relaxation. The unique pillow tilt feature is designed to enhance your sleep experience with a slight tilt around the neck area. Everyone can benefit from an adjustable power base. They can improve your sleep with added health benefits, and they can compliment your lifestyle by making it more comfortable to read, work or watch TV in bed. We are loving this new lineup and we know you will too. Give all three models a try today in our Winston-Salem Showroom.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Introducing Serendipity by Smartstuff

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

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By: BreeAnn Cook

Our favorite kid’s furniture company has done it again. Smartstuff by Universal debuted a new collection called Serendipity at the Spring High Point furniture market and it’s one of their most versatile groups yet. Made with wire brushed, quartered oak veneer and select hardwood solids in an alabaster finish, it mixes well with other wood tones or even gray tones. The lines are clean and simple, with classic detailing, so, although it’s part of the children’s furniture offerings, it is also well suited for adults in a guest bedroom or master bedroom. For that reason, Universal decided to expand bed offerings, typically available in twin or full size only, to include queen size. There are two different bed styles; the panel bed with hidden reading light, and a unique upholstered bed with a broken pediment design. The panel bed also features high/low rail positioning to accommodate a trundle, which can be used for extra sleeping space or storage. The nightstand is well proportioned, with cool features like a built-in night light and power outlet for charging. Case goods are well built with English dovetail construction, soft, self-closing full extension metal drawer glides and a great safety feature called the smart stop drawer system that prevents more than one drawer opening at a time. For additional safety, all dressers and chest will come with an anti-tip device to be secured to the wall.

Specialty case good pieces add distinct personality like the cheval mirror and narrow drawer chest both with hidden jewelry storage, and the new fifty-six-inch dresser which is ideal for rooms with limited space. Since most of us use laptops and tablets, Universal also scaled back the desk to a more open writing desk style. This is furniture that can grow with your child and transition from teen to adulthood without going out of style. We hope that you will visit our Winston-Salem showroom to see the collection yourself and experience the individual features that make it fun to own and use. Can’t wait? Start shopping HERE.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Introducing Scrimmage…functional Kid’s furniture

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

By: BreeAnn Cook

Scrimmage is the newest collection of kid’s furniture from Smartstuff by Universal. Simple, clean lines and a neutral weathered gray finish makes for a transitional group that works great for boys or girls.

Cool metal accents and oil rubbed bronze hardware give it stylish, timeless appeal that grows with your child from grade school to their first apartment; While English dovetail drawer construction, 9/16” drawer walls, bolt in bed rails, and plywood slat rolls means it is built to last too. Besides longevity, parents will also love the safety features like lead free paints, wider grooved ladders for better traction, and Smart-stop drawer system that prevents opening more than one drawer at a time. Kids will love the cool little extras such as the nightstand in the sky (on bunk beds), built in lights, hidden storage and charging stations.

Come check out the new collection in store now, or shop online!

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Staff Pick Series: David Paff’s Pick

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

bowen furnitureStaff Pick Series…

We see furniture day in and day out. We’ve seen styles come and go, and then come around again in a new way. With all that change, it can be challenging to pick a favorite, but we do tend to have pieces that we fancy more than others. We thought it would be fun to share each of our staff’s favorite picks and why.

David Paff’s employee pick…

David appreciates the quality story of solid wood furniture, but he also likes a break from the traditional style that tends to accompany it. That’s why he chose the new Plank Road dining collection from Kincaid as his employee pick. Plank Road offers solid wood construction, with a reclaimed barn wood feel, making it an excellent choice for active families. Available in two finish options, Charcoal and Stone, it has clean lines with simple metal details that seamlessly blends modern and vintage styling. Also, the collection offers a variety of seating and storage options, allowing you to mix and match for your lifestyle. A pair of Oakley upholstered hostess chairs, mixed with ladderback side chairs, and even an upholstered bench gives flexible seating options, and creates an eclectic blend that’s unique and different, not so cookie cutter. Visit our showroom to see Plank Road dining or shop the collection HERE.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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