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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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Staff Pick Series: Garry Christ’s Pick

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

furniture winston salemStaff 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.

Garry Crist’s employee pick

Comfort and value are two things that rank highly on Garry’s list. That why his employee pick is the Dalton Sofa with chaise from Rowe furniture. This particular sofa chaise combo offers the functionality of a small sectional with the flexibility of a standard sofa.

Unlike most sectionals, it features an independent storage ottoman, and a separate chaise cushion, so the chaise portion can be flipped from the right hand of the sofa to the left. It also comes with an extra seat cushion allowing it to be used as just a sofa. What this means for you is no fear of commitment that comes with a typical sectional, where you are forced to choose between a left or right-hand chaise, limiting your furniture layout possibilities.

With hundreds of fabric options, and pricing starting at just $1500, this sofa chaise combo is an incredible value. And Garry knows first hand how comfortable it is to stretch out on, since both of his children own one. You really can’t get a better testimonial than that!

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

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What to consider when buying a guest room mattress?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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By: BreeAnn Cook

Let’s be honest…shopping for a mattress doesn’t rank highly on most people’s list of fun things to do. In fact, it is probably one of your the least favorite things. Considering that most of us are not planning to sleep on it, we probably do not put much time or effort into selecting a guest room mattress. However, if you’ve ever spent the night at a family member or friend’s house, and experienced a bad mattress, you may think twice before making that purchase. Here are a few things to consider when buying a mattress for a guest space.

1. Who will be using the mattress? If you host mostly couples, consider mattresses with encased coil technology. Encased coils reduce motion transfer, helping to eliminate partner interruption, which is one of the main causes of sleep loss. Memory foam mattresses also absorb motion transfer. Will you be hosting mostly younger guests, like grandchildren? Don’t assume that just because they are young the mattress isn’t important. Growing children require more sleep than adults, and a quality mattress will help them get a better night’s sleep.

2. How frequently will the mattress be used? If a guest room gets used once or twice a year, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest option possible. Unfortunately, this can be a bad move for both you and your occasional guests. What if your aging parent goes from a twice a year guest to a long-term guest, or you find yourself sleeping in the guest room while your spouse is sick? Suddenly, you regret buying that $299 mattress. Make sure to select a mattress that you would enjoy sleeping on for more than a night. That doesn’t mean it has to be the most expensive, but it should offer adequate support and be comfortable.

3. Memory foam versus Innerspring? Sealy really explains it best when describing their new Response and Conform line. The Response line is an innerspring style mattress offering support that “holds” you, while the Conform line is a memory foam style mattress offering support that “hugs” you. If you can’t decide, go with a Hybrid model that offers the best of both worlds.

Whether it’s for a few nights or a few months, you want your guests to be comfortable. You don’t have to spend a lot of time, or a small fortunate to get a good quality mattress, but you do have to be willing to educate yourself on the options and try a few models. Visit our showroom today to try our Sealy lineup, and find a mattress that will make you and your guest happy.

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

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Leather

Monday, September 11th, 2017

By: BreeAnn Cook

Leather can be a beautiful and durable option for your home, but it’s important to know which the best choice for your lifestyle is. Here are few leather definitions that will help you make the right selection:

Aniline refers to leather that has been dyed all the way through with a transparent dye. Only the highest quality leathers are used for this process
because natural markings will show through the transparent dye. The natural softness of the leather is preserved but it is more susceptible to staining or soiling, so it is a good choice for furniture that will have light to moderate use.

Semi Aniline is an aniline dyed leather that has an added top coat of pigment creating more uniform color and protection . This type of leather is a good option for upholstery that will be used regularly.

Pigmented (protected) leather is first buffed to a uniform surface and then coated with pigment to create uniform color. This provides durability and
hides natural blemishes, making it more resistant to staining and fading, and thus lower maintenance. Consider protected leather for heavily used
upholstery.

Grain is a term used to describe the wrinkles, markings, texture, and other natural characteristics of a hide.

Top Grain is the outermost layer of a hide and is the most durable.

Full Grain is that leather that has not been altered other than the removal of hair. It is the most genuine type of leather, and retains its original texture
and markings.

Corrected Grain leather has been buffed to remove blemishes then covered with a new, artificial grain created using pigments and other finishes.

Split leather is made of the lower layer of hide that has been “split” away from the upper grain. It is more fragile than full grain leather and is often
used for suede.

Suede is split leather that has been buffed and brushed to create a fuzzy surface feel.

Nubuck is leather that has been buffed and brushed to create a soft, velvety effect. It is created from the out grain of the hide, unlike suede which is
created from the inner side of the hide, making it stronger and more durable.

The most important factor when shopping for leather furniture is the intended use. Be sure to consider how you will live in the furniture, and
select a leather type appropriate to that use. Unprotected leather can feel luxurious and exude natural beauty, but its not the best choice for an active
family or pets. To learn more about leather options or to see our selection, visit our showroom today.

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

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