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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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Labor Day Savings Event

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

smith brothersBy BreeAnn Cook:

Do you ever wonder when is the best time to buy furniture? Manufacturers typically offer promotions throughout the year, and every furniture store will have their own sales as well, but, as a general rule, Labor Day is a great time to save. With kids heading back to school, and minds shifting to the approaching holiday season, people are preparing their homes for all those guests. Furniture manufacturers know this and strive to entice you with additional savings. Here’s a list of our upcoming Labor Day Savings to help you find exactly what you need:

Hancock & Moore– 5% off Upholstery. We love them for their top quality leather and exquisite detailing. Aug.1 st – Sept. 5th

Tempur-Pedic– Save up to $500 on select adjustable mattress sets. If your looking for a great night’s sleep, you owe it to yourself to try a Tempur-Pedic. Aug. 21 st –Sept. 17th

Stressless– Receive up to $1500 toward the purchase of Stressless seating or accessories, or Save $500 on any Stressless Signature Base recliner and
ottoman or LegComfort Recliner. Check out the latest and greatest from the innovators of comfort. You will love the gentle rocking motion of the
signature base.

IMG– 5% off all relaxers, wall savers, and home theater seating. They swivel, glide, recline, and best of all, they are compact, so they work well is
small spaces.

Smith Brothers– 10% off upholstery. Quality upholstery is made with quality components, and Smith Brothers prides themselves on using the best
materials. We’d love to show what sets them apart.

Bradington Young– 10% off all luxury motion products. Bradington Young has you covered when it comes to reclining sectionals, sofas, or
chairs. Available in fabric or leather, power or manual, they’ve got the options you need.

Universal – Back to School Savings 10% off Smartstuff (Aug. 25 th -Sept. 4th ). Labor Day sale on Paula Deen Home (Sept. 1st – 12th ) Smartstuff is our go to source for kid’s furniture, with “Smart” features.

C.R.Laine – Save an additional 10% off upholstery (does not include MatchMaker). If you’re looking for a well tailored sofa with designer
details, look no further than C.R.Laine. They offer several customizations options that allow you furniture to stand out from all the rest. (Aug. 30th
–Sept. 6th ).

Kincaid – 10% off

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

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The bed that goes great with anything….

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

By: BreeAnn Cook

When it comes to flexibility, nothing gives you more options than a metal bed. They come in a variety of styles and finishes, making them complimentary to all design aesthetics, and best of all, they can be mixed with any wood finish, no “matching” required. With over 40 years of experience, Wesley Allen, a Los Angeles based manufacturer, has perfected the metal bed. Here’s what sets them apart:

–  Over 30 multi-layered hand applied finishes to choose from, so you’ll find a color you love.

– High end fabric options for upholstered headboards, including Sunbrella fabrics.

– Configuration options like complete beds, headboard only, headboard with surround, canopy beds, day beds and beds with return posts.

– Unibody Construction that yields uncompromising strength.

– Powerbond finish for superior durability, that doesn’t chip or flake easily.

– Patented Millenium Frames made of high gauge steel for superior mattress support; it’s strongest in the industry.

– Hand poured decorative castings over welded iron creates a solid, one piece bed.

– Lifetime warranty, so you can purchase with confidence.

Whether you’re mixing with family heirlooms, or just want to add a bold statement to your master bedroom, metal beds are a great solution. Shop our selection of Wesley Allen beds, or 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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Unique Comfort choices from Stressless

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

StresslessBy BreeAnn Cook

If you’ve ever experienced a Stressless recliner, you know why they are synonymous with comfort. But, did you know that Stressless offers base choices allowing you to create your own unique style of comfort? Ekornes has expanded their Stressless base lineup to include rocking, power and even office base options.

The Classic Base is made of laminated European beech and is available in multiple finish options. The lines are simple and classic, just as the name indicates.

The Siganture Base takes comfort to a new level with a subtle rocking motion that will send you into ultimate relaxation. It’s made of aluminum with a wooden frame, and sits slightly taller than the Signature base. The over all look is sleek and contemporary.

The Classic Legcomfort base is the newest introduction from Ekornes. It’s a powered footrest hidden under the seat, which extends out at the push of a button. Currently, Legcomfort is only in available on Medium and Large sizes, and is available with battery power backup.

The Home office base provides the same comfort you love from Stressless recliners, with the freedom of movement needed in an office environment. Speaking from experience, this is the most comfortable office chair you will ever enjoy.

Visit our showroom today in Winston-Salem to try the different base options for yourself, and stay tuned to our Facebook Page for the arrival of the Legcomfort base. Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Cool new finds from the High Point Furniture Market

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

By BreeAnn Cook

The High Point Furniture Market is the showplace for manufacturers to debut their latest and greatest in new products. Since technology has become an integral part of our lives, manufacturers seek new ways to impress us with their tech tools. Let’s talk about some of the hot new features.

Southern Motion introduced us to the articulating headrest that provides perfect neck support while optimizing the television viewing angle. They also gave us full power recliners and a built in USB port for charging our devices while we relax. Now, they are offering an app that controls your recliner. What???? Well since you already have your cell phone handy, why not use it to recline your chair. The app also allows you to set your favorite chair position with memory settings.

If you own an IMG Comfort Relaxer, you already know that they are extremely comfortable. They swivel, glide, recline and have an adjustable headrest, all without taking up much space. They are also available in both power and manual models. Now, IMG has added a power headrest and power lumbar support option. So, instead of a single motor to recline the relaxer, there are now three motors, one for each function. This option is currently available on the Chelsea model only, but should be available on more models soon.

You may remember our blog post a few months ago on the health benefits of a standing desk. If you missed it, you can read it here.

Now, you can have a desk that adjusts to your desired height at the touch of a button. Gat Creek introduced the Sullivan lift desk that transitions from a seated height to standing height with ease. It can move from a minimum 28” height to a maximum 47” height, and can carry up to 165 pounds of office equipment. It also features programmable memory buttons allowing you to adjust to four different height preferences. It comes in two lengths, 48” and 60”, and is available in a variety of finishes on Ash, Cherry or Maple. Watch their video here.

These are just a few on the new introductions that you can expect to see on our showroom floor in a few months. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, so you can be one of the first to know when the new products arrive! Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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