HiJinks at High Point

Hello Boys and Girls!  Welcome to Schneiderman’s story hour!  Today we will be reading a tale of harrowing adventure as our furniture and accessory buyers embark on a quest for the best North Carolina has to offer!

The Tale of the Three Buyers and Their Mighty Foe

The morning sun in Furniture Forest calmly rises as our adventurers, Susan and Natalie, discuss the day’s possibilities.  “I recognize this table,” says Susan.  “I believe it may have been stolen from our home castle.”

“I don’t think so,” Natalie replies.  “The builder must have made more than one.  See, there’s more than one of the same chair.”

“Yes, that is true.  Mighty clever of the chairsmith to make a matching pair.  I must try to get them home to the castle to see if they will be liked by the villagers.  Perhaps if people are envious of the fabulous tufted backs and low track arms, they will want them for their own homes,” Susan remarked.

And so our adventurers, having found what may be a wonderful addition to the home castle, soldiered on.

“But, alas!” cried Jason, adventurer number 3, “I believe this chair to be a better choice for the castle.  There may only be one, but the pattern is interesting and the arms higher. ”

A sudden tone of hushed incredulity overcame Susan and Natalie.  This Jason person knows much more about the wood carvers than the chair smithers.  From whence comes this sudden opinion?  But, ever the agreeable adventurers, Susan and Natalie decide that Jason should be humored.  Besides, the pattern is nice and there are many rooms in the castle.  Perhaps another of the villagers would like this chair better.  More choices mean more happy people!

Our three adventurers continue to agree as they wander the Furniture Forest on High Point mountain when suddenly, the Evil Prince Chad pops out from behind the famous Deen Tree! [Insert ominous music here.]

“I know what the villagers want to see at your castle better than anyone else ever could,” Evil Prince Chad exclaimed!  Little do our adventurers know, Evil Prince Chad’s favorite Evil Thing to do is to send adventurers on the wrong path and watch as they disagree!  “See here, the villagers will love this amazing art and fabulous flame-stitch pillow fabric!”

“I agree,” Jason remarks.

“I agree,” Natalie says.

“Well I don’t,” says Susan, “That flame-stitch was teleported here from the land of 1976 and has no place at our lovely castle.”

Enmity and discord abound as our three adventurers begin to fight each other with the soft and fluffy artifacts found in the Furniture Forest. 

The Evil Prince Chad watches gleefully from afar as our three adventurers continue to fight over just what the villagers will want to see inside the home castle.  Eventually, though, our adventurers figure out what the Evil Prince Chad really wants and decide to thwart his Evil Plan.

“I don’t think all the arguing is productive.  And I have poly fill in my hair from those fluffy artifacts,” said Natalie with true concern for Susan’s feelings. “I am sorry I did not listen.  We have many rooms and hallways in the castle to fill and so we can find room for all our favorites!”

“And I am sorry I was so negative about your pillow fabric.  It is not my favorite, but I am only one adventurer.  We come to the Furniture Forest together so many opinions can be heard,” Susan replied.

And so, the Evil Prince Chad’s dastardly plans ruined, our adventurers continued to find great pieces from Furniture Forest on High Point Mountain to bring home to their castles and show off to the villagers.  Good Luck to our adventurers and have a safe trip home!

Inside High Point

While our buyers peruse the showrooms in High Point, North Carolina, we wanted to give you a preview of what they are seeing.  Curtesy of robertpetril, here is a view of the showrooms and all the fabulous new home products and furniture in 2011.

What’s New with White?

While exploring the wonderful world of furniture trends, I started to notice a definite change in tonal palette from brown to mushroom to light gray to white.  And now, white is in.  The cream has risen to the top.  And those of us who cannot sit anywhere without leaving a tea ring on the sofa arm are terrified! 

White tonal looks have always been popular in lush hotels and high end spas and now that look is coming home with us.  Consider the bed below.

Not only is the bedding white (with cream and gold accents, yum!), but the furniture, walls, and floor are all varying shades.  This is the secret to a monotone look.  Texture and varying colors bring subtle visual interest which reads as elegant and refined. 

With the spring season upon us and a host of new pieces on their way, we look forward to more light pieces in our showrooms to help create this fresh, clean look in your home.

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