If you have ever watched the Antiques Roadshow, you know that early American-made furniture can make enthusiastic appraisers absolutely giddy. But this article isn’t about a reinvention of the historic style. It’s about furniture, of all styles, being made in the USA.
In the 1800s the furniture industry in the US grew regionally, near where people settled and lived. As industrialization spread and transportation of goods became easier, furniture production focused in North Carolina, North Mississippi and Michigan, near the primary raw material – specifically wood from the indigenous forests and textile mills.
For the last few decades, a growing percentage of the furniture sold in the USA was imported from other countries. Much of it still is. But many of the US factRead More
Your home tells a story of who you are, the life that you have built and the memories you’ve made with the ones you love; your furniture is a part of that. The furniture you choose to fill your home with creates a setting for all of life’s moments, and it should fit your style and your family’s needs.
Thanks to The Furniture Mart, your home’s story has never been easier to tell. The experts at the Furniture Mart have simplified the process of finding furniture that not only will fit your needs, but will also reflect who you are. Their experienced merchandise buyers attend multiple furniture markets a year, providing them access to the newest trends and freshest inventory. This is just one of the ways The Furniture Mart ensures you will find furniture that you love.Read More
South Dakota is home to one of the largest furniture dealers in the nation. It all started in 1976 when founder Bill Hinks created his first furniture store "Unclaimed Freight". Today that empire includes The Furniture Mart and Carpet One at the Western Mall, and the 300,000 square foot facility just off 60th Street North that contains the warehouse, store and administrative offices, as well as other locations throughout the state.
The Furniture Mart is a comprehensive home furnishing solution. Bill Hinks' winning strategy has always been to provide low-cost, high-quality furniture, mattresses, and accessories while delivering a high level of customer service in order to best serve the needs of his customers. Bill continues to be actively involved in every aspect of the busRead More
Prairie Heritage Cabinetry and Furniture is committed to designing and producing quality built cabinetry by means of creative concepts, solid reliable service and superior craftsmanship.
Beautiful design doesn’t just happen… it begins with professionalism, patience and an understanding of the customer’s personal style. Even though each customer has an individual style preference, there are key concerns that need to be met on every project. For example, value with a workable budget, responsiveness to questions and concerns, effective communication from planning stage through style & finish selection, and attention to detail in all aspects of your project.
At Prairie Heritage Cabinetry and Furniture, their goal is to build and maintain a relationship with theiRead More
Ask anyone in the Sioux Empire where they go when in the market for home furnishings, and they'll say "The Furniture Mart,"of course!Every time you visit the showroom, you will be duly impressed with the vast selection of everything having to do with home furnishings.The Furniture Mart is truly the destination store of the region.
The professionals at The Furniture Mart understand that shopping for home furnishings is not the same for every customer.One may be looking for the perfect bedroom set, or a new dining room table, while another may be ready for a new look in the living room or den.Whatever your furniture needs or budget may be, The Furniture Mart delivers the optimum shopping experience by creating an environment that is product rich and stress-free.
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Many things have changed since Woody and Marcia Gnadt founded Family Floors and Furniture in 1996. Since their opening, trends have come and gone and the Family Floors and Furniture showroom has expanded multiple times. Woody retired nearly three years ago and his children have since taken the reigns. Markell and Marissa, along with family friend Chris, now operate the family business. Chris has always felt like part of the family and hopes that customers get the same feeling when they walk through the door.
While so much has changed in the past 30 years, the key fundamentals of this flooring business have remained the same. Woody and Marcia built the foundation of this business on knowledge and service for their customers. To this day, that is the main goal. Educating their customers isRead More
The summer months are for kicking a ball around the yard with the kids, enjoying a good book, and hosting grill outs, but are these activities possible in your backyard?
You can give your backyard a face-lift and perk up your patio in a few simple ways.
If your outdoor furniture was outside through the South Dakota winter it probably needs a touch-up. If your budget does not allow a brand new outdoor furniture set, defeat your budget and revamp your old set. Give your old furniture a new life by repainting it, or recovering the cushions. Treat yourself to the perfect place to dive into agood book by adding comfy pillows to the furniture and creating your own nook. If you are looking to updateyour furniture, wicker can be used indoor and outdoor to beat any type weather South Dakota tRead More
The beauty and versatility of leather furniture has helped make it a favorite for today’s consumers. Because leather is such a practical material for home furnishings, it has become a viable option for more and more people! If you are considering leather upholstery for your home, you may have some questions about how leather compares to fabric. Keep reading and you’ll learn about the different types of leather furniture and how to make an informed purchase.
Characteristics of Leather
If leather furniture is well cared for it can last for 15-20 years instead of the 4-5 years many other furniture coverings average. Leather is strong, yet soft, which improves in feel and appearance as use brings out its natural patina. One misconception about leather is that it isn’tRead More
Whether you are remodeling a room in your home or are starting from scratch, the process can feel a bit overwhelming.
Think about designing your room in layers. Tackling one layer at a time can make the task feel more manageable. Rugs, window coverings, paint, lighting, furniture, throws, pillows, art, mirrors, books and plants are all layers. If you get stuck on one decision (like paint color) just move on and come back to it later.
Find your style.
Do you like formal or casual? Do you love French country style, a more contemporary style or do you long to live in a cottage style home? If you're not sure what you style is there are many online "quizzes" you can take to help you find it. Spend some time to identify the style elements you love, and make plans to bring thRead More
Let's face it - life is busy. And one of the byproducts of a busy life is a cluttered house. With piles of paper coming home from school and toys creating obstacle courses in the family room, parents may wonder how they'll ever take back control of the house. A few experts share their ideas for doing just that.
Making the most of small spaces
Lisa Godsey, a registered interior designer for nearly 20 years and an instructor at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, recommends that people start looking at interior spaces in a new way - up. Utilizing a room's vertical space along the walls takes the heavy lifting off floor space as a catch-all for clutter.
"Consolidating objects in some kind of containment, whether with shelves, cubes, wall-hung baskets or other organiRead More
Do you have a tired oak bookcase, dining table, entertainment center or end tables? Give them new life by simply painting them black. Its a weekend project well worth the time. I have given this tutorial to several friends and family that have only intended to do one piece of furniture, but have ended up repainting an entire bedroom set. Its addicting.
Start by sanding. If its a larger piece, like a dresser or table top,use a power hand sanderto save time. If your piece has lots of curves you will have to use a sanding block or a combination of both.It's not necessary to sand down to the raw wood, but make sure you have taken offthe old finish and evened out anychipped paint.Use a piece of cheese cloth to wipe off any sanding dust, then prime. This is an important step and will enRead More
In many homes, the living room serves more uses than any other room, so it’s important to find the best arrangement for your furnishings. One fundamental rule of interior design is to avoid putting all of your furniture against the walls. This tip isn’t only for aesthetic reasons; breaking a room into zones can improve how it serves for multiple functions.
Whether you have a large room to segment or a smaller space you’d like to optimize, there are some simple changes you can make. First, consider the main function of the room. If it’s primarily used for television-watching, orient seating towards the TV. If it’s used for socializing, create cozy seating groups. “Float” the sofa group in the middle, away from the walls. A coffee table or two end Read More