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Design Your Dream Home!

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Do you have a vision of how you want to design your home, but need a little help putting it together? Our team is here to help! Suburban Furniture is pleased to offer an in home consultation from our designer. And it can end up being absolutely FREE to you. Our Design Consultants bring years of experience into their work. They know that function and aesthetics have equal value in a home, and will work with you to customize a space that gives you both. Whether you want to design an entire room or a whole home, our Design Team has the inspiration for any project!

How does it work? Our in-store designer and your sales associate will come out to your home and spend up to an hour per room exploring your current space. They will note colors, layout and special pieces you may want to decorate around. They will come to understand what you want to achieve. They may bring samples or suggestions based on any previous in store conversations. They will then return to the store and within one to two weeks, invite you into the store to present their suggestions to you. This includes suggestions for one, some or all of furniture, accessories, area rugs, general paint colors, and room layouts to help you achieve your goals.

How much does it cost? We thought you said it was FREE! There is a $350 consultation fee that is collected before the in-home visit. When you purchase $3,500 of merchandise or more we apply the $350 towards your purchase.

Stop by one of our conveniently located stores to start your design project now!

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Featured Brand: Bolton

Bolton

We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you’re enjoying learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Bolton. So sit back and relax and have a closer look at what Bolton is all about.

At Bolton Furniture it is our goal to offer you the best possible value in Kids Furniture, Guest / Second Bedroom, Sleep, Study, Storage and Entertainment Wall Solutions. We want your entire buying experience to be the best it possible can be.

Bolton Furniture is a source of Youth Bedroom Furniture, Low Loft Systems, Lifestyles Furniture and Unique Wall Storage systems. We are located in Morrisville, Vermont in the North Central section of the state, 10 miles North of the resort area of Stowe. Our products are manufactured utilizing Select Hardwoods and Veneers. Our Painted product are manufactured utilizing the same select hardwood and Furniture Board.

Vermont Precision Woodworks and its predecessors have been in the woodworking business in Northern Vermont since the early 1900’s. In the early 70’s the plant started producing wood components for the musical instrument industry, particularly piano parts. This has helped us perfect our woodworking skills for detailed pieces. During the 1980’s, we became a wood furniture manufacturer when we started making beds and bunk beds by contract for dorms and residences. During this period, we excelled in making durable furniture that could withstand everyday wear. In 1985, the factory continued in the furniture business, fabricating children’s furniture made of hard maple.

Since then, VT Precision has become a wood furniture manufacturer of great reputation. Our hardwood furniture is renowned as being durable, solid, practical and, most importantly, absolutely beautiful.

Bolton Furniture’s predecessor, Vermont Precision Woodworks, had been a manufacturer in the woodworking business in Northern Vermont since the early 1900’s. In the early 70’s the plant started producing wood components for the musical instrument industry, particularly piano parts. This has helped us perfect our woodworking skills for detailed pieces. During the 1980’s, Vermont Precision began manufacturing twin and bunk beds for both contract and residential markets. Our Beds were being used in dorms and residential settings. During this period, we excelled in making durable furniture that could withstand everyday wear. In 1985, the factory continued in the furniture business, fabricating children’s furniture made of hard maple and cherry

The same expertise and attention to detail that went in to manufacturing Vermont Precision products has gone in to the sourcing of Bolton Furniture. We communicate with our sources on a regular basis giving them feedback to ensure the product being shipped to us meets our customers expectations.

We are committed to offering the best value possible for the products and services we provide. We will continue to listen to our customers to make current products better and to introduce new products to meet your needs.

Art Noveau (1890-1910)

Today we’ll take a look at another piece of design history as it pertains to furniture that was around during the same era as the Arts and Crafts movement which we discussed in our last blog.  This movement was called Art Noveau and was a naturalistic style characterized by intricately detailed patterns and curving lines.  While it did find its way to the States (where it was also referred to as “Tiffany style” due to its association with Louis Comfort Tiffany), this movement is most often associated with France where the period truly began in 1890 and is seen as the first truly original design style to come along in almost a century.  Art Noveau is also considered a “total” style, embracing architecture, graphic design, interior design and the majority of the decorative arts, including furniture.  According to the philosophy of the style, art should be a way of life.

Although Art Nouveau acquired distinctly localized tendencies as its geographic spread increased, some general characteristics are indicative of the form.  One description described it as “sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip”, which became well known during the early spread of Art Nouveau.  Subsequently, not only did the work itself become better known as The Whiplash but the term “whiplash” is frequently applied to the characteristic curves employed by Art Nouveau artists.  Nature was advocated as a source of inspiration for artists looking to break away from styles of the past.  The unfolding of Art Nouveau’s flowing line may be understood as a metaphor for the freedom and release sought by its practitioners and admirers from the weight of artistic tradition and critical expectations.

Art Nouveau was a concerted attempt to create an international style based on decoration. It was developed by a brilliant and energetic generation of artists and designers, who sought to fashion an art form appropriate to the modern age. During this extraordinary time, urban life as we now understand it was established. Old customs, habits, and artistic styles sat alongside new, combining a wide range of contradictory images and ideas. Many artists, designers, and architects were excited by new technologies and lifestyles, while others retreated into the past, embracing the spirit world, fantasy, and myth.

Although international in scope, Art Nouveau was a short-lived movement that was a precursor of modernism, which emphasized function over form and the elimination of superfluous ornament. Although a reaction to historic revivalism, it brought Victorian excesses to a dramatic finale. Its influence has been far reaching and is evident in Art Deco furniture designs, whose sleek surfaces are enriched by exotic wood veneers and ornamental inlays. Dramatic Art Nouveau—inspired graphics became popular in the turbulent social and political milieu of the 1960s, among a new generation challenging conventional taste and ideas.

To learn more about the exact styles incorporated into Art Noveau furniture, visit this handy guide here. And be sure to stop by our showroom today so we can help you find your personal furniture style!