Friday, December 18, 2009

Norwalk Furniture: Welcome to Joplin!

We were so excited to find out we could carry Norwalk Furniture. Obviously we have limited floor space and can't keep a truckload of furniture on the floor, but we do have room for some carefully chosen pieces. Our Norwalk rep gave us the thumbs up and we wrote an order. Well, our rep might say we wrote an order after about 2 hours of pouring over their fabric! It was such a tough decision to choose a couple of fabrics out of their collections. There is no shortage of fabric choices, and then there's the decisions of nail head trim, contrast welt, and stain colors.

Here's an interesting article about the Norwalk Furniture company. They had actually closed and were saved by 12 local Ohio families. We are proud to add this American made furniture line to our shop!!
They must be off to a good start to get Candice Olson on board. Norwalk has included a line of furniture designed by Candice--take a look at it for yourself. We even jumped in with one of her chairs, the Marlo:

Marlo Chair

Ours is upholstered in a creamy, textured fabric with a darker, antique nail head trim down the arms and across the bottom. The chair is taller than many, which emphasizes the graceful curve of the arms.

Tanner Chair

We also have a chair and matching ottoman. They are upholstered in something you might describe as a "men's suiting fabric", or a "window pane fabric". We had shiny nickel nail head trim added to this one, which gives this more traditional style chair a bit of a contemporary edge. It is really a comfy chair, as well, and is a top seller for Norwalk.

If you don't make it in to see our new furniture line next week, remember we'll be back on January 11, 2010. In the meantime, visit Norwalk's website and see your furniture with your fabric choices before you purchase. They have a great "Design and Create" studio on-line.

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