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Cupid Draw Back Your Bow!

That song is going through my mind and there can be only one reason- Valentine’s Day is upon us! Truth be told, I often play Cupid in the Contents Interiors’ showroom! I love to draw people to their heart’s desire and so often customers arrive and find me lounging sweetly on the object of their desire, usually a super comfy sofa by Lee Industries, but very occasionally I am luxuriating on pillow back Comfort Recliner by American Leather! There is so much sumptuous comfort to be found here at our showroom, and so much of it is American made.

American Leather has an incredible range of leather and upholstery that is made in Dallas Texas, including our best seller, The Comfort Sleeper Sofa. You also have to see American Leather’s very stylish Contemporary Menlo Park, a two-piece sectional sofa, which offers amazing possibilities in reconfigurations. The company’s selection of leathers comes in three different grades of protection, to suit your lifestyle. If you have pets, or children I might add, you might go for the heavy protection! Hickory Manor is another popular traditional North Carolina-based company. The sofas they make are so perfect for Southwest-style homes, with their comfy combination of upholstery and leather. Of course, Contents Interiors also has a steady supply of beautiful Mesquite furniture, all made locally.

‘Made In America’ is a label that we are proud of here at Contents Interiors. It means so much to us that the furniture and design industry here in the USA is thriving, and obtaining local products ensures a low carbon footprint, which is very important to us too. American Leather, Thayer Coggin, Hickory Manor, Copeland, Saloom, and Lee Industries are companies that we absolutely love. The products these companies create are not only of impeccable quality, but they are beautiful and stylish. We are so proud to carry them. Thayer Coggin has been creating high quality handcrafted furniture in North Carolina for over 60 years. Their Milo Baughman Collection is a must see for those interested in iconic mid-century modern design. Thayer Coggin’s Parker Sofa sits in the entry of our showroom near to our Desert Italia section; its sleek design belies its stupendous comfort. Believe me- you know that I know a comfy sofa! This company is also tops for their generous giving back to the design community by providing opportunities to the design students of High Point University. We love them!

The United States presently benefits from the most rigorous standards in the world in terms of environmental sustainability/eco-friendly furniture. We give a big ‘thumbs up’ to companies Copeland, Saloom and Lee Industries. As you may recall, The Sustainable Furnishings Council raises awareness of the sustainability issue, assists companies in adapting good practices and educates consumers about the necessity of good practices by furniture manufacturers. As a Qualifying Member of the Council, Contents Interiors is committed to carrying furnishings that reflect understanding of the Council’s goals. Lee Industries is the first company to receive Gold Exemplary Recognition from the Council and the one and only upholstery manufacturer to hold this top certification, which means that when you purchase Lee Industries furniture you can be sure that your furnishings are created and distributed with the best practices in environmental sustainability intact. This means that low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) finishes, recycled fiber, soy-based foam, natural, organic and flame retardant-fee fabrics are standard and all furniture components have been through a rigorous life-cycle assessment analysis. I am an observer of everything and I notice Carol Bell loves the Lee Industries sofa in our showroom-in fact, I think it’s her favorite sofa in terms of perfect comfort!

Vermont-based Copeland hardwood furniture is clean-lined, contemporary, Shaker-inspired hardwood furniture and is simply gorgeous and enduring. Copeland Furniture was awarded a Silver Exemplary Membership status by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and it takes pride in obtaining its gorgeous hardwood from local, legal and well-managed forests. The varnish used is GREENGUARD certified for low chemical emissions as well. The company does not rest on their laurels and continues to work hard towards reducing their impact on the environment. The lovely Copeland bedroom set in our showroom is solid cherry and the dresser and bedside stands have lovely walnut handles. There will be a 10% off sale on Copeland’s bedroom sets from February 17- March 5th. And isn’t Valentines Week the perfect week to think about upgrading your most intimate space, your bedroom? I think so!

Another bargain on offer at Contents Interiors, right now, is a gorgeous maple Urban Bar Table with 8 Bar Stools, with rust colored upholstery, from the fabulous and creative company called Saloom. Run by Peter and Linda Saloom, in upper Massachusetts, this furniture company ranks high in its dedication to producing “green” furniture and all their gorgeous wood is locally sourced. The quality of Peter Saloom’s work can be seen in our showroom’s Maple table in a gray stain- with its “ooh so comfortable” chairs. Peter brought in chair making equipment from Italy, where they make roomy durable chairs that are also lightweight. What a concept! Come and check these wonderful chairs out yourself. This contemporary dining set comes in your choice of stain and fabric, so the sky is the limit on its versatility.

I am feeling so good right now thinking of all the people I am in love with here at Contents Interiors! They are all my sweethearts! Hope your Valentine’s Week is filled with love too! Come and see us! We’ll show you our passion for ‘Made In America’ Furniture!



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