home furnishings

Home furnishings sales continue major slump in October; more orders are cancelled by retailers, customers

New home-furnishings orders fell for the 16th consecutive month during October, down almost 30% year over year to $1.92 billion, as retailers and consumers continued to cancel or delay orders.

Orders also were down 17.4% from $2.33 billion in September, according to the latest survey of U.S. manufacturers released Friday by industry research firm Smith Leonard PLLC of High Point.

About 88% of study participants reported a decrease in orders during October, compared with 91% of participants in September.

The firm said a deeper dive into the new order trends shows they have been affected primarily by order cancellations from

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Five to be inducted into American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Five new members will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation. The Hall of Fame Induction Celebration will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons in High Point, North Carolina.

Joining the current 126 members of the Hall of Fame are (pictured above, left to right): Michael Amini, chairman and CEO of AICO/Amini Innovations Corp.; Michael K. Dugan, former president and CEO of Henredon Furniture Industries; John Gabbert, founder of Room & Board; Neil Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Raymour & Flanigan Furniture; and Stephen K. Pond, founding

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Amazon Rivet Furniture | POPSUGAR Home

As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you’ll like too. If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work.

If you’re looking to revamp your space, Amazon is one of our go-tos for all things home, from organizational and storage must haves to clever kitchen gadgets or some of the comfiest couches and bedding. The site has a vast selection of home finds for every aesthetic; we’re talking picks for a modern farmhouse vibe, decor that fits an industrial and rustic home, or

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Bringing B.C. woodcrafters to Central Island homes

As a retailer who’s been serving the Central Island community for more than 13 years, Parry Gallagher is passionate about supporting local.

After all, it’s what’s allowed Coombs Junction Furniture to continue to grow and to give back – not only to the manufacturers they support and the customers they serve, but to the community as a whole, including recent donations to the Royal Canadian Legion and the Oceanside Hospice Society.

So while Parry puts an emphasis on British Columbian- and Canadian-made furnishings year-round, throughout June, the Coombs Junction Furniture team is showing B.C. woodcrafters a little extra love.


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How witches, Elvis and lobsters influence home furnishings: an editor’s vacation odyssey | Cindy W. Hodnett

Furniture is always top of mind for FT editors; it’s a privilege (no, not a hazard) of the profession. Case in point, I recently attended an international home furnishings show in Portugal and followed it with an 11-day vacation road trip in the northeastern U.S. and throughout all of it, I couldn’t help but think about how location and cultural influences can sway a furniture purchase.

The Netflix/Hollywood influence

Consider how an entirely new generation of furniture buyers was introduced to Mid-Century Modern furniture during the heyday of Mad Men, the series about a successful advertising executive set in the

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Anne Klein to sell furniture at tricky time for the category

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Dive Brief:

  • Anne Klein, known best for apparel and footwear, last week announced its entry into the furniture category via a licensing agreement with Nova Design, according to a press release from brand owner WHP Global.

  • The collection, to debut this winter, will feature “Parisian Chic, Scandinavian, and mid-century styles,” inspired in part by the late designer’s homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons, per the release.

  • Private equity-backed brand management firm WHP Global bought Anne Klein from Premier Brands Group three years

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