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The Season of Dining Tables

September marks the start of our Season of Celebration- a sale focused around decorating your home for the holidays! We know it may seem soon, but in order to ensure your new pieces come in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s best to order sooner rather than later. This time of year we focus on a few different pieces- dining tables and chairs, and living room seating in preparation for out of town guests and entertaining. Today we are sharing some of our favorite dining tables that are both stylish and functional, allowing for more eating and less stress this upcoming holiday season.

  1. Menlo Park Dining

The Menlo Park dining room set has a rectangle stone top table with a metal “X” base, mixing a natural element with a more contemporary feel. The chairs have a coordinating metal base, shorter back, and medium gray upholstery. This set is beautifully stylish, modern, and comfortable for hosting a small gathering in your home.

2. Chateau Dining

The Chateau dining table has a wooden top with an inset edge and charcoal gray accent striping on the top. The tapered legs are finished with metal ferrules in a platinum finish. With the two 20-inch leaves, this dining table extends to 120—inches, comfortably seating ten.

3. Canadel’s Customizable Dining

Do you have an idea of what you’d like and can’t seem to find it anywhere? Norwood can help! Canadel’s customizable dining program has plenty of options to meet your needs from different table sizes and shapes, finishes, leg styles, a variety of chairs, and upholstery fabrics.

We would love to help you find the dining table of your dreams, check out more here. Thanks for stopping by!

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Grand King Bed

Do you ever feel like your king bed just isn’t quite big enough? Meet the Grand King, at a whopping 98″ wide and 84″ long (in comparison a King is 76″ wide and 80″ long).

In 2011, Designer Shasta created her first Grand King for a customer who slept by taking up most of her current bed, and was in need of something larger. After scouring the internet for a large bed, we had another set of customers that came in having found out about Shasta’s 2011 project and were excited to create their very own Grand King. The customers’ goal was to create a space where their growing family could relax and nap together.

As you can imagine, everything had to be custom made for this massive bed, starting with the bed itself. After finding some inspiration around the showroom with their customers, Shasta and Janet used a local upholsterer to create the Grand King with a fabric they selected to meet the customers’ needs.

Next up is the mattress, custom made by one of Norwood’s mattress companies to fit perfectly into the new bed frame. Along with a custom mattress comes a custom mattress pad and sheets, all sourced by designers Shasta and Janet.

The last piece of the project was the bedding. Shasta and Janet had a duvet cover made out of washable fabric so that their customers could throw it in the wash at any time. Using the same washable fabric, a pop of color, and rope trim, they had 4 euro sized shams created to go across the back of the bed. The other three pillows are custom sizes, made to beautifully reach across the 84″ wide bed.

Whatever you can dream up, we can help you create it!

If you’d like to see more behind the scenes information on the project, check out this Youtube video featuring designers Shasta and Janet:

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Seating for the Whole Family

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Do you struggle with seating in your home? Do you want something stylish yet large and comfortable to entertain with? Sectionals are the answer! Sectionals (even leather ones) have become increasingly stylish over the years and with some of the programs Norwood has to offer, can be totally customized to your family’s needs.

If you love the look of light upholstery but need something that can stand the test of time, our “kid-proof” fabrics may do just the trick. We encourage you to come see all of our sectionals in person and talk with our designers who can show you the many configurations available for each of the pieces we carry.

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Vahallan Hand-Painted Wall Coverings


Wallpaper is a beautiful choice, but even more stunning are these hand-painted wall coverings from Vahallan.

VAHALLAN was established in 1997 after the owner, Dan Nelson, attempted to repair a section of damaged wallpaper in his own home. Once he realized a simple repair option didn’t exist, he became inspired to create a much more artistic wall covering alternative that would be applied to the wall in smaller “panels”.

He envisioned that smaller decorative panels would not only create more beautiful walls, it would also improve the reparability of any paper damage. Through years of hard work, perseverance and constant innovation, Dan and the Vahallan team continues to build on VAHALLAN’s strong reputation for creating some of the finest decorative wall coverings in the industry.

The unique part about these wall coverings is their texture, which makes them even more visually incredible. If you’re looking to add a show-stopping element of design to your home, visit us today to inquire about Vahallan’s product!

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Outdoor Drapery

Here in Arizona, 9 out of the 12 months each year are absolutely beautiful (well, at least 8), meaning that we spend more time outside than most of the country does. In turn, we take pride in having beautiful outdoor spaces where we can entertain, enjoy dinner with our families, and take cover on those hot summer pool days. Here at Norwood we believe in bringing the indoors-out, this means creating a space outside that feels just as much like “home” as your living room.

Outdoor design planning usually starts with furniture, which we can absolutely help you with, but today we wanted to talk about something different- outdoor drapery. We all have window coverings inside of our home, so why not have them outside too? Drapery can be used in a variety of ways as shown above including both for function and fashion and on windows or on ceilings. Our designers can put together a complete outdoor space for you from furniture to area rugs to drapery.

You’re probably wondering what makes drapery suitable for outdoor use vs. indoor. The biggest difference is the way that the fabric is dyed, outdoor fabric is solution-dyed, meaning that the material is dyed even before it’s formed into a thread. Indoor fabrics on the other hand are dyed once in thread form, or even once they’re made into a textile. This means outdoor fabrics are more steadfast, keeping their color longer. Some outdoor fabrics even have UV inhibitors, making them virtually indestructible by the sun.

We invite you to stop by Norwood today and take a look at our drapery department, where design dreams really do come true! We would love to help you create an outdoor oasis.

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Elran

Minimalist living room with niche fireplace – rendering

Motion furniture is a best-seller here at Norwood, and we understand why. Comfort is important when you’re at home, but we also think style is equally as important. Our newest addition to  motion furniture is the line Elran, where comfort and style collide.

Founded in 1967 by Mr. Irving Lubin, Elran was the first Canadian company to specialize in reclining furniture. Today, this family business is managed by the second generation, Mr. Sheldon Lubin and Mr. Eric Abécassis. Until 1979, Elran manufactured only one type of product, the reclining chair. 1980 marked a very important year for Elran. We became the first company to introduce reclining loveseats and sofas on the market. Today, Elran is a leader in the industry and offers a complete range of reclining chairs, loveseats, sofas and many other options. With over 150 collections of various styles – traditional, transitional and contemporary – available in more than 550 fabrics and leathers.

“We believe in offering consumers products of extremely high quality that meet their expectations and are tailor-made for today’s lifestyle”, says Elran president Sheldon Lubin. Elran designs comfortable, timeless products that reflect the very latest trends in comfort and lifestyle features. Constantly evolving at the leading edge of technological innovation, Elran continues to fine-tune its recliner mechanisms and offer a terrific range of flexible styles and collections. Motion furniture has changed a great deal over the years. Today, recliners fit right in with the way we define comfort – cocooning at home and relaxing in our very own home theatre.

 You can see Elran‘s top frames here or shop in our store to try them in person.
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Furniture, Drapes, and Carpet, Oh My!

Norwood carries carpet, say what? Yes, that’s right! In order to make our clients’ design experience as seamless as possible, Norwood’s Designers can help you choose the perfect carpet to compliment your new furniture and draperies.

Anderson Tuftex says, “Not only is flooring an element of design, it’s literally foundational to the overall aesthetic of your home. At Anderson Tuftex, we like to think of the floor as a canvas upon which all other home decor is showcased to create your unique, artfully crafted living spaces.”

Visit Norwood today to begin creating the home of your dreams- we have you covered from top to bottom!

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Ultra Violet

Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet, is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. It’s been years since we’ve seen a hue quite like this in interior decor. Whites, grays, and muted tones are being overtaken this year by bright bold colors once again.

Pantone describes Ultra Violet as follows, “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”

Ultra Violet may be just what some colorless homes need, while other spaces could benefit by just a touch of the color in accent pillows or something smaller. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite uses of the color in the photos above. What do you think, would you use Ultra Violet in your home?

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High Point Market Day 1

We’ve been back from High Point for a couple of weeks now, but I thought it would be fun to show you the things we saw each day in case you didn’t catch our Instagram stories.

We started day 1 looking at upholstery and noticed quite a few immediate trends- tribal/global prints, blue sofas and sectionals, and the welcomed appearance of blush pink.

Tribal and global prints were everywhere from ottomans to pillows and even entire accent chairs. These fun prints added color and personality to spaces with larger solid colored upholstery.

The one color that was absolutely everywhere was blue. Really, who doesn’t like blue? In recent years most larger upholstery like sofas and sectionals have been in gray and beige/tan but we spotted different shades of blue in numerous upholstery showrooms. Blue can really be used as a neutral if done right, bringing lots of new opportunities when shopping for your living room!

Aside from blue, we also saw lots of muted tones, specifically blush pink. Blush made its way to millennial weddings a few years ago, but as the generation gets ready to purchase homes, its now been duplicated in the furniture industry. We’ve even heard blush pink referred to many times as “Millennial pink”. What do you think, would you live with a pink sectional or sofa?

Check back next week for day 2, and thanks for stopping by!

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High Point Furniture Market Fall 2017

Tomorrow our buying team heads to the High Point Market in North Carolina to search for new pieces for our showroom.

Did you know the first formal Southern Furniture Market was held in High Point in 1909? It has been hosting twice yearly shows ever since, except during World War II when the market was temporarily put on hold.

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. There are currently 180 buildings, 11.5 million sqft of showroom space, more than 2,000 exhibitors, and tens of thousands of new products introduced at each market.

Designers, furniture stores, architects, artists and even celebrities grace the market each year, ensuring they’re up to date with the market trends.

Keep a close watch on our social media channels over the weekend as we share snippets from market and a giveaway!

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