Finishing Touches: Habersham Distress and Aging Finish Standards

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
May 15th, 2014

Antique Honey side by sideWe want to let our trade customers know about the Distress & Aging Standards for our finish options, including Classic Studio, Parisian Luxe and Essentials.  Please see examples here.

Designed to make it easier than ever to guarantee your discriminating client’s complete satisfaction on the quality and craftsmanship of our handcrafted finishes, these standards should remove any guesswork regarding your expectations from the ordering process.

As you’ll see, we’ve created clear-cut, easy-to-understand  — and visualize distress & aging levels -  25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. This givesBrittany Distress side by side sized for email you the flexibility you’ve come to expect with Habersham finishes – offering a versatile range within the standard pricing structure.

Because our custom capabilities are virtually limitless, other aging and distressing options are always available for an upcharge.

Use your trade login here on the website  or contact Habersham Representative or 800.HABERSHAM to request a full set of high resolution images showcasing  Habersham Distress  & Aging Standards to share with your clients.Sandemar Distress side by side sized for email

Habersham Biltmore Chateau Reserve Collection| Inspired By a Glorious Time. Created to Fit Your Lifestyle Today

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
April 29th, 2014

64-2390 Habersham Biltmore Broad River BreakfrontWe were delighted to see that the editors of Furniture Today magazine included our new Biltmore Broad River Breakfront in the Spring High Point Best of Market “Editor’s Picks” section of the April 21, 2014 issue.  Named for the French Broad River which flows through Biltmore Estate, the piece shown here was featured in our High Point showroom in Sandemar and Sea Spray Multi-Color finishes.

This piece was one of the anniversary designs we unveiled during the Spring High Point Market commemorating our 10-year licensing partnership with Biltmore.  The new designs now join the Biltmore Chateau Reserve Collection, a collaboration between Habersham and Biltmore, that draws its inspiration from the entertainment and hospitality that defined the landmark Asheville, NC estate at the turn of the century.

During Spring Market we also announced the next phase of our partnership – the introduction of a new Custom Fitted Furniture Collection.  Set to debut during the Fall 2014 High Point Market, the new collection will encompass bespoke furniture for the entire home, including dressing room, wine cellar, library, kitchen, bath and other room designs.

From the beginning, our vision at Habersham has been to create furniture in keeping with Vanderbilt’s vision – versatile, high quality designs that invite homeowners to truly express their own sense of style.   The pieces have been consistent bestsellers over the years and we look forward to taking the partnership to the next level with our custom furniture capabilities.

Celebrating 10 Years | Habersham and Biltmore

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
April 15th, 2014

Habersham  and Biltmore Mark 10-Year Licensing Partnership During Spring 2014 HPMKTHabersham and Biltmore celebrated our 10-year licensing partnership anniversary during last week’s Spring High Point Market.  As part of the celebration, we co- hosted a Biltmore Wine & Cheesecake Celebration in our Market Square showroom on Saturday afternoon.

Before the event was over, Tim Rosebrock, Biltmore’s Vice President and General Manager for Biltmore’s licensing division (right), presented me with a Biltmore print by artist Teresa Pennington  as a token of thanks for the successful partnership.

We have been very grateful for our partnership with the Biltmore team.  We enjoy working with everyone at Biltmore and are delighted with the direction the partnership is heading, which includes our next joint venture, the  introduction of a new Custom Fitted Furniture Collection.  Set to debut during the Fall 2014 High Point Market, the new collection will encompass bespoke furniture for the entire home, including dressing room, wine cellar, library, kitchen, bath and other room designs.

From the beginning, our vision at Habersham has been to create furniture in keeping with Vanderbilt’s vision – versatile, high quality designs that invite homeowners to truly express their own sense of style.   The pieces have been consistent bestsellers over the years and we look forward to taking the partnership to the next level with our custom furniture capabilities.

Come Celebrate With Habersham & Biltmore During Spring High Point Market!

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 17th, 2014

Habersham and Biltmore Spring High Point Market Celebration 2014For the past 10 years our Biltmore® Chateau Reserve Collection has drawn its inspiration from the entertainment and hospitality that defined the landmark Asheville, NC estate at the turn of the century.  Our collection’s grand scale designs and accent furniture pieces reflect the art, architecture, hospitality and ambiance that George W. Vanderbilt cultivated for his estate.

To celebrate our partnership with Biltmore, we invite you to join us during Spring High Point Market!  Come to our Market Square Showroom, #191 and:

  • Enjoy our Biltmore Wine & Cheesecake Celebration |  Saturday, April 5 | 4-6 pm
  • Enter a drawing for your chance to win a Biltmore Gift Basket, including 4 tickets to tour the Estate!
  • Explore our new Anniversary designs
  • Learn about our next project – the Chateau Reserve Custom Fitted Furniture Collection

Habersham, Biltmore ® Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 4th, 2014

Biltmore Valencia TableThe Spring High Point Market,  April 5-10, 2014, marks the 10th year of our licensing partnership with Biltmore®. To celebrate the occasion, we will co-host a Wine & Cheesecake Celebration (Saturday, April 5 from 4-6 pm), feature a Biltmore Gift Basket Giveaway, and unveil a number of new anniversary furniture designs in our Market Square Showroom – 191.  We invite all market attendees to join us!

The milestone also sets the stage for the next phase of growth for our licensing partnership – the introduction of a new Custom Fitted Furniture Collection. Set to debut during the Fall 2014 High Point Market, the new collection will encompass bespoke furniture for the entire home, including dressing room, wine cellar, library, kitchen, bath and other room designs.

For the past 10 years our Biltmore® Chateau Reserve Collection has drawn its inspiration from the entertainment and hospitality that defined the landmark Asheville, NC estate at the turn of the century.  Our collection’s grand scale designs and accent furniture pieces reflect the art, architecture, hospitality and ambiance that George W. Vanderbilt cultivated for his estate.

From the beginning, our vision at Habersham has been to create furniture in keeping with Vanderbilt’s vision – versatile, high quality designs that invite homeowners to truly express their own sense of style. The pieces have been consistent bestsellers over the years and we look forward to taking the partnership to the next level with our custom furniture capabilities.

Look for more posts in the weeks leading up to Spring Market with more details about our showroom events and other news

Download The Habersham App!

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 27th, 2014

Habersham App Page View 1To better showcase our ever-growing custom capabilities and fine furniture line, we now offer an iPad app that provides wonderful benefits to our trade and consumer audiences alike.

For our  trade customers, the app makes working the line even easier by offering quick, easy access to furniture and finish images for presentations and other business needs. It also provides a convenient, portable showcase, reduces the need for additional catalog printing and will soon help streamline the sales process too.

For our consumer customers, the app takes you  beyond the offerings on our website – providing a more extensive representation of our line, with detailed views, innovative sharing options and other features.Habersham App Page view 2

Users can browse through our  furniture  and finishes in brilliant, high resolution images.  A convenient search tool helps quickly locate specific pieces.  In addition, a wish list tool allows you  to create lists of favorite items that you can then share.

To help fine-tune the sales process, trade customers can access the full e-catalog.   In addition, photo stacks can be created and shared via email for presentations and other needs.

As we will be frequently adding new designs, finishes and photography to the app,  all users are encouraged to  utilize the “Update” option on the introduction screen when they first launch.

Habersham App Page View 3Looking ahead, we are  already working on future features and additions to bring to the app.  Priced at $2.99, the Habersham App is available on the App StoreSM .

Kitchens For Any Space …Even the Cabana!

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 11th, 2014

Habersham Cabana KitchenAt Habersham, our goal is help you create kitchens that complement and enhance your lifestyle – even your cabana!

To make sure we reach this goal, we have assembled  a highly skilled team of veteran woodworkers and cabinet-makers who work closely with our customers to create richly detailed, hand-styled custom cabinetry that conforms to any room space or style.

And, many of our handcrafted furniture designs can also be custom-tailored to meet specific size, space and style preferences. Pieces ranging from beds and dining tables to kitchen islands, media centers and bookcases, can all be custom-built to virtually any specification.

Habersham Cabana Kitchen Overview

To learn more about our custom capabilities and how help you make your design vision a reality , explore our website

Feautured Builder | Charles Rinek Construction

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
January 28th, 2014

Charles Rinek Homes Project Featuring HabershamCharles Rinek has been making dreams come true since 1987.

Taking a “concierge approach” to home building, he, along with wife Jeanne and the rest of the talented team of design professionals from Charles Rinek Construction, Inc., have brought countless dream homes to life for delighted clients in prestigious communities throughout Florida’s Flagler County.

“It’s a discovery process we go through together,” Charles explains.  “Our clients tell us what want, and we work closely with them – from start to finish – interpreting their dreams and creating exactly what they’ve been hoping for.”

To help make these dreams come true, Rinek often turns to Habersham.  “We’ve worked with a number of high-end cabinetry companies but when we discovered Habersham at the High Point Furniture Market, we knew we’d found something special.”Charles Rinek Construction | Habersham

Take, for example, a recent custom project (kitchen shots shown here), Charles and Jeanne were  working on for a couple in Ormond Beach, FL.   “They were at a transitional point in their lives so we wanted to create a design that reflected this period,” Charles explains.  “So we met with them, gathered information about where they had come from and where they were heading.  We took  their past, present and looked to the future to create a design that met the ideal of their aesthetic and they loved it.”

“They are very well traveled and wanted to be reminded of their travels when they came home,” added Jeanne, a design professional who works closely with clients on their home interiors. “They love Asian art and have all sorts of Asian pieces.  But they love Habersham too.  So we are able to blend transitional Habersham cabinetry, contemporary lighting, textures and tones to create a rich look.  It shows there aren’t really any rules in home design except you need to love where you live.”Charles Rinek Construction | Habersham

“With Habersham, everything is included in the front end,” Charles says, discussing its higher end price point.  “ Oftentimes, when working with other cabinetry companies, when you start adding features and doing additional custom work to try to get close to what Habersham provides,  the final product ends up costing more.  With Habersham, you always end up with a better value and, most important, an artful product.”

We also featured the Rinek’s home on our site recently.  Click here to read more.

Photography by Peter Rymwid

Habersham Featured Home: Charles and Jeanne Rinek

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
January 16th, 2014

Habersham Custom Kitchen Cabinetry

Charles Rinek has been making dreams come true since 1987.

Taking a “concierge approach” to home building, he, along with wife Jeanne, and the rest of the talented team of design professionals from Charles Rinek Construction, Inc., have brought countless dream homes to life for delighted clients in prestigious communities throughout Florida’s Flagler County.

“It’s a discovery process we go through together,” Charles explains.  “Our clients tell us what they want, and we work closely with them – from start to finish – interpreting their dreams and creating exactly what they’ve been hoping for.”

Charles and Jeanne called upon this same collaborative approach when it came time to build their own dream home in an established neighborhood nestled within Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park.   “We built this home around our own aesthetic,” said Charles, explaining how he and Jeanne work  together —  he designs the home from scratch and Jeanne focuses on the interiors.  “We opted for a plantation, Georgian style in keeping with the essence of the neighborhood.”

For the cabinetry, the couple chose Habersham.  “We’ve worked with a number of high-end cabinetry companies and wanted something different — something unique for the area,” he says.  “We found Habersham at the High Point Furniture Market and quickly saw that it offered an old world feeling with contemporary features.”

Click here to read their full story and to see more photos of their beautiful home.

Happy New Year From Habersham

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 30th, 2013

Happy New Year From HabershamOn behalf of all of us at Habersham we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

We hope that your home has been filled with family members, friends and joy during this holiday season and we wish you all the best for the coming year!