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Finishing Touches: Habersham Distress and Aging Finish Standards

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

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.

High Point Highlights | Spring Market Intros 2014

01-3305 Habersham Soho Occasional TableThe Soho Occasional Table is one of the versatile new designs that joined our line earlier this month during the Spring 2014 High Point Market.   This console is at home in virtually any décor style – from casual to contemporary.   Clean lines and an elegant apron complete the look.  The new piece is shown here in Antique Honey and Rich Carmine with Gold Accents.

Other new introductions range from chests and sideboards to additions to our popular Biltmore Chateau Reserve Collection.  Click here to see them all!

Defining Timeless Design

Habersham Dressing Room DesignsThe recent Spring 2014 High Point Market gave us the chance to meet with current and prospective clients from all over North America, as well as overseas.  The common theme that permeated each of these client meetings was a sense of excitement for classic and traditional styles, along with the realization that Habersham’s furniture and custom capabilities fit the timeless design needs for their projects better than any other manufacturer in the marketplace today.  But what defines a classic style and what makes something truly timeless?

Of course, the simple answer is that timeless design is not affected by the whims of the marketplace or the ever-changing, always evolving design trends and style directions.  There are other elements at play here, too.  Maybe it’s the traditional look, scale or construction of a piece of furniture. Or, perhaps it is a fresh interpretation of classic or traditional design elements.  Whatever the case,  it seems that truly timeless styles embody unique, quality design elements that blend seamlessly into a range of environments.

When it comes to Habersham, a client might choose one of our hand-styled finishes to fit the classical taste of a given project, while another would see a beautifully fitted room as a way to transition from their busy day to the refuge that was envisioned by their designer. Ultimately, every room of the home, and every part of a project, can have the custom, one-of-a-kind features that make a design timeless.

Vanity Expressions: Express Your Own Sense Of Style in Today’s Bath

Tiffany Link 2 Drawer ChestOur new Vanity Expressions program invites you to create vanity designs from a number of our new and best-selling chest and sideboard styles.  Among them, the new Tiffany Link 2-Drawer Chest.  Featuring a jewelry pattern of linking circles, this classically styled chest can now be customized to bring a look of casual elegance to today’s bath, too.

As part of the new program, you can  order chests like this one in a number of size options  – from 24”up to 60” – that all fall within the standard pricing designation.  Custom sizes are also available for a 30 percent upcharge.

In addition to size options, finish choices are limitless. Trade customers can choose from countless hand-styled finish options within Habersham’s own family of finishes – each offering distinctive looks, hues and textures created by artists using a series of techniques, tools and exacting standards. Further expanding the selection, designers can also work with the Habersham artisan team to match colors from the vast and versatile palettes of Benjamin Moore® and Sherwin-Williams®, which collectively encompasses more than 4400 different tones.

Each vanity ships with a solid top so it can be finished out by customers with  their own sink and faucet fixture selections.  In addition, the base/interiors of vanity designs have been reconfigured to accommodate plumbing and additional storage space.

Color Your World: Versatile Finish Options To Design, Define A Room

64-2395 Biltmore Overlook Arch Bookcase in SeasprayDuring last week’s High Point Market, we used our showroom as a showcase for the versatility of our finish options.  To clearly demonstrate how a finish can change the look of a piece, and set the tone for a room, we showed one of our new introductions in two dramatically different finish options.

The design, shown here, is our Biltmore Overlook Arch Bookcase , which was inspired by the beautiful arches and ironwork in the library of the estate.  The arch design is complemented by an open, ornate grill design on the doors below.

We showed it in Sea Spray Multi-Color with Antique Honey interior (left) and in Empire, also with an Antique Honey interior (below right).  As you can seek each looks decidedly different – reflecting a more masculine or feminine look.640-2395 Biltmore Overlook Arch Bookcase in Empire

Spring High Point Market Intros | See Them All!

64-2790 Habersham Biltmore Olmstead Home Entertainment CenterWe’ve just returned from Spring High Point Market and were delighted with the positive feedback our new introductions received from our dealer and designer customers.    We invite you to click here to see them all and let us know what you think!

Headlining the new introductions was our Biltmore 10th Anniversary Collection.  For 10 years the Chateau Reserve Collection, a collaboration between Biltmore and Habersham, has drawn its inspiration for the entertainment and hospitality that defined the Asheville, NC estate at the turn of the century.  The collection’s grand scale designs and accent furniture pieces reflect the art, architecture, hospitality and ambiance that George W. Vanderbilt cultivated for his estate.  Among the new designs is the Biltmore Olmstead Home Entertainment Center, pictured here.

Celebrating 10 Years | Habersham and Biltmore

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.

Habersham and Biltmore: Looking Ahead

Habersham Biltmore Grand EntryFrom the beginning of our licensing partnership with Biltmore®, our vision at Habersham has been to create furniture in keeping with George Vanderbilt’s vision – versatile, high quality designs that invite homeowners to truly express their own sense of style.

During the Spring High Point Market, we’ll be celebrating the past 10 years of our partnership with Biltmore.  But we’ll also be looking ahead, sharing details about our next exciting joint venture –  the Chateau Reserve Custom Fitted Furniture Collection

Scheduled to debut during the Fall 2014 High Point Market, the new collection will bring our custom capabilities together with the unlimited design inspiration of Biltmore.  As part of the new program, designers and their clients  will be able to choose from a number of styles and countless finish options – all designed to bring Biltmore’s timeless  elegance  to any space in the home – from the dressing room and wine cellar to the kitchen , bath, library and more.

Vanity Expressions: Habersham’s Latest Custom Program Debuts During Spring High Point Market

Provance ChestMaking its debut during the Spring High Point Market, our new Vanity Expressions program invites you  to create vanities from select American Treasures chest and sideboard designs, including the Le Chateau, Bahama, Cape Cod, Crown Point, Provance,  and Naples styles.  A number of size options – from 24”up to 60” — fall within the standard pricing designation.  Custom sizes are also available for a 30 percent upcharge.  In addition to size options, your finish choices are virtually limitless, too.

We’ll have stunning samples of these vanities on view in our High Point showroom, Market Square, 191 throughout the April 5-10, 2014 edition.  This computer rendering hints at just a few of the things we can do!Habersham Vanity Expressions Rendering

Each vanity ships with a solid top so it can be finished out with your own sink and faucet fixture selections.  In addition, the base/interiors of vanity designs have been reconfigured to accommodate plumbing and additional storage space.

Look for more details coming soon!