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Furnitureland South to welcome FFD's Biltmore line

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Furnitureland South is celebrating the introduction of the new Biltmore by Fine Furniture Design collection with a grand opening party on the campus this Saturday.

The 11 a.m. event will give consumers a chance to view the new collection. Top executives from Fine Furniture Design and Biltmore will be on hand, sharing insights into the history of the nation's largest private home and the key design influences that shaped the collection, according to a release.

"We are very excited to be sharing this outstanding new collection with our loyal community of design enthusiasts," said Jeff Harris, executive vice president of Top 100 company Furnitureland South.

The 75-piece collection is inspired by the 250-room grand estate built by George Vanderbilt in the scenic mountains of Asheville, N.C., in 1895, and features a mix updated traditional furniture designs in bedroom, dining room, occasional and accent furniture.

Woods and veneers used include okume swirl veneers, random matched rustic cherry, cluster oak, and styles range from updated European traditional to relaxed American casual. Accent pieces feature exotic veneers, hand-painted finishes and metal treatments. Fifteen custom finishes are offered.

Sixteen upholstery frames include chairs, ottomans, sofas and accent pieces in 40 fabric combinations. 

"Today's consumers are looking for exceptional pieces that work well together as an entire room or mixed in with existing pieces in the home," said Jim Adams, president of Fine Furniture Design. He said that with the Biltmore collection, "We've created a very eclectic blend of classic designs that draw on the one-of-a-kind furniture, architecture, art and other design elements of this majestic, historic estate and updated them in a very fresh, exciting way."

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