Retailers’ Choice
  • Tommy Bahama Cypress Point

    “A lot of companies have really nice light gray/blue gray collections. Lexington’s (Tommy Bahama) Cypress Point looks really good with a wood-and-woven mixed effect.”

    Chris Pfeiffer, Homestead House, Conroe, Texas

  • Best things SS ART

    “A.R.T. Furniture’s St. Germain also had kind of the same look. We’re a very traditional store, and we’re struggling with the transitional stuff that’s out there. This kind of bridges the gap a bit.”

    Chris Pfeiffer, Homestead House, Conroe, Texas

  • Flexsteel theo power recliner

    “I would say the new mechanism that Steve Barr has done. HomeStretch is using it, and so is Flexsteel (Flexsteel’s Theo power recliner shown). It’s power motion that has the power headrest … power lumbar … and power recline with extending footrest. It’s actually pretty cool.”

    John Schultz, John V. Schultz Furniture, Erie, Pa.

  • Best ThingsSS_Cheers

    “I would have to say leather motion and all the new enhancements, including power headrest, power lumbar, USB ports. We’re seeing this from Cheers (shown with power headrest and USB ports), from Futura and from Ashley.”

    Larry Klaben, Morris Furniture, Dayton, Ohio

  • Best thingsSS_NEKIds

    “The best thing I’ve seen at market so far was a youth bedroom (Sierra collection) at NE Kids with a wire brush and soft blue finish. It was just stunning when you see it and at a great price.”

    Dave Koehler, Johnny Janosik World of Furniture, Laurel, Del.

  • Best ThingSS_Catnapper

    “Leather power — with power headrest, powers lumbar — from Kuka, Jackson (Wembley Collection by Catnapper shown) and Leather Italia (among others) is probably the best thing I’ve seen so far. Leather prices have come down, making it pretty affordable.”

    Gene Stoltz, Wolf Furniture, Bellwood, Pa.

  • BestThingsSS_Broyhill

    “That’s easy. The best thing I’ve seen so far was Broyhill’s updated Choices program. They’ve added more fabrics, English arm and a waterfall skirt. You can do a T-cushion. At that price point, with 575 fabrics, to be able to build a piece of upholstery — sofa, loveseat sectional, chair, anything — it’s a slam dunk.”

    Lael Thompson, Broyhill Home Collections, Aurora, Colo.

  • BestThingsSS_Broyhill_3636

    “Huge credit goes to Dave Jaros on that.” (Broyhill and Lane’s vice president of merchandising and brand director.)

    Lael Thompson, Broyhill Home Collections, Aurora, Colo.

  • BestThingSS_Planum_3709

    “Planum’s Interi Vision. It has a casual finish on classic transitional forms and the scale was wonderful — large and clean. The oak had a rough cut on it.”(Shown here is the Nuvola sofa and chaise with the Box coffee table.)

    Kris Kolar, Clive Daniel Home, Naples, Fla.

  • BestThingSS_Planum_3712

    “And plenty of options of finish, plenty of options on fabrics, beautiful colors on linens and velvets. It’s the size of the product that’s a big differentiator — large scale, but very clean and straight lines.” (Shown is the Teatro bedroom)

    Kris Kolar, Clive Daniel Home, Naples, Fla.

  • Albion Renewal bedroom

    “We were at Napa Furniture and saw (the Renewal bedroom), a solid wood construction story, which is very important to our consumers, but it has also been scaled to a point that it can support loft living, more small space areas of the home, and provides a great value, great look and quality.”

    Jon Landis, Jerome’s Furniture, San Diego

  • BestThingsSS_Clint_LegacyClassic

    “I’m going to say Legacy Classic case goods. There are four new case goods introductions, and three of them were great (including) a brown two-tone contemporary bedroom (Urban Rhythm). It had a great finish, and it wasn’t gray. Gray is good, and we’re buying a bunch of gray, but I probably liked it because it wasn’t gray.”

    Jeff Child, R.C. Willey, Salt Lake City

  • BestThingsSS_Moes

    “There were so many fresh and exciting combinations of materials, like polished metal and rugged, reclaimed wood and leather chairs seen at Moe's Home Collection (Turquoise Twist from Connie Post Select at Moe’s shown) or wood tones mixed in with industrial feel metal accents and neutral linens seen at Ashley and Standard Furniture. Glam is still in, but eclectic is definitely on the rise.”

    Vesna Telalovic, The RoomPlace, Lombard, Ill.

Furniture Today’s Senior Retail Editor Clint Engel asked retailers for their take on the best products they saw during the October High Point Market. Here’s a look at what they liked.
Posted: October 27, 2016