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Have You Driven a Fjords Lately?

Have You Driven a Fjords Lately?

By Nancy Elpers That title isn’t a typo. It’s a play on words a car maker used throughout the 1980s and up until 1998. You recall the brand? For us, it’s referring to a manufacturer whose ergonomic upholstery products we think are worth a test-drive by you (let your body be the judge)!   After 33 years with Horton’s Furniture & Mattresses, I have seen styles and color trends come and go. Some that stay forever and others that are gone in the blink of an eye.  We bring a few new intr ....

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Upholstery Opinion: Smith Brothers of Berne

Upholstery Opinion: Smith Brothers of Berne

By Nancy Elpers   I am often asked which furniture manufacturer is my favorite. In upholstery, I have several. This month, let me tell you about Smith Brothers. The company is in Berne, Indiana and they have been in business since 1926!   They are true furniture craftsman -- starting with hardwood maple frames and reinforced joints that are assembled by hand.    They have developed a spring edge unit for each seat that is elevated in the front. This makes the seats more comfortable and ....

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Has Spring Arrived in Your Home? By: Nancy Elpers

Has Spring Arrived in Your Home? By: Nancy Elpers

Spring is here! After a long winter, combined with many of us spending more time in our homes due to the pandemic, it is time to refresh and renew your living space.   We’ve been watching endless home makeover shows that make it look so simple, and in reality we all know it just doesn’t happen that way! Below are a few steps that can help with the stress of your home’s makeover.   First, focus your makeover on one room at a time.  Start with the room you feel needs the most attentio ....

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