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 ....Read More
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 ....Read More