Look for Less: Ruby Red Recliner

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We thought this red leather gliding recliner from Gorman’s was so amazing, we are offering you a similar recliner for under $400! Our Salsa Red Leather Recliner not only fully reclines, but it glides too, making it the perfect addition to your living room, baby’s room or bedroom! Not to mention, bright colored accent furniture is a top trend in the furniture industry. Stylish and affordable! You don’t get any better than that.

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Which Upholstery is Right For Your Family?

Your furniture will be in your home for years and can be a large investment for you and your family. It is more important than ever to choose pieces that match your lifestyle. How do you choose? Here are six of the most common upholsteries available:

Cotton

The Halo Accent Chair is upholstered with a patterned cotton blend fabric

Cotton: Cotton is a natural fiber that is fairly resistant to fading, pilling and wear. However, it can be prone to wrinkling or stains and isn’t fire resistant. To combat this, fabric treatments can protect against stains and even help fire-proof your furniture. Durability depends on the weaving – a canvas weave is very durable and casual, while a damask weave is more formal. Cotton can come in virtually any color or print desired.

Linen

The Milari Sofa has a Linen upholstery with matching linen pillows

Linen: Linen is also a natural fiber that doesn’t pill or fade. If you have children in your home, Linen might not be the best choice as it absorbs moisture and is prone to staining. Linen is mostly reserved for formal living areas.

Poly

The Kylie Sofa is upholstered with a soft Polyester blend fabric

Polyester: The chameleon of fabrics, Polyester can look like any other fabric and comes in both solids and patterns. Polyester blends are one of the best types of upholstery for families with children. It’s highly durable and resistant to mildew and stains. Polyester blends are very easy to clean, are highly durable, and not to mention, are very soft!

Chenille

The Gracie Loveseat is upholstered with Chenille fabric

Chenille: Chenille is a thick fabric made from yarn with a tufted pile. This upholstery has a soft textured surface and different shade variations throughout the fabric. Chenille is ultra soft and can be very durable if well taken care of.

MIcrofiber

The Rhino Sofa is covered in an ultra-plush Microfiber upholstery

Microfiber: Microfiber is one of the most durable and easy to clean fabrics on the market. This upholstery is lightweight, and doesn’t stain or wrinkle easily. Microfiber is also very soft and won’t pill or produce lint. The only drawback is that the tiny fibers change shades if brushed one way or the other leaving non-permanent marks. If you want fabric that will last a lifetime with the right care, Microfiber is the perfect choice.

Leather

The Amaretto Sectional is covered in a 100% natural Leather

Leather: Leather is made from tanned animal hide and develops character and softness with age. Leather is extremely easy to clean using a damp cloth or leather conditioner. Leather is one of the most durable furniture coverings you can buy.

Gardner-White offers furniture in a wide variety of upholsteries as well as affordable fabric protection and warranties. Visit your local Gardner-White to speak with a furniture expert today.

Gardner-White CEO & President Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Money raised by the ALS Association will be instrumental in researching and ultimately striking out ALS completely. On August 21, 2014, the ALS Association announced that it had received $41.8 million in donations compared to just $2.1 million at this time last year.

Both Steve T., Gardner-White CEO, & Rachel T., Gardner-White President, have been nominated to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and they are now nominating YOU! Join us at the Gardner-White store in Auburn Hills this Saturday, August 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. and participate in your very own Ice Bucket Challenge! For every participant, Gardner-White Furniture will donate $25 to your choice of either the ALS Association or to aid in the Metro-Detroit flood relief on your behalf! Everyone who completes the challenge will also receive a $25 Gardner-White gift certificate.

Feel free to forward this blog to any friends & family members so they can come out to support the ALS association along with Steve T., Rachel T. & the entire Gardner-White family. See you there!

Our Auburn Hills store is located at 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326.

Furniture Damaged in the Flood? Gardner-White Can Help.

Nearly half of households in metropolitan Detroit have been impacted by the historic downpour and floods last week, which damaged homes, and destroyed home furnishings and other priceless possessions. Gardner-White Furniture is offering to help families replace lost furniture and mattresses with the Gardner-White Flood Relief Program.

As part of this program, Gardner-White will extend special pricing to households who suffered flood damage. Specifically, Gardner-White is offering an additional 10% off the lowest sale price to every flood victim. This discount will result in immediate and actual savings for flood victims. Guests simply need to bring a picture of their flood damage to the store, or upload a photo of their flood damage here: http://woobox.com/i4hdvg and print out a digital voucher.

“As members of the metro Detroit community for 102 years, we are proud that we pull together when the going gets tough,” said Rachel Tronstein, President of Gardner-White. “Thousands of Detroiters are hurting right now as a result of this storm. We want to do something to help them look forward to coming home again.”

About Gardner-White Furniture

Gardner-White Furniture has been a Michigan owned and operated furniture store since 1912. Gardner-White’s mission is to offer a value-conscious consumer excellent service and selection. Gardner-White is the first and only furniture store in the Midwest to offer same-day delivery. It is also the national pilot for the furniture store-within-a-store concept inside Best Buy. Originally operated as a single store, Gardner-White now has 11 locations throughout metropolitan Detroit.

GW Customer of the Month: Erin M.

Our GW Customer of the Month is Erin M. from Clinton Township! She visited our Warren location and purchased a brand new King Sized iComfort® Prodigy Mattress. We’re sending Erin M. a $100 gift certificate for being a loyal Gardner-White customer! ErinMBlogPhoto GW: Who was your salesperson?

Erin M: Zach.

 

GW: Which store did you purchase your mattress?

Erin M: The Warren location on Groesbeck Hwy.

 

GW: How soon after you placed your order did you get your delivery?

Erin M: I received my delivery the next day.

 

GW: What community do you live in? How long have you lived there?

Erin M: Clinton Township, I’ve lived here just over 9 years.

 

GW: What is your favorite part of being a Michigander?

Erin M: Believe it or not, the weather!

 

GW: What inspired you to purchase your new mattress?

Erin M: We needed a new mattress to the point my husband was more comfortable on the couch!

 

GW: If you had unlimited resources to design your dream room or dream home, what would it look like?

Erin M: This is a hard question to answer!–Somewhere on the water, with 4 or more bedrooms, so all the kids can have their own rooms!

 

GW: What’s the next room you’d like to redesign in your home?

Erin M: Our bedroom or living room.

 

GW: What is your favorite piece of furniture in your home and why do you love it? Erin M: Now, our new mattress!


Have you recently purchased furniture at Gardner-White and want to be GW’s Customer of the Month? Email us at rachele@gardner-white.com and it could happen! We’ll send you a $100 gift certificate if you’re chosen.

Look for Less: Trendy Transitional Sofa

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The elegant rolled arms and button tufted back cushion make this style of sofa one of the most sought-after designs by home owners & interior designers alike. The great news is you can have this look in your living room without spending all of your hard-earned cash. Get the Lindy Sofa from Gardner-White and save over $2,000 than if you bought this nearly-identical sofa from Restoration Hardware.

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