The Elan Collection by Universal Furniture

The unpretentious, yet casually elegant, lime washed homes of the French / Belgian border towns are recalled in Elan Collection by Universal Furniture. A collection of furnishings that captures design elements of two beautiful countries. The simplicity of Belgian interiors and the detail of French designs meet in a look that is simple, seamless and sophisticated.

The palette of cool, contemporary neutral tones is restful and feminine, almost ethereal. Pieces are intentionally antiqued to give depth and texture. And what may edge on rustic to some is actually luxurious restraint.

Elan downplays contrast and extraneous detail in favor of interiors that create a quiet atmosphere full of light, no matter the weather.

elan-universal-furnitureCollection Features:

  • Poplar Solids
  • Elm Veneers
  • Belgian Wheat Stain Finish
  • Coriander Stain Finish
  • Mist Stain Finish
  • Cedar in bottom drawers of bedroom cases except nightstands
  • English Dovetail on back and front
  • 14″ metal side guides
  • Full extension metal guide where noted
  • Adjustable levelers on door cases and round dining table
  • Morning Mist Fabric: 58% Cotton, 42% Jute
  • Grey Cloud Velvet Fabric: 100 % Cotton

elan-bedroom-universal-furnitureFurnitureCart is an authorized dealer of Universal Furniture International, Inc. that offers good, affordable, smart design.  A highly regarded source for beautiful home furnishings at attractive prices. Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Smartstuff (Baby and Child).

Introducing Curated By Universal Furniture

“Fads come and go, but Curated is a collected look that will stand the test of time.”

A Collected Look With An Eclectic Style

You know that friend who has the gorgeous chocolate brown leather jacket? She bought it in Florence 15 years ago, but every time you see it, you think it’s new. With cropped baby blue chinos, a white T-shirt and gladiator sandals, it’s a cooler version of  preppy.  With  an  ankle-grazing  skirt  and  a  hand-embroidered  Moroccan  scarf,  it’s  artsy Bohemian. Her wardrobe isn’t huge, and it certainly wasn’t bought all at once. But it doesn’t look like anyone else’s. It’s Curated.

554250B-554350-curated-whitney-bed-universal-furnitureIn  the  same  way  your  friend’s  leather  jacket  looks different  every  time  she  wears  it, Curated  by  Universal Furniture  is effortlessly  chic.  A  new  approach  to  merchandising,  Curated  helps retailers create an engaging environment that inspires its customers.

“A synergy of smart business with beautiful style, Curated takes the guesswork out of an eclectic presentation with casual and inviting combinations of exclusive introductions and top performers from our existing line,” says Jeff Scheffer, president and CEO of Universal Furniture International, Inc. “Shown separately on the retail floor, Curated offers a fresh alternative to the ubiquitous lifestyle stores, catalogs and online retailers.”

543B280B-sojourn-respite-canopy-bed-universal-furnitureEach year, Curated will introduce an array of new pieces, which will coordinate with current Universal leaders in an ever-changing, organic mix. Settings will include dining room, bedroom, home entertainment, home office, occasional and upholstery.

The enveloping Halston Bed (54″H), upholstered in Belgian linen, has a winged button-tufted headboard with nailhead trim, as well as a button-tufted footboard.
The Roxbury Nightstand (26″W x 17″D x 28″H), in elm veneers with a Graphite finish, has a planked top, single drawer and open storage area. The canted headboard and footboard of the Whitney Bed, in alder with a clear Townhouse finish, create a fresh, contemporary look. The six-drawer Newbury Drawer Dresser has a Mid-Century Modern vibe in Townhouse alder with bar hardware and an inset base with splayed tapered square feet.

552250B-A-552350-velvet-halston-bed-universal-furnitureAmong  our  favorites  this  season  is  the Rutledge Table (84″W  x  40″D  x  30″H), which combines a metal-banded oval plank top in a Greystone finish with an Oiled Bronze metal and Greystone poplar pedestal base. The Pearson Chair (20″W x 26″D x 37″H), with an upholstered seat and back in Velvet has tapered Greystone legs and decorative nail head trim on the base of the seat and the outside back. With a metal base reminiscent of a French Bistro Table, the Bistro Flip Top Table has a rectangular poplar top with an inset metal band; the sides flip down or up for use as a dining table, console or desk. The similarly styled, 32-inch square Table for 2 pairs perfectly with the oiled bronze metal Bistro Chairs (18″W x 22″D x  38″H),  which  have  the  curvy,  airy  silhouette.  The  sleek  oval Brighton Table (86″W x 40″D x 30″H), with a fancy face quartered oak veneer top in a Brownstone finish, has a spare, contemporary chrome-plated base. The Glenmore Sideboard (76″W x 19″D x 36″H), in poplar with a Greystone finish, has oiled bronze metal panels with nail head trim on the three doors, which open to reveal drawers and vertical platter storage.

572656-572A634-reunion-dining-universal-furnitureThe Mid-Century Modern Delancy Credenza (78″W x 20″D x 36″H), which doubles as a media console, is sleek and linear with three drawers and two doors in quartered oak veneers in a Brownstone finish with long chrome-plated bar hardware. Perfect for a large flat-screen TV, the open-back Danbury Console (78″W x 20″D x 30″H), in Greystone poplar, has four floating drawers with Oiled Bronze bail-pull hardware. The Emerson Console (78″W x 20″D x 34″H), in elm veneers with a Graphite finish, has four doors with planked fronts and long bar hardware; it opens to reveal adjustable wood shelves, a tray drawer, ventilation and wire management.

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The Pembroke Desk (56″W x 28″D x 30″H), with a double-X Oiled Bronze metal base, has a Greystone poplar top and three drawers, including a drop-front center drawer.

The Dorchester Round Cocktail Table (40″W x 40″D x 19″H) has a sleek Chrome-plated metal  base  and  round  quartered  oak  star-pattern  oak veneers  top  in  a  Brownstone  finish. Decorative chains add interest to the base of the Oiled Bronze rectangular Eliston Cocktail Table (52″W x 27″D x 19″H) and the similarly styled Eliston End Table (24″W x 26″D x 26″H) and Eliston Console Table (61″W x 15″D x 30″H).

Upholstery standouts include the three-over-three Prescott Sofa (81″W x 38″D x 37″H) and Prescott Armchair (30″W x 36″D x 37″H), in 100 percent cotton velvet Grey-Cloud fabric with loose seat cushions and back pillows, cap style arms, and pewter nail head trim. The coordinating exposed wood Crosspoint Chair (29″W x 37″D x 35″H), with an X-back, features premium feather-blend seat cushion and back pillow in Grey-Cloud velvet.

With a help from Universal Furniture Press

Summer Decor Ideas: Sojourn Collection by Universal Furniture

It’s sipping good craft beer, listening to Spotify and laughing with friends on a candlelit patio. It’s resting your chin on top of your four-year-old’s head – which smells of grass stains and garden dirt and watermelon juice – while he looks up Ichthyosaurus on your smart phone.  It’s reading a great book, logging a great run, or taking a great nap. Because sometimes you just want to hit the pause button on the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get away.

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Sojourn Collection by Universal Furniture invites you to linger in a world apart without leaving home.  Inspired by beloved English, French, and Swedish antiques in tranquil, timeless finishes, it combines familiar forms with fresh tactile details.  Crafted of birch veneers in a lightly distressed Summer White, Sojourn features a soft Grey Lake accent finish on select pieces.  A scattering of others feature metal, and a couple of table tops have tops with interlacing fancy-face pecky pecan, cherry, and maple veneers in a casual, low sheen pecan.  Design details include such as dentil moldings, stylized bun feet, and reeded drawer fronts, as well as touches of gray linen, honed bluestone, and metal accents. Oil-rubbed antique brass ring pulls on round back plates and simple round knobs complement Sojourn’s understated finesse.

Sojourn-bedroom-universal-furnitureSojourn.  It’s a peaceful morning spent gliding across a glassy lake on a standup paddleboard.  It’s a family game of Bananagrams during an afternoon thunderstorm.  Restful in spirit, Sojourn is both relaxes and refined.  Simple silhouettes enhanced with beautiful details will remain relevant for decades to come.  It’s life’s respite – whatever that means for you.

Mothers Day Furniture Decor Ideas: New Bohemian Collection

If you like waking up early and going outside to explore the wild flowers blooming around your home, if the sound of chirping birds and a gentle breeze is your favorite song, and if your personal style is inspired by the mosaic of life experiences, then the New Bohemian will appeal to your senses and bring an artistic appreciation of adventure to the home.

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The New Bohemian Collection by Universal Furniture offers dining, bedroom, home office and accent pieces with a cohesive mix of elements, shapes and textures that reflect the unique style. It is crafted of pin knotty white veneers and select hardwood solids and features a lightly distressed Bohemian Oak finish with just a hint of dusty wax. Straightforward traditional silhouettes, heavy moldings and exquisitely framed door and drawer fronts provide a backdrop for a unique combination of materials, motifs and details.

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New Bohemian reflects the passion of those who love good design and aren’t afraid to break a few rules. Unpredictable, free and abounding in personal style, this collection thrives on a spirit of discovery. It reflects the passion of those who love to wonder and to wander, as it creates an ambiance that both grounds us and urges us on.