Last month we hosted Mario López-Cordero, the Senior Editor of the home decorating and interior design magazine, VERANDA, at an exclusive event in our newly-expanded showroom. Mario López-Cordero writes about design, travel, fashion and culture. His work has appeared in New York Travel + Leisure and Metropolitan Home.
This event offered a chance for guests to purchase furniture, rugs and accessories from our September Fall Sale. The evening consisted of mingling with the Kurtz family and Mario, live music, and fun fall cocktails paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Lead designer, Josephine Kurtz, and her sister, Erika Kurtz, joined Mario for an inspirational interior design focused Q&A session. The Q&A gave a personal look into Mario’s experience as an editor and his thoughts on furniture design trends.
Guests also experienced a first-ever book-signing of Mario’s new book, VERANDA Retreats.
Our lead designer, Josephine Kurtz, created a vibrant and whimsical space for her niece’s new nursery! Chock full of eye-catching colors and patterns, this room is a great showcase of our cutting edge interior design skills and a wonderful fit for the creative family’s new addition.
Josephine began with an Osborne & Little wallpaper called “Cockatoo’s” as her initial inspiration, making a bold and colorful statement. She also added a Cisco Brothers pouf ottoman, a Kevin O’Brien custom pillow made of hot pink ombre velvet, and a metal rod starburst mirror with a goldleaf finish. These funky and free-spirited pieces felt right at home in the room.
To represent New Moon, Josephine incorporated the “Trinidad, cafe au lait” rug. The soft mocha brown of the Trinidad rug complements the smaller palm leaf design in the window treatments in a fun and playful way.
For the finishing touches, Josephine added ceramic animal head drawer pulls on the dresser and placed their father’s all original artwork around the room!
With the eye-popping furniture and John Kurtz’s original pieces hanging on the walls, the new nursery expressed a strong sense of the family’s savvy interior design.
You can find all of these exciting items on our online catalog!
Kurtz Collection proudly carries furniture from Vanguard for a number of other reasons, besides the mantra. First and foremost, they are industry leaders in fashion and style. Their custom-crafted furniture exudes the experience of seasoned designers and upholsterers. All of Vanguard’s pieces are made in North Carolina with the generations of craftsmanship behind them.
Sustainability is extremely important to us, and to Vanguard as well. Corporate initiatives such as joining the Sustainable Furniture Council (SFC) in 2007 were a prime example of Vanguard’s dedication to understanding sustainable practices. In addition to the Council, they actively recycle by-products and use re-purposed materials for production. Reclaimed wood, salvaged fabric and eco-friendly materials are all used as much as possible to create strong and beautiful pieces of furniture. Vanguard reports that they recycle 95% of all manufacturing waste.
With over 1,000 retail partners, the company dedicates themselves to upholding a great reputation. Within the hiring structure, Vanguard places particular importance in cultivating a friendly environment. The 575 + employees are nurtured and treated like family, whether they work on the manufacturing floor or in the corporate office.
Our Vanguard pieces can complete a room with contemporary or classic style. From sophisticated, cozy couches, to elegant end tables, to stylish bookcases, Vanguard provides the highest quality furniture with irresistible designs.
It isn’t often that another company’s mission and values align so well with your own. This is why we are committed to continuing our partnership with Vanguard for years to come.
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