Anyway You Want It

You’re one of a kind … did you know your furniture can be, too? Custom orders might seem like an expensive luxury, but remember … Art Van Furniture is the expert in affordable home furnishings. Many of our pieces can be custom ordered in your choice of fabrics and finishes at no extra charge.

A unique look can be yours in just three easy steps:

First, visit any Art Van Furniture location and choose your style. Look for the Custom Order button that indicates that the piece can be specialized.

Custom Button You’ll browse from several manufacturers that offer custom orders, including Broyhill, HGTV Home, Roma, La-Z-Boy, Style Collection and Thread & Feather. Whether you like traditional or casual, you’re sure to find a style that suits you.

Style Collection Custom

Next, choose your cover and finish. Select from hundreds of leather, fabric and finish options for a look that reflects your true individuality. Choosing your own coverings also allows you to create furnishings that fit the way you live. For example, if you have young children, we have several durable options that stand up to growing families. It’s all about making the piece perfect for you.

elle sofa    Custom Fabric

 

 

Finally, choose your accents. Add depth to your design with hand-selected fabric for your throw pillows. You can also specify decorative trim and accessories, such as fringe and welting. Make it as detailed or as simple as you wish. The result will be a one-of-a-kind look that will welcome one-of-a-kind you home each day.

Custom Pillows


Feminine Charm

In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d introduce you to five of our favorite pieces from Art Van Furniture’s softer side. All have feminine flair … and all feature a feminine name.

 

whitney sofa

 

Meet Whitney. With nail-head trim and beautiful curves, this sofa makes a dramatic statement in your living room. The skirt is made of bullion fringe for a flirty-yet-refined detail, and the mixture of toss pillows makes her even more interesting. Whitney is a show-stopping sofa … perhaps even a diva.

liz chair

Meet Liz. The graceful curves of this chair bring a bit of old Hollywood to your home. Like a starlet’s platinum tresses, the antique silver finish highlights Liz’s beautiful carved details. And the shimmery fabric – with its scroll pattern – adds just the right amount of glitz to this glam chair.

marlene accent chair

Meet Marlene. A standout, the understated curves of this chair are contrasted by its stunning graphic teal and ivory pattern. The result is striking. Whether it’s in a master suite or as part of a living room conversation grouping, all eyes will be on Marlene.

madeline sofa

Meet Madeline. Always in style, this sofa from La-Z-Boy features classic rolled arms and a tight back for a clean look as well as comfortable seating. Covered in a soft chenille fabric with an accent pattern of greens and burgundy, Madeline looks at home wherever she goes.

carly chair

Meet Carly. Fresh-faced, this accent chair features a lush green cover by Thread & Feather in a pattern breathes spring into a room. Carly’s dressmaker skirt is modest and tailored. The combination is a chair that will easily become the best seat in the house.

 


How to Hang Art

blossom wall art

If you’ve ever put more than one nail in the wall attempting to hang a picture, we’ve got the information you need. You’ve probably heard that eye level is the right height for hanging art … but whose eyes and what level?

Museums and galleries have a handy rule of thumb, allowing art to be hung at the perfect height and a consistent feel to be found throughout the exhibit. Their magic eye-level number is 57” from the center of the picture to the floor. Turns out, 57” is the average eye level of humans.

If you’re not mathematically inclined, that’s OK. We’ve broken the task down into four simple steps you can do before you pick up a hammer and nail:

  1. First, measure the height of the artwork. Then divide that number by 2. Our lovely blossom painting is 50” high. Divide that by two and you have 25”, the center of our piece.
  2. Next, measure the distance from the top of the picture wire when stretched to the top of the frame. Our painting has 3”. We’ll call this the wire adjustment measurement.
  3. Now subtract the wire adjustment measurement (3”) from the center of the piece (25”). That’s 25” – 3” = 22”. We’ll call this the adjusted center measurement.
  4. Finally, take the museum and art gallery perfect height (57”) and add the adjusted center measurement (22”). We have 55” + 22” = 77”. This is the distance up from the floor at which you should install your picture hanger.

That’s it! You can now put a nail in the wall with confidence … complements of your friends at Art Van Furniture.


Get Your Game On

A kitchen might bring families together for meals and conversation, but a game room adds laughter and teamwork to the mix. If you want to strengthen your relationships with family and friends, consider adding a game space to your home. Dedicate a room for a more permanent hangout. Or incorporate good game room elements to your family room and pull out Twister when the gang’s in the mood.

We’ve created two designs. Which one suits you?

 

All In

lucky collectionWe think our Lucky Collection was made for a game room. Just look at the dice-inspired ottomans! The powerful combination of black and white creates a statement, and the extra thick seat cushions provide comfort. These pieces easily move around to create just the right layout for whatever game you’ve got in mind.

hampton bay entertainment

Sometimes game night is video game night. Or maybe your family loves to play along with Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! You’ll need a media center to hold your television and supplies. Our Hampton Bay Entertainment Center features two open compartments for your electronic components and two drawers to stash games as well as controllers. The ivory finish provides a nice complement to the room’s darker furnishings.

bayfront game table

Finally, you’ll need a place to break out the board games. Tucked in a corner, our Bay Front Table is a fun choice. It’s also a great place for hosting the neighborhood Euchre night. With a tempered glass table, you won’t worry about spills. And the bar height is convenient for entertaining.

Keeping Your Options Open

game room fontaine

If you plan to use your room for more than gaming, you’ll love the look of this sectional. The Fontaine Collection by Cindy Crawford is comfortable enough for a rousing game of charades, and stylish enough to fit in with the rest of your décor. Its neutral color alleviates worries about stains, and the ottoman provides a place for the popcorn bowl.

hudson game room

For video game night – Wii bowling, anyone? – choose the Hudson Media Center to hold your console and games. When the games are over and it’s time to unwind, the piece has enough room to conveniently hold movies and CDs. Storage behind the wooden doors includes four pull-out drawers. And three sections at the top hold your DVR, Blueray player and gaming device. Sizes are available from 36” to 62” (shown.)

larkspur gathering table

If you have room, our Larkspur Collection Gathering Table provides a convenient spot for the family to play checkers. Or use the table for craft or school projects. It also makes the perfect snack break area. The self-storing butterfly leaf makes it a versatile addition to the room, and the burnish finish and dark cherry stain make the handsome piece a welcome design addition.

 


The Latest Trends in Outdoor Living

It’s time to move the party outside. Spring is here and the patio and deck take center stage. Is yours ready for their close-up?

Art’s Backyard is stocked full of this season’s latest looks for decking out your deck and polishing up your patio. Take a look at these trends in outdoor living:

resort seating

The Resort Look

Your backyard easily turns into an island oasis … even if you’re hundreds of miles inland. All it takes is sumptuous furnishings like this wicker seating with deep cushions. Our Marrakesh Collection is resort living at its best. Its plush, padded cushions turn an evening gathering into a summer soiree. Mai Tai anyone? The pieces are covered in Geobella and Sunbrella fabrics for maximum fade, mildew, and moisture repellency. In the winter, move this set indoors. It’s elegant enough for a family room, sunroom or enclosed porch.

 

outdoor motion seating

Motion Furniture

Outdoor seating should be comfortable, and motion seating lets you rock while you relax. Our Savannah Collection features deep-cushioned gliders and spring lounge chairs. Brimming with Southern charm, the set oozes grace and begs for a glass of sweet tea. But this is no wilting wallflower; the full-aluminum construction and solid, hand-cast components provide quality and dependability that’s very hospitable.

 

transitional outdoor furniture

Transitional Furniture

Transitional outdoor furniture combines the clean, simple lines of contemporary with the comfort and style of traditional. The result is a timeless look that never goes out of style. Transitional pieces are a smart investment as they effortlessly mix with your existing pieces. You can quickly update your look by swapping out pillows, cushions and accessories. Our Lattice Collection is a wonderful transitional offering. Its graceful curves are elegant in a traditional style, and its colors and materials are very contemporary. The natural slate inlaid table surfaces marry the two styles together for an ultimate outdoor room.

 

stackable chairs

Stackable Patio Chairs

A few extra drop-in guests don’t need to send you scrambling for the folding chairs you keep in your trunk for your son’s soccer game. These great stackable patio chairs are a much nicer option. A far cry from the plastic white or green lawn chairs that were popular years ago, today’s outdoor stackables are crafted from durable, high-quality materials like rust-free aluminum and resin weave. Our Villa Collection is ideal for outdoor entertaining. Gorgeous, you’d never guess they’re also portable and convenient. When not in use, the chairs stack and stow with ease.

 

mosaic outdoor

Touches of Turquoise

Reminiscent of cool Caribbean water, turquoise is one of the hottest colors in home design this summer. Use a splash of the jewel-tone blue with pillows to update your existing seating. Grab a turquoise candle holder or bowl and accessorize your outdoor tables. Or better yet, bring home our three-piece Ocean Marina Mosaic Bistro Set to dress up to your garden, deck or patio. The tabletop and chairs are embellished with hand-laid mosaic tiles in beautiful shades of blue, creating a tranquil setting for a Sunday morning latte with the newspaper.