Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Makeover Story- The American Ballet Theatre

The historic American Ballet Theatre in Manhattan recently underwent a beautiful transformation. The prestigious and renowned group has over 75 years of history and includes America's most revered ballet dancers; however, their home space was lacking the beauty and passion the company instills in its dancers.

The space contained old futons, outdated carpets and walls, and lacked the comfort the dancers needed to rest, relax, and mentally prepare themselves before practices and performances. Architectural Digest's Amy Astley took it upon herself to bring the community together in efforts to make this space a place the dancers truly deserve.


Designer, Dan Fink, donated his time to design the space for the dancers. Century donated all the furniture to fill the space from our Thomas O'Brien for Century Collection. Sunbrella donated fabrics to ensure the new furniture was safe from spills, Hunter Douglas donated window shades, and Circa Lighting provided lamps and pendants to bring light to the space. Farrow & Ball donated the paint and Crosby Street Studios provided the custom carpeting. LG Signature also gave a TV for the dancers to review their performance videos. All of this along with an anonymous donor who generously contributed to the overall construction for the space.


Now this great American institution and the talented dancers who call it home have a space worthy of them and their beautiful art.  From floors to ceiling, the room radiates.  It is absolutely breathtaking.  We hope that it serves as a beloved and sacred space, fostering creativity and connection for years to come. No doubt for us, seeing the dancer's faces upon seeing the lounge for the first time was priceless!

Windsor Smith Collection Launch Party

This April at the bi-annual High Point International Furniture Market, we launched our collaboration with Windsor Smith. Over three years in the making, this thoughtful collection included over seventy pieces infused with Windsor's style and discerning approach to modern living.  What better way to celebrate the culmination of all the hard work than to throw a party!

Guests were greeted with Windsor's signature alchemy cocktail and champagne, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and delicious gold colored desserts. It was a night to remember!

Thank you to everyone who attended. It was so special to celebrate this collection with all our friends and family!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

April High Point Market Highlights

This April Market in High Point was one for the books. We launched our new collection with Windsor Smith and our new configurable casegoods collection "Details".  We showcased a collaboration by Pendleton and Sunbrella and shared a sneak peak of Thomas O'Brien's new outdoor furniture which will be launching in late summer.

For those who were unable to make it to High Point, we wanted to share some highlights with you!

The opening room in Windsor Smith for Century Collection
The Screening Room in the Windsor Smith for Century Collection

The Salon in the Windsor Smith for Century Collection

Details Custom Chest Program
Details Custom Bed and Chest Program

Please contact your Century sales professional to see more images from our High Point showroom.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Farewell to Market Square

Whew! It is mid May and we are still reeling from April's High Point Market. What a wonderful week it was, seeing old friends and making new and celebrating our final market here at Historic Market Square.

In one week we successfully launched our new collection with Windsor Smith (more on this later), showcased a stunning collaboration between Sunbrella & Pendleton, introduced Century Details, our new configurable casegoods program, and shared a sneak peak of Thomas O'Brien's new outdoor collection coming this fall.

From Jay Spectre to Oscar de la Renta, from Kelly Hoppen to Thomas O'Brien and Windsor Smith, we have displayed and launched some of our biggest and most successful collections here in these rooms.  I believe we have left an indelible mark on this space that will forever be a part of High Point's furniture market history. I know it will forever be a part of ours. 

And now we are excited for the new Century! Follow us to 520 N. Hamilton and help us celebrate 70 years of creating beautiful furniture and friendships. We promise you we are just getting started!   Oh the places we will go!

Thank you to all our friends at Market Square for an unbelievably, amazing 33 years! If these walls could talk!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Sneak Peak of High Point Spring 2017

Fabrics, Leathers, and Textures! Oh My!

As the Spring High Point Market is quickly approaching, our creative team has been busy finding the perfect pieces of fabric for our new, spectacular pieces of furniture.

Walking into the "think tank", a meeting room in the Hickory office's where all our designer's creative juices flow, your eyes immediately dart to a long table filled with endless amounts of fabrics, textures, and inspiration. These incredibly, unique pieces of fabric begin to take you on a journey.

Our Sales Team meeting with the Creative Team in February to learn about our new fabrics and trends for Spring

The artfully packed table starts with "Subtle Romance Meets Relaxed Refinement" an "Freshly Focused", in an effort to find the perfect balance between both worlds. A lot of sea glass, soft gray, neutral, taupe, and pale green tones that evoke tranquility and calmness. The softer finishes, soft brass, and silver start to feel romantic and natural. After traveling to California, Ron was inspired by the tranquil color palette while strolling in and out of stores and restaurants.

"Subtle Romance meets Relaxed Refinement" & "Freshly Focused"

Cast your eye to the next section of the table and you will start to feel "Tranquil" by the soft lavender colors and undertones, creams, whites, and touches of deep-purple grey. It's a continuation of the relaxed refinement, but this is tranquil due to the painted finishes, metals, and glass. This emerging trend has a luxe quality to it.


"Bright and Balanced" will have you feeling happy and a smile will appear on your face. The colors are brighter and more intense than ever before, but still lend themselves to a coastal vibe. Your mind suddenly takes you to a Lilly Pulitzer store encompassing bright fuchsias, oranges, and lime green colors. These are used more as an accent, fed into plain colors to create the balance. It's a punctuated color story.

"Bright and Balanced"

At the end of the table, you reach the final destination; the "bazaar". It features tribal and exotic designs that were inspired by world travel. Ron shares, "Travel keeps you honest". He feels these eye-catching fabrics create the feeling of being well-traveled. These type of fabrics go well mixed into a neutral palette.


From pieces on a table to the final presentation, we can not wait for High Point Spring Market and the opportunity to share our new introductions with you!