Bernards Furniture Group Introduces Casual Dining Sets and “Island Dining” Category for Kitchens at April High Point Market

GREENSBORO, N.C. April 22, 2017 – New casual dining sets from Bernards Furniture Group this spring focus on the heart of the home – the kitchen. In addition to 15 new casual dining sets that work well for small dining rooms or eat-in kitchens, Bernards is launching an Island Dining program, which was developed in response to the growing popularity of kitchen islands as a favorite gathering spot and central command center of the home.

With a broad mix of materials, fresh new finishes and unique design details, the casual dining collections cover a variety of design styles, with a strong showing of soft transitional and contemporary groups. The six Island Dining groups feature convenient bookcase storage, electrical outlets, and USB ports for charging electronic devices.

“The kitchen island is not just for prepping meals anymore,” said Fran Scheller, vice president of merchandising and product development of Bernards. “Their popularity continues to grow, and they have become a favorite place for conversations over coffee, algebra homework and an occasional glass of wine. It is the focal point of our home, which today, must be more flexible than ever.”

Highlights of the 15 new casual dining sets include the Frisco Casual Dining Set, which features a distressed rustic brown wood table top, which rests on a dark black metal base with angle-iron styled legs. Faux nail head details on the table apron and metal slat-back chairs with contemporary gray textured fabric give the group a rustic, industrial look.

Perfect as a wine table for two, the Javelin Counter Dining Set offers a slim oak table top and swooped wooden stool seats resting atop black matte metal bases. With built-in wine bottle storage, Javelin provides form and function for the kitchen, breakfast nook or great room.
Twisted oval-shaped chrome metal legs characterize the Marilla Modern Chrome Casual Dining Set, which features a glass top and sleek black upholstered chairs which also have chrome bases.

Highlights of the Island Dining program include the small-scale Warren Conversation Table which is crafted of pine veneers in a rustic finish with a metal base. A study of mixed materials and function, it stands on a metal base with wine storage located conveniently below its pine veneer top. Paired with contemporary upholstered stools, which are covered in a durable fabric, it is a perfect gathering spot for a kitchen or breakfast nook.
Available with an antique white or translucent grey finish, the farmhouse styling of the Nantucket Counter Dining Set provides a casual gathering area with convenient bookcase storage. The table top features electrical outlets and USB ports for use as a charging station for electronic devices.

Offering a fresh take on classic Louis Philippe styling, the Verona Updated Traditional Island Counter Dining Set sports cherry veneers with a clear cherry finish. Convenient bookcase storage, electrical outlets and USB ports for charging electronic devices adds function to the traditional look.

Founded in 1983, Bernards Furniture Group offers high quality case goods at a tremendous value. With styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, the company maintains a forward vision to be the one stop furniture source for its dealers and strives to keep all items in stock at all times. Available by direct container or from their Greensboro, N.C., warehouse location, Bernards’ No. 1 goal is dealer satisfaction, which is supported by an outstanding internal customer service staff and outside sales representatives.

SOURCE: Bernards Furniture Group