2 Rustic Furnishings Supplier Team for Vegas ShowroomDecember 17, 2012
The 2,347-square-foot showroom, located in space B-130, will feature an assortment of rustic-styled case goods and occasional furniture from the two companies. For the past several markets, Green Gables has been showing in a temporary space in the Lodge Living area, a 25,000-square-foot showcase for outdoor-inspired furnishings, including western lodge, Sante Fe and desert living styles. For Desert Digs, this is the first Las Vegas showing in a number of years.
Based in Bradford, Ill., Green Gables produces bedroom, dining room, occasional and game room furniture made of reclaimed wood from old structures. Designed by Tim Scott, collections feature an aged patina finish that highlights the character of the wood, with painted options also available on collections such as Old Century.
"Each piece is very unique," said Bob Rouse, owner. "Most of the wood we use was cut and put into use before 1910, and we've even used wood that was a sapling in 1750, before our country's birth."
Since 2008, Green Gables' workforce has grown from 18 to 64, and annual sales have tripled in 2012, according to the company, which was founded in 1989.
"We do a lot of business with rustic stores, but full-line furniture stores also are starting to incorporate more rustic furnishings into their product mix," Rouse said. "Our new Las Vegas showroom will enable us to show a much wider range of our product as we set out to expand our business with these new retailers."
The other company showing along with Green Gables is Desert Digs Fine Furnishings - a sales rep group based in Dallas. At the Las Vegas Market, Desert Digs will feature four rustic-oriented furniture lines: United Leather Western, leather sofas, chairs and ottomans with a western flair featuring the use of decorative conchos and tooled leather; Classic Forge, metal barstools with leather seats and dining and occasional tables in mesquite with iron bases and turquoise inlays; Blue River Traders, handmade desks, occasional furniture and barstools in alder and pine with hand-painted finishes; and Tahoe Rug Studio, hand-woven rugs for mountain homes, including rustic oriental rugs and transitional styles. In addition, Desert Digs also will feature home accents and accessories, including copper and brass wall art from JLT Studios.