WARREN, Mich., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bold colors, mix and match custom fabrics, and classic to contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture collections are in full bloom in Art Van Furniture's groundbreaking 2014 Spring Style Catalog! In an unprecedented collaboration, Nigel Barker, internationally renowned photographer and celebrity host of The Face on the Oxygen Network, teamed up with the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer to bring its fresh home fashion story to life in the 144 page book celebrating the individuality and essence of American women everywhere.
Guests will get their first glimpse of the stunning new catalog at two private Art of Style parties from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 16 at Art Van Furniture's Warren, Michigan store (6500 E. 14 Mile Road) and on April 17 at the company's new Chicago store in Woodridge, Illinois (900 E. Boughton Road). The complimentary catalog will be available at all Art Van Furniture locations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio while supplies last beginning April 17.
"Nigel has masterfully captured what women want this spring which is effortless style that reflects their unique lifestyles and creative spirits," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "We're revolutionizing home fashion with our new collections and reinventing classic looks for modern living."
The latest trends in living, dining and bedrooms as well as spectacular outdoor living spaces combine with inspirational design approaches throughout the catalog. Vivid color schemes abound and the retailer's expansive custom order options for fabrics, patterns, accents, hardware and finishes allow each individual to turn their dreams and desires into reality down to every detail. Over half of the furniture on the retailer's showroom floor this spring will be new, never before seen collections.
"I was thrilled when my friend Art Van asked me to share my vision and tell his company's story through my lens," said Barker. "Art Van Furniture is the industry leader in providing great style and value to the sophisticated yet practical shopper whose home is a reflection of her personality, taste and sensibilities. I was delighted to see firsthand how Art Van truly brings style home."
In addition to having the opportunity to see the spring furniture fashions firsthand, guests at the Art of Style parties will enjoy refreshments, music and meet and mingle with Barker. One of the highlights of both events will be a "Supermodel Search" runway competition in which one grand prize winner at each store will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges, including Van Elslander and Barker. The winners will be featured in an upcoming Art Van Furniture advertisement and receive a $1,000 Art Van gift card as well as a framed, autographed photo with Barker as a memento.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 37 stores throughout Michigan, six stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus 40 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture