Homecoming Collection Debuts at Kincaid

October 2010, High Point, NC—Solid-wood and custom-upholstery manufacturer, Kincaid Furniture Company, is introducing Homecoming™, its largest whole-home collection in the company’s 64-year history at the October 2010 High Point Market.

With more than 100 beautiful pieces crafted of solid pine, solid maple and birch, and solid walnut, Homecoming has taken the best farmhouse furnishings from the past and reinterpreted those inspirations into updated, multi-functional classics for today’s modern lifestyle. Designs range from rustic simplicity to sophisticated offerings, all with thoughtful detailing that infuses the collection with the spirit of long cherished collectibles. More than a half dozen bed introductions anchor the bedroom selections, with a similar number of dining room offerings being shown in three striking finishes. Media consoles, accent tables and clever storage pieces are included. Rounding out the collection is a custom upholstery program featuring a selection of cozy slipcovered seating in addition to new upholstered designs and exciting fabric and trim applications.

Much as you would find in a home where furniture has been handed down or lovingly collected, Homecoming’s pieces are designed to mix with one another across the various wood species and finishes.  

Two subtly dramatic beds anchor the Vintage Pine selections. Simple, uncluttered lines shine through on the sleigh bed featuring a headboard and footboard made with authentic tongue-and-groove slats, while the expansive panel bed’s headboard stands regally at 56”. Two night stand options – one with three drawers, the other an open design with a single low drawer – are accompanied by a chest of drawers, a triple dresser and a media bureau with an available Double Vision TV mirror. An iconic Jenny Lind bed with its graceful turned spindles is made beautifully modern in solid maple with a rich, dark brown finish. The open nightstand with a scalloped apron also uses the turned spindle design on its legs. A classic poster bed with understated carving details on the posts and headboard and a timeless sleigh bed round out the maple bed offerings. The maple case pieces move effortlessly between updated traditional styling and heirloom vernacular with several pieces showcasing a breakfront design while others have straighter lines. For lovers of those wonderful antique porcelain beds, Homecoming offers an up-to-date version with an aged white metal bed. And for the four-legged members of the family, the collection even has a low profile, bun-footed pine dog bed.  

Nothing says welcome like a home-cooked meal, and Homecoming’s dining offerings provide the perfect place to gather for cozy family dinners or larger, festive events. The farmhouse dining table in natural pine has four drawers for convenient storage for utensils or linens and features sturdy, spindle-turned legs. The pine trestle table is simply stunning with its criss-crossed stretcher legs and refractory leaves on each end, allowing it to expand from 74” up to 110”, perfect for the largest gatherings. The striking pine buffet with an open hutch, at 72” wide by 84” high, offers plenty of storage for all of your serving and dining needs and it could just as easily hold books and collectibles in the den or living room. Just like the best designs from the past, the solid pine shelving sits on a wooden saw tooth adjustable bracket instead of those unsightly metal strips and clips. 

Homecoming’s occasional items offer storage and display options that will add personality and charm to any home. Signature pieces include the walnut collector’s cabinet, with beautiful glass shelving or an insert allowing the display of a collection of long guns behind locking doors; a wine safe inspired by the functional beauty of old pie safes, with wire mesh door inserts and notched shelving for up to 50 wine bottles that quickly reverses to flat shelving for china or linen storage. A delightful pine hall tree placed in an entryway offers convenient storage for those hats, coats and scarves you need as you head out the door. The attached bench is the perfect spot to pull off your boots or to corral wayward book bags. The shop table is sure to be a conversation piece. The plank-topped table has a low profile, but its generous proportions make it useful for all sorts of family activities like board games, cards, coloring and more. It sits on wheels and is reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century pump trolley. And what would a farmhouse be without a great rocking chair? In fact, Homecoming has three distinct rocker designs from which to choose—a classic porch rocker, a lady’s rocker and a gout rocker with a round footrest.

Gathering together in the den or living room to watch a favorite movie, host an impromptu talent show or just spend quality time are the moments that make memories. Homecoming’s upholstery collection has the perfect pieces to make those rooms comfortable and inviting as well as beautiful. A new collection of slipcovered offerings provides cozy, casual seating while still being immaculately tailored. Sofas, loveseats, chairs and ottomans in either fully-skirted designs or the fresh “mini-skirted” application that shows off turned and castered legs, are available in an abundance of fabrics ranging from vibrant solids, nature-inspired patterns and classic checks to understated tone-on-tone patterns and French laundry-inspired linen looks. Homecoming also features several fully upholstered seating selections including pieces inspired by American menswear fabrics coupled with crewel accents and an abundance of luxurious trims. Rounding out the collection are wood accent chairs, each with a unique design perspective, softened for the ultimate in relaxation with thick tie-on cushions.  

Kincaid’s commitment to Homecoming extends beyond its extensive product introduction. 4,800 square feet of the Kincaid showroom has been transformed into a multi-room farmhouse complete with a metal roof, front parlor, porches and even a shade tree. And, a comprehensive marketing, display and promotional program underpins its retailer support program.

Moreover, Homecoming is the pilot collection for the new Eco3Home program developed by the American Home Furnishings Alliance. A rigorous multi-phase project that requires each product in the expansive collection meets or exceeds all mandatory and voluntary standards for safety, health and environmental stewardship, the Eco3Home designation assures consumers that each piece of Homecoming is safe and healthy for their family and is produced in an environmentally responsible way. 

For those who want heirloom inspirations with up-to-date styling and eco-smart construction, Homecoming brings it together beautifully.  Come home…to Homecoming.

See the entire Homecoming collection on Kincaid's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KincaidFurnitureCompany 

About Kincaid

Founded in 1946, Kincaid Furniture Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of solid wood furniture.  Kincaid’s growth is based on a commitment to quality solid wood case goods, fashionable upholstery, and the best service the industry has to offer.  Kincaid Furniture Company is part of La-Z-Boy Incorporated’s family of companies.  For more information on Kincaid, please visit www.kincaidfurniture.com.