Bernhardt Furniture continues to be one of our most popular brands here in our North Carolina galleries, and with good reason. Bernhardt has been a driving force of America 's furniture industry since the 1890's, creating a line synonymous with elegance, beauty, and a quality like no other. They introduce striking new furniture lines and adapt with changing styles, while keeping traditional elements. In that aspect, Bernhardt has a true representation of American style and success. Carolina Rustica is proud to carry this prestigious furniture line and we are honored to be a part of the Bernhardt tradition.
Artisan Estate offers a genuinely regal feel inspired by a stately look often found along the countryside of Italy. Some pieces are grand in scale, making a sophisticated yet bold statement, while other pieces offer a blend of clean architectural designs and curved shaped pieces adding refined elegance. The plantation grown mahogany veneers are showcased by a Burnish Sage finish in neutral brown tones, while subtle distressing adds a look of vintage aging, a Bernhardt specialty. Select pieces in Artisan Estate offer metalwork in a rich patina iron finish as well as all hardware. Artisan Estate permeates an Old World feel with classic Tuscan Design elements that are striking, yet relaxing.
Perhaps the most popular group within Bernhardt is Vintage Patina, a collection that is heavily influenced by an ageless elegance. Made with plantation grown mahogany veneers, this is a collection for those up-scale home owners who want their décor to evoke a comfortable, welcoming ambiance. With Vintage Patina, one can mix and match colors with a mid-tone tobacco finish or a deeper, richer molasses finish. Of particular note is the French waxed finish followed by a distressed, hand planed antique aged look. Some pieces are accented with leather inserts accentuated with nail head trim adding a simple but elegant touch. Hardware is burnished brass knobs and pulls finished with a dark patina finish.
Normandie Manor mixes English and French styles and allows you to create your own style selections that will be timeless and enjoyed for many years. Grand in scale, this European styles offers a bold style statement with soft shapes and architectural elements that are reminiscent of a Grand European manor and lend elegance and style. The wood finish is made of pine solids, pine and walnut veneers in a basket weave effect, highlighting the natural beauty of the workmanship involved. A soft mid-tone Café Brown finish helps create an Old World feel and a Black Forest accent finish creates a two-tone effect on select pieces. The hardware has gently curved pulls and knobs that are classic with European design. There is an element of an aged rustic effect in a warm tone aged bronze finish. Normandie Manor will add a lasting impression for a casual but comfortable lifestyle with a strikingly rich finish.
Somerset Hill embraces a balance and symmetry throughout to create a sophisticated look without a heavy feel to the collection. The classic British Colonial style uses plantation grown mahogany in its veneers, complimented by a beautiful Clove finish with a deep rub through revealing Crimson and Gold undertones. A French waxed finish gives the wood and antiqued look. Random hand-planing creates a unique pattern on veneers while wood knots and mineral streaks add additional character to each individual piece. Some pieces are accented with a natural hand-woven rattan, leather and bronzed metal creating texture and visual appeal. Solid brass hardware in an aged bronze finish coupled with wood knobs on select pieces.
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