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Tuesday, 08 June 2021 17:07

The Supplier Perspective

The pandemic has not been bad for the interior design field. As we know, the pandemic has made consumers want to improve their homes. That, in turn, has created high demand for interior designers, contractors, and realtors. But what about our vendors and showroom reps? After all, they’re a critical part of your A Team – connecting you to manufacturers, factories, and artisans.

In this episode, Interior Designer and BOD™ Member, Annie Elliott, speaks with 3 vendors on her A Team about their experience over the last year. She’s joined by Debbie Pegher of Century Furniture, Dorothy Myers of Schumacher, and Dean Buchanan of Stark Carpet.

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Published in What's New
Friday, 22 November 2019 12:54

Toys For Tots at Century Furniture


Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy when you visit the Washington Design Center and help make a child smile this holiday season.


Collection boxes will be located in the Century Furniture showroom and the main floor of the design center now through December 9, 2019.


Toys For Tots

Published in What's New
Friday, 07 June 2019 16:42

Current Trends in Decorative Painting

This week Century Furniture hosted interior designers in their showroom at the Washington Design Center to learn about trends in decorative painting. 

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Dee Lenehan of Lenehan Studios presented to DC area interior designers and showed off beautiful decorative panting samples, techniques, and trends to the group.

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Published in Design Trends

Looking for a great podcast on #interiordesign?  Century Furniture showroom manager Debbie Pegher sat down with LuAnn Vigara on her podcast to talk about how to work with your local design center. Debbie Pegher, a long-time listener who is also an all-around amazing cheerleader of this podcast was a guest on the podcast! Listen in to find out more.

Debbie serves as the board of directors of The Washington Design Center and she regularly hosts events for the design community in the 5000 square foot Century showroom. She served as membership director of the ASID Washington Metro Chapter from 2014 to 2016. Century Furniture was awarded Best Made in America, in 2012, by  Made, a non-profit which honors excellence in American design, with Debbie’s expertise. Furniture from Century was featured at the National Reagan Airport, and this honor culminated in an invitation to the US Capital, to watch the fireworks show, on 4th July. Debbie’s leadership has earned her and the DC team at Century Showroom of the Year twice, most recently in 2017, with the best sales record recorded, for their showroom! Debbie credits and shares this with her co-worker, Gloria Domingez, a seasoned and talented design-oriented member of this two-person team. Listen in to find out what Debbie has to say today!

Show highlights:

  • Debbie gives a detailed explanation of how being an interior designer for so many years has informed her ideas and decisions at Century Furniture.
  • The wonderfully welcoming approach of the staff at the Century Furniture showroom towards designers.
  • About the fantastic team at Century- including those based at the factory in North Carolina.
  • The real human kind of client experience that’s to be found at the Century Furniture showroom.
  • The willingness of Century to customize items, if required.
  • The importance of treating all designers, including the young and junior ones, really well.
  • Some of the things that Debbie has instituted at the showroom to welcome, and also to teach designers.
  • Although it’s a trade-only showroom, they still encourage the public in to come in and browse.
  • How it really pays off for designers to create great relationships with design showrooms.
  • The awesome events that Debbie hosts at the showroom at the Washington Center.
  • The new and exciting events that Debbie has coming up for the Summer season.
  • It’s all about who you know- and who knows you!
  • How Century services work ‘the Century way’, to avoid any problems.


Published in What's New
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:10

Omni Collection From Century Furniture

Omni is bold, sophisticated, powerful design crafted from an array of stunning raw materials. Its primary adornment comes from the rich, dappled character or highly figured veneers and the play of light on flat planes and curved surfaces.

Published in Furniture
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:39

Century Furniture Sample Sale

Select samples marked down up to 80% off retail

Published in Sample Sale
Friday, 07 October 2016 03:22

Century Furniture @ #DCDesignHouse

Thank you designers of DC Design House 2016 for selecting Century Furniture

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#DCDesignHouse #CenturyFurniture

Published in What's New
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:31

Corso from Century Furniture

Corso Century Furniture


Utilizing a range of materials and exquisite craftsmanship, Century defines Modern with stunning confidence.

Drawing inspiration from Italian and Scandina-vian references, Century Furniture launches Corso, a decidedly modern collection with stunning wood work and hardware details. Named for the main street in the historical centre of Rome, the Via del Corso, this collection has a connection to the past and yet it is forward looking.

Corso Century Furniture

Rendered in oak solids and oak veneers and featuring a narrow heart oak book matched veneer pattern on key pieces, Corso is graphic and bold. Selected for it’s third dimension, texture, oak offers extreme versatility, allowing consumers to paint, ceruse, or use a higher sheen wood stain to achieve a variety of looks.

Corso Century Furniture

“Our muse for Corso was a young woman, who we envisioned sitting at a café along the Via del Corso having an espresso. With her in mind, the pieces of Corso took shape and we creat-ed a strong, curated collection that can be formal or casual, and works back to our other modern collections,” says Chad Philips, Director of Century’s Case goods. “The result are pieces that can move from formal to casual, feminine to more masculine depending on how the customer orders them.”

Two new finishes are featured throughout the collection, Blonde cerused and Black cerused. Blonde cerused is a lighter honey toned finish, which gives the pieces a casual feeling. Black ce-rused is a deep ebony color that really allows the wax hang up to highlight the grains of the narrow heart oak veneers making them focal points in the room. Throughout the display finishes are mixed liberally showcasing the versatility of Corso.

Corso Century Furniture

Railroad Silver hardware and ferrules are used throughout the collection, along with oil rubbed bronze and brass metal ac-cents Railroad silver was selected for it’s ability to work well with both brass and silver metals, again emphasizing the ease of mixing these pieces with other furniture. Corso features over ten different styles of hardware, accentuating the curated feel of the collection.


Published in What's New
Monday, 12 September 2016 04:08

Fall Urban Bohemian

Urban Bohemian

From Century Furniture

Urban Bohemian

Urban Bohemian. Swirling with saturated earthy colors Century expands on authentic and artisanal. Rooted in noble textiles - fine Italian leathers, authentic Belgian linens - this lifestyle is comfortable mixing the fine with the more causal.

Urban Bohemian

Effortless yet very layered, the rooms have a dreamy romantic quality. Grounded by drier finishes and earthy tones, the urban bohemian lifestyle exudes a wanderlust and carefree way of living. 

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#UrbanBohemian, #TerraRed, #MidnightBlue, #Artisinal, #MadebyHand

Published in Furniture
Monday, 15 August 2016 05:02

How It's Made: Gold Leaf

Century Furniture has been creating some amazing videos showing the incredible hand-crafted workmanship in every custom piece of furniture. The latest video shows the artistry of finishing a gilded bed frame. Click the video below and prepare oooh and ahh while watching the work of a master craftsman.


CenturyFinishingLeaf from fanjoylabrenz on Vimeo.

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