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Where style meets quality & service

Weathering the Storm: AFR’s First Networking Event in Houston

November 9, 2017  
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When Mother Nature rains on your parade (or event in this case), what happens next? AFR Account Executive Sydney Archer found out following the devastation brought about in Houston, Texas by Hurricane Harvey. Create 2017, AFR’s networking event in Houston, was scheduled to take place on September 27th at the McGovern Centennial Garden, part of the Hermann Park Conservancy. A month prior to the event,... 

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New AFR® Mobile App Makes Staying Connected Easy for Clients

March 22, 2017  
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Technology is an integral part of life and business, and we are happy to announce the creation of our new AFR® app. This new app not only helps us engage our current clients, it provides invaluable benefits to new clients as well. So, what can you expect from this app? Browse Our Latest Collections We add new collections to our inventory all the time and our clients are the first to know about them.... 

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Design Trends: 5 Questions with Aundrea Hopkins

December 12, 2016  
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All the world is a stage, as the saying goes. Our event specialists could revise this to be – any warehouse is a stage. That’s what our Regional Account Executive Aundrea Hopkins believes. Based in the Carolinas for the past two years, Aundrea Hopkins likes to turn warehouse and loft space into an event site, but more often than not, she’s using them as the perfect photo studio for her design... 

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Hot Holiday Palettes for 2016

November 9, 2016  
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Last month, HGTV designer Brian Patrick Flynn released his color palettes for the holidays. We loved them all and found four that really resonated with our own collections this season. GREEN + BROWN “Colors seen together in nature always work well in decorating so don’t be afraid to take a cue from Mother Nature,” Flynn writes. We came to learn that brown and green are two of the most-popular... 

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Design Trends: 5 Questions with Heidi Brown

October 25, 2016  
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The DC Metro area has never been hotter as a location in the U.S. All eyes are on it as the nation looks towards a historic election year. For this reason, the city is a cross-cultural standard bearer for event trends. We asked Heidi Brown, an AFR account executive in this area, for an insight into event trends stemming from the beltway. 1. What’s hot right now? I call it “eclectic residential.”... 

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3 Things Tiny Houses Taught Us about Booth Space

September 16, 2016  
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Trade shows require companies to pack a lot of punch into a little space. When it comes to brainstorming the layout, choosing the right furniture pieces, and creating a practical space that potential clients will feel comfortable in, we decided to find our inspiration in the tiny house movement. Because, well, those folks are the masters of space utilization. Find your why. What makes someone decide... 

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Color Your World

June 17, 2016  
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#coloryourevents Our latest hashtag speaks for itself. As we #coloryourevents with hues from canary yellow to tangerine orange in our new furniture lines, you will find saturated textiles that are both function, and form, meant to drive the look of a space or event. From artful color use at the Perez Art Museum in Miami (below) to an actual coloring experience on our Aspen tables at the Experiential... 

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Trending: Coloring to De-stress and Express

February 25, 2016  
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Feeling stressed with no time for a ten-day vacation in the Bahamas to beat it back and lessen its effects? Dragging through the day? Looking for a way to squeeze some creative relaxation and social time into your schedule? Get out your coloring book and crayons. That’s right. The adult version of coloring has gone viral, not to mention that it offers both emotional and physical benefits that will... 

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Setting Our Inspiration for a New Year

February 16, 2016  
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The beginning of the year is always a great time to think about what worked last year, and what we want to create this year. At AFR Event Furnishings, we like to set inspirations, rather than resolutions, for the New Year. An inspiration is fluid and transformational. When we set our intention to shift and grow, we can inspire one another. At AFR, setting inspirations is done three ways. One. We talk... 

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2016: RETHINKING EVERYTHING

February 3, 2016  
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To Mandy Diaz, a sofa is not a sofa, but a piece of art. A stool is not a stool, but a tree trunk. A balloon is not a balloon but a unique food delivery system. You get the picture – to Diaz nothing is as it seems, everything can be improved upon, and inspiration is everywhere. This is the embodiment of the culture and thinking of AFR. “The world inspires me,” she says. And she means that –... 

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