Blog posts of '2015' 'November'

AFW's Rankings in Denver Business Journal's Book of Lists
AFW's Rankings in Denver Business Journal's Book of Lists

In 2015, AFW not only got one top-rating but several in the Denver Business Journal's Book of Lists. Two top rankings that AFW is especially proud of is a number one position as the "Largest Denver-Area Veteran-Owned Company" and as one of the "Top 25 Denver-Area Corporate Philanthropists"."Denver Business Journal's Book of Lists provides you with more than 1,000 of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking."Not only is Jake Jabs a Veteran, he is also a philanthropist, giving to organizations such as Easter Seals of Colorado and Project C.U.R.E. You can see more about AFW's charitable contributions on our AFW in the Community page.Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.19.18 AMTo look up more of AFW's rankings in the Denver Business Journal, check out their site.

AFW Places Highly in Furnishings Business' Rankings
AFW Places Highly in Furnishings Business' Rankings

People love rankings. Movies, actors, TV shows, sports teams, athletes, politicians - nobody is immune. But what about furniture? The best furniture retailers in the country were ranked in two lists, and American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) placed toward the top in both of them.Home Furnishings Business (HFB) recently released its 5th Annual Power 50 Retailers. As it says on the company's website, “Home Furnishings Business is the magazine written for the passionate home furnishings retailer. The retailer who is looking for intelligent discourse that will allow them to thrive in today's environment.” In the Power 50 rankings, American Furniture Warehouse ranked No. 4 for furniture companies in the U.S.The ranking takes into account retail sales volume, social engagement and market share and industry involvement.

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“It is an honor to be recognized on the Home Furnishings Business Power 50 retailers list this year, especially due to the ranking components they used this year,” AFW's head of public relations Charli Shaulis said. “I believe it says we are doing a lot of things right. One of the key components used in its evaluation was social engagement, which we have made a focused effort on over the last two years. We have extended our reach out to additional channels and have really managed our engagement with our followers. To be listed at number four along with this prestigious group is quite an honor.”For a complete breakdown of how HFB got its Power 50 Retailers, please visit the site.AFW also made it onto another list, this time from Furniture Today.The top 100 U.S. furniture stores were exclusively ranked on “the list” of industry partners. Furniture Today is “the business newspaper of the furniture industry.” For that list, AFW ranked No. 19. (There's no link for this particular list). That's a jump of three spots from 2014 when it was No. 22.

Winter Blues: Tips for Decorating with Blue Accent Pieces
Winter Blues: Tips for Decorating with Blue Accent Pieces

Originally posted on November 12, 2015 - price and availability of particular products mentioned in this post may have changed.

As we enter the holiday season we are starting to see a lot of red, green, gold and silver. And while we love these traditional holiday colors, we also enjoy mixing it up a bit! Adding gorgeous blue tones to your home in the winter adds depth and variety to your home decor. We picked a few of our favorite blue accent pieces that we think would look great this holiday season and beyond! Follow these decorating tips and don’t forget to share your photos with us on Instagram using #AFWatHome

  1. Blue and White Geometric Pillow – We love the bold design on this accent pillow. It would look fantastic on a white or grey couch and adds the perfect pop of color.
  2. Blue Table Lamp* – This fun blue table lamp is sure to make a statement on any end table or mantel. Plus, the glossy finish on the lamp paired with the ivory linen shade adds a dynamic design element.
  3. Blue Ceramic Vase* – If you are looking for a unique centerpiece for an upcoming dinner party, look no further than this stunning ceramic glass vase with painted blue finish.
  4. Indigo Linen Chest – This piece definitely makes a bold statement! This striking upholstered chest is a unique and contemporary addition to your space.
  5. Blue Retro Jars* – Add a bit of retro flair with these hand made glass jars. Perfect for a winter floral arrangement or as stand alone pieces – these jars also makes great gifts!
  6. Navy and White Pillow – This gorgeous pillow adds the perfect amount of sophistication with its classic design and bold color.

*Available in store