Vendor Spotlight: Rebecca Gardner with Belfort Furniture
Each month, we spotlight one of our favorite vendors. While you can always reach out to us to see our complete list of names, categories, and contact information (frequently updated!), these blogs will give you a deeper understanding of who these people and businesses really are. This month, we get to know more about Rebecca Gardner with Belfort Furniture.
If a client has just moved into their new home, do you offer a service where someone can come out to the home and help design the room?
Yes! We offer professional design services. We always recommend coming into the showroom first so that you can see our beautiful displays for inspiration. We offer in-home and in-store design services. Our design team can come to your home and measure your space, make notes about your existing furniture that you plan to keep, note traffic flow and get a sense of your overall style. Our services include a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation including “to scale” floor plans. Our designers will select all of the pieces for the client's space based on the information provided at the home visit including fabrics, wood finishes, rugs, art, lamps, and window treatments. We also offer virtual design sessions.
What should a buyer have with them when they come to Belfort to purchase furniture?
Dimensions and photos of their rooms are essential to a productive visit. Don’t forget the dimensions and photos of the items that you are keeping. Also, if you love a particular piece of furniture in your home and want to coordinate a finish, bring a drawer with you, if possible. The same for fabrics. If you plan to use some existing upholstered pieces in your home, bring a pillow or cushion to make choosing new fabrics easier. A few tips when taking photos: try to stand back so the entire room can be seen in the photo. Take a few photos of the space leading to the room. For example, a foyer leading to a dining room or living room. A short video is helpful, too. In addition, a buyer should note the dimensions of staircases. For example, if they have a narrow, turned staircase and are purchasing new bedroom furniture to be placed on a second floor, we want to make sure the furniture selected will be able to be delivered to the space. We offer a handy measuring guide here: https://www.belfortfurniture.com/p/measuring-guide
If a buyer has a found a piece of furniture they love in a magazine, can a sales associate help them find something similar?
We have a vast assortment of products from many manufacturers. If we aren’t able to identify the exact item, we should be able to find a similar look at various price points.
With warmer weather and more people spending time at home, can you help with furnishing their outdoor oasis?
We are happy to work on every room in your home, especially the outdoor space! Just like your indoor space, we can do a room plan to show a customer what pieces would work best for their space taking into consideration deck or patio size, shaded or sunny area, and style and color preferences. We offer lounge seating, dining sets, conversation sets, chaises, and more. Our outdoor collections come in a variety of sizes so one can choose the right size pieces to accommodate the size of their deck or patio. As we say, “Bring the comfort you enjoy indoors to your outdoor space."
If you need furniture for a particular space but are unsure what would be a good fit or just want to revamp your current furniture make sure you check out Belfort Furniture’s website or stop by their showroom located at 22250 Shaw Road in Sterling, VA.