Brands behind the faces.
Customer service is what sets Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings apart but what completes the package is a collection of curated brands that we represent.
Smith Brothers of Berne | Fjords® | Rowe | Robin Bruce | Hammary | Lexington | Palettes by Wineburg | Bassett® | American Drew® | Hekman | Howard Miller | Four Seasons | Lakeside Mattress® | Riverside | Vaughan-Bassett | Millcraft | Glenmont | John Thomas | Canadel | Uttermost | Hooker | Jenny McKellar Photography | Steel Appeal | Capel | Y&T Woodcraft | Whitewood
Smith Brothers of Berne
Nestled in the heart of this magnificent country, lies the small town of Berne, Indiana. Set apart from the fast paced, trend chasing city centers, you are more likely to hear the clip clop of horse feet than sirens or blaring horns. Fields stretch across the horizon and time-honored traditions govern daily life. It is here that a sense of pride in quality craftsmanship grows deep. This community, who’s rich history has instilled integrity and respected values, is the foundation for Smith Brothers upholstery.
Every decision here is made with a heart for people. Whether it be the quality of lumber framing the furniture or the types of games to be played at the company picnic, it all comes down to doing what is right, not only for the customer, but for the family of employees.
This is why nothing, but the best is considered when it comes to sourcing components for each and every Smith Brothers piece. Hardwood maple, steel coil springs, highest quality foam, gorgeous textiles, top grain leathers and more are all selected for their strength, durability, and beauty. Each sofa, chair, or ottoman is designed to be a treasured part of a home for years to come.
Inspired by norwegian nature since 1941.
We have designed and manufactured furniture for 70 years. The two brothers Otto and at Mindor Hjellegjerde started it all in the fjord village Sykkylven in Norway.
In 1946, the third brother, Ingvar, joined the business. With a fierce dedication and great skill, the brothers managed to build a business that has become one of the largest furniture companies in Norway. We have grown from a small family business in a basement to what we are today, a company spread over four continents.
Rowe started as a vision of two men in Virginia 70 years ago and has developed into one of the world’s most respected domestic custom upholstery manufacturers. Rowe has not just been a part of history, but we have gained valuable experience from it. For over the past 70 years and for many years to come, Rowe has earned the trust and has inspired millions of customers.
We are committed to eco-friendly manufacturing. Rowe has been an innovator, a visionary, and a company committed to listening to our customers and adapting to their needs. All of which means that when you buy Rowe, you’re not just buying furniture. You’re buying the collective experience that can only be gained from selling and listening to customers for 70 satisfied years. We understand that you purchase what inspires you and require a quality product for your family and home.
Robin Bruce curates quality and responsibly manufactured upholstered collections for the décor enthusiast. Clean lines with unique details. Classic curves combined with contemporary touches. Brand attributes: creative, expressive, inspired, cosmopolitan, and eclectic, Robin Bruce is attractive to those not afraid to share a strong point of view and infuse their home with personality and soul.
Using green materials and building methods, each unique piece of Robin Bruce furniture is built with pride by local craftspeople in Elliston Virginia.
Known for well-appointed style, scale and luxurious comfort, Robin Bruce is often referred to as a value discovery among the design community.
Home furnishings play a functional role in daily life providing storage and organization. But at Hammary we know that furniture can do so much more. We are a team of creative types that find inspiration in the most unexpected places. Our hope is that the final outcome of that inspiration is the coffee table, entertainment console, or accent that you just have to have.
At Hammary, form doesn’t just follow function, it is function.
Lexington Home Brands is a global leader in the design, sourcing, manufacturing and lifestyle marketing of upscale home furnishings. The Company’s award-winning product line of wood, upholstery and outdoor living designs encompass the industry’s most diverse range of styling, featuring recognized consumer brands like Lexington®, Tommy Bahama Home®, Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living® Artistica Home® Barclay Butera ® and Sligh®.
As a design leader for over a century, the Lexington Home Brands product assortment is presented and marketed by lifestyle collections, offering products for every room of the home, including bedroom, dining room, living room, home office, media room and outdoor living spaces. The Company offers its dealers a single-source relationship with proven expertise in innovative product design, exceptional quality, strong relative value and comprehensive customer support.
Residential products are distributed in the U.S. and internationally through a network of independent furniture retailers, interior designers and design firms, trade showrooms and select Internet retailers. The Company also produces home furnishings for the contract and hospitality markets.
Lexington Home Brands is headquartered in High Point, NC, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in Lexington and Hickory, NC; wholesale showrooms in High Point, NC; trade showrooms in Denver and Manhattan; and Tommy Bahama Home retail stores in Newport Beach, CA and Austin, TX.
Lexington Home Brands continues to reshape the look of today’s most fashionable interiors through innovative design, recognized consumer brands, exceptional value, and outstanding craftsmanship across a broad range of styling. We invite you to click the Contact Us link for additional information. We hope you enjoy exploring the site.
Palettes by Wineburg
American Made Furniture, from forest to fabrication. Located in the rolling farmland of Ohio’s Amish country, Palettes by Winesburg is a third generation of lumber specialists who hand-select the best of the cherry, oak, maple, walnut or hickory tree to bring you our quality products. Our family selects and harvests the timber, shapes it in our own sawmill, and then carefully checks it in our own dry kilns. We know the building of solid wood furniture from its roots. Winesburg Lumber had its origins as a two-man logging operation more than three generations ago. As the younger generation became a part of this growing organization they felt that diversification was a path for future success and growth, and so we began building doors and contract grade chairs. This has evolved into one of the most complete custom dining lines in the country. We are proud of the furniture we produce.
Our rich heritage is a source of great pride for us. It’s a story that goes back to 1902, when furniture making was shifting from local cabinet makers to larger scale production to keep up with the growth of America.
If you want to know how it all began, we have to take you back to late 1800s in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to an area northwest of Martinsville, Virginia. The Bassett family was running a sawmill that supplied rail ties for the new Norfolk & Western line that was being built through the family property. In 1892, the rail line was completed and the family began looking for markets for its lumber.
John David “J.D.” Bassett was making a good living traveling the countryside selling goods for general stores when he began carrying lumber samples from the mill. He quickly made his first sale of lumber to a coffin company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and returned home with the knowledge of the growing furniture industry and the subsequent demand for raw lumber.
Today, Bassett remains committed to the early principles of the company … that great quality, stylish furniture does not need to be expensive and should be available to everyone. A visit to one of our stores and you’ll see just how committed we are to that idea.
Founded in 1927, American Drew is a well-established, leading manufacturer of mid-priced bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture.
American Drew’s product collections cover a broad variety of style categories including traditional, transitional and contemporary. Our collections range from the legendary 18th Century traditional “Cherry Grove”, celebrating its 59th year to our modern and contemporary furniture offerings with the launch of AD Modern.
American Drew’s headquarters are located in Hudson, North Carolina. Our products are distributed through thousands of independently owned retailers throughout the United States and Canada and around the world.
American Drew, a division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, is a service-oriented company. In order to offer rapid shipment of orders, we maintain a large inventory of bedroom, dining room and living room tables. Our concept of service is not limited to fast delivery; it starts with good communications and great partnerships.
It began in 1893 when Edsko Hekman ventured from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids, Michigan hoping to find his life’s work as a furniture maker.
The Panic of 1893 would lead him in a new direction, returning him to his first profession as a baker. Selling cookies door-to-door, Edsko eventually went on to found the Hekman Biscuit Company, which was later to become the Keebler Company.
Edsko’s enchantment with furniture, crafted in the old-world traditions, would later blossom in his three sons John, Jelle and Henry. They would fulfill their father’s dream and open the doors of the Hekman Furniture Company in 1922.
In 1970 the company became a division of Beatrice Foods until 1983 when Hekman was purchased by the Howard Miller Clock Company of Zeeland, Michigan. In 1993, Hekman acquired Woodmark Furniture, an upholstery company founded by Elliot Wood whose discriminating standards were a perfect match to Hekman’s long tradition of excellence. The company now enjoyed a position of strength in its ability to offer its customer superior casegoods and the finest in upholstery.
The careful selection of ingredients, the patient hands-on techniques and the exacting presentation… the shared passions of the baker Edsko and his furniture-making sons, remain the hallmarks of the Hekman Furniture Company today.
Now, almost a century old, Hekman is widely recognized as one of America’s premier furniture suppliers.
Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection. It’s what Howard C. Miller insisted on when he founded the company back in 1926, at the age of 21.
Even then, Howard Miller understood the need to create products that would be steeped in quality and value. He expected nothing less than the best. And it was only under those strict conditions that he allowed his name to grace every clock manufactured at our sprawling facility in Zeeland, Michigan.
Howard Miller was schooled in the fine art of clockmaking by his father, Herman, in the Black Forest region of Germany. Howard developed into a visionary whose keen sense of innovation spawned a tradition of excellence that has been uncompromised through three generations.
While the early years focused on the manufacture of chiming wall and mantel clocks, Howard Miller also produced trend-setting avant garde clocks that stand today in collectors’ galleries. During World War II, Howard Miller joined forces with the Ford Motor Co. to produce anti-aircraft covers. In the 1960s, the company turned its attention to grandfather clocks, eventually earning the company the title of “World’s Largest Grandfather Clock Manufacturer.”
In 1989, Howard Miller began creating collectors cabinets with the same attention to detail and craftsmanship inherent in their clockmaking. Fashioned from glass and hardwoods, the cabinets are ideal for displaying heirlooms, plates, glassware and other collectibles.
As part of the company’s continuing effort to bring customers only the best in handcrafted products, Howard Miller recently acquired three companies: The Hekman Furniture Company produces a strong cadre of carefully sculpted hardwood pieces that range from 18th and 19th Century reproductions, to contemporary products featuring fine metals and exotic woods. The Woodmark Company makes fine upholstered pieces. And the exquisite movement in many clocks we offer is made by Old World craftsmen employed by the Kieninger Company of Germany.
While Howard Miller products might once have been primarily considered as gifts for weddings, anniversaries and retirements, the company’s expanded line of offerings is enticing more and more buyers who simply desire quality timepieces and furniture in their homes and businesses — no occasion required.
We offer hundreds of items to complement any decor ranging from portable alarm clocks to desk sets to wall and mantel clocks to collectors cabinets to limited edition grandfather clocks. And in price ranges that may surprise you – from $5 to $15,000.
No matter the price of the purchase, you have the same assurance that Howard C. Miller provided when he began offering clocks more than 70 years ago: That quality be reflected both in the products we create, and in the people whose artistic talents we rely on to manufacture them.
The legacy left by Howard C. Miller isn’t an easy one to emulate. But it’s the only way we know of doing business. Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection.
Slip On. Slip Off. So Easy.
From that first cup of coffee in the morning to the last show you watch before bed, through family gatherings, neighborhood parties, evenings with friends, and movie nights with the kids, your family room is a big part of life. Shouldn’t your sofa, chaise, chairs, and ottomans be ready to take what life dishes out? We think so. That’s why we created a unique slipcover that’s so easy to slip off and on that it’s a breeze to keep clean – and can even change with your mood, the seasons, your new style, or any reason you’d like.
Developed by Golden-Fowler’s owner — Mike Mahn — in collaboration with a northern Michigan manufacturer. Lakeside has become a household name know for comfort, quality and a mattress you’ll keep for good.
Riverside Furniture Corporation is truly an American success story. From a modest beginning in 1946, making furniture in a single plant, Riverside has grown to become a major brand name in the furniture industry. Over 70 years later, we are warehousing product in multiple locations world-wide and selling through over 3,500 furniture dealers.
We offer a full range of home furnishings including Bedroom, Dining Room, Home Office, Occasional Tables and Home Theater. Our product line includes dozens of whole-home Collections and well over a thousand different furniture items.
Our record of growth and success in the past 10 years is among the best in the Industry. This is due to our unwavering focus on customer service and our consistent offering of high quality, imaginative, value-oriented products.
At Riverside Furniture, our mission is to provide more than something beautiful for your home, our goal is to provide “the most fashion forward mid-priced furniture line in America”.
Based in Galax, Virginia, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company manufactures bedroom furniture. In 1919, two men, B.C. Vaughan and J.D. Bassett, Sr., both of whom were from Bassett, Virginia, first founded our company. Mr. Bassett, Sr., and his brother, C.C. Bassett, also founded what today is well known as Bassett Furniture Industries.
Employing about 700 people in factories based in Galax, Virginia, and Elkin, North Carolina, we are extremely proud of the fact that 100 percent of our furniture is crafted here in the United States by American employees. In fact, Vaughan-Bassett is now the largest manufacturer of wooden adult bedroom furniture in the United States.
Most of the furniture we manufacture consists of wood solids and wood veneers grown and harvested near our plants in the Southeast. Pine, oak, maple, cherry, ash, poplar, birch and beech are the primary species used in Vaughan-Bassett’s bedroom collections.
Our number-one priority is providing our customers with unmatched service, quality and value. In short, nothing makes us happier than to make it easy for our customers to feel at home.
Thank you from the Miller Family and the craftsmen at Millcraft. We have worked long and hard to accomplish a dream of ours. That dream is to build a company with value. Value that reflects our convictions and commitment to Jesus Christ. Value that expresses itself in the work of our hands. Value that will work for you and work for generations – yours and ours.
We count it a privilege to share with you snapshots of our picturesque countryside, our lifestyle and some of the most hardworking furniture known to man. Enjoy this exclusive collection from yestertimes – the times when furniture was truly built to last.
A premier builder of bedroom and dining suites, Glenmont Furniture melds time-honored hand craftsmanship with innovative design. Our commitment to timely, flawless, customized pieces has customers slumbering and feasting in gratitude.
John Thomas Furniture has proudly been crafting the finest solid wood home furnishings. We believe in, and are inherently committed to, offering the most beautiful, long lasting, affordable home furnishings. Our product is made entirely of Parawood, which is part of the maple family. It is valued for its dense grain, minimal shrinkage, attractive light color and ease of finishing. It is also prized as an “environmentally friendly” wood, as it makes use of plantation grown trees that have been cut down at the end of their latex-producing cycle.
It’s no secret that Canadel is best known for its dining-room furniture. For more than 30 years, the company has staked its reputation on high quality tables, chairs, buffets & kitchen islands and benches. The good news is that many pieces are suitable for use throughout the house.
A coffee table may anchor a modern living or family room handsomely. Upholstered armchairs and side chairs are elegant enough for the most formal living room. These and other select pieces make the transition effortlessly from dining room to living areas.
Forty-three years in business, and we still love what we do! Founded by Bob and Belle Cooper in 1975, Uttermost is family owned and managed. Mac Cooper, President/CEO, as well as a team of young but seasoned executives, lead the company today. The Uttermost family includes hundreds of employees in Virginia, California, and Asia, as well as over a hundred sales/service representatives globally.
Our operations include a 659,000 square foot facility in Rocky Mount, VA, a 233,000 state-of-the-art distribution facility in Riverside, CA, partner factories throughout Asia, and permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point, and Las Vegas.
Uttermost is proud to support many of the most prestigious home-furnishing Retailers in the world with our products and services, as well as many of the top hospitality projects globally. We do not sell directly to consumers but through approved Retailers.
Our REVELATION brand was introduced to the marketplace in 2015 and has exceeded expectations. It is our more exclusive brand of products, with more limited distribution and is not offered through internet retailers.
Our Designers are the best in the industry and work non-stop every season to bring you the latest and greatest new products. Our Designers include Carolyn Kinder, Matthew Williams, Grace Feyock, Billy Moon, David Frisch, Jim Parsons, Constance Lael-Linyard, Renee Wightman, Rick Janecek and Kalizma Home.
While we are focused on bringing you the most fashion-forward products in the industry, we know that good design means nothing without quality manufacturing. You can be certain that no shortcuts are taken in manufacturing to make sure our products exceed expectations.
From home office chairs with wheels to functional desks, your home office is the place where you get things done. We know you can’t get things done with an uncomfortable chair, small filing cabinets, or an inadequate bookcase. Fortunately, Hooker Furniture makes it easy with durable, luxury home office furniture that will allow you to feel comfortable and professional as you work.
Desk options range from writing desks with a hutch to executive office desks. A leather office chair can add a touch of prestige and authority to your office that cannot be replicated by any other piece. Finally, our range of home office bookcases, office chairs, filing cabinets, and modular office systems will keep your workspace organized, efficient, and orderly.
Whether your ideal office is simple and modest, or elaborate and impressive, Hooker Furniture offers everything you need to create the best home office space.
Because anything is possible with the best home office furniture. From leather office chairs to the best home office filing cabinets, we have every piece of home office furniture to help you achieve big goals.
Jenny McKellar Photography
I discovered my love for photography at Western Michigan University, where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. I since then became passionate about nature photography when I moved from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2005. I currently live in Leelanau County with my husband and two boys, with whom I love to rock hunt, hike, kayak, and explore our beautiful area.
I have a few things going for me that help me get great shots: technical knowledge and an artistically-trained eye from my schooling, a nice Nikon camera, and a whole lot of patience. But I believe nature photography is ultimately serendipitous. My favorites shots, the ones that actually capture the essence of that day/ place/ moment/ memory, the ones that paint a story that I didn’t even know was there, only happen when I’m having fun!
Please email me for other print sizes or special requests! You may see some of my photos in area businesses and restaurants, and many can be purchased at Golden Fowler Home Furnishings. I really love doing local shows where I can actually make a connection with people and talk to them about my work. Look for me at the Downtown Traverse City art fairs and several others every summer. And be sure to follow me on Facebook to see my latest ventures!
Steelappeal.com is an American owned and operated company located in Northern Lower Michigan. On steelappeal.com you will find a huge selection of exclusively designed metal wall plate covers, towel bars, toilet paper holders, coat racks, wall art, candle holders, mirror frames, garden art, furniture, and sculpture. Our styles range from rustic, southwestern, western, contemporary, island living, aquatic, nautical, and wrought iron to name a few. We are committed to offering high quality American made products backed by a 100% money back guarantee. Please continue to check in, we will be adding new items on a monthly and sometimes weekly basis.
The original company was formed in 1998, and was then purchased by Curtis M. Warnes in 2005. Curtis grew up in Glen Arbor, MI. a small town just minutes from where his business is located. At age 18 he moved away in pursuit of an education. After college he moved back to Glen Arbor for only a year before taking a job that required him to travel. Then in 2002 his daughter was born and the need for him to be back home was greater than ever.
As a child he had always envisioned owning his own business in Northern Michigan that would allow him to use his creativity and natural talents in a way that would be rewarding not only to him but to his community and the world at large. After years of searching and putting his dream on hold an opportunity was presentenced. That opportunity has become a nationally sold and recognized line of art and products. From Alaska to Florida, and Maine to Hawaii, his work can be found through out.
100 YEARS OF QUALITY
Through the years, the Capel name has become synonymous with quality—in North Carolina and beyond. Here’s a snapshot of our journey.
1917 Capel Rugs is Born: Using the raw material from his venture Gee-Haw Plow Lines, A. Leon Capel fashioned braids and created the very first reversible braided rug, calling it “New Departure.” This was the beginning of the Capel family rug business.
1919 20″x30″ Capel braided rug first appeared in Sears Roebuck catalog. Sears bought 5000 of these scatter rugs.
1926 Troy Knitting Mill Company, now the corporate headquarters, was purchased
1935 Capel partners with JC Penney
1939 Three large braids were made for President Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park home: 12′ round, 12’x15′, 9’x12′ oval
1942 First Braided Rug Catalog,
Marshall Fields ordered braids, but since raw materials were being used for the war, Leon Capel proposed that Marshall Fields (who owned Fieldcrest) exchange cotton for rugs.
1947 Capel partners with Montgomery Ward
1954 A. Leon Capel, Jr. joins family business, the first of the second generation of Capels to work at the company, affectionately called ‘G2’, Capel partners with Spiegel
1957 Jesse Capel joins family business
Company renamed A. Leon Capel & Sons, Inc.
1961 Arron W.E. Capel joins family business
Pee Dee Mill purchased
1963 Capel launches imports business: Seeing a demand for a more diverse product line, Capel branched out from braids and began offering imported collections from Japan and Finland. The line would continue to expand to include high-quality hand tufted and hand knotted rugs from India and China.
1976 Smitherman Mill purchased
1978 Old Homestead, one of Capel’s first rugs, inducted into World Floor Covering Association Hall of Fame
1980 Company renamed Capel, Inc.
1981 Mary Clara Capel joins family business, marking the beginning of ‘G3’ : It was customary for the Capel children of ‘G3’ to start working for the company part-time in the summer at the age of 14—the girls in the home office, the boys in the maintenance department.
1982 Capel rug appears in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic, E.T.
1984 Capel partners with LL Bean
1987 Ron Capel joins family business
1988 Debut of Capel Galleries: In response to dealer input, Capel developed the first-of-its-kind in-store gallery concept—a customizable point-of-sale environment set up as a stand-alone brand showroom—which debuted at the annual High Point Market tradeshow.
1989 Richard Capel joins family business
1990s Woven Spirits Navajo program started
1991 Cameron Capel joins family business
1996 Capel partners with Pottery Barn: Pottery Barn was instrumental in the revival of rectangular braided rugs by putting a fresh, colorful spin on this traditional style
Capel Incorporated Endowed Scholarship for Montgomery Community College established
2002 Williamsburg® license begins
2005 Biltmore® license begins
2013 A. Leon Capel Jr. inducted as a Fellow Member into the American Furniture Hall of Fame – the inductee from outside the furniture industry.
2015 Capel rug appears in Netflix original series Grace and Frankie
2017 Capel’s centennial celebration
About Our Store Hours
We are thrilled to announce that our store has officially reopened safely and responsibly!
Our regular store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm, closed on Sundays.
Please watch for news of special pop-up sale events happening on select Sundays!
We are also closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
1137 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Monday — Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm
Sundays — closed