Trends across categories—from liquor and food to home furnishings—reveal that entertaining at home is popular among Millennials, and my new line for Vanguard Furniture serves up casual entertainment with style.
It’s a collection of tailored upholstery, versatile case goods, and iconic occasional tables are designed with casual entertaining in mind. The line includes a rolling bar on casters, a bar cabinet, and a variety of portable martini tables, one of which is featured in Traditional Home this month – the Jean Paul Martini Table.
The Jean-Paul Martini Table is the perfect example of the Blended Modern concept bridging across many different styles of design. It’s simple round forms, with the top that cantilevers over the base, is modern in form, but it feels at home as an accent to any style including traditional and transitional.
The inset glass top of the Jeal-Paul table is offered many options. There are currently 14 unique variations of Artisan glass by Vanguard. Other options include plain mirror, smoked glass, amber, or clear glass.
These are but a few of the options that Vanguard offers.
My younger clients are entertaining at home more than ever—they love serving specialty cocktails and sharing favorite foods they’ve made or discovered. In their own home, they can create the whole vibe they want their friends to experience, including the music and overall ambience. It’s something they can’t control as much when they go out and they feel it’s much more memorable and personal.
Gilles Bogaert, CFO of Pernod Ricard, the parent company of brands including Absolut and Jameson, has noted that “People,more and more, want to have good moments with their friends at home” and there is a growing movement to blur the line between entertaining at home and going out.
Vanguard Furniture’s President, Andy Bray remarks, “that feeling of easy entertaining captured in Barry Goralnick’s new line has even inspired us to pair every piece with a signature cocktail.” In an increasingly competitive and repetitive retail environment, Vanguard is providing retailers something unique that fills a profitable niche. It’s the kind of affordable indulgence that leads to an impulse purchase, but the kind of quality and design that represents luxury of enduring value that represents luxury of enduring value ”