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Old 08-09-2019, 11:09 AM
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We furnished our house entirely from City Furniture. We love our furniture and the experience we had. Our budget was lower than yours and our tastes are different so I do not know if they have anything like what you are looking for. City is owned by the same people as Ashley Furniture.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:23 PM
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We furnished our house entirely from City Furniture. We love our furniture and the experience we had. Our budget was lower than yours and our tastes are different so I do not know if they have anything like what you are looking for. City is owned by the same people as Ashley Furniture.
They will sell you Ashley Furniture at inflated Prices, not Ashley Furniture prices. I priced both CF and Showcase and furnished 2 homes - one in 2015 and one in 2017. I got the same stuff from Showcase in Mount Dora for a LOT less, and it was delivered and set up in TV. You don't even have to go there if you don't want, you can order everything off their website if you want. If it is not on the website, send them a picture and the manufacturer and they can usually get it. Disclaimer - I have no interest in ANY furniture store - my advice would be to shop around is all.

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Old 08-09-2019, 03:20 PM
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MC, go back and read my post slowly. It's not what I HEARD about C/F, it's what I READ about C/F. I'v also spoken to 2 employees who have confirmed my information. BTW, they were both employee's of "Southern Lifestyles" before they closed their doors.
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Best info so far-----and I think they deliver.

Okay -- I stand (sit) corrected.
We both know that many of the things we read on this site should be taken with a grain of salt and/or ignored.
A few posters have something to say about everything, continually go off on a tangent and frankly, say nothing but some meaningless words.

You are correct about buying furniture in the Carolinas if you have the time to do it.
You would have to be there for a few days to shop and that will cost you but if you know exactly what you want you can call them and get prices without going there.
They all offer delivery, even if it's only through a delivery service and they do charge for that, however, you avoid tax.
Between no tax and a delivery charge, it's sort of a wash.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:31 PM
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City Furniture furnishes the TV model homes and has complete packages for all the various configurations. Others, such as Babettes may also have similar packages. Most of the furnished models that I have seen have "Florida" furniture with a lot of white or off white painted pieces and bright colors. That may or may not be your taste, but it suits me fine. We got our Villa mostly furnished with American Drew Camden Buttermilk and we love it. I believe Family Furniture in Leesburg carries American Drew.
You and Velvet piqued my interest in AD Camden Buttermilk so I had to take a look - it's lovely! It's so light and airy and it would be a nice change from my darker woods. I'm probably putting the cart before the horse by shopping for furniture before we've even visited, but I'm enjoying it. Many posters have recommended purchasing new furniture for their TV home rather than moving their current furniture and that seems like a good idea to me.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:54 PM
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You and Velvet piqued my interest in AD Camden Buttermilk so I had to take a look - it's lovely! It's so light and airy and it would be a nice change from my darker woods. I'm probably putting the cart before the horse by shopping for furniture before we've even visited, but I'm enjoying it. Many posters have recommended purchasing new furniture for their TV home rather than moving their current furniture and that seems like a good idea to me.
I have known several people who have paid thousands to move their furniture from the north and within a few months replaced most if not all. The furniture most of us have in the "north" does not fit in all that well down here. We have a home in Missouri and it is furnished totally unlike our home in The Villages - both look nice but when we are in Fl. we like the light painted wood and the pastel colors. American Drew is a North Carolina company and you may follow the advice of some who say you can go to the factory. You can also order it online or buy or order from a local dealer.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:56 AM
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I have known several people who have paid thousands to move their furniture from the north and within a few months replaced most if not all. The furniture most of us have in the "north" does not fit in all that well down here. We have a home in Missouri and it is furnished totally unlike our home in The Villages - both look nice but when we are in Fl. we like the light painted wood and the pastel colors. Americanlmps Drew is a North Carolina company and you may follow the advice of some who say you can go to the factory. You can also order it online or buy or order from a local dealer.

All things and opinions being equal, having originally moved to Florida a long time ago, many people who move to Florida do a complete reversal in changing their choice (type) of furnishings are later, sorry they got rid of what they previously had.

Why do some people think you move to Florida and you need a beach look, particularly when it can get into the 30s in the winter and we're nowhere near the coast?

So-called "northern" furniture looks great in Florida. You want a change, do it with flooring, window treatments, rugs, pillows, lamps, and other accessories. Don't get rid of your antiques. Mix them in with your other things for an eclectic look. Some of the things you have had for a long time is what gives your new house a "homey" feeling and a great "new" look.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:10 AM
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We went through some of the same issues and went to every local furniture store between Gainesville and Orlando. We ended up buying from Indian River Furniture. Not sure if it's in Coco Beach or Melbourne, kind of in the middle between them. Great selection, excellent show room and best prices we found anywhere for very high quality furniture.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:47 AM
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I have known several people who have paid thousands to move their furniture from the north and within a few months replaced most if not all. The furniture most of us have in the "north" does not fit in all that well down here. We have a home in Missouri and it is furnished totally unlike our home in The Villages - both look nice but when we are in Fl. we like the light painted wood and the pastel colors. American Drew is a North Carolina company and you may follow the advice of some who say you can go to the factory. You can also order it online or buy or order from a local dealer.
I checked out their website and they have several different Collections with different styles and choices. We don't plan on buying a home new from the developer but I'll definitely check out the model homes to see how they're furnished. I love decorating (maybe a little too much according to hubby) so this will be fun!
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:30 AM
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City Furniture is the furniture equivalent of Tire Choice--both are known rip-offs--, check them our on line--bad reputations through Fl
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:21 PM
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Velvet, I went onto Family Furniture's website and it is extensive. They also carry American Drew furniture which is a plus! My tastes have changed over the years and now that I tend to go for a more casual, comfy style, it's going to be fun checking out all these different options, starting with their websites.
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