Family-oriented furnishings

Peters-Revington unveiled two occasional collections that were designed to meet family's varied needs during the recent home-furnishings trade show at the World Market Center.

Chesapeake and Sundance Prairie both reflect traces of American style. And, true to the company's reputation for innovation, the new items were designed to enhance the tone and feel of today's homes while serving certain functional needs.

Chesapeake pays homage to the nation's early heritage with its bead-board style and antique hardware. It has a casual, cottage feel.

"Chesapeake is simple yet traditional," said a company spokeswoman.

Highlights on the case goods are inset panels, carved aprons and fluted, carved and turned legs topped with an umbrella motif.

Several of the pieces, including an end table, sofa table and cocktail table, have tiered tops. In addition to the distinctive look, the tiers provide both storage and display space.

Adding to the collection's versatility is the ability to stack some of the pieces with the deck-over-deck option. For example, the sofa table can be combined with the media console for a highly functional piece that can be used in the kitchen, den or a child's room. When combined, the pieces come complete with cubbies for mail, storage for electronic wiring and a pull-out tray for writing or a laptop.

Pieces are available in either a cherry or black finish. Additionally, they can be ordered with a two-toned combination of the finishes, which provides a dramatic look, the spokeswoman said.

With its simple lines and capacity to turn small spaces into great places for casual living or home offices, Sundance Prairie is one of the Delphi, Ind.-based manufacturer's most functional and adaptable collections. The collection is styled to feel massive while being moderately sized to work with any décor and make a stylish difference in both storage and functionality.

Looking to the West for inspiration, the pieces feature simple hardware and have a rugged feel. They are made of oak veneers and oak and hardwood solids, and have a walnut stain finish.

Key to the collection are cocktail tables in a variety of sizes, three of which are on concealed casters for added mobility. One of the tables' unique features is its pass-through drawers. The drawers also contain a secret compartment for extra functionality.

Among the most distinctive pieces in the collection is a 56-inch six-leg sofa table with drawers and matching saddle-shaped benches for guest seating and foot support. The benches fit snugly under the table's top for convenience, as well as providing the piece with a unique look.

The secretary desk offers multiple storage options with its doors, drawers and cubbies, and is comprised of two parts, which can be ordered separately.

The collection also has a tall entertainment center with a sliding door and pull-out tracks for CD/DVD storage that is a perfect complement to wall-mounted television sets and bedroom television locations, and features various side and end table options including a chairside cabinet with a drawer and one with a drawer and door storage.

In addition to the new collections, Peters-Revington expands upon its popular InColor group, which offers consumers nearly 300 ways to create their own look with more than 20 accent pieces available in a choice of 13 custom colors. The versatile, functional collection has an eclectic mix of styles and items including a large mobile cocktail table, corner table, organization table, bookcases, media centers and desk.

To complete the look, the pieces complement upholstery in coordinating fabrics offered by Cochrane.

Both Peters-Revington and Cochrane are part of CR-Home, which also is the parent company of Chromcraft, Silver Furniture and Sumter.

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