Watt lamp is right for you?

Shopping for lamps can sometimes prove to be a challenging task. Here are 5 steps to selecting the right lamp for your room:

  1. Define your style
    What is the style of the room the lamp will be for? Are you more rustic or contemporary? These questions are important to ask yourself while you are lamp shopping. You may even want to bring in pictures of your room so that you can visualize if it will fit the style of your room.
  2. Pick a color scheme
    What colors are in the room? Are you using the lamp to accessorize and bring out a certain color in the room? Depending on the color scheme of the room, you may want to select a lamp that has iron, glass, pottery, or texture that would complement the colors of the room.
  3. Know the height you need
    Will the lamp be set on a table? Will you be using this lamp for light as you are reading? If you are buying a lamp to put on an end table by your sofa and you’re using the lamp to give you light as you read, the height of the lamp should usually range from 28-34 inches.
  4. Decide on a shade
    How much do you want light to diffuse into the room? Many new shades are darker and are great for reading, but do not diffuse light into the room.
  5. Understand bulbs
    One of our owners here at High Country, Anne, says that a good bulb for reading light would be one with at least 100 watts (incandescent). A lot of lamps now require 60 watt bulbs. They look great, but they may not be good for reading. These types of lamps work well on a buffet table and are good for ambiance. Need to know the conversions from Incandescent, Lumens, LED, or CFL? Here is a chart from Apartment Therapy to help:

Conversion for Bulbs

This month at High Country there is 20% off all artwork, 30% off all mirrors, 40% off select lamps, and up to 50% off upholstered chairs and sofas. Now is a great time to shop for a new lamp at High Country.

40% off select lamps

You’re Invited…

This Saturday we are having a Hunter Douglas Open House. High Country is excited to host this event in our design center at our Dellwood Road location. Many people think that High Country only sells furniture, but we also have design services!



Hunter Douglas advertises their products as “Beautiful window treatments with amazing features. And each one is guaranteed for life.” We sell a variety of Hunter Douglas products!

To learn more, come to our Open House! Our Hunter Douglas representative, Debra, will be here to answer any questions you may have. This is an informal event, so you can stay 5 minutes or 5 hours! There is already a $100 rebate that Hunter Douglas is offering, but if you come to the open house and enter your name into our drawing, you have a chance to receive an additional $100 off your Hunter Douglas order. We will have light refreshment too! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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You Never Know What You’ll Find!

Since 2012, Anne’s Attic has been bringing together buyers and sellers of quality pre-owned furniture. Looking for a specific piece of furniture for your home? Or are you looking to sell some furniture that you don’t need anymore? At Anne’s Attic you can both shop and consign! Anne’s Attic also gets overstock and scratch/dent pieces from High Country Furniture & Design.  You never know what you’ll find at Anne’s Attic! Check out our website for details.

Jen at Anne’s Attic says that many interesting items come through each week. One time they had a dining room table that looked like it came out of a 1500’s palace. Jen says that it was so beautiful. There has also been banquet chairs that have come through Anne’s Attic. Customers loved those chairs because it reminded them of Alice in Wonderland chairs.

Jen says that her favorite part of working at Anne’s Attic is helping customers find unique pieces for their home. She also loves when they come back in and talk about how happy they were with their previous purchase. There are customers that come in every week and Jen knows them by name.

If you are unable to stop into Anne’s Attic, you can also stay updated in many different ways! On the High Country website, Anne’s Attic has an online store. You cannot make purchases online, but you can see most all of our items pictured with pricing.

You can also stay connected with us through social media. We post pictures twice a week on Facebook and Pinterest. We also advertise on Craig’s List and in The Mountaineer.

Now through October 17th, you have a chance to win $100! For every $100 you spend at Anne’s Attic, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate that can be used at both Anne’s Attic and High Country Furniture & Design. So, if you spend $500, your name will be entered 5 times! Now is the time to shop at Anne’s Attic!

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Sleep in Style!

Waking up is hard to do 2 Doesn’t the High Country moose look comfortable? He is sleeping in style and so can you! We have just received a new shipment of log furniture here at High Country. Now is the time to shop the best selection! Timber Designs 2 The goal of High Country Furniture & Design is to help you create your dream home – whether it is a mountain cabin, a lakeside home, an arbor flat, or a countryside estate. Every home is unique and our design personnel here at High Country want to help you accomplish your vision for your home. For many homes in Western North Carolina, log furniture can add exciting character to a room. Several of our log furniture pieces are made from aspen logs and reclaimed wood from barns and old structures. Log furniture is sturdy and will last for many years. Visit one of our three locations today to shop our selection of log furniture!

Want a chance to win the High Country moose? You have until tomorrow at noon to enter our September giveaway. See Facebook for details.

FB September Contest

Back to School!

Since school started a few weeks ago, we decided to ask some of our High Country staff: “What was your favorite part of going back to school?” Here are some of their answers –

Haley“I loved seeing long lost friends and getting new school supplies!” – Haley




Corinne “I enjoyed going back to college because I finally appreciated learning and I liked the new horizons it created. Through high school I never really appreciated the learning process and in college, that changed.” – Corinne



Margaret Ann retake“I love learning and experiencing new things. And I continue to do that today!” – Margaret Ann



Linda F.“I got a new box of crayons. They weren’t broken, the paper wasn’t torn off, the points were sharp, and they were just fun!” – Linda F.



To meet the rest of our staff at High Country, click here.

When you go back to school, homework is inevitable. If you are in need of a new desk, High Country is the place to find one!

Artisan Home Desk:

Artisan Desk

Bernhardt Desk:

Bernhardt Desk

Theodore Alexander Desk:

Theo Desk

Whether you are a student, teacher, parent, or just a member of the community, we at High Country want to wish you all a great school year!


Got Plans on Saturday?

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Might we make a recommendation? Spend the day in Downtown Waynesville. There are several delicious restaurants that serve anything from Italian to Thai, to all-American pizza, to sweet baked goods.

There are several shops to visit while in Downtown as well. Visit clothing, art, candy, and jewelry stores…and don’t forget to visit us at High Country! Some people do not know that we have three locations – one being right on Main Street! Take a look at these beautiful vignettes in our showroom:

West Collage

Downtown Waynesville also has events every month that usually involve food, music, and art displays. There is actually an event coming up soon! On Saturday, August 30th there will be a block party in Downtown Waynesville. Festivities for children are from 6-7pm.

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Then, from 7-10pm, there will be live music, dancing, and food!

Block Party Aug 2014

Our hours at High Country are 10:00 am-6:00 pm, so arrive a bit early for the block party and stop into High Country West. We hope to see you soon!



Meet Brenda, Our In-House Expert Seamstress

Have you ever seen a beautiful picture of a bed set in a magazine and wish it was in your home? Have you ever gone shopping for drapes and didn’t find exactly what you wanted? Can’t find pillows that look good on that sofa you just bought? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then you need to meet Brenda.


Brenda is our in-house expert seamstress who has been at High Country for almost six years. If you ever are in need of custom drapes, bed sets, or pillows, she’s the woman to talk to!

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Brenda has been sewing all of her life. When asked her favorite thing to sew, she says “It’s all a challenge and I love challenges.” If somebody brings in a picture of what they envision for their room, she will say “Let me sleep on it a day or two and I’ll figure out how to do it.”


Brenda has done many orders for customers. In fact, last winter was the busiest winter she has ever had. Her favorite orders are the ones that have animal print fabrics. High Country is known for having several animal prints in the showroom, so Brenda gets quite a few orders that request animal print fabric.

Take a look at the bed set below. It is in our showroom at the Dellwood location and it only took Brenda three days to make!


Outside of work, Brenda even sews as a hobby! She makes quilts and has redone her mother’s house. Brenda also loves to bake. Her cakes are so good that people even pay her to make them! Brenda used to make the cakes for the Copper Leaf before Anne’s Attic took over that entire building. She is known for her “3 day coconut cake.” It is called “3 day coconut cake” because you have to wait 3 days before eating it – which is hard to do!

Come into High Country and talk to one of our sales personnel about custom orders. You can select the exact fabric and how you want your order to be made! After Brenda receives the fabric, it takes her on average two weeks to complete the order.

Workroom pics

Brenda has a commitment to making high quality products – which is what High Country is known for. Her motto is “If it doesn’t look good to me, it doesn’t go.”