Forward Designs Crafted Domestically. One Piece at a Time. Just for You.

Discover what many successful designers already know – – that Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth, Directional and Carter are the jewel of the home furnishings industry and one of its best-kept secrets. The companies have been quietly hand-crafting custom pieces in North Carolina for more than 100 years, one piece at a time.

Each Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth, Directional and Carter piece is custom made to your specifications. Known for its exquisite knowledge of pitch and comfort seating, Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth, Directional and Carter put the “wow” into designs with its stunning detailing – multiple fabrics, cords, fringes and other decorative treatments. Special requests are standard operating procedure – need a deeper sofa for your ballplayer client? No problem, as each piece is made exactly to your specifications. There is a broad range of styles from traditional/transitional pieces from Tomlinson and Erwin-Lambeth to the contemporary offerings of Directional.

A rich history of high standards, made domestically, shipped expediently, tailored exquisitely with the utmost in comfort and design, Tomlinson, Erwin-Lambeth, Directional and Carter are unique resources in today’s culture.