Distinctive Fabrics & Furniture
Distinctive Fabrics & Furniture, a leader in the home furnishings industry, is located in Cornelius, North Carolina, just 20 minutes north of Charlotte. We are a locally owned company with over 45 years of experience in the industry. Our success in home furnishings is based on two simple principles. First, we offer the most impressive selection of decorative home fabrics, trims, and custom furniture at the best prices. Second, we have outstanding product offerings, years of manufacturing expertise and friendly, experienced design consultants who deliver the highest quality of service to our customers in the following areas:
- Decorative Fabrics and Trims
- Custom Upholstered Furniture
- Window Treatments
Meet the Owners
Ryan graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting. After working for ten years as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Ryan wanted to start a business in his own community, and founded Distinctive Fabrics & Furniture in 2002. Initially conceived as a retail home decor fabric store, Ryan soon expanded to include fabrication services such as custom furniture, window treatments and reupholstery. DFF quickly established itself as the area’s preferred provider of home decor fabrics and custom home furnishings. Today, Ryan continues to uphold the high quality of service and standards on which DFF was founded.
After a 35-year career as the Director of Manufacturing for Bernhardt Furniture Company Ed began Distinctive Furniture, Inc., a custom furniture manufacturer and retailer in Blowing Rock, NC which he owned until 2005. With the growth of DFF he joined his son, Ryan and now manages the furniture manufacturing and reupholstery operations in our Lenoir plant. Ed’s experience has given him the unique ability to design, engineer, and fabricate a diverse range of quality residential upholstery. With 50 years in the business, there is nothing in the residential furniture industry that Ed has not seen, done, or can’t do. Customers are amazed by Ed’s creativity and skill when designing and building furniture. Ed is the complete package.