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St. Louis SkylineA few words of praise about America’s older industrial cities: they sometimes receive a bad rap from the press, and unfortunately from some relocation folks. But it’s important to understand that places like Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis offer many attractive lifestyle options from downtown lofts in lively neighborhoods to leafy suburbs.

179276480A recent study about new directions in our driving preferences states how millennials are leading a trend to driving less. But really, it’s not about what they don’t want that’s most interesting, it’s about what they do want: walkable communities.

Student Moving to CollegeThe start of another school year is right around the corner! Whether you are returning for another year or beginning your very first semester, the process of moving into college housing or off campus apartments can be stressful. Often times, it is hard to figure out where to even begin!

To help you through the process, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.

Crowd at Music ConcertRecently moved your sofa up three flights of stairs? Stuck with outdated or hand-me-down furniture? That’s when you should’ve called CORT! We can help with all of your furniture and relocation needs – from renting furniture to helping you move and set up your new place. If you have a similar story, share it with us to be eligible to win a trip for two to the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival from October 10-12!

CORT_Couple-MovingCongratulations! Graduation has passed and you are starting your next big adventure. Very often, this step in your life involves moving to a new apartment or home. Without the services of a moving company, however, this can quickly become a laborious task – exhausting and tedious for everyone involved.

student_apartment_cropLiving in college dorms or apartments can often leave students feeling frustrated or simply indifferent about their décor. Not to mention, many students live with one or more roommates, making decorating a difficult task. However, it is important for students to have a welcoming and relaxing space no matter how temporary the living situation.

event furnitureAs the world progresses toward more environmentally-friendly choices to help reduce energy consumption, light-emitting diodes (LED) have become a popular choice for consumers wanting to replace costly and inefficient incandescent bulbs. When it comes to lighting an event, modular LED lightings are a fantastic choice for lowering electricity bills and saving energy. Plus, its singular look will liven up any event.

event furnitureLight-emitting diodes (LED) are not just for holiday decorations anymore. LED lightings exclusively from CORT Event Furnishings, our event furniture rental service, can transform the look and feel of any corporate event, turning bland into brilliant, bright and even colorful. This fabulous new trend in lighting also helps minimize energy consumption costs and keeps the event space cool.

event furniturePlanning a spectacular corporate event or trade show is quite a bit of work. There are thousands of details, large and small, to prepare and logistical issues to work out.  At CORT, we are recognized for our rental and clearance furniture for both businesses and the home.

We are pleased to announce that CORT has acquired the rental operations of Lounge22, including all product and exclusive rights to market the rental brand globally, making CORT’s Trade Show and Events Furnishing division the sole provider of Lounge22 designs to the trade show, event, exhibit and party rental industry.

Cort_behind the scenes-3Each year my team and I load up a truck full of CORT’s newest products and ship them to Alderman Company, a marketing services firm with a large photography facility located in the furniture capital of the world: High Point, North Carolina.

Santa Barbara Outdoor FurnitureThe summer may be more than half way over, but it is not too late to create a fashionable yet functional patio or outdoor space to help you soak up the rest of the warmer months. In addition to serving as a great way to relax or entertain guests, patios are an extension of your home so it is important that they reflect your personal style.

CORT_Office-MeetingEach year I look forward to attending NeoCon®, which is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. This event gathers over 40,000 architecture and design professionals in Chicago for three days of non-stop resources, energy, and ideas.

hospitality design expoYou know what they say – “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Well that is not the case with my recent visit to the Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) at the world-renowned Mandalay Bay resort.  I witnessed so many interesting interior design trends at the show that I couldn’t possibly keep it all to myself.

Fall HousewarmingWith the chillier weather and changing leaves comes the time to cozy up indoors. Even though you’re ready for nights of drinking hot cocoa by the fire, is your furniture? Seasonal touches can go a long way, making sure you are outfitted with the perfect fall décor without breaking the bank!

outdoor_furniture_santa_barbaraLabor Day means barbeques and all of the fun that comes with them! Make your party a standout success by revamping your outdoor entertaining space with these outdoor design tips to make your outdoor gathering the best barbecue on the block!