About Us

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

Discover what successful designers already know –- that Tomlinson is one of the jewels of the home furnishings industry, quietly crafting furniture in North Carolina for more than 100 years, one piece at a time.

Four Divisions Under One Roof

Tomlinson – The crown jewel. A range of styling, but always sophisticated.
Directional – Visually inspiring. Designs for today, founded in the classics.
Carter – Urban, fun, whimsical and hip.
Erwin-Lambeth – Our custom arm. We bring your unique vision to life.

Stellar Design Team – The Best in the Industry

  • Barry Dixon
  • Larry Laslo
  • Michael Wolk
  • Vladimir Kagan
  • Bea Pila
  • Charles Sutton
  • Rob Jones
  • Denis McCullough
  • Diane Grande
  • Nancy Barnett

Custom Made Easy

Give us a photo or a rough sketch – we’ll make your vision a reality.

Made in the USA

Our furniture is made in North Carolina by our family of craftsmen. The average length of time our employees have been with the company is 16 years and many have been with us for decades. That means superior quality for you.

Personal Relationship with Customers

As Tomlinson continues to grow, one thing remains the same – our personal relationship with our customers. Our staff and CEO are very accessible and ready to help. Each trade customer is warmly welcomed into our showroom and extended the best of Southern hospitality.

Beautiful Trade Showroom

Our 16,000+ square foot showroom in High Point, NC is open daily for trade customers. Showroom manager, Kay Lambeth is there to help. It’s your home in High Point.

Extensive and Exceptional Fabrics

More than 1,000 gorgeous designer fabrics. Cut yardage is available.