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Payne to Coordinate Bernhardt Upholstery

Regenia PayneRegenia Payne has joined Bernhardt Furniture as upholstery fashion coordinator in the brand’s residential upholstery division.

In her new position, Payne will develop upholstery fabric and frame correlations based upon fashion directions and will manage the company’s High Point showroom upholstery presentations.

Payne reports to Roger Turnbow, vice president of merchandising, residential upholstery at Bernhardt, Lenoir, N.C.

“Regenia’s extensive experience in upholstery design, merchandising, and fashion will be a valuable asset in positioning our brand as a design leader in residential upholstered seating,” said Turnbow.  

“It’s a privilege to be working with the Bernhardt team at this exciting time in the company’s history,” Payne said. "The company is committed to setting a new standard in design leadership in the residential upholstery market."

Payne most recently served as creative director and product developer for upholstery vendor Taylor King Furniture( Prior to that, she served as creative director for Vanguard Furniture(, where she worked with the Annie Selke and Michael Weiss licensed lines; and as director of upholstery merchandising for Henredon( where she worked with the Ralph Lauren Home and Barbara Barry licensed lines.

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