Bernhardt Names Regenia Payne As Residential Upholstery Fashion Coordinator
Bernhardt Furniture has hired Regenia Payne 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. “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. The company is committed to setting a new standard in design leadership in the residential upholstery market,” Payne said.
Payne most recently served as creative director and product developer for upholstery source 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 director of upholstery merchandising for Henredon where she worked with the Ralph Lauren Home and Barbara Barry licensed lines. Payne lives in Blowing Rock, NC.