Life as a Furniture Buyer by Daphne Oliveros – Day 1
Do you know how busy you get before a vacation? Well it’s like that for me every time I head off to a furniture buying trip. Although this is not a “vacation”, knowing I’ll be away from work, makes me run a mile minute tying up as many loose ends as possible.
Me and Romie at the airport
Whew, well made it to the airport with our Sales Manager Romie Baoit who will be joining me on this buying trip. We took the long way here with a stop-over in SFO and then LAX! Don’t ask me why, I know that Hawaiian Airlines has a direct flight!
After arriving to Las Vegas, we visited the local furniture stores hoping to learn a few new things to take back with us.
Color for 2012
Orange – Pantone, which sets the standard in color for the design industry, has named Tangerine Tango as its 2012 color of the year. Pantone said in a news release that it’s 2011 color of the year, Honeysuckle, a pinkish hue, “encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verge and vigor. Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continue to provide the energy we need to recharge and move forward.”
About Me: I am the Division Manager at HomeWorld Furniture and have spent more than 27 years in the furniture business. My work has given me the opportunity to travel exotic places such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Coppenhagen. Visiting factories, attending furniture shows, and being exposed to different cultures has been a wonderful learning experience for me. One of the toughest challenges about my job is leaving my family behind in Hawaii. Being a sports enthusiast, I especially miss my son’s baseball games. But it’s important to always stay abreast of what’s happening in the industry so that we can be the first to bring the best furniture choices and values to Hawaii.