Nebraska Furniture Mart

Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas opened its doors to bloggers in January and we got to take a peek at the massive selection of furniture, appliances, electronics, home decor, flooring, and more. Photo: Leah Shafer

This weekend, my wonderful boyfriend became my fabulous fiancé (!!!), and when I am able to look up from the shiny new ring on my left hand, I’ve been glancing at our hodgepodge assortment of furniture and thinking, “Maybe we should get some new things together.”

When I moved into his place in 2013, my bachelorette apartment merged with his single dad stuff and we created an utterly mismatched look. We live about 10 minutes from the soon-to-open Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas in The Colony at Grandscape, and I was totally and pleasantly surprised by what I saw under that huge roof (560,000 square feet!) back in January when they opened their doors for a blogger sneak peek.

So I gathered my notes from that night, looked around our house, and made this wish list! (You can check out Joanna’s wish list here.)

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Photo courtesy Nebraska Furniture Mart

Photo courtesy Nebraska Furniture Mart

When the CandysDirt.com team got an invitation to do a early tour of the yet-to-be-completed Nebraska Furniture Mart Texas, we absolutely had to jump at the chance. There’s nothing that we love more than looking at pretty things, and besides, Nebraska Furniture Mart is a pretty interesting spot. The new Texas location of the brand is in Grandscape, a new development in The Colony. The store, which will anchor the 430-acre mixed-use development, is on 100 acres and is about the same size as 31 football fields. It is absolutely mammoth.

We walked the store (all 560,000 square feet of it!) and learned about the brand’s modest history (started in the basement of an Omaha pawn shop by Rose Blumkin in 1937) and its bright future in Texas (the only location planned for the Lone Star State). The store, which is more like five or six stores all under one very large roof, will open some time in the spring, though the marketing team isn’t ready to pin down a date yet.

After our tour, Leah Shafer and I sat down for a frank discussion about Nebraska Furniture Mart. Jump to read all about it!

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