Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why We Love Murphy Beds (And You Should, Too!)

Jayca Pike 28/09/2015

This blog post was updated on February 4, 2019 with additional Murphy bed designs. Older homes are notorious for their compact, often complicated little bedrooms. Don’t let layout discourage you from creating a multi-functional room to use for exercise, overnight guests or–with the example below– an amazing work space. Read on, and see how Murphy Beds are a surprising solution to any number of bedroom bummers!

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3 Reading Nooks with Their Own Stories to Tell: A Fall Book List

Jayca Pike 25/09/2015

Gone are the hot summer days of rapid-fire romance novels and merry, fly-by-night mysteries. Looking toward autumn, we can imagine snuggling up near a roaring fire with a steaming mug, nestling into a cozy reading nook, bundling up in a fluffy throw and getting our read on. These classic rocker and bookcase combinations beg you to join them for just such an afternoon (or morning, or evening . . .) and have inspired a fall reading list from us! What… 3 Reading Nooks with Their Own Stories to Tell: A Fall Book List

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3 Quick Small-Living Tips Gleaned from Tiny Homes

Jayca Pike 21/09/2015

Living Large Ideas Inspired by Ingenious Tiny Homes Call it what you like —  voluntary simplicity, microliving, downsizing — scaling down your home’s size is a major step toward  reducing your carbon footprint. Tiny homes use far less water and energy, and produce less waste. Of course, they come with some incredible organization, too! Tiny homes offer us almost innumerable ways to get creative with the space available and stay green at the same time. Here are a few we’ve… 3 Quick Small-Living Tips Gleaned from Tiny Homes

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Narrow Minded: Are You Making the Most of Your Hall Furniture?

Jayca Pike 17/09/2015

When you give your entryway the proper treatment, it can become such an inviting, organized, and ultimately inspiring initiation to your home that you’ll wonder why you left it so long neglected. Your hallway can can add accessible square footage and darling display to your home, as well as necessary storage options. Check out what all you can do with hall furniture – from hall benches and shelving to display tables and shoe storage.

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On the House: Home Bar Furniture for the Holidays & Beyond

Jayca Pike 14/09/2015

This blog post was updated on November 13, 2018 with new home bar styles.  After the bustle and busy of a long day at the office (or an even longer day shopping for the upcoming holiday season), suiting up for a seasonal shindig at the local hotspot or at That One Friend’s place can seem both stale and stressful. We’ve got some tips here to help you bring in home bar furniture that complements your life and… On the House: Home Bar Furniture for the Holidays & Beyond

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8 Ways with a Breakfast Nook! [Video]

Jayca Pike 11/09/2015

Customers make over one of DutchCrafters most beloved Amish furniture pieces, the Trestle Table Breakfast Nook! See the results of their custom nook creations, from simple and subtle to wondrously WOW in our Breakfast Nook Makeover Video!   Grab some inspiration from these customers’ fantastic photos, then shop your own breakfast nook!

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Bed and Bored? How Designers Revitalize a Traditional Bedroom Set

Jayca Pike 04/09/2015

Your chosen color scheme is en pointe, your traditional bedroom set is positively sumptuous, and now your master bedroom could stand in proud company with a five-star hotel room. Only . . . you don’t particularly want a hotel room. You want a home. Your home. Let our designers show you how to lift a traditional bedroom set out of anonymity.

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