Monthly Archives: August 2016

From Mountains to Many Homes: The History of the Adirondack Chair

Beth Rice 29/08/2016

Thomas Lee had the chair pulled right out from under him, so to speak.  The summer of 1903 found Lee vacationing with family at his summer home in Westport, NY.  Located on Lake Champlain with the stunning views of the Adirondack mountains to entertain him, Lee encountered a problem.  His search for comfortable outdoor furniture produced nothing suitable. Determined to solve this problem and enjoy all that the mountain views had to offer, Lee got… From Mountains to Many Homes: The History of the Adirondack Chair

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Let Coastal Chic Carry You Away

Leah Meldman 25/08/2016

Whether you’ve got the ocean nearby or want to feel like you’re at the beach all year round, coastal chic style has something for everyone. The classic, kitschy cottage has come a long way, evolving into a more sophisticated look that we love. Read on to learn how to turn your home into an ocean-inspired oasis. Smooth Sailing in the Entryway Put your guests at ease as soon as they walk through the front door… Let Coastal Chic Carry You Away

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Our Favorite Furniture: Part II

Beth Rice 22/08/2016

The selection of Amish made, solid wood furniture in our Sarasota, FL store offers warmth, style, and function to ease your day and beautify your home.  Creating custom-made furniture is what we do best, resulting in unforgettable furnishings that are uniquely yours. This is furniture that contributes to warm memories as you gather and celebrate, rest and organize, relax and play. From our showroom, filled with the scent of solid wood, we share more of our… Our Favorite Furniture: Part II

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Move Over Man Cave, Here Comes the She Shed

Leah Meldman 19/08/2016

Move over man cave! The she shed, sometimes referred to as “shedquarters,” is taking center stage with its ability to create a backyard escape. Take your staycation to the next level with our ideas for these gorgeous getaways. We’ve rounded up our top picks to create a she shed to suit your hobbies and style. The Reading Retreat One of our favorite ways to stake your claim in the backyard is to turn your shed… Move Over Man Cave, Here Comes the She Shed

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Mid-Century Modern Style Furniture

Leah Meldman 16/08/2016

Chic style that is also fun and functional? Count us in! There’s a reason Mid-Century Modern style is here to stay. As its name suggests, this simple style that makes a statement hit the scene in the middle of the 20th century, between the mid-1940s to 1970. Postwar America craved a no-frills aesthetic for the modern era. Pared-down forms became a practical way to accommodate smaller homes and a more fast-paced lifestyle. This lightweight design… Mid-Century Modern Style Furniture

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Our Favorite Furniture: Part I

Beth Rice 11/08/2016

The DutchCrafters store in Sarasota, FL sits warm and bright, with colorful poly wood chairs lining the entryway.  Tucked inside, under the gentle glow of the showroom lights, sits a collection of custom made furniture that speaks of home. More than a store full of items, the DutchCrafters showroom offers an experience that we have perfected after years selling furniture online.  Furniture specialists answer your questions, and colorful wood samples and fabric books add to… Our Favorite Furniture: Part I

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8 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School

Beth Rice 08/08/2016

It’s time for new shoes and lunch boxes once again.  As lazy summer days come to an end, we’re energized with new ideas to get you organized and ready for the first day of school. From pre-school to college, solid wood Amish furniture can make the morning routine a little easier, the homework time more interesting, and the organization helpful for all ages. Greeting the Day Children thrive on routine. Set up a spot for… 8 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School

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Transition a Child’s Room to a Teenager’s Room

Leah Meldman 04/08/2016

It seems like just yesterday your little one was running around with dolls or action figures, perfectly content with their pint-sized bed covered in stuffed animals. But, in the blink of an eye, your precocious child became a tenacious teenager. Help your teenager transition into the next phase of their life with an updated bedroom that suits their needs and tastes. Upgrade Their Slumber Whether they are entering middle or high school, you’ve probably noticed… Transition a Child’s Room to a Teenager’s Room

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