Monthly Archives: September 2016

Our Pets’ Favorite Furniture

Beth Rice 29/09/2016

Greeting us upon arrival, comforting us after a long day, and making us smile when we need it the most, our animal friends aren’t just pets — they are family.  Whether they have a wagging tail, whiskers, or a wiggly nose, they hold a special place in our households. At DutchCrafters, they also hold a special place in our office. Our pets have selected their favorite furniture with their own special flair. We feature them… Our Pets’ Favorite Furniture

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7 Eco-Friendly Indoor Items

Beth Rice 26/09/2016

A healthy home environment benefits those most important to you — your family. How does supporting the environment factor into your furniture selections?  You might be pleasantly surprised to find out some of the eco-friendly aspects of handcrafted Amish furniture that can serve you inside your home. Nurture Your Natural Side When it comes to furniture, a natural, pure product is best. Removing materials like plastic and particle board from your home gives a little… 7 Eco-Friendly Indoor Items

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Cozy Creations from Polyvore

Leah Meldman 23/09/2016

Note: The original Polyvore site no longer exists. We appreciate those who created boards with DutchCrafters furniture.  With fall almost upon us, we’re itching to create cozy spaces to stay warm well into winter. Lucky for us, Polyvore users have been busy making neat sets featuring DutchCrafters Amish Furniture. From bedroom to living room to spots to get inspired in, they have curated our American made pieces in unique ways. Bold Bedrooms Our Hastingwood Panel Bed… Cozy Creations from Polyvore

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Beneath the Bark: The Beauty of Live Edge Wood

Beth Rice 20/09/2016

Have you ever gone on your morning walk and returned with something you found outside? Something that was just too beautiful in its natural state to resist? Maybe you grabbed a pine cone, a stone, or the perfect fall leaf. Sometimes nature’s elements that appear in your path just have to come inside.  Let us introduce you to the beauty of live edge wood. Live Edge Defined The live edge is the natural edge of the… Beneath the Bark: The Beauty of Live Edge Wood

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Beyond the Cabin: Log Furniture For Any Space

Leah Meldman 15/09/2016

This time of year has us dreaming of a cozy cabin getaway where we can reconnect with nature. Furnished with genuine rustic log furniture to create unmatched warmth, this space allows us to bring the outdoors in. While a log lodge is nice to picture, it may not be practical. This doesn’t mean that log furniture must stay confined to your imagination. Add it easily into your space by incorporating a few pieces with your… Beyond the Cabin: Log Furniture For Any Space

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10 Design Styles Defined

Beth Rice 12/09/2016

Finding furniture that suits your style should be adventurous and fun. Whether you’re looking for delicate curves with vintage warmth, a simple form with a focus on function, or a blending of styles with some room to bend the rules, there are Amish-made pieces that will fit your needs. Don’t know exactly what your style is? Or, know what you like but aren’t sure the name of the style? We’re here to help!  We’ve taken… 10 Design Styles Defined

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Design Tips from the Tiny House Movement

Leah Meldman 09/09/2016

The tiny house movement continues to command attention on our favorite design shows. The fascination has prompted many of us to wonder if we could successfully adopt this pared down lifestyle. Tiny house residents seem to have organization and tidiness down to a science. Much can be learned from their dedication to this art, especially those of us not quite prepared to part with our wide open spaces. Enjoy the best of both worlds with… Design Tips from the Tiny House Movement

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Functional Furniture for Slumber Parties

Beth Rice 06/09/2016

Heading back to school reunites your children with friends they’ve missed over the summer and introduces some new ones to their social scene. Soon an afternoon playdate or study session for two turns into a weekend sleepover for several. Before you know it, you’ve got a full blown slumber party on your hands. Follow our fun timeline for some activities and functional Amish furniture that will help entertain your guests. 2 p.m. – Bring on the… Functional Furniture for Slumber Parties

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Refresh the Foot of your Bed with These 7 Ideas

Leah Meldman 01/09/2016

When decorating your bedroom, a major focal point can sometimes be forgotten. What seems like an arbitrary space can completely change the look, feel, and functionality of your room. The foot of the bed is a front-and-center opportunity to show your style and add storage or a place to relax before bed. Put this prime real estate to work with our seven ways to spruce up the foot of your bed. Keep It Classic One of the most common ways to… Refresh the Foot of your Bed with These 7 Ideas

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