Category: Living and Entertaining

How to Choose the Right Coffee Table

Beth Rice 28/03/2019

The living room coffee table I grew up with was round and brown and held magazines, the newspaper and the remote. My mother didn’t allow drinks on it since it was made of wood. When it was time for parties, a doily with a basket of flowers was placed in the center and coasters came out to protect it. I remember doing puzzles on that table and finding Easter eggs hidden under it on Easter… How to Choose the Right Coffee Table

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How to Create A Mid-Century Modern Mix

Beth Rice 24/01/2019

Love the look of mid-century modern furniture but do not wish to have it throughout your entire house? Good news—mid-century modern furniture is mixable. Here’s how. Making the Most With Mid-Century Modern Mid-century modern furniture, (not to be confused with contemporary style which is furniture that adapts to reflect current trends) has grown immensely popular and just keeps on going. Mid-century mod combines versatile and simple with a little spunk and brings on that retro… How to Create A Mid-Century Modern Mix

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The Ottoman Vs. the Pouf

Beth Rice 27/12/2018

The ottoman has lived long and prospered as a popular accessory for living rooms and dens. Credited as a “backless seat” ottomans are most often paired with other furniture and used as footrests. Their duties include serving as additional seats or even mini table tops.   Then along came the pouf. The pouf, an upholstered soft cushion, is also a popular pick for resting the feet on in living rooms and for serving as a mini… The Ottoman Vs. the Pouf

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How to Choose a Sofa Color

Beth Rice 11/10/2018

Right up there with what size bed and which washing machine is another major home furniture decision: What color should the living room sofa be? 3 Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing A Sofa Color You’ll be looking at it every day for years. Your family and friends will see it and use it too. Consider the style of your home and your color scheme. If you’re starting with an empty room, it’s easier… How to Choose a Sofa Color

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Solid Wood Furniture Storage Solutions

Beth Rice 25/01/2018

With minimalism a growing 2018 trend for indoor décor, solid wood furniture full of storage options is becoming a must have. Amish furniture provides popular picks to use throughout the house, with custom options to help you stay clutter free and organized in style. The Easy to Stock Storage Bench For a versatile storage bench that fits foyer, family room or foot of the bed, the Amish Lattice Weave Storage Bench with Drawers and Baskets… Solid Wood Furniture Storage Solutions

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Sitting Pretty: How to Pick the Right Sofa

Beth Rice 16/08/2017

It took Goldilocks three tries to pick seating that was “just right” in the home of the three bears. What was it that kept her moving from seat to seat? The size? The color? Too much fur on the seat? Whatever the reason, she had the right idea – careful consideration is required to find “just right” seating. Buying a sofa in particular can be overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, finding the… Sitting Pretty: How to Pick the Right Sofa

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Perfect Pairs: Fine Furniture Combinations

Beth Rice 03/04/2017

Just as a good book and a glass of wine, cozy slippers and a warm robe, or a cold glass of milk and your favorite cookies go together, fine Amish furniture combinations can quickly become some of your favorite combinations. We’ve highlighted some exciting duos from our collection of solid wood furniture with some features that speak to why they work together so well. Dining Room Table with Bench Seating For dinners, parties, meetings, and more,… Perfect Pairs: Fine Furniture Combinations

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Our Favorite Movies & Matching Entertainment Centers

Beth Rice 06/03/2017

The cooler months are the perfect times of year for cuddling up with a warm blanket, a special person, and a good flick. Right in front of your home entertainment center is the best spot to enjoy your all-time favorite films. We’re sharing some of our staff members’ favorite movies matched with the Amish entertainment centers we think best reflect the characters and themes of each film. From a Pixar film with family, to a… Our Favorite Movies & Matching Entertainment Centers

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The Best Furniture for Romance

Beth Rice 14/02/2017

With the excitement and mystery of romance in the air this time of year, we’re here to help love blossom with Amish made furniture providing the backdrop.  What’s the best furniture for romance? Let us help you set the scene. Scene 1: Romantic Dining Set the time to meet. Light the candles. If you don’t cook, pick up your favorite person’s favorite food. Now you’ll need a beautiful place to sit and dine. That’s where… The Best Furniture for Romance

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Movie Night: How to Create the Perfect Media Room

Beth Rice 02/12/2016

Weekends, holiday breaks and visits from loved ones can pass as quickly as they come. These are the times for those memorable family gatherings. For magic movie nights where laughter flows throughout the room, we offer a framework of fine living room furniture perfect for your media room.  Capture that special time with loved ones all comfy and cozy right down to the pets curled up on the living room rug. Preview To get things started,… Movie Night: How to Create the Perfect Media Room

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Coffee Zones: Places to Enjoy your Cappuccino

Beth Rice 07/11/2016

As the alarm goes off and you rise and shine, your mind may review the day’s upcoming events: Drop the kids off at school, attend your morning meeting, and run to the bank on your lunch break. But before any of that can possibly take place, you’ll need to greet the day with a few moments set aside for you and your favorite cup of coffee. Where is that cozy place in your home where… Coffee Zones: Places to Enjoy your Cappuccino

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How to Pick the Perfect Fireplace

Leah Meldman 18/10/2016

Light up any space with the warmth of a fireplace. With winter just around the corner, staying warm becomes a top priority. Creating a focal point in your home is effortless with an inviting flame that the family can gather around. Eliminating concerns like smoke and ash cleanup as well as carbon monoxide, enjoy the benefits of electric fireplaces. Not only do they manage to produce realistic looking flames that will illuminate your home, they can also… How to Pick the Perfect Fireplace

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Cheers to the Perfect Home Bar Space

Leah Meldman 04/10/2016

With the holidays just a short time away, we’re thinking about our favorite part of the festivities: entertaining.  A home bar is the perfect addition to your living or dining space. It provides a functional gathering area for friends and family alike to enjoy themselves. A home bar is a great investment. Not only will it serve as the center of many gatherings, but it will also act as a décor piece where you can… Cheers to the Perfect Home Bar Space

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Dad’s Favorite Chair

Beth Rice 16/06/2016

A special relationship exists between a boy and his dog, a teen and his first car, and of course, Dad and his favorite chair.  The chair he jumps up from to cheer on his favorite team, the seat where he enjoys a fresh cigar after a long work day, and the only place just right for his Sunday afternoon nap is his sanctuary. What links Dad to that one special chair? The Construction Marcel Breuer… Dad’s Favorite Chair

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Accent Tables as Design Statements

Debra Gingerich 09/05/2016

Accent tables, whether used to hold a drink, set a magazine or prop up your feet, can also accessorize a room or communicate your design style. Changing your accent tables can turn a tired room into a furniture fashion statement. Here are some ideas for using accent tables to make a room pop. Different Textures Usually people don’t think about texture when they are designing a room, but it is often what adds excitement and… Accent Tables as Design Statements

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