Category: Living and Entertaining

Does Modern Amish Furniture Exist?

Beth Rice 22/12/2022

Modern Amish furniture does exist. Just because it’s made by hand with solid wood and will last from the birth of your child until they have their own children and beyond does not mean it’s limited to one style. In fact, that’s one misconception the vice president of DutchCrafters, Linse Miller, tries hard to dispel, frequently looking for ways to bring Amish made modern furniture center stage. While it’s true the Amish are known for… Does Modern Amish Furniture Exist?

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Modern Ways to Use a Curio Cabinet

Beth Rice 08/12/2022

Often categorized as an “old-fashioned piece of furniture,” the curio cabinet is loved by some and avoided by others. The news is the curio display cabinet continues to maintain a fan base as it moves into modern design schemes. Unapologetic and versatile, they are used in both old ways and new ones. Modern ways to use curio cabinets have moved beyond just a dish or doll collection, and they’ve branched out throughout the home. A… Modern Ways to Use a Curio Cabinet

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5 Questions About Log Furniture

Beth Rice 10/11/2022

Let’s face it. Log furniture helps us disconnect. Its natural rugged look represents another time long ago, when things were simpler, and there’s something so appealing in that. While log furniture has been around in the U.S. since the 1800s, its popularity grew in the early 2000s as many fell in love with rustic furniture for both indoors and outside. Log furniture is pretty rustic, with logs wearing knots, colorations, and markings that make it… 5 Questions About Log Furniture

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Power Recliner or Manual Recliner: Which Fits You Best?

Beth Rice 06/10/2022

The recliner rates consistently as the go-to chair for comfort. A staple in living room, family room or den, it has become a chair whose mere presence promises relaxation, support, and a way to put behind the pressures of the day. Recliners have come a long way, offering luxurious fabrics and features that have developed over the years. When it comes to finding the right recliner for you, do you need a power recliner or… Power Recliner or Manual Recliner: Which Fits You Best?

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Wood Bookcase Buying Guide

Beth Rice 08/09/2022

Isn’t it great that a beautiful wood bookcase doesn’t have to be limited to an office? With so many designs and features available, the bookcase can find its place in a number of areas throughout the house. To help you find what will work best for you, we’ve put together a wood bookcase buying guide. Start with measurements. As with any furniture purchase, you’ll want to start by measuring the space you have to work… Wood Bookcase Buying Guide

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Coffee Table or Console Table: What’s the Difference?

Beth Rice 05/05/2022

If you had to choose between a coffee table and a console table, which would you choose and why? These two tables enhance living space and serve different purposes. We’re taking a look at the coffee table versus the console table and clearing up questions as we go. Coffee tables and console tables come in different styles and shapes. One of the biggest differences between them is the purpose they serve. Purpose of a Coffee… Coffee Table or Console Table: What’s the Difference?

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The History of the Living Room

Beth Rice 21/04/2022

How did the living room come to be? Why is it called a living room? Is a family room really a living room? How do they differ? Who knew the room we rely on each day for some relaxation could generate so many questions? Living room design really does have history behind it. Here’s how it goes. Before the Living Room While Louis the XIV lived in luxury, he didn’t necessarily live in comfort, and… The History of the Living Room

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10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

Beth Rice 24/03/2022

Live edge furniture offers a unique look that fits both rustic and contemporary settings with ease and brings elements of the outdoors inside. Curious about live edge furniture? Read on for some of our most popular live edge questions. What is live edge furniture? Live edge furniture displays a live edge, that is, the natural edge of wood that’s found just beneath the bark of the tree. When lumber is cut into slabs, the edges… 10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

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The Power of the Writing Desk

Beth Rice 03/02/2022

The power of the writing desk lives in its versatility. The writing desk has been around a long time, before computers were ever on the scene to alter the look and function of the desk. A writing desk’s versatile nature means it can be used in many ways from a functioning work area to a style piece that makes a statement in different areas of the home. And with more work from home coming into… The Power of the Writing Desk

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Family Game Night Ideas

Beth Rice 04/11/2021

Vacations, birthdays, holidays, weekends–really any night at home–is a good time for games. Family game night ideas come in all shapes and sizes for outdoor and indoor play. These handcrafted games and game tables made in Amish country can contribute to fun times with family and friends. Consider these family game night ideas for great ways to have fun, relax at home and save money. Amish Rice Pitch Game The object is to get the… Family Game Night Ideas

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5 Ways You Can Customize Amish Living Room Chairs

Beth Rice 16/09/2021

Amish living room chairs bring a whole new meaning to the word comfort. Not only can you rely on premium quality materials supported by fine craftsmanship, but you are offered the opportunity to customize. Customizing means you can pick out options for the entire build of your new living room chairs, making sure the look, feel and function are sure to fit your vision for your living room furniture. Spotting an Amish living room chair… 5 Ways You Can Customize Amish Living Room Chairs

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5 Ways Lift Top Coffee Tables Make Life Easier

Beth Rice 08/07/2021

No longer sitting there as a catch all for clutter, lift top coffee tables have put a new spin on a living room staple, and with one simple adjustment, they can make your life easier. The lift top coffee table is an exciting addition to the accent table family as it meets the needs of different situations. How you ask? Let’s take a look. Adding Savvy Storage While we expect coffee tables to be catch-alls… 5 Ways Lift Top Coffee Tables Make Life Easier

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Facts About Furniture Feet

Beth Rice 20/05/2021

Furniture feet come in all shapes and styles. The feet of chairs and tables have often reflected different style periods throughout history. Different parts of the world developed their own furniture styles and over time influenced each other, bringing furniture feet through different phases that saw them wearing buns, balls and even claws. What facts can we share about furniture feet? Well, different feet developed at different times, and here we share some of the… Facts About Furniture Feet

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Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

Beth Rice 08/04/2021

It’s the age of reclaimed barnwood, and one of the great things about it is barnwood already comes into the picture with staying power, having served its time on the land as barns. Now, it transforms into unforgettable furniture, with strength and history that are likely to keep it part of home furniture collections for another century to come. What else makes reclaimed barnwood so popular, and what makes it unique enough to not become… Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

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5 Reasons to Add a Sofa Table

Beth Rice 01/04/2021

Should you or shouldn’t you? Add a sofa table, that is. It’s another piece of furniture to dust and vacuum under, right? Sofa tables have been around since the 1700s, evolving over time to serve homes with both function and style. Here are five reasons to add a sofa table to your home furniture collection. What is a sofa table? Sofa tables of the late 1700s were actually used in front of the sofa for… 5 Reasons to Add a Sofa Table

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