Sustainable living is one of the year’s shining trends, including an increased awareness and use of sustainable furniture for the home. More and more households are not only aware of the growing need to be kind to the planet, but are committing to supporting the practice of going green. We’re embracing the value of sustainable furnishings not only for the planet, but for our family, our friends and ourselves. Within the groups of sustainable practices… Sustainable Furniture: More Than Just A Design TrendRead More Sustainable Furniture: More Than Just A Design Trend
Coastal grandmother embodies a clean, classic style. It’s often associated with wealthy middle-aged women who live in luxurious homes along the oceanfront. Life as a coastal grandmother may include walks along the beach wearing neutral colored capris and perhaps a straw hat, trips to the farmers market for all the fresh goods, plenty of time in the garden, a good glass of wine, and the best dinners shared with family and friends. The coastal grandmother lifestyle… 6 Must-Have Furniture Pieces for Coastal Grandmother StyleRead More 6 Must-Have Furniture Pieces for Coastal Grandmother Style
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?Read More Does Modern Amish Furniture Exist?
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 FurnitureRead More 10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture
They wanted to follow Jesus in their own way and refused to serve in the military. They sought a life separate from the culture where they lived in order to speak their own language and continue their way of life. And they were persecuted, imprisoned, and fined. They sold their land, uprooted their communities, and found new homes. But when they discovered that no place in Europe was safe, they packed all their belongings into… Mennonite Furniture vs. Amish FurnitureRead More Mennonite Furniture vs. Amish Furniture
Scandinavian design has staying power. How? Why? Is it the look? Or is it the feeling we get from it? What goes into Scandinavian design that keeps it a sought after design style for homes? Let’s take a look. What is Scandinavian design? Scandinavian design embraces a minimal, simple, uncluttered look that lets in light and celebrates nature. More than just a look, Scandinavian style aims to create balance within the household environment. It promotes… The Staying Power of Scandinavian DesignRead More The Staying Power of Scandinavian Design
For everyone who loves that down home cozy feel, that “come on in, kick back and relax” look, both cottage furniture and farmhouse furniture are perfect fits. But, they are not one in the same. While cottage style and farmhouse style share some characteristics, there are some differences too. Let’s take a look. What is Farmhouse Style Furniture? Farmhouse furniture is practical and hardworking. It grew from the farmer’s lifestyle. Each piece is designed to… Cottage Furniture vs. Farmhouse FurnitureRead More Cottage Furniture vs. Farmhouse Furniture
What is the appeal of something old and worn? Is it the wisdom it possesses? Is it the stories it has to tell? A display from Urban Barnwood sits right inside the DutchCrafters Showroom in Sarasota, Florida. It features samples of real barnwood in different stains. The legs are thick and strong, the colors are warm, and the knots are real. It shows the possibilities we offer for custom-made barnwood furniture that brings with it… Bringing Barnwood Inside: Will You Go Rustic Or Contemporary?Read More Bringing Barnwood Inside: Will You Go Rustic Or Contemporary?
Simple. Practical. Hardworking. These are three principles behind the design of farmhouse furniture. The Inspiration Behind Farmhouse Furniture Farmhouse design grew from the farmer’s lifestyle. Just think of the farmer: Up at dawn (or earlier) working as the sun rises and sets, returning home after a full day’s work to wash up, eat a meal to replenish, relax a little and retire for the evening. Simply put, farmhouses are homes built on farmland that the… All About Farmhouse FurnitureRead More All About Farmhouse Furniture
Ever get confused by furniture styles? Contemporary style is not modern…is it? Traditional style furniture can also be called formal furniture…right? Transitional style furniture is a combination of what again? Figuring Out Furniture Styles There are many furniture styles out there. Your home space is unique to your tastes and your personal design and one style does not fit all. Exactly what constitutes contemporary or transitional can get confusing at times. We hope this little… Furniture Styles: Contemporary, Traditional and Transitional Style FurnitureRead More Furniture Styles: Contemporary, Traditional and Transitional Style Furniture
Panel beds and platform beds both have reasons to brag. One will cost you less while the other might be easier to get in and out of. We’re breaking down the features of panel beds versus platform beds with some insider tips on our stylish Amish beds. What are Panel Beds? A panel bed has an eye-catching headboard that’s usually fairly tall and decorative. The headboard is divided into panel-like sections and definitely makes a… Springtime Showdown: Panel Beds vs. Platform BedsRead More Springtime Showdown: Panel Beds vs. Platform Beds
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 MixRead More How to Create A Mid-Century Modern Mix
The Birth of French Country Furniture During the 1600s, King Louis the XIV of France was on a mission. He was determined that France would become a style leader revered by all and embarked on renovating the Palace of Versailles. Only the best were employed to create, design and build for what was to be the most luxurious palace ever seen. As time went by, the masses fell in love with the lavish stylings of… The History of French Country FurnitureRead More The History of French Country Furniture
What is Lagom? Lagom is about living in moderation. Lagom is when work, stress and happiness are all in balance and things don’t have to be perfect. Lagom is about being satisfied with what you have, making the most of what you have, and finding the middle road between too much and too little and following it. In her book Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living, author Linnea Dunne translates Lagom to mean “not… Finding Balance with LagomRead More Finding Balance with Lagom
While the Windsor chair will always be associated with colonial times and country style furniture, the truth is, Windsor chairs have the “it factor.” A chair that is still beloved and sought after since 1710 has got something special going on, which brings us to the third and final part of our Windsor Chair series where we explore the question, What contributes to the undying appeal of the Windsor chair? THEY’RE LIGHTWEIGHT When they were… The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying AppealRead More The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying Appeal