Category: Furniture Styles

History of Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Leah Meldman 18/05/2017

It was writer and art historian Cara Greenberg who first coined the term “Mid-Century Modern” in the title of her 1984 book. She recalled a design movement that remains popular today for its simple, straightforward style. But before its neat proportions and bright pops of color hit the screen in shows like Mad Men, mid-century modern furniture found its footing starting in the 1940s. Origin Hitting the scene roughly in the middle of the 20th century,… History of Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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History of Shaker Style Furniture

Leah Meldman 09/05/2017

Many of us hope to furnish our homes with pieces that reflect our unique values. However, reality often gets in the way. Factors like cost, amount of space, and availability, tend to take precedence over having furniture that reflects the way we live. For the Shakers, a religious sect dating back to the 18th century, creating shaker furniture that reflected their values was of the utmost importance. Taking a look at the development of the influential… History of Shaker Style Furniture

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History of Queen Anne Style Furniture

Leah Meldman 28/04/2017

Although Queen Anne reigned from 1702-1714, the style of formal furniture that would come to bear her royal name did not gain popularity in the Americas until the 1720s. Around that time, prosperity beckoned immigrants to the colonies, including a large number of British craftsmen. This made way for a major transition. The more ornate William and Mary style furniture was transformed. The result was Queen Anne style. The reign of William and Mary (1689-1702) heavily… History of Queen Anne Style Furniture

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History of Mission Style Furniture

Beth Rice 17/04/2017

Joseph McHugh definitely peeked at AJ Forbes’ paper. In 1894, AJ Forbes made a solid wood chair for San Francisco’s Swedenborgian Church. This handcrafted chair featured a simple, straight-line construction, and was well-proportioned. It was also comfortable and durable. Forbes’ design was inspired by not only the Spanish missions in California, but also the Arts and Crafts movement that sought to leave behind the overly ornate and artificial style of the Victorian era. Then Joseph… History of Mission Style Furniture

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Furniture for a Minimalist Design

Leah Meldman 23/02/2017

Minimalist design has caught our eye for its attention to quality over quantity. This pared down look continues to grow in popularity. Because furniture takes up the most space in any room, it is the best place to start transforming your home to reflect the minimalist style. Simplify your space with our furniture picks for the minimalist. Back to Basics Bedroom Minimalism focuses on creating more open spaces by decluttering. Many of us have two… Furniture for a Minimalist Design

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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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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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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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Country Glam

Leah Meldman 07/07/2016

Blur the line between modern and rustic with a trend we’ve got our eyes on. Country (or Farmhouse) Glam allows you to balance your love for the intricate and elegant while still paying homage to the heartland. It’s a delicate balance that takes some practice, but with the right tips, you’ll have it mastered in no time. Country Glam is all about unexpected juxtapositions; think a strand of pearls paired with your favorite t-shirt. Channel… Country Glam

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Making 2016’s Interior Design Trends Work for You

Debra Gingerich 01/04/2016

Everyone from interior design bloggers to the Huffington Post has been weighing in on the interior design trends for 2016. They are fun to read and provide some inspiration but what about trends that fit into an existing space and won’t go out of style? Here are ways to incorporate some 2016 trends into your living spaces without a renovation or giving up on quality that lasts. Two-tone Kitchens The two-tone kitchen trend has been… Making 2016’s Interior Design Trends Work for You

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Rustic Log Furniture in 3 Unexpected, Modern Lodge Spaces

admin 16/12/2015

Bring the organic beauty of nature into your home with genuine, luxurious rustic log furniture.  The list of enviable finds this season include pieces and placements that help you capture the look of a modern lodge without veering into the banjo-strumming territory. Read on to see how! Related Posts The Best Woods for Rustic Log Furniture Rustic log furniture brings home a natural, outdoor woodsy feel. You feel that you’ve been removed from the everyday… Rustic Log Furniture in 3 Unexpected, Modern Lodge Spaces

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Warm Your Heart and Hearth with Two Easy Fireplace Mantel Styles

Jayca Pike 30/11/2015

This post was updated on November 15, 2019. A fireplace can act as the focal point in just about any room of your home. How you choose to decorate the fireplace mantel and the wall that disguises the chimney can balance the room and further establish the fireplace as a focal point. Related Posts Space Saver: Corner Fireplace This blog post was updated on October 29, 2018 with new corner fireplace suggestions.   We love… Warm Your Heart and Hearth with Two Easy Fireplace Mantel Styles

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