The Pantone Color Institute has been selecting a Pantone Color of the Year since 2000. Pantone began this practice to bring together the design community and create discussion about color and its effect. Pantone has joined color and design across the board for years, selecting a new shade each year based on what trends they’ve observed in fashion, home décor, technology and more. The reveal of Pantone’s Color of the Year has become a much… Why Is Viva Magenta Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023?Read More Why Is Viva Magenta Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023?
Every year furniture trends and fresh ideas for interior design emerge. We love seeing new furniture designs coming from our Amish woodshops across Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Amish woodworkers are always studying what customers want and flexing their artistic talents to create wood furniture in all designs with the latest functions. This year’s list of furniture trends bring forward some from last year while introducing some new exciting looks and concepts. Without further furniture adieu,… Furniture Trends for 2023Read More Furniture Trends for 2023
One popular design trend this year involves getting creative with lighting fixtures that enhance décor and make a statement. How does lighting contribute to a room? What new looks are out there that will add to the design and still contribute enough light for the room’s activities? Let’s take a look. How Home Lighting Contributes The light in any room contributes to both the look and mood of the room. Three main types of lighting… Lighting Fixtures that Enhance DecorRead More Lighting Fixtures that Enhance Decor
Cottagecore has amassed quite a following. Loved for its natural style and feel-good practices, the cottagecore culture embodies rustic design, web-free habits and overall cozy feelings. We have just the right pieces of handcrafted furniture to help capture the feeling, the style and the essence of cottage core. What is cottagecore? Cottagecore, also known as farmcore, seeks to be removed from the pressures and distractions of technology, television and fast pace processes. Inspired by western… 5 Handcrafted Cottagecore Furniture IdeasRead More 5 Handcrafted Cottagecore Furniture Ideas
Your home is your haven. It’s your personal space for living, laughing and loving with family, friends and loved ones. The art of feng shui aims to fill your home with warmth, comfort and everything positive. Whether your style is contemporary or country, transitional or formal, the principles of feng shui offer help to provide balance and the right flow of positive energy throughout your home. What is feng shui? The practice of feng shui… Create the Right Chi: Feng Shui Tips for Your HomeRead More Create the Right Chi: Feng Shui Tips for Your Home
Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift that’s made in America? You’ve come to the right place. All the gifts listed here are handcrafted in Amish country, in woodshops located in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio. Lots of them are customizable, offering different features and functions. For dads and granddads alike, there’s sure to be a unique gift here that will stand out from the rest. Amish Rustic Half Barrel Wine Bottle Holder This unique wine… 10 Unique Father’s Day Gifts Made in AmericaRead More 10 Unique Father’s Day Gifts Made in America
Building custom furniture, we work with colors every day. Wood colors, stain colors and upholstery colors that enhance the look of each piece we build. Which is why we always have an interest in the Pantone Color of the Year and the perks it brings. Let’s take a look at the fresh new shade that’s being called confident, energetic and full of possibility. What is Pantone Color of the Year 2022? The coveted spot this… Very Peri Perks: A Look at Pantone Color of the Year 2022Read More Very Peri Perks: A Look at Pantone Color of the Year 2022
As our homes continue to take on the unexpected changes and demands of our adapting lifestyles, the ways we use them, decorate them and take refuge in them will be reflected in what are some exciting, attractive and comforting interior design ideas for 2022. Pandemic pressures hit us all hard in 2020 and 2021 and continue to do so, with home offices and makeshift classrooms popping up out of necessity within our homes. We looked… Interior Design Ideas for 2022Read More Interior Design Ideas for 2022
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 IdeasRead More Family Game Night Ideas
Quilts are special. Whether you made one yourself, inherited a family heirloom, or received one as a gift, they are works of art that you might want to showcase. Sure you can throw them over a sofa or the back of a chair, but handmade quilts, in particular, should be handled carefully in order to maintain their beauty. Here are four safe and popular ways to display treasured quilts. Ways To Display A Quilt The… 4 Popular Ways to Display a QuiltRead More 4 Popular Ways to Display a Quilt
If you’re looking for a unique Father’s Day gift idea, one that will provide Dad with something that lasts, that brings him comfort, that he’ll brag about to his friends and that’s made in the USA, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got popular Amish furniture ideas that are sure to make the coolest Father’s Day gifts ever! What Amish furniture items make the best Father’s Day gifts? Let’s take a look. For An… Father’s Day Gift Ideas: How About Amish Furniture?Read More Father’s Day Gift Ideas: How About Amish Furniture?
There’s nothing more important to a mother than the health and safety of her family. While there won’t likely be brunches out, trips to the spa, or visits with extended family this year, I promise that won’t matter to her. You don’t need to worry if you didn’t get to shop for that perfect gift or go to the florist to get her fresh flowers. Spending time with family at home, over Zoom or Facetime… 10 Fun Mother’s Day ActivitiesRead More 10 Fun Mother’s Day Activities
Remember story time when you were a kid? Whether it was at the local library, in the rocking chair with grandma, or tucked on the couch before bed with mom or dad, story time had that magical way of taking our minds to another place where the characters could just take us away…. We thought it might be a good time to share some good reads while we all need a little escape. Here’s what… Books to Escape With: Some Recommendations While You Are HomeRead More Books to Escape With: Some Recommendations While You Are Home
One of the most disappointing things Marina de Sa Nogueira, chair of the Sustainability Committee at DutchCrafters has heard is…. One person will not make a difference. One plastic bag or one straw is not going to matter. According to Marina and the members of the DutchCrafters Sustainability Committee, one person can make a difference and a big one I learned as I sat down to chat with them in the DutchCrafters Showroom. The Sustainability… Meet the Sustainability Committee at DutchCraftersRead More Meet the Sustainability Committee at DutchCrafters
The Slow Furniture Movement embraces the deliberate creation and use of durable furniture. A part of the Slow Movement that values quality over quickness, it has emerged as a response to the mass production of disposable “fast” furniture. You don’t have to spend a lot to participate in the slow furniture movement. Here are five ways that you can get involved. 1. Shop Sustainable Solid Wood Furniture Investing in solid wood furniture, whether it be… 5 Ways to Participate in the Slow Furniture MovementRead More 5 Ways to Participate in the Slow Furniture Movement