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Author: Kelsey Eaton

Kelsey Eaton

Kelsey is a Green Mountain College alumni, currently pursuing her Masters degree in Internet Marketing at Full Sail University. She is skilled in graphic design, social media, content creation, and photography! Friends might call her a marketing maven by day, and a tribal bellydancer by night!

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This Earth Day, I Pledge to…..

April 22nd, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Earth Day Celebration

We love getting to spend time outside the showroom. We sit on 100+ acres of woodland, making it the perfect place to get outside and enjoy the majestic woods! Living & working in Vermont inspires us to make sustainability a priority in our business and our personal lives.

Earth Day Gives us the Opportunity to Reflect on our Environmental Impact

Each & Every one of us at Vermont Woods Studios works here for a reason; we are passionate about Vermont furniture and we are passionate about keeping our forests thriving. We love the outdoors, and we love the environment. Earth day is very special to us, and this year we’ve decided to each make a pledge towards making our everyday lives more eco-friendly. It’s easy to forget about the impact of even the smallest choices we make sometimes, and we’re excited to be more environmentally conscious this year.

This Earth Day, I pledge to….

Peggy: I pledge to buy more organic and bird friendly coffee for the office.

Douglas: I pledge to stop using plastic water bottles. My daughter and I use 20+ a week when working out– we’re both going to start using large glass mason jars instead!

Dennis: I pledge to maintain the bird houses I just built and put up around my house.

Liz: My pledge is to create a compost bin and start composting at my cabin, as I’ve been wanting to for a long time!

Sean: My pledge is to buy less clothes this year and to donate all of my old or unwanted clothes to charity!

Michelle: I pledge to eat more food from my own garden this year.

Loryn: I pledge to drive less since I will be buying a bike soon!

Kelsey: I pledge to grow monarch-friendly plants outside of my apartment.

Nina: My pledge is to collect rainwater and use that to water my garden, rather than wasting water from the faucet!

So what’s your Earth Day pledge? Remember that even a small change in your lifestyle can make a huge difference in our planet! We’d love to hear what you’re eco-change is going to be this year. Let us know on Facebook or send us a Tweet!

 

| This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains. | 

 

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Spring Cleaning: Cherry Wood Dining Room Furniture

April 21st, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Spring is here and we’re excited to see our customers ready to re-style and re-organize their homes. Inspired by all of the enthusiasm, we’re doing some spring cleaning of our own. Our clearance page has a handful of beautiful handcrafted Cherry Wood Dining Room Furniture pieces that are heavily discounted, plus free shipping. They are still in great quality and ready for a lifetime of use:

Cherry Wood Dining Room furniture

 

Organize your favorite linens & china with elegance

Timelessly beautiful, made in Vermont with real Cherry wood. This piece is the perfect addition to any home needing more storage and a place to display their best linens, china, and other family treasures. To make this piece more affordable,we’ve discounted this handcrafted buffet by more than $3,000.

 

 

 

Cherry Wood Dining Room furniture

 

A Timeless Cherry Wood Dining Room Furniture Piece

A classic cherry dining room table. This table is elegant and simplistic, making it a perfect spring upgrade for your home. Say goodbye to your old table, and welcome our Woodland Custom Dining table to your summer space. Made in Natural Cherry Wood, it can be dressed up for your fancy dinner parties and dressed down for nightly supper with the family.


Cherry Wood Dining Room furniture

 

A Unique Dining Room Storage Solution

While it’s technically a book case, this unique piece is versatile enough to be used in any room. If you are someone who buys beautiful decorative napkins & other linen, this bookcase would be a wonderful place to display them out in the open. If you’re fan of cooking, we’d suggest storing your cookbook collection and recipe books on this piece. It’s stylish, durable, and doesn’t take up much room.

 

 

Cherry Wood Dining Room furniture

Make Room for More with a Cherry Dining Bench

Rather than having to drag a bunch of chairs from around the house to make room for guests–you could simply use a dining bench. Even if you don’t use it all year round, it  makes a great dining room accessory. It’s beautiful, unique, and made from real hardwood. Handcrafted in Vermont, this piece will complete your new and improved dining space!

 

| This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains. | 

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Dining Room Revamp: Vermont Furniture To The Rescue!

April 17th, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Before & After

While the old vintage chairs are  charming, our Vermont made Shaker Style Ingrid dining chairs are sumptuous and chic.

We’re always happy to see the transformation of our customers homes. It’s exciting because there’s more to it than just the furniture. Seeing their progress reveals a little bit about their own story, and we’re flattered to be a part of that story!

The photos above show a before and after by our customer & new friend, Alice D. After falling in love with her Vermont Made Shaker Table, she decided to add our elegant Ingrid Cherry chairs. We love the way the new chairs have added a feeling of sophistication to the dining space. 

The Shaker Style Ingrid chair in Cherry Wood is a wonderful choice for anyone looking to make their dining space more chic and classy. It’s a modern take on traditional Shaker style furniture, as it uses the same balanced proportions and clean lines but modernizes it with the luxurious upholstery.

The chairs shown in the photo feature American Cherry hardwood with plush Celedon Microsuede fabric seating. Ingrid chairs have a comfortable open back, with the option for side or arm chair style. This chair style is designed to wear well, and the polyester fabric is durable enough to be used by your whole family.

As the centerpiece of the room, the handcrafted Custom Vermont Shaker Dining Table is one of our most popular dining tables. People love it because while its beautiful and luxurious looking, it’s meant to be used. You can feel comfortable seating your friends and family around it! It’s a highly customizable piece and can be built to fit practically any dining room size.

These hardwood cherry furniture pieces add style and sophistication to this already beautiful space. We’re so happy to be a part of it and look forward to seeing more transformation!

What do you think? Do you like the dining room with the vintage furniture or the Vermont Furniture? Let us know in the comments section of this blog! 

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont  furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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5 Outdoor Furniture Ideas For Designing Your Patio

April 14th, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Mod Outdoor Furniture

Your porch or patio is a great place to entertain guests, dine, and relax with your friends and family.  Even a simple backyard can be transformed into a beautiful secondary living space when designed well! Simple upgrades in your outdoor furniture, lighting, and decor can turn your space from plain to inspiring in no time!

Here are some great outdoor furniture ideas to help you plan your space:

1. Think about what you use your space for, or what you want to use your space for the most in the future. Do you want it to be a relaxing place for your family? A place to entertain friends and host parties? A nice spot to spend time alone and read? Think about what you envision the space being. This will dictate the decisions you make about your outdoor furniture & decor.

2. Draw out your space. Measuring your space is imperative in buying outdoor furniture because you need to know the exact amount of space you have available before you start buying. Go out to your space and analyze what the typical traffic patterns will be. Do you need a lot of room for people to walk around? Take notes on highly trafficked areas you’d like to keep clear.

3. Browse Pinterest & other inspiration sites for all of the elements you’d like to see on your patio space. Think about food– do you need a grill, decorative wood serving bowls, or dining tables & chairs? How about your lighting–candles are always a great option for a romantic and dreamy outdoor space. Hanging string lights are festive and bring life into the space. Get a piece of paper, browse Pinterest & take note of all of the different things you love about porch and patio decor.

4. Consider the climate. Will your outdoor furniture & decor need to be weather resistant? If your patio furniture will be exposed to harsh heat, cold, winds, rain, etc… you might want to consider products that are maintenance free and can survive throughout even the most severe weather conditions! Do a little browsing online and you’ll find great outdoor rugs to keep the floor looking stylish and resistant to the weather too! If your furniture, rugs, etc, will be exposed to rain and wetness, don’t use any fabrics that will mold or decay over time!

Euro Modern Outdoor Furniture

5. Colors. Choose color schemes that bring out the personality of your space and your home! We love the bright blue of this ultra modern outdoor furniture set–accented by the blue water of the pool. Think about your space and the feeling you want your porch or patio to give your guests, and find colorful furniture and decor to match it! Browse Pinterest for inspiration.

Stay tuned for more updates on the perfect outdoor furniture style for you & your space!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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Reintroducing The Brandon Collection: A Classic Cherry Bedroom Furniture Set

April 10th, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Our newest Cherry Wood Bedroom Furniture Collection

If you’re looking for cherry wood bedroom furniture that has the sleekness of modern furniture combined with a feeling of comfortable elegance, The Brandon Collection is the collection for you.

The Brandon Collection, our newest cherry bedroom furniture suite comes out of a family-run Vermont workshop that has been in the woodcraft industry for over 40 years. Brandon’s clean lines, gentle curves and timeless elegance are best described as transitional styling.

The centerpiece of the suite is the Brandon Panel Bed which is available in 4 sizes with a low or high footboard. Perfectly matching nightstands with one, two or three drawers are available as well as 7 configurations of chests and dressers making this suite easy to fit your storage needs and bedroom space.

All of the pieces in this collection are traditionally crafted using sustainable harvested American Black Cherry and available in natural cherry or one of 6 stains. Topped with a super durable, low maintenance lacquer finish and backed by our lifetime guarantee.

The high quality craftsmanship in addition to the eternal chicness of this collection ensures that it will be a worthy heirloom piece.

Love this furniture collection as much as we do? Start with the bed!

Begin your journey into cherry bedroom furniture bliss with the centerpiece, the bed! The bed is important because A) its big and demands the attention of your space and B) you spend more time in your bed than you do using any of the accompanying pieces. The Brandon bed comes in four sizes, so after choosing the right one for you, feel free to browse through a variety of perfectly matching storage pieces to accent your new bed.

Choosing your Complementary Furniture Pieces:

Cherry Night stands: When choosing a night stand, you should consider both style and necessity. Do you need a lot of storage for small items at your bedside? Perhaps your glasses, journal, pens, etc? If so, consider a nightstand with multiple drawers.

  

Brandon legs, frame & panel sides are formed into a graceful curve to meet up with a curved top creating a sweeping and elegant form. The two &  three-drawer Cherry nightstands offer maximum storage and are a perfect match for our Brandon Modern Bed. The one drawer night stand is great if you have minimal need for storage of small items, but love to read in bed and want a nice place to keep your favorite books.

Cherry Dressers:  This is a very important part of piecing together your bedroom! But we make it easy. The Brandon Collection includes two beautifully handcrafted dressers that are built to last and have enough drawers to share space with your spouse. But don’t feel bad for being greedy– I’d want a cherry dresser of my own too! ;)

 

The eight & six Drawer Brandon Cherry Dressers feature precision English dovetail drawer construction with 100 lb rated, under-mounted metal drawer guides which ensure quiet and smooth operation. These solid wood dressers are available in Natural Cherry or choose from 6 hand wiped stain colors. Top coated with an ultra durable, water resistant lacquer finish. Both options offer optimum storage, but if you’re someone who practically hoards your clothes (like me) or if you have to share with your partner, the eight drawer dresser might be best for you!

Hardwood Cherry Chests: If the Brandon dressers aren’t enough storage for your space, these handcrafted chests are a great addition!  Store your favorite or most delicate clothing items– or just use it to store your socks! Whatever you choose to use it for, the five drawer & six drawer cherry chests are superior quality and will surely be the perfect finishing piece to your Brandon collection.

 

Choosing the perfect finish for your Cherry Wood Bedroom Furniture

No matter your style, whether traditional or highly dramatic, we have the perfect stain for your cherry bedroom furniture. The Brandon Collection is available in natural cherry or in the following stains: (stains applied over natural cherry)

The Brandon Collection is an excellent choice for the subtly modern furniture lover. With a variety of options for size, storage, and stains– this Vermont handcrafted cherry bedroom furniture collection is customizable enough to fit your unique room style. Feel free to contact one of our friendly staff members if you have any questions about the Brandon Collection!

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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3 Round Shaker Tables That are Perfect for Small Spaces

April 7th, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Everyone loves the idea of having a solid wood custom Shaker dining table handcrafted just for them. What’s not to love? Pick your favorite wood, order the table to fit perfectly into your dining room…a handcrafted dining table, made especially for you by skilled craftsmen in Vermont who use sustainably harvested hardwoods. Add in free shipping and a lifetime guarantee and who could argue?

But if you have a small dining room or kitchen area, you might have some reservations. We can assure you that if you’ve been worried about finding a great round Shaker table to fit your small space, we have some wonderful options for you! These 3 Shaker dining tables are a handpicked selection sure to fit your unique dining room size. While most of our Shaker dining room tables are very customizable, the following picks are some of our favorites.

1. Custom Round Shaker Dining Table

"This round shaker table is available in natural cherry, maple or walnut woods."

Our eco-friendly Vermont-Made Shaker Custom Round Table is handcrafted in Vermont by skilled artisans. Customize this table to make it perfect for your home, it is available in a number of options! Currently on sale for: $1,562.40

 

2. New England Shaker Round Extension Pedestal Table

This sturdy New England Shaker Round Extension Pedestal Table is a great extension table for the kitchen, dining room, or as a game table in your family room. Hand-crafted using real, solid woods in America. Currently on sale for  $1,833.30. 

3. Classic Shaker Round Dining Table

 

Our Classic Round Shaker Dining Table features simple, modern tapered legs. Each table is handmade in Vermont by skilled craftsman using natural solid hardwoods and traditional joinery. Currently on sale for $939.60. 

All of our tables and chairs are made by craftsmen in Vermont from sustainably harvested hardwood. A great thing about our furniture is it is made just for you! As you browse our online gallery, you will notice that most of our furniture is shown in solid cherry wood, but be sure to look at the hardwood options! You can customize most of your furniture in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Oak, or Walnut woods. This allows you to create your own solid wood dining set that is perfect for you and your home.

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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4 Major Announcements from Your Favorite Vermont Furniture Store!

April 2nd, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

With the start of spring just behind us, we’re excited to reveal some “spring cleaning” of our own! Here are some great changes you’ll find at Vermont Woods Studios: 

 

New Mobile-Friendly Website

We’ve refreshed our old website with a new design, more detailed content, an easier-to-navigate layout, and a mobile-friendly platform! Now it is easier than ever to browse through our collections of Vermont made fine furniture from your tablet or mobile phone. Our web wizards, Neville & Martin, have been hard at work for months re-touching our website to make it faster and more usable, so we hope you like the great changes they’ve made! Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming blog explaining the upgrades more closely! 

New Showroom Hours at Stonehurst

Our beautiful Vermont furniture store & decor showroom has gotten a lot of foot traffic in the last few months! Customers have traveled from all around the Northeast to get a look at our handcrafted fine furniture and the unique showroom it’s displayed in. The feedback has been so great that we’ve decided to stay open for longer hours, seven days a week! You can now visit Stonehurst Monday-Saturday from 9am-6pm, and on Sunday from 12pm-5pm!  Our showroom is full of great furniture pieces, decor, and Vermont made lighting– we’d love for you to visit us

Introducing Laura Zindel Dishware at Stonehurst & Our Online Store

Since 1997 Laura Zindel has been creating these functional and durable pieces of artwork using a method inspired by both the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century and the “Cabinets of Curiosities” encyclopedic collections of the Victorian era. These unique Laura Zindel pieces are a beautiful accessory to our fine furniture as they live up to the handcrafted quality that Vermont artistry is known for. You can find Laura Zindel’s work both online and at Stonehurst.

Introducing Hubbardton Forge Lighting at Stonehurst

Our luxury Vermont furniture and decor showroom is fuller than ever, and we are beyond excited to reveal that we are now carrying a selection of beautiful handcrafted Hubbardton Forge lighting pieces! Hubbardton Forge lighting is heirloom quality, making it the perfect accent to our handcrafted fine furniture. Hubbardton Forge takes great pride in the products they create, and only produces pieces that achieve the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. We hope that you’ll take the time to visit us and see these incredible works of art up close!

 

Whew! Well that’s just about it for now. Are you as excited about the changes as we are? We hope so! To keep up with us and all of our new products, sales, and showroom news, follow us on Facebook and on Twitter!

 

PS. Look forward to more blogs explaining each of these changes in greater detail!

 

|This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.|

 

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Buy Affordable Shaker Furniture Online with our Shaker Sale!

March 28th, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

 

Affordable Shaker Furniture Online

The northeast is the birthplace of Shaker style furniture in the United States. For over two centuries the Shaker style has been admired for it’s simplistic aesthetics and sturdy design. It has become an inspiration to many contemporary furniture designs, and has become our most popular style.

Vermont Woods Studios offers six Shaker furniture collections to include over 200 pieces of Shaker influenced furniture, ranging from traditional designs to Shaker style furniture with a modern flair. Our traditional Shaker style furniture can be found in the New England Shaker Furniture,Classic Shaker Furniture, and Renfrew Shaker Furniture collections, while our more modern designs are included in the Modern Shaker FurnitureVermont Shaker Furniture, and American Shaker Furniturecollections. However, all of the furniture features simple, clean lines similar to the original pieces in the late 1700′s.

Our early spring Shaker Sale starts now, so its your chance to buy affordable shaker furniture online! Save 10% on one piece, 15% on two pieces, and 20% on three or more pieces (plus free shipping)! Your fine wood furniture will also be backed by a lifetime guarantee! Start shopping today conveniently from our online gallery. This sale ends April 10th at midnight!

 

| This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains. |

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3 Hardwood Blanket Chests Perfect for Storing Winter Clothes!

March 24th, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Hardwood Blanket Chests for Storing Winter Clothes

If you are anything like me, winter time usually means an excess of clutter! Call me a hoarder, but my things give me comfort through the chilly winter nights. My jackets, scarves, mittens, boots, heavy knit sweaters, wool socks and handmade hats can usually be found scattered throughout my bedroom & closet throughout the colder months– but finally, we’re starting to see signs of springtime. And finally, I can start to pack up. As I started packing away some of my winter clothes this past weekend, I realized that I didn’t really have a good place to keep everything. Do I just stuff them into a drawer or into my closet? Should I shove it all under my bed and dig it out again come next winter? None of these solutions really worked for me, as someone who favors style and organization. After lots of deliberation, I found my solution: Blanket Chests!

Hardwood blanket chests are a great solution for storing your excess winter clothes! They look beautiful & are actually very versatile. While the images shown in this blog feature blanket chests used at the bottom of the bed, they can also be used as a coffee table or large side table1

My picks for 3 hardwood blanket chests that are perfect for packing away your winter clothes and blankets in style:

 

Contemporary Craftsmen Hardwood Blanket Chest

Quick Tip:  Rotate between seasons and store your bathing suits, flipflops and shorts during the winter, and your wintery attire during spring and summer!

1. Contemporary Craftsmen Blanket Chest: Our premium quality solid wood Contemporary Craftsman Blanket Chest, with it’s gentle curves and graceful lines is the perfect complement to your contemporary bedroom. Perfect for those thick winter blankets or extra sheets. All our luxury Contemporary Craftsman collection is handcrafted to order by Vermont furniture makers in your choice of solid cherry, maple, or walnut woods with a eco-friendly non-toxic oil finish that not only protects, but enhances the natural beauty of the wood.

Quick Tip: Add your favorite decorative pillows or cushions to your blanket chest for a chic and comfortable look.

2. American Mission Blanket Chest: The wood for our American Mission Blanket Chest is sustainably harvested right here in America. Store all your comforters in this stylish solid wood blanket chest. A very high end piece of mission bedroom furniture that will become a future heirloom in your family.

Quick Tip: To stay organized, use smaller containers for your items that need to stay in pairs (heavy socks, mittens, etc) and keep that container inside of the blanket chest!

 3. Vermont Made Shaker Blanket Chest: This luxury Vermont-Made Shaker Blanket Chest lifts open smoothly to store all your blankets and necessities in style. Each chest is eco-friendly, made from sustainably harvested woods and handmade to be heirloom quality. Ceder lined bottom and the lid stays where you leave it up.

Are blanket chests part of your spring cleaning and decluttering routine? If not, what do you use to store your winter excess? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments section of this blog! As always, we look forward to hearing your opinions. Stay warm and good luck with your spring cleaning, friends!

 

|This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.|

 

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MyWebRoom: Virtual Interior Design to Organize your Life

March 23rd, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Check out this WebRoom created using some Vermont Woods Studios furniture. Can you spot what pieces are ours? Hint: They include some of our more unique Vermont made artisan pieces.

So what is MyWebRoom all about?

MyWebRoom is a digital platform where you can organize your life in a visually beautiful and interesting way. You can organize & interact with your favorite products, websites, and friends!

In the same way that you might organize a room in real life– a television for your entertainment, books for reference, notebooks for writing, etc… you organize your digital life with MyWebRoom. For example, do you see the cute little puppy standing on the yellow rug? In your WebRoom, you can click on the puppy and be brought to a page with tons of great pet websites. Many of the pages are auto-suggested but you  have the option to add your own favorite sites too!

Virtual Room Design

Click this photo for more information on putting pets in your WebRoom!

The pet option is just one small feature of MyWebRoom and all of its greatness. You’ll find that practically any type of site you can imagine, can be organized in your WebRoom. Plus, you have the option to choose from hundreds of great decor pieces to make your room look as stylish as you like it! So head on over to MyWebRoom and get to organizing your digital space today! 

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