Shaker Furniture from Our Friends at Vermont Furniture Designs
Who’s been making incredible Shaker style furniture in Vermont for almost 50 years? It’s the talented craftsmen and women at Vermont Furniture Designs VFD in Winooski. VFD was born in 1970 with the mission of creating the most beautiful and durable hardwood furniture possible. Once you see their work and run your hands across the baby-soft surface of their wood, I think you’ll agree with me – they’ve succeeded! Continue reading →
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Simply Shaker Doesn’t Mean Shaker Furniture is Always the Same
If you frequent our blog, you’re probably an expert in Shaker Style Furniture. One thing I’ve noticed about Shaker Furniture is how easily stereotyped it is. I’ve come to notice when people think of Shaker style furniture, they think of plain and simple furniture. They think of Windsor style chairs and antiques.
But, Vermont handcrafted Shaker style furniture is anything but plain and antique.
So long are the days of dens and home offices, at least in the traditional sense. With homes being built and renovated with an open layout, families are coming together in different ways. While everyone is constantly on the go, on their phones or laptops, open layouts help bring everyone together.
Some may say the day doesn’t matter, but better to be safe than sorry!
Valentine’s Day may seem to most as a day Hallmark and floral shops depend on for their yearly survival. But, even if you don’t have that “special someone” to spend the day with, the idea of looking introspectively at who you consider a loved one and what you want out of those closest to you is a nice alternative way to commemorate the day.
Sometimes to make an improvement to a room, you don’t have to completely renovate the space. This past year, I’d been feeling very unsatisfied about my living room and dining space. Instead of completely redoing those spaces, my family replaced our cheap TV console with a wood TV cabinet. And, we replaced our maple dining table and chairs with a darker stained wood dining set that better matches the wood paneling in our dining space.