Maple furniture is making a comeback! For many years, cherry has been our customers’ favorite hardwood but in 2014 we’re seeing that maple wood is giving cherry a run for the money. This is a welcome trend for those of us in the Vermont forestry community since maple is a hardwood that grows extremely well in the Green Mountain state (indeed maple is the Vermont state tree). It’s sustainably harvested nearby, making it a great choice for eco-friendly furniture.
Although maple furniture is beautiful on it’s own, many customers are dressing it up with walnut or cherry wood accents. One example of this design is in Copeland Furniture’s Modern SoHo bedroom furniture collection. The picture above shows SoHo in maple and walnut wood but it is made to order and can also be customized in all maple wood.
Nearly all of our furniture at Vermont Woods Studios can be customized in maple wood, regardless of the wood it’s shown in on our website. This photo was sent to us by Margot G in Knoxville, Tennessee. Margo created her own unique version of our Classic Shaker Hunt Board by choosing maple wood (rather than cherry) and accenting it with a walnut top and walnut drawer pulls. It’s beautiful, don’t you think?
Another example of modern maple furniture is the Astrid bedroom furniture collection (shown above). Astrid is dramatic and sophisticated. It’s been a favorite of contemporary urban dwellers from Manhattan to Los Angeles.
Check out our website for more examples of modern maple furniture. Use the drop-down menus to customize your wood choices online. If you don’t see exactly what you want, give us a call and we’ll talk about further customization. It’s more affordable than you might think.
Asian style furniture has clean lines & edges with understated detailing– it makes any room feel more relaxed, organic, and comfortably chic. Another commonly used term for Asian style decor and furniture is Wabi Sabi Style, a style that embraces harmonious imperfection.
Earlier this week we received a great customer review and photo from our dear customer, Veronica K., who fell in love with her new zen style dresser chest. Here’s what Veronica had to say:
“I was looking for a new dresser with clean lines and an Asian feel and found the perfect piece in the Monterey Five Drawer Chest. The wood is beautiful and the dresser is very well crafted. The details are what make the piece so great right down to the drawers that glide like a dream. I like that it’s made in the United States and when I spoke to the people at the store to ask questions they were very friendly and courteous. The dresser arrived without a scratch and my entire experience with Vermont Woods Studios was great!”
We’re so happy that we could provide the perfect Asian style piece to accentuate Veronica’s zen-like bedroom space! If you’re looking for your own oriental influenced bedroom furniture, browse our Astrid & Monterey bedroom collections to find something you love!
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but we were informed by Copeland Furniture yesterday that the following collections of their Frank Lloyd Wright furniture line are being discontinued as of June 30, 2013:
We are sorry to see these pieces go as they were a big hit with our customers. If you currently have Frank Lloyd Wright furniture and think you may want to round out your collection, now is the time to do it. Give Sean or Liz and call with any questions or to place an order.
Copeland’s Dominion bedroom furniture set was our best seller last week. I love this picture, but the cool thing about Dominion is that you can customize it online to look exactly like this (above) or give it a totally different style. The photo above shows this high end bedroom set in natural cherry wood, although you can change the color online and add one of 3 stains: cognac cherry, saddle cherry or smoke cherry. For example, here’s a photo of the same Dominion bedroom in saddle cherry, which is darker than natural cherry and looks similar to walnut wood.
You can also customize the Dominion bedroom set by changing the shape of the top of each chest or dresser. In the photo above the chest on the left has a top that’s flush with the sides of the case, whereas the chest on the right has an over-hanging top. It creates a whole different look!
Furthermore, if you choose small, round mushroom shaped drawer pulls along with the flush top (shown left), you’ve got a variation of traditional Shaker style furniture. But by selecting brushed nickle bars for drawer pulls and pairing them with the over-hanging top, you’ve created a much different, modern contemporary look for the same chest.
Check it out! This is your chance to design your own bedroom furniture and have it handcrafted especially for you, by Vermont craftsmen. Copeland furniture is affordable too and offers a great value for your money, plus we guarantee it for a lifetime. So what are you waiting for?
A number of customers have phoned and emailed us recently asking what happened to Copeland Furniture in our online shopping store. Not to worry, it’s still here. We apologize. We’ve had a couple issues with the Copeland section of our website and we’re working as fast as we can to get them corrected. If you’re looking to shop online for Vermont made furniture and can’t find what you need on our website, please give us a call.