Iconic Furniture in Pop Culture

Iconic Furniture in Pop Culture

Does art imitate life? Or is it the other way around? It’s a centuries-old question that might never be fully answered. But there’s no denying that our lives are influenced by the entertainment we see, including the furniture on display …

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Pro Tips on Refinishing Solid Wood Furniture: A DIY-er’s Guide

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Refinishing old or antique wooden furniture is a popular hobby and has been growing in interest over the past several years. It’s a creative and rewarding DIY project that can provide you with eclectic and high-quality pieces for your home …

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Places in Amish Country Worth Visiting This Year

Places in Amish Country Worth Visiting This Year - Red Caboose Motel Image

The Amish — well-known for their simple living, horses and buggies, plain dress, and high-quality craftsmanship — are quickly growing in numbers, and this increasing population is showing no signs of slowing down.

Today, there are roughly 251,000 Amish people

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Choosing the Right Furniture & Décor for Your Home

Choosing the Right Furniture and Decor for your Home

Furniture and decor are pivotal when setting the style and ambiance of a room and your home as a whole. When choosing the right furniture and décor for your home, it’s essential to settle on a style that suits who …

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How to Choose the Right Furniture for Your Living Room Space

How to Choose the Right Furniture for Your Living Room Space

Your living room is arguably one of the most, if not the most, important spaces in your home. It’s often the first room guests encounter upon entering, and it’s probably where you and your family spend the majority of your …

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How to Select the Perfect Dining Room Table for Your Space

Choosing the right dining room table isn’t always easy. They are one of the biggest pieces of furniture in most people’s homes. A dining room table will also last for years, so they tend to stay around long after people …

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Common Wood Types Used in Amish Furniture

Most Common Wood Types in Amish Furniture

There is no doubt about it. Furniture and home furnishings are big business in America. As the economy continues to recover, people are spending an increasing amount on furniture, lighting and home décor. In 2012, retail sales in this market …

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Benefits of Choosing Amish Furniture

Benefits of Choosing Amish Furniture

Buying new furniture is a big investment, so you want to choose pieces that look great and last. The quality and durability of a piece of furniture is an important factor in a furniture purchase for 91 percent of consumers

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Furniture Pieces for Your Hallway

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The hallway, or entryway to your home, is often the place where you can make your first impression to your guests. You will want to draw the attention of your guests to an area that is both welcoming and beautiful. …

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Designing Your Room for Your Needs

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So, you’ve decided to redesign a room in your house. You’re going to change everything, from the carpet to the windows, and everything in between. Unfortunately, you don’t have any idea how to design a room. While it isn’t an …

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17 Amish Secrets to Make Your Life Easier

17 Amish Secrets

For many people, life has become busy, overwhelming and too complicated. With so many responsibilities, commitments and obligations, it may seem challenging to stop and enjoy your life. However, in the midst of all the rushing around, there are some …

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Staging Your Home in Preparation to Sell

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Staging Your Home in Preparation to Sell

You know your house is beautiful. You have admired it every year you’ve lived there, so the idea of staging furniture to sell your home may seem strange to you. Don’t think of …

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Spring Cleaning: Giving Your Home a Facelift in the New Year

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The New Year is a time when people start making resolutions for personal change. Then, as the weather begins to warm up and bird songs fill the air, it inspires a different kind of change: spring cleaning. More daylight and …

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Traditional Amish Recipes

traditional amish recipes

The Amish are famous for being a people who exist outside of time. Unwilling to allow modern technology to interfere with their commitment to family and community, they famously forgo the use of cars, electricity and many other modern conveniences.…

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Color Combinations for Every Room and Every Mood

Color Combinations for Every Room

Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt overstimulated and on edge, even with no one else around? What could be causing such intense feelings? You may not realize it, but the colors we’re surrounded with have a …

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Amish Furniture: The Difference Between Shaker and Mission Styles

 Amish Furniture: The Difference Between Mission & Shaker Stlyes

 

Not all Amish furniture is created equal. While it might seem like all these handcrafted pieces fit into one category, many aspects make each piece of Amish furniture unique — even when it comes to the style itself. The …

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Furniture for the Holidays

 

Furniture for the Holidays

Entertaining during the winter holidays is a deep-rooted tradition. For generations, friends and families have gathered to enjoy a special meal, reminisce about fond memories and celebrate the imminent New Year. Gifts are typically exchanged, and there is often …

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A Practical Guide to Home Furniture Arrangement

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Your home functions as a place to raise your family, connect with the people you love and make lifelong memories. You invest thousands of dollars into a mortgage every year and purchase real, high-quality furniture to make the home …

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Solid Wood Amish Furniture Built to Last

If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of making a substantial investment in a piece of furniture, only to have it begin to fall apart after a year or two, you understand the difference that the quality of the materials used …

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How to Mix Wood Tones Like a Pro

 

How to Mix Wood Tones Like a Pro

Check your home décor because wood is making a comeback. Forget about the wood paneling found in your grandparents’ basement. Today’s hardwood furniture is all about sustainability.

More homeowners are turning to wood for its versatility, whether it’s in …

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New Year’s Home Decorating Resolutions

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New Year’s Home Decorating Resolutions

The New Year is the time for resolutions — since you get to start fresh after December 31st. The problem with resolutions is that most people give up on them before the end of January. …

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Pie Safes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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The pie safe, sometimes referred to as a pie cabinet, pie safe cupboard, or a pie chest, is a piece of furniture typically used to store pies. In the past, some people also stored meat, perishables, and other items inside …

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Baby Furniture: What Do You Really Need?

Shopping for baby furniture is a fun task on a long list of errands that new parents have to complete before their baby arrives. It can be tempting to rely on family and friends to help provide the essential pieces …

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Ideas for Painting Wood Furniture

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Wood furniture is known for its staying power, both structurally and aesthetically. With the right care, a wooden chair, table or bookshelf will look great in any home and can be handed down from one generation to another. …

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What to do With Your Best Family Heirlooms

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When a parent or grandparent moves into a smaller home or passes on, one of two things happens to all the stuff in the house. Many items are tossed out or donated, but a few items have enough monetary or …

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Your Guide to Understanding and Filling a Hope Chest

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Hope chests were once used for storing marriage necessities and essential home goods for young women. Often times, girls (or their mothers) began to fill their hope chests at a young age with the goal of slowly accumulating a complete …

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What to Consider When Looking for Office Furniture to Match Your Style

office-furniture In any office, whether it’s a corporate atmosphere or a designated area of your home, picking the right furniture is essential. Furniture must be functional and practical, yet comfortable and inviting to ensure productivity and ease.

Once you determine which …

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