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Bed Buying 101: A Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Bed in 3 Steps

Platform, panel, poster, or sleigh? Find the right type of bed for you!

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Our Most Popular Hardwoods: Maple, Oak, and Cherry

Almost any type of wood can be used to build furniture, but hardwoods are favored for both their beauty and durability. Oak wood, cherry wood and maple wood have a natural character  that just can't be matched by any synthetic materials. Plus, with sustainable harvesting it's extremely eco-friendly. That's why these are our most popular choices for lifetime-quality furniture. What exactly is hardwood? It is wood that comes from a dicot tree which has broad leaves, produces either a fruit or nut, and often drops its leaves and goes dormant in the winter. Hardwood trees growing in the United States include oak,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Lighting for Historic Homes

Used primarily for aesthetics and function, indoor lighting can also have a profound effect on mood, emotion and overall well being. If your home is feeling a little dim, let us help you brighten it! Indoor lighting is often an afterthought. A single ceiling mount can perform the basic function of illuminating a space, but is that enough? Maybe it works when you’re just out of college, but the more invested you become in the place you call home, the more you realize how much light actually matters - and not just when the days get shorter. Lighting is more...

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The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Lighting for Historic Homes

Whether being used for landscaping, security or dramatic effect, the lights you choose and the way they are used will deliver enviable curb appeal and bring your exterior to life. Let us show you how!

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What Makes a Colonial Revival?

Built with a mixture of styles and designed to be uniquely American, this comeback kid is the most well known and widespread of residential architecture trends.  Colonial Revivals are loved for their columns, their perfectly proportioned shutters placed neatly beside double-hung windows, their stately and distinguished appearance, and so much more. Whatever the reason they have us hooked, the love affair with this style spread fast and furious at the turn of the 20th century as people sought a design that would define America. Seeking stability in a time of change, the Colonial Revival looked to preserve the spirit of the...

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