Posts By: Elmer Stoltzfus

A Brief History of the Bird House

Nowadays we see bird houses integrated into front and backyard landscapes everywhere! They’re popular outdoor accents often used to add rustic charm to a home and complete the tranquil atmosphere of a backyard garden. People also use bird houses in an effort to attract beautiful songbirds that further satisfy their image of a picturesque spring… Read more »

Creative Ways to Use a Wagon

Remember that old red wagon everyone used to have in the garage or the playroom? You probably hauled your dolls and stuffed animals around showing them the neighborhood sights—or fell asleep on a cozy pile of blankets while your parents pulled you around at the state fair. Thankfully, growing up doesn’t mean you have to… Read more »

Properly Caring for Your Bird House

Large Bird Feeder with Copper Roof

A beautiful summer day illuminates your garden, yet you still feel like something is missing.  Suddenly you realize; it is not what you see that is unsatisfying but instead what you don’t hear.  The air is still and quiet without the natural ambiance of your favorite feathery visitors. Investing in a quality bird house, often… Read more »

Tips on Creating a Rustic Bedroom

Rustic Bedroom Decor

With an emphasis on strong and rugged textures paired with simple and neutral colors, the rustic style suits bedrooms fairly well. Transform your bedroom into a relaxing and rustic space with the following tips from Carriage House Furnishings. Country Colors and Texture Whether you’re a fan of wood paneling, distressed wood, or reclaimed wood, these… Read more »

How to Style and Display Your Cabinets

Carriage House Furnishings Cupboard

For a long time, people didn’t see cabinets beyond their usage. Cabinets merely stored things, and that was it. However, cabinets can be styled and displayed to complement a room’s aesthetic, and say something unique about its usage. In recent years, display cabinets have increasingly attracted well-deserved attention as a key design component of any… Read more »

Understanding Rockers and Gliders

Hickory Swivel Glider at Carriage House Furnishings

When decorating any nursery room, you’ll likely have to decide between a rocker and a glider. Rockers and gliders are both essential items throughout your child’s development and will likely be in the family for years. But many times, customers are unaware of the differences between the two chairs and end up buying a rocker… Read more »

Tips on Achieving Farmhouse Style at Home

Farmhouse Decor at Home

In recent years, many homeowners located within suburbs and cities have started to decorate their homes in a farmhouse-focused motif. Farmhouse décor often creates feelings associated with warmth, comfort, and family and many people are busy creating a space that reflects that. Consider these ideas for creating the charm of a farmhouse within your home…. Read more »