Setting Up Your Ideal Patio

The warmth of the summer months persuade us to spend most of our time outdoors where we can enjoy the season.  Setting up your ideal patio for the summer depends on your purpose for the patio; will you use your space to accommodate large gatherings of family and friends or for more private, special occasions… Read more »

How to Decorate Your Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands come with many benefits: they provide extra kitchen storage, allow for additional seating, and grant more space for cooking. If you bought a kitchen island from Carriage House Furnishings, consider adding some décor to help make it a focal point of your home. Showcase Your Green Thumb Simple yet charming, fresh greenery and… Read more »

Benefits of Purchasing American-Made Furniture

Carriage House Furnishings is so proud to design, build, and sell American-made furniture. We love producing unique, American-made pieces that will be part of your family for decades to come. Purchasing furniture is an investment, and if you are willing to make that investment, consider the benefits that come with buying American-made furniture. Reliable Craftsmanship… Read more »

Wood Furniture Cleaning Tips that Work

Have you turned into a dusting fiend trying to protect all of your beautiful wood furniture? Well, that’s the case for most trying to keep natural air pollutants from forming a grimy layer on the surfaces in their homes. We know first-hand from working with our own bespoken wood furniture that nobody likes a build-up… Read more »

Shaker vs. Mission Style Furniture

When people attempt to define Amish furniture design, they are often unaware that this style includes two different furniture makes: shaker and mission furniture. There are distinctive differences between the shaker and mission styles of furniture. Here we delve into the history behind each style. A Look behind Shaker Design The shaker movement was born… Read more »

Bespoken Nostalgia of the Holiday Season

In a world made for ephemera, we often lose the tenderness that makes the gift-giving season truly special. In selecting the perfect present to give someone at the holidays, we choose to create lasting memories that our children will carry with them beyond adolescence. Create memories with handcrafted, bespoken toys this holiday that your child… Read more »

Large Purchases Worth Considering

It is no secret that owning a home is expensive. So many different costs come up on a yearly basis that you don’t expect and maintaining your home can start to add up. If you’re working on furnishing your home, it can be tempting to go with cheaper furniture options when you feel like you… Read more »

Keeping Your Kitchen Island Organized

If you’re like the majority of busy people, your kitchen island is probably a “catch-all” for an assortment of different things. However, a clean kitchen island can really make your kitchen feel bright and organized. We have a variety of tips on how you can keep your kitchen island organized and remain in control of… Read more »

History of the Pie Safe

Way back in the 1800s, there were a lot of German immigrants that started moving to America. And in addition to bringing all of their customs and traditions along with them, Germans also brought a very important piece of furniture that quickly turned into an essential item in many kitchens. The pie safe, also known… Read more »

History of Hickory Wood Furniture

When it comes to what can be constructed with hickory wood, the sky’s the limit. Hickory wood is one of the most commonly used materials in the industry, especially when building furniture. Tables, chairs and dressers are always made better with hickory. History of Hickory Hickory wood has been used for furniture and flooring for… Read more »