When we talk about Amish furniture, some of us think old fashioned, traditional, even perhaps bulky. Not so! Amish furniture, though still using old fashioned tool and techniques to build the highest quality furniture, has kept pace with the times and offers more contemporary options than most people would imagine. So if you want a sleek and streamlined, contemporary look for your dining room and are wondering what kind of contemporary dining room chair or table to get, consider going with Amish designs; you may well be surprised!
The Amish offer many options among contemporary chairs; particularly dining chairs. You don’t have to go for the big old traditional looking arm chairs which look like (and probably were) designed a hundred years ago. Consider the Bradbury dining room chairs, which come only in the side chair styles. They don’t have arm rests, have a streamlined, no frills, space saving design, with uncluttered, clean lines that please the eye.
The Escalon chair is another example of the contemporary chair handcrafted by the talented Amish craftsmen. This is much like the modern ladder back chair. It has horizontal slats and bowed legs and comes is two options: as a side chair without arm rests or as a head of the table chair, with arm rests. For the complete contemporary look, these dining room chairs can be paired with a dining table of the Caledonia style or the Brady style to achieve the modern yet timeless look that you may be aiming for.
Another contemporary dining chair option from the Amish could be the Cascade chair, which is built with a unique curve to the chair back. This is a design style that is great not only for its elegant good looks, but also offers excellent seating support to the back and is great also in terms of actual seating comfort.
The foregoing are just some of the examples of the wide array of contemporary chair designs that the Amish offer, there are many more to choose from. And that is not all; there are many other options for your dining room that you can mix and match to go with the dining chair and table you pick:
Dining room benches are an option that few people consider, though it is both a unique as well as practical option for a dining room or area. These are beautiful space savers that can add just that quirky, individualistic touch to your dining room to make it stand out! Many dining room benches also come with box storage below it, making them even more useful and practical!
Amish barstools are another option that can be considered. The barrel swivel bar stool or the Belmont bar stool are popular options that can serve not only as bar stools for the living room or the dining room, but also be useful to put up against breakfast counter in the kitchen.
So if you are aiming for the contemporary or the modern look, you should take a good long look at Amish furniture; you may need look no further!
Most women would agree that nothing complements a bedroom like a good dressing table. It is where you keep your makeup, jewelry and other personal things (like your diary sometimes?) And also where you sit when you are getting dressed up - for a day of work, a party or a job interview. Most people like to look good when they are out and about - it is only natural - so do not be afraid of taking it seriously.
A good pine dressing table could easily meet all of these needs - and more. Pine is a reliably cheap wood compared to hardwood, but it is still strong and quite attractive in my opinion. Many tables come with some sort of finish - often a coat of paint - but you do not really have to finish pine. unless you tend to spill liquids like nail polish a lot, then there is no reason a pine dressing table could not stand perfectly au naturel. On the other hand, if you are looking for the romantic touch, nothing beats a nice white dressing table - and pine takes paint very well.
You have the choice of an endless variety of dressing table designs when you shop around. Single pedestal tables are very popular, as are the double variety. The "pedestal" in question here is simply a chest of drawers used to support the table at one end. A single pedestal table then has table legs at the other end. For many, this will be enough drawers, but if you must have more, consider double pedestal or even console tables. It is also common to have drawers underneath the table top - all the way across. You can really stuff all lot into a table like this.
Most people will also want a mirror in combination with their table. Again, the choice is endless. Single paned mirrors will often do, but then why not indulge yourself with a triple-paned mirror, and get the best possible view from three sides? Do not forget the matching dress table stool by the way - it must have a good height - which is a height that fits you and lets you work comfortably at your table and mirror.
Like so many other things in life - get the best you can, and you will get the most enjoyment from it. A pine dressing table stands in the shadow of nothing else when it comes to that.
Source by Christian H