Simply Inspired by the Shakers

Another sunny day! Makes me want to bask in the glow of this farmyard. Picnic anyone?!

Shaker style farm table

I’ve been serving up the Shaker style lately and adoring the simplicity of the lines and the natural beauty of the wood.

These next pieces remind that well made furnishings are sometimes best when left with the bare bones carefully polished.

Apartment Therapy: shaker stool, basket, shaker drop leaf table

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

A room in the city. A table on castors for the urban shaker.

Wheeled shaker table in a room

Image Courtesy of CocoandMe

A shaker bench infused with the classic windsor rod back stands alone or pairs nicely with a few throw pillows to soften it up.

Meeting rod back bench

What I like most about the Shaker’s is their craftmanship. Their philosophy about quality which defies the IKEA mentality where everything is disposable and falls apart quickly (don’t get me wrong, I do still shop at IKEA). Shaker furniture is and was made to stand up to the test of time. This bench found at ShakerStyle featuring tenon to socket joinery.

Later this week, I will share a sofa obsession of mine that I spotted this past weekend at the Room and Board showroom. It fits in perfectly with the quality over quantity philosophy that I am fixated on!

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3 Responses to Simply Inspired by the Shakers

  1. Rachel says:

    Love this style of furniture. These are pieces that stay with you forever.

  2. I love the beautiful simplicity!

  3. Pattie says:

    I love this type of furniture 🙂

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