Monthly Archives: April 2021

  • Coordinated chic for dining room glamor

    You might be surprised to learn that even if they love the rustic aesthetic; some customers decide to veer away. Just because they are worried about finding the perfect chairs to match their table. Let us show you a perfect rustic hickory bench to match with your table!

    Link to the Rustic Hickory Bench Rustic Hickory Bench

    We understand that matching a large item to numerous smaller pieces can be tricky; because, go too matchy-matchy and the look will be overbearing. However, if you get the styling wrong and your space will look thrown together. We always take the time to design and suggest seating solutions that will not only work with certain tables; but, gently allude to the same features and tropes, without being too obvious. However, what happens when the table you’re finishing off is simplicity itself? You follow suit!

    A Perfect Match in our Rustic Hickory Bench

    Our Rustic Live Edge Hickory Base Dining Bench is a perfect match for the same-named table. Thanks to the understated but undeniable elegance of the table; we were able to mimic the look, just with smaller proportions and seated comfort in mind. 

    The bench is available to buy in six lengths, to correspond with your table dimensions. From there you get all the same choices. Be sure to match your woods for a fully cohesive look, though if you wanted to add some contrast; a different finish might be a simple way to achieve it.

    Just look at the seat slab. Smooth, fluid and gorgeous. The live edge makes for a fabulous aesthetic and also some extra comfort behind your knees. Then there’s that hickory base again! Just as striking yet still not straying into the realms of themed or gimmicky. It adds a textural and rustic allure that’s impossible to ignore.

    When being used, the slab is sturdy and comfortable; then it simply slides underneath your table for a space-saving solution and an unfussy dining room. We love it as is, but don’t be afraid to experiment with textile additions. We could imagine an embroidered table runner being put to great use here, adding a little color;  and, at the right time of year, festive charm. 

    Generously Shipped for Free

    link to the Rustic Hickory Bench Live Edge Rustic Hickory Bench

    We know you are unlikely to buy a dining bench without the matching dining table; which is why we are proud to offer free shipping with this bench, when you order a large freight item. In other words, buy your whole dining set in one go; and, we’ll give you the transport for free, within the contiguous states. 

    Designed and made in our workshop firmly planted on US soil; we create with you in mind. Our solid wood pieces are a testament to the stoic spirit of what makes this country such a powerful force! We want to help you inject a little pride and presence into your home too.

  • 10 ways to blend modern and rustic interior design

    At first glance, rustic and modern interior design schemes seem to be totally at odds with each other but, when used properly, they can be the best of friends and create the most stunning home imaginable. 

    If you’re keen to learn how you can bring contemporary and rustic aesthetics together, read on because we have some super simple tips and tricks to try.

    1. Keep your walls neutral

    When you want to combine different schools of design, you need to start with a neutral canvas and the best way to do that at home is with an understated wall colour. Naturally, white works perfectly, but a pale grey, light yellow or cream would all work as well. Essentially, your walls are simply the backdrop and they need to melt away!

    2. Choose solid wood furniture

    Link to a Rustic Vanity - interior design Rustic Red Cedar Log Vanity

    Solid wood furniture is an easy and timeless way to inject a little rustic flavour into every room in any home. Whether it’s a stunning bathroom vanity made from fragrant red cedar or a trestle-base dining table, some natural materials will balance out the cool neutrality of your walls.

    3. Keep the textiles simple

    Don’t get us wrong, we always think there’s a place for some well-chosen plaid but on the whole, keeping your textiles more pared back prevents an overly cluttered vibe and errs on the side of modern interior design again. Think about luxurious wool sofa throws, single color curtains and fewer embroidery samplers laying around.

    4. Go wild with rugs

    An exemption from the textiles rule are your floor rugs. Here, you can afford to be a little more rustic and daring, perhaps with a classic animal hide show piece. On a wooden floor, these beautiful pieces really shine.

    5. Let there be light

    When it comes to your main lighting, let’s be modern. You want energy-efficient, bright LED bulbs that give you all the illumination you need, without breaking the bank because of your electricity bills. Brighter lighting will make your home feel cleaner and bigger too.

    6. Create the right mood

    When it’s time to relax and turn off the main lighting, you need some gorgeous lamps dotted around, cabin-style. Wooden bases and hide shades will create a warm and snug ambience, while adding in a little outdoorsy feeling too. It’s the perfect balance for when you want to wind down.

    7. Declutter and maintain clear surfaces

    Homes with a modern theme often seem to be not tidier exactly, but less chaotic in terms of debris lying around. Get in on this trend by regularly auditing your display pieces and removing day-to-day accoutrement. In a family home, this can be easier said than done, but at some point, everybody needs to pull their weight and after themselves!

    8. Have a place for everything

    While tidying and auditing, consider treating yourself to some seriously functional but still fabulous furniture. A large dresser is an ideal addition to any home that needs to stay on top of clutter. As is a media center, where games consoles, remotes and associated accessories can all live. Even a coffee table with hidden storage would be a fantastic addition!

    9. Use those blank walls as a gallery

    A little fresh and modern art on the walls will always inject a serious amount of style and elegance into your home. Choose understated frames that make the framed item the star of the show and be sure to think about lighting. We always think that some tasteful black and white photos work well and can be a great opportunity to keep friends and family close.

    10. Don’t forget the mirrors

    Big, beautiful and stately mirrors are so frequently overlooked, but treat your home to a few. In a modest hallway, they double the perceived space and in a living room, they reflect all your ambient lighting and amplify a cozy vibe. Keep things classic and rustic with stoic solid wood frames and enjoy the extra warmth the material brings to neutral walls.

    So there you have it! Modern interior design and rustic themes really can work together and in our opinion, should!

  • Timeless style in a (live) edge

    Rustic dining tables. Truly rustic dining tables are few and far between, with many designers simply using recognizable tropes to allude to an outdoors vibe; however, that’s not what we do. We know that you want the full experience when it comes to a centerpiece for your home, which is why we created our Live Edge Hickory Base Table.

    Link to the Hickory base Table Hickory Base Dining Table - Cherry Top

    A Stunning Live Edge Hickory Base Table

    We absolutely adore live edge table designs and not just because they allow the natural elegance of the timber shine through. We like the challenge they present. From finding the perfect piece of wood to use; to thinking up new and innovative ways to add our own stamp. It’s never a dull day in the workshop when a live edge piece is being created.

    Here, we were really keen to create something with the majestic feel that a solid wood dining table should naturally radiate; but, with a tangible feel of the great outdoors. We were careful to avoid a gimmicky finish and identified that staying true to our favorite materials was the key. So, what can you expect?

    Custom Sized for your Custom Needs

    Link to the hickory base table Hickory Base Table-Black Walnut Top

    Firstly, let’s talk about the top. Available in six sizes, ranging from 5 to 10ft in length, you can also have your pick of woods. Eight of them, to be exact. Depending on which you choose, you can then select from a vast array of finishes. For the most naturally beautiful choices, such as Asian walnut, we offer just a natural clear finish; because, anything else would quite frankly be a travesty. For some of the more receptive and customizable woods, such as blasted oak, you can be as daring as you like. From paler tones like Whitewash and Dove Gray to rich Ebony and Jacobean, you might just be spoilt for choice. But choose you must, or we can’t build for you!

    Now let’s look at the hickory base. It’s not easy to take attention away from a perfectly smooth and beautiful live edge table top; but, a pared back rustic log trestle base might just manage it! Constructed using strong Hickory, you can rest easy that even the biggest of Thanksgiving dinners can be hosted here! The trestle styling is perfect not only for sturdiness; but, also timeless appeal and understated complimentary design with the natural look of the live edge top.

    Made Here in the USA!

    Designed and made in, then shipped directly from the USA. This is a domestic product that comes imbued with all of the pride that inspires. We’ve kept the details simple so the memories you create around it are the important thing. It comes with a full year’s warranty supplied as standard; you know you’ll be able to make those special memories for a long time to come.

    Want to talk about custom options? Just get in touch to see how we can turn your specific vision into a dining room reality.

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