Arts & Crafts

In general, furniture created in the Arts and Crafts style utilizes straight lines, with an emphasis on vertical and elongated forms. Often made of darker wood and stains, the hardware is most likely to be made of wood or simplistic metal shapes. Slim on decoration, the focus is on the beauty of the materials being used, shining the spotlight instead on the artisan who created it. An arts and crafts home always offers a warm “welcome”!


Simple. Open. Clean. Reflective glass and metal. “Contemporary” refers to furniture that is, quite simply, popular today, and holds itself to no singular flavor of furniture. A change of wood, stain or finish can easily convert a piece from traditional or arts and crafts to contemporary. Subtle and urban in its appeal, contemporary pieces can be customized to be as unique as the homeowner who loves them.


A close cousin of Arts & Crafts, Mission styling includes simple straight-line construction, and often utilizes medium or dark stain. Mission furniture is heavy and substantial, but well-proportioned. Its extreme simplicity and fine craftsmanship fully support the distinct lack of unnecessary ornamentation an showcases the finest qualities of the wood. Its enduring appearance lends confidence and comfort to any setting.


Rustic furniture offers a unique warmth and coziness to a home, with unpretentious, organic textures and shapes. It feels honest and unstudied, evoking a simpler time. In contrast to a world relying so heavily on all things “virtual”, rustic furniture is boldly and bravely real, and it’s as appropriate in the heart of the city as is it in a hidden cabin.


Graceful ornamentation, classic lines, a more formal attitude….traditional furniture is a celebration of the ornate and the indulgent, harkening back to earlier times. Offering elegance and romance, traditional styling often includes elaborate carving and emphasis on motifs and signature looks. Traditional chairs may feature turned or cabriole legs, ball-and-claw or bun feet, arched backs and rolled arms. Table legs resemble matching chair legs, and tabletops often have ornately trimmed edges. Upholstered pieces, such as sofas, often have wood trim and large, dominant footings.