When my husband and I built our new home, I was super excited to furnish it.
With an open floor plan, the possibilities were nearly limitless. We both hoped to create a very welcoming and comfortable living environment. However, we wanted our furniture to be unique and of high quality. We both prefer heavy, dark wood furniture and deep, rich colors for the fabrics. I started by visiting all of the local furniture stores. I was extremely disappointed with the limited selection and low quality of the pieces. Every store seemed to offer the same thing. I then tried antique stores, but I didn’t like the idea of buying used furniture. Plus, the older furniture just isn’t all that comfortable or functional. After that, I began searching online. I typed in all sorts of different keywords, including quality furniture, unique furniture, hardwood furnishings and custom furniture. I discovered an amazing array of choices and some truly gorgeous, handcrafted furnishings. Most of the custom furniture shops and master craftsman provide a photo gallery on their websites. I spent hours looking at coffee tables, couches, chairs, dining room tables, ottomans, draperies and more. I planned to order the majority of the home’s furniture from a single craftsman in order to maintain continuity. I was fortunate to find a custom furniture builder located less than two hours away. Although we did the majority of the consultations online and over the phone, it was nice to finalize details in person. Plus, it made transporting the furniture much easier. Although the investment was much higher, the custom furniture is just perfect and the quality is outstanding.