Which Hardwood for Your Bedroom Furniture?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2017 at 10:11 pm

So Many Choices!

Walnut, cherry, maple, oak, birch, ash, poplar, rubberwood, mango wood, mahogany, eucalyptus, Brazilian cherry, teak. These are just a few of the woods you’ll find when shopping for hardwood bedroom furniture. So how to choose and what difference does it make?

We’ve decided less is more.

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Boston Magazine: A Wellesley Home Showcases Her Favorite Things

Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 04:37 pm

When interior designer Nikki Dalrymple and her husband moved from Charlestown to this Wellesley home three years ago, she gained not only the space to explore her aesthetic, but also carte blanche to let her imagination roam free. That said, it had taken a while for the couple to find a house—she wanted a place she could gut-rehab, but he wanted something turnkey. This 1906 house was a great compromise, she says. Its layout worked for how their family lived; it simply needed a “cosmetic facelift.”

Dalrymple was so clear in her design approach that just a week after she and her husband closed the deal, they began renovations—redoing the electrical work, painting and wallpapering, and re-staining the floors from “a horrible yellow-orange tone” to a deep, rich walnut color. They also removed many of the home’s built-in cabinets and bookshelves to create a feeling of openness. “I wanted each room to feel like anyone could walk into it at any time and relax, and feel like they were in their own home,” Dalrymple says.

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Monarchs & the Milkweed Symposium

Last updated on May 23rd, 2018 at 02:27 pm

Jose Luis Alvarez and conservation of monarch habitat in Mexico
We brought Jose Luis Alvarez to the Milkweed Symposium in Canada so he could teach attendees about the need to reforest monarch habitat in Mexico.

The 1st International Symposium on Milkweed

Last Friday I traveled to Becancour, Quebec with our friend Jose Luis Alvarez for the 1st International Symposium on American Silk (aka milkweed).  The symposium was put together by Francois Simard.  He’s a textiles engineer who’s developing technologies to use milkweed fibers as a down substitute in winter jackets.  Francois is trying to persuade farmers to plant milkweed as a commercial crop in the USA and Canada.

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Saving Monarch Butterflies

Last updated on August 15th, 2018 at 04:30 pm

We attended the 1st Annual Symposium on Milkweed in Becancour, Quebec to help provide summer habitat & save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction.  We brought our friend Jose Luis Alvarez to the Symposium so he could teach attendees about the need to reforest monarch habitat in Mexico.

 

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Vernon Giving Tree 2016

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 10:54 am

It’s that time of year again! The Vermont Woods Studios team went full-throttle this year, choosing seven children and elders in the community to help bring holiday cheer. Again this year, the team both donated and purchased new items, wrapped them and delivered them to the Vernon Town Hall, one chilly December morning.

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Why Buy Sustainable Furniture?

Last updated on July 24th, 2018 at 04:09 pm

What are the most important things you’re looking for when you buy new furniture?  I’m going to guess: style, quality and price.  But if you’ve landed on this green blog, you must be looking for sustainability too.  So today we’ll share our…

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Sustainable Furniture

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Southeastern Vermont’s Favorite Architect & Interior Designer

Last updated on March 31st, 2017 at 01:43 pm

Vermont Interior Designer | Priscilla Cotton
Southern Vermont interior designer, Priscilla Cotton of Cotton Design in Newfane.

Southeastern Vermont Interior Designers

We often have customers visiting our Vermont furniture store when they’re in the early stages of planning a second home in the Green Mountain State. Many are looking for a Vermont interior designer, architect or builder so I try to keep up with Vermont’s home design world. I stop by and visit local firms when I have a chance.

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Bread Baking For Brattleboro Drop-In Center

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 10:57 am

This year we participated in King Arthur Flour’s Bake For Good. Every year, King Arthur sponsors a month long campaign that’s goal is to raise awareness of hunger. We pledged to bake bread for our local foodshelf, the Brattleboro Drop-In Center. By the end of the day we had five loaves to donate to the shelter and hope that next year we can do even more!

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2016 Monarch Butterfly Tour: A Trip Report

Last updated on June 20th, 2019 at 11:41 am

International Save the Monarchs Team
Our international team of collaborators, working to conserve monarch habitat in Mexico, the USA & Canada. From left: Peggy Farabaugh of Vermont Woods Studios, John Hayden of The Farm Between, Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Specialist, Jose Luis Alvarez of Forests for Monarchs, Francois Simard of Industries Encore 3 & Roger Rainville of BorderView Farm.

Monarch Habitat Restoration in the USA, Mexico & Canada

Last week Mexican monarch butterfly conservationist, Jose Luis Alvarez & Canadian entrepreneur, Francois Simard joined Megan & me for our Save the Monarch Butterfly tour of New England. We stopped at 8 venues from Boston to Philadelphia, and then wrapped it up with a visit to monarch researcher, Dr Lincoln Brower in Virginia.

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Champlain Valley News: Save the Monarchs Heads to ECHO

Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 04:58 pm

Colchester, VT-The Save the Monarchs tour is headed to ECHO today. It’s part of the initiative to save the monarch butterfly. Jose Luis Alvarez, the founder of Forests For Monarchs and Peggy Farabaugh, the owner of Vermont Woods Studios joined us on Local 44 Morning Brew to tell us more.

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