Furniture Styles

Contemporary Craftsman Coffee Table

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future“

When you're buying solid wood furniture that's going to last for the rest of your life and then some, one of the biggest considerations is the design of the pieces. Popular design philosophies come and go- what's popular one decade might not be the next. But there are certain design philosophies that have stood the test of time. Designs that never go out of style, and that can be displayed proudly for generations.

Some of our most popular styles of furniture design are listed below, ranging from traditional styles like shaker and mission, to modern styles like art deco and mid century, as well as contemporary designs that push the boundaries of the past and help to mold the future.


Shaker Furniture

Shaker style furniture is characterized by clean lines, tapered legs, and minimalist designs. It’s known for being practical and simple down to the very last detail. Originally designed in the late 1700’s by followers of the religious group the Shaking Quakers, shaker furniture has become a staple in interior design known for being timeless and elegant.

“Simplicity carried to an extreme becomes elegance.”

Vermont Shaker Moon Bed

Vermont Shaker Moon Bed

Classic Shaker Dining Table

Classic Shaker Dining Table

Classic Shaker Flare-Leg Huntboard

Classic Shaker Flare-Leg Huntboard

American Shaker Panel Bed

American Shaker Panel Bed


American Mission Furniture

Mission style furniture is characterized by rectangular shapes, 90 degree angles, and straight vertical and horizontal lines. First conceived in the Arts & Crafts period at the turn of the 19th century, mission and craftsman style furniture has maintained popularity in traditional and arts & crafts design circles ever since.

Northup Craftsman Dresser

Northup Craftsman Dresser

American Mission Reclaimed Wood Sideboard

American Mission Reclaimed Wood Sideboard

Classic Flat Panel Mission Bed

Classic Flat Panel Mission Bed

American Mission Coffee Table

American Mission Coffee Table

Art Deco

Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its muted colors, shiny metal accents, eccentric shapes, and polished finishes. This style originated in France in the 1920’s and then spread to the US and Europe in the early 1930’s. Art Deco style can still be found integrated into contemporary furniture and design today, often as an accent piece or to create a focal point.

Contemporary Cable 10 Drawer Dresser

Contemporary Cable 10 Drawer Dresser #2

Keaton Upholstered Bed by Copeland Furniture

Keaton Upholstered Bed

Contour One Drawer Enclosed Shelf Nightstand

Contour One Drawer Enclosed Shelf Nightstand

Contour Bed by Copeland Furniture

Contour Bed

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Mid Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Mid-Century Modern furniture is characterized by its clean lines, gentle curves, and organic shapes. This style originated mid-20th century—hence its name— but thanks to its elegant simplicity and timeless aesthetic, Mid-Century Modern furniture is still highly popular in contemporary interior design.

Astrid Cherry Platform Bed in Cherry

Astrid Platform Bed

Audrey 4-Door Buffet in Walnut

Audrey 4-Door Buffet

Larssen 3-Drawer Nightstand in Cherry

Larssen 3-Drawer Nightstand

Exeter Glass Top Table in Walnut

Exeter Glass Top Table


Contemporary Furniture

The term "contemporary" refers to the designs of the here and now. The designs that push the boundaries of what we think is possible, that challenge the status quo, and that define the future of design.

Essentials Kidney Shaped Desk by Copeland Furniture

Essentials Kidney Shaped Desk

Modern Industrial Dining Table

Modern Industrial Dining Table

Contemporary Craftsman Bed

Contemporary Craftsman Bed

Cherry Moon Small Media Console

Cherry Moon Small Media Console


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