In an ever-changing world with ever-changing styles, how do you create a space in your home that reflects your personality, your likes and interests, and captures the essence of who you are? It’s not an easy thing for most of us to do, but furniture trends and buying trends are leaning toward one thing: buyers prefer products that have a story behind them.

Many people today are gravitating toward the unique, one-of-a-kind specialty items that no one else has. Custom design and design your own are often searched in the world of online shopping. It seems we no longer crave the off-the-shelf, in-the-box options. We are looking for handcrafted authenticity.

Handcrafted authenticity is a growing trend in furniture in 2019. Designer Andria Mitsakos states in this Elle Decor article that, “A return to handcrafted authenticity, especially when it comes to furniture and decorative arts versus buying mass produced pieces will be much more popular in 2019.” In the same article, Joy Cho, founder and creative director of Oh Joy! states, “A trend I see in furniture is a move towards handmade, custom pieces. People want to know the stories of where their pieces came from. They want to know who made it and what process was involved.”

In addition, Architectural Digest reports that, “In what might come as little surprise to those designers who have watched their clients (and, likely, themselves) grow weary of the array of easily accessible offerings presented by e-commerce over the past few years and instead yearn for more unique finds, a desire for custom and one-of-a-kind items topped the survey results. Nearly half of designers polled (49 percent) plan to source artisan-made, one-of-a-kind pieces in 2019, up from 42 percent last year. Meanwhile, 58 percent say they customize the pieces they source for clients, up from 44 percent last year.” (You can read the full report here.)

Not surprisingly, in an interview with Carla Aston of Carla Aston design, HGTV found that “Darker woods are getting more attention and being used in ways that are clean and simple, yet refined.”

For almost 50 years, George’s Furniture has been bringing to life our client’s furniture dreams using solid wood with time-tested assembly methods. This ensures our clients get their perfect piece. Each piece of George’s custom-made furniture is handcrafted right in our workshop then signed by its maker. There is no factory assembly line – just skilled craftsmen who lovingly follow each piece from the selection of the lumber to the final detail.

See for yourself the handcrafted authenticity of George’s Furniture. We offers tours of our woodshop and showrooms Monday through Friday. Come visit, hear our story, meet our craftsmen, and design a custom piece of solid wood furniture just for you.

 

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