American Made Monday

Fall is coming and the acorns are dropping from the California oak trees.
From tiny acorns come...great furniture design.

For this week's American Made Monday, I'm writing about this beautiful bedroom chest by Guy Chaddock, based in Morganton, North Carolina. The dresser is shown with acorn drawer pulls and brass leaf hardware. Something about this piece makes me a bit nostalgic for my parent's matching bedroom set -- with a little bit of an Asian flair added in (notice the base and legs). The acorn pulls add some whimsy and showcase the overall craftsmanship. The clean lines lend this chest to different interiors: Danish, Asian, Traditional or even Modern. Can you think of another interior where you might use it?

I can't quite explain why this chest calls out to me, other than the fact that it reminds me of my mom and her 1960's country style. It makes me feel good just to look at the photo. Which is why I write about objects in the first place. Certain objects when grouped together with just the right light, ceiling height, complimentary colors and textures create a feeling -- or even a persona -- we want to convey. You might contest: can a collection of objects actually do that? My answer is yes, I think they can.

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There you have it, another American Made Monday.


it just look very home like, right? something that has a place in a decoration for the family.

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