Originally Posted by mesa
I don't know a whole heck of a lot about mission or arts and crafts, but I always thought they were usually darker woods. This furniture is solid hickory, and it's really beautifully constructed. It's not cheap either, so I'm trying to talk myself out of it.
Part of the reason I like it so much is that it seems to be kind of blank canvas furniture, you know? Like, 5-10 years from now, I could totally change the look of the room and the furniture would still work. I think I could change my room with just linens and paint with this furniture...not trendy, just classic. And for the price they're charging, it would have to last forever
Anyway, I'll stop thread jacking now
Thank you for all the help!
you're right, they rarely did anything with wood as light as what you posted.......using mostly oak. and regardless of what style or period the style comes from, if you really love it, then that's all that matters.
there is an eclectic mix of styles going on in that set. everything from the almost "sleigh" like shaped headboard to the curved shape of the mirror. the only elements that even hints
at the arts & crafts period are the "window pane" trim and the iron hardware.
but given it's very jumbled nature, you would most definitely be able to morph it into whatever style you'd like if your tastes change down the road. something you'd have a hard time doing with true mission style furniture as it really doesn't lend itself well to other styles.
oh and don't fret about investing in good furniture! i know it seems expensive up front, but it will last for years and years.