I’m loving the resurgence of the clean and straight-lined elegant Shaker style furniture in nursery design. Ducduc was one of the first brands to reinvigorate the look with their Savannah dresser. It’s not completely straight and modern, but it has just the right amount of detail. No wonder it was one of their most popular styles priced at $2050.
They have now introduced a design specifically for The Land of Nod. The Verona style is available for $1499—a slightly lower price point with the same great quality but your customizable color selection is limited to four colors.
Newport Cottages has a similar version called the Devon dresser; it’s available in a larger selection of colors and is completely customizable. Priced at $945, it may fit into more nursery budgets, and you can change the pulls to ring pulls like above.
On the highest end of the price spectrum, Art for Kids has a new dresser style called the Gramercy Chest. With all the added campaign hardware as shown in the photo below, it definitely takes on more of a nautical look, but the dresser shape and leg design is very similar to the styles above. Art for Kids does have the largest finish offerings available, and if you are looking for something truly customizable (but beware very pricey), this is a great choice for you.
The description of being simple, having innovative joinery and being functional doesn’t really give us a picture of what shaker furniture look like. I wonder what shaker chairs and tables look like.
Well, according to my dear friend Wikipedia “Shaker furniture is a distinctive style of furniture developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing (aka Shakers), a religious sect founded by Jane and James Wardley. They came to America from Manchester, England in 1774 led by Mother Ann Lee. Shaker furniture is widely admired for its simplicity, innovative joinery, quality, and functionality. Shaker designs were inspired by the ascetic religious beliefs of the Society. Shakers made furniture for their own use, as well as for sale to the general public.
What does shaker style mean?