Magnussen Nova Collection

Magnussen Nova Collection

In 1931, the Magnussen family started a furniture business in Canada, a risky venture during the Great Depression. Through 80 years of growth and success, Magnussen Home’s commitment to quality and design has never wavered. Magnussen designs all their furniture in-house, never copying anyone and always staying on top of the latest trends in the home furnishings industry.

Magnussen’s style is considered transitional, most notably in how they  add thoughtful engineering and subtle contemporary elements to a traditional design. Magnussen Home embraces the idea that timeless classic furniture can include modern features like touch lighting, quality drawer glides, and extra storage.

Using hardwoods like cherry and mahogany, tried-and-true cabinetry techniques, and rich wood finishes are Magnussen traditions. Intricately carved wood and ironwork finish the look of a piece of furniture, and sets the tone of your home.

Magnussen’s designs allow the quality and rich heritage of classic furniture to meet the needs of today’s lifestyles.

See the Nova Bedroom Collection and other fine furniture by Magnussen Home at humbleabode.com.Magnussen Home Logo

Atherton Bedroom Collection by Brownstone Furniture at humbleabode.com

Start with a classy looking mid-century piece of furniture and blend in the clean lines of contemporary design. That is Brownstone’s signature design formula and few manufacturers, if any, do a better job of producing high design furniture that stays in style.

Brownstone Furniture understands that timeless designs should be built to last with the highest quality standards. Each piece of Browstone Furniture is built with the finest grade, environmentally-friendly woods, beautiful hardware, modern construction, and American-made finishing materials.

Striking bedroom and dining room collections by Brownstone Furniture offer sophisticated profiles, dashes of retro cool, and richly grained surfaces in durable, elegant finishes found nowhere else.

Furniture by Brownstone deserves the premium service Humble Abode customers have come to expect. Humble Abode includes white glove delivery and in-home setup at no additional charge for Brownstone orders of $799 or more.

See more outstanding Brownstone Furniture collections at humbleabode.com

Yorkshire Dining Collection by Winners Only Inc.

Yorkshire Dining Collection by Winners Only Inc.

After 25 years of making fine wood furniture that is priced within reason, Winners Only Inc. has developed a reputation for exceptional value.

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Winners Only Inc. manufactures classic furniture designs out of select woods like American red oak and cherry, hardwood solids, and high-grade veneers.

They are known for their gorgeous, rich finishes, which include a multi-step wood finishing process and lacquer protective coats for years of performance.

Humble Abode is pleased to sell furniture by Winners Only, offered with our premium customer service and an array of shipping options, including white glove in-home delivery and set-up, so you can order online with confidence.

See more outstanding Winners Only collections at humbleabode.com

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A lot of people are blogging this week about “What does Mom really want for Mother’s Day?

Most answers tend to fall in three categories:

1. A little peace and quiet away from the kids, no matter what age.

2. Some meaningful time just hanging out with their toddlers, teens, and adult children.

3. A heartfelt message of appreciation from the kids.

Note that not one of these requests requires money to buy stuff, just a little time and thoughtfulness.

Flowers, candy, and breakfast in bed are great, but most moms say a card or letter with words of love and gratitude from their child makes the hard work, sleep deprivation, and never having a moment alone all worthwhile.

Beloved humorist Erma Bombeck had a lot to say about motherhood, too. A couple of our favorites:

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”

“I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: Checkout Time is 18 years.”

“I have never gone to the bathroom in my life that a small voice on the other side of the door hasn’t whined, “Are you saving the bananas for anything?”

Give mom what she really wants this Sunday – your time and affection.

Tuscano 6-Drawer Chest by Kincaid Furniture“Things just aren’t made the way they used to be.”Kincaid Furniture Logo

In an online shopping world of instant gratification and low prices, are you feeling nostalgic for a time when materials and craftsmanship mattered?

At Kincaid Furniture, things are made the way they used to be—and better. An industry leader in solid wood manufacturing for nearly 70 years, Kincaid furniture is destined to become tomorrow’s heirloom.

Humble Abode is proud to sell Kincaid furniture, with our premium customer service and white glove in-home delivery and set-up for worry-free online ordering.

Dovetail Drawer by Kincaid Furniture

Dovetailed Drawer

What are the hallmarks of a fine piece of furniture from Kincaid?

Masterful solid hardwood construction with woods selected for grain clarity and color

Mortise and tenon joints for strength and durability; a woodworking technique and best way to join two pieces of wood together at a 90-degree angle

English dovetail joints to all drawers front and back for a tight fit and exceptional capacity

Wood-on-wood, dovetailed, non-tilting drawer guides under drawers

Hand-rubbed finishes applied in a multi-step process that just gets better with age

Floating, self-centering top construction allows proper contraction and expansion of solid wood components with humidity changes in the home

Solid wood chairs crafted with a glue-and-screw technique across finger-jointed corners, adding strength while minimizing flex across the joint

Authentic design elements inspired by the great traditional design eras; noted for purity of line, fine classic proportions, and sparing but effective use of carving

In short, home furniture of authentic beauty and genuine quality that will last for generations.

All Kincaid furniture features the highest quality materials and utilizes the finest manufacturing techniques befitting true bench-made furniture. Some of the first blanket chests made by Kincaid in 1946 are still in use today!

Come see more outstanding Kincaid Furniture at humbleabode.com

The Sterlyn Upholstered Bed by Broyhill Furniture

The Sterlyn Upholstered Bed by Broyhill Furniture

The popularity of upholstered beds shows no signs of fading in 2013. Our bestsellers are in neutral tones that can be “dressed up” with colors and patterns trending this spring: deep jewel colors, bright contrasting hues, and geometric fabrics.

The Sterlyn Upholstered Bed by Broyhill Furniture embodies the look, with performance fabric in Serengeti, a versatile neutral tone that brightens and expands the space around it. Hand-tailored for smooth corners and straight seams, this bed has clean, classic lines that work with traditional, modern, or eclectic tastes.

It is the perfect backdrop for splashes of au courant bold colors, like Emerald (Pantone’s Color of the Year, #17-5641), bright yellows and golds (Mimosa #14-0848), or reds (Samba #19-1662) and purples (Acai #19-3628).

Express yourself with geometric fabric patterns, too, for lively accents like pillows, bedding, and linens. Stripes, triangles, and rectangles add pizazz while keeping things sophisticated.

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The Innsbruck Upholstered Bed by Emerald Home

The Innsbruck Upholstered Bed by Emerald Home

Stanton Bed by Hillsdale Furniture

The Stanton Bed by Hillsdale Furniture

The buzz about opulent jewel colors trending for 2013 has got us thinking about color palettes to maximize room refreshers for spring.

Some home decorators will find tasteful ways to make Pantone’s Emerald (#17-5641) the predominant color in a room with wall paint, carpet, or a large piece of furniture. But if you’re looking for less dramatic ways to incoporate au currant colors in your room makeovers, there are plenty of less-heralded, yet posh hues to consider.

The urge to brighten things up has hit and you are looking for a color that is a cheerful complement to the space, but not ostentatious. Enter Matte Gold. Soft and luxurious, it is warmer than bolder yellows, golds, and greens, while it still offers contrast to your more subdued decor elements.

Matte Gold is especially appealing as a burnished metal finish that accentuates the lush feel of a room. The Stanton Iron Bed by Hillsdale Furniture is one of our bestselling beds that embodies this look. The antiqued gray-brown finish to this classic metal bed is enhanced by contrasting gold-bronze embellishmentss that highlight the bed frame and its surroundings.

We also love the the Tuxedo Daybed by Fashion Bed Group, with a gilded Gold Frost finish that will illuminate a ho-hum guest room, home office, or den.

Tuxedo Daybed by Fashion Bed Group

The Tuxedo Daybed by Fashion Bed Group

Check out these beauties and more golden home furnishings to inspire at humbleabode.com.

Brookshire Trundle Bed by Wesley Allen

Brookshire Trundle Bed by Wesley Allen

If your springtime juices for home decor projects are flowing, the color Emerald should be on your radar screen. As Pantone “Color of the Year,” it is definitely trending.

Pantone’s #17-5641 is: “Lively. Radiant. Lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Designers and decorators are embracing it in everything from paint to accent pillows.

This green, as well as other saturated jewel colors, work really well contrasted with grey, black, or brown, lifting the spirits of your furnishings, old or new.

Channel spring fever into renewing bedrooms and living spaces with a pop of unexpected color like Emerald. And let us know how you put your own twist on it.

Coventry Dining CollectionThe Coventry Dining Collection by Riverside Furniture is a relaxed yet sophisticated mix of vintage chic and French country designs. Beautifully crafted, heirloom quality furniture for cozy everyday living and entertaining in quiet luxury.

Find more dining and bedroom collections from Riverside Furniture at humbleabode.com

Hayden Place Bedroom Collection by Broyhill Furniture

This month, we are pleased to welcome one of the best names in home furnishings to our growing list of manufacturers. Broyhill Furniture is one of the most recognized furniture brands in the country, and we are excited to introduce three complete bedroom collections to get things off to a great start.

The Farnsworth, Abbott Bay, and Hayden Place bedroom collections feature solid hardwood construction and veneers, English dovetailed drawers, finished drawer interiors, and gorgeous, multi-step hand finishes. Each piece is built to last generations, with timeless designs that will never go out of style.

Whether you’re just starting out or ready to move up to heirloom-quality furnishings, you’ll want to browse the Broyhill catalog at humbleabode.com.

After all, you are not just filling a house with furniture. You are creating a home.

Silk flowers for early springAfter the harsh, snowy weather in much of the U.S. this winter, spring can’t get here too soon. Unless you are lucky enough to live someplace like Northern California (home to Humble Abode headquarters), where there are already signs of an early arrival of springtime warmth and blossoms, you may have to wait a bit longer for fresh flowers from the garden.

Thanks to traditional artistry, contemporary craftsmanship, and modern materials, you can add beautiful blooms to your home now for a touch of spring – and every season – with extraordinary silk flowers and plants.

The Humble Abode Signature Series offers fine handcrafted silk accents to brighten any room in your home. We stay up to date with the latest in home fashion trends and colors to bring your environment to life with lovely, permanent foliage.

Our silk plants and flowers are made to order with a laborious manufacturing process that begins with botanically correct designs from live species. These distinctive designs are scanned, then an experienced sculptor creates an exact bas relief, from which a skilled mold-maker produces a plastic injection mold. Bolts of durable fabric are silkscreened to an exact image of the scan. Meticulous cutting, finishing, and assembly result in remarkably life-like flowers and leaves.

Another method scans individual flower petals, which are then hand cut and/or hand painted using the finest fabrics and dyes to the exact hues as found in nature. With either method, it usually takes up to two hours to produce one uniquely hand-crafted flower stem.

Stems are assembled into realistic arrangements in quality pots to suit every taste and mood. Best of all, they’re extremely durable, requiring no watering or fertilization to be totally maintenance free, thus an easy way to “go green.” They also make great gifts, especially for anyone who is housebound or in the hosptital.

These are not the ghastly artificial plastic flowers and leaves of old, but gorgeous handmade replicas that will brighten your home year round at a fraction of the cost of live plants and cut flowers from florists.

Here’s to a lovely springtime in your neck of the woods!

Birch Wine Gift Box

Think outside the heart this Valentine’s Day with an unexpected gift from www.humbleabode.com.

Tasteful home accent gifts by Roost Home Furnishings will delight your guy or gal (without busting the budget).