The Shakers are masters of order, simplicity, and practicality. I've had a pretty stressful last month dealing with a break-up and getting ready to move, so looking at their interiors has a calming, decompressing effect on me. ahhh. I think one can definitely learn and borrow from the shakers, and you don't need to stick with rustic furniture and accessories--you can apply their decorating philosophy to what you already have. What are your thoughts?
(first three images from marthastewart.com)
image from ukhomeideas.com
image from www.simpsondoor.com
The small Brooklyn firm called Uhuru blend modern style with the Shaker philosophy.
Images from www.core77.com
Image from lifeiscarbon.com
Sara Szyber from Stockholm, designed these modern Scandinavian shaker-style tables
I've been coveting these awesome shaker salt n' pepper shakers, and now they're on sale!
This table to me is a classic. One day when I have more room I will buy a kit and make one. It has the rare capacity to look great no matter what style you love! It can be traditional...it can be modern. Also from www.shakerworkshops.com