River Town Magazine

When Julian and Natalie Dion moved into their new home in Tappan seven years ago, it was right before Christmas and there wasn’t much left in the way of money to pay for new furniture. Julian, a master carpenter with experience in construction, set out to remedy that by building a dining room table, and soon added a bench here, a table there.

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Top Trends of 2023

Step into the fascinating world of home design, where creativity and craftsmanship converge to shape personal sanctuaries. At The Carpentry Shop Co., we have the privilege of witnessing firsthand the remarkable choices people make when it comes to their living spaces. Every year, we bear witness to the birth of new trends, and 2023 is proving to be no exception. Join us as we delve into the captivating realm of interior design and unveil some of this year's most enticing trends.

Natural Tones with a Pop of Color

Neutral palettes have long been favored for their timeless elegance, but in 2023, they are receiving a vibrant twist. Homeowners are exploring the realm of subtle vibrancy by incorporating pops of color into their neutral color schemes. From vibrant accent walls to bold decorative accessories, this trend injects a playful energy into the overall design while maintaining the soothing balance of neutrals. The
result is a captivating blend of serenity and liveliness that transcends trends and stands the test of time.

Embracing the Heart of the Home

As a passionate furniture maker, I might be a tad biased when I
say that everyone should invest in a beautiful dining table for the
holidays. However, beyond the craftsmanship and aesthetics, it's the profound meaning behind this piece of furniture that truly matters.

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How Home and Family Inspired This Designer to Create Artful, Heirloom-Quality Furnishings

After Natalie and Julian Dion bought their first home, they needed to furnish it—but the couple spent all their savings on a down payment. So what would they do in a few weeks when they were hosting family for Christmas? Julian was a carpenter and designer. Natalie had a knack for home décor design, so they combined their resources to create their dream dining room table using remnants from Julian’s past projects.

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