Posts Tagged furniture


The colour indigo brings such inspiration; used for centuries throughout Japanese, Chinese and Indian cultures, it signifies strength, integrity, and introspection. It is as bold and fresh today as it was centuries ago, and lately I have been using it in my home every chance I can.

We are feeding off of these indigo vibes as we start a new beginning at henhouse! The past month has been a flurry of activity- closing up our retail shop, saying “goodbye” (for now!) to all of our wonderful customers, and taking on two new kitchen reno projects! Phewph! It was a whirlwind, but we are excited for what is next, and we are abounding with ideas and inspiration.

So, what are we dreaming and scheming now?! (more…)

Amherst Dream Kitchen

Happy Sunday! And extra happy because it’s also father’s day!

We have something special to share with you today…

Recently, we had the pleasure of revisiting a kitchen we created a couple of years ago in Amherst. It’s always such a treat for us to return and take a look at how the homeowners have settled into their new kitchen and made it their own. We love to see the personal touches they add after we have finished our work!

The homeowners have such a great style and they did an amazing job making their kitchen feel like home. One unique feature is their beautiful collection of coloured vintage glass. During the design phase, the couple told us they had been collecting these pieces, and wanted to work them into their new kitchen. We think the lit upper cabinets are a perfect way to show off  their collection.

The kitchen is fully equipped with spectacular luxury details, some of which include the spice drawer insert, a pop up Kitchenaid mixer, towel bars by the sink, and special storage for heavy pots under the stovetop.

Here are some more detail shots. Look at that stove and pot filler! Stunning! The island is a great spot to prepare food, and the bar seating on the other side allows for guests and family to gather and chat. A telephone desk outfitted with a chalkboard keeps this kitchen fun and organized!

The full henhouse treatment! These furnishings (including the chairs) are built by henhouse. The pine buffet and hutch looks great filled with the family’s service wares. We love the rustic painted legs on this harvest table; it fits right in.

An extra storage space lies beyond the unique door seen in the bottom right photo. Made from a re-finished vintage door, we painted and antiqued it, then had new caramel coloured glass installed.

Thanks so much to these customers for inviting us back. The kitchen is looking wonderful!




Rethinking Old Soft Furnishings

Hi everyone, happy Thursday! It’s kinda gloomy out there today, so we thought we’d show off some of our cheerful and fun re-upholstered pieces.

All of the soft furnishings that we have in the shop are vintage pieces that have been completely re-done. We love the style and quality craftsmanship that can be found in older soft furnishings.

Vintage footstools re-done in bright geometric Kravet fabrics.

Treasure hunting is one of our most favourite things to do, and we seek out old soft furnishings with good bones that can be given a second life! With some creativity, and a lot of skill from our upholsterer, we create these beautiful and unique pieces. The pieces have all new innards and are covered with new fabric. This ensures that they will look and feel like new while maintaining their original character and sturdy structure.

Small vintage sofa in a beautiful Kravet ikat, we’re smitten!

Rustic chic- we love this bench with its new burlap-covered seat.


Come by and have a seat in some of our soft furnishings, we’d love to see you soon!!

Hi! It’s September already, can you believe it?! I sure can’t.

Today we’re sharing some photos sent in by one of our customers. We don’t always get to see things in situ, so it’s really exciting for us to receive photos! There’s a really big difference between seeing a piece in the store or in the workshop and seeing it in someone’s home.

This customer needed a dining table, chairs, and stools for her beautiful summer home on the Northumberland Strait.

Above is an 11ft (!) Harvest Table from our Oxford Collection. This piece was built with a cherry tabletop and a birch base that has been hand-painted and antiqued. The clean and simple lines make reference to Shaker style furniture. The ladder back chairs, from our supplier in Toronto, are a perfect match and are available through henhouse.

These stools were ordered though henhouse and work really well as seating at the island. They carry elements of Shaker style and help to tie the eating area to the kitchen workspace.

Here are some elegant swivel stools from the same supplier. They look great and they’re really comfy too!

Thank you S for sending in these photos 🙂

If you have furniture or decor items from henhouse take a photo and share it on our facebook page! We’d love to see how you made our products a part of your home!

Enjoy the rest of the week!