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The Furniture Geek — S1:E1

The Farmhouse Table Fables

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There’s no bigger trend in interior design right now than the farmhouse look -- but this of-the-moment style is pulled straight from the American history books. In the first episode of The Furniture Geek, Jason Oliver Nixon is taking country-chic back to its roots, and unearthing the hardworking origins of the farmhouse table. But that’s not all: he’s packed in his designer advice for taking the look into present day, offering tips for spotting a quality piece, choosing the perfect chairs to go with it, and sharing a few of his favorite farmhouse tables on the market now.

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Products In This Episode

Spindle-Back Side Chair

Magnolia Home

Comfortable Windsor comb-back chairs, family favorites for generations, inspired the Farmhouse Dining Spindle-Back Side Chair. The distressed finish over the pine frame adds to that worn-in heirloom feel and character.

Tradition elegantly refined in the Cornwall Ladderback Dining Chair, an English farmhouse chair with a wide, sturdy seat and a helpful handle. Reclaimed pine is finished in stucco white with a sundried ash top for subtle contrast.

Tradition elegantly refined in the Cornwall Extension Dining Table. This English farmhouse-style leg table features gorgeous turning below stark, rustic simplicity. Reclaimed pine is finished in stucco white with a sundried ash top. Extends from 55" to 71".

Country style walnut ladder back side chair with shaped graduated slats to the back above a rushed seat and substantial front legs terminating in pad feet.

Rectangular solid country walnut topped large dining table with a rustic finish revealing exposed saw marks. Mortice and tenon joints to stretcher and uprights.

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About the Series

As one-half of heralded design duo Madcap Cottage, Jason Oliver Nixon has built his ottoman empire as the prince of prints. But his knowledge of design goes beyond pattern: he’s a walking, breathing encyclopedia of style! In “The Furniture Geek,” Jason’s sharing his vast wealth of knowledge, from the little-known origins of popular silhouettes, to clues about color and cues on quality. Watch--and learn--as our resident geek of chic conducts his study on style. More

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