Where can I buy really good quality furniture for our cottages?

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  1. Paula

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    I'm looking for furniture to update our cottages a bit. Where are the best furniture places to shop in the 30A, Destin, Panama City area? I like high-quality, real wood furniture that will last a long time and hold up to rentals. Frankly, the furniture I have in them now would last another 20 years but it's just time to update the cottages a bit. The renters have been great and the cottages have seen only normal wear and tear - no more wear and tear than we have in our home. Need a dining room table and chairs, console or bureau to put the TV in the living room on, two living room very comfortable side chairs (wood, bamboo or wicker - not upholstered though cushions are fine), bedroom bureaus and bedside tables. Recommendations? Thanks.
     
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    Please contact us at Ethan Allen in Destin. We are know for our quality furniture that will last a very long time. Also, 70% of furniture is made right here in our North American plants. We offer free house calls to help the process. We can be reached at 850.837.8000 or info@destin.ethanallen.com. We are located at 36062 Emerald Coast Parkway (1/4 mile east of the Destin Commons.) Thank You!!
     
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    I went to Beau interiors today and thought it was great. I'll try Ethan Allen in Destin on Monday. I don't want furniture that will only last 10 years. I want timeless furniture that won't go out of style and holds up to the natural rhythms of everyday beach life. The kind of furniture that is cushy and feels like home and can't get a bit worn and look better for it. Real wood and materials. It's getting harder and harder to find this kind of furniture today. The kind of furniture on which nicks and scratches are signs of good times spend with family and friends.
     
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    Haus of Abood in the Alexander Building on 30-A in Seacrest Beach.
     
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    Stock & Trade in Mirimar Beach has some nice pieces, and they are very helpful. Open on Sunday's if I remember correctly...
     
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    We updated our rental house a few years ago and had the dining table, bench, and sofa table custom made by Will at Kathleen's cottage. Very reasonable prices and they have held up great. They are distressed wood so nicks don't show and finished so that placemats aren't required. No water rings are left in the finish. We love them and so do all our guests. Will can make any type of table and will make it to your dimensions. Our couch came from Haus of Abood. Got some unique wall art from Retail Therapy. But most of the artwork, which made a huge difference in the house, came from Overstock.com and Ballard.com. Got a few smaller furniture pieces (dining chairs, bar stools) from overstock too. So far they are holding up fine, but you have to be selective in your choices. Would have loved to have artwork from local artists but we were on a budget.
     
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    Love Beau Interiors and everything in that place. Try Furniture South on Hwy 98 in SoWal. Also, Risas Interiors in Miramar Beach. I love looking at Resort Resale on 98 - good quality consignment.
     
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    Hi Paula, Pizitz & Cottage has many high quality items you can choose from to update your cottage. Starting February 6th, Pizitz will be offering 30% off all LEE Industries Special Orders if you are also needing any upholstery items. Pizitz is located in Seaside right next to Modica Market. Please stop by and see us next time you're in town.
     
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    If you're okay with buying online, I really like Room & Board. Good quality, timeless comfortable design, almost entirely American-made except for some lamps and rugs, and ships flat rate nationwide for a very reasonable rate.

    They're based out of Minnesota.
     
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    Paula, you may want to look at some Amish websites too - I don't know any local vendors/shops, but my parents have a mom and pop solid wood furniture store in the Midwest so I'm familiar with the difficultly finding well-made heirloom pieces here locally. The Amish make solid wood pieces that last - for better or worse I'm still eating on the same table I grew up on as a kid from one of their suppliers! I don't know any of their suppliers who sell online, but when we were researching web designers recently I did notice this website, which has a lot of made in America/solid wood (no particle board) pieces - Vermont Woods Studios | Solid Wood Furniture | American Made (I don't know them personally but just liked the site).
     
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    Stopped in Risas Interiors in Miramar Beach recently. Very nice and not bad prices.
     
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    @beachblessed ? ? Just curious. Why the thumbs down? Did you have a bad experience there?
     
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