Design snapshot: More Shaker smarts

dssshakerstove.jpgRecognize that hearth? I’d be remiss if I didn’t feature this authentic Shaker stove. Like most Shaker designs, it’s both an efficient and enlightened creation. To me, it has the proportions and charm of a favorite pet. When designing for today’s homeowner who favors a stream-lined look, I often recommend a Rais stove (manufactured in Europe). It’s a contemporary alternative for those with a taste for the minimal but who aren’t fortunate enough to have a Shaker original. Once again the Shaker aesthetic proves timeless.

by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast