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In the Dwelling House: 16 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers

A while back, on a cold wintery morning, I drove from southern Maine through increasingly rural back roads to Canterbury, New Hampshire, then up the crest of a hill where the Canterbury Shaker Village sits, surrounded by fields and paths. Here at Remodelista, we’ve taken inspiration from the Shakers for a long time: We’ve seen Shaker-inspired cabinetry emerge from companies such as Plain English and deVol; extolled the benefits of Shaker peg rails in our book, The Organized Home; and named Shaker style as a the trend to watch. But walking around the quiet, 200-year-old village, I was still taken by…

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