If you live in the Phoenix Arizona area and are looking for someplace unique to buy western-style furniture you may want to visit a unique retail establishment located in Cave Creek called Valerie's Furniture and Accents. Around since 1989, this store has some of the most interesting western furniture around.
In tracing the roots of today’s western-style furniture, we can go back to the arrival of the Spanish in New Mexico in the 1600’s. Most of the furniture from that period was dark and heavy, frequently carved with rectangular patterns. Along came Mexican Indians, who added even more ornate religion-inspired carvings, hammered tin, and splashes of colorful paints. Western-style home decorating first became well known in the thirties and forties, during the growing popularity of vacation dude ranches in the American West and family travels on Route 66. Tourists wanted to experience the romantic appeal of the cowboy life, and the whimsical furnishings, tableware and linens in these establishments featured a rollicking, colorful image of the west.
If this western look is something you want for your own home check out this store.