KateMadison.com are designers + builders of high-quality French Country Furniture. Our furniture is built using time-tested techniques in a 35 year-old North American workshop. Each piece is handcrafted using only solid wood. We put proper time and care into building each piece of Kate Madison Furniture. The result is superior quality furniture which is intended to last a lifetime. Our extensive selection of furniture coupled with custom options, and knowledgeable customer service, makes it easier than ever to find quality, lasting furniture for your home.
Kate Madison Furniture started in 2003 with an idea that spawned from frustration when the founders went shopping for "real wood" furniture in local furniture stores. What they found was poor-quality, mass-manufacturered, and "disposable" furniture that would last a few years before breaking or going "out-of-style". Where was the lasting furniture? Where was the furniture made of solid-wood, with low-VOC finishes that could be enjoyed for decades, gaining character with time? There had to be something better, at a price on par with the "big box" stores. And, so KateMadison.com was launched.
Inside The Workshop
Inside the 35-year-old North American workshop, expert craftspeople handcraft each farm table, armoire, chair, buffet, bed, and desk using designs inspired by 19th century French country furniture. Then, skilled finishers who've mastered time-tested paint techniques, hand-finish your pieces with milk-paint for a lightly-aged appearance. Each piece of Kate Madison Furniture is built with proper care, because we want you to love your furniture when it arrives—and enjoy it for many years to come.
Meet The Founders
Jamie Meighan O'Brien, Founder
Jamie Meighan O'Brien's passion for design, antiques and home furnishings drew her to build a business that focuses on high-quality, solid wood furnishings.
Jamie brings decades of experience working in content and marketing for companies including; Time Inc., WHERE Magazine, AltaVista and Sapient. Through her experience, she designed, launched products, and helped develop brands. Jamie plans on picking up a few pieces of Kate Madison furniture each year, because a house is never "finished".
Jeffrey O'Brien offers a unique balance between design, technology, and operations — he can gab and agree with both analytical and creative minds.
Jeffrey brings decades of knowledge of the web from AltaVista, Cahners and the Associated Press—and balances it with a love of design from his collegiate illustration roots. Along the way, Jeffrey has won numerous design awards from HOW Magazine, and BestDesigns.com for his digital work. He currently oversees Design, Technology, UX, and Digital Strategy for the site. Jeffrey finds Kate Madison furniture clean-lined, and classic — without a catch.
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