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About Us

We are a family owned business located in the quaint town of Independence, Iowa. Little Red Schoolhouse is a rustic landmark on the pastoral countryside. More than just a place to shop for timeless furniture, accessories and other design temptations, Little Red Schoolhouse's combination of impeccable service, finely curated line of products and comfortable atmosphere make for a design oasis.


Fill your home with the evocative colors and textures of rustic Americana. Homespun fabrics, warm colors, and timeless hand-craftsmanship blend into furniture and décor designed for a simpler lifestyle. Here we specialize in furnishings that blossom with character and warmth, where charm takes a step above polish. What will you find that stirs you?


Every turn of the calendar page invites fresh changes to our store. The air fills with the warm scents of fragrant candles and rich coffees, and every room takes on the hues of the seasons. Whether it brings the bright floral and leafy greens of Spring, the rich twilight of Autumn, or the coziness of Winter, you’ll find irresistible treasures to garnish every living space.


If you’re looking for furniture and décor reminiscent of classic styles – but with contemporary elegance – that’s what we call Transitional. Furnishings crafted with a timeless simplicity enjoyed for generations, but designed for a modern sensibility. Join us on a journey from the heartland’s heritage to today’s freshest interior design.


Relax. We can help. Lose yourself in a world of art and furniture made only for comfort and simplicity. Embellish the experience with the warm glow of candles and the aroma of custom blended coffees. The only thing you’ll need to bring is yourself; we’ll provide the sense of calm.

{If you are more of the modern design type shopper/decorator, Distinctions is our 'sister store' that is attached, and right next door!}