Plain and Simple started in 2004 with a vision of doing three things

providing good work and steady income for members of Reba Place Fellowship, supporting the Amish, a community of people with whom we feel a strong affinity, and bringing a beautiful, high quality product to Chicago area families who are looking for something special for their homes.

Made to Order

Most of what we sell is made to order specifically for our customers. Because we work with so many builders, each of whom has an extensive catalog, there are actually more items available than what we have here on the website.

Personal Service

We are a small store with a big heart! Our sales staff– Nina, James, and Monica – listen carefully to find out what you are looking for. Then we show you in-store items, help you navigate our extensive catalog and talk about custom options to help you find just the right piece for your home.

Quality Assurance

Nearly 13 years ago when we got started we went with a close friend and expert woodworker to visit many of the Amish woodshops in Indiana. We were looking for attention to detail, solid technique, and striking design. We have continued to insist on these traits in our builders and are confident that you will appreciate the results. Once your special order is complete, we go to pick it up from the producers ourselves. This gives us an opportunity to notice and fix mistakes when they occur; reducing the amount of time you have to wait for your furniture.

Area Producers Known To Us Personally

Almost all of the furniture available through Plain and Simple comes from Amish families in Elkhart and LaGrange Counties in north central Indiana. We have visited most of them in their workshops and talk with them frequently at trade events and by phone or voicemail. By shopping at Plain and Simple you are participating in a strong local network of people who stand by quality, treat one another fairly, and want the best for you.

From design up until final delivery

Custom Design

Because each piece of furniture is made locally by hand, it is usually not a problem for us to modify a design to fit your needs. 

Local Delivery

We do all of our own deliveries within about a 25 mile radius. Standard delivery includes assembly and final placement.


If you have an idea involving fabric, we will be glad to work out the details with you. 

Take-Home Samples

Stain and fabric samples that may be useful for you in selecting the finishes of your order


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Quality Assurance

We are looking for attention to detail, solid technique, and striking design

Bringing beautiful, high quality furniture to Chicago area families

Joan Schwimmer

Quality furniture, wide selection for customizing, and great customer service.

Joan Schwimmer

Art Jimenez

Best investment you can make with them.

Art Jimenez

Julie Kayaian

Easy ordering process, great communication and friendly delivery.

Julie Kayaian

See Inside Our Showroom

We are located in Evanston, IL

Visit Our Store

713 Main St. Evanston, IL 60202

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm

Available other hours by appointment.