Decorating With Color: Yellow

August 16th, 2018

We’re back with another Decorating with Color blog post, and this time around we’re talking about using yellow in your home. This color is great for farmhouses, rustic cottages, country kitchens, family living spaces, and makes a great accent color. With so many hues ranging from almost-white to dark and golden, the spectrum of yellow allows for a number of decorating possibilities. Here are a few examples.

Painting doors, window frames, even staircase spindles offers a rustic pop of color
that is cohesive but not intrusive. If you like this look but don’t think it would work
for your entire house, apply it to one room, like an entryway, mudroom or shed.

Photo by DeGraw & DeHaan ArchitectsSearch entryway pictures
This living room is grand in more ways than one, but the yellow walls enhance its sunny character.
Plus, you know we couldn’t resist sharing those matching yellow check chairs and ottomans!
Photo by ML Designs, Inc.Browse living room ideas
Golden or mustard yellow is a classic color for a country kitchen, and it displays
beautifully in the one below. If you don’t want to take the committed plunge with
all yellow cabinets,  incorporate a yellow rug, table, hutch or other furnishing. With a
more rustic tone, the yellow offers a more natural and cozy look that ages beautifully.
Photo by Fein Construction LLCSearch kitchen design ideas

Jelly Cupboard & Hutch Set | Rustic Country Collection | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

We will always enjoy picking out fun and/or elegant wallpaper, especially when
suggesting you try a new color in your home. The pattern on the below wallpaper
chops up the solid yellow and tones it down, creating a less intense look that still
has plenty of charm. A small bathroom is a great place to experiment with this, because
added wall hangings like mirrors or storage solutions also help break up a bold color.
Photo by Bezooyen Contracting IncBrowse bathroom ideas
Have you used yellow in your home? your ideas or advice for incorporating this color below.

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Weekly Spotlight: Organized for Back to School

August 15th, 2018

Red Metal Perpetual Calendar Clock | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

We are now halfway through August and our Fall 2018 catalog, which means the end of summer is approaching. Since this is the time of year many students head back to school, today we are spotlighting five items to keep your home organized for studious family members – whether that pertains to homework, events or quick and easy dinners.

Home Magnet Board & Magnets | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Smith Server Tables Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This laser-cut magnet board is simple in its design but extremely functional for holding appointment reminders, grocery lists and other notes – did we mention those nine magnets are included? And don’t forget about keeping track of the time and date: a perpetual calendar + clock combo is the perfect way to do so. The rustic red finish on the one above turns it into metal wall art that is quite practical.

Adjustable Cage Table Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
Server tables are reminiscent of TV Trays back when TV dinners became popular, but they are so much more than a place to set down dinner if you happen to be watching a movie or television show with the family. They offer a surface on which to set a laptop or notes for studying, especially if you have limited space for a desk in your home or if there is limited tabletop space. Limited tabletop space is also why this adjustable table lamp is a great task lighting option: because of its sleek design it won’t crowd or dominate a work space as it shines light.

Scrolled Rubber Boot Tray | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Finally, you know we love a beautiful doormat, but sometimes a boot tray is better at keeping boots and dirty shoes at bay – especially now when bare feet outside become a rarity. This particular one comes in three sizes so you can choose the one that works in your mudroom, entryway or front hall.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Five Peachy Recipes

August 14th, 2018

Mason Jar Beverage Dispenser

August is National Peach Month, so this week we’re taking a look at six peach recipes we’ve featured here on the blog – just click on the titles below.

Peach Iced Tea

Homemade ice tea with a peach syrup infusion – refreshing and delightful all year long.

Peach Sangria

For brunch, after work, or an end-of-the-summer cookout, this peachy beverage will be a big hit.

Peach Bavarian

In June, we featured ten vintage desserts with New England and East Coast inspiration from Taste of Home, and this peach dessert was one of them.

PeachesJust Peachy Blueberry Crisp

Peaches and blueberries come together in this recipe, taken from the Goose Berry Patch Farmers’ Market Favorites cookbook.

Peach Jam

For ice cream, toast, muffins and more, you can make your own peach jam by following this recipe.

What is your favorite thing to make with peaches? Share below in the comments!

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