Archive for the ‘Americana’ Category

Thursday’s Theme: Patriotic Summer Decor Prep

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Today we’ve linked up five of our blog posts that feature patriotic decor – for holidays and everyday. We hope you’re able to find some inspiration for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, your summer parties, and for when you want to add a little American spirit to your home throughout the year.

Patriotic Front Step

  • Create a decorative and patriotic centerpiece or tablescape with red, white and blue table settings, whether you add subtle accents (like a flower arrangement or candles) or go all out with placemats, glassware, dishes and American flags.
  • Finally, for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, we recommend using DIY or printable banners, a mini tree decorated with patriotic ornaments, as well as more bold flower arrangements to really make a special occasion statement.

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Monday Must-Haves: Summer 2019 Function and Style

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Summer 2019 has arrived at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, which means there are many new home accents and furnishings in our catalog (both in print and online). Today we’re featuring five must-have pieces that offer both style and function to your home.

Rustic Country Simplify Storage Box | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Rustic Country Simplify Storage Box

This rustic furniture piece is made in the USA, and as you can see it offers a word of encouragement and extra storage space.

Americana Flag Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan always makes setting the table and entertaining a little easier. This one is made in the USA and is perfect for your Americana style or celebrating the Fourth of July.

Americana Flag Lazy Susan | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Metal Planter Wreath

One of our favorite pieces in the Summer 2019 is this wreath. The metal planters will hold faux or real plants (liner recommended), which means you can really create your own look with whatever plants you love.

Metal Planter Wreath | Home and Garden | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Barn Door Chalkboard

The farmhouse charm is strong with this chalkboard. Hang it up in the kitchen, an entryway or a home office space and keep the room stylish and yourself organized.

Barn Door Chalkboard | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSummer Living Lantern | Outdoor Lighting | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Summer Living Lantern

Primitive details meet modern function with this lantern, which can be used indoors or outside (LED candle included). The metal exterior provides extra durability, and the glass panes offer added elegance to the design.

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Thursday’s Theme: Living Rooms We Love

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Today we’re sharing a few living rooms that have caught our eye and charmed our hearts, with their farmhouse inspiration and primitive style. Tell us your favorite below!

The fireplace, mirror and built-ins really steal the show here. The warm rustic quality of the wood grounds the beautifully patterned chairs, bold sofa and brightly colored rug and curtain, so that the room maintains its farmhouse appeal while feeling light and fun. And check out those shiplap walls and ceiling!

Photo by Dan Ruhland Designs LLCLook for living room design inspiration

This farmhouse living room features a clean, sophisticated look that enhances the beauty of even the practical home accents. The tray on the ottoman (we need to get ourselves that tea set!), the grandfather clock and that trunk under the window are all practical items that add personal charm to the room, rather than diminish it. The country print above the mantelpiece helps draw our eyes upwards to that cheerful ceiling; the decorators really knew how to use these colors.

Photo by KISTLER & KNAPP BUILDERSBrowse living room photos

Like the previous room, the one below has a small footprint that would be typical of old primitive homes, especially here in New England. In this room, however, warm neutrals are the draw. From the ceiling to the floor, this rustic inspired room is made more charming by personalized accents (on either side of the fireplace) and lighting inspired by antique lanterns.

Photo by Cameron StewartBrowse living room ideas

Moving towards the more contemporary farmhouse, this vast living room is minimally furnished but in no way lacks style. The various lamps around the room help surround the beautiful upholstery and rustic furniture with coziness, and antiques among the books enhance the room’s primitive character. Our only complaint is that the settee is too far from the fireplace…

Photo by All Atlanta Properties – NW GA OfficeMore living room photos

There’s no denying the primitive beauty of this living room. The fireplace wall (with hidden storage) is definitely the focal point; is there a more perfect reddish brown color than that? We are then drawn to the Shaker table to the right of the fireplace – holding that lamp – and then of course to the buffalo plaid chair! The rest of the furniture in the room (another settee, the Windsor chair, coffee table, console table) makes a solid case for acquiring timeless furnishings and sticking to the style of your home. And that hardwood floor is irresistible, of course.

Photo by Griffiths Construction, Inc.Browse living room ideas

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