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Thursday’s Theme: Sink Skirt Inspiration (and tutorials)

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

The sink skirt: a decorative and affordable way to hide unsightly pipes and under-the-counter storage space. It has apparently made a reappearance in home trends this year, although with many farmhouse and rustic home trends we often find ourselves thinking timeless decor never goes out of style! Anyway, we’ve rounded up a few lovely skirted sinks for inspiration, as well as three tutorials for making your own. Take a look below.

Tutorials

First up is Exquisitely Unremarkable’s sink skirt how-to. This one is unique because instead of removing cabinet doors under the sink, the skirt fabric is mounted to the doors. This technique is perfect if you prefer a swinging open over a sliding or velcro open, but still want that authentic skirted look.

Second is a velcro sink skirt from Life After Laundry. This particular one is made to be gathered, which gives the fabric a little more decorative appeal, but it could be left ungathered if you prefer. This tutorial is also a great reminder that skirted sinks aren’t just for the kitchen – they are perfect in a bathroom, too (around a pedestal or console sink, especially).

And third is the tension rod technique from HomeSpunStyle. This skirted sink requires a little more hardware but the result is worth it, especially if you opt for the pleats!

Inspiration

And here are some skirted sinks that caught our eye. If you’ve ever considered a sink skirt, or have one in your kitchen (or bathroom), let us know below and tell us how it has worked for you.

Photo by Becky Cunningham HomeLook for kitchen design inspiration
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Photo by Kitchenscapes, Inc.Browse laundry room photos
Photo by Samantha Friedman Interior DesignsBrowse powder room photos

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Decorating With Color: Pink

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

For this Decorating With Color post, we were inspired by October’s two birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline. Both stones are found in a variety of color combinations, but we’re focusing on the beautiful pink shades of each for the sake of this post.

Pink in home decor – especially in farmhouse or rustic home decor – can be a little daunting, especially if that color conjures up images of magenta and hot pink shades. Pink may not be a color we commonly associate with primitive style and hues, but below we’re featuring a few rooms that show how it can work.

All Around

Blush pink has certainly been having its moment. In the bedroom below, the blush pink is a few shades above white, so even though every wall is covered, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Instead, it gives the room a soft, romantic look. The vertical shiplap combined with the cabinets offers aesthetically pleasing texture, which also gives the room more depth and interest than if the walls were completely flat (keep this in mind if you want to experiment with other colors, too).

Photo by The Wee House CompanyLook for bedroom pictures

Here and There…

In a room with one or two neutral colors, a pink accent here and there can have big stylistic impact. The ombre valance below, for example, really pops on the window of this mudroom/entry, giving this high-traffic area a touch of whimsy and complementary excitement.

Photo by Woodstock FurnitureLook for entryway design inspiration

…and Everywere

Like with any color, accents of the similar hue scattered around a room will create a cohesive look. The decorative plates, furniture, curtains and pillows below all feature a smattering of pink, which makes formal more fun.

Photo by Todd Remington ArchitectBrowse living room ideas

Have you used pink decor, furniture or other accents in your home? Tell us how you’ve incorporate this color in the comments below.

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Decorating With Color: Yellow

Thursday, 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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