Decorating With Color: Pink

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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Tasteful Tuesday: Cheesy Roasted Acorn Squash

October 9th, 2018

Apples and pumpkins get a lot of attention during the Fall, so today we’re switching our recipe focus to squash. This Roasted Acorn Squash is perfect for a snack or as a side dish, and the best part about it is the cheese!

Acorn Squash | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWhat you’ll need:

  • 2 acorn squash (about 2 pounds each),
    halved lengthwise, seeded and
    cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together until squash is well coated. Lay out on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
  3. Roast in preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and tender.

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Monday Must-Haves: Give Thanks

October 8th, 2018

Today we are featuring five must-have home accents that will amplify the season of giving thanks and add warmth to your home through color and timeless style. Take a look below.

Gobble Wobble Metal Sign

A perfectly whimsical sign inviting your friends, family and guest to dig in this season.

Pilgrim Dogs Harvest Serving Plate | Ever Thankful Felt Pillow |
Ever Thankful Felt Table Runner

Serve your seasonal appetizers and snack son this serving plate, or simply display the charming imagery on the kitchen counter or in a centerpiece. And if you love the Ever Thankful Felt Pillow, your home won’t be complete without the coordinating Table Runner.

Wild Turkeys Print

Most of the trees in this Bonnie Fisher print may be without leaves, but the flock of turkeys is enjoying the season all the same.

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