Decorating with Color: Red Exteriors

February 15th, 2018

Red is a permanent fixture in many of our country homes. Darker shades offer more rustic charm while brighter shades can be more whimsical or modern; whatever your preference (including mixing the shades together!), this color adds life to indoor furnishings and decor. But today we want to share some ways you can (and should!) incorporate red externally, and if you have some different ideas or images of how you use this color in your home’s exterior, leave a comment or drop by our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Simple touches like lawn furniture or a door add a delightful
pop of red when you don’t want it to be the dominant color.

Photo by Vail General Contracting Inc.Search exterior home pictures
Exterior accent walls can give your home a unique look, especially when
they are done in red. Painting the covered part of this porch red brightens
the space without, again, making it the dominant exterior color.
Photo by Martha O’Hara InteriorsSearch entryway design ideas
One of the most classic looks here in New England
and on homesteads across the country is the red barn
and white farmhouse. Now, of course not everyone has a large
barn they can paint red, but you can apply the same idea to a garden
shed, tool shed or even a pool house to get that timeless pop of color.
Photo by Connor HomesSearch exterior home pictures
Coordinating red with natural colors works to tone down the bright hue,
while maintaining a welcoming country look.
Photo by Spring IslandMore exterior home photos
Of course, you can always go big with red by touching every exterior wall
and emphasizing the color with white trim – another classic rural look.
Photo by Bret Franks Construction, Inc.Browse exterior home photos

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Tasteful Tuesday: Five Pancake Recipes

February 13th, 2018


Whether you’re celebrating Shrove Tuesday or just general Pancake Day, here are five pancake recipes to satisfy your need for this sweet treat during breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Vegan Pancake Recipe – made with raw sugar and soy milk.

Homestyle Pancake Recipe – the most classic pancake recipe (add chocolate chips or berries!).

Blueberry Pancake Recipe – best with Maine blueberries, of course.

Cranberry Walnut Pancake Recipe – out of the ordinary but just as delicious.

Blueberry Vanilla Pancake Topping – okay, so not a pancake,
but this recipe offers a decadent complement to your homemade pancakes.

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Monday Must-Haves: New Web Exclusive Home Accents

February 12th, 2018

The web exclusive section of our website is a great place to browse home accents that complement those in our catalog, and the selection of these exclusive prints, furniture, accessories and other decor is updated quite often to give you perpetually fresh home furnishings each catalog season. For this week’s Must-Have list, we’re featuring five of our newest web exclusives, but be sure to check out all the rest by clicking here.

Made in the USA

This web exclusive magnet board is also the newest addition to our Rustic Country Collection. Available in all nine colors and framed with the same pine lumber of the benches, cabinets and other RCC home accents, this magnet board will help keep you organized and keep your home complementary.

Also made in the USA is the Jasmine Bar Soap featuring artwork by Stephen Huneck (this print and this print). The fragrant, soothing bar soap is handcrafted out of all natural ingredients and makes a nice gift for a hostess or friend.

Rustic Magnet Board | Made in the USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopJasmine Bar Soap | Made in the USA | Artist Stephen Huneck | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Inspired by Nature

One of our newest coir doormats is perfect for winter; a leafless forest provides a home for deer painted in a rusty red color to pop against the gray background, brown trees and white snowflakes. This home accent combines modern simplicity with rustic, natural inspiration and timeless function.

Our Bear Foot Rest has always been a big hit, so we’ve added a few more animal foot stools to our collection, including this charming moose. Perfect for camp, a Father’s Day gift or for complementing rustic, primitive decor, this foot rest provides both comfort and style.

Deer Grove Coir Doormat | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMoose Footstool | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Functional Felines

We introduced a few of our whimsical cat kitchen accents in our Winter 2018 catalog (page 18), but a few went right to our website. Including our Black Cat Waiter’s Corkscrew, which is shaped like a cat for charming appeal. You’ll smile every time you open a bottle of wine with this accessory, and
not just because of the wine.

Black Cat Waiter's Corkscrew | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Have you already browsed our new web exclusives? Let us know your favorite(s) in the comments below.

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