Posts Tagged ‘entryway decor’

Get the Look: Simple Country Entryway

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

For a breezy entryway that looks put together but not cluttered, focus more on items that keep a room grounded and the rest will fall into place. Take a look below for inspiration, and to see how you can get the look with home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by Tama BellBrowse entryway ideas

Rustic Country Huntboard | Get the Look | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe console table above makes a beautiful, welcoming statement in this entryway, and its dark finish contrasts nicely with the airy, light colors of the room. The distressed surface coordinates with the hardwood floors, which gives a softer look to the bulky piece. Our Rustic Country Huntboard offers the same effect, as well as storage options for linens, knick knacks and other items. For a pop of color, an area rug is the perfect solution. Our USA made Portico Cablelock Braided Rug creates the same brightness and color scheme as the rug above, and will last under the feet of numerous guests and family members.

As you can see, the space above is decorated quite minimally, but it still emits a warm, welcoming feeling to give a great first impression. A vase or large container filled with greens and tall plants (Bells of Ireland, White Muscari, real or Artificial Grass) placed on the table adds a natural look that can be easily switched out season by season. Flanked by two lanterns with pillar candles inside, the tabletop is styled simply yet beautifully.

Beveled Iron Wall Mirror | Get the Look | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

A mirror enhances the open feel of the room, and gives you a chance for a last-look on the way out the door. A mirror works best here (as opposed to wall art or a print) because of its glass lantern complements, natural wood elements throughout the space, and the ability of this home accent to spread natural light – of which you can never have enough.

Consider incorporating these pieces into your entryway, or use the tips and suggestions to enhance the design of an existing space in your home.

Portico Cablelock Braided Rug Collection | Get the Look | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Get the Look: Timeless Rustic Entryway

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Today’s inspiration comes from a beautifully rustic entryway that offers exceptional function and the down home comforts you might find at a multi-generational homestead. You can get a similar look by shopping our catalog and looking out for antique or flea market furniture that fits the style.

The William Farley House | Photo by Doug Towle | via Houzz

Photo by Doug Towle | via Houzz

The Drop Leaf Table in the room above (via Houzz) is gorgeously designed, so for a look that is both exquisite and rustic, our Harper Leaf Table fits the bill. For a larger footprint (and more tabletop functionality) our Square Drop Leaf Table offers just enough tabletop space while still fitting in a smaller room like this entryway.

Square Drop Leaf Table

Square Drop Leaf Table

Harper Leaf Table

Harper Leaf Table

While the table is the object in the center of our line of sight, the second home accent in this space that caught our eye was the Ladderback Chair.

Our Ladderbacks are handcrafted in North Carolina and we recently added an Arm Chair to the collection – just in time to create this beautiful entryway look!

Ladderback Arm Chair in Black

Ladderback Arm Chair in Black

Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern

Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern

Adorn yours with one of our 28 Braided Chair Pads (most in multiple colors and differing fiber content) to add a little more comfort to the chair and decorative appeal to the room.

Onion Lanterns are staples in historical farmhouses and rustic homes, and our Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern offers similar charm as the Lantern above.

Below the lantern is an Area Rug boasting rich colors and handwoven charm. Many of our Area Rugs have similar qualities, but perhaps best for this space is the Crimson Folk Art Family Rug. Its warmth is apparent even in a photo, and tells a tale of hard work, family values and natural beauty exemplified by rural life.

What is your favorite part of this entryway? Have you found the perfect pieces to make your home a rustic charmer? Share your inspiration and stories in a comment below, and if you’re interested in any of the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop home furnishings shown here, just click on their pictures.

Crimson Folk Art Family Rug Runner

Crimson Folk Art Family Floor Runner

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Thursday’s Theme: Gallery Wall Inspiration

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Many of us take the first part of the new year – if not the whole year – to reorganize, rearrange and find new inspiration for making our homes look and feel fresh and well decorated. This means it’s time to flip your reversible pillows, move around the furniture in your family room, add some whimsical accents to your kitchen counters and take a look at your walls. That’s right, your walls: one of the most underestimated spaces in a home when it comes to decorating.

Gallery walls are always in style; it just takes a little browsing to find ways in which you like the pictures to be arranged and whether or not you like the frames to match up, and of course the act of collecting art or using photos to bring a blank wall to life. We have compiled a few images of gallery walls to help you find that inspiration, and if you have already created one in your own home, share it with us!

In a Bedroom

Especially in smaller bedrooms, a gallery wall can create a comfortable feel when there isn’t a lot of space for other decor. Construct around a vanity, giving the impression that the mirror and vanity itself are part of the art. We recommend displaying frames that coordinate with the colors of the room, and use personal art, photographs or dreamy images to make the bedroom a truly relaxing haven.

Out in the Hallway

Whimsical frames and eccentric images are perfect for the top of the stairs or a well-lit, casual or airy hallway. Mementos of years gone by in flashy gold, bronze or red antiqued frames as well as children’s artwork in more formal frames mix cheerfulness and formality to create a truly personal yet complementary look to accent a rustic trunk or armchair (or beautiful hardwood floors). The more minimal the hallway, the more freedom you should exercise.

In small or more narrow hallways, you don’t want to be overwhelmed by eccentricity; it could leave you feeling a little claustrophobic and be too busy for the space. We like the look of black and white images, or subtlety colored pictures, in white or black frames that match each other. You will still get a beautiful gallery wall effect, but one that is more cohesive and soothes the eye in a minimal amount of space.

Mix and Match

If you want a little more variety on your gallery wall, or want to tie in the overall theme of a room, add other types of hanging decor the wall. This nautical gallery wall is a great example: a fish wall sculpture, oars and two more shapely accents complement the look and color of the prints while adding a little more intrigue and texture to the flat space.

While we were specific with the rooms we included here, note that the strategies mentioned can be utilized elsewhere in your home. Use the bedroom idea around the television in your living room, or a work space in an office; the minimal, more formal look from the hallway also looks elegant in a more formal bedroom; and adding shelves, clocks or quirky accents works with gallery walls in every room. Most importantly, measure your space if you want straight lines, and always remember to make it your own!

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