Posts Tagged ‘farmhouse decor’

Monday Must-Haves: New Sheep Home Accents

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Let Freedom Ring Sheep Doormat | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWe’re all about decorating with sheep this winter, which means we’ll also be ahead of our spring decor game in a couple of months. Take a look below at five of the newest must-have sheep home accents from our catalog.

Let Freedom Ring Sheep Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Freedom Sheep by artist ©Beth Albert

The coordinating Let Freedom Ring Sheep Doormat and Print add folk art charm to your front porch, hallway or entry – whether you’re redecorating your farmhouse or celebrating the Fourth of July. Did we mention they are both made in the USA?

Smiling Sheep Canvas Print | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSmiling Sheep

Also made in the USA is the Smiling Sheep Canvas Print – one of our more whimsical pieces of wall art that is sure to bring a smile to your own face.

Pure Wool

This wood sign would be perfect for a laundry room or bathroom; its versatility allows for hanging on a wall or displaying on a tabletop.

Pure Wool Sheep Sign | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sheepish Paper Towel Holder

Our newest novelty paper towel holder features great detail and enough space for one roll of paper towels in the kitchen.

Sheep Paper Towel Holder | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Farmhouse Flooring We Love

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Farmhouses with old (ideally original or antique) wood flooring are the perfect places to live. As different style trends and home decor come and go, there’s always a pull back to rustic and traditional, and that includes floors. Today we’re featuring a couple of flooring options (wood and non-wood) that are just as decorative as your farmhouse furnishings.

Wide plank floors like the one in this room below are common in New England. Whether a smooth finish or rough surface is preferred, the knots and grain of these planks add so much more character to the space.

Photo by Patrick Ahearn ArchitectMore family room photos

While looking closely at this floor you will notice the width of the boards alternate between wide and wider. This technique can bring out more variance in the grain and color of the wood, thus more visual appeal, and the metal inlay adds a touch of industrial to this unique farmhouse floor.

Photo by David Bader PhotographyBrowse staircase photos

This floor is quite obviously a custom design fit for the homeowner; note the strawberries and watermelons against blue and white. This floor adds whimsical charm to the regal kitchen,
toning down the formal back splash and playing up the well-used and well-loved feel expected in a farmhouse. While this is not a rustic kitchen by any means, a floor like this has the potential to enhance the sentimental value of farmhouse home accents and spaces used to gather with friends and family
(and talk about a great conversation piece!).

Photo by Anthony Baratta LLCMore kitchen ideas

The Harlequin print has recently made its way onto people’s design radar, especially when it comes to flooring. Done meticulously, it can be used as a way to bring furnishings and decor with many finishes together in a room, like the kitchen below in which the natural wood grain is exposed to complement natural elements, and the icy gray ties in the back splash, door and island.

Photo by Kitchen Cove Cabinetry & DesignMore kitchen photos

If you want to try something different with your flooring but aren’t ready to commit to a custom fruit-inspired design or would prefer leaving the antique hardwood floor unpainted, look to this home for inspiration. The wood floor maintains a similar width throughout, but alternates directions from room
to room. This is easy on the eyes because the stain is about the same with each change; if it was not,
the floors would be quite distracting and we wouldn’t find it as satisfying to admire the dents and
grain variations of the natural wood.

Photo by Frederick + Frederick ArchitectsLook for hallway pictures

Which of the above flooring options is your favorite? Have you ever dared to drastically switch up your farmhouse floors, or go back to basics with a rich hardwood floor? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below.

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Get the Look: New England Farmhouse Dining Room

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

We can find inspiration for our homes in almost anything, especially when others share photos of their furnishings in magazines or online. Today we are taking a look at a beautiful New England farmhouse dining room and offering recommendations for how you can get a similar look in your own home with decor from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by Cummings Architects – Browse farmhouse dining room ideas

Photo by Cummings Architects – browse farmhouse dining room ideas | Houzz

Country Windsor Chair

Country Windsor Chair

4' Captain's Dining Table

Captain's Dining Table

Seville Giraffe Rug Collection

Seville Giraffe Rug

Our Country Windsor Chairs come as a set of two, and are a must-have in a farmhouse dining room. The black finish is exclusive to SYW, and their beautiful aesthetic and durability willl never go out of style. The Captain’s Dining Table features straight, clean lines like those of Shaker furniture, while creating a comfortable and lived-in look for your dining room. We love the dark look of the rug in the New England farmhouse above; it breaks up all the wood in the room and draws the eye to the beautiful details of the furniture. The Seville Giraffe Rug can work in the same way, and the pattern is not too complex as to take away from the furnishings – it only serves to amplify their classic style.

3' Rustic Country Pine Hutch

Rustic Country Pine Hutch

Five Arm Chandelier

Five Arm Chandelier

Weathered Hartsville 3 Light Chandelier

Weathered Hartsville 3 Light Chandelier

In our model farmhouse above, the country red cabinets create a charming contrast against the dark furniture, rug and the stains of the wood. Our made in the USA Rustic Country Pine Hutch is ideal if you have a space like the one shown in the photo, as you can bring in more storage while finishing the farmhouse look.

We can’t end this without mentioning the chandeliers above the dining room table; suspending two means you get optimal lighting and enhanced elegance. Our Five Arm Chandelier and Weathered Hartsville Chandelier are both ideal options for recreating the look above.

What inspiraiton have you drawn from this farmhouse dining room? Share your thoughts and ideas about it and our Get the Look picks in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!

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