Posts Tagged ‘flooring’

Throwback Thursday: July 2017

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

We’re throwing it back to last July with three blog posts that, even a year later, are in the category of favorites. Let us know in the comments if you remember these posts, and point out your own favorite!

Get the Look: Timeless Rustic Entryway

Function and style are perfectly matched in this rustic entryway, and you can recreate it in
your own home with furnishings from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Click here for the post.

Photo by Doug TowleBrowse entryway photos

DIY Summer Fairy Garden

We’ve added to our line of fairy garden accents, so maybe this is the year you
design one in your backyard or garden spaces. Click here for all the details.

Photo by Nelson Design Associates, inc.Search landscaping pictures

Farmhouse Flooring We Love

This is a compilation of, well, it’s in the title. Click here to see more.

Photo by Frederick + Frederick ArchitectsBrowse hallway photos

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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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Must-Have Country Checks

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Country checks are always a must-have when it comes to country home accents, and these five items from our catalog offer the perfect look for your country home.

Cotton Check ValanceBlack Check Bench Cushion

Curtains and Cushions

This made in the USA Bench Cushion and Valance create a classic look together in an entryway, foyer, reading nook or even a bedroom. Layer the valance with lace curtains for even more charm, and place the cushion on your favorite bench. Complement with seasonal pillows and decor throughout the year while maintaining a country feel.

Red and Black Check MirrorCheck Your Reflection

Also a great addition to a hallway, mudroom or entry is this Red and Black Check Mirror. A rustic home accent that adds a bit of color to your walls, the checks create a timeless look in your home.

Red Gingham Check Salt & Pepper Shakers

Gingham Style

Whether your kitchen is inspired by French country or farmhouse design, the red gingham check on these salt and pepper shakers will fit right in with your decor. Featuring a chicken wire design on glass, decorative salt and pepper shakers make a charming addition to your country table.

Vintage Checks

Country checks also make a charming statement on your floors. Our Vintage Vinyl Checkered Floorcloths are decorated in large rustic checks, which are distressed to offer that vintage look complementary of your country home furnishings. Place on a kitchen floor, in the laundry room or in a mudroom for decorative and non-slip qualities.

Vintage Vinyl Checkered Floorcloths

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