Posts Tagged ‘living room furnishings’

2017 Home Trend: Pantone’s Color of the Year

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Back in December, Pantone released its Color of the Year for 2017: Greenery. This color is inspired by the renewing, reviving and reinvigorating qualities of spring and the newness of the natural world in the days after winter, and as such, will reflect natural and soft lighting for a more refreshed look every day. While you look for new and fresh ways to decorate your home this year, look to nature and this color for inspiration in creating a peaceful escape in every room. Take a look below at some of the simple and more involved ways for incorporating Greenery into your home decor.

Sprawling Family Estate - Chapel Hill, NC
Photo by ML Designs, Inc.Discover farmhouse dining room design ideas

To the Walls

Paint an accent wall or an entire room in Greenery to brighten a space and its decor. As last year’s comeback kid, wallpaper is also a great option, and can add this color to a pantry, closet or entryway if not in a family room or country kitchen.

Farmhouse Home Office
Photo by Search farmhouse home office pictures
Arlington Residence
Photo by 2Scale ArchitectsMore farmhouse powder room ideas

Pillows and Bedding

If you like to change up your bedding every year, or haven’t for a while, try green bedding in the form of a quilt or comforter. Adding throw pillows will create more comfort, and are great for accenting a bench, ottoman or accent chair in your bedroom.

Historic Home Expanded
Photo by Crisp ArchitectsMore farmhouse bedroom photos
Green Bedroom
Photo by Décoration et provenceDiscover farmhouse bedroom design inspiration

In the Kitchen

Greenery looks exceptional on kitchen cabinets, especially in a country kitchen where wood and natural materials thrive in an island, the walls, chairs and flooring. Depending on your tastes, a muted bright green hue may be more complementary, but just as charming.

Kelly Co.  Easton Connecticut
Photo by La Pietra Tile & StoneBrowse farmhouse kitchen photos

On Furniture

Make a statement with a green chair, ottoman or switch out a lampshade for one in Pantone’s Color of the Year. Contrast with wood furniture or other upholstered furnishings to create a cheerful and beautiful family room, den or other space.

Kennebunk Beach House
Photo by Bowley BuildersLook for beach style living room design inspiration

Actual Greenery

If you’re not quite ready for a paintbrush, new furniture or an entirely new room, you can never go wrong with actual greenery! Plants with lush leaves and tall stalks can add depth to a room, color to home accents, and maybe most importantly, can brighten your mood.

Renovation:  Senoia Farmhouse
Photo by Historical ConceptsDiscover farmhouse living room design ideas

Share with us how you’re decorating with Greenery this year – and take a look below for a peek into what you can find for home accents in this color at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Pantone Greenery at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Shown: Blossoms Floral Garland, Fern Garden Table Runner, Secret Owl Mini Framed Canvas Wall Art, Green Starburst Rug, Happy Braids Solid Braided Basket in Lime, Into the Woods Accent Pillow and the Six Lily Mercury Glass Table Lamp.

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Classic Home Furnishings for the New Year

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

A new year calls for reflection, resolutions, a crisp calendar, forgetting to remember to write the new year instead of the old, and gives you an excuse (if you need one) for redecorating and freshening up your home decor! Seating and simple furniture pieces are a great way to create a new but comfortable look for any room in your home; whether you are looking to accent some of your favorite decorative pieces or want to redo a whole room.

Dining Room Farmhouse Ladderback Chair Set
Perhaps in this room more than any other, your seating is not only functional but ornamental as well. The chairs and table must stand up to daily use, as well as impress as a standalone piece when you are entertaining guests. Our new Farmhouse Ladderback Chairs offer elegance with a tall back and tapered legs for a formal dining room, but also give off a rustic appeal with a versatile oak stain for country-styled dining rooms or smaller dining areas. Use with your current dining table or mix and match with one of ours to create a signature dining room look.

Sturbridge Exclusive Saddle Stools

Kitchen Incorporating seating into your kitchen is a great way to create an inviting atmosphere, no matter how small or large the room. Our Sturbridge Exclusive Saddle Stools feature contoured seating for ultimate comfort, and come in a variety of colors to compliment your already established kitchen decor. In addition to the 24″ counter and 30″ bar heights, we offer an 18″ Saddle Stool that can be used alongside the other heights, creating an appealing, multi-level look. If you’re looking for a more antiquated style, our Colonial Stools withColonial Stoolsrounded legs feature a sea grass seat and are offered in three primitive colors. Colonial Stools are a great option for smaller kitchen areas, but will add charm in any space you put them.

Living Room
Sturbridge Exclusive Stafford Chair & OttomanAdding furniture that is both comfortable and stylish to a living room can sometimes be a challenge. It may not always be easy to find complementary furniture pieces that fit in or fill up a room, but adding a simple chair or recliner -either in a print or solid color- can create charming contrast while offering a comfortable place to relax. Our Sturbridge Exclusive Stafford Chair is a classic choice for a cozy corner or main area in a living room, and paired with the matching Ottoman, is a luxurious resting place that can be enjoyed by you and your guests. If a recliner is more your style, our Parlor Upholstered Pushback Recliner offers the same luxurious comfort as our Stafford Chair & Ottoman
but in a single unit: just push back, curl up and relax.

Sturbridge Exclusive Stafford Chair in BurgandyParlor Upholstered Pushback ReclinerHallway/EntrywayEntryway Storage Rack & Bench
Entryways and hallways give you an excellent opportunity to introduce guests to the style and beauty of your home, although with limited space it can be difficult to effectively do so. For these small spaces, it is best to incorporate as much functions with your furniture as possible. A fixture like our Entryway Storage Rack & Bench features hooks for hanging jackets, bags or keys; while the shelf below the bench is a great for shoe or slipper storage. The cushion is a tasteful enhancement, and provides you with a comfortable resting place for taking off Sturbridge Exclusive Cubby Storage Bench in Stainor putting on shoes. If you want a simpler country look with a more out-of-sight storage solution, a piece like our Sturbridge Exclusive Cubby Storage Bench is a timeless option, and added totes allow you to neatly put your belongings out of sight while maintaining a stylish hall or entryway.

Are you incorporating new or existing chairs or other furniture pieces into your home decor this year? Let us know how you’re accomplishing the task of combining unique style and function to get the most out of your home. 

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Made in the USA: Spring Prints

Monday, March 10th, 2014
Enhance any wall space with vibrant colors that harken to warm days under welcoming sunshine amongst bright blooms in a garden or park. What’s more, all of the prints featured here are proudly made in the USA.
Sweet Garden Print and Sturbridge Lantern Lamp
Old Roses Print Flowers Abound

Blooming flowers are a sure sign of warm weather. Spring brings with it bulbs and bright favorites like tulips and daffodils while summer shows us rapidly growing plants eager to spread their blooms across the yard. Old Roses Print shows us a cherished rose garden outside of a charming cottage. Imagine sitting here and enjoying a cup of tea with friends and family on warm sunny days, looking forward to bright blooms and sweet scents from season to season. Vermont artist Fred Swan uses his stunning ability to capture natural spaces to welcome us to this respite place.


Bold Barns

Large, usually red, barns are a favorite amongst country landscape painters as they offer a grounded location within the painting on which the rest of the scene is balanced. Here on Spring Red Barn Print artist Dan Campanelli shows us how tranquil bright days can be. Sheep graze amongst the shadows under the blooming tree while a bright blue sky welcomes us all to another day. Blue, red and green combine together with neutral tones to create a stunning statement on any wall of your home.

Spring Red Barn Print

Harbingers of Spring Wall Plaque Signs of Spring

Artist Billy Jacobs paints rural country scenes, especially in Eastern states where season variations and changes are watched by all including feathered friends. In Harbingers of Spring Wall Plaque, Blooming trees peek into the picture as red winged blackbirds and a robin perch amongst a barbed wire fence, searching for tasty treats amongst the grass and wildflowers. In the background we see a large red barn with an old silo, perhaps abandoned after all these years.


Gorgeous Gardens

Whether or not you are a gardener yourself, you can most likely appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into maintaining flower beds, vegetable plots and herb plants. Chuck Pinson shows us his interpretation of a Sweet Garden, full of whimsical sights like horses, bunnies and birds all enjoying the smells and sights of this perfectly maintained space. Imagine that this is your very own special retreat into a land of vibrant color and peaceful landscapes, waiting for you until the next time you choose to enjoy all that it has to offer.

Sweet Garden Print

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