Posts Tagged ‘office decor’

Back to School Idea Board

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

There are a couple more weeks left of summer vacation for students and their families here in New England, but the time for back to school shopping and planning is now. We’ve put together a back to school idea board for the home, which includes suggestions for keeping kids and the entire family focused and productive when they have homework, special classroom projects or need a space to take a breath and relax.

Back to School Idea Board | home office furniture and decor

1. United States Magnet Board | 2. Jules Task Lamp | 3. Glider Rocker & Ottoman Set | 4. Country
Shaker 48″H Bookcase
| 5. Black Corner Desk | 6. Camden Chair

Visit our website for our entire selection of desks, chairs, lighting and other country home furnishings.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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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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Thursday’s Theme: Home Command Centers

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

So you’ve designed your entryway and settled down in your reading nook – what else is there to organize? With the end of summer comes the beginning of school for many families, and organization is one of the keys to starting and maintaining a successful (and less stressful) school year. Home Command Centers are a big trend right now, and whether you have a large wall or minimal space, you too can take command of after school activities, appointments, assignments and everything your busy life throws at you by designating a center for all the chaos to be managed. Here are some essentials, and some of our favorite Command Centers.

Transitional Kitchen by Saratoga Springs Interior Designers & Decorators Jenna Burger Design
Traditional Kitchen by Carlsbad Interior Designers & Decorators Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc.
  • Whether you choose to employ drawers, folders, file holders, shelves, baskets, or all of the above, have fun with labeling and sorting out exactly what you want to store in each. Make up a couple homework folders for the kids and put those in an easier-to-reach location than where you store bills and other mail, and incorporate a clock or candle holder to amp up the style of the space.
Traditional Kitchen by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Angela Todd Designs, Portland, OR
Traditional Kitchen
  • Location, location, location! Your Command Center should be a hub of activity in your home, so choose a space that is frequented by all family members. The kitchen is perhaps the best place, but a mudroom or entryway are also good locations. It could be as simple as a white board or black board, calendar and magnets on the side of the fridge, or you could take the doors off of that hallway closet you hardly use and create an inset Command Center that is easily accessible and out of the way.

Traditional Home Office by Richmond Media & Bloggers Bright Bold and Beautiful
  • The Command Center can also serve as a small office space if you don’t already have one in your home. This can be an excuse to buy that antique table you’ve been eyeing or that chair that complements your home decor perfectly. Keep the space clear for a laptop or to do work on, or incorporate more organizational accents and tools so you and your family can have orderly and stress-free days.

As always, we love hearing your feedback. Will you try a Command Center this year? Show us how you stay organized, and share your tips on the tools you use to keep your home orderly (if only for a short amount of time).

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