Posts Tagged ‘patriotic decor’

Throwback Thursday: Summer 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Fall 2018 starts tomorrow (7/13) here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and we are excited for you to see our new autumn and Halloween collections, as well as many returning seasonal favorites. But as of right now, Summer is not over yet! Check out the list below for ten of our Summer 2018 blog posts (click on the titles to see each post), and shop the last few hours of our Summer Sale (including special savings on Pillows and Made in the USA home accents) by clicking on the catalog to the right, or by visiting our website.

Monday Must-Haves: Freshly Picked Decor

Weekly Spotlight: Bees at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Weekly Spotlight: New Susan Winget Pillows for Summer

Monday Must-Haves: Summer 2018 Patriotic Decor

Made in the USA Print | Artist Tom Wood | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Quick Tip: Outdoor Rugs

Classic Front Porch Idea Board

Weekly Spotlight: Summer 2018 Patriotic Pillows

DIY Painted Tea Towel | Making Home Base | Summer DIY

Thursday’s Theme: Summer DIY Projects from Pinterest

Monday Must-Haves: New Summer Web Exclusives

Decorating with Color: Red, White and Blue

Photo by Brewster Home FashionsSearch kitchen design ideas

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Weekly Spotlight: Summer 2018 Patriotic Pillows

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

In preparation for the Fourth of July, and in celebration of the new home accents in our Summer 2018 catalog, this week’s Spotlight is turned on five of our newest patriotic pillows. Get a closer look at them below, and click on each image for more details.

Patriotic Dachshund Hooked Wool Pillow | SYW Exclusive | Artist Dianna Swartz

Patriotic Dachshund Hooked Wool Pillow | Dianna Swartz | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Star Spangled Flag Pillow | SYW Exclusive | Made in USA

Star Spangled Flag Pillow | Made in the USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Black Lab American Dog Hooked Wool Pillow | Artist Mary Lake Thompson

Black Lab American Dog Pillow | Mary Lake Thompson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Patriotic Dog and Cat Pillow | Indoor/Outdoor | Artist Mary Lake Thompson

Patriotic Dog & Cat Pillow | Mary Lake Thompson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Yellow Lab American Dog Hooked Wool Pillow | Artist Mary Lake Thompson

Yellow Lab American Dog Pillow | Mary Lake Thompson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Browse more ways to decorate with the Stars and Stripes [here] and find more Americana decor on our website.

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Red, White and Blue All Year Long

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Independence Day is almost here, and while your seasonal decorations uplift the Americana charm of your home, you may be considering keeping this style throughout the year. Here are a variety of designs for keeping the red, white and blue fresh and updated all year long. And if you proudly utilize any of these techniques, share them with us below, on Twitter or on our Facebook page!

Neutral Base, Bold Accents

Perhaps the most basic technique in room design. Paint in neutral tones, incorporate neutral materials and stick with white, gray or natural toned furniture and then add red, white and blue accents for color and Americana style. Maybe you’ll switch up a plain cushion for a patterned one, or add USA inspired pillows to the sofa, a patriotic print above the mantel, or even fresh flowers to a Made in the USA red, white and blue vase. The possibilities are nearly endless, and you can easily switch out pillows, throws and other home accents throughout the year to keep the look fresh.

Family Room
Photo by Billy Beson CompanyDiscover traditional family room design inspiration

Nautical Style

A timeless look, nautical style is a classic way to incorporate red, white and blue into the rooms of your home all year long. Think nautical stripes with differing thickness, rustic wood tables to complement solid blue or white chairs and sofas, and primitive flags, prints and vintage inspired lamps to maintain the traditional look past the fourth of July. And who doesn’t like to be reminded of the ocean when relaxing at home?

La Jolla Home
Photo by WARREN SHEETS DESIGN, INC.Search beach style porch pictures

Tone It Down

The previous two techniques call for bold accents, but lighter hues and minimal accents can still offer statement-making patriotic style. The sunroom below uses sky blue sheer curtains that match the wicker furniture, striped ottoman and throw pillows, while a few rich red accents are balanced by softer reds and white. The soft look adds a tranquil feel to the room while offering plenty of Americana appeal.

red white and blue sunroom
Photo by Lindsey Hene InteriorsSearch beach style sunroom pictures

Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns

A pattern overload is not as overwhelming (to look at or style) in a small space like a den, reading area or breakfast nook, especially one with a lot of natural light. This red, white and blue room does not use the hues that you may be used to, but the tan walls, couch and antiqued furniture keep the room grounded while spirited curtains and pillows hold the eye’s attention. The coral pillow can be replaced with one bearing the American flag during the Fourth of July, and then switched back; just remember to think a little more outside of the box for a unique Americana look.

Bella View
Photo by Tobi Fairley Interior DesignSearch traditional living room pictures

Go For a Look You Love

Try out different combinations of red, white and blues – not just with patterns but with different shades and materials. Keep that bunny with an American flag pillow out all year long, and switch out a solid red pillow for an American flag version during the summer holiday. Don’t be afraid to factor painting into the equation, or create a less drastic and time-consuming space by decorating a neutral chair in a red throw and blue hooked wool pillow, placing a white rug on the floor beneath it. We hope you have a lovely Fourth of July, and happy decorating in the red, white and blue!

Condo Update
Photo by Margaret Norris DesignSearch eclectic home office pictures

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