Posts Tagged ‘country kitchen’

Colorful Country Kitchens

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

“Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s well-being.”
- Albert Hadley

The kitchen is a gathering place, a creative place and in many cases, the room that gets the most use and love in a home. To celebrate the kitchen we have put together ten country kitchens that make use of color and texture, making them cheerful in the spring, welcoming in the summer, warm in the fall, comforting in the winter and unique to their residents all year long. Let us know your favorite, and share stories of your kitchen and how putting it together has nourished your life and family in the comment section below.

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Learn more about farmhouse style and how you can accent your country kitchen here, and add color to this room in your home with functional home furnishings and decor.

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Pantries That Keep Thanksgiving Organized

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Mill Creek Ridge FarmhouseWhile these pantries may just be those of our dreams, they all offer inspiration for keeping our actual pantries organized. The weeks before Thanksgiving (and the full swing of the holidays) is a great time to take note of what you have in your pantry or wherever you keep your ingredients, and sort out what you need more of as well as what you don’t need. It’s also a great time to tidy up your food items and make dessert, appetizer and meal prep a little more sane.

This rustic pantry is full of storage space and charm. Open shelves on the walls offer out-of-the-way storage that is still easily accessible, while the lower open cabinets are perfect for everyday use and at a great height for kids. The drawers hide away cooking supplies that look cluttered on a counter, and the wood chair is a personal touch that makes this farmhouse pantry feel more like a living space than a closet.

The takeaway from this pantry is definitely the charm, but also the different ways to organize your ingredients and food. Try open shelving, cabinets and if possible, drawers and countertops. Find what works for your home and country kitchen, and then organize and decorate in ways that work for you.

Farmhouse KitchenWhile glass jars and canisters are our preference for storing loose ingredients like sugar, flour and the like, your pantry can look more cohesive if you also store boxed and canned goods within containers.

These matching baskets are roomy enough for everything on the shelves, and they add a complementary look to the style of the kitchen, keeping the space looking clean and decorative rather than scattered and disorganized. The ladder is also a nice touch; it’s always there when needed.

Whether you use glass, Tupperware, baskets or other organizers, labels are a must-have. Get creative with chalkboard labels or simply print them out from a label maker. This will enhance the organized look while actually keeping you organized. And, it will be easier to keep track of what you have in stock.

While you may not be able to expand you pantry to its own room, or give it an entire wall like the custom example below, it can still be well put together and even decorated with home accents like ornaments and garland. Use these ideas for inspiration in re-organizing, and have a successful Thanksgiving and holiday meal-making season!

Kitchen Organization
Magnificent Larder Kitchen

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Decorate Your Kitchen with Farmhouse Charm from SYW

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we understand that many of our customers appreciate the charm that farmhouse styled products can bring to their home. The farmhouse or countryside theme works especially well in the kitchen, pantry, or other casual dining area because of the nature of these environments. They typically are central to activity in the home due to the preparing and eating of food, perhaps even fresh from your own garden or farm. Furthermore, the wooden cabinetry and or large table spaces you may have, offer a rustic appeal that will only be enhanced with this theme of decor.

Pictured above is our new, set of three Lidded Baskets & Liners. Display singularly as wire metal baskets on the kitchen counter to expose their craftsmanship. Showcase small kitchen towels or sachets above your cupboards. Or use the complementing check liners, and keep fruit or vegetables looking their best on a shelf in the pantry. The baskets with lid boast a powder coated finish, and the cotton liners are reversible to either a black or wine check.

You can’t forget the barnyard animals when decorating with a farmhouse theme. Here at SYW, we have plenty to choose from in terms of barnyard animal decoratives. From roosters to sheep and everything in between, accent your kitchen space with your favorite animal for a cohesive and personalized feel. For example, if cute little pigs are your thing, consider dressing up your wall space with our new Pig Clock (shown here to the left.)

With the appearance of wood, this pig shaped clock is perfect for any country kitchen. A distressed paint application of white, bordered in a barn red, adds a weathered appeal. Further detail includes the arrangement of faux wood sections, attached with metal nails. To show the range of farmhouse decor we have for kitchen and dining spaces, customers might also enjoy our Countryside Salt & Pepper Shakers, pictured to the right. These non traditional shakers are painted in realistic colors and are a must-have when entertaining. The table is a great forum to accessorize your farmhouse style with smaller decoratives that both you and your guests will love.

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