Posts Tagged ‘dining room lighting’

Get the Look: Bring Color Into Your Home

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Color can instantly enhance the atmosphere of any room in your home. Start in a single area and work your way around the house adding a splash of color in every space. To learn more about the products featured in each photo, click on their corresponding links below.
Sheep & Flowers Pillow, Newport Double Bench, Number Hooks Timeless Black Table Lamp, Barnyard Meeting Print, Higgeldy Piggeldy Sculpture

Neutral bedrooms create calm atmospheres for relaxation and restful sleeping. Neutral color schemes are easy to update with colorful throws, bedding and pillows that will create a different look as often as you desire.

Keeping in line with soft textures and colors, colonial blue Apothecary Quilt is complemented by delicate embroidery on Fern Grommet Window Panel with just a hint of color on Blooming Gardens Long Hooked Wool Pillow. Cute and cuddly spring bunny is an optional accent.

Apothecary Bed, Blooming Gardens Hooked Wool Pillow, Fern Grommet Panel
Holly Garden Quilt Collection Instantly enhance the energy of your sleeping space with warm hues meant to grab your attention and enliven your mood. Holly Garden Quilt Collection brings warm and vibrant sensations with rich red hues complemented by other accents puling together the same tones. Geranium Bush Spray creates a dash of delight when placed in Wooden Vase.

Sage Apothecary Quilt offers color wheel complement to the red room. Off-white linens keep things feeling fresh. For a less potent punch or for decorating a girl’s room, try using pastel red or soft pink in combination with sage green or sea foam.

Pillows are one way to instantly change the overall appearance of your bedroom as often as you like. Keeping paint schemes and linens within neutral cream and white color ranges ensures that any pillows you pick will make a good fit.

Create a patriotic tribute with George Washington and Abe Lincoln gracing the front of hooked wool pillows, coordinating with Star Hooked Pillows in two colors. Ruffle Flag and Burlap Flag add a final wave to Americana charm. Keep on display just for special Americana occasions, all summer long or throughout the year.

George Washington and Abe Lincoln Hooked Wool Pillows, Burlap Flag Pillow, Ruffle Flag Pillow, Star Hooked Pillows

Upholstered Boston Rocker, Tree of Life, Mini Onion Lamp Living Room

Living rooms are great areas for playing with color. Brighten up your seating space with colorful drapes, accent pillows or upholstered furniture in vibrant fabric print options. Upholstered Boston Rocker sings out with fun flowers in a country tune. Continue a nature inspired theme with Tree of Life Wall Art propped above a versatile side table like Lancaster Side Table. Whimsical and colorful, Set of Birds brings woodland songbird appeal and Mini Onion Lamp adds rustic charm.

Play with various shades of color in one area can enhance to effect while keeping spaces from looking rainbow colored. Sturbridge Lantern Lamp in gold adds yellow tones to this overall green toned landscape, enhanced by Country Shaker Sofa Hall Table in cool spruce and charming country check curtains in vibrant green from Sturbridge Plaid Curtains collection.

Cherry Blossom Potted Display brings a grounded, natural touch. Similar character can be created with any color of your choice by simply remaining open to new combinations you may not have thought of before.

Country Shaker Sofa Hall Table, Sturbridge Lantern Lamp, Sturbridge Plaid Curtains, Cherry Blossom Display
Bright & Cheery Wreath, Handmade Bird Print Lamp, Country Shaker Sofa Hall Table Brighten any space with small hints of color on a variety of accents. Forever flowers are popular ways to add color to any wall, as shown here with Bright & Cheery Wreath.

Handmade Bird Print Lamp is just that, handcrafted from the very top intricately made finial to the reclaimed wood base at the bottom.

Country Shaker Sofa Hall Table in black offers simple contrast and grounded appeal against the brighter colors of the lamp and wreath. For added color, use more flowers or add a pop of color with a bright rug. To keep things toned down, using lots of greenery as shown here will offer the best result.


Kitchens are the heart of the home. You most likely spend a lot of time there. Make dinner prep and entertaining easier with cheerful kitchen decorating that speaks to your unique style. Keep things looking neat and organized while staying true to country roots with sets of Large and Small Wire Baskets for storing spices or mugs. Roosters are common kitchen motifs and Rooster Wall Plank and Rooster Doorstop enhance this theme. By taking colors from each of these accents, like the green and blue pulled out here for the braided rug and flower display, you can create a cohesive look.

Wire Baskets, Rooster Wall Plank, Rooster Doorstop, Mini Onion Lamp
Rooster Chalk Board, Farmhouse Storage Tins, Rustic Wooden Bowl, Shaker Banded Box Rustic kitchen decorating has become increasingly popular over the years. Creating a space that exudes a welcoming vibe makes kitchens warm and inviting, even in the coldest of months.

Rooster Chalkboard continues with the favorite country barn animal theme as Farmhouse Storage Tins bring muted colors to the overall decorating palette. Keep chalk within easy reach in small Shaker Banded Box. Rustic Wooden Bowl in mustard will store items in style. Add your own charming accents like cherished cook books or antique store finds to continue the trend throughout your entire kitchen.

Calico Crow Swag and Chair Pads, Aurora Rug, Sturbridge Lantern Lamp Dining Room

No matter your style preferences, be sure to continue decorating until you reach the dining room. Create lively conversation, enjoy nourishing meals and relish in the company of others in this room. Play up rustic country charms with classic motifs such as the petite primitive crows on Calico Crow Textiles Collection. Paired with muted folk art tones on Aurora Rug this simple swag curtain and matching chair pads really stand out. Barn red Sturbridge Lantern Lamp continues the theme, offering a rich hue to pair with the overall muted mustard scene.

Dining rooms can also be a place for a bit of sophistication to shine. Cream colored with an appealing coffee wash over the final stain finish, Napoleon Side Chair Set with matching Bistro Table bring simple style and a neutral starting base for adding your own style on top. Bring out the rich wood tones with warm red braided carpet. Soften the entire area with lace curtains such as Folk Lace panels in white. Hints of color keep the room from looking blah, available through preserved displays like Cucina Herb Wall Basket or your favorite living plants scattered about. Tulip Scroll Chandelier adds that final graceful touch and mood lighting, too. Napoleon Dining Chairs and Table, Cucina Herb Wall Basket

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Decorating With the Color Red

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
The color red is an enchanting and magical color. Depending on how you to display or light an area with this vibrant shade, it can have either an energetic or a soft and rustic feel. Here we feature an assortment of our products that span all tones of red, including everything from a classic cherry red to a muted barn red. Red also evokes a feeling of romance and love. However you choose to represent this primary color of the rainbow, consider the collection of red items from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop to decorate your home.
Boston Rocker
Country Check Curtains Red Romantic Dining

Pictured here to the left are Classic Country Check Curtains, which are propped in an environment that can easily be recreated in your kitchen or dining area. If you like the hanging light fixture over the table, Fort Hill Pendant comes in red as well. For seating consider Saddle Stool, arriving in a bright, traditional red color. Wide contoured seat makes for immensely comfortable sitting, no matter where you use it. Red is a wonderful color to have in a dining area because the hue stimulates our appetites. Petite Primitive Corner Chair comes in a deep rustic red.

Saddle Stool Red Primitive Chair Red

Bold & Vibrant

Add pops of color throughout your home with red accents that can be surprisingly easy on the eyes. When paired with a neutrally colored room, bright red accent pillows like the petite Lace Heart Pillow will add just the right amount of warm color. Geranium Bush Spray looks great in any room and will remain as pretty as fresh blooming flower all year long (wooden vase sold separately). Keep the room looking neat with a Holly Garden Placemat on a bedside table or under a lamp.

Lace Heart Pillow
Holly Garden Tabletop Collection Geranium Bush Spray

Crimson Folk Art Family Rug An Eye Catching Hue

When it comes to going red on your floors, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has you covered. Seen here to the left in a runner size is Crimson Folk Art Family Rug. Displaying an intricate folk art pattern and plush feel, this rug highlights warm red tones that will enhance your red themed decor. Its beauty lasts thanks to its stain resistant, easy-care polypropylene. Featuring this eye catching hue are Red Wool Floral Fusion Rug, shown in detailed close up below, or Bold Braided Stair Treads. Imagine the decorating possibilities that this color will instantly bring into every room of your home, enhancing the overall mood.

Detail of Red Wool Floral Fusion Rug Bold Braided Stair Tread Red

Energy Around the House

Red creates a feeling of energy in any living space and will surely be noticed, because the brain is naturally attracted to the contrast red gives to an everyday environment. Vintage Desk Phone offers a retro feel to a kitchen, office, or living room. This early 20th century replica version offers all the modern conveniences of today, such as push buttons and redial. Other accents, like Soup is a Hug Soup Bowl, or Berry Hydrangea Wreath, are easy to use around the house all year.

Vintage Desk Phone
Soup is a Hug Soup Bowl Berry Hydrangea Wreath

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