Posts Tagged ‘living room furnishings’

Thursday’s Theme: Living Rooms We Love

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Today we’re sharing a few living rooms that have caught our eye and charmed our hearts, with their farmhouse inspiration and primitive style. Tell us your favorite below!

The fireplace, mirror and built-ins really steal the show here. The warm rustic quality of the wood grounds the beautifully patterned chairs, bold sofa and brightly colored rug and curtain, so that the room maintains its farmhouse appeal while feeling light and fun. And check out those shiplap walls and ceiling!

Photo by Dan Ruhland Designs LLCLook for living room design inspiration

This farmhouse living room features a clean, sophisticated look that enhances the beauty of even the practical home accents. The tray on the ottoman (we need to get ourselves that tea set!), the grandfather clock and that trunk under the window are all practical items that add personal charm to the room, rather than diminish it. The country print above the mantelpiece helps draw our eyes upwards to that cheerful ceiling; the decorators really knew how to use these colors.

Photo by KISTLER & KNAPP BUILDERSBrowse living room photos

Like the previous room, the one below has a small footprint that would be typical of old primitive homes, especially here in New England. In this room, however, warm neutrals are the draw. From the ceiling to the floor, this rustic inspired room is made more charming by personalized accents (on either side of the fireplace) and lighting inspired by antique lanterns.

Photo by Cameron StewartBrowse living room ideas

Moving towards the more contemporary farmhouse, this vast living room is minimally furnished but in no way lacks style. The various lamps around the room help surround the beautiful upholstery and rustic furniture with coziness, and antiques among the books enhance the room’s primitive character. Our only complaint is that the settee is too far from the fireplace…

Photo by All Atlanta Properties – NW GA OfficeMore living room photos

There’s no denying the primitive beauty of this living room. The fireplace wall (with hidden storage) is definitely the focal point; is there a more perfect reddish brown color than that? We are then drawn to the Shaker table to the right of the fireplace – holding that lamp – and then of course to the buffalo plaid chair! The rest of the furniture in the room (another settee, the Windsor chair, coffee table, console table) makes a solid case for acquiring timeless furnishings and sticking to the style of your home. And that hardwood floor is irresistible, of course.

Photo by Griffiths Construction, Inc.Browse living room ideas

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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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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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