Posts Tagged ‘quilted tabletop décor’

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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Decorate with a Primitive Style – New Home Accents from SYW

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Primitive decorating style is one that reminds us of the quiet, uncomplicated, simple living of yesteryear. Modeled after late 18th century and early 19th century early America, there are many unique traits to this theme that you can use in your home today. Decorating with Primitive Decor has never been easier than with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.


Primitive Home Accents

One of the most distinctive features of Primitive Decor is seen in the furniture used. Early American colonists would make sure that their furniture not only took up space, but that it had a functional purpose as well. Characteristics of Primitive style furniture include: distressing techniques within the paint application, rubbed or “worn” edges, exposed metal hardware, and fine attention to craftsmanship.

While we have a lot of primitive style furniture here at Sturbridge, often it’s the little things that really add a feeling of “home-spun” and “homemade” to your decor. Home decor with these attributes will lend very well to the primitive decorating theme. For example, new for winter, our Folk Art Display Balls are great accents to use in any room of the home. Crafted of paper mache, each ball has its own folk art motif. Available as a set of three large balls or four smaller balls, they are distinctively designed with the look of hand painting, in a muted color palette; also very typical of primitive decor. A distressed and crackled-like appearance, adds to their aged appeal.

Domestically Primitive

The quilting revolution gained hold on the American public after sewing machines were mass produced throughout the 1840’s and 50’s. The machine allowed fabric patterns to be created at a much faster pace, allowing those who quilted to show off their true talent.

Quilted textiles such as the tabletop accents found in our new Calico Patchwork Collection, work nicely with the primitive style because they resemble handmade patchwork. Shown here to the left is the Calico Patchwork Table Runner. Bordered with a variety of checks, stripes, a calico print, and other petite floral fabrics, all are displayed in a pleasing arrangement of black and beige. The table runner’s center showcases three beige sections of two black stars, and a black crow. The image of a black crow has long been a notable symbol of primitive decor as well. For more on Decorating with Crows at Sturbridge, click Here.

Update a casual dining area with this runner, or you might consider using it to dress up your mantle space. A Calico Patchwork Table Mat and Calico Patchwork Chair Pad are also available. Choose one or all of the ideas mentioned here, to highlight the warmth and nostalgia that decorating with early American inspired pieces will surely bring to any living space in your home.


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