Posts Tagged ‘table runner’

Thursday’s Theme: A Traditional Entryway

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

This week’s Thursday’s Theme is all about creating a warm and inviting space for your guests to look upon when they first enter your home. Whether you have a small alcove or a grand hallway, you can create a charming and traditional design by keeping these following tips in mind.

  1. Focus on one furniture piece. A hallway table, a bench with hidden storage, a coat rack, a chair with an accent table (okay, that’s two), or any other piece you can think of. This will stand as the room’s point of interest, around which the rest of the space will develop. For a traditional look, stick with a neutral or muted color for the chosen furniture piece: black, brown, white; because it can always have color added to it with other decor accents.
  2. A ceiling pendant has a classic look in an entryway, and a lantern-style or Mason jar pendant will amp up the traditional look and give the space just enough light for greeting visitors and increasing the warm and friendly atmosphere. Just one pendant will do; more than one can start making the room feel too crowded rather than light and airy. If you are unable to incorporate a ceiling fixture, find a tabletop light or even a nightlight that evokes a traditional lantern look.
  3. If you do choose the table as the furniture piece, it is fine to leave it bare, especially if the table is a reproduction of a beautifully decorated and constructed antique. However, if you do want to add a little traditional flair and protection to the tabletop, a runner is the best choice. For a fresh look, display a seasonal runner or alternate your favorite runners throughout the year. A traditional runner may have details like hand stitched French knots, or maybe a long layer of appealing lace. To further decorate the table, choose functional accents like a tabletop calendar that has rustic qualities, or a writing utensil holder that is the same color as the table.

Traditional Entryway Decor Tips

Shown Here (All New For Fall 2015): Antiqued Sliding Perpetual Calendar, Maycott Country Writing Desk, French Bronze Mini Pendant, White Pumpkin Wool Runner, Owl Pencil Holder

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Charming Chair Pads

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

A simple way to dress up a room is to dress up the furniture: a sofa, table, or chairs. Whether you have matching furniture or complimentary pieces, a coordinating collection of decorative pieces can help bring everything in a room together. Today our spotlight shines on our new chair pads and the collections they are a part of; let us know how you enjoy them and if they inspired a redesign in your home.

Black Cat Hooked Chair PadBlack Cat Hooked Collection
The Black Cat Hooked Chair Pad features rustic, neutral colors and a friendly black cat that will watch over your kitchen, dining, and other living areas. The twill ties secure the whole piece to almost any chair, and create extra charm to the hooked composition. Create a unique look with just the chair pad, or add the rug, pillow, and floor runner to set a primitive theme in your home. 

Connected Circles Braided Chair PadConnected Circles Braided Collection
This Chair Pad features vibrant folk art colors, and the 100% cotton braids will increase comfort to any chair surface. With red standing out against beige, tan, white, and black, this chair pad will surely impress your guests while making a statement in any room. When used with the unique floor runner and table runner, you can add a casual elegance without having to work too hard. 

Country Spice Cotton Braided Collection
This more classically colored Chair Pad is a great accent to any green, brown, or neutral decor. The high quality, cotton calico print fabrics also enhance the coziness and charm in any room – especially when the braided rug and stair treads from the collection are used to complete the Country Spice look.

Country Spice Cotton Braided Chair PadSheep & Shamrock Braided Jute Chair PadSheep & Shamrock Braided
Jute Collection

Complete a garden or green themed room with this Chair Pad, featuring two shamrocks and twill ties to keep those shamrocks in place. This piece is perfect for everyday and seasonal decorating, and complements most St. Patrick’s Day decor. The whole collection features jute stair treads, a jute trivet, and a jute rug designed with a sheep in a green, shamrock pasture that gives off a welcoming feeling regardless of the time of year.

Hen & Eggs Chair PadHen & Eggs Chair Pad
Add flair to your country or farm-styled decor with this unique Hen & Eggs Chair Pad. This standalone piece works great for adorning a lone, decorative chair or for your dining room table and chair set.

Sea Breeze Cotton Braided Chair PadSea Breeze Cotton
Braided Collection

Add a touch of spring and summer to your chairs all year long with the Sea Breeze Cotton Braided Chair Pad, and its matching rugs and stair treads. The cotton blend fabric is durable and soft, increasing its comfort and versatility. The calming colors are perfect for setting a serene tone in any room in your home, so sit back, relax, and dream of the soothing sea breeze with this chair pad and collection!

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Harvest Table Settings

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

As we get settled back inside for the cooler weather to come, we begin thinking about ways to stay warm and cozy. One of those ways is preparing meals for our family and friends; spending a lot of time entertaining around our kitchen or dining room tables. So let’s take a look at some great seasonal ideas for dressing up your tablescapes. At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have plenty to choose from when it comes to setting your table right this fall.

If your like many of us here in Maine, your trying to hold on to the last final days of summer. The bright, warm sunshine and beautiful flowers are fading away as the leaves begin to turn. A great transitional decor theme for those of you still needing a bit of fresh air and nature, is Sunflowers! We have quite the variety of sunflower themed products, but in regards to your lovely table, consider our Sunflower Placemat or the Sunflower Table Runner to match. Both will provide a casual setting while bringing the beauty of cheery sunflowers indoors.

Our Autumn Leaves Placemat (seen above) is another great harvest way to decorate your table. Our leaves placemat is perfect for every day use but when paired with our Autumn Leaves Table Runner, your place settings will look spectacular. Another idea if your into leaves is our Maple Leaf Placemat, featuring an intricate lace design of a Maple Leaf, that will provide a more formal look. The leaf’s veins on this placemat are those extra details you appreciate this time of year; coming in your choice of earth, goldenrod, or paprika color.

Now when it comes to Halloween, your options at Sturbridge are endless! To begin with, we know you’ll love our Autumn Patch Trivets & Basket Set. A set of 6 braided trivets featuring a different harvest image on each. The orange, gold and brown braided border frames the whimsical folk imagery by folk artist Susan Burd. Next, we have a couple more collections that could be the big hit at your party this year. The Black Cat Placemat and Black Cat Table Runner feature a spooky black cat silhouette atop an orange and white background. Or maybe your more in the mood to cast a spell, so consider the matching Witch Placemat and Witch Table Runner, that should do the trick.

We know creating¬† an inviting and warm environment is important to you, so perhaps you’ll consider one of the above ideas for your country home. As the star of many family dinners and other events to come, don’t forget your tables when decorating this season. Browse the entire collection of Harvest & Halloween Decor, we may have just what you’ve been searching for!


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