Decorating with a Primitive Style
The Primitive Decor 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 a primitive style has never been easier than with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.
Early American colonists would make sure that their furniture had a functional purpose. Characteristics of primitive style furniture include: distressing techniques within the paint application, rubbed or "worn" edges, exposed metal hardware and fine attention to craftsmanship. At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we have numerous furniture pieces that offer the primitive style, but one of our customer favorites is the USA-made Huntboard. Huntboards were traditionally used for serving breakfast, or as a display after a hunt. This furniture piece has distinctive rubbed edges that give the wood an antiqued look.
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 more quickly, allowing quilters to show off their true talent. Speaking of quilts, seen here to the left is our Vintage Star Quilt Collection.This design is perfect for updating your current bedding and is appropriate for all seasons. Quilts like this are characteristic of the primitive style because not only does it appear homemade, but it also combines patterns of checked fabric with country elements such as the stars, all in a muted color palette.