Bring Home Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery


It happens every year; Pantone selects its Color of the Year. For 2017 one of our favorite colors was selected – Greenery.

Greenery symbolizes new beginnings. Pantone states that it’s “illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

Love this color, too? Incorporating Greenery into your home, apartment, or office is simple. Here’s what we’ve been doing in our Old Barn Star home.


Welcome Your Guests

As the saying goes, “first impressions mean everything”.

We love the look of a freshly painted green front door and are in the process of painting ours! We can’t wait to see our guests’ faces as we welcome them into our home with this fresh, bright color.

Accents, Décor, and More

From accent pillows, to picture frames, and even plants, you can add Pantone’s Color of the Year into every space with ease.

We just redid our guest bedroom with greenery spotted on the pillowcases and lightly painted on the room’s vanity.

In our main living area we like to keep fresh flowers that include heavy greens with one pop of color. It such a simple (and inexpensive) way to switch up your décor.

If you’re looking to make a bigger change, we have beautiful handcrafted barnwood tables that can be painted or stained with any color you’d like.

We recently created this piece for our customer and we think Pantone would love it. What do you think?

So, what do you think? Have we inspired you yet?

Let us help you create your own one-of-a-kind furniture with this warm and welcoming color. Contact us today to start designing.

Country Living in the City: How to Bring Barnwood into Your City Apartment

Your home is a reflection of you. So, what happens when you move into a big city but the country holds your heart?

Incorporating barnwood furniture and décor into your city apartment is simple and will allow you to travel back to your roots just by walking through the door.

Replace Standard Doors with Sliding Barnwood Doors

Taking down a bedroom, closet, pantry, or bathroom door is simple. Also, it makes quite the difference! Add a track to the wall that allows for a barnwood door to slide open and shut. Make it your own with fun hardward and a stain that suites your style.

barnwood sliding door

Barnwood Kitchen Accents

If you’re renting there’s always the issue of not wanting to invest too much time and money into your space, especially since there’s a chance it won’t be your forever home.

Bringing in temporary accent pieces like pallet wood pictures, wine or coffee mug racks, cooking utensils, and even cutting boards to be left on display are sure to add that rustic country flair that warms your heart.

barnwood accents

Barnwood Table in the Center of it All

Whether in your kitchen as a café-style round table or in your living room as a coffee table, a barnwood table in the center of your place will look not only beautiful but will serve as a place to gather with the ones that you love.

coffee table

Want to create your own custome barnwood furniture for your apartment or home? Let’s get started, contact us today.

Don’t forget, we also have our Etsy page with finished furniture for purchase!

Design Tip: Decorating with Barnwood Chairs

When you begin decorating or redecorating your home, how much time is spent considering new chairs? Whether in your kitchen, dinning room, office, or other living spaces, barnwood chairs can be the solution to completely pulling together the look of a room.

Customize with Colors and Accents

Whether you need a pop of color to break things up or you’re looking to match the color scheme of a room, a chair is a fun and easy way to incorporate such colors.

We recommend painting a chair or barnwood stool with a bold color for an eye-catching surprise, or try a more sublet approach by incorporating all the colors of the room into a single chair.

barnwood stool

rustic barnwood chair

Add Some Rustic Flair

Reclaimed oak chairs and stools can completely transform the look and feel of a room in your home or office. Selecting various stains and finishes can take a barnwood chair from dull to full of life in just a coat or two!

The Possibilities are Endless

Who’s to say that you need six traditional chairs around a table? Switch things up by getting three chairs for one side and a bench for another.

Feeling a little more adventurous? Don’t get a single matching chair for your dinning area. People will be inspired by the originality!

barnwood chairsReady to get started in created your own custom barnwood chairs? Contact us to start the design process toady!

Need a little inspiration first? Visit our page to see what barnwood furniture we currently have in-stock.