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Thursday’s Theme: Cubby Storage Benches

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Today’s post is dedicated to the storage bench. But not just any storage bench: the cubby storage bench. The stylish furniture piece that also brings plenty of – you guessed it, storage space – to a room. It’s both a seat and a way to keep your belongings neat and tidy; a way to complement your stylish home without sacrificing organization. But you probably knew this already, so let’s talk specifics when it comes to choosing the right cubby storage bench for you and your home.

Basket Storage Bench | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Large Cubby Storage Bench | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopA storage bench with cubbies that includes baskets is sort of the best case scenario when it comes to this type of furniture piece. You have the option to use the baskets in the bench, or leave the cubbies open if you prefer and use the baskets elsewhere. A bench with a raised or high back also invites people to sit down to put their shoes on or take off hats and mittens.

Knotty Pine 24" Cubby Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThere’s always the option to choose a cubby bench without any baskets included. If you prefer the open storage technique than this type of cubby bench is for you. It’s always important to consider how you are going to use the space, whether that means voting against baskets, voting for them, decreasing the size of the bench, or opting for more cubbies. Will this bench be in a high-traffic area, like an entryway? Maybe an extra cubby would come in handy. Or if you want to allow more space for boot trays or just need a little extra storage outside of a closet, consider that maybe one or two cubbies will do the trick.

Bridgewater Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopDrawers are an added feature to some cubby benches that offer more opportunities for storage. Store garden tools in a mudroom, accessories in an entryway, or use in a child’s bedroom for toys and coloring utensils. Benches that are raised above the floor offer the potential to store items underneath, or at least tuck them away temporarily. Again, it’s all about identifying your storage needs and matching those up with the right cubby bench.

Small Cubby Storage Bench | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopYou’re likely to also consider the finish of your cubby storage bench. If you’re going for a primitive look, choose a bench with a more rough finish, or naturally distressed features. For a more modern or contemporary space, a smooth finish will be your best bet. Often a cubby storage bench will allow for a bench cushion to sit on top, so adding one will heighten the comfort and personal style of the bench.

Knotty Pine 3-Cubby Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Do you have a storage bench (or benches) in your home? How do you make the most out of the seating and storage space? Share your tips and ideas in a comment below.

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Spring 2019 Tulips & Bunnies Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Spring has officially arrived, even though Winter still has a bit of a hold on us here in New England. Nonetheless, it’s the perfect time to start refreshing the rooms of our homes – whether that means diving into a deep spring cleaning session, switching out heavy winter curtains for something softer, or arranging flowers in a favorite vase (or two). We love starting any seasonal refresh in an entryway space, because it’s often the easiest and simplest space to spruce up. We hope that today’s Idea Board inspires you to refresh and recreate the look in your own entryway, and ultimately, throughout your house.

Spring 2019 Idea Board | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

1. Pemaquid Cottage End Table2. Dutch Tulip Plaque3. Tulip Faux Floral Bunch |
4. Scrolled Edge Rubber Mat Tray5. Flower Basket Bunny Doormat6. Bunny Ears Ceramic Vase

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Weekly Spotlight: Spring Fever

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Assorted Flowers Hooked Wool Pillow | Spring 2019 | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHappy first day of spring! This week we are celebrating the Spring Equinox with new decor that will make every day feel and look like spring in your home (click on each title for more details).

Assorted Flowers Pillow

This hand hooked wool pillow features a design from artist Mary Lake Thompson. The three vases are bursting with flower arrangements and color; perhaps you will be inspired to recreate them with fresh flowers.

Bunny with Flower Basket

Create a small display of herbs, flowers or succulents in the basket of this bunny sculpture; its timeless finish will coordinate with whatever seasonal plants you decide on (the flowers shown here are not included).

Bunny With Flower Basket | Spring 2019 | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopQueen Anne’s Lace Faux Spray

Speaking of flowers, this beautiful faux spray of Queen Anne’s Lace (seen with the Bunny with Flower Basket) is perfect for freshening up your home after a long winter, or for adding a neutral contrast to other seasonal arrangements.

Happy Moments Canvas

Charming wall art with both fresh color and a sweet sentiment. Display among similar flowers this spring or continue to admire the colors and cheerfulness throughout the year.

Audubon Upholstered Recliner

This web exclusive recliner is upholstered in a delightful Audubon-inspired fabric. Featuring a subtle and soft color palette, you can enjoy looking at and sitting in this chair even after spring has gone.

Happy Moments Canvas Wall Hanging | Spring 2019 | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopAudubon Inspired Upholstered Recliner | Web Exclusive | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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