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Monday Must-Haves: Storage & Organization (Winter 2019)

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Our latest Must-Haves list is all about storage and organization, and five new home accents from our Winter 2019 catalog. These items are decorative, but they also function as helpers throughout your home so you can stay on track, stay organized and keep your rooms as tidy as possible throughout the year.

USA Magnet Wall Art | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

USA Magnet Wall Art

This magnet board adds Americana charm and a place to hang important notes, grocery lists and even a photo or two on a wall of your home. The five star magnets are included, too.

Primitive Home Wall Organizer

This metal wall organizer coordinates with the above magnet board, although it will keep your organized all on its own. With five hooks and two envelop slots, this multi-functional home accent is perfect for a kitchen or home command center.

Kitchen Sentiments Tea Towel Calendar

With the start of the new year, it’s time for a new calendar. This one is designed by artist Susan Winget and includes everything you need to hang it on a wall – besides a nail or hook. Keeping track of the days and weeks will be a breeze.

Primitive Home Wall Organizer | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopKitchen Sentiments Tea Towel Calendar | Artist Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopFranklin Storage Cabinet | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Franklin Storage Cabinet

Our newest storage cabinet is made in the USA and offers versatile storage without taking up a lot of space in your home. The brassy hardware offers an antique look, and with the choice of a black finish or stain finish, this home furnishing will fit right into your personal style.

Heart & Arrow Bookends

This set of bookends may be smaller than these other must-have items, but their reputation for tidiness and organization is just as large. Crafted out of cast iron, these durable pieces will sturdily support your favorite books on a bookshelf, desk or mantelpiece.

Heart & Arrow Bookends | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Decorating with Color: 2018 in Review

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Since we are nearing the end of 2018, we are looking back at the blog posts we published this year. Last week, we reviewed our Get the Look posts from 2018, and this week it’s Decorating with Color’s turn. Decorating with Color is a series for which we choose a color scheme and curate photos of rooms and home decor featuring that color. We also offer up tips on how to incorporate that color into your own home, both seasonally and year round.

In October, we zeroed in on the gems that serve as birthstones for that month and featured pink rooms and pink furnishings. Our goal was to show how pink doesn’t have to be an intimidating color, especially in rustic homes, and we think we pulled it off.

Photo by Todd Remington ArchitectSearch living room design ideas

August was all about yellow, and this post was fun, yet challenging to put together because of how great rustic and golden yellows look in homes – AKA, there are so many beautifully styled yellow rooms out there! We featured different rooms and furniture pieces to show that it is truly a color that can be used anywhere.

Photo by ML Designs, Inc.Discover living room design inspiration

At the end of June we went patriotic, and focused on bringing together red, white and blue looks that could last past the Fourth of July. Americana lovers, this post is for you.

Photo by Brewster Home FashionsDiscover kitchen design ideas

To celebrate spring we focused on cheerful greens in May, and like our yellow post, this one shows a variety of ways green can be used in a home.

Photo by handmade – Möbelbau in PotsdamDiscover kitchen design ideas

Pastels took over in April, and we pulled images that either used multiple pastels or just one. Using a pastel in a big way can satisfy a need for subtlety, while still bringing plenty of color to a room.

Photo by Clarke & ClarkeSearch living room pictures

We must have needed a brightening refresher in the snowy days of February, because during that month we featured red exteriors. From doors to porches, siding and barns, we think a splash of red can do any surface a lot of good.

Photo by Martha O’Hara InteriorsDiscover entryway design inspiration

Our first Decorating with Color post of 2018 was all about Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. This color is a bit trickier to use in a home, especially if you prefer muted tones or rustic hues. So we featured the color as an accent – on a wall, in a few throw pillows, a chair, and even a kitchen appliance (for our dream home, of course), and found that we really love purple accents outside.

Photo by Clinton & Associates, PC Landscape ArchitectsBrowse patio photos

Did you enjoy our 2018 Decorating with Color blog series? Tell us your favorite, and if you used any of our tips and/or decor to enhance your living spaces, we would love to know!

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Throwback Thursday: A Bold Room from 2005 (and style tips for today)

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

For this week’s Thursday’s Theme we’re taking it back to our Holiday 2005 catalog, and the living room below. Although this set up is over ten years old, it maintains a timeless look because of the use of staple furniture, decor and classic color.

Throwback Thursday: A Bold Room from 2005 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

First, the colors. If the white furniture doesn’t draw your eye into the image, the red and orange pairing certainly will. Red and orange are analogous colors (as are orange and yellow), which means they are neighbors on the color wheel. This also means that their pairing is pleasing to the eye. While the red in this room has a much more imposing presence, the scattered orange accents move the eye around the room for both a bold yet refined look. These same colors, in addition to small splashes of yellow, are found in the wall art and the quilt hanging on the walls. These help break up the solid colors to make them feel lighter and more airy, thus offering the same effect to the entire room.

Second, the furniture. Another reason why this color pairing works so well is because the furniture is pretty uniform, which allows the color to really take center stage. You may recognize the tables as pieces from our Shaker Furniture collection, and although they have undergone a few slight changes over the years, you can still count on them to coordinate beautifully with each other – no matter which color you choose. The slip-covered furniture is stunning in white here; each piece really grounds the room, and the texture of the fabric prevents it from blending in too much with the walls while still remaining neutral enough as to not clash with the bold colors already in use.

A style tip to keep in mind is when you’re investing in a piece of furniture that will be in your home for a long time, like our Shaker Tables, you can personalize and adapt them to your style in a small yet impactful way: by switching out the drawer pulls. The small wood knobs can be removed with a screwdriver, and you can add your own glass, metal, or other wood pulls.

Learn more about analogous colors here, and let us know about any bold colors you’ve experimented with. We would also love to know if you have any style tips you’ve carried with you throughout the years that have stood the test of time. Leave a comment below!

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