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Throwback Thursday: Five Farmhouse Decorating Posts

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

We’re throwing it back to five of our blog posts featuring farmhouse decor tips and style. Let us know how you use farmhouse home accents, and click on each title below for more details.

Photo by Frederick + Frederick ArchitectsMore hallway photos

The Barn Door: A Favorite Indoor Trend

We wrote about the barn door trend in 2016, and we still see it being incorporated into homes. A pantry door in a country kitchen; as a sliding entry into a powder room; the possibilities are quite endless.

Decorating in Farmhouse Style

This post was inspired by a primitive dining space that emphasizes the function, comfort and timeless appeal of farmhouse style.

Colorful Country Kitchens

Current farmhouse trends are commonly about whites and grays, so we compiled some colorful country kitchens that offer a more personal look.

Farmhouse Flooring We Love

This title really speaks for itself; is there anything better than a farmhouse [wood] floor?

Get the Look: A Cozy, Covered Country Porch

A must-have on – dare we say everyone’s – farm dream house: a beautiful porch. Since this is part of our Get the Look series, we’ve offered suggestions on how to attain the inspirational look with home accents from our catalog.

Photo by J.Fisher InteriorsBrowse porch photos

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Weekly Spotlight: Organized for Back to School

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Red Metal Perpetual Calendar Clock | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

We are now halfway through August and our Fall 2018 catalog, which means the end of summer is approaching. Since this is the time of year many students head back to school, today we are spotlighting five items to keep your home organized for studious family members – whether that pertains to homework, events or quick and easy dinners.

Home Magnet Board & Magnets | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Smith Server Tables Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This laser-cut magnet board is simple in its design but extremely functional for holding appointment reminders, grocery lists and other notes – did we mention those nine magnets are included? And don’t forget about keeping track of the time and date: a perpetual calendar + clock combo is the perfect way to do so. The rustic red finish on the one above turns it into metal wall art that is quite practical.

Adjustable Cage Table Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
Server tables are reminiscent of TV Trays back when TV dinners became popular, but they are so much more than a place to set down dinner if you happen to be watching a movie or television show with the family. They offer a surface on which to set a laptop or notes for studying, especially if you have limited space for a desk in your home or if there is limited tabletop space. Limited tabletop space is also why this adjustable table lamp is a great task lighting option: because of its sleek design it won’t crowd or dominate a work space as it shines light.

Scrolled Rubber Boot Tray | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Finally, you know we love a beautiful doormat, but sometimes a boot tray is better at keeping boots and dirty shoes at bay – especially now when bare feet outside become a rarity. This particular one comes in three sizes so you can choose the one that works in your mudroom, entryway or front hall.

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Family Friendly Home Office

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Whether you’re working from home, need a space to dedicate to your crafting, or want to give the kids (or grandkids) a space they can use after they’ve gone back to school, creating a family friendly home office is simple (and fun), and will give you peace of mind all year long.

Photo by The Window Film Company UK LtdSearch home office pictures

Furniture

Bookcases are some of the most multi-functional pieces of furniture. They can simply be used for books, but are also great for organization and storage of knick-knacks, essentials, and even games for when it’s time to take a break from work.

Country Shaker Tall Bookcases | Made in USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

A large table – like one you may put in a dining room – is perfect for a family home office, but if you don’t have that much space or don’t need that large of a work space, opt for a flat desk with storage.

There are so many options for office and desk chairs, so figure out what type you feel most comfortable in. Maybe you prefer upholstered with a pillow (and maybe a throw), a typical rolling desk chair, or love the look and feel of a stately Windsor.

Photo by Jane Henderson Interior DesignDiscover home office design ideas

Organization

In a home office, shelving and wall organizers are the best way to keep the space clutter free and your stuff within reach. And of course, they offer efficient storage opportunities for you and the kids.

Metal Birds & Ferns Wall Organizer | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Budget Friendly Family Command Center | DIY | Simple As That Blog

Accessories

Task lighting is essential in a home office, and we recommend something adjustable. When it comes to a table lamp, find one with a small footprint.

Keep your home office stocked with pens, paper, a stapler, a ruler and other functional accessories needed for working at home, school projects or kids’ homework. To balance the serious function, keep a vase of fresh flowers (or seasonal flowers that need little maintenance) and/or fun art in the room as well.

Photo by Vanessa BrockwayBrowse home office photos

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