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Get The Look: Rustic Home Office

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

An inspiring home office (or den, or study) is always a very personal space, whether you can give an entire room the title of “home office” or just a corner in a common living area. In general, the ideal home office offers simplicity and rustic charm – the perfect combination for a space that doesn’t leave us feeling cluttered, while maintaining the cozy feeling of the rest of our home. We love how the desk, chair and other home furnishings are arranged below, and we have a few suggestions for how to recreate this area in your own home with decor from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by Hoedemaker PfeifferSearch home office pictures

First off, the desk. You should always choose the type of desk or table that fits your preference and work needs. But to get the above look with the most functionality, we recommend a wood drop-leaf table or an extendable table so you can adjust it to the room and your daily tasks. For a little extra storage, choose a table with a small drawer or shelf. Don’t forget the table or desk lamp for some extra light!

Mission Oak Drop Leaf Desk | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopExpandable Rectangle Dining Table | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSquare Drop Leaf Table | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

As with the desk or table, the chair should offer a level of comfort and support that works for you. In keeping with the rustic look, our Ladderback Arm Chair does the job. In addition to the arms, its high back complements the comfort of the twisted paper seat.

Striped Jute Braided Rug (Tan) | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Our next home accent will likely not come as a surprise to you. For an added layer of coziness, put an area rug on the floor. We are partial to braided rugs, and we recommend using a solid color rug or one with neutral tones to prevent the space from looking too busy.

Chestnut Knoll Braided Utility Basket | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

The rest of the furnishings truly depend on how you use the office space or den, but you really cannot go wrong with a wicker or braided basket for storage, and an extra chair with a throw blanket for reading or enjoying the space without sitting at your desk. Add some wall art or your favorite country print, and keep your writing utensils and some extra paper in a writing box or bin.

What does your ideal home office space look like? Would you go the rustic route like us, or do you have another style in mind? Share your ideas in a comment below!

Mail Pouch Barn Print | Bonnie Fisher | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopConway Industrial Style Desk Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Back to School Idea Board

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

There are a couple more weeks left of summer vacation for students and their families here in New England, but the time for back to school shopping and planning is now. We’ve put together a back to school idea board for the home, which includes suggestions for keeping kids and the entire family focused and productive when they have homework, special classroom projects or need a space to take a breath and relax.

Back to School Idea Board | home office furniture and decor

1. United States Magnet Board | 2. Jules Task Lamp | 3. Glider Rocker & Ottoman Set | 4. Country
Shaker 48″H Bookcase
| 5. Black Corner Desk | 6. Camden Chair

Visit our website for our entire selection of desks, chairs, lighting and other country home furnishings.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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Weekly Spotlight: New Web Exclusive Lighting

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

LED Steeple LanternOur entire lighting collection is on sale until September, but there’s more to see outside the pages of our catalog. Web exclusive lighting is also on sale, and to give you a look into what we offer on our website, we are spotlighting five new lamps that will look perfect inside of your home.

Rustic Swing Arm Table Lamp

Old world charm and decorative appeal are exemplified beautifully in the LED Steeple Lantern, a metal accent lamp with a rustic design and twinkling LED lights inside a glass chimney. This lantern makes a beautiful addition to your farmhouse kitchen or an accent table in the entryway.

For practicality, our Rustic Swing Arm Table Lamp is the perfect size and offers just the right amount of lighting for reading on the sofa or while you work at your desk. Its distressed finish
offers primitive appeal and gives any
space a lived-in look.

Mission Chairside Lamp End TableAlso a practical option and one that saves space is the Mission Chairside Lamp End Table. With an end table and lamp in one, you have the lighting you need next to your furniture and a stylish Mission designed end table on which to place books, electronics and collectibles.

Faye Table LampElda Oval Table Lamp

The final two web exclusive lamps for this spotlight are truly works of art. The first, a romantic design completed with a silken champagne-colored drum shade for a timeless yet stylish look in any room. Designed by Carolyn Kinder, our Faye Table Lamp is a classic decorative and functional home accent. The second is lighting like you have never seen it before; the Elda Oval Table Lamp’s mottled glass shade suspends in the air, supported by a rubbed oval frame. A stunning statement piece designed by Matthew Williams, this decorative accent lamp is not one you or any guests will forget.

Find more web exclusive lighting and our extensive lighting collection at www.SturbridgeYankee.com as well as in our catalog; see what’s new in lighting and illuminate your home all year long.

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