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Summer to Fall Sunflower Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

This idea board is inspired by our new Good Sunflower Jute Rug, designed by artist Suzanne Pienta. Its vibrant colors and eco-friendly braids are perfect for the floors of any home, and the sunflowers are a perfect transitional flower as we move away from summer decor to fall home accents. The sunflower motif continues with the Iron Sunflower Mirror, which is as much a striking piece of wall art as it is a wall mounted looking-glass.

The practical furnishings in this entryway idea board include the bench and floor lamp. Both are simple enough to carry from season to season, but provide maximum function in any sized entry. We also included the Blue Bird Print from artist Bonnie Fisher because its colors are complementary to the jute rug, and the imagery shows signs of fall on the farm.

We hope this latest idea board inspires you to freshen up your entry with decor that doesn’t let go of summer quite yet, but is completely welcoming to fall.

Sunflower Entryway Idea Board

1. Iron Sunflower Mirror | 2. Good Sunflower Jute Rug | 3. Basket Storage Bench |

4. Candlestick Floor Lamp | 5. Blue Bird Print

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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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Weekly Spotlight: Summer Clearance 2019

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Our Summer season ends this week, but before we move onto Fall, we are spotlighting five Summer Clearance home accents – and they are all under $25. Take a look below, and browse our entire Clearance section here.

Ribbed Metal Garden Pots

Ribbed Metal Garden Pots | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Strawberry Embroidered Sheer Swag Curtain

Strawberry Embroidered Sheer Swag Curtain | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Floral Terrace Outdoor Accent Rug (1′11″ x 2′11″)

Floral Terrace Outdoor Accent Rug | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Perpetual Calendar Scroll Clock

Perpetual Calendar Scroll Clock | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Fresh Flower Market Sign

Fresh Flower Market Sign | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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