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Get The Look: A Cozy, Covered Country Porch

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

We love the look of a casual, comfortable covered porch. This one (from Houzz) effectively and functionally combines some of our favorite types of furniture to create a space that is perfect for chatting, having afternoon cocktails, or enjoying some peace and quiet. Below we show you how you can get a similar look on your covered porch by using furniture and decor from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by J.Fisher InteriorsMore porch ideas

Cottage Rocker | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopCan you call it a country porch if there isn’t at least one rocking chair on it? We prefer at least two, and the ones on the covered porch above are just perfect. Our Cottage Rocker features a similar design and is available in seven colors (black shown to the left) so you can really personalize, coordinate, and/or contrast your porch. Although porch rockers command their space, they are also quite complementary to other porch furniture, like a couch or a bench. Wood benches are best, and you can make them more cozy by adding cushions and pillows. A Windsor Bench looks great with our Cottage Rocker, but you can also incorporate a smaller Pine Bench or other similar seating to fit your exact space.

Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopTo ground the furniture pieces, and make your covered porch look more like an outdoor family room, use an outdoor rug and coffee table. Because it will be outside, make sure the rug is easy-care and durable – our Portico Cablelock Braided Rug Collection is made just for this purpose. The coffee table is a little more stylish than functional in this situation, but it still makes a great surface to set down drinks, snacks and a vase of flowers.

Finally, the perfect lighting fixture can turn any covered porch into a dreamy area as the sun sets and goes down. We love the hanging lantern in the Houzz picture, but you could also use a Seeded Glass Lantern or another light that is vintage or made to look that way.

Portico Cablelock Braided Rug | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Monday Must-Haves: New Sheep Home Accents

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Let Freedom Ring Sheep Doormat | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWe’re all about decorating with sheep this winter, which means we’ll also be ahead of our spring decor game in a couple of months. Take a look below at five of the newest must-have sheep home accents from our catalog.

Let Freedom Ring Sheep Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Freedom Sheep by artist ©Beth Albert

The coordinating Let Freedom Ring Sheep Doormat and Print add folk art charm to your front porch, hallway or entry – whether you’re redecorating your farmhouse or celebrating the Fourth of July. Did we mention they are both made in the USA?

Smiling Sheep Canvas Print | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSmiling Sheep

Also made in the USA is the Smiling Sheep Canvas Print – one of our more whimsical pieces of wall art that is sure to bring a smile to your own face.

Pure Wool

This wood sign would be perfect for a laundry room or bathroom; its versatility allows for hanging on a wall or displaying on a tabletop.

Pure Wool Sheep Sign | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sheepish Paper Towel Holder

Our newest novelty paper towel holder features great detail and enough space for one roll of paper towels in the kitchen.

Sheep Paper Towel Holder | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Get the Look: Simple Country Entryway

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

For a breezy entryway that looks put together but not cluttered, focus more on items that keep a room grounded and the rest will fall into place. Take a look below for inspiration, and to see how you can get the look with home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by Tama BellBrowse entryway ideas

Rustic Country Huntboard | Get the Look | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe console table above makes a beautiful, welcoming statement in this entryway, and its dark finish contrasts nicely with the airy, light colors of the room. The distressed surface coordinates with the hardwood floors, which gives a softer look to the bulky piece. Our Rustic Country Huntboard offers the same effect, as well as storage options for linens, knick knacks and other items. For a pop of color, an area rug is the perfect solution. Our USA made Portico Cablelock Braided Rug creates the same brightness and color scheme as the rug above, and will last under the feet of numerous guests and family members.

As you can see, the space above is decorated quite minimally, but it still emits a warm, welcoming feeling to give a great first impression. A vase or large container filled with greens and tall plants (Bells of Ireland, White Muscari, real or Artificial Grass) placed on the table adds a natural look that can be easily switched out season by season. Flanked by two lanterns with pillar candles inside, the tabletop is styled simply yet beautifully.

Beveled Iron Wall Mirror | Get the Look | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

A mirror enhances the open feel of the room, and gives you a chance for a last-look on the way out the door. A mirror works best here (as opposed to wall art or a print) because of its glass lantern complements, natural wood elements throughout the space, and the ability of this home accent to spread natural light – of which you can never have enough.

Consider incorporating these pieces into your entryway, or use the tips and suggestions to enhance the design of an existing space in your home.

Portico Cablelock Braided Rug Collection | Get the Look | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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