Archive for the ‘Rugs’ Category

Quick Tip: Outdoor Rugs

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Quick Tip: Outdoor Rugs | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Whether you’re setting up a patio set or a simple sitting area with a rocking chair, an outdoor rug can help make an outdoor space feel more like an outdoor living space. Shop this Quick Tip here, and browse all of our durable, easy-care outdoor rugs on our website.

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Thursday’s Theme: Get Caught Reading

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

May is Get Caught Reading Month, which is an opportunity to promote reading at any and every age. Since we specialize in home decor, we’re getting in on the fun by featuring six reading nooks in which we wouldn’t mind getting caught reading.

The Quintessential Reading Nook

Photo by Crisp ArchitectsSearch family room pictures

The Reading Nook With a Secret [Room]

Photo by Jessica Helgerson Interior DesignBrowse living room ideas

The Naturally Lit Reading Nook

Photo by JH BuildersMore hallway photos

The Warm and Timeless Reading Nook

Photo by Dichotomy InteriorsMore living room photos

The Luxuriously Comfortable Reading Nook

Photo by Marsh & Co Furniture & Furnishings Ltd.Browse living room ideas

The Classic Bedroom Reading Nook

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Which one is your favorite? Share your must-have reading nook furniture and accents (in addition to books!) in the comments below.

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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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