Archive for the ‘Seating’ Category

Decorating With Color: Everyday Orange

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Orange creates a warm, cheerful look during the fall season, but it can also be a welcoming presence throughout the year. Below we feature some ways in which you can incorporate this color into your own home stylishly and uniquely.

An orange door – interior or exterior – makes a bright statement without overpowering
a room. For an airier look, paint a multi-paned door a bold orange color; the glass will
break it up enough so it’s not too overwhelming.

Photo by The Design AtelierLook for bedroom design inspiration

If you want to try a bold entryway or have some storage space that could be reinvigorated,
go orange! It may give you the extra boost you need as you head out the door,
or serve as a fun accent piece while providing function to you and your family.

Photo by A.L. InteriorsMore entryway photos

Whether you have a window seat in your home or not, you can still add orange pillows or a throw
to any seating area to brighten it up. Or, go orange on your window treatments with luxurious fabric
for a regal, not tacky, look. Mix in other warm colors like yellow and red for a multi-dimensional feel.

Photo by JAMES DIXON ARCHITECT PCLook for hallway design inspiration
Photo by Nancy Gracia for HBS HomeMore kitchen photos

Your kitchen island is another great place to add some orange, as it will add color and spice
to one of your favorite rooms in the house. If you are without an island or don’t feel like making
such a big transformation, opt for orange accessories and countertop storage solutions.

Photo by SWANSON RENOVATIONS LLCSearch kitchen design ideas

We couldn’t end the post without some orange staple furniture! The orange of these
couches and ottoman beautifully reflect all the light pouring into this room, creating a
whimsical yet grounded look among all the wood and rustic home accents. Broken up by
neutral burlap pillows, this furniture breathes life into the room without being too dramatic.

Photo by Mackenzie Wheeler Architects & DesignersMore living room photos

As you can see, orange doesn’t just have to be the bright, almost neon color that may come instantly to mind. Experiment with red-oranges, pale oranges, yellow-oranges and burnt orange and tell us how you’ve made it work!

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Get the Look: Cozy Furnished Patio

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Fall has officially started, but there’s no need to bring all of your parties and celebrations indoors just yet. Create a warm, romantic and peaceful patio or entertaining space outdoors to soak up as much of the evening sun as possible with friends and loved ones before – dare we say it – snow arrives. Here is a little inspiration, and below, how you can get the look with home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by Susie Watson Designs - Look for deck design inspiration
Photo by Susie Watson DesignsLook for deck design inspiration | via Houzz

Wrought Iron Lattice Bench

Pumpkin Farm to Table PillowAutumn Harvest Pillow

You will of course need seating. Our Wrought Iron Lattice Bench is the best option for weatherproof, durable and timeless outdoor seating, and as you can see in the image above, comfort is added with throw blankets and pillows (Teak furniture is another great option).

You can choose to show off the buffalo check or decorative style of your bench cushion, or tuck coordinating throws around it, providing additional coziness and a way to stay warm on chillier nights.

Vintage Tin Lantern Accent LightBuffalo Check ThrowFor lighting (in addition to a warm fire), outdoor candles or lanterns will create a soft glow and add decorative appeal to the space. Our Vintage Tin Lantern Light is made specifically for the outdoors, and even has a timer so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn it off. You could also turn your Mason jars into accent lights with a Solar LED cover that will fit any standard opening.

So pick a seat, enjoy the comforts of these functional and decorative [outdoor] home accents, and gather together with friends and family outdoors this fall!

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Monday Must-Haves: Early Holiday / Harvest Decor

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Happy [early] holidays! Our new catalog is on its way to you (request one here), but in the meantime, we are highlighting five must-haves for the harvest season that are new to Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Maple Leaves & Berries WreathPumpkin Staircase Lighted Canvas PrintFelt Turkey Sculpture

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  • Similar to our Beware of the Stairs Lighted Canvas, this Pumpkin Staircase features lighted accents and a beautiful array of harvest decorations that may even spark some inspiration for decorating the rest of your home.
  • Evergreen Tree Salt & Pepper ShakersAdding to our all-natural wreath collection, the Maple Leaves & Berries Wreath offers a warm color palette for autumn decorating.
  • With multiple fabrics and seasonal colors, this turkey is sure to make a statement in your home this year. The weighted bottom keeps the sculpture upright and its handmade appeal offers a timeless look among your harvest decor.
  • Our newest set of salt and pepper shakers are great for the holidays but also for everyday; create a lodge-like atmosphere in your country kitchen or simply enjoy the natural look of these ceramic evergreen trees in your favorite dining area.
  • Combining the look and timelessness of the classic Ladderback chair with the ultimate comfort of the most comfortable upholstered easy chair, our Searsmont Chair is an obvious choice for this must-have list. The plush cushions are removable and easy to clean, and are available in luxurious fabrics to fit your lifestyle.

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Searsmont Ladderback Arm Chair with Upholstered Cushions

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