Archive for the ‘Seating’ Category

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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Weekly Spotlight: 2018 Winter Sale – Seating

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Our last Weekly Spotlight was all about our new quilts, so this week we turn the spotlight on our seating. Not only is this selection new, it’s also part of our 2018 Winter Sale, featuring special savings on select quilts, chairs, benches and more. Click on the images to learn more.

Ava Upholstered Glider & Ottoman

Made in the USA | 5 Color Options

Ava Upholstered Glider & Ottoman | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Dane Dining Chairs

Set of 2 | Unique seat and back design

Dane Dining Chair Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Dorian Leather Rocker

Plush seat and neck cushions | 2 Color Options

Dorian Leather Rocker | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Dorian Leather Chair & Ottoman

Plush seat, neck and feet cushions | 2 Color Options

Dorian Leather Chair & Ottoman | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Get the Look: A Cozy and Classic Reading Nook

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Reading nooks – big or small – offer you a space in your home where you can go to escape and relax. Whether you flip through your favorite magazine, pick up a favorite book or read the newspaper with your morning coffee, the coziness and simplicity of the space is perfect. Below is a great reading nook that features just a few pieces of furniture that create a coziness that isn’t overdone. You can get a look similar to this one with furniture and home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, so keep reading for inspiration.

Photo by Crisp ArchitectsLook for hallway design inspiration

Snowflake Knit Throw

A comfy chair is the must-have item for a reading nook. We like the armchair + ottoman combination, but a recliner or rocking chair would work just as nicely if you prefer – it is your nook after all!

The pillow adds a little extra comfort and serves to break up the pattern of the chair to make the space more aesthetically appealing and welcoming. The same goes for the throw blanket, and both accents enhance the comfort of the reading nook.

(Get the look with these key furnishings from SYW: the Kingfield Chair and Ottoman, the Queen Bee Burlap Pillow and the Snowflake Knit Throw)

Kingfield Chair, Ottoman, and Queen Bee Burlap Pillow

The floor lamp is a great option here because it does not take up much space, and importantly, it doesn’t take up space on an end table that serves as your reading material’s own resting spot. Gauge how high or low you sit in the chair to find the perfect lighting option for you.

Chairside Storage Table

Add an area rug to complement the furnishings in this space, and of course, enhance that warm, comfortable look. Some extras you could include are a Round Backless Stool, which can serve as an accent table without taking up a lot of space (and it’s easily movable so you can take it to other parts of the house as needed), and plants for greenery and better air.

The chairside table shown above is the perfect size for a reading nook, and as you can see it can be used to display a plant, collectibles or your books themselves. Our Chairside Storage Table has a similar footprint and maximizes the space by providing a hidden storage compartment under the tabletop. We have serious bookshelf envy with this reading nook, but if your relaxing space is smaller, bookshelves will only clutter the space; hence our suggestion for the table and stool. But if you
do have the room, we have a variety of sizes and styles of
bookcases you can find here.

Make a reading nook your next weekend project, or add an extra stylish accent to your current space, and enjoy the serenity – no matter how long (or short!) it lasts.

Wool Persian Fern Rug

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