Archive for the ‘Seating’ Category

Throwback Thursday: A Bold Room from 2005 (and style tips for today)

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

For this week’s Thursday’s Theme we’re taking it back to our Holiday 2005 catalog, and the living room below. Although this set up is over ten years old, it maintains a timeless look because of the use of staple furniture, decor and classic color.

Throwback Thursday: A Bold Room from 2005 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

First, the colors. If the white furniture doesn’t draw your eye into the image, the red and orange pairing certainly will. Red and orange are analogous colors (as are orange and yellow), which means they are neighbors on the color wheel. This also means that their pairing is pleasing to the eye. While the red in this room has a much more imposing presence, the scattered orange accents move the eye around the room for both a bold yet refined look. These same colors, in addition to small splashes of yellow, are found in the wall art and the quilt hanging on the walls. These help break up the solid colors to make them feel lighter and more airy, thus offering the same effect to the entire room.

Second, the furniture. Another reason why this color pairing works so well is because the furniture is pretty uniform, which allows the color to really take center stage. You may recognize the tables as pieces from our Shaker Furniture collection, and although they have undergone a few slight changes over the years, you can still count on them to coordinate beautifully with each other – no matter which color you choose. The slip-covered furniture is stunning in white here; each piece really grounds the room, and the texture of the fabric prevents it from blending in too much with the walls while still remaining neutral enough as to not clash with the bold colors already in use.

A style tip to keep in mind is when you’re investing in a piece of furniture that will be in your home for a long time, like our Shaker Tables, you can personalize and adapt them to your style in a small yet impactful way: by switching out the drawer pulls. The small wood knobs can be removed with a screwdriver, and you can add your own glass, metal, or other wood pulls.

Learn more about analogous colors here, and let us know about any bold colors you’ve experimented with. We would also love to know if you have any style tips you’ve carried with you throughout the years that have stood the test of time. Leave a comment below!

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Weekly Spotlight: Web Exclusive Outdoor Furniture

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

That’s right – we’ve added more decor to our selection of Web Exclusives. And more specifically, to our selection of exclusive outdoor furniture. Take a look below.

Eucalyptus Serving Cart With Tray

Slatted Benches | Outdoor Serving Cart

These pieces are all crafted from eco-friendly, sustainably harvested Eucalyptus Grandis wood and finished with a natural oil finish. This makes them durable for use during the spring, summer and fall, and beautiful enough to enhance the natural, decorative value of your outdoor spaces.

The multi-purpose Serving Cart can be stationed on a patio or porch to hold drinks for a garden party or snacks and condiments during a barbecue. It’s also perfect for wheeling around your garden as you landscape or do some additional planting throughout the seasons.

Each bench offers an outdoor seating option; all you have to do is choose between the straight design or curved design. You can see more ways to orient the curved bench here.

Eucalyptus Outdoor Slatted Benches

Wrought Iron Arbor Resting Bench

Wrought Iron Arbor Resting Bench with Back

Wrought Iron
Arbor Benches

One of the most classic and decorative additions to any garden, our black Wrought Iron Arbor Benches provide sturdy seating solutions to complement the elegance, timelessness and beauty of your garden, patio or yard. Whether you prefer the standard bench or one with a back, this petite seat will sit on gravel, grass, mulch, patio bricks and most outdoor surfaces.

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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

Photo by More bedroom ideas

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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