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Quick Tip: Timeless Wood Storage Benches

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Quick Tip: Timeless Wood Storage Benches

A solid wood storage bench, like our Cubby Storage Bench, the Boot & Storage Bench, our Country Shaker Storage Benches and many more, easily adapts to changing trends and style preferences, all the while maintaining its function as a storage solution and/or seating solution for your home. Use totes and baskets for underneath storage, and add extra comforts like decorative accent pillows and bench cushions seasonally or yearly.

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2017 Home Trend: Pantone’s Color of the Year

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Back in December, Pantone released its Color of the Year for 2017: Greenery. This color is inspired by the renewing, reviving and reinvigorating qualities of spring and the newness of the natural world in the days after winter, and as such, will reflect natural and soft lighting for a more refreshed look every day. While you look for new and fresh ways to decorate your home this year, look to nature and this color for inspiration in creating a peaceful escape in every room. Take a look below at some of the simple and more involved ways for incorporating Greenery into your home decor.

Sprawling Family Estate - Chapel Hill, NC
Photo by ML Designs, Inc.Discover farmhouse dining room design ideas

To the Walls

Paint an accent wall or an entire room in Greenery to brighten a space and its decor. As last year’s comeback kid, wallpaper is also a great option, and can add this color to a pantry, closet or entryway if not in a family room or country kitchen.

Farmhouse Home Office
Photo by Search farmhouse home office pictures
Arlington Residence
Photo by 2Scale ArchitectsMore farmhouse powder room ideas

Pillows and Bedding

If you like to change up your bedding every year, or haven’t for a while, try green bedding in the form of a quilt or comforter. Adding throw pillows will create more comfort, and are great for accenting a bench, ottoman or accent chair in your bedroom.

Historic Home Expanded
Photo by Crisp ArchitectsMore farmhouse bedroom photos
Green Bedroom
Photo by Décoration et provenceDiscover farmhouse bedroom design inspiration

In the Kitchen

Greenery looks exceptional on kitchen cabinets, especially in a country kitchen where wood and natural materials thrive in an island, the walls, chairs and flooring. Depending on your tastes, a muted bright green hue may be more complementary, but just as charming.

Kelly Co.  Easton Connecticut
Photo by La Pietra Tile & StoneBrowse farmhouse kitchen photos

On Furniture

Make a statement with a green chair, ottoman or switch out a lampshade for one in Pantone’s Color of the Year. Contrast with wood furniture or other upholstered furnishings to create a cheerful and beautiful family room, den or other space.

Kennebunk Beach House
Photo by Bowley BuildersLook for beach style living room design inspiration

Actual Greenery

If you’re not quite ready for a paintbrush, new furniture or an entirely new room, you can never go wrong with actual greenery! Plants with lush leaves and tall stalks can add depth to a room, color to home accents, and maybe most importantly, can brighten your mood.

Renovation:  Senoia Farmhouse
Photo by Historical ConceptsDiscover farmhouse living room design ideas

Share with us how you’re decorating with Greenery this year – and take a look below for a peek into what you can find for home accents in this color at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Pantone Greenery at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Shown: Blossoms Floral Garland, Fern Garden Table Runner, Secret Owl Mini Framed Canvas Wall Art, Green Starburst Rug, Happy Braids Solid Braided Basket in Lime, Into the Woods Accent Pillow and the Six Lily Mercury Glass Table Lamp.

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New Quilt & Seating Must-Haves

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Frosty Chenille BeddingChristmas may be over, but we are looking forward to starting a new year. Speaking of which, have you checked out our new catalog, the first of 2017? Sign up to get it in the mail or view it online; in the meantime, here’s a peek at our new seating and quilt selections, which, by the way, are all on sale.

New Bedding

Featuring a Colonial Williamsburg® pattern, the Blue Dusk Toile Quilt Collection is rich in tradition, style and timeless appeal. Soft blue adds a calming effect to any bedroom, and is complementary to your primitive collectibles and rustic home furnishings. Offering an even more luxurious look is our Frosty Chenille Bedding. The vintage chenille pattern pops against bright blue cotton and presents an exquisite texture on your bed.

Although not a bedding collection or quilt collection, the new made in the USA Ambrosia Bird Throw features a cheerfully pink large toile pattern that will decorate any bed, rustic bench or country chair. Drape over the back of an upholstered recliner or living room sofa for an extra stylish touch, or use as a light layer while you sit in front of the fireplace.

Ambrosia Bird Blanket ThrowBlue Dusk Toile Quilt Collection

Country Shaker Counter StoolTapestry Glider RockerNew Seating

Introducing the newest edition to our Country Shaker Collection: a Counter Stool! Handcrafted in Maine and available in stain and black, this stool is perfect for surrounding a table in a kitchen or for pulling up a seat at the kitchen counters themselves. For your living room, bedroom or sitting area, our Tapestry Glider & Rocker Set will softly comfort you while adding plenty of style to the space in your home. The luxurious fabric comes in two colors to best serve your furnishing needs, and the cherry finished frame is beautiful all in itself.

Of course, this isn’t all that is new in our Winter 2017 catalog, so visit us at to see all that is available this season. Have a wonderful New Year, and thank you for shopping with us!

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