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Throwback Thursday: Holiday 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Saying goodbye to the holiday season – and our Holiday Catalog – is so bittersweet. We are excited for our Winter 2019 selection of home accents, but will certainly miss the warm glow of the harvest season, turkey at Thanksgiving, and all the prep and pomp that goes into Christmas and the last holidays of the year. Which is why we looked back on all of our Holiday 2018 blog posts (from the middle of September to now) and selected ten to feature in our final Wrap-Up of 2018. If there was a blog post – recipe, Quick Tip, DIY project, etc. – that made an impression on you, let us know in a comment.

Tasteful Tuesday: Cheesy Roasted Acorn Squash

Monday Must Haves: Cats Around the House

Kitties Rug | Sally Stetson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Tasteful Tuesday: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Quick Tip: Decorative Dishware

Mason Jar Crafts For Winter Decorating

Mason Jar Luminaries | DIY | My Patch of Blue Sky

Quick Tip: Festive Holiday Ribbon

Tasteful Tuesday: Cran-Apple Sangria

Cranberries

Get the Look: 2018 in Review

Weekly Spotlight: New Lighting for a New Year

Decorating with Color: 2018 in Review

Photo by Clinton & Associates, PC Landscape ArchitectsLook for patio pictures

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Get the Look: 2018 in Review

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Since we are nearing the end of 2018, we are looking back at the blog posts we published this year, starting with our Get the Look series. For this feature, we spotlight a photo of a room that aligns with our style and design preferences, and describe how you can get the look with decor from our catalog and website.

The common theme across all three 2018 Get the Look posts? Achieving coziness with simplicity. In Get the Look: A Primitive Cottage Bedroom, we talked about how personal touches can turn any room into a stunner, and that function is a great complement to form when details are given extra attention.

Cottage Quilts | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Get the Look: A Cozy, Country Covered Porch describes ways to make your porch (patio, outdoor seating area, etc.) an ideal space for chatting with friends or indulging in some alone time. By incorporating the correct (and minimal) lighting and seating for your lifestyle, the porch will be your favorite place to hang out.

Portico Cablelock Braided Rug | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Rustic Country Huntboard | Get the Look | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopLast but certainly not least, our Get The Look: Simple Country Entryway post offers tips for styling and furnishing a welcoming entryway that still speaks to your personal tastes and lifestyle.

Did you enjoy our 2018 Get The Look blog posts? Tell us your favorite, and if you used any of our tips and/or decor to enhance your living spaces, we would love to know!

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Get the Look: A Primitive Cottage Bedroom

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

While we can’t offer you a beautiful door leading out to a pretty balcony, we can help you achieve the cozy, airy and primitive [indoor] cottage look depicted below. This bedroom may be small, but it’s filled with such personal touches we can’t help but be charmed by it.

Photo by Virge Temme Architecture IncMore bedroom ideas

Freeport Ticking Stripe Throw | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Bedding

It would be wrong to start with anything but the quilt. A quilt adds interest and whimsy to a bedroom, not to mention comfort, and whether your preference is a solid color or pattern, we have a variety of quilts that would work in a primitive cottage bedroom (Apothecary, Rosemary, and Blue Dusk shown here). When choosing coordinating accent pillows or shams, look for similar colors and alternative textures for maximum style. And we all know that a throw at the edge of a bed adds a relaxed look to a room while offering extra warmth for cooler nights.

Cottage Quilts | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Captain's Desk | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Desk

It doesn’t matter if the desk holds a laptop or your stationary for corresponding with friends; there’s no reason for it not to be beautiful. The Captain’s Desk (also available in black and chestnut) is part of our web exclusive selection of furniture, and it’s made here in the USA. In a cottage bedroom, and especially a small cottage bedroom, a quaint desk with storage options like this also makes for a great bedside table.

Unconventional Wall Art

We love the look of an unconventionally sized print in a bedroom like the one pictured above. Our Sunny Daze Canvas Print is bright and, well, sunny, and can be hung horizontally or vertically. For seasonal charm, the wide Red Barn in the Woods Canvas Print is a perfect option.

Red Barn in the Woods Lighted Canvas Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sunny Daze Canvas Print | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Black Hyacinth Cocktail Storage Trunk | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopAt the Foot of the Bed

A trunk or chest at the foot of the bed offers more storage for blankets and keepsakes, as well as an extra seat. The Black Hyacinth Storage Trunk offers modern storage with the nostalgic look of a primitive, handwoven trunk.

Overall, a primitive cottage bedroom should emanate vibrancy and functionality, two things that give it timeless life. Find out more ways you can incorporate a primitive look in your home here, and tell us how you would give this bedroom
a personal touch in a comment below.

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