Posts Tagged ‘Home Organization’

Weekly Spotlight: Organized for Back to School

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Red Metal Perpetual Calendar Clock | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

We are now halfway through August and our Fall 2018 catalog, which means the end of summer is approaching. Since this is the time of year many students head back to school, today we are spotlighting five items to keep your home organized for studious family members – whether that pertains to homework, events or quick and easy dinners.

Home Magnet Board & Magnets | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Smith Server Tables Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This laser-cut magnet board is simple in its design but extremely functional for holding appointment reminders, grocery lists and other notes – did we mention those nine magnets are included? And don’t forget about keeping track of the time and date: a perpetual calendar + clock combo is the perfect way to do so. The rustic red finish on the one above turns it into metal wall art that is quite practical.

Adjustable Cage Table Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
Server tables are reminiscent of TV Trays back when TV dinners became popular, but they are so much more than a place to set down dinner if you happen to be watching a movie or television show with the family. They offer a surface on which to set a laptop or notes for studying, especially if you have limited space for a desk in your home or if there is limited tabletop space. Limited tabletop space is also why this adjustable table lamp is a great task lighting option: because of its sleek design it won’t crowd or dominate a work space as it shines light.

Scrolled Rubber Boot Tray | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Finally, you know we love a beautiful doormat, but sometimes a boot tray is better at keeping boots and dirty shoes at bay – especially now when bare feet outside become a rarity. This particular one comes in three sizes so you can choose the one that works in your mudroom, entryway or front hall.

Post to Twitter Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to MySpace Post to StumbleUpon

Family Friendly Home Office

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Whether you’re working from home, need a space to dedicate to your crafting, or want to give the kids (or grandkids) a space they can use after they’ve gone back to school, creating a family friendly home office is simple (and fun), and will give you peace of mind all year long.

Photo by The Window Film Company UK LtdSearch home office pictures

Furniture

Bookcases are some of the most multi-functional pieces of furniture. They can simply be used for books, but are also great for organization and storage of knick-knacks, essentials, and even games for when it’s time to take a break from work.

Country Shaker Tall Bookcases | Made in USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

A large table – like one you may put in a dining room – is perfect for a family home office, but if you don’t have that much space or don’t need that large of a work space, opt for a flat desk with storage.

There are so many options for office and desk chairs, so figure out what type you feel most comfortable in. Maybe you prefer upholstered with a pillow (and maybe a throw), a typical rolling desk chair, or love the look and feel of a stately Windsor.

Photo by Jane Henderson Interior DesignDiscover home office design ideas

Organization

In a home office, shelving and wall organizers are the best way to keep the space clutter free and your stuff within reach. And of course, they offer efficient storage opportunities for you and the kids.

Metal Birds & Ferns Wall Organizer | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Budget Friendly Family Command Center | DIY | Simple As That Blog

Accessories

Task lighting is essential in a home office, and we recommend something adjustable. When it comes to a table lamp, find one with a small footprint.

Keep your home office stocked with pens, paper, a stapler, a ruler and other functional accessories needed for working at home, school projects or kids’ homework. To balance the serious function, keep a vase of fresh flowers (or seasonal flowers that need little maintenance) and/or fun art in the room as well.

Photo by Vanessa BrockwayBrowse home office photos

Post to Twitter Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to MySpace Post to StumbleUpon

Monday Must-Haves: Everyday Function from Fall 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Pleated Bronze Adjustable Floor Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopOur Fall 2018 catalog is now live, and if you’re not yet ready to flip through pages of Halloween and Harvest decor, don’t worry! There are still plenty of items that can be incorporated into your home all year long. Today we’re featuring five of those items, which are not only decorative but also offer every day function.

First is our Pleated Bronze Adjustable Floor Lamp. Three of the best things about this lamp are its decorative pleated shade; its adjustable functionality; and its sale price (Fall = Lighting Sale here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop). Not only does this lamp adjust vertically, but the arm also swivels so you can direct light where you need it. The 3-way bulb socket also means you can adjust the amount of lighting in a room.

Home Magnet Board & Magnets | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Removable Tray Bar Cart | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe Home Magnet Board is a laser-cut home accent that is simple in design but highly functional in your home. The nine magnets are included so you can start organizing right away.

This next item is already a favorite among us here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. The Removable Tray Bar Cart is ideal for entertaining, but its multi-purpose potential gives it must-have quality. Both wood trays on the metal frame are removable, so you can easily serve guests or move food from the kitchen to another room. The wheels make it a breeze to move the entire cart, and they feature a locking mechanism that will sturdily hold this furnishing in place. The charming design makes it beautiful for displaying all year long, but since the trays are removable and the frame easily folds up, it’s a cinch to store, too.

What’s better than a rustic wood basket? Three of them! The three baskets shown below make up a set to give you more styling options in your home. Hang this Basket Trug Set up on a wall or place on a tabletop to hold fruit (liner recommended), flameless candles and collectibles within a centerpiece.

Last but certainly not least are the Black Cat Salt & Pepper Shakers. These whimsical kitchen accessories are perfect for any cat lover, and will decorate your table or countertops while offering extra seasoning for your meals. They also come in handy as a fun gift for a friend.

Basket Trug Set | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopBlack Cat Salt & Pepper Shakers | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Which one of these must-haves is your favorite? Share your answer in a comment below, and find all of our new Fall 2018 home accents here.

Post to Twitter Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to MySpace Post to StumbleUpon