Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Spotlight’

Wednesday Spotlight: Bear Decor

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Bear Foot RestThe official start to fall is exactly two weeks away, and already we’ve started hunkering down for colder days. We love the look of a rustic cabin, especially in the autumn and winter seasons, because the cozy décor emulates warmth and welcome throughout your home. Bear décor is very complementary to this type of style, and we are happy to Spotlight five of our favorite bear-themed accents to create a comfortable woodsy atmosphere in your home. Whether you reside in a true wilderness cabin or are looking to amp up the cozy feel of your home this season, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has you covered with these charming bear decoratives.

Pinecone Bear Rug in Red

This little bear is a customer favorite – providing a soft place to rest your feet and adding inviting character into any room. Available as a brown bear, black bear and polar bear, you can decide how this foot rest will best complement your décor and add rustic appeal to your home during the colder months and throughout the year.

Also soft and warm underfoot is our Pinecone Bear Rug.

Black Bear Pillow

Featuring two bears standing next to pine trees, surrounded by leaves, acorns and pinecones, this rug is ideal for a cabin in the woods or a country-styled room in your home. It provides protection to your floors and gives your feet something plush to walk on. Available in many sizes and two color designs, this rug will fit your personal style needs.

Bear Lamp FinialSimilar to our Pinecone Bear Rug is a hand hooked wool pillow by artist Lisa Hilliker. The rustic, nature-inspired colors create an eye-catching effect in contrast to the black bear; this pillow will make a bold and welcoming statement in any room. You can display it in your country entry solely as a decorative accent, or place it in your cozy family room for comfortable appeal.

Sometimes subtlety makes just as charming of a statement, so for a bear-y subtle look, we recommend our Bear Lamp Finial. Crafted from antiqued brass, this little guy will add an eye-catching look to any table or floor lamp while holding the lampshade in place. Coordinate with rustic décor or place multiple in any room for a complementary look.Welcome Bear Wall Sign

Tie all of your bear décor together in your home with the Welcome Bear Wall Sign. The holly and berries complement holiday décor, but also provide a nature-inspired look throughout the year in an entryway or family room. Constructed from distressed wood panels, this rustic accent will add a hint of the country to your home and create that cabin escape you’ve dreamed about.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Family Room

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Stockton Oak Cocktail Storage TrunkPerhaps one of the most important rooms in the house, you want to fill your family room with lots of love and memories, as well as functional and stylish décor. From furniture to accents, here are the five items we think are most essential.

Green Stafford ChairFurniture

Save the stiff, formal furniture for an office or parlor setting – your family room should be comfortable and relaxed. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, however. Our Stafford Chair has soft cushions and a traditional profile that will keep your family cozy while they watch TV, read a book, or partake in family game nights. In addition, the classic color options allow for complementing or accenting your already favorite furniture.

While the Stafford Chair has a coordinating ottoman, we suggest a coffee or cocktail table for the family room to tie the whole room, and family, together. A storage trunk is a great option for this room because its sturdy construction carries out the traditionally cozy feel of the room, and provides adequate storage space for games, extra blankets and throws, or other treasured family items. This Stockton Oak Storage Trunk is offers a complementary, elegant, and classic look to the room.

Country Shaker Corner TV StandIf TV and movies are your family’s thing, we suggest our Shaker Corner TV Stand. The solid and traditional design of the Shaker furniture is complementary to the above furniture and other home accents, and it will fit snugly in the corner of the room; out of the way of other furniture but still fully functional when movie night rolls around.

Accents

An area rug always enhances the relaxed feeling of a room, and there is no better rug for a family room than our Folk Art Family Rug. We love this rug in the buttermilk color, because it is simple to coordinate other décor around it. The details shed light on family values and traditions, and make a great conversation piece when outside members of the family or friends come to visit.

Finally, we know you love capturing special family moments and occasions with photos, so we suggest placing those captured events in the Family Puzzle Piece Frame, and its complementing frames. It will portray a piece of your life that is important, and decorate a family room wall with treasured images.

Buttermilk Folk Art Family Rug

Family Puzzle Piece Frame

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Wednesday Spotlight: Coastal Scenes

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Rockland Breakers PrintWhether we like it or not, summer is starting to wind down. Soon it will be time for back to school, sweaters and raking leaves. To keep the spirit of summer fully alive while it is still here, this week we are spotlighting five of our favorite beachy or water-inspired prints from five different artists. Whether you choose to decorate with the ocean in mind during the summertime months or all year long, you will find what you and your home need here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Wells Maine Coastal Print

On the Coast

Here in Maine, we can’t help but be partial to lighthouses and the rocky coastline that makes our state so distinct. Artist Charles Wysocki has created an engaging and scenic view of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in his Rockland Breakers Print. A nautical landscape, sailors in the water, and of course, the lighthouse, make this accent a regal and imaginative image to hang on any wall.

Also drawing inspiration from beautiful Maine locations is artist Pat DeSantis. We love the colors and details in the Wells Maine Coastal Print, which creates a festive and youthful look into one of our prettiest coastal towns. This image is versatile as far as where you place it in your home; spruce up a hallway, a child’s playroom or a family room with the sights of Wells and the ocean.

Sailors Return PrintYes, we do also see the fluffy white snow on the ground in this Bonnie White print, and while we do not want to think about the weather getting colder as we get closer to winter, this image will give any wall a classic coastal look in your home. We love beachy reminders, and the calm water behind this cozy community is a beautiful testament to the coast, even when days are short and full of snow. Incorporate the nautical theme into your décor throughout the year; not just in the summertime.

Renew Print

Beach Entrance Print

Sandy Escape

With an uplifting quote almost as serene as the image, artist Bonnie Mohr has created a wall accent that will Renew and maintain a peaceful look and feel in whatever room you place it. The soft gold and blue hues of the sand meld with the calm water and landscape, inspiring relaxation among your everyday tasks and throughout the year.

Artist Christopher John employs a special technique in creating his images; digitally transforming authentic photographs to create and portray unique colors and moments. His Beach Entrance Print is especially extraordinary because of the way the white sand stands vivid against the warm glow of sun and clouds, and among the lush, fenced in greenery. This accent is sure to make a statement anywhere in your home, and complements your own photos of favorite coastal locations to admire all year long.

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