Posts Tagged ‘home office’

Weekly Spotlight: Basic Home Office Essentials

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

As we come up on the end of August and the beginning of September, we can’t help but think about the end of summer vacation. For many families, this means back to school shopping and organizing homes to kick off the new school year in a fresh and prepared manner. And for others, this is the perfect time to straighten out the home office or den to ensure that the end of the year is as successful as possible.

For this week’s spotlight, we’re featuring five basic home office essentials that will add decorative appeal to your interior spaces. All five will also add extra storage and ways to better organize office supplies, to-do lists and so much more. Click on each image for all the details.

Hey Look What I Made Cork Board

Hey Look What I Made Cork Board | USA

Large Office Organizer

Large Office Organizer

Rustic Magnet Board

Rustic Magnet Board | USA

Black Lab Chalkboard

Black Lab Chalkboard

Dog Pencil Holder

Dog Pencil Holder

How do you stay organized this time of year? We’d love to hear your ideas for keeping your home (and your self) in order after summer is over.

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Get The Look: Rustic Home Office

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

An inspiring home office (or den, or study) is always a very personal space, whether you can give an entire room the title of “home office” or just a corner in a common living area. In general, the ideal home office offers simplicity and rustic charm – the perfect combination for a space that doesn’t leave us feeling cluttered, while maintaining the cozy feeling of the rest of our home. We love how the desk, chair and other home furnishings are arranged below, and we have a few suggestions for how to recreate this area in your own home with decor from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

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First off, the desk. You should always choose the type of desk or table that fits your preference and work needs. But to get the above look with the most functionality, we recommend a wood drop-leaf table or an extendable table so you can adjust it to the room and your daily tasks. For a little extra storage, choose a table with a small drawer or shelf. Don’t forget the table or desk lamp for some extra light!

Mission Oak Drop Leaf Desk | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopExpandable Rectangle Dining Table | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSquare Drop Leaf Table | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

As with the desk or table, the chair should offer a level of comfort and support that works for you. In keeping with the rustic look, our Ladderback Arm Chair does the job. In addition to the arms, its high back complements the comfort of the twisted paper seat.

Striped Jute Braided Rug (Tan) | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Our next home accent will likely not come as a surprise to you. For an added layer of coziness, put an area rug on the floor. We are partial to braided rugs, and we recommend using a solid color rug or one with neutral tones to prevent the space from looking too busy.

Chestnut Knoll Braided Utility Basket | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

The rest of the furnishings truly depend on how you use the office space or den, but you really cannot go wrong with a wicker or braided basket for storage, and an extra chair with a throw blanket for reading or enjoying the space without sitting at your desk. Add some wall art or your favorite country print, and keep your writing utensils and some extra paper in a writing box or bin.

What does your ideal home office space look like? Would you go the rustic route like us, or do you have another style in mind? Share your ideas in a comment below!

Mail Pouch Barn Print | Bonnie Fisher | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopConway Industrial Style Desk Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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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.

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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.

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