Posts Tagged ‘rustic decor’

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.

Photo by Hoedemaker PfeifferSearch home office pictures

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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Throwback Thursday: Get The Look

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

For Throwback Thursday, and to celebrate the beginning of June, we’ve compiled five of our Get The Look posts that offer timeless style for every season. Click on each heading below to be taken to the post, and see how you can recreate these rooms with decor from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

New England Farmhouse Dining Room

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Photo by Cummings Architects – Browse farmhouse dining room ideas

Photo by Cummings Architects – browse farmhouse dining room ideas | Houzz

Timeless Rustic Entryway

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Photo by Doug TowleSearch entryway design ideas

A Cozy and Classic Reading Nook

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Photo by Crisp ArchitectsSearch family room design ideas

Simple Country Entryway

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Photo by Tama BellDiscover entryway design ideas

A Cozy, Covered Country Porch

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Photo by J.Fisher InteriorsLook for porch design inspiration

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Decorating in Farmhouse Style

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Farmhouse style is all about rustic decor, primitive accents and going back to our roots. Like a photo from the past, this room exemplifies all that is charming about the perfect farmhouse; take a look below as we break down each element.

The William Farley House
Photo by Doug TowleBrowse farmhouse dining room ideas

Rush Seat Chair in English PineWood Furniture

The drop leaf wood table beautifully takes center stage in this room, and is surrounded by simple slat-back chairs that have distressed surfaces and a well-loved appeal. They feature a similar finish, but could vary in design for a mismatched look brought together by the rustic, minimal aesthetic.

Large Armoire or Hutch

Also wood, this hutch could be used for storing linens, table settings and so much more, and its large stature fills the room with primitive appeal. This is a practical furniture piece because you can display items on top and have decorative storage space for many of your things in a dining room, bedroom, kitchen or hallway.

Period LightingBlack Onion Lantern

Did you notice the onion lantern and candlesticks near the hutch in the back of the room? These are perfect for creating the farmhouse look, in addition to bringing extra light to a room.

Entwined Florets Rug

Rustic Wall Art

Folk art designs and country landscapes complement the rustic contents of the room, especially if the wall art itself is crafted out of wood, features a warm patina or is a historical reproduction.

Other Accents

The wing-back chair was historically used to protect the sitter from drafts and to keep the heat from a fireplace around the seating area. They may serve the same purpose in some homes today, but this elegantly designed chair also adds notes of formality and decoration to any space. In the room above, a large pattern covers the upholstery, which enhances the beauty of the wooden legs and traditional appeal of the other furniture. Large area rugs also adorn the room in pattern and folk art color, protecting the beautiful hardwood floors and adding an extra element of comfort underfoot.

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