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Holiday Decor Guide: Ornaments
December 10, 2020

When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, your Christmas tree can be the best way to make a statement or tell a story. Christmas tree decorations originated in 16th century Germany, and have been evolving year after year with current events, trends, and interests. Our ornament collections range from traditional and simple colored-glass balls all the way to customized and intricate-detailed replicas. Whatever your preferred style may be, whether your ornaments are sentimental to past experiences and people, or simply just look pretty, we have the next items to add to your collection at Saybrook Home.


Forest Friends

Coastal Critters

Favorite Finds

Glitter Glam

Pampered Paws

Whimsical Wishes

2020 Holiday Gift Guide
November 27, 2020



Our annual Holiday Gift Guide is BACK and ready to help you with all your gifting needs! We’ve curated our favorite items in every department to help you cross everyone off your list!




Anywhere Fireplaces

  • Can be used on any flat surface
  • Designed for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Compatible with Liquid Bio-Ethanol Fuel (not included)
  • Requires no chimney or gas line
  • Eco-friendly; Burns cleanly with no smoke, odor, toxins, or soot
  • Easy to maintain and no clean up required
  • Burn time is 2 – 2 1/2 hours with a maximum fill
  • Material: Metal, Tempered Glass




We’ve Got You Covered
November 16, 2020

Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Rug


When choosing the right rug for what we like to call the fifth wall in your room, the size you purchase is crucial to the finished look. Using a too-small rug may make the room look cramped yet empty, and a rug to large will look like a poorly done wall-to-wall carpet. Here at Saybrook Home, we don’t just help you choose your rug’s style and look; we ensure the correct sizing to help your vision come to life.


In a living room, tv room, or sitting room, the front legs of sofas and chairs should all be comfortably on the rug. There should also be at least 6″ of space on the side of each furniture piece to frame out your sitting area. You can go a little bigger in rug size in this scenario, but you never want to be too small. Too small will make that one section of the room look crowded. Leave at least 1″ between the end of the rug and the wall; this way, you can expose the floor underneath and anchor the desired area. Otherwise, without this space, the rug will look like wall-to-wall flooring.

Best Sizes: 8’x10′, 10’x14′, 12’x18′

In the dining room, all dining chair legs should be on the rug when fully pulled out. If your dining table has an extendable leaf, add the additional length or width on your rug to accommodate the extra chairs and extendable table length. No chair should be half on the rug and half off or completely off when someone is seated or adjusting their seat.

Best Sizes: 8’x10′, 10’x14′

In the bedroom, your rug should extend 1 foot on each side of your bed frame. This leaves plenty of room for you to step when you’re leaving or getting into bed. Depending on the bedroom’s size, you can also afford to go with a larger size rug if it means anchoring a designated area or including your nightstands or end-of-bed bench.

Best Sizes: 8’x10′, 10’x14′

Entryway rugs or runners should be centered to and frame the front door. Rug and runner sizes in an entryway will depend on the floor space’s full length and width, additional furniture pieces, and your stairwell location (if applicable). You don’t want a rug too bulky or large to affect how the door is opened, and you certainly don’t want a rug too small to suit the walkable space. Consider the location of your front door, stairwell, and daily foot traffic.

Other areas of your home that can hold a gorgeous rug are your stairs, kitchen, and bathrooms! These areas are often reserved for runners, staircases being a more custom approach. No matter what these areas of your home look like, our design team at Saybrook Home can help you in every step of the process to find the perfect rug solutions.





Annie Selke


Dash & Albert




Pinecone Hill

and more!



Hand-Knotted Rug Event 2020
November 11, 2020

This week only, come see our amazing selection of one-of-a-kind rugs! This event holds a $3,000,000+ inventory of genuine hand-knotted rugs, ranging in sizes from big to small and round to rectangle, and styles from Traditional, Contemporary, Serapi, Ikat, Gabbeh, Tabriz, Kashan & more!



Safety and cleanliness have always been of the utmost importance here at Saybrook Home, and given the ongoing pandemic, our already high standards have been raised even higher.  To ensure that we have taken the following actions:

– We will be limiting the number of people who are allowed in the event at any one time. During our Hand-knotted Rug Event, please REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT to shop one-on-one or virtually with a member of our Interior Design Team.

– Hand-sanitizing stations are available by each doorway for your use.

– Please do not visit the store if you have a fever, are experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone who is sick or has tested positive.

– Face coverings are required by every person within the confines of Saybrook Home.

– Common touch areas, such as entryway/exit doors and bathrooms, will be frequently and thoroughly cleaned.



Request Your Appointment!

Wednesday, November 18th – Saturday, November 21st: 10 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday, November 22nd: Noon – 5:30 pm



    Thank you for requesting an appointment. A member of our staff will confirm the details of your appointment and contact you as soon as possible. Our Request an Appointment is not a confirmed appointment and does not guarantee an appointment during the day or time requested.





    Need more help finding or upkeeping your perfect rug? We’ve got you covered.

    Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Rug

    Rug Department

    What are Sprouts on Wool Rugs?


    If Your Walls Could Talk…
    November 11, 2020

    Wallcoverings are an easy and effective way to add a statement to your overall room design. Whether on your walls or ceiling, don’t let paint restrict your interior design creativity. Wallcoverings can seamlessly add texture, an intricate pattern, or an image that looks like stone, brick, or other natural materials to give you that upscale look without the hefty price tag. With brands like Thibaut, we have hundreds of options to choose from, with samples in-store so you can physically see and feel each product.

    Not only are wallcoverings an easy and simple solution, but it’s also a logical one. Most can often be cleaned with soap and water or a simple vacuum brush!

    Wallcovering doesn’t have to be overwhelming…you can choose a pattern with a very faint color palette or only do one wall as an accent wall. No matter how subtle, adding a wallcovering is the perfect way to personalize and curate your room’s look.

    Most importantly, at Saybrook Home, we’re here to help you with not only choosing your wallcovering but also professionally measuring, ordering, and installing it! We’re here for you every step of the way!

    Let’s get started!

    Considering updating the walls in your home? Schedule a Design Appointment today!



      EKORNES Stressless Promotion!
      January 18, 2021



      Get more for less with a free leather upgrade or $300 off Stressless® Sunrise recliners in all Paloma leather colors!

      *Exclusions apply. See store for details. January 22 – March 8, 2021.





      The Latest in Christmas Decor
      November 3, 2020

      There is always the age-old debate on when it is “acceptable” to decorate your home for the holiday season; some say November 1, others wait until at least after Thanksgiving, and some only prefer the month of December. Whatever time you choose to decorate, we are ready to help! Christmas has officially hit the Home Shop, and it is looking like a gorgeous Winter Wonderland. Christmas decor can be so much more than the traditional evergreen and holly, and there’s truly no rules when it comes to your desired decor. Whether you want to color coordinate, mix, match, or strut your family heirlooms, Saybrook Home has the perfect Christmas décor to help perfectly decorate your home for the holidays!

      We made a shopping list and checked it twice, so we have holiday products for all styles and tastes! No matter your holiday decor style, you can find any piece you need in our Home Shop.




      Birchwoods, buffalo plaid, burlap, wooden skis, snowshoes, lanterns, evergreens, pinecones, cardinals & woodland critters.




      Color coordinate sparkle, oversized jingle bells, glam accent pieces, classic Santa, stars & glitter.

      For a more elevated look, mix your metals!




      Candy canes, playful pastels, fun colors, white faux trees, glass ornaments & treats.




      Nautical tree topper,  shoreline and sea critters, lighthouses, netting, and wooden boat accessories




      Instead of filling your tree with popcorn strings and candy canes, try using your faux florals to fill those gaps! Faux floral can add an elegant and luxury feel to any tree decor. Plus, you already have it in your home!









      Our Christmas trees are the latest and greatest that you can find! Not only are they gorgeous, but they are also stacked with incredible technology to suit all your decor needs!

      • Patented Power pole – all the power is in the pole. Plug the tree into the wall outlet and the tree lights as you connect each section of the pole.
      • Low voltage led lighting system with Prolite lighting which is a light set with a chip inside. If one bulb goes out the whole set still stays lit.
      • 8 function remote control with dimmer technology with brightness control, Bluetooth technology- the light set on the tree will dance to the music that you are connected to.
      • Clear, multi, color changing, clear twinkle, multi twinkle, clear fade ,multi fade and color changing fade.
      • 2 year warranty on the technology and a 5 year warranty on the tree.



      When it comes your time to spruce up your decor, we’re here to help! At Saybrook Home, all we want for Christmas is for you to have a tree-mendously joyful holiday season!

      Hibernation Mode: On
      October 28, 2020

      With the cold weather making it’s return to New England, it’s time to make sure your windows and window treatments are as energy-efficient and insulated as possible. Our winters can truly put our products to the test by blocking that unwanted draft, keeping the cold out, and the desired heat in. In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

      There are many ways to insulate your windows better for the winter season, and we’re here to help you! Choose heavier, thicker fabric curtains while keeping your room looking it’s best, or add an extra layer of honeycomb shades to your existing curtains for extra protection from the cold. As a Hunter Douglas Specialist, our showroom at Saybrook Home has endless options for window treatments to choose from. Whether you want to actively test out the Motorization and Automation capabilities or want to view the high-quality materials in person before purchasing, our showroom is ready for you.

      Keeping your home energy efficient begins with your choice in window treatments, and once you find the perfect fit, let us get them installed quickly! Our experienced design professionals will help you select window coverings that meet your needs for privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and child or pet safety. We will also help you choose colors, textures, and finishes that complement your interior décor beautifully.



      Learn more about our Window Treatment capabilities!

      Window Treatment Department

      Hunter Douglas at Saybrook Home







      Hunter Douglas Rebates starting at $100 on qualifying purchases*

      Invest in the beauty and comfort of home this holiday season with Hunter Douglas shades.

      Available now through December 7, 2020




      Finding the Perfect Pants
      October 14, 2020

      Finding the right pair of pants for your body type can quickly turn into a daunting chore if you’re unsure of exactly what you’re looking for. There are so many factors when choosing pants, but we’re here to help you find that perfect pair!


      Bootcut – Bold silhouette with a tapered fit that flares at the ankle. Bootcut styles have a major flattering effect, adding shape to your figure.

      Straight – Straight fit from knee to hem. Straight styles compliment any body shape, balancing out your figure and creating a longer leg look.

      Skinny – Snug from hip to hem. Skinny styles accentuate your lower half and flatter your backside!

      Slim – A combination of Skinny and Straight, with a tapered fit from knee to hem. Slim styles show off your curves without being too fitted.

      Wide-Leg – Loose fit from thigh to hem. Wide-leg styles give a nod to workwear pants while flattering and elongating your shape. Great for style, as long as the top is cropped or shorter to balance out your figure.



      Dark Wash – More “formal”. Dark wash jeans can pair nicely with a button-down shirt or blouse for the office or girls’ night out.

      Medium Wash – Can be casual OR formal. Medium wash jeans can be dressed up or down simply, depending on your top and accessory use.

      Light Wash – More casual. Light wash jeans are perfect for running errands, family time, and lounging around the house!


      Choose a color for whatever floats your boat! All colors can work for any event or activity. Try to think of other colors besides basic denim! Pants can be in greys, blacks, pinks, greens, plaid, polka dots, you name it! Fashion has no limits.



      In most cases, the length is the deciding factor of what you will buy. Your shoe choice affects how long your pants should be! If you want to wear a short bootie, ankle-length is the way to go. If you want to wear flats or sandals, you can wear longer bootcut pants or cropped wide-leg pants; you have more options!



      The fabric will affect the level of stretch in your pants. Because of that, pants such as corduroy will have less stretch and therefore you may need to size up. Denim is known to have more stretch, so you may need to even size down. No matter the fabric, you should always try on the pants to ensure a perfect fit. All brands, fabrics, and cuts are slightly different in their sizing.


      Our Apparel shop associates are trained FIT EXPERTS! If you need help finding your perfect pair of pants, come in, and experience a truly perfect fit. We have your back!





      Check out Donna and her Friday Favs on our Instagram Story Highlights for more secrets on how to find your best fits!





















      Upholstered Furniture Customizations
      October 8, 2020

      Do you wish a fabric’s stripes could run horizontally instead of vertically? Are there two fabrics that you want to collage on a chair? Do you love a fabric’s pattern, but you’re concerned with how it will be upholstered?  At Saybrook Home, you have nothing to fear, as we can take care of all of that!  When you order an upholstered piece from us, we have the unique capability of customizing exactly how your fabric will be applied!

      From dining chairs to sofas, your upholstered piece can be exactly as you wish. If you choose a patterned fabric, our manufacturers can create a seamless application, so the patterns look entirely uninterrupted all around.


      Our manufacturers cut each pattern individually to center the design and create an uninterrupted pattern flow carefully. Stripes and plaids are matched in every direction throughout the entire piece of upholstery. Even welts are precisely placed so that stripes and plaids flow flawlessly. The difference shows!



      Another capability we have at Saybrook Home is a fabric application known as a “collage.” A collage is when you use multiple fabrics to cover one piece of furniture. With this application, we can use a more extravagant and delicate fabric on the back and sides while the more functional part of the chair holds a more durable fabric. This technique is wonderful to achieve a designer look for a lesser price, and will even last longer in the end if you choose a performance fabric on the seat.



      Decorative Treatments also play a huge role in your upholstered pieces overall look. Legs, skirts, bandings, contrast welts, and fringes can all be incorporated into your final design to truly help elevate the final look. Contrast and accent pillows can also be completely custom with your choice of contrasting welt, brush fringes, rope welts, and decorative tapes.

      We understand custom designing your furniture may seem overwhelming; that’s why we’re here to help! Our talented team of designers is here to make the process as easy and enjoyable as they can. Schedule a design appointment today to get your project started!


      Let’s get started!




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