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Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Closing Out 2018

Elizabeth Tobin

Farewell 2018, Welcome, 2019!

As we enter the new year, we want to take a look back at what made this year so special at SYD + SAM. A new furniture line, a major shop reno, and internally designing our own windows displays, it’s safe to say we’ve had our hands full. But, it’s been the best year yet and to watch our store grow everyday feels so rewarding. Read more below about what we’re proud of from 2018 and what we’re looking forward to in 2019.


SYD+SAM Furniture Line

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The Furniture line is MADE IN THE USA, completely custom, and available in multiple fabric options. Learn more about the products under the Custom Furniture Line Page! These pieces will fit into your decor seamlessly, whether in a living space, accenting a bedroom, or in an entryway or reading nook. We have both pieces on display at the shop, come take a look and we can help you decide what works for your home and personal style. See what our owner had to say!

I wanted to design pieces that are clean and timeless and would fit into any design project, whether it was modern or traditional.”
— Emily Pinney, Store Owner and Principal of Pinney Designs

Shop Make over

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This past year at SYD + SAM, we went through a bit of a makeover! We installed new white shelving, our SYD + SAM custom furniture is now on display, along with our beautiful Amaya beaded mirror, our round Natalia coffee table is currently on display styled with our products for the new year.

We’ve expanded our product lines and inventory, including carrying more table top and styling books, paper goods (check out our Appointed and Rifle paper Co. Notebooks), and ceramics by Terrafirma.


In House Seasonal Window Displays

Our window displays this year were inventive, collaborative, and full of festive seasonal energy. 2018 was an especially diverse year, full of botanical inspired displays that utilized the entire window. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2019!

Happy New Year from SYD + SAM!


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'Tis the Season for Thoughtful Gifts

Elizabeth Tobin

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We all know that feeling when someone gives you the perfect present. Pass on the good karma by being a good gift-giver this Holiday season! Stop in to Syd + Sam for a lovely little (or big) something for someone special this Christmas. From beautiful cards, to elegant coasters, candles, throws, desk supplies, jewelry, and handmade children’s toys. We can help you find exactly what you’re looking for (and maybe some things you aren’t).

We have compiled gifts for you for every room in your home. Read below for some budget inspired gift ideas, and click any of the photos to see the product page on our website, where you can order anything that catches your eye!


Gifts Under $50!


Stop in the shop for a one on one shopping experience or browse on the SYD + SAM website for more gift ideas for your loved ones this Holiday Season. We’ll see you soon!

For Her

For the Desk

For the Table

For the Home


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Bringing Fall Home!

Elizabeth Tobin

Tis the season of pumpkin spiced lattes, oversized sweaters, and days spent with too many pillows under a pile of throws! Everyone knows that fall is in full swing. The foliage is peak and the air is crisp. What better time to bring the season home and style with SYD for all things fall! We’ve rounded up our favorite in store (and online) cozies to spruce up your sectional. Click on the photos below to shop online!


Having friends and family over this year?

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From football Sundays, housewarming parties or hosting for the holidays, this time of year can get hectic. We always feel like we’re missing that perfect sized platter or could use just one more set of coasters. Don’t sweat it! Our shelves are packed with a collection of hand curated ceramics and gifts to help with your seasonal hosting! If you are hoping to mix up your table top this season swing by and expand your decor.

For additional inspiration check out our Pinterest board “the seasonal tabletop” ! OR set up an appointment to work with us on curating the perfect furniture arrangement for your holiday season.

Happy Hosting!


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School Year Style Guide

Elizabeth Tobin

Whether you're heading back to college or saying farewell to long sunny, summer days, gear up and get back in the swing of the school year with us! We've got you covered from paper goods to dorm decor, stop by and shop with us Tuesday through Saturday 10-6 or find us online anytime!

For the Writers, the Readers, the Jotters, The Drawers and the Inspiration seekers.


New School Year, New home, New Style?

 

Are you working with a blank slate in your home away from home? Stop in and customize your space with our SYD+SAM furniture line and other home decor to make your space stands out! From tight city living to converting your dorm room to be uniquely your own, we've got you covered. 


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Shop Talk!

Elizabeth Tobin

To say it has been a crazy couple of months is an understatement. In March we dropped the first two pieces of our furniture line, the Sydney Sofa and the Samantha Swivel. The concept behind the line is to bring a product that would typically be available to interior designers and make it accessible to our everyday customers. 


Come and take a seat!

 “I wanted to design pieces that are clean and timeless and would fit into any design project, whether it was modern or traditional." - Emily Pinney

 “I wanted to design pieces that are clean and timeless and would fit into any design project, whether it was modern or traditional." - Emily Pinney

The Furniture line is MADE IN THE USA, completely custom, and available in multiple fabric options. Learn more about the products under the Custom Furniture Line Page!


Things are looking up!

We also installed new floor to ceiling shelving in April. The clean lines of the shelves add a new, inviting dynamic to our shop. The shelving allowed us to use the high ceilings in our space to our advantage. It's so fun to look back at when we first opened and see how much we've grown! This year we are making a conscious effort to transition our store into a shop that plays like a gift store and works as an interior design showroom for the public. Curating that balance has been the funnest part! Click on the images below to see what new accent pieces we have in shop!


Sweet Summertime

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For this summer seasons window installation we wanted to take last years design a step further. Made up of paper cutouts of varying shapes and sizes, we used depth and height to turn our windows into an urban jungle! Check out our urban jungle board in pinterest to see how we gathered inspration for this design!

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Swing into Summer 

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