New to the Schoolhouse Brand? Here are the Most Iconic Pieces to Shop First

published Sep 11, 2019
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If you haven’t already heard about Schoolhouse, first of all, welcome. The US-based retailer is known first and foremost for its exceptional lighting selection, but it also sells high-quality decor and hardware that we can’t get enough of. Unlike other popular design brands, Schoolhouse is notable for its commitment to preserving American manufacturing, with all their products made by American craftsmen. The result is a mix of timeless, purposeful pieces that (while expensive) you’re guaranteed to enjoy for years. Since Schoolhouse only has two retail locations (in Portland and Pittsburgh), allow us to introduce you to their most iconic pieces, which can be found in a special section on their site.

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Work Hard & Be Nice To People Print

Even if you’ve never heard of Schoolhouse before, you’ve probably seen this mega popular print. Made by designer Anthony Burrill, the print is simple, to-the-point, and instantly classic. Buy it framed or unframed, and hang it in your entryway or bedroom as a reminder to stay humble.

Buy: Work Hard & Be Nice To People Print, starts at $149

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Riverwood Knob

One of the best parts about Schoolhouse is the hardware selection, as shown by these brass knobs (made of 95 percent recycled brass). Understated yet distinctive, they’ll especially stand out against dark furniture and cabinets. They’re available in two sizes (1- and 1.5-inch) and four colors—perfect for any type of project.

Buy: Riverwood Knob, $16

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Tanker Clock

If you’re stuck on decor, you can never go wrong with a classic clock. This steel option is inspired by vintage office furniture, but the design feels totally updated and fresh. The entire clock is assembled by hand, and like all of Schoolhouse’s products, the quality is top-notch.

Buy: Tanker Clock, $199

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Princeton Mid Sconce

We love the timeless appeal of a well-made sconce, and this one from Schoolhouse features a nifty extendable arm to cast light where you need it. The parts are made of heavy gauge, solid brass, and hand-finished in the Schoolhouse patina shop.

Buy: Princeton Mid Sconce, $229

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Backed Utility Stool

This industrial stool is backed for, uh, back support, and has rubber feet for reduced skidding. It comes in five colors for any design scheme—we recommend choosing one of the brighter options for a pop of color at the kitchen island.

Buy: Backed Utility Stool, $229

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Studio Desk Lamp

This lamp is what happens when mid-century modern meets industrial chic. The bronze accents, globe-shaped shade, and swivel feature make this simple yet sophisticated lamp perfect for a home office or bedside table. It’s also available in black and bright yellow.

Buy: Studio Desk Lamp, $259

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Schoolhouse Canvas Organizer

You can never have too many canvas organizers in your home, and this one is both stylish and well-made. The sturdy, old-school organizer is perfect to hold laundry, folded linens, toys, magazines, or any other knick-knacks. It would also make for a really cool planter.

Buy: Canvas Organizer, $120

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Buffalo Plaid Fringed Throw

A blanket that’s moth-proofed and made of 100 percent wool: What more do you need? This throw really seals the deal with its classic plaid pattern that will look extra cozy draped over a bed or sofa.

Buy: Buffalo Plaid Fringed Throw, $129