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Favorite Fall Front Doors

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

We love a good first impression, and one of the best ways to ensure you make one on your guests or passerby this fall is by decorating your front door, porch or stoop. Whether you are an elaborate decorator or a minimalist, we hope you will be inspired by some of our favorite autumn looks.

One-Sided

This Spanish-inspired home already emanates the warmth found in autumn decor, so the simple one-sided styling adds seasonal flair without overdoing it. The flower basket filled with blooms and leaves on the door draws attention to the  fall charm of the pumpkins and plotted flowers as well as to the rest of the stoop.

Spanish Revival Restoration
Photo by Cynthia Bennett & AssociatesSearch Mediterranean entryway design ideas

Traditional Farmhouse

Even if you don’t reside here in a traditional farmhouse, you can still get the look by filling the space from the end of your walkway all the way to your door with greenery and seasonal blooms. Corn stalks and a natural wreath make your doorway blend in with its surroundings, and you can forget about picking up leaves – keep them around your mums and bushes to create a comfortably casual outdoor display.

Autumn Decor & New England Road Trip
Photo by Rikki SnyderMore farmhouse entryway ideas

Complementing Frame

This look is simple to throw together if you have a few pumpkins and potted flower arrangements. A complementary look – as opposed to a matching display – creates more visual interest and can be achieved by using oranges, reds and even white. Don’t forget the wreath!

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
Photo by Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.Search traditional entryway pictures

Out of the Ordinary

Pumpkins and corn cobs provide the color at this front door, while branches, twigs, feathers and leaves offer whimsy and one of the most creative looks we have seen. The asymmetric framing draws us in to admire every part of this arrangement, and the subtle colors (apart from the pumpkins) make a display that is noticeable but not gaudy.

Houzz TV: Take a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip in New England
Photo by Rikki SnyderBrowse traditional entryway photos

Green with Envy

While rich, warm colors take center stage during the autumn season, that doesn’t mean greens and pinks and blues can’t make an appealing statement. These corn stalks are still in their lush green state, which gives a fresh look to the rest of the porch. The pink in the wreath complements the orange pumpkin and golden yellow mums, which work well with the greenery surrounding them. Neutral toned bows and flower pots work well to bring the whole look together and make it easy on the eyes.

Fall Decor
Photo by The Yellow Cape CodLook for traditional porch design inspiration

Fall Flourish

This exaggerated display is warm and welcoming because of its use of pumpkins throughout each arrangement, and the use of lights, a wreath and garland, whimsical characters, as well as wall art and accents. The hay bails add a natural touch, and it all looks neatly placed to welcome the harvest season and fall guests.

Thanksgiving & Fall
Photo by At HomeMore traditional home design ideas

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Weekly Spotlight: New Halloween & Lighting Web Exclusives

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Six Lily Mercury Glass Table LampThe holiday season here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop begins at the end of next week, but no worries, we still have a charming selection of fall and Halloween home accents to get you through September and October. Plus, these items, as well as our lighting, are on sale for the remainder of Fall 2016, so below we have turned the spotlight on five web exclusive Halloween decor and lighting solutions not found in our print catalog.

Peridot Stained Glass Sidearm Floor LampLighting Solutions

Both of these lamps will bring an ornate touch to a traditional room, or enhance the elegance of a favorite space in your home. The first is another addition to our selection of Lily Lamps. This table lamp features six scalloped lilies crafted out of golden yellow and green mercury glass, adding plenty of light and style to a family room, hallway or bedroom.

Our complementary and statement making Stained Glass Sidearm Floor Lamp is beautifully constructed from stained glass in shades of peridot, blue and purple. The detailed shade and opulent stem imitate those of a Tiffany lamp. Both bring delicate design into your home and add lighting just where you need it.

Halloween Decor

Happy Halloween Polka Dot Print

For spooky occasions, your home will look top notch with folk art inspired, handcrafted and lace Halloween home accents. Greet visitors and trick-or-treaters with a Happy Halloween Polka Dot Print featuring three jack-o-lanterns, a charismatic black cat and whimsical polka dots bordering the scene. Made in the USA, this wall art also features a rich patina that only becomes more attractive year after year.

If you’re looking for one more sculpture to complete your Halloween display or centerpiece, our Primitive Standing Witch makes a charming addition with her cotton fabric, rich color and black crow companion. In addition to being a handcrafted web exclusive home accent, this decorative witch is also a Made in the USA Sturbridge
Yankee Workshop exclusive item.

Primitive Standing WitchHalloween Lace Table Topper

The fifth web exclusive is a table topper made to bring festive appeal to a food and drink table during a Halloween party, or to serve as a backdrop for seasonal candles and candy on a entryway table.

Decorated with pumpkins, black cats, gravestones, bats and spiders, the fine gauge lace creates the appearance of a spider web among other Halloween home accents. The orange fabric underneath brings a pop of color to the table and makes the imagery stand out in full spooky spirit.

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Quick Tip: Complementing & Contrasting Home Accents

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Complementing & Contrasting Home Accents

Combine different textures while maintaining a common theme for a seasonal look that is both complementary and contrasting. In this space, a braided jute basket adorned with pumpkins complements the hooked wool pillow, which happens to feature the same imagery as the doormat. The Black Crow Candelabra creates a 3-dimensional look brought out of the doormat and pillow, while the orange faux leaves and seagrass bench seats maintain the natural and warm feel.

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