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Throwback Thursday: Five Posts for Outdoor Living

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

May is coming to a close, which means the season of outdoor living is practically here. Today we’ve rounded up five posts from the blog that highlight some of our favorite ways to decorate patios, gardens and more outdoor spaces, as well as ways to make the most out of the areas beyond your home’s interior.

Deck Safety

Now is the perfect time to inspect your deck for wobbly sections, loose screws and/or nails, and make note of other wear and tear. Read this post for more suggestions regarding deck safety.

Eucalyptus Serving Cart With TrayCozy Porch or Patio

We’ve outlined basic furniture and decor suggestions to make your porch, patio or deck as cozy as your indoor rooms.

Web Exclusives from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Although a more specific post, the featured outdoor accents can be conveniently found among our selection of web exclusive decor. At the very least, we think this particular post provides some inspiration for how to utilize and furnish outdoor spaces.

Bee and Insect Houses

A great way to promote bee and insect health, which also boosts the health of your garden and outdoor plants.

Quick Tip: Bee and Insect Houses | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Porch and Outdoor Lighting

We had to include a renovation-type post, and this one is small enough for anyone to try. Switch out light fixtures or add them; doing so will make a big impact outside your home this summer and throughout the year.

Photo by Eric Stengel Architecture, llcDiscover porch design ideas

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Quick Tip: Sachets in Storage

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Moth Repellent Scented Sachets | Quick Tip | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

As you put winter clothes and heavy linens into closets and storage, consider using scented sachets that will repel moths and keep your items smelling fresh.

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Thursday’s Theme: Inspiring Entryways for 2019

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to take stock of our belongings, clean out our storage and do some organizing. The entryway to your home is a great place to start, because it’s likely one of the smaller, or at least less cluttered areas of the house, and it’s the space that welcomes you home at the end of every day. Today we’re sharing some inspiring entryways that offer ways to keep coats, shoes and accessories accessible but tidy, as well as ideas for keeping the space fresh and inviting all year long.

Shelf, cupboard, hanging and drawer storage – this entryway has it all! The practical inspiration we draw from it is that sometimes an exploration of available storage options is necessary and helpful in finding the the one(s) that work for your family and lifestyle. Of course, we also love the wall art, flowers, small table and floor mats – these types of accessories make any entryway more welcoming.

Photo by Crisp ArchitectsDiscover entryway design ideas
The flowers and basket really caught our eye in this entryway, and then we noticed the tags hanging from the baskets on the top shelf. If you do utilize overhead basket storage – which is great for seasonal decor or items only used a few times a year – adding labels like these charming tags will give a more refined look to the space and prevent you from having to pull down each basket to remember what’s inside.
Photo by Anchor BuildersBrowse entryway photos
Painting is always an option for refreshing a room, and whether you’re painting an entire wall of storage, a bench, or your front door, a splash of [any] color gives your entryway a new mood for the new year.
Photo by All About Home DesignLook for entryway pictures
Is 2019 the year of the wine entryway? It’s a little too early to tell, but regardless, we love how this wood bench contrasts with the white beadboard wainscoting and rug, and how the pillow seems to pull everything together. It’s remarkable what a simple, sturdily constructed bench can do for an entryway.
Photo by Urrutia DesignMore entryway photos
A great use for an old dresser or a vintage find; this entryway is brightened with the use of the mirror – which breaks up the beige color scheme with its rich wood frame – and vibrant rug. An accent lamp, small basket and a plant are great additions to the room; and highlight how style and function can coexist satisfactorily in your home.
Photo by Lori Loomis InteriorsSearch entryway design ideas
We will always feel inspired by wood grains and stately front doors. We love the height of the cabinet and that top shelf – floor to ceiling storage is definitely a good look in a spacious entryway.
Photo by Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc.Discover entryway design ideas
And we couldn’t resist this extra dog-friendly space – maybe it will inspire Fido to be more careful with dripping water and spreading dog hair this year. We can hope, right?
Photo by A. Perry HomesBrowse entryway ideas

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