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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.

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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.
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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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Monday Must-Haves: Storage & Organization (Winter 2019)

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Our latest Must-Haves list is all about storage and organization, and five new home accents from our Winter 2019 catalog. These items are decorative, but they also function as helpers throughout your home so you can stay on track, stay organized and keep your rooms as tidy as possible throughout the year.

USA Magnet Wall Art | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

USA Magnet Wall Art

This magnet board adds Americana charm and a place to hang important notes, grocery lists and even a photo or two on a wall of your home. The five star magnets are included, too.

Primitive Home Wall Organizer

This metal wall organizer coordinates with the above magnet board, although it will keep your organized all on its own. With five hooks and two envelop slots, this multi-functional home accent is perfect for a kitchen or home command center.

Kitchen Sentiments Tea Towel Calendar

With the start of the new year, it’s time for a new calendar. This one is designed by artist Susan Winget and includes everything you need to hang it on a wall – besides a nail or hook. Keeping track of the days and weeks will be a breeze.

Primitive Home Wall Organizer | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopKitchen Sentiments Tea Towel Calendar | Artist Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopFranklin Storage Cabinet | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Franklin Storage Cabinet

Our newest storage cabinet is made in the USA and offers versatile storage without taking up a lot of space in your home. The brassy hardware offers an antique look, and with the choice of a black finish or stain finish, this home furnishing will fit right into your personal style.

Heart & Arrow Bookends

This set of bookends may be smaller than these other must-have items, but their reputation for tidiness and organization is just as large. Crafted out of cast iron, these durable pieces will sturdily support your favorite books on a bookshelf, desk or mantelpiece.

Heart & Arrow Bookends | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Family Friendly Home Office

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Whether you’re working from home, need a space to dedicate to your crafting, or want to give the kids (or grandkids) a space they can use after they’ve gone back to school, creating a family friendly home office is simple (and fun), and will give you peace of mind all year long.

Photo by The Window Film Company UK LtdSearch home office pictures

Furniture

Bookcases are some of the most multi-functional pieces of furniture. They can simply be used for books, but are also great for organization and storage of knick-knacks, essentials, and even games for when it’s time to take a break from work.

Country Shaker Tall Bookcases | Made in USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

A large table – like one you may put in a dining room – is perfect for a family home office, but if you don’t have that much space or don’t need that large of a work space, opt for a flat desk with storage.

There are so many options for office and desk chairs, so figure out what type you feel most comfortable in. Maybe you prefer upholstered with a pillow (and maybe a throw), a typical rolling desk chair, or love the look and feel of a stately Windsor.

Photo by Jane Henderson Interior DesignDiscover home office design ideas

Organization

In a home office, shelving and wall organizers are the best way to keep the space clutter free and your stuff within reach. And of course, they offer efficient storage opportunities for you and the kids.

Metal Birds & Ferns Wall Organizer | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Budget Friendly Family Command Center | DIY | Simple As That Blog

Accessories

Task lighting is essential in a home office, and we recommend something adjustable. When it comes to a table lamp, find one with a small footprint.

Keep your home office stocked with pens, paper, a stapler, a ruler and other functional accessories needed for working at home, school projects or kids’ homework. To balance the serious function, keep a vase of fresh flowers (or seasonal flowers that need little maintenance) and/or fun art in the room as well.

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