September 21, 2016

Fall Home Tour 2016 - Entryway

Colorful fall wreath displayed on chalkboard for fall decor in entryway -
Hello and Happy (Almost) Fall! We are settling in back at home after Billy's surgery. Everything went extremely well and he is recovering slowly but surely. Today, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of our front entryway.
Entryway in split level home with planked walls and colorful fall decor -

Our entryway is a small space and I like to keep it as functional as possible. I simply added a fall wreath to the chalkboard and left the "welcome" there. Sometimes, I am just don't have the time to create new chalk art and I have learned that this is an easy remedy for that.
Planked walls in split level entryway with chalkboard and fall decor -
 The entryway is separated from our family room with 2 glass french doors. These doors were an after thought when we built our family room and they have turned out to be a very useful addition to this space. They keep our dogs contained when necessary. They are also useful for keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is so much energy loss in a split level and these help a bit with that.
Split level entryway with fall decor including a braided rug to warm up a tile floor -
Split log basket with sunflowers as fall decor -
I added a small bunch of sunflowers to the split log "basket" that I got from Joss & Main last Christmas. And I keep my boots at the ready for walking the dogs and to gather items to use as decoration in the home at this time of year. Things like branches of pretty colored leaves and hydrangeas to dry. As you can see from their wear and tear, these boots aren't just blog props. :)

Split log basket with sunflowers as fall decor -

Hunter boots with fall decor -
Plaid blanket hanging in entryway on hooks -
Easy decor idea- add a seasonal wreath to a chalkboard and add a simple greeting with chalk
Dax is waiting at the top of the stairs to welcome you in for the rest of our fall home tour. I hope you'll stop back to see more!
Golden retriever welcomes visitors -


  1. Love the Welcome sign holding the wreath. It's perfect for changing the seasonal decor. May I ask where you purchased that black sideboard? I've been hunting for one just like it with the open bottom for baskets.

    1. Hi Nancie. Thank you! The black console was from JCPenney many years ago. I often see similar pieces on Joss & Main.

  2. Hi Courtney! Your entry looks lovely! Can't wait to see the rest of your home. I was wondering where you purchased your rug in the entry? And also I'm assuming the log basket is no longer available at Joss and Main? I knew I should've bought it last year! I too love your small black table that is holding the basket. It's the perfect size!

    1. Thanks Kristen! I just did a search for the log basket (it was called the Evergreen Basket) on Joss & Main and I can't find it either :( The small black table is from Target. It was such an affordable piece and I always seem to find a place for it. The braided entry rug is from Christmas Tree Shops.

  3. I always love seeing your home in the fall. Such a beautiful entry and so nice that you actually use the boots! It's also nice to see that gorgeous stair runner up close. Glad to hear Billy is doing well! And Dax - what a cutie! Enjoy your day, Courtney!

  4. Hi Courtney,
    Thanks for the sweet welcome into your fall entry. Beautiful as always. Little Dax is so big and beautiful. What a cutie. Glad Billy's surgery went well and he is recovering nicely. Hugs.
    Can't wait to see more of your fall decor.

  5. Hi Courtney, your entry looks so warm and welcoming. Love the wreath on the blackboard. Isn't it kind of funny how the blackboard has made such a return in all our lives. It's a long way from first grade! And when you add that beauty at the top of the stairs, your guests must really feel welcome..Have a wonderful day..Judy

  6. Love it, Courtney! Very functional but sweet! I have a pair of Hunter's,too, and I always mean to wipe them down once in awhile but never do. They are work horses. Love how cute that Dax is!


  7. Love it so much...the stair runner is beautiful! I love all of the cozy colors!