Magazine article Sunset

Cool of Fall: Create an Entryway That Celebrates the Bounty of the Season

Magazine article Sunset

Cool of Fall: Create an Entryway That Celebrates the Bounty of the Season

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As cool days arrive and we begin to turn our focus indoors, the entry is where we make our last stand. It provides us with a final opportunity to celebrate all the gardening season has to offer. Find ideas in these pages, then gather an armload of blazing branches or bring home a trunkful of gourds or pumpkins for decorating.

Pick one color from your home's exterior--such as the porch, trim, or brick pavers--and let it set the palette for the decor you choose. With all of the vibrant colors and textures of fall, a warm and inviting entry couldn't be easier to create.

When choosing your colors, don't feel limited by the traditional tones of the season; white or green pumpkins can be just as festive as orange ones.

Cool harvest greens

For this entry, yellow and green gourds and squash fill honey-colored baskets and sit among bluish gray pumpkins. A spray of wisteria leaves embellishes the front door; yellow and green oak leaves on branches fan out from a bucket just to the right of the front door.

Burnt orange with gold

Plump orange pumpkins are clustered on brick steps along with a scattering of reddish liquidambar leaves. …

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