Image via The Inside Story

Those of you who share my passion for hearth and home undoubtedly think about your dream home…or at least what you would do to improve or change some feature in  your own home.  Even if it’s just to renovate a tired space.  Most of us passionate about our home have some kind of list (even if its only in your mind) of what we’d do to improve our nest.

Image via Amy Meier Designs

{BTW, this just happens to be our address, would have loved to have a plaque like this one}

Some of you may think this suggests that I am less than content with our home; I promise that is not the case.  I absolutely love where we live and take great solace with its coziness.

Still, I love houses and design, grand or quaint.  So I thought I would start with the entry to our home and post some of my favorite images of other entry areas I’ve admired from homes large and small.  I will work my way through our home over the next several weeks with saved images of rooms I love ♥ .  A kind of “my dream home” tour.  Come along…

This is an all time favorite entry of mine…Carol Glasser, Houston, Texas

Image via Cote de Texas (originally Veranda, I think)

Image via Cote de Texas

I love the wood floors, lantern and clock—all visible from the entry.

Image by Simon Upton

When we visit London I’ve noticed that the door knobs are so often centered in the door, I love that look.

Image via Habitually Chic

This is a favorite front door.  It looks as though it opens into a courtyard which would give you privacy and a nice view of the courtyard garden.

Image by Victoria Pearson ~ A Windsor Smith design

I have a Dutch door and we love the cross breeze it allows us.

Image via House Beautiful ~ Jill Brinson’s foyer, Atlanta

The floors in Brinson’s foyer are reclaimed French limestone.  I also love the steel entry doors.

Image by Steven Randazzo ~ via Country Living

The striped rug and the wainscoting give this entry appeal and a simple elegance without being stuffy.

Image via Traditional Home

The arched doors are beautiful.

Image via Traditional Home

I would love a home large enough to support a mural.  I love the clock.

Image via Griege

Here’s my entry…

Image by GH&P

Image by GH&P

Image by GH&P

Welcome to Garden Home & Party!  Come by for a visit anytime, we’ll have a cup of tea…or a glass of wine. 🙂

P.S. I know I’m not alone in wishing the Royal couple a wonderful life together as Prince and Princess and maybe oneday, Queen and King!