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In Minnesota, there is this awkward time between summer and fall… it’s not cold enough for sweaters and boots but too cool for shorts, tanks and flip flops.

late summer entryway home decor

It’s like the weather is trying to squeeze out every last ounce of summer while it still can, knowing that frigid temperatures and snow fall are not too far off.

late summer entryway home decor

Decorating our home seems to follow suit – I am not ready to jump feet first into the fall decor, but the bright colors aren’t fitting in with the shorter, cooler days.

late summer entryway home decor

I must confess that I did bring up the tubs filled with pumpkins and orange and acorns and pinecones but I can’t bring myself to put them out quite yet.

late summe entryway home decor

With so much focus on the wedding [we’re FINALLY married!] and the garage, I feel like August was a complete blur. And with that, the chance to revel in the last few moments of summer before the pumpkin spice lattes and oversized sweaters decend.

late summer entryway home tour

For those of you who aren’t quite ready for fall either, I wanted to share our ‘in-transition’ entryway. It’s toned down from the bright blues and yellows of summer, but doesn’t have  a pumpkin or acorn in site 😉

late summer entrway home decor

I brought in some fresh flowers left over from the wedding – sage, zinnias and  dahlias – because fresh flowers are a decor staple.

late summer entryway home decor

I swapped out the wire bin for a woven basket to house all the goods for the two fur babes and moved the industrial cake stand to the built ins.

late summer entryway home decor

The poms were found on sale at Target [score!] and to bring in even more greenery I added fresh eucalyptus to a galvanized pitcher.

late summer entryway home deocr

To bring in a touch of fall, I hung this cotton wreath from an old window [a wedding present from some amazing friends!] and a faux plant wrapped in burlap.

late summer entryway home decor

And when we’re ready to take the leap into fall, we’ll only have to swap out a few things and throw in some acorns, while sippin’ our pumpkin spice lattes 😉

late summer entryway home decor

All our best,



  1. Kristi

    I know just what you mean and I adore this time of year – I feel like it’s the best of both worlds! Not ready for Fall just yet.

    • North Country Nest

      So glad I am not the only one, Kristi! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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