Welcome Home: Asheville style

As I mentioned last week, we have just returned from a trip to North Carolina. Now, I won't bore you with all the tiny details of our little get away, but I do plan on sharing some images that I have brought back with me. My plan is take inspiration from these images and try to add some of these details to my own home.

So, here goes: the first half of our trip was spent in Asheville, NC. We stayed in a lovely Bed and Breakfast called The Black Walnut Inn.

If there is one thing that a good B and B should do well, it's welcoming guests. And the Black Walnut did not disappoint! Just look at that driveway and car port. I wouldn't mind driving up to that everyday!

Not to mention the front porch! Doesn't it just beg you to sit and enjoy the view?

And when you walk into the foyer, you get a true sense of what the rest of the house will be like.

In general, bed and breakfasts are classic examples of a welcoming home. There are loads of ideas that can be used in your own home. Of course, I'm not suggesting you offer your guests bottled water and chocolates on their pillow! But I am saying that an inviting porch and foyer can go a long way to creating a welcoming home!

More inspiration from our trip tomorrow and check back later to see how I am changing my entry for the season.