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OmahaHome Entryway: Welcome October!

Sep 30, 2020 12:15PM ● By Sandy Matson
Home Entryway cover, with Sandy Matson

The countdown to winter has begun…But let’s not rush through the crisp, cozy season so many of us look forward to all year. The pumpkin patches are bustling, yards are filling with crunchy, colorful leaves, all the while the smells of fresh-cut fall flowers, apple cider, and fall-scented candles fill the air.

Speaking of candles, in this issue of OmahaHome we profile sisters Nicole Nielsen and Danae McKenzie’s Happy Place Candle Co., which sells homemade scents reminiscent of their childhoods spent with family in Nebraska.

This is also the perfect time of year to greet guests with colorful mums, Indian corn bundles, and fun gourds as they pass through your home’s entryway. Our cover feature this round—Bryan Frost and Luka Gonzalez’s transformed Benson bungalow—has the quintessential fall entryway. Even though Gonzalez once said of the home, “It looked like that house where the witch lady lives,” it is far from that vision today.

Other harvest-inspired stories in this issue include fall bulb planting tips, entertaining like the McMannamas, and Ed Foral’s grilling and gameday “man cave.”

For all you do-it-yourselfers out there like me, don’t forget about Junkstock: Harvest Edition happening Oct. 2-4 and Oct. 9-11. And if you create something amazing, send me a photo at [email protected] We may feature your project in an upcoming issue.

Finally—after you have checked every box on your ‘preparing your home for fall and winter to-do list’—grab your favorite hot toddy, cozy up by the fire pit, and sit back and relax. Fall is here!

This article first appeared in the October 2020 issue of Home Magazine. Click here to subscribe to the print edition.