At this most sociable time of the year, nothing says “welcome” quite like a beautifully dressed front entrance and home. By gathering berries, cones and evergreen branches from the garden (or your local florist), and adding fruit, flowers and candles, you can replicate many of the ideas shown here to create your own holiday magic.
Mellow yellows (shown above)
Osage oranges are mixed with yellow dogwood and oregonia, florist-speak for a small, variegated boxwood.
The front walkway
A row of red dogwood branches lines the path, while a cedar bower frames the entrance. Hanging baskets are filled with more cedar, as well as pine and willow branches.