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The Seasonal Switcheroo
We all recognize the appeal of a pair of planters on either side of the door (thank you, symmetry), but Divine Design star and Everyday Elegance author Candice Olson has a few 10-minute updates to suggest: Simple plants that have a long, sculptural shape, like elephant ears or palms, are great for the spring and summer. She places lights near the base of the planter and directs their beams upward, so that at night, the shapes cast dramatic shadows on the walls. In the fall, she tucks a few long feathers into the planter, adding a little warmth and texture to the mix and in the winter, she replaces the plants with birch branches and twig balls.