Baby, it's cold outside, but there are plenty of ways to warm up a walkway. We filled weather-resistant fiberglass planters with hearty seasonal specimens: cedar, juniper, white pine and cryptomeria (cypress) branches, oversize pinecones and silver brunia. Garlands of silvery metal flowers snaked around the door look as pretty as real blossoms, but can withstand unexpected storms. A custom aisle runner—why hide it indoors?—is a festive focal point that defines the area and sets a personal tone. Location, The Remsenburg Academy, Remsenburg, NY, remsenburgassociation.org. Planters, Jamali Garden Supplies, jamaligarden.com. Metal garlands, Marie Courant, mariecourant.com. Runner, The Original Runner Company, originalrunner.com. Flowers, Claire Bean, Westhampton, NY, clairebean.com.