Look! Winter Window Boxes

Montreal

Window boxes are one of our favorite ways to make a little outdoor extension of our small apartment. But what to do with the shallow planters come winter? On a recent walk around the neighborhood, we spotted two wonderful winter window boxes employing one great idea: branches...

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The first box uses aspen branches with their beautiful natural white bark and a touch of painted silver and gold. It makes for a subtle decorative touch for the holidays.

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The second box is a chic bundle of slender branches set into a bed of river rocks. The branches are long and act as a sort of screen at the window. We love the minimal look of this box. It gives the appearance that each straight branch was carefully selected, cleaned, and cut to a precise length. This meeting of nature and precision is quite appealing!

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Both boxes will look equally stunning under a blanket of snow later this winter.