Adding a potted plant or two
to a front door certainly creates a cheery welcome.
But they don't always have to sit on each side
of the front door.
This house was built in1930 in the Deco Moderne style,
by Cedric Gibbons, the MGM art director, as his Hollywood home.
Designed by Douglas Hoonold,
this is perhaps one of the most beautiful
asymmetrical entrances that I know of.
And the two simple pots highlight the balance.
With a smaller scale in which to play,
this stepped entrance in a terrace house
has just enough room
for one pot to sit,
as the happy welcoming party.
Using sticks, in brightly-golden hues, rather than a plant,
Makes me want to have a look inside.
In both examples, there isn't enough room to place
a pot on each side of the door.
But it hasn't stopped either entrance from looking fabulous.
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