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Hot Pink and Gold Christmas Trees

Hello Friends,

It’s Christmas tree time! And today’s post features twin trees in hot pink and gold, a speciality lighting idea and a terrific list of bloggers with links for even more decor ideas.

Hot Pink and Gold Christmas Trees

This time last year, I had just finished a dining room refresh with colors that are light and airy. And honestly, I thought they were neutral enough to work well with any seasonal decor.

DIY dining room refresh explained in six posts on the blog | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold |www.thechelseaproject.com

But I quickly learned that even the tiny amount of hot pink in the china cabinet clashed horribly with some of my Christmas decor. So, since I was on a deadline, I had to bail on working through these color-clash woes and just go neutral and snowy glam. Click here to see colors and products.

Snowy glam Christmas tree in neutrals | Colors and products are on the blog | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

To accompany the snowy tree, a white, faux-fur tablecloth anchored an equally neutral center piece and tablescape. Click here and here to see more.

Neutral snowy glam tablescape features a white, faux fur tablecloth | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

But 2018 is a whole new year! And this year, plans to integrate the color-clashing cabinet diva finally came together.

Ready to see?

Hot pink and gold ornaments create a color pop in this neutral dining room | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

OK, maybe I cheated just a little since all of the gold ornaments and silver packages from last year showed up again. #sorry #longstory

Hot pink and gold pencil trees are added to each end of a china cabinet | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

But after Christmas last year, I did find more than 200 new ornaments in hot pink…. and the twin trees are new to the dining room.

Yay! Now I finally have all the hot pink heart eyes.

Twin trees in hot pink and gold work with the neutral colors in this dining room | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

And also yay, because the hot pink is pretty much isolated to the trees and filling a box on the console table.

I’ll explain why this is important a little later.

Meet the Twins

Twin trees in the dining room create quiet ambience in hot pink and gold | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

The twins are actually rather plump, seven-foot pencil trees (from At Home) that fill up the unused space to the left and right of that chunky diva china cabinet. If you’ve never shopped for pencil trees, just note that some are more slim than others. And the space in this room needed a slimmer tree, but one that retained at least some of its bell-shaped “tree” shape.

Twin pencil trees in hot pink and gold flank a full-sized china cabinet | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

The toppers are pearl sprays in champagne and bronzy-gold (from Michael’s). They finish the trees, but are light enough to not compete with the pediment on the china cabinet.

Pearl sprays make great toppers for Christmas trees | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

It just seemed to me that the middle of the china hutch should be the high point of this wall collection.

Hot pink and gold trees flanking the china cabinet create a wall collection and focal point | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

And greenery on top of the cabinet just looked cluttered. It’s true. No matter how I twisted and turned it or what kind I used, it just looked cluttered. So right or wrong, the clean lines of the cabinet and the pediment were left alone.

Keeping clutter to a minimum allows the room to retain a sense of fresh and airy | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

In the early evening, the tree lights kick up a pink hue on the walls and ceiling. I just love this time of day.

A pink hue on the walls is created by the lights and ornaments | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

Corralling the Color

And for these photos, candle terrariums in brass lanterns are centered on the dining room table. Hope you will visit again to see the 2018 Christmas centerpiece and tablescape.

Brass lanterns are a great accessory for hot pink and gold trees | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

But, for now,  I chose the terrariums for two reasons:

One, to bring the green, gold and twinkling lights forward while leaving the hot pink color against the wall. Why? Because this allows the wall to be the focal point instead of the table. At least this is what I hope is happening.

Candles and simple greenry create a neutral terrarium | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

And two, I wanted mobility for the lanterns. And, without the pink, these three fit anywhere in the house as a group or individually. Trust me, it’s really nice to be able to move them around.

Candle-filled brass lanterns are a great neutral accessory for tabletops | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com


To light up the china cabinet, battery-operated LED puck lights (3-to-a-pack at Home Depot) line the back of the cabinet. If you look closely, you’ll see that the cabinet has built-in lights at the top, but this tends to create a lighting down draft. For this holiday season, I thought backlighting would better help the cabinet work as a unit with the trees.

Changing up lighting options is an easy way to create a new look | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

Here is the wall collection at night. I totally love how the light dances on the ceiling.

Twin trees flank a hot pink china cabinet using a speciality lighting for nighttime effect | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

And there you have it. A holiday wall collection made with two trees and a hot pink diva. 

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Twin Christmas trees in hot pink and gold provide color, texture and balance to this neutral dining room | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

For a peek at this year’s red and white tree, please click here.

Full tour coming December 3.

Red and white is a Christmas classic. See how to make it fresh and new | #christmastree #hotpinkandgold | www.thechelseaproject.com

More Fabulous Ideas

But now it’s time to see more Christmas ideas from an amazing and talented group of home bloggers. Here’s the tour lineup for the week. Be sure to visit everyone for wonderful Christmas ideas for the whole house. The links for each topic are below the images.

But first, a super big thanks to Angie at Postcards from the Ridge for organizing this wonderful hop.

Monday – Christmas Mantel Ideas


Tuesday – Christmas Tablescape Ideas


Wednesday – Christmas DIY/Craft Project Ideas

Thursday – Christmas Tree Ideas



  • Reply postcards from the ridge November 29, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Wow, Suzy. The whole room is stunning. It looks like a showroom with those beautiful twin trees and the hot pink diva. And I love how you walked us through everything that went into your decorating decisions. Thanks for joining the tour! ~ Angie

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 29, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Thanks so much, Angie. And thanks for hosting this super-fun hop.

  • Reply Patti @ Hearth and Vine November 29, 2018 at 10:02 am

    These trees are so gorgeous Susie! I love that idea of using a spray as a topper and the lanterns are elegant and simple. Perfect for a centerpiece. Your dining room looks like something out of a grand department store. Just beautiful.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 29, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Awww Patti, you’re so sweet. Thanks a million.

  • Reply Susanne November 29, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I love your hot pink twins!! And your cabinet looks amazing with that backlighting. I have hot pink on my tree again this year, it is such a fun festive color but I paired mine with silver and green. Beautiful elegant room 🙂

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks Susanne. Ohhh the silver and green sounds wonderful. I’ll be checking you out.

  • Reply Marie November 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    You’re amazing! I’d hire you in a second to decorate my home for the holidays. Stunning!!!!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      LOL….thanks Marie. You’re the best.

  • Reply Lora Bloomquist November 29, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Wow, that is Diva Drama right there! Your nighttime shot is gorgeous! What a fun room to host a special evening dinner! But you’d have to wear a ball gown, I’m guessing;) Fun hopping with you!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Hi Lora and thanks so much! LOL.. no ball gowns for me.

  • Reply paulasweetpea November 29, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Your dining room is gorgeous and I love your hot pink trees. They look perfect flanking your china cabinet. I hope you enjoy many meals in this pretty room this holiday season.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Paula! Wish you could come over for goodies and giggles.

  • Reply lynn November 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Suzy!!!! I absolutely love everything about your fun and frivolous pink and gold dining room. It’s all that and then some! I am partial to hot pink…I have a similarly colored Camellia that blooms at my front door during December, so I had to toss out the red and go with the pink! It just makes me happy and i know that your dining room makes you happy. I do hope you are having a great big party to show that room off.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    So happy to join you on this fantastic blog tour!

    Hugs, Lynn

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 29, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Hi Lynn.. Yes! Pink…give us all the pink. Although I have to prepare you….I have an 8-foot red and white tree going live on Monday (Dec 3) and I love it!!! Let me know what you think. XO

  • Reply Kristi Dominguez November 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    That hot pink has me all kinds of happy…those trees are absolutely stunning! I love the idea that they’re twins…so fun! What a lovely and perfectly holiday space you’ve put together. Love all of the details.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 30, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Thanks so much, Kristi!!

  • Reply Kristi Haight November 30, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Loving the gold and pink Susie. Simply stunning!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 30, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Kristi! XO

  • Reply Cindy November 30, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Susie, WOW!!! The twins are absolutely gorgeous! Maybe the most elegant trees I’ve seen yet! Beautiful my friend!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 30, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Awwww, Cindy. Thanks girl.

  • Reply Leen Curinga November 30, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Wow, Suzy! I am crazy about that hot pink and gold! Your trees are classy and super fun at the same time. I love the entire room!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 1, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Thanks a million, Leen!

  • Reply randidukes December 1, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The pink and gold trees are beautiful … and I LOVE that you have twin trees! It makes such a statement.

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Hi Randi and thanks so much! You are too kind.

  • Reply Jewel December 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    This is a spectacular post❤️❤️❤️ Your photography is incredible btw

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Jewel. Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family.

  • Reply Maryann December 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    The pink and gold is so pretty together!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 2, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks Maryann..

  • Reply Mary-The Boondocks Blog December 4, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Susie that dining room is stunning! Fabulous! Gorgeous! I can go on and on with the adjectives. When you turn on the lights inside the china cabinet it reminds me of a window on Fifth Avenue.

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 5, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Hey Mary and thanks so much! You’re a doll.

  • Reply Thehomeicreate December 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Your twin trees are so gorgeous Susie!!! I also love the lanterns, they are the perfect centerpiece. Everything is just so beautiful!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 6, 2018 at 6:50 am

      Thanks a million, Linda! I really, really worried (OK…I worried just a little) about how those wild, pink trees would be received, but looks like wild and pink is my 2018 Chistmas jam. LOL…

  • Reply Cristina January 1, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Girl, this room is stunning!! Those trees couldn’t fit any better in there and you’re making me add that hot pink to my choice of Christmas themes this year… LOVE it!!
    p.s. I’m catching up and visiting my faves finally! I’ve been so MIA lately.. I’m still busy with visitors, but oh well, I couldn’t wait any longer. 🙂

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