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.
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.
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.
But 2018 is a whole new year! And this year, plans to integrate the color-clashing cabinet diva finally came together.
Ready to see?
OK, maybe I cheated just a little since all of the gold ornaments and silver packages from last year showed up again. #sorry #longstory
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.
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
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.
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.
It just seemed to me that the middle of the china hutch should be the high point of this wall collection.
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.
In the early evening, the tree lights kick up a pink hue on the walls and ceiling. I just love this time of day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is the wall collection at night. I totally love how the light dances on the ceiling.
And there you have it. A holiday wall collection made with two trees and a hot pink diva.
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For a peek at this year’s red and white tree, please click here.
Full tour coming December 3.
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
Postcards from the Ridge // DIY Beautify // Cottage at the Crossroads // Worthing Court // Virginia Sweet Pea
Tuesday – Christmas Tablescape Ideas
Wednesday – Christmas DIY/Craft Project Ideas
Thursday – Christmas Tree Ideas
Sand Dollar Lane // Chatfield Court // I Should Be Mopping the Floor // The Chelsea Project // // Dukes and Duchesses (not pictured)