Christmas Tree 2018
I am so excited to share my 2018 Christmas tree and foyer in collaboration with Frontgate! Last year I styled the Frontgate 9′ Flocked Norway Tree which was the perfect size for our entry, plus comes pre-lit (a must for a busy mamma of 3 under five!), so of course I was thrilled to style it again this season. I love the look of the flocking (it’s so natural!) and it comes with 12 settings of lights. With the click of a button your tree goes from white lights, to multi-colored, to blinking, it’s incredible and the kids love it.
This year I wanted todo a blue and white story for my tree, not only because it matches so beautifully with the blue accents in our home, but also because we celebrate Hanukkah! The selection of blue and white ornaments this year available at Frontgate are the nicest I have seen. The Tuilerie Bleu Ornament Collection (a 60 piece set!) is the most stunning set of glass ornaments, ranging from rich navy to frosted periwinkle. The hand painted designs truly sparkly and the beading is beyond gorgeous!! Then the set of 6 French Blue Ginger Jar Ornaments have been the main topic of conversation anytime someone enters my home because they are so unique! (Secret note: I even got an extra box to give individual ginger jar ornaments as gifts!!)
Then heading into our foyer…
Frontgate’s Gilded Elegance Collection is so elegant, I used the garland in the foyer and the wreaths at my front door (which I will share in my full Holiday Home Tour coming next week!). The Gilded Garland which I draped along the gold etagere in our foyer really completes the space! Yards of glittering metallic ribbon weaves through lifelike cypress, eucalyptus leaves, and boxwood leaves accented with pine cones and glass ornaments. Best of all, it’s battery operated making it easy to hang without wires! I love the way it complements my children’s sweet faux fur stockings.
To decorate our tree I really stuck to a mix of blue and white ornaments but the finishing touches were Frontgate’s Navy Velvet Ribbon (I needed 3 to completely cover from top to bottom) and the Faux Fur Tree Skirt which is 72″ in diameter.
The backdrop to our tree is our formal sitting area so I wanted to share a little glimpse of the space even though it’s quite simply decorated. I had so much going on with the garland on the staircase and the huge tree that I thought a trio of glass cylinder vases in varying heights filled with roses and real pine branches (because they have that amazing smell!) would be the perfect touch. Surrounded by mercury votives and glittery ornaments, this space sparkles alongside the tree at night.
Foyer details: Couches and Chairs: custom in Miami (New Design Furniture) |Floor Lamps: AERIN | White coffee tables: J Alexander Furniture (similar) | Gold Side Table: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (similar)
Today on the Frontgate Blog, Frontgate is sharing “One tree three ways”, styled by myself and two of my favorite Home Bloggers Randi of Randi Garett Design and Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs. While I took the blue approach, Randi created an “icy winter wonderland” and Jen created a “sparkling solstice”. Read an interview with each of us, including some of our favorite tree trimming tips on the Frontgate blog. And of course get up close and personal with their trees by visiting their blogs! Links below!
See more of my Holiday Decor and Entertaining ideas in my Christmas section! Happy Holidays!!
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Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively
Amanda everything looks so beautiful! I love the blue with the gold! So incredible beautiful! This was so much fun to do together!