July 17, 2014

Summer provides the perfect opportunity to go all-out with sunshine colors and vibrant décor— even with Christmas trees. While the summer’s medley of color and freshness isn’t something we usually associate with Christmas trees, Treetopia’s Candy Corn Christmas Tree represents the fun of both the summer and holiday seasons.

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July 10, 2014

For people with home-based jobs, work is just as demanding as that in an office. Just like regular offices, a home-based one needs to be conducive to productivity. But unlike traditional offices, a home office gives you the opportunity to customize the space according to your specifications and work habits.

An ideal life includes striking a balance between work and home life. For people working from home, defining work and living spaces is a major factor in finding that balance. Separate one from the other, and you have the makings of a home that can be both comfy and work-friendly.

Below are a few ideas to help you define your home work space while keeping it stylish and practical. (more…)

July 3, 2014

Lots of people consider Christmas in July as the perfect excuse to throw parties and have fun. If that’s the case, where do we sign up? People who celebrate this non-holiday do so in traditional Christmas party style—complete with the winter trappings. But if you find heavy sweaters, an open fire, and calorific eggnog way too warm for July, then a summer-friendly Caribbean cruise theme is what you need.

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Get your guests on board with the cruise ship theme by sending out paper or email invitations fashioned as “boarding passes.” Choose from dozens of free online templates or create your own with cruise-related images, like anchors, palm trees, or ocean liners.

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June 26, 2014

Christmas – the holiday so nice, it has to be celebrated twice. Christmas in July is perfect for those who adore the Yuletide season, and can’t wait to experience the cheerful sights and festive spirit all over again. One of the best parts of this amusing summer event is setting up a Christmas in July tree and decorating it in a suitably tongue-in-cheek manner.

It’s perfectly okay to display a traditional green tree or a colorful, contemporary one for this celebration. But if you really want to make an impression, there’s nothing like Treetopia’s Catalina Breeze Palm Trees to show that you own the occasion!

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Treetopia Catalina Breeze Palm Trees

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June 25, 2014

Treetopia looks fab in silver! This year, Treetopia nabbed the Silver Award for the E-Commerce/Shopping Website category in the über-prestigious 12th Horizon Interactive Awards.

The awards jury bestowed the kudos on Treetopia based on creativity, originality, viewing optimization, graphic design, and technical merit.

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June 20, 2014

Summer provides the perfect chance to head to the beach for some well-deserved R & R. But if your beach plans fall through, fret not. Summer vacation is a state of mind. With the right décor, you can recreate the beach atmosphere at home. Below are  decorating ideas so simple, pulling them off is a (summer) breeze.

Summer Trees and Décor Ideas

Color plays a major role in setting the summer vibe. Achieve that perfect summer feeling by mixing and matching pieces with bright colors. Here’s a list of trees that would look great during the season:

June 12, 2014

As its name implies, Independence Day is all about doing your own thing. That liberty also extends to home decorating. With the 4th of July coming up, now’s your chance to express yourself and dress up your home in any way you want. A great way to decorate is with select trees from Treetopia. That way, you can decorate for both the 4th of July, and the incoming holiday season!

This week, we’re giving you tips and inspiration on how to decorate with our trees. Feel free to mix and match ideas as you see fit – after all, this is the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The Stars and Stripes Christmas Tree

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For anyone looking for a tree to display this Independence Day, this would be the top choice. It comes with a rotating stand so you can showcase the medley of patriotic colors in all their glory. The striking patterns are tree decorations in their own right. To complete the ensemble, bring out the star-shaped ornaments and tree-topper you used last Christmas. Golden ornaments are ideal for contrast against the already bright red, white, and blue medley of colors. They also add a touch of elegance to your Independence Day-themed tree. An all-American tree for an all-American holiday—that’s the Treetopia Stars and Stripes Christmas tree. (more…)

June 4, 2014

Being a dad on Father’s Day can sometimes be rough. According to a consumer survey, over 75% of people feel that moms get more attention than dads on their respective special days. With those figures in mind, it’s time to throw a grand celebration to show your old man just how much you love and appreciate him. To make his party extra fun and meaningful, try incorporating his personality, interests, profession, or favorite hobby into the party’s theme. Here are few Father’s Day party ideas to get you inspired:

All-Star Sports Party

Whether your dad is a weekend warrior or an armchair athlete, a sports-themed party will make him feel like a winner!

Attire

Dad will get a kick out of seeing everyone wearing his favorite team’s uniform or apparel. If finding gear from his favorite team isn’t possible or practical, here’s a simpler option: ask guests to wear the colors of his team. Dressing up in club colors, whether it’s Liverpool FC’s red or the Los Angeles Lakers’ gold and purple, would be an awesome nod to your dad’s fanhood (even if you’re more of a San Antonio Spurs fan).

Décor

Embellish party banners, balloons, and table decoration with the same club colors. Hang pennants and jerseys on the walls, and scatter caps and sports gear around the room. If your dad loves golf, set up a putting mat and encourage his friends to aim for that elusive hole-in-one. Is your dad a sucker for soccer? Borrow or rent a foosball table and stage a Foosball World Cup in his honor!

Dinner

Prepare a dinner fit for champions by serving dad’s signature dishes with tasty stadium-style food. Fill up your Father’s Day menu with spicy chicken wings, hot dogs with toppings, and slices of pizza. Guzzle ice-cold beer in paper cups to wash it all down.

Happening Hippie Party

If dad was a hippie in his heyday, he’ll dig getting down to a far-out Sixties-style ball.

Attire

Ask party-goers to come in their grooviest threads. Men can wear bell-bottoms, classic-rock or tie-dye tees, suede vests with fringes, and beaded belts. The ladies will look great wearing caftans, sandals, and flowers in their hair.

Décor

Set the scene with iconic hippie imagery and objects. Think peace signs and smiley faces on streamers and balloons. A folksy beaded door curtain is the perfect entryway for a room decorated with lava lamps, guitars, vinyl records, scented candles, and Woodstock posters.

Cover the dining table with a tie-dye tablecloth or table runner, and set out placemats, napkins, and cups in psychedelic colors. For a dose of Flower Power, prepare a big floral centerpiece filled with colorful daffodils, dandelions, and daisies.

Dinner

You’ll want to serve healthy-yet-hearty grub, so don’t limit your party food to sunflower seeds and tofu. Instead, prepare a menu consisting of premium cuts of grass-fed steak, whole-grain pasta, organic vegetables, and fresh fruit.

High-Power Professional Party

Your dad could be a savvy business exec, a shrewd finance guy, or a marketing wiz. A high-powered “Mad Men”-inspired Father’s Day celebration at home will make him feel like a million bucks!

Attire

Channel old-school sartorial chic by requesting gents to come in their sharpest power suits, complete with skinny tie and fedoras. For the ladies, a pencil skirt with matching twinset is classy yet comfortable. Guests can also opt for turtlenecks, khakis, and shift dresses to keep things more relaxed.

Décor

No need to go overboard with the décor, but a few details can help evoke the right retro vibe. Get vintage copies of Vogue or Life from the thrift store to display on the coffee table. Hide remote controls, laptops, mobile phones, and other signs of modern tech. A rotary phone is a stylish statement piece that makes for a great conversation starter.

Keep your table setting simple and elegant with white china and your best silverware. Set up a snazzy home bar for your thirsty professionals by investing in some basic barware, essential spirits, and various mixers.

Dinner

Delight dad with some decadent dishes from yesteryear, such as a tangy shrimp cocktail, creamy Caesar’s Salad, prime roast rib of beef, and cheesy Potatoes au Gratin. Polish off a fine meal with an equally satisfying chocolate fondue.

Fun time with the family is probably the one of the best Father’s Day gifts you can give dear old dad. So try out of any these party ideas and throw dad an awesome get-together he’ll cherish forever.

 

May 27, 2014

Space is the most important element of your home’s interior. You can fill your living room with the most beautiful furniture around, but it wouldn’t be much of a “living room” if you couldn’t actually live in it due to an inefficient use of space. This scenario applies to your kitchen— perhaps even more so.

The kitchen is where most of the housework gets done. Compared to the living room or bedroom, the kitchen sees more work done in a day than both those rooms combined. Smaller kitchens pose an even bigger challenge, since you’ll need to make judicious use of the limited space available.

Below are a few tips on how you can make a tiny kitchen as functional as possible – and have a bit of fun, while you’re at it! (more…)

May 22, 2014

You can fill a room with stylish furniture, but the place will look unfinished if you leave too many walls bare. An empty wall is full of potential, and decorating such a significant space is a task that can be delightful for some, and daunting for others. Here are some easy wall decorating ideas that add personality and liven any space.

Punch it up with paint

Painting a single wall with a bold color is the easiest way to add excitement and contrast to the room.  This design approach is a great way to accentuate a living space, plus it allows you to experiment with stronger colors that may be overwhelming when used on all available walls.

When picking a color, take your cue from decorative pieces around the room. The orange accent wall pictured below plays off the orange throw pillows on the sofa, and helps complete the look of the space.

If you prefer to keep things more subtle, choose a deeper shade of your existing wall color. This gentle contrast should be enough to break the blandness of a mono-colored room. (more…)