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About Treetopia

The Treetopia blog hopes to inspire you with fabulous decorating and entertaining ideas that celebrate your personal sense of style. Liven up the look of your home with our exciting selection of decorating tips and tricks for every holiday and season.

Beverly McCullough is the fun and quirky persona behind Flamingo Toes. Having grown up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses, it is no surprise that she loves to create. She now oversees Flamingo Toes full-time, and spends most of her time off with her two kids, reading, listening to 80’s music, or watching old movies.

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Learn more about Beverly and unique design ideas in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Beverly: It’s taken me a while to define my decorating style, but now I’m pretty sold on “whatever I like” as a general style. I’m sort of joking and sort of serious—I think if you surround yourself with things you love, you’ll be happy with your decorating! That being said, my home has a definite colorful retro vibe going on. And I love it!


How to Decorate a Green Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Green Christmas Tree

Having a traditional green Christmas tree doesn’t mean you have to be limited to the usual décor. With the right ornaments and accessories, a green tree can be chic and stylish—the perfect holiday centerpiece! Give your green Christmas tree the treatment it deserves with this guide from Treetopia. (more…)

Cassie Freeman is the DIY and designed-obsessed creator of Hi Sugarplum!. This mother of two has been married to Mr. Sugarplum for 17 years, and is a lover of travel, fashion, and Mexican food. She shares inexpensive projects, fashion tips, and budget travel ideas on her blog.

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Learn more about Cassie and her Christmas in Technicolor tree in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Cassie: It’s your house and you and your family are the ones who live in it…so have fun and make it what you want!

Jade Harrington is the editor and designer of Jaderbomb, where she invites her readers to connect with her through recipes, holiday ideas, and crafts. Aside from the two loves of her life, she also loves her dog Ceaux Ceaux (who has her own Facebook page), black hot glue sticks, pens, washi tape, the smell of Christmas, gold, Dr. Pepper, and blogging.

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Learn more about Jade and her decorating wisdom in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Jade: Life is simple and so should be your style. (more…)

Heather is the creator of WhipperBerry, a lifestyle blog where she shares recipes and creative ideas for home and family. She loves photography, decorating, cooking, crafting, parties, and graphic design. A Colorado girl at heart, she currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her loving husband and 4 fabulous kids.

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Learn more about Heather and her passion for decorating in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Heather: Keep it simple & classic.

Michael is an entrepreneur, interior designer, and lifestyle blogger behind Inspired by Charm. His motto, “be who you are,” and his no-fuss ideas inspire his audience to stay true to their individual style. Michael lives in his hometown of St. Marys, PA and shares his love of sweets and anything gold with his two cats.

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Learn more about Michael and his Green and Gold Christmas Tree in our exclusive interview.

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Michael: While there are certain guidelines you can follow to create a cohesive and well-designed space, I think it’s important to use what you love when decorating your home. At end of the day, you have to live in your space, so you might as well use what brings you joy.

Jennifer Perkins is an Austin-based mama, thrift-a-holic, Treetopia Ambassador, and owner of She is a mother of two, and has been married to her best friend Chris for 10 years. The things she likes more than anything else are crafts, kitsch, kids, thrifts stores, and throwing over the top Halloween parties.

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Learn more about Jen in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Jennifer: Whether you are decorating your house or for the holidays I always encourage people to go with their gut. If you love something (a purple Christmas tree or a crazy painting), go for it. You are the one that is going to have to live with it. Who cares what the trends are and what is on the pages of this month’s magazine? Go with what makes you smile and your heart go pitter patter and you can’t go wrong.

Kara Whitten is the brains behind A Kailo Chic Life and Kailo Chic. She loves anything bright, colorful, and patterned, and her blog features her passion for cooking, gardening, designing accessories, DIY projects, and interior design!

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Learn more about Kara and her decorating ideas in our exclusive interview:

TT: Best decorating advice you want to share with your readers?

Kara: Just try it! I find so many people that are afraid to take the first step and try out their ideas. I can usually come up with some idea that I think will look good, but it really takes trying it out and seeing it in person to really know if it works. And once you have tried it, you are better apt to know what to tweak to make it just perfect.

If you want to create a beautiful, holiday-themed home this Yuletide season, know that you aren’t alone! People all around the world want every nook and cranny of their homes ready for the festivities of the season, and we at Treetopia put together this infographic to help you achieve the look you want this Christmas. Discover decorating tips from top designers to help make this holiday season your most stunning yet!

They have impeccable taste, a keen eye for design, and the uncanny ability to decorate a mean Christmas tree—and they’re our Design Council 2015!

Decorating a Christmas tree in Technicolor takes creativity, an eye for detail, and some out-of-the-box thinking. We handpicked designers from all over the blogosphere to be members of this year’s Design Council, and challenged them to decorate a Christmas tree in non-traditional holiday colors—with stunning results! These bloggers represent the Treetopian mantra of marching to the beat of a different drummer boy, and we are thrilled to have each of them in Treetopia’s Design Council 2015: Christmas in Technicolor.

1st Row (L-R) Heather, Kelli & Kristi, Jennifer, Jade;  2nd Row (L-R): Heidi, Cassie, Carrie; 3rd Row (L-R): Maggie, Amanda, Beverly, Lindi ; 4th Row (L-R): Lia, Michael, Kara

1st Row (L-R) Heather, Kelli & Kristi, Jennifer, Jade; 2nd Row (L-R): Heidi, Cassie, Carrie; 3rd Row (L-R): Maggie, Amanda, Beverly, Lindi; 4th Row (L-R): Lia, Michael, Kara.

Here are the members of this year’s Treetopia Design Council, headlined by our very own brand ambassador:

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In the coming days, we will unveil artificial Christmas trees decorated by this exceptional group of designers. Each member of our Design Council has created a truly unique and inspiring display in Technicolor, so stay tuned for their gorgeous holiday centerpieces!