Kathy Cano-Murillo puts her distinct spin on the Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath.

Kathy Cano-Murillo puts her distinct spin on the Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath.

The name Kathy Cano-Murillo is synonymous for most people with bright colors, glitter and of course sugar skulls. To me, the Crafty Chica is a dear friend, creative inspiration, powerhouse businesswoman and one of the sweetest people I know. After today I can officially add amazing Valentine’s Day wreath decorator to her list. Pop over to Kathy’s blog today to see the full reveal of her Pretty in Pink wreath transformation. There are, of course, calavera involved, just this time they are Valentine’s Day pink.  Don’t forget: every day this week we are checking out another blog and giving you a chance to win your own Pretty in Pink wreath!

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Kathy Cano-Murillo AKA The Crafty Chica

Out of the box Valentine wreath by Jennifer Perkins.

Out of the box Valentine wreath by Jennifer Perkins.

I have been dying to share the Valentine’s Day wreath I made. Recently, a few crafty girlfriends and I had a wreath making party that was TONS of fun. Everyone had a unique spin on the holiday and the only theme throughout were the colors red and pink. I had so much fun having this party with my friends in Austin, I wanted to do it again with my friends online!

Sneak peek of Jen Perkin's Pretty in Pink Valentine's wreath.

Sneak peek of Jen Perkin’s Pretty in Pink Valentine’s wreath.

Valentine’s Day Wreath Blog-Hop Week is here!

I have some mighty talented and creative friends. Each day, you can check back here on the Treetopia blog for a fun bio about each blogger and a teaser of their fabulous wreath. Head over to their blogs daily for their full wreath reveals PLUS each blogger will be running a contest to give away a FREE Pretty in Pink Treetopia wreath.

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Pretty in pink!

Pretty in pink!

So with all that said, please pop over to my blog www.jenniferperkins.com to check out my new favorite wreath. Let’s just say that if it was pink, white or red, it made it on to the wreath. As they say, everything but the kitchen sink. No sinks, but ladies’ razors and false teeth make an appearance.

After the holidays, there’s no need to take down all of your holiday decorations and leave your home looking bare. There are a myriad of decorating opportunities available even after the holiday parties have come to an end. In fact, you can even turn the end of the holiday season into a party theme, giving a last hurrah party for those still in the Christmas spirit.

In this post, we show you how you can make simple tweaks to your Christmas decorations to create amazing post-holiday ensembles that will liven up any party. (more…)

In the previous installment of How to Create a Stylish Home with Treetopia, we focused on modern design elements and approaches to home décor. In part 2, we focus on the days of old when English elegance was the norm and madcap modern was cool. The goal is to create a home décor theme with elements that seemed to have come together over time. (more…)

After showing you how to bridge the decorating gap between Christmas and the months that come immediately after, Treetopia presents a two-part guide on how you can create a stylish home. By focusing on the relationship between traditional and modern décor styles, you can create your own personal approach to home décor that will leave your guests wanting to see more.

In part 1, we focus on change and how modern elements can refresh your home’s look. (more…)

When Pantone talks, designers listen. Pantone’s color forecast is so influential, it inspires trends in everything from fashion to furnishings to phone accessories. In this article, we tell you more about 2015’s hottest color trend and share some ideas on how to incorporate it into your home décor.

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s pick for color of the year is Marsala, a beautiful, earthy shade named after the famous dessert wine from Sicily.

A rich, reddish color with a deep brown undertone, it leads a broader palette assembled by Pantone as a refreshing return to nature. Described as sophisticated yet grounded, Marsala is a robust color that is meant to evoke feelings of strength and confidence.
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As joyful as Christmas decorating can be, having to put decorations away until next year can leave you feeling a bit sad. The winter months can be gloomy, but there’s no reason not to give it a happier twist. Instead of focusing on the end of the holidays, why not focus on the vibrant colors of the coming spring?

In this post, we show you how you can declutter your home and put some post-holiday polish on it using your very own holiday décor. Look around your home before you take your holiday decorations down and you might be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll find. (more…)

Discover the many wonderful ways to make your Christmas tree look as gorgeous as can be with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. We’ve asked some of the country’s best design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and we hope the results will inspire you to create a fabulous holiday masterpiece of your own.

Kami Bigler’s practical and less-is-more style makes everyday holiday decorating simple and enjoyable.

Kami Bigler of NoBiggie.net

If simplicity is the epitome of sophistication, we can confidently say that Kami Bigler of NoBiggie.net is one sophisticated designer. She enriches her audience’s everyday lives with practical ideas stemming from her love of crafting, cooking, decorating, photography, and thrifting. More than the absence of clutter, her less-is-more approach to decorating enhances her projects, which is evident in the Frost Flocked Christmas Tree she decorated for her Christmas Home Tour 2014 post.

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You only have one chance to make a first impression. It’s a rule of thumb that applies to everything from meeting people, all the way to decorating. To make a great first impression when having guests over for the holidays, you need to make sure your home’s entryway is suitably dressed, and suitably stylish. This holiday season, take a different route and decorate your entryways with these fun and unique ideas!

The Stacked Outdoor Topiary

Greet your guests with fun Christmas decorations that you can make yourself! Instead of having a conventional topiary, use gift boxes for a refreshing take on an old classic. The hardest part of this project consists of wrapping the boxes, so if you’ve got that down, this project will be a breeze.
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I have a big tattoo of a hot pink deer smack in the middle of my left forearm. Some people might say deers are brown. Those same people might also say Christmas trees are green. I say that your tattoos and trees can be any color your little heart desires. Even ombre or rainbow!
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Choosing the right color tree for the right room and then of course the right decorations makes all the difference. Just as if you were choosing the perfect throw pillows to match your sofa you should take the same care in choosing a Christmas tree. Match your tree to your decor and you can’t go wrong. Consider further incorporating your tree into the decor with custom ornaments. As with most things, it is all about the details.

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