December 27, 2012

A look at some fabulous celebrity Christmas homes this holiday season

Now that we have reached the climax of 2012’s holiday season and we have showcased the beauty of our fabulously decorated homes, it’s time to put our feet up and take a breather before we start removing all the holiday décor. As you relax, we invite you to enjoy or draw inspiration from celebrity home designs for the holidays.

Simple Joys

Grammy-winning country singer Trisha Yearwood favors the simple but gorgeous Southern style décor in her Nashville home. Her family’s whole abode is decorated with fresh greenery for an intimate, nature-inspired Christmas celebration. Fresh wreaths with flowers such as magnolias and roses not only make her home more beautiful, but also fill her home with a natural, sweet, floral fragrance.

Someone else’s Floral Wreath

Handy Décor

TV Host Kathie Lee Gifford decorated her home with handmade ornaments with the help of interior designer Eddie Ross. By sewing up old shirts and tree skirts, Eddie showed Kathie Lee how to give new life to old Christmas décor.


Handmade Angel décor

 

Charming Vintage

Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher, better known as Jewel, prefers simple, rustic, vintage pieces when decorating her home. Her Christmas tree displays an assortment of décor from glass ornaments to vintage postcards, much like her entire home which is decorated with eclectic pieces that blend together in a beautiful but understated elegance with the help of interior designer Erin Valencich.


Vintage postcard photo by inlaterdays via flickr. CC BY 2.0

 

Maximum Elegance

While the celebrities above favored simple décor, there are celebrities who went the distance to create a magical and elegant display for the holidays. Actor couple Brooke Burke and David Charvet showcased a cool white and silver-themed decoration while Sherri Sheppard’s home bathed in the warm, elegant glow of a gold and champagne-themed display. The white and silver Christmas and gold and champagne holiday motifs came from the inspired minds of designers Sandra Espinet and Michael Russo, respectively.


Silver and gold ornaments

 

Whether inspired by celebrity designs or not, learning new ideas will help you make your personal space more fun and sassy. You can be sure that Treetopia will always be there to be fabulous with you.

 

December 24, 2012

If you’re still not sure what to give moms this Christmas, Treetopia is here to share some ideas

Moms are the best! They have boundless amounts of energy to work all day and still prepare dinner and kiss the kids good night. This Christmas, show them you appreciate everything they do for you. Here are some holiday gift ideas that will be appreciated by moms in every stage of motherhood:

Something needed
One way to make sure that your gift will be fully appreciated is to find out what mom needs around the house, whether it’s an actual household item or a task that needs doing: a new non-stick pan, a set of bed covers, a nice painting to fill the bare wall, a new pair of shoes for walking in the park—or even repairs around the house. Just make sure that you call in the experts for repairs if you’re not one. Do what you can to make her life easier for the rest of the year.


A beautiful piece of art for the wall

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December 21, 2012

If you’re tired of the usual Christmas décor, read on for weird Christmas decoration ideas you can work into your home

Christmas is just around the corner, so the chance of coming across a home that isn’t decorated is slim. While some homes display classic and elegant décor, there are some people who would prefer to personalize their décor by displaying weird Christmas decorations. If you’re looking for ways to embrace some weird and wonderful ideas for your home this Christmas, Treetopia has some ideas for you.

Cartoon-inspired Décor

Go with decorations inspired by cartoon characters in Christmas gear to fill your home with lighthearted fun. It would certainly be a weird but wonderful sight for an adult’s home to be filled with youthful amusement.


photo by lalawren via flickr. CC BY 2.0

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December 17, 2012

Find awesome gift ideas for your special book worm this holiday season

Over the past few years, books have made a comeback as a result of popular and compelling film and television adaptations. While there have been many fans of such cinematic adaptations, many people choose to either preempt or follow up literary films with original texts, and there are purists who strictly prefer the written form. If you’re wondering what to give bookworms this season, Treetopia has several delightful and useful gift ideas.

Waterproof Book Covers

Any book lover would agree that it’s not fun to read damaged books, especially books with pages stuck together from being a casualty of water. Gift any book lover with a waterproof book cover (or a set of them), and they will surely cherish the extra protection it gives their beloved books—and cherish you for your savvy and thoughtful idea.

 


photo by Dzhus via flickr. CC BY 2.0

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December 14, 2012

If you like Treetopia’s absolutely fabulous and funky Christmas trees, you’re going to love what we have in store for you!

The Treetopia Favorite Tree Sweepstakes, launched in conjunction with Design Milk, gives you the chance to win your favorite Treetopia tree until December 20, 2012! But wait… there’s more! Wonderful prizes are in store for the lucky fans of our amazing trees: the first prize winner takes home his or her favorite Treetopia tree and the second prize winner will receive his or her favorite Treetopia wreath. The third prize winner gets what some may consider to be the best prize of all: a strand of Happy Fun Ball Lights!

Like the Treetopia Facebook page and Enter the Treetopia Favorite Tree Sweepstakes now! You might just be one of the three lucky winners of our awesome products.

Check out the Treetopia Favorite Tree Sweepstakes Official Rules to make sure you’re eligible to take home one of our amazing prizes!

 

December 13, 2012

If you want to blend in fabulously this season, decorate your home for Christmas with these themes.

Christmas has long since moved away from the red and green color combination that used to adorn our homes. While some people choose to inject their personality into their holiday decorations, there are many who enjoy following holiday decorating trends. If you’re looking for tips and ideas about what is hot this season, keep reading and Treetopia will show you the way.

 

 

Metallic and Pink Christmas Trees

Good news for everyone who loves to grab attention with shiny or startlingly colorful décor, metallic Christmas trees and pink Christmas trees are trending in 2012. You won’t need to put a lot of decorations on your tree when it’s already a stylish centerpiece. Enjoy your time in the spotlight with your shining, shimmering Christmas tree or increase the girly atmosphere in your home this season.

 

 

 

LED Christmas Lights in Cool Colors

One of the most contemporary and refreshing themes this season is using energy-saving LED lights to brighten up both your home and your Christmas tree. It is a triple benefit situation: (1) your home dazzles with the current trend, (2) your home and tree are bright and shiny, and (3) you lessen your energy consumption by using LED lights. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.

 

 

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December 11, 2012

If you’re stumped about how to style your pencil tree, read below.

When space around your home is scarce but you want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive, set up a space-saving pencil Christmas tree instead of a  fuller, traditional one. For first time owners of pencil trees or those who have tried but were unsuccessful in their attempts to make it look as fabulous as they imagined, Treetopia has gathered some one-of-a-kind tips and tricks to help you make your tree look more amazing.

Simplify

Having over the top, flashy ornaments hanging on your Christmas tree is not always the best option. Sometimes, you have to take the simple route when decorating, especially since conventional decorations associated with traditional Christmas trees do not always look good on pencil trees. You can choose a minimalistic theme in a monochromatic palette and decorate your tree with ornaments of the same color, but in varying degrees of shade, for a polished and modern look.

Go 3-D

Go for a dramatic three-dimensional design scheme with your pencil tree decorations by adding the illusion of depth. Creating depth is actually simple. All you need are ornaments in different sizes and a strategy for layering the ornaments around the tree. Place all the smaller ornaments in the inner portion of the tree, while the larger ones should be in full display. Think of the inner parts of the tree as the farther edge of your line of sight, while the outer part is the plane nearer you.

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December 6, 2012

Satisfy the insatiable gustatory desires of food lovers this holiday with these fabulous gift suggestions

Christmas is our free ticket to go all out and satisfy our appetites all in one day. It’s also the day when we get together with our dearest of family and friends. While everyone appreciates receiving gifts, giving that fruitcake a break this Christmas will certainly be a welcome decision. Since Christmas is also all about scrumptious food, here are a few gift ideas you can use for the food lovers on your gift list:

 

Collection of Herbs

For those who appreciate the huge difference herbs make in any dish, a collection of fresh or dried herbs makes a great gift. If you fancy the dried herbs option, purchase a few bundles of a variety of herbs from your local farmer’s market. Store these in clear, airtight containers, and label them accordingly. Food lovers with green thumbs will appreciate receiving a small potted herb garden that will make a great herb starter kit.

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December 4, 2012

Show your appreciation to your teachers this Christmas with these fabulous gift ideas

Teachers are everywhere and it’s no secret that being a teacher is a difficult job. There are some who end up as your intellectual guides or concerned friends when school is over. Whether the teacher is a friend or someone who has made an impact at some point in your life, here are a few fabulous gift ideas for the people working in the profession that teaches all other professions:

A Box of Scrumptious Pastries

Teachers are busy. They spend most of the day in the classroom and spend the rest of the day grading their students’ papers. Since cookies and pastries make for great pick-me-ups, give the teachers a reprieve by gifting them a box of scrumptious pastries that will melt the stress away with every bite.

 

Gift Basket

If you want to ensure that your teachers receive a variety of gifts, consider putting together an original gift basket with items suited to each teacher’s tastes. You can add a mix of bath and body supplies, unique stationery sets, or even a collection of gourmet food products like coffee beans and tea leaves.

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November 28, 2012

If you’re ready to take things up a notch, decorate your home with one of our fabulously wacky Christmas trees!

If there’s one thing many people look forward to during the Christmas season, it’s admiring how fabulous their decorated Christmas trees look. But why wait for your tree to look fabulous after you hang the decorations when you can have fun, wacky trees that look fabulous as they are? Here are Treetopia’s top wacky tree candidates:

 

 

Intergalactic Black Christmas Tree

What’s more fun and wacky than a black Christmas tree? A black Christmas tree from outer space! Equipped with clear lights that mimic those twinkling, glimmering stars light years away, this out-of-this-world, funky, black Christmas tree will definitely send your name into the orbit of the fun, fabulous crowd.


I’m so awesome and wacky, I’m already sold out!

 

 

 

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Zebra Christmas Tree

It will truly be a wonderful day when you display our monochromatic Christmas tree in your home. There’s no other tree that can say “I am simple, elegant, and wild” quite like our Zebra Christmas tree. Be sure to check back next year when it’s restocked so you can get a piece of the action!

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