November 14, 2013

Treetopia's Design Council 2013: Laura Trevey of Bright Bold & Beautiful

Posted by Treetopia in Decorating Ideas for Every Christmas Tree

Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2013. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with these terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.

Treetopia is proud to share with you the graceful holiday designs of Laura Trevey from Bright Bold & Beautiful.


In her blog post, “Tis The Season To Be Jolly,” Laura relates to her readers how she created an elegantly classic holiday look in her home with Treetopia’s Balsam Spruce Christmas tree and a Biltmore Pine Wreath and Garland. With a scattering of red, yellow, and blue ornaments, Laura gave her tree a beautiful, back-to-basics look that proves that less is definitely more. By suspending the wreath over the mantel and draping the garland over the bookcases, she maintained the naturally light, bright, and cheery ambiance of her living room.

Treetopia's Design Council - Laura Trevey

Laura is the editor and founder of Bright Bold and Beautiful, which aims to inspire readers with captivating articles about home and holiday decorating, craft projects, entertaining ideas, and magnificent home tours. Her watercolor paintings have been featured in numerous online sites, and in 2012, she was chosen as one of Southern Living’s Favorite Southern Artists on Etsy. Get to know Laura more with this short and sweet Q&A:

How did you get your start?

I began blogging in 2009 to raise awareness about my watercolors on Etsy. As an artist, I see my surroundings in bright bold and beautiful color. I quickly realized that blogging was my passion and began writing about what inspires me in everyday life.

What is your favorite place to be for the holidays?

With my family—wherever that may be.

What are your favorite holiday traditions?

Singing the “12 Days of Christmas” with our extended family. We all draw numbers to see which part we sing.

How do you describe your holiday decorating style?

I love family traditions, so I stick with the tried and true.

Favorite holiday food, recipe, or drink? 

Pumpkin muffins—get the best pumpkin muffins ever recipe here.

Regifting – okay or not okay?


What is your favorite piece of holiday décor and why?

Definitely our tree and our ornaments

What are your favorite places to get holiday design inspiration?

“Better Homes and Gardens” magazine

Any holiday decorating tips you’d like to share?

I love the idea of a top hat as a tree topper. See here.

Mind sharing with us what you’ll be doing for your home this Christmas?

Every year, we have my immediate family as well as my mother, brother, sister and their families over for brunch and present-opening. It’s such a wonderful day!

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