Amanda is the professional crafter, demo designer, and sequin enthusiast behind Aunt Peaches. Founded in 2010 as a sandbox for practicing her html skills and crafting paper flowers, her blog has blossomed from a hobby into a job, and a vital part of her daily life. From DIY decor to organization tips, Aunt Peaches invites readers to “Elevate the Everyday.”

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

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

Amanda: Don’t waste time or money on trying to make things look pretty for company—they will only be there a small amount of time and they are there to see you, not your ornaments; you will be living in this space 24/7, so decorate to your taste to accommodate your needs, desires, and lifestyle.

TT: What room or specific area of the home do you find most challenging to decorate for the holidays? Any tips on styling this specific area?

Amanda: The bathroom is usually the most forgotten room, so when you do decorate, it makes a MAJOR impact. I like to hang a large wreath over the mirror, or add a small slim tree if counter space allows. Adding Christmas décor doesn’t mean compromising utility, just adding sparkle!

TT: What accents will you add to complement your Technicolor tree?

Amanda: Patterns. The tree provides texture and shine, the ornaments bring interest and color, but pops of repeating pattern like red and white stripes and blue and white check, bring a visual rhythm that gives the look the structure needed to handle everything else.

TT: Best part of decorating your Treetopia Tree?

Amanda: I love that the tree looks gold with the lights on, and silver with the lights off. Too cool!

TT: How did you decide on the color combination for your tree?

Amanda: I’m a fan of what I call “Christmas rainbow” which is when you mix at least ten colors, including any colors but blues, blacks, or browns. My favorite combo is Christmas Rainbow + a touch of gold. A touch of gold never hurt anybody!

TT: Why did you pick this specific tree to decorate? How does this tree your tree from last year?

Amanda: I have been collecting bird ornaments for years and always wanted to see them displayed on a metallic background—Treetopia’s All That Glitters tree could not be a better backdrop.

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Visit Aunt Peaches to see more of Amanda’s tree for Design Council 2015: Christmas in Technicolor!

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