Hi, I'm Julie, Chief Executive Empress

of my little apple green design studio.

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When I'm not out visiting a client or searching for just the right  product for a project, I can probably be found in my happy little studio (painted the perfect shade of green), busy drawing up new ideas for a cool kitchen or a "spa-licious" bathroom. I like to share the fun stuff I find along the way!

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Who said Christmas decorations have to be red and green?

December 10, 2016

 

 

What’s your favorite color? Purple? Teal? Aqua? Yellow? CHARTREUSE?! Ever thought about decorating your home for Christmas in one of those colors?  

 

Even though red and green are the traditional holiday colors, there’s no law that says you can’t decorate for Christmas in your favorite color, or colors you’re already using in your rooms. And it will make your space look oh-so pulled together.

 

If you're ready to change things up a bit this year, or just like to see what other people are up to, I’ve pulled together some fun and beautiful ideas for Christmas decorating in every color of the rainbow - - OTHER than red and green!

 

Aqua and white Christmas decorations

 

Photo: www.refreshrestyle.com

 

Isn't this color combination bright and happy? Especially with the white and silver and gold metallics. It would work really well in a warm climate.

 

 

Blush pink and white

 

 Photo: www.karaspartyideas.com

 

Isn't this soft and elegant? If you're into Shabby Chic or if you're a country, girly girl, this one might be your style.

 

 

Teal and purple Christmas ornaments

 

 Photo: www.stayathomemum.com.au

 

Jewel tones are always intense and dramatic! (Jennie, this tree is for YOU!)  

:-D

 

 

 

Pink and blue vintage Christmas

 

Photo: www.priscillamaeetal.blogspot.com

 

Love this non-traditional tree and the vintage, European feel. It's ju-u-ust sweet enough.  

 

 

Yellow and black ornaments

 

 Photo: www.karaspartyideas.com

 

How's this for a mod tree? The black and white makes a very crisp background for the pops of yellow. And did you catch the little frame ornaments? So cute!

 

 

LOTS of colors

 

Photo:  www.trendytree.com 

 

I don't quite how to define this style other than whimsical. Is "whimsical" a color?

  :-D

 

 

Orange. Yes, orange Christmas decorations!

 

Photo: www.realsimple.com  Mark Lund; Styling: Ed Gallagher

 

If you know me, you know I love orange, and if my tree was up, I'd include a photo here of my own orange tree. Maybe next week!

 

 

 

And I've saved the most dramatic for last:

 

Sophisticated black and silver tree

 

 Photo: www.treetopia.com

 

Pretty spectacular, huh? This would look stunning in a white room. I saw one of the personalities from the Today show take delivery of a black and silver tree this morning, so if Tamsin likes it, it must be pretty cool!  You can actually order this tree here.

 

How about you? Do you decorate for Christmas with the tried and true red and green, or do you go for something unusual?  Leave a comment below about YOUR favorite. 

 

Whatever color is your favorite, may your holiday be a beautiful one!

For more holiday inspiration, visit my Pinterest page for Christmas Decorating Ideas.

 

 

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