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Julie Nolta

Hi, I'm Julie, Chief Executive Empress

of my little apple green design studio.

Welcome to my blog!

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?

pink christmas decorations

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

aqua Christmas decorations


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

pink Christmas decorations

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

purple and teal Christmas decorations

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


Pink and blue vintage Christmas

pink and blue Christmas decorationss


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

Yellow and black ornaments

yellow Christmas decorations


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

whimsical Christmas tree

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


Orange. Yes, orange Christmas decorations!

orange Christmas decorations

Photo: 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

black Christmas decorations

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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