When I posted my Christmas tree inspiration (right here) in the beginning of December, I had lofty ambitions. Unfortunately, time and budget got the best of me and I couldn’t quite pull together the vision I had in mind.
When I finally spent some time last week hunting for the perfect ornaments, I realized that unless I wanted to drop at a few hundred bucks on new decorations, I was going to have to settle for indulging in just a few new ornaments and trim instead. Which is just what I did…
First of all – the tree itself was sent to me by Treetopia, was incredibly easy to put together, and afforded me the chance to get a little risky and indulge in a black tree!
I knew I wanted to go with black, whites and metallics, so I started with the ornaments I already had…
Gold, white, cream and silver balls, icicles and snowflakes were all on hand. I added the ‘confetti’ ornaments from Crate & Barrel to match the white pom pom ribbon trim. Then I realized I needed a thicker garland and layered on the black+cream striped ribbon too.
I bought the tassels when I thought I still might be able to go in my Indochine inspired direction. I kept them anyway.
Flanking the tree with my new chairs (from Z Gallerie) and their glittery pillows cozied things up a bit – something you kinda need to do with a black tree. Lesson learned? A theme tree means going big or going home… maybe next year I’ll go bigger, but for now I’m perfectly happy with this dramatic new addition for the living room.