Now, before you get too excited, this post has nothing to do with your wardrobe and everything to do with my tree… (although we’ve got one of those wardrobe posts coming soon too!). Last week when I pulled all my decorations out of hiding, I took a look at what I had done for the tree last year and decided it was time to change things up, yet again! Naturally – I started pulling inspiration together until I came up with one cohesive palette…

Last year I stayed away from my signature green, but this year I was ready to use it… in doses. As you may remember, my tree is black, so going with darker colors is always a bit of a risk, but with a deep cobalt blue and velvety green balanced by teal, gold and nude, I think I’ve found just the right look!

So far, I’ve managed to hunt down baubles in the right colors, but I need a bit more punch to top things off. Stay tuned… the tree isn’t quite ready for its coco+kelley debut, but it’s getting there!!

*inspiration images: kishani perera // luc coiffait for velvet // detail from christian lacroix // burberry prorsum // tory burch //  ambroise tézenas



  1. Hilary

    I always go for color during the holidays. My favorite colors to wear during christmas are maroon, kelly greens, neon greens.. etc. I like to play up red + green without wearing the classic red and green christmas colors. Have a wonderful day and happy blogging!

    XX Hilary

  2. Shaun Wolchinsky

    That is so funny, I’m doing the same colors on my kitchen tree. I will add varied hues of copper to mine. Good luck with yours. I just love the holidays


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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.

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