Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Predicting Holiday Trends

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by admin No Comments

In January, Halloween and Christmas seem like they’re a million years away. After all, many of us are still recovering from the holiday season and trying to balance daily life with the lofty New Year’s Resolutions we’ve committed to (until at least February 1). Over here, however, we’re already looking forward to our next season after spending last week at the Las Vegas Winter Market.

One of our favorite things about putting together our boutiques each year is deciding on an overall aesthetic for the season. At trade conventions and design shows, we get an opportunity to see all of the available holiday merchandise months before it hits the stores and catalogues, and it’s our job to sort through it to  figure out what will hit most with our customers months down the line.

Winter design for 2017 is shaping up to be a comfy, cozy affair if the major trends in Las Vegas are to be believed. Given the internet’s preoccupation with “Scandi” decorating and “hygge,” “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” (and UK’s runner-up word of the year in 2016), it’s a fair bet. Here are a few things we see happening for winter 2017:

1. White and grey everywhere

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/153896512245696731/

2. Soft metallics (especially rose gold, champagne, and muted silvers)

https://keep.com/hue-ornaments-iced-metallic-set-set-of-24/p/4dCtangAnC/

3. Muted colors

http://www.laddersa.com/Decorations/scandi-christmas-decorations.tree

4. Glitter

http://www.sortra.com/30-sparkling-gold-and-silver-christmas-decorations/

5. Gnomes!

https://scandinavianshoppe.com/products/scandinavian-fabric-gnomes-3-1-4.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA_KvEBRCtzNil4-KR-LIBEiQAmgekF5Bivk5YBZZ57sy-qkWqNiNNroq50pw3gyRYQQB2da8aAmH18P8HAQ

What trends do you see hitting big this year? Let us know in the comments!

(Photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

How to Decorate for Christmas in the City

Posted on: December 17th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Sometimes when you live in a big city like Los Angeles or New York, it can be tough to imagine getting a real tree into your apartment or loft, but we are here to tell you that you can! Why opt for a fake tree when you can have a real one delivered from Mr. Greentrees, nothing puts you into the Holiday spirit quite like a real tree does (plus they smell delightful). Before you head down to the tree lot just be sure to measure your ceilings and your doorway so you can be sure that the tree you get will fit your space.

Try keeping it simple, odds are if you live in an apartment you don’t have a ton of storage space, which likely means you don’t have a ton of decorations in boxes. So why not go for the minimalist approach that’s been all over the blog-o-sphere this year? We are loving how Mr. Greentrees employee, Laura-Elise Barrett decorated her downtown loft with one of our silver tip trees!

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We sat down with Laura to ask what her inspirations were when this year:

What made you want to get a real tree this year?

L : I’ve been doing social media for Mr. Greentrees and seeing all the cute ways people have been decorating and I really wanted one! I have never had my own tree since I’ve been an adult because decorating seemed kind of pointless when you live alone but this year I wanted to really get in the spirit.

Did you have ornaments or did you have to go buy them?

I didn’t actually, but my mom just moved to Seattle so she was getting rid of a ton of stuff from her house so she packed me a cute little box of ones she thought I’d like. It was cute. (That said I only have a few)

Did you plan to keep it minimal?

You know, I didn’t really have a choice, I only own the one box of ornaments and a Santa hat, but I live in a very modern looking loft space so it kind of works. I planned on going and buying lights for the tree but then I remembered that my cat is crazy and would probably destroy the tree trying to play with the cords so I opted out. I’m really happy with how it looks without them though.

Why did you pick a silver tip tree? 

I was looking for inspiration on pinterest and everything I liked involved a silver tip. I really like the uneven spacing, I just think they look really cool and different.

Are you glad you got a real tree?

Definitely! My apartment smells amazing.

 

(All photos taken by @AlyciaCreative)