Posts Tagged ‘Laura Elise Barrett’

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!

_dsc8174

_dsc8198

_dsc8195

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)