In this post: If you love modern French Country decor and romantic elegance, try complementing your unique style with a white Christmas tree.⇒
There are some things that just come so easily because they fit with your natural style.
Like the way I felt the first time I traveled to France and found a romantic culture and design sensibility that spoke to my creative soul.
Such is how I felt about my white Christmas tree.
White Christmas Tree
From the minute I set it up, I knew this new friend fit in seamlessly with my aesthetic. I also knew it deserved a place of honor in a light filled alcove at the front of the house.
The first thing I noticed about this exquisite tree is that it didn’t need much to dress it up. With the branches fluffed I could appreciate its lovely shape and with pre-lit clear lights, it’s quite beautiful on its own.
But, the whole reason I wanted a white tree was to work with my soft ‘go-to’ colors, so I enjoyed adding baubles in gold and silver, with pops of blush pink and rose gold.
And if this ethereal combination wasn’t enchanting enough, when I went to the market for flowers I was delighted to find my beloved peonies! Yes, you read that right. Fresh gorgeous peonies in December!
A magical pairing, indeed!
When was the last time you found those on a snowy Sunday? When the kids were young, snowy days meant sledding and building snowmen outside. But these days I’d rather roll up on the couch and dream of decorating projects to come.
The irony of this styling adventure is that I started out decorating a tree, but ultimately wound up decorating the room.
Let me explain.
As I had mentioned in my last post about our slim tree in the den, the bay window in the living room was just calling out for a tree. It was the perfect location with its alcove and view, but we had two large throne chairs inhabiting the spot. I moved them out and brought in the smaller French gilded dining chairs and it transformed the look of the entire room.
I had already been thinking about updating the space, and this wonderful white Christmas tree wound up supplying the inspiration. I can now see exactly what direction I want to go in and I’m ready to follow my muse.
I’m crazy about whites and gilding, with soft touches of blush pink and faded rose. The aubusson rug can stay, and a few cherubs and antiques for sure. But with clean white as the foundation, both the tree and the room around it embody the modern French Country look I cherish.
I love to mix vintage with modern, illustrated above by the gold lacquer tray with antique silver tea service. The charming tree lit in the background feels like it belongs and was always there.
Presiding over the whole scene is a beautiful angel tree topper. The burlap trim gives it a homespun feel, a French Country detail that helps define this style.
I can’t imagine another tree that would work so perfectly in this space. The look is soft and pretty, defined by gilding and glam accents balanced with chippy patina pieces.
My home is constantly evolving and my passion for updated French style is unwavering. How lovely to have a pretty white Christmas tree to come along for the journey!
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