Holidays are about traditions and family favourites for me, but I do like to change it up a bit. So this year when thinking about my holiday colour scheme, I opted for red and gold in the living room area, but I knew I needed to add something to make it fresh. I decided that orange and pink were the perfect additions, creating a bright, pretty, analogous ( adjacent to each other on the colour wheel ) colour palette. Everyone loves it!
|Ornaments from the 'cobistyle' combine all of the colours|
Despite all of the colour out there, it was no easy feat looking for hot pink and orange ornaments and decorations. I did manage to find some from my friend Cobi Ladner's 'cobistyle' collection . They are stunning.
Here's a look at what is on my tree...
|Gorgeous sequined butterflies|
|Pretty red glass birds|
|Lots of red and gold glass ornaments|
|Clusters of hot pink mini ball ornaments- shiny and matte|
|My Kosta Boda glass pig - a Swedish tradition|
|Gold glitter letters - initials of our family members' names|
|A European glass suitcase representing my travels|
|A glass converse running shoe for the basketball guys in our family|
|A dog for my daughter - this is as close as we will get to a real dog|
|A keepsake from my trips to China|
|And a pierogi from my sister in law in California to celebrate our Polish heritage!|
Wrapping paper and ribbon support my colour theme. Gold paper and bright coloured ribbon look beautiful.
|I love the tinsel wired ribbon!|
And here is how the gifts look under our tree...
The mantle is decorated with assorted ornaments, gold candles and red votives - modern, simple and colourful.
And finally, our tree!