Trimming the Tree: Small in Size but Grand in Style
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas is going to be here in 2 weeks, and I still have so much to do. I know many of you have already trimmed your trees and decked your halls, so to bring in the Christmas spirit on DVB, I thought I'd share with you images of gorgeous small Christmas trees.
When building your home or moving into a new home, some often think ahead to Christmas: where am I going to place my Christmas tree? (As a designer, I ask my client's this when building a new home or remodeling) Many of you have room for your traditional large tree, but many only have space for a small tree. And lately, I've noticed that many are opting to do a smaller tree and placing them on a table or chest instead of the traditional tall tree.
Placing your tree on a piece of furniture is the perfect solution for pets and small children who are drawn to the allure of ornaments on a tree. It's also a great way to add that visual height that we are so accustomed to from the traditional sized tree. And with a smaller tree, the look and style can vary, from Charlie Brown-esque to elegant and traditional to leafless branches. Remember that when placing your tree on furniture, you tree base needs to be thought through; the base has to be as pretty as your tree because it will be in full eyesight of your guests and yourself.
Such a great tree base, silver bowl.
This is a tree in the living room of the 2012 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House
I love the tree on the piano in the stairwell.
Designer Barry Dixon
Another tree from AHL's 2012 Christmas House