Welcome to Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas!!

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

True confession time: Getting ready for Christmas this year has been nothing but a big ball of stress for me. (Anyone else?) I’ve been trying to decorate my house for a while now, and I’m still not finished. To be honest, this year the comparison monster has grabbed hold of me tight and just won’t let go. I don’t know how many blogs you read, but people are crafting things and decorating in ways that are blowing my mind, literally – I’m pretty sure there’s a small hole in my brain which is part of the reason I can’t wrap my head around Christmas this year. (I will do a roundup of my favorite ideas soon. Stay tuned.)

Anyway, despite all of the holiday decorating decisions I still haven’t made, fortunately this year’s Christmas tree was a no brainer. After doing my rainbow-inspired tree for the past couple years, I decided to try something a bit different. The result was my Mona Lisa, Here’s the backstory:

Last year I started working with Treetopia as part of their Holiday Council. They are some of the nicest people, and I’m crazy about their trees. (Several months ago they even asked me to style some trees for them to show on their site. I shared my creations with you here and here.)

Navy Blue Christmas Tree – Copper, Blue, and Green Christmas Tree Decorations

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

For my own tree this year, I knew that I wanted something really special. Something different, but not that different. When I saw Treetopia’s Navy Blue Christmas Tree, I knew I had found “the one.”

Thanks to Nate Berkus’s suggestion to paint my dining room a different color, I had a whole new color palette to play with this year. After trying different colors in that space all year long, I discovered how well blues and greens looked with the rest of the room. I also wanted a little nod to last year’s tree, so I thought a gradient / ombre effect would be fun. Finally, because I’m actually starting to get sick of soooo much gold, copper was my metallic of choice. Armed with bags of vintage glass ornaments that I’ve been collecting over the years, I was ready to tackle my tree.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Tada! (Do you hear the angels singing?)

Haha. Totally kidding. However, I am enthralled with the way this tree turned out. It’s so much better than I ever dreamed.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

In going for a different look this year, I also opted for no ribbon. One of the reasons was because of this copper (rose gold) ball garland I found at CB2. I purchased 7 strands of it and wrapped it around the tree before decorating.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

This turned out to be genius. For very little effort, it filled up so much of the tree and added tons of sparkle.

After that, I started adding ornaments. I began at the bottom with navy and worked my way up to light green, creating a gradient effect.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

As I mentioned above, most of the ornaments are just glass balls I amassed over the years. However, I did purchase a few new ornaments from Crate & Barrel. The color palette was perfect and they added interest with their glittered design.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

For a dash more copper, I found these sequined ornaments from H&M’s home line.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

I also picked up a few of these metal ribbon drop ornaments from CB2.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

The tree topper is a vintage find from eBay. I love this style and was so lucky to find one in copper.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Finally, the tree skirt is a faux fur one I picked up at West Elm. (Also, please pardon the lack of decoration around the tree. I know it’s totally cool to wrap up a bunch of empty boxes in pretty paper and tuck them under the tree amongst birch logs sprinkled with fake snow, but my cats like to lay under there because it’s warm and cozy, and honestly, they are all I really want or need under my trees.)

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Pretty, right? The navy blue needles of the tree are fascinating to look at. From a distance they almost look green, but when you get up close to the tree, they’re totally blue.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

So that’s my official tree for 2014. I have a couple more trees throughout the house, but they aren’t quite as artfully decorated. I’ll be sharing those with you soon.

What to see more Christmas Trees? Check out these:

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Happy Holidays and Good Luck! Also, thank you for indulging me while I shared way too many pictures of my tree.




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  • Lisa Brown at

    i would choose the Balsam Spruce Christmas Tree

  • Senora H-B at

    I would choose the Addison Spruce with LED lights.

  • Senora H-B at

    I just signed up for your mailing list!

  • Karen3848 at

    And…now signed up for the emails!

  • Karen3848 at

    Following on Instagram karen3848

  • Karen3848 at

    We are replacing our tree this year, I would totally go with the 7.5 foot Oh Christmas Tree.

  • Laura Rizzuto at

    Following you on Instagram – my page is @lrizz. Signed up for your newsletter- can’t wait to be inspired! Now for the trees….the little girl in me would love Pretty in Pink, but realistically, adult me would choose Oh Christmas Tree- it’s simply beautiful! Thanks!

  • Eva at

    Been following on Instagram for a while! @mrsguenterrific

  • Deb @ PaperTurtle at

    Oh my gosh, your navy tree is fantastic, Michael! And what a great giveaway!!! When I was little, my grandma had a silver tree that she put up every year. I had never known anyone with a tree in anything other than GREEN. So, in honor of my grandma, I like Treetopia’s “Tinkerbell Silver Christmas Tree.” 🙂

  • Eva at

    Loving that navy as we just painted some walls as well, but I’m thinking the frosty flocked tree is what I’d go with.

  • Wendy at

    Following on Instagram!!! Handle @weindam

  • Wendy at

    Although the pastel trees are screaming my name, I think the Slim Spruce tree would be the way to go for me. This is an awesome giveaway. I really really REALLY need a tree, so, fingers crossed!!!!

  • Debbie at

    Your navy ombre tree is beautiful. I visited treetopia and I would love to win the 7.5 ft. All That Glitters gold tree that costs $268! It would be wonderful in my dining room. Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration.

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn at

    I follow your truly lovely instagram account. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Carrie at

    Your tree is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose. I’m pretty traditional, so my choice of a tree from Treetopia would be the Alexander Fir.

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn at

    A navy blue tree!!! Yes indeed! Well done.

    After not having a tree for the past two years I am so excited to have a space to decorate. I love the Whisper White Cashmere tree but am also drawn to the traditional Oh Christmas Tree.

    Fingers crossed. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • LeeAnn at

    I love the traditional green pencil tree! A normal tree with a twist!

    • sunnyraye at

      “I have some tatse”~Molly Ringwald
      I would LOVE the ☆Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree☆

      • sunnyraye at

        “I have some taste”~Molly Ringwald
        I would LOVE the ☆Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree☆

    • Christie at


    • Stacy Davenport at

      Beautiful home! Yours is not like the other bloggers, love, love! Your trees are sublime. Following now on Instagram, I’m Flnativ and can’t wait to look at all your stuff! (photos)! I’m signing up for the mailing list even if there wasn’t a giveaway, BTW the All That Glitters tree is perfect! Your newest fan, Stacy
      Merry Christmas!

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