Happy Holidays and welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas 2015! I am so excited to be bringing this series back to Inspired by Charm. I have lots of fun ideas to share with you over the next 12 days! First up, my Gold and Green Christmas Tree.

Coming up with a new theme for my Christmas tree is probably one of my favorite things to do each holiday season. So, I thought sharing this year’s tree would be a great way to kick off the 12 Days series!

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I actually had a tough time deciding on my 2015 theme. I tossed around a few ideas, but ultimately, Adele made the decision for me. Yep, THE Adele.

Gold and Green Christmas Tree:

Okay. Okay. She didn’t actually tell me what to do, but she definitely helped to solidify my decision. Let me explain. First, I knew that I wanted to use the Frozen Fur Flocked tree from Treetopia’s new collection. As in past years, Treetopia was super kind and sent me a new tree to work my magic on for their Holiday Tree Council. As soon as I saw the Frozen Fur, I was in love. It’s a slim white tree with white lights AND it’s flocked. Gorgeous, right?

Once I had the tree, I needed to figure out what to put on it. I had a few preliminary thoughts, but nothing felt right. After talking with a friend, I decided that gold and green could be something fun and different. As much as I like a more traditional tree, I also enjoy mixing things up a bit.

However, I still wasn’t confident in my decision. That was until Adele came into the picture. Following news of her latest album, a preview of Adele: Live at the BBC popped up on YouTube.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

If you aren’t aware, I’m a HUGE Adele fan. (Btw, wasn’t this hilarious!?) In the preview, she walks out on stage wearing a gold and green dress. Talk about an A-ha Moment! I took it as a big ol’ sign to move forward with my decision. Thus, my gold and green tree was born.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Thanks, Adele!

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

It’s certainly not traditional, but I am thrilled with my tree. With the existing colors in the dining room (and help from my new rug), the tree fits in perfectly.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I have a huge collection of glass ornaments, some vintage and some new, so that’s where I started. Actually, I began with a gold ribbon I picked up at Michael’s; then I moved onto the ornaments.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

How to Decorate a Gold and Green Christmas Tree:

I used a variety of gold and green hues to give the tree a collected-over-time look. You’ll even see a touch of blue and orange in the mix. I really loaded the tree with ornaments. I even tucked dozens deep into the branches and hung others on the tips of the branches.


Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Although I could have limited it to colored glass balls, I decided to add more interest with a few different kinds of ornaments. I picked up some ornaments at Michael’s including the gems and the translucent gold ornaments.

I also love shopping the ornament selection at HomeGoods. I’m always surprised that the beautiful selection that have at really great prices. They certainly make me #HomeGoodsHappy!

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

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The long thin ornaments also came from H&M. (In case you’re not aware, H&M has super cute home decor items at great prices.)

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

For the tree topper, this star from West Elm was the crowning jewel. To tie it into the rest of the tree, I added the matching ornaments.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

For the tree skirt, white faux fur was the perfect choice. (It goes nicely with another element in the dining room. I’ll be sharing more of the space on Friday in my Holiday Home Tour.)

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Isn’t it pretty?

I especially like this tree with the lights off. However, it’s is a stunner with the lights on as well.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Who would have thought Adele would inspire a Christmas tree? Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I hope you like this tree as much as I do.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I hope you enjoyed my 2015 Christmas Tree. Stay tuned for more ideas and giveaways as IBC’s 12 Days of Christmas continues. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a sweet treat!

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Comments

  • liz n. at

    *just might be*

    Because typos.

  • liz n. at

    I loooooove white trees, but am allergic to flocking, so we have a green tree. Your tree is beautiful just be my favorite one yet…but when DON’T you create a gorgeous tree!? Um, never…

  • Gwen, The Makerista at

    It’s so beautiful! I love how it turned out and your photography is always the best! So crisp and evenly lit, love it!

  • Megan at

    I am always impressed with your beautiful glass! I am thinking of no glass ornaments this year because we got a kitten and I would cry if my glass were pushed off the tree or worse.

  • Poppy at

    Michael, you have the most beautiful photography of any home decor site I follow. Always and hands-down! I can’t imagine how much time and hard work goes into photographing and editing. Your trees are gorgeous and your skillz are brillz. Love ya!

  • Terri at

    This tree is beautiful! I’m glad you found your inspiration and went with it!

  • Lisa at

    I have always been a big fan of the traditional red and green Christmas. HA! Throwing that one out the window!!! I LOVE your tree. I LOVE the flocking. I LOVE the fact there isn’t any red. I LOVE, LOVE the green and gold! Yay, Adele. YAY, MICHAEL. Perfectly PERFECT!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much, Lisa! I love traditional too, but sometimes you just have to mix it up and try something new. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Jesse Coulter at

    Absolutely STUNNING! I love the color scheme. So different but beautiful!

  • Tashia D at

    This tree is seriously stunning! I’m loving the white flocked tree.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Melissa!! 🙂

      xo Michael

  • girlfromwva at

    i absolutely LOVE your tree! it came out so beautiful!

  • Michelle Vincent at

    It looks wonderful, great job!!

  • Reenie at

    WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Vanessa at

    This is the perfect mix of modern and vintage-you do that so well! The “Adele” tree is perfection! Happy December!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That was the goal. Thank you so much. 🙂 Glad you appreciate it.

      xo Michael

  • Leah at

    Eek! So gorgeous! I am a sucker for s flocked tree and yours turned out lovely.

  • Kara Whitten at

    You did such an amazing job! I was torn between the flocked white tree and the ombre gold tree. I went with the ombre, but absolutely love what you did with the flocked white tree!

  • Kelson at

    Ahhhhh!! My two favorite colors! Can I just move into your house!? Always love everything that you do! Of course whenever I try to recreate the magic I end up with a completely different, um design esthetic? #nailedit Seeiously though, I wish I had your talent. Thanks for always sharing!

  • Sandra at

    Wow! Absolutely stunning. I have never been a fan of white trees, but I want to run out and get one now! All you do is so inspiring! ??

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awe! That’s the perfect compliment. Thank you. Green is still my favorite, but it was so fun working with this tree!

      xo Michael

  • Carrie at

    OMG this is perfect, perfect, PERFECT!! I love your inspiration, too 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Bahaha! #beins

      Yes, it was so fun working with a white tree this year. Thank you! 🙂

      xo Michael

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