Interior Designers to Christina Aguilera, Elton John & More Share This Year's Top Trends In Christmas Trees

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How do Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and Luke Bryan embellish for Christmas? Usually with the assistance of their go-to inside designers. A number of of these specialists share the best way to create a picture-perfect ambiance by following this 12 months’s greatest traits in timber -- and avoiding vacation clichés.

CHOOSE A THEME

Jeff Andrews, who has labored with Ryan Seacrest and the Kardashians, says locking down a motif is step one for designing a tree. “Think of one thing that’s exterior the field, like adorning with all-natural feathers,” says Andrews, creator of the upcoming ebook The New Glamour: Interiors With Star Quality. “Then tie your tree in with the way you wrap your presents [so there’s a] widespread thread via your complete vacation expertise.”

HIT THE FLORIST

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s clientele, which incorporates Elton John, Cher, Christina Aguilera and Ozzy Osbourne, favors adorning timber with actual flowers. “You create unbelievable magic, in addition to a beautiful scent, if the flowers are aromatic, like narcissus,” he says. Bullard suggests placing them in small water ls, often supplied for reasonable from a florist, and easily inserting them into the tree: “It creates an impactful, high-glamour look.”

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Thom Filicia has created Christmas shows for Jennifer Lopez and Radio City Music Hall in New York. Lately he has seen a transfer towards much less flashy vacation décor in favor of a extra homey really feel. “I did one tree that was made with all Scandinan handmade natural-wood items [with] stunning purple leather-based strings,” says Filicia. “We additionally used actual candles clipped on to it. It was fairly as a result of it was so easy.”

TRY A TONAL APPROACH

Nashville designer Chad James, a favourite of Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, says that not too long ago, “I see a variety of [people] utilizing totally different shades of inexperienced collectively.” He advises shoppers to embellish with crops that don’t scream Christmas, like succulents or ferns. For these with a blue spruce tree, James suggests grassy inexperienced moss and darkish inexperienced magnolia. “There’s one thing very stunning about tone on tone.”

This article initially appeared within the Nov. three subject of Billboard.