Carolyn Loub

Carolyn Loub is an interior designer and blogger at Sweet Chaos Home. She shares a home with 5 boys (her husband and 4 sons), but doesn’t let that stop her from decorating with pink whenever she can. Her passion is creating spaces that are pretty and practical. You can find her at sweetchaoshome.com.

Williamsburg Fruit Tree

How tall is your tree? 
Our tree is 7.5 feet tall.

What mix of ornaments did you use for this tree? 
I used a variety of faux fruit (apples, pears, oranges, pomegranates, etc.) to decorate the tree. For a layered look, I tucked stems of berries into the tree branches. I placed fruit inside the tree and added a mix of hanging ornaments. Glass pineapple and grape ornaments added some shimmer and sparkle to the otherwise organic look.

How many ornaments did you use to achieve that look?
I’ve collected a lot of fruit over the past few years to decorate the tree. I still need more to give it a fuller look.

How did you decide on the decorating theme of your tree?
Although our house is located in the Midwest, its architectural style is Williamsburg Colonial. I have always loved Colonial Williamsburg and the use of fresh greenery and fruit in its Christmas decor. I knew I wanted to create a tree to embrace that tradition.

Is there a story on a signature ornament you’d like to share with us?
It was important for me to incorporate spiced oranges and pineapple ornaments. Spiced oranges are a nod to the early American tradition of decorating with citrus fruit. Pineapples are the Colonial American symbol of hospitality.

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