Power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are no strangers to rewriting conventions when it comes to interior design.
With the help of H&G favorite interior designer Jake Arnold, the model and Grammy Award-winning singer have an enviable collection of beautifully curated rooms – so it's no surprise that the holidays have offered the pair a quirky canvas for creativity.
Earlier this week, Chrissy shared an image of their Christmassy entryway in a social post. Their most notable decoration? A pampas tree that we're labelling the most unconventional Christmas tree idea of 2022, located next to some more traditional trees (pictured below). And, it's coupled with an extravagant garland and what looks like a Victorian lamp post wrapped in festive finery. What can we say? Understated it is not. But, we approve – and the good news is that if you love it, you can buy a mini version on Amazon (opens in new tab).
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Chrissy and John are pictured next to the striking pampas structure that towers above other Christmas trees that are covered in faux snow – but as aesthetic as these are – the pampas is the real statement piece.
'We got all dressed up to go to [the] nutcracker, but someone (not me) threw up in the car, so we came home, took these, and now I'm in my jams,' Chrissy says.
A garland-covered staircase and candles in ribbon-covered lanterns are also visible in the backdrop – along with a fake snowy scene made from white material at the bottom of the stairs. However, while you can draw inspiration from Chrissy and John's entire entryway, their alternative Christmas tree idea is right on trend.
Pampas is already one of the biggest interior design trends of the year, so it makes sense to give it a festive twist – just as Chrissy exhibits.
'A couple of years ago, we saw a lot of Christmas wreaths made from pampas,' says Editor in Chief of Homes & Gardens Lucy Searle. 'The tree, with its natural textures and neutral soft color palette is an inevitable progression that's going to be popular with anyone who loves a relaxed, boho-inspired look. Plus, this type of Christmas tree doesn't need much decorating.'
How to approach it? 'A gentle way to introduce Christmas into the home, [pampas] decorations work perfectly with year-round neutral accessories such as handmade ceramics and sheepskins, with pre-lit pampas stems adding a subtle sparkle,' says decor brand Cox & Cox (opens in new tab).
It's certainly not too late to flirt with this trend for 2022 – but its timeless aesthetic makes us think that pampas trees are unlikely to fall out of fashion any time soon.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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