he stylish tree, a masterpiece as far as Christmas
trees go, is approximately eight feet in height and
bedecked in faux snow and twinkling white lights.
Chris is the one who constructs the monumental
tree each year—he uses the trunk of a cedar tree
and fastens dried palm fronds (without their
leaves) onto the trunk with screws. When he’s ;n-
ished, Barbara sets to work covering the tree in faux snow, then adding
white Christmas lights and silver ornaments. “We always add one red
ball though—just for fun!” Once the tree is decorated and lighted up, a
traditional silver angel is placed at the top.
In most homes the Christmas tree is the centrepiece of the house during the holidays and the same is true for the Wests, who consider their
stylish and spectacular homemade tree their showstopper. However, it
isn’t the only Christmas tree in their home. Downstairs in the cosy den,
sits a smaller tree of the more traditional variety.
In addition to
Christmas tree, The
living room gets
the festive touch
with pops of red
décor, while a
large, red feather
wreath greets you
at the door.