Hi everyone!! I have teamed up once again with the fabulous Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and many other talented bloggers to show you our holiday homes decked out in holiday cheer. There is so much talent and so many different design styles, these tours are chock full of inspiration. A huge thank you to Marty for putting this all together.
If you are coming over from Pam at Simple Details– Welcome! I just love Pam’s chic style and eye for detail, and man can that girl spy a Craigslist find! If you are new here, I’m Jennifer – a Human Resources consultant by day and a design enthusiast and blogger in the wee hours of the night! Our family recently purchased our dream home that we rented for 3 years, so are so excited to fix it up and make it our own one room at a time. Bye bye beige walls and hello color!
So, without further ado, welcome to our home. Get yourself a hot chocolate and come on in!
I thought it would be fitting to start with the entry to our home. This is the only place where you will find traditional holiday green and red. Here, Santa is in his sleigh full of gifts for good girls and boys! I embellished it by adding garland, a poinsettia and some birch accents.
As you walk into our home we have a small entry table and a long hallway. This hallway was recently painted and declutterd and we added sconces. The runners are from Home Decorator’s Collection and they look vintage and a great price. I get compliments on them all the time.
Our tree is very similar to last year’s with a few additional ornaments. I have collected jewel-toned ornaments forever, so while it is tempting to want to go with more traditional colors, it would be expensive to start over. Maybe one of these years!
Our jewel-toned tree blends great with our new navy sofa and walls in the hallway.
I thought I would give our gold faux bamboo mirror its own bling with a magnolia leaf wreath with a few of the leaves painted gold.
I added some white bottle brush trees from Target to my obelisk collection and voila- instant Christmas decor.
One thing I did this year was to decorate my daughter’s rooms for the holidays. I just did a few embellishments based on the colors already in their rooms. This is my older daughter’s room and I added to already bright decor with pinks and greens. The wreaths are Smith and Hawkin from Target.
I used simple craft store tassels and faux gems to dress up the gift packages.
My younger daughter’s room is much more neutral, so I went with winter white, grey and pink. I found the fun “Let it Snow” banner on clearance at Homegoods last year after Christmas.
These are a few of the Eiffel Tower ornaments I have collected over the years.
This is the first year I have decorated our breakfast nook. With the new wallpaper, I thought that blue nd white colors would be fitting and I threw in some very pale pink with ribbon and Amaryllis flowers.
I added tons of wreaths and even put garland on the Chinoiserie chandelier. Some vintage white peacocks top it off. It makes it look like a birdcage to me!
I am so glad you stopped by. I hope you enjoyed the tour. I love decorating for the holidays so much. Now it is time to spend quality time with my family and enjoy the decor and the season.
Make sure to follow along with all the Christmas Tours- starting again tomorrow with Barbara at 21 Rosemary Lane. Her classic, cozy style will make you want to come on in and stay a while. Here is the line up for the entire week:
Monday – Dec 5
Common Ground – Debra
Life on Virginia Street – Sarah
Decor To Adore – Laura
Haneens Haven – Haneen
Hymns & Verses – Doreen
Nesting With Grace – Brooke
Tuesday – Dec 6
Cuckoo4Design – Julia
It All Started With Paint -Linda
Pink Peppermint Design – Tammy
Remodelando La Casa – Christina
Simple Details – Pam
Decorating Delirium – Jennifer
Wednesday – Dec 7
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara
Lynzy & Co. – Lindsay
A Stroll Thru Life – Marty
The Chronicles of Home – Jennifer
Simple Stylings – Summer
Design Post Interiors – Beth
Thursday – Dec 8
Thrifty and Chic – Alicia
Our Southern Home – Christy
Setting For Four – Heather
Life and Home @ 2102 – Vel
Dimples & Tangles – Jennifer
Our Fifth House – Carmel
Fri – Dec 9
Making Home Base – Chelsea
Inspiration For Moms – Laura
Far Above Rubies – Anita
The House of Silver Lining – Shauna
Duke Manor Farms – Laura
Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna