Welcome to our Homes for the holidays 2017 Christmas tour.
I am so excited to have you here today to share the first of seventeen homes decked for the holidays. Seasonal home décor tours are my absolute favorite because like you I love to see how others welcome new seasons and celebrate the holidays in their homes. This tour features 17 homes to be revealed over the span of 4 days so don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers at the end of my post and throughout the week as they reveal some of the best Christmas inspiration in the blogsphere this year!
If you visited me before or follow me on Instagram, then you know we have been busy making many parts of our home over. We repainted our formal living room, stair rail and replaced all the baseboard throughout the house. There is still a lot of work to be done here but I am loving the progress thus far.
The color scheme in our living room for Christmas this year is white and silver with touches of rose gold. These colors compliment the new decor well and I love the cohesiveness of our living and family room.
Come on in!
I am such a huge fan of these Martha Stewart throws that I picked up another one this season. They are reasonably priced, look and feel so well made and comfortable.
This icy crystal Holy Family figurine is an early Christmas present this year! It is unlike our other nativity sets and I love that it would compliment any decor. It also lights up at night and has a timer. Score!
The wreaths and garlands are from the Costco’s Kirkland Signature Holiday decor line. I chose the undecorated ones in order to create my desired design each year. For a cohesive look, I dressed them and our memory tree in the same color scheme as the main tree.
Let’ shift the focus to the main tree, shall we?
Last year we made a decision to replace most of our Christmas greenery. The previous ones were more than 10 years old and my hands are so thankful not to fluff any more scorchy branches! We scored this tree during last year’s Black Friday sale and I couldn’t be more pleased. When it comes to trimming my trees, picks and sprays are my go-to items. I stock up on them at the end of season sales yet feel like I never have enough! For more texture and interest, I added baby’s breath flowers and sphere lights to the tree this year.
Usually, the bottom of our tree is full of gifts but to keep with our minimalism journey which I have spoken of in my fall home tour, this year we’ve made the decision to build more memories and own less stuff.
A view from the top of the stairs
Aside from its reel feel branches, the best part about this tree is that the lights change colors at the click of a button.
Let’s head to our family room, one of my favorite areas in the entire house.
I wanted a winter wonderland feeling in these rooms and these heavily flocked trees certainly delivered that. From afar, they look under-decorated and it is when you get close that you see each trimming. Like little surprises, bits by bits you’ll uncover each picks, birds, glass ornaments, hanging crystals etc…
To carry the same feel to the mantel, I added flocking to two of these garlands that I had from last year. There are several DIY tutorial on this but I am testing my own and will share it if my experiment is a success. Similarly to the flocked trees, I trimmed the garland with flower picks, ornaments, hanging crystals and birds. I flanked the
giant TV with color changing LED Christmas trees and candle holders. A couple Luminara candles placed between the stocking holders inject some warmth to this otherwise cold mantel area.
I have a huge love affair with birds any time of the year but especially at Christmas time. It is the one thing that all the trees have in common.
In this picture, you can see a sneak peek of our dining room tree.
Moving into our dining room, I carried the winter wonderland theme here as well but kept things very simple as it is a high traffic area. I intended to decorate this room with paperwhites flowers but atlas none bloomed in time for this tour. I took a trip to my local Traders Joe’s and purchased all the baby’s breath along with the only white tulip they had in stock. It was then that the idea of adding baby’s breath to the tree was born. Happy accidents are the best, right?
Here are some close up of the plate setting and centerpiece.
This concludes my first tour of the season. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my living, family and dining room dressed up for the season. Over the course of the next few days, I will be sharing other areas of my home so check back for those posts. But for today, the next stop on the tour is Kendra at Little Blue House and you don’t want to miss her Cozy Christmas living room!
Once done, be sure to check the rest of today’s posts and check back in the next days for the reveal of the other homes on the tour.
Wednesday, Dec 6th
Coming Thursday, Dec 7th
Coming Friday, Dec 8th
Coming Saturday, Dec 9th