Welcome to day 4 of the 12 Days of Holiday Blogger Home Tour! I’m excited to be sharing my Christmas home decor today along with Jen at Stylehouse Interiors and Kelly Elko. A big thank you to Lynch Creek Farm for being a sponsor of the tour this year! You can find the rest of the tour schedule at the end of today’s post.
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We are knee deep in the middle of remodeling several rooms in our home right now and I took some time away from the remodel to decorate for Christmas. Most of the images in today’s post were taken by photographer Linda Beber. I have mixed in a few of my own images as well that I took as I was decorating.
Welcome to our home and front porch!
This year, I wanted to incorporate shades of light slate gray blues, greens and these HUGE sugar pinecones (affiliate link). I love working in natural elements and these pinecones always look so pretty. I use them all year round on my porch in a lot of different ways.
I changed all of our Christmas colors this year because I was so inspired by the colors/design in this beautiful “Winter Wonderland” gift wrap from Rifle Paper Co.
Every year, I always start my decorating by finding my ribbon first that I’ll be working into my garlands and trees. This year, I was so excited to find this beautiful slate blue/green velvet ribbon that was exactly what I was looking for to pull together all my new colors.
My door garland is a mix a faux pine and I worked in fresh magnolia leaves and these amazing fresh juniper berries. Yes!! Fresh juniper berries!
You can really see the beautiful slate blue fresh juniper berries, eucalyptus and magnolias closer in my swag wreath below:
I was so lucky this year. A florist friend gave me a huge bucket of fresh eucalyptus to work into my Christmas decor and while I was there picking it up, she showed me these amazing fresh juniper berry branches. When I saw them, I gasped and said oh yes! What a special treat this year. 😉
The juniper were slightly dried and exactly that pretty slate blue color. This is what they looked like when I got them home:
For the rest of our porch, I’m still decorating but here is what I have done so far.
Next up is our foyer as you enter our home.
Our girl Ava is here at the door to greet you! Ava is full of Christmas cheer all year round!
On my foyer/entryway table I decorated a tree in a champagne bucket.
I worked in the fresh juniper berries, faux pears, fresh eucalyptus and that pretty slate blue/green velvet ribbon.
In our dining room this year, I created a winter greenery wonderland table by layering cake stands, candles, fresh greenery, more juniper berries and brush trees. Layering cake stands is such an easy way to create a festive centerpiece. Use what you have like turned over nut bowls and other pieces to elevate candles at different heights.
I also layered a mix of faux cedar garland with fresh eucalyptus into our chandelier.
A couple years ago, we built this narrow bar in a wasted corner and we will put it to good use this Christmas!
Our living room is one of the rooms we are in the process of remodeling. We recently just finished enclosing our brick fireplace and painted all the bookshelves white. We are not finished with the space yet (we’re also switching out rug/furniture) but here is the before and after so far.
We are so excited with the big change! The brick fireplace always bothered me because it really overpowered the space. I felt like this was the best solution and now we can’t wait to get the rest of the room finished and add a new rug/furniture to better compliment the lighter colors. I’ll be sharing all the details of this room transformation/enclosing the brick in the next couple of weeks when the room is finally finished.
On our main tree this year, we layered our tree with fresh eucalyptus, magnolia leaves and LOTS of flocked sprigs. I really wanted it to feel natural and layered woodlands.
The beautiful garland on the fireplace came from Lynch Creek Farm. It’s a mixed garland with red and incense cedar and it’s absolutely gorgeous. I added juniper berries and eucalyptus at the corners.
Lastly, we always do a tree in my daughter’s room and we’re still in the process of finishing it but she’s requested the same tree decor from the last two years. By the way, we framed a Rifle Paper Co. calendar for her wall and it’s such a fun project that you can see here. So here’s a pic from two years ago to show you what we’re doing. I’ll switch out shots here when it’s finished.
Well that’s it for now! I still have more decorating projects I’m finishing up and I’ll add them here as we get them done in the next day or two. For any of you interested in how I work the ribbon into my trees, I shared all my tricks/tips from my department store visual design days here that make Christmas decorating so much easier!
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