This is my favorite time of the year for home tours. The Blogger Stylin’ Christmas Home Tours hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. are always so lovely to see. Everyone puts so much work into every single detail and it gets me into the mood for Christmas. And I’m wishing a warm welcome to all the new visitors coming from Kristin’s Hunted Interior today. She is one of my all time favorite bloggers, because she never disappoints with anything she does.
Last year I went with a very colorful look (click HERE to see) and I was ready for a change this year. I toned it down a lot without losing all of the color. I layered our new Beni O (THIS rug looks similar) on top of the existing rug for a cozy look.
I hope you enjoy my tour.
I always dreamt of a flocked Christmas tree and this year I finally have one with the help of Wayfair. I received the pre-lit and flocked 7.5′ Utica Green Fir Tree (click HERE to see). You can see how I put it together in the below video:
It’s so pretty that when my neighbor came over, he went straight home and ordered one for their home too. It looks so much like real snow.
My kids didn’t want a fake tree but when they came home from school they were thrilled to see what it looked like. My daughter said it looked like we lived in Narnia which is a pretty good thing in my book too.
I also used the same stars as last year because they were so cheap to make and make such a big impact. I just love them so much. I think they will appear every year. Click HERE to see the tutorial. Or you could just buy these paper mache stars (HERE) and spray paint them gold with the same paint I used (HERE).
Above you see my favorite Ikea Strandmon Chair, Happy Habitat throw and leopard pillow. I call this area my blog office because that’s exactly where I sit when I write my blog posts. The area rug is the Sierra Paddle rug by RugsUSA.
If you want to know where my new curtain came from in case you are new around here, then you can click HERE to see my full tutorial or the video below. I made them myself from Ikea Merete curtains.
Do you guys remember that I managed to kill the real succulents I had for my fall arrangement in the horse bowl (Click HERE to see the post)? For this tour I made a faux arrangement and I’m so loving the look. No fear of killing anything this time around! And Jonathan Adler has the horse back on his site. Click HERE to see it.
My two new HappyHabitat throws kind of set the stage for all of the decor colors this year. I have the Adana and Pyramids throw which you can see HERE and HERE. I think they would be the perfect gift for any decor lover.
For the tree topper I simply used the paper lantern that I used for my patio cabana makeover (click HERE to see the post) this passed spring. They are super affordable and so versatile. You can find one HERE.
And in case you are new around here, the crosses in the hallway are handmade by me with wall vinyl and I sell them in my Etsy shop HERE.
Here is my little Lilly cat licking some whipped cream. She loves it and yes I do know it’s not good for her.
I kept the fireplace very similar to last year just because I love it so much. In case you are wondering how I cleverly hid the cables on the mantel, then you can click HERE to see my post about it.
I will be sharing my dining room next week for another home tour series hosted by Jen of Migonis Home. The dining room isn’t done yet because I’m getting a new chandelier (Remember that I bought THIS urchin recently?) and hoping it will be installed by then. Keeping my fingers crossed. I’m so so excited about it.
This following photo was my dining room last year and you can click over to see the full tour HERE. As you can see I used carnations last year already but toned it down a ton. It was so so much more colorful.
And after these tours I get a lot of questions where I bought what. I tried to mention most of it above but also put together the photo below where you can click on the crosses to find out where things are from. If the same item isn’t available anymore then I tried to find something similar for you.
Also see more of my 2015 Christmas decor HERE