I am linking up this home tour for a part of the Jennifer Rizzo Linky Party =)!
Hello Friends! I am so happy to have you here as we open up our home all ready for Christmas during this week’s Blogger Styling Home Tours hosted by the very sweet and talented Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co.! Welcome to those of you who are visiting here from yesterday’s tour with Lucy at Craftberry Bush too!
I am starting this humble tour at the back of our home in our sunroom… It is one of our most loved areas in the house and where we do our entertaining and time hanging out as a family.
(Felt ball garland, Rug, Driftwood Platter, Ruffle Pillow, Patterned Pillow, Cable Knit Throw)
We keep things pretty casual comfy here and Christmas in this room just makes the whole space more magical. Since you are looking from every wall of windows into the evergreens outside, the scene works specially together.
Pillows are tossed and ornaments are strewn to give a feeling or nudge towards relaxation. Lately, I have really been drawn to the simplicity of things and how textiles alone or textures draw the eye in.
I wanted to coordinate a few pops of blue with the berries that were placed throughout the greenery and Christmas tree here.
As you gander across from the sitting area you will see into our dining room. The tree can be found in the middle ground, that way it an be enjoyed from both ends of the sunroom.
(Rug, Garland, Rattan Chairs, Christmas Tree)
This year’s tree is filled with a variety of eucalyptus and greens. I fell in love with using eucalyptus earlier this fall and knew that I would have to have it for our tree as well.
Pinecones, berries, and dollar store ornaments fill up the branches and of course added a little bit of shine.
I also decided to carry out that pop of blue through some organic hanging ribbon. It was such an inexpensive way to dress the tree up some more.
Electric tea lights flicker on the wrapped presents giving off an ambience perfect for the season.
More greens adorn the chandelier and table top (chalk painted info here) – a place we will enjoy many Christmas goodies and feasts.
On the side of our dining table sits my grandmother’s sideboard where homemade stockings hang.
A little star is all the festivity this table needs and it feels just right.
When you leave our sunroom you will end up in our hardworking kitchen (here).
We love to enjoy and taste test all the baking that goes on and both kiddos absolutely treasure helping here any chance they get.
Plus they will never turn down an opportunity to help mama when sweets are involved ;)…
Fresh cut greens fill our simple farmhouse sink and lit candles make the space smell delightful.
Oh this kitchen is small but it is really special…
It warms my heart at all that we do here in this small spot between the coloring, the crafting, the homework and plenty of eating.
And as you leave our home you will exit through our front room that feels as though it is a sort of winter wonderland. A place to get warm and enjoy the glow of the snowy tree. This room serves as a guest room, office and a more formal living room so it works hard for our family.
Even though the decorating and the trees are such a beautiful part of this time of year it is the reason for the season that makes it so special. I am always reminded each year as we work hard to put our home together in celebration and anticipation.
I absolutely love sharing my heart with all of your through the spaces in our home and talking about our stories. Sometimes I have to pinch myself at these opportunities to be joining such wonderful, talented people and I am truly humbled that you come to visit.
Thank you so much and to Lindsay for organizing another fantastic tour!
(Christmas Tree, Small Christmas Trees, Large Mirror, Rug, Faux Sheepskin Rug, Galvanized Houses from Finding Home Farms, and Stools)
Don’t forget to visit Jen over at withHeart for the next stop on the tour.
Here is the entire tour so far and don’t forget to check back tomorrow with another amazing group!
Julie Blanner | Hi Sugarplum! | The House of Silver Lining | The Inspired Room | Restless Arrow | Cuckoo 4 Design
A Designer at Home | Dimples and Tangles | Place of My Taste | The Chronicles of Home | Sarah M.Dorsey | Style Your Senses
Cassie Bustamante | The Makerista | House of Hipsters | The Curated House | Craftberry Bush
withHeart | Nesting With Grace | Life on Virginia Street | My Fabuless Life
DIY Playbook | House Seven | Katie Gavigan Interiors | Bliss at Home | Simple Stylings | Megan Pflug Designs | Inspired by Charm
Dianne Gingrich says
Love your style.
Diane that is so sweet, thank you very much!
Beautiful home tour, I love your dining chairs and your Christmas Tree. The seeded eucalyptus looks stunning on it. What a classic and timeless look.
Christine thank you so much! I am so glad you came to visit!
Amy K says
That was beautiful and serene. Thank you!
Amy thank you so much for taking the time to visit – I really appreciate it!
Annie, your Christmas home is lovely, perfection. Cheers and Happy Holidays, Ardith
Ardith that is such a lovely compliment and very same to you! Thank you for stopping by!
Kyla @HouseOfHipsters says
Love that royal blue against all the crisp white. Amazing home.
Kyla thank you so very much!
Alma @almafied says
Loved the tour Annie! That blue is the perfect touch to this space!
Alma I can’t tell you how much it means when you take the time to visit, thank you friend! I appreciate you and hope all is well – xo!
Cassie Bustamante says
oh annie this is gorgeous! love your colors!
Cassie, such a compliment talented friend! Thank you and I can’t wait to visit yours tonight!
Lanita Anderson says
Love, love, love your home tour – so warm and inviting! I always enjoy seeing your decor and simple, yet great decorating ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings…
Oh Lanita your comments bless my heart and are such sweet encouragement, thank you so much for taking the time to do that and visit with me! Same to you!
This was an amazing home tour!! I started following this blog a few months ago, and have truly enjoyed your cute little kids. Your a great mommy, keep doing you!!!!
Arie, that is one of the sweetest compliments, and did my heart good to hear right now. I mean it and thank you SO much for being here!
so lovely! the blue is a wonderful choice!
Kim thank you very much! I am glad you took the time to stop by!
Jen Stagg says
We were both thinking blue and white this year! So lovely! — Jen, withHEART.com
Jen thank you so much! Blue and white is always a great combo!
Is tge eucalyptus in the tree real? How do you keep it from drying out?
Hi Alex, it is both dried and faux so it doesn’t end up drying up. All has held up really well now for the last few weeks… =)
Tarah@ thewhitebarnfarm says
So gorgeous Annie! What a beautiful home to celebrate the birth of our Savior in this Christmas. Your simple yet elegant blue ribbon on the tree flowing down is one of my favorites! Love you, sister!
Thank you so much Tarah, I have so enjoyed getting to enjoy your beautifully decorated home too this special season! Love you!!
Julie Blanner says
I love your neutral home. All the white reminds me of a winter wonderland! Your mantel is especially stunning! Merry Christmas!
Julie that is always such a compliment from you talented friend, thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you! xo
Annie enjoyed visiting your beautiful Christmas home. You have inspired me! Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Judy that is so kind – thank you very much! Merry Christmas to you!
Judy Kellar says
Love it all! May I ask where you purchased your light over your kitchen island? I’m looking to find one like that. Thank you!
Judy thank you very much! This was actually a simple home depot fixture that we later spray painted to look like copper =). I shared a tutorial over on remodelaholic if you are interested!
Beth Colvin says
It’s all beautiful! I love your style! I’m looking for a new rug for my living room. I just recently purchased a jute style and I’m so disappointed. The fibers just shed all over my house and it drives me crazy! Plus it’s not the softest in the world for my little people. I need something soft and durable that doesn’t shed. Is that even possible?! Anyway, what size did you buy for your space? I’m still debating… thanks Annie!
Hi Beth thank you so much for the kind words! Jute rugs can be tricky – we have been really happy with ours, but it does sit under the dining table so those things aren’t as noticeable as we just use chairs atop it ;)… We have a 9 x 12 so there is lots of space around the table and chairs. Thanks for stopping by!
Your home is so beautiful! Can I ask where you purchased the light fixture over your dining room table? Thank you, Deborah
Deborah thank you very much! I found this at our local ReStore, but I believe it is a Pottery Barn model that is still available in store today =)…
Your Christmas styling is so beautiful! I love the Tree so much I want to marry it. Good job. So worth the hard work!