Good morning friends! Today is a day I have been so looking forward to for a long time… I am beyond humbled and honored to join so many talented friends in the Holiday Housewalk this year! It is hosted by my sweet and creative friend Jennifer Rizzo! I have been pinching myself at the opportunity and am grateful to have you joining me. Welcome to those of you who are visiting from Courtney at Golden Boys and Me!
I have slowly been preparing our home for the season and for your visit ;)… Since this is a tour of our place I always like to start where we would actually walk in if you were visiting with me in person. As you enter the front door you will come through this room here.
It is a small room (like many of the rooms in our home are) and works very hard for our household. It serves as the formal sitting area, the office and a guest space when company is in town.
I have always enjoyed dressing it up for the season and I would say that it probably ends up being the coziest room as well!
Each year I like to make sure to hang stockings, incorporate a tree and of course, use lots of lighting, whether that be twinkle lights or flickering flames.
The stockings hung here are a set I had sewn when my littlest was a baby and they are the “Santa” stockings we use each season.
There isn’t a lot of room for coffee tables, so furniture needs to be versatile with stools, trays and ottomans.
With two trees in the house I wanted to keep this one somewhat simple.
I started by weaving some old eucalyptus/evergreen garland into the tree that I had from last year. I know I have said this before, but I really enjoy mixing greens within my trees and foliage. Then I strung some of my favorite felt garland from Pearl and Jane, inserted a few snowy or berried branches and hung a couple boxes of inexpensive ornaments.
As you leave our front room you will head down the very long hallway.
Next along the way you will find yourself at our one and only bathroom ;). A little faux tree and plaid bring enough cheer for the space, haha. I had some extra dinner napkins and I like to use those for hand towels throughout the home (both in the kitchen and bathroom).
Step out of this teeny bathroom and you will see our bedroom across the hall.
Last year I had lights, garland and a tree in here. This year I craved some more simplicity and chose to hang some greenery and throw in a pop of red with this pretty cable knit.
Before you leave the hallway, I wanted to give you a small peek at our daughter’s room. It is sweet and has a few Christmas additions as well.
Then take a few short step around the corner to our kitchen!
Again, greens along the shelving and some branches are all that is needed in this favorite spot.
Fruits of the season scattered across the countertops add such beauty without even trying! I love when decor has purpose too ;).
Little trees are a wonderful way to make corners festive without taking up too much space. Now we take a small step up from the kitchen area and find our way into the sunroom (which you may have seen in some earlier posts this season).
Our sunroom is split into our dining room and our family room. Everyone gathers here and makes themselves at home… Clearly Wyatt thinks so too, lounged here in his beloved chair.
Sitting directly across from the dining area you will see our family room. We love this part of the home and spend plenty of time here for movies, games and enjoying the tree.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you being here today and a big thank you to Jennifer for having me. This tour is truly one of a kind and every year I anticipate its arrival! Getting inspired by so many friends who open their hearts and homes for this magical season. What a treat to share how we decorate at our house and what a joy to do it in anticipation for the entire reason we celebrate this season!
As you head for the next stop make sure to come and visit Susan at Kindred Vintage & Co. I have had the pleasure of meeting Susan in person and her home is as beautiful and lovely as she is!
Wishing you a very merry season ahead all!