Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas Home Tour 2019

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Today is one of my favorite posts of the entire year… my Christmas home tour!  I actually have a love/hate relationship with these home tour posts.  I love decorating and sharing our home with you, and I love being able to look back at these old home tour posts, but oh my goodness it is so much work to get everything decorated, tidied up, photographed, and edited!  Picture editing is what eats up the majority of my time here on the blog, so when I have 80+ pictures for one post it takes for-eh-vurrrr.

Last Christmas I started transitioning our colors in the main rooms, and this year I completed the transition.  For eleven years I had decorated with dark red and gold, and I decided last year that I wanted something a little brighter while still sticking with traditional Christmas colors.  My ultimate goal was to replace all of the dark red elements with true red and replace most of the gold elements with white, and then I wanted to add in pops of green and also a little bit of pink just to keep things interesting. 

Last year I completed the dark red and gold to true red and white transition and I also added the green, so this year all I had to do was add the pops of pink.  Y’all, the end result is Christmas perfection and it was worth the wait.  I love that our overall color scheme is traditional but that it has the extra fun pink element… the pink makes everything so much more whimsical!

Anyway, enough chatter… go ahead and settle in… this is a long post!  And keep your eyes open for all of the pops of pink!  :o)

The outdoor decorations are exactly the same as last year, but I did have to get a new wreath for the front door this year.  Our wreath that we’ve used the last few years broke at the end of last season, so I found this wreath to replace it.  I don’t think I’ve ever loved a wreath so much either!  This one is HUGE and just gorgeous.  The best part is that the original price was $85 and I got it for just under $20 on Cyber Monday from stacking loads of coupons at Kohls.com.  My love for Kohl’s runs deep, y’all.






I did replace the red bows on the wreaths this year as the ones from last year were ratty and faded.  It definitely made a big difference. 

Here is the view when you first walk in the door…


The formal dining room is on the right and nothing has changed in there since last year.  I always decorate in silver and white in there since it matches our décor.






If you keep on walking straight from our front door, you walk right into our living room… my favorite room for decorations! 


This year we purchased a new dresser to store our DVDs, so I finally had an acceptable place to set up our Nativity.  This sure beats the ugly black bookshelf that we had there last year!!!!




Earlier this year we also had our entertainment center painted white (from black) and I cannot believe how much this transformed our entire living room and Christmas decorations this year!!!!  The white entertainment center really allows the Christmas tree and mantle to shine!  And since the entertainment center is white now, I was actually inspired to decorate it for the first time ever!






I mean, just look at this beautiful set up!  Those bottle brush trees and that gorgeous star garland just make the mantle this year.  It’s my very favorite view in the whole house and I love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch in the evening next to it. 














The coffee table holds a basket of the kids’ Christmas dress-up stuff – hats, silly glasses, and snowflake glasses – and I also have our basket of old Christmas cards displayed there as well. 




Hello, white kitchen cabinets!!!!  Yet another game changer from this year…  I’ve never loved our house more than I do right at this very moment, y’all.


Earlier this year after a rough few months, I wrote “Good Vibes Only” on the chalkboard and I vowed to leave it up for the rest of the year.  I changed “good” to “fall” for the fall season and I changed “fall” to “Christmas” for the Christmas season.  I have to say, things have turned around since we’ve had that on the wall!  Ha!


And the wonderful bar cart…





The kitchen table… I just love those red poinsettias on those white snowflakes!




I decorated my favorite tiered tray with a bunch of random odds and ends and it’s probably one of my favorites ever… probably because of all of the pops of pink.  ;o)  Also, I spy Cheek, our elf!  ;o)




And my oils basket remains on the kitchen island, but I did spruce it up with a festive dish towel and some other decorations. 



All this cozy corner needs is a fun Christmas recipe book!  I’ll have to make sure I have one to display for next year.  There are those bottle brush trees again.  Sigh… I love them…




And my coffee bar is all decked out with Christmas goodies. 



I always put out seasonal soaps and this Mrs. Meyers Iowa Pine scent smells exactly like the perfect Christmas tree.



In recent years I’ve been hanging our Christmas cards on the closet door in the kitchen, but I love my wreath there so much now that I just decided to hang the cards next to the closet so I could leave the wreath on the door.  When I photographed this room we had only received two holiday cards, but now that it’s starting to fill up I’m a little worried that there may not be enough room on this tiny wall.  Only time will tell, I suppose…



The guest bathroom has its usual two silver snowmen and some Frosted Cranberry soap…



And that’s it for downstairs!

Moving on upstairs to the master bedroom… nothing much has changed here from last year.  I added those fun pink, white, and aqua pom poms last year when they didn’t match our bedding, and now that we have new bedding they do match!  LOVE!





Jacob’s tree has the same color scheme as last year (red, white, and blue to match his room), but this year there is one difference.  I let him add all of his handmade ornaments to it this year instead of putting them on the main tree in the living room.  Our living room tree was bursting at the seams, so removing all of the kids’ handmade ornaments from it alleviated that a bit.



The color scheme for Olivia’s tree changed this year from hot pink and purple to light pink and gold… to match her big girl room that we decorated earlier this year.  And I also added her handmade ornaments to her tree as well.



Now for the final room, the room you’ve likely seen already… my home office!!  This year I revamped my décor in there and I put up a gorgeous rainbow tree that I’d dreamt about for years.  You can see more of it in this post here.




Now it’s time to see some of the rooms all lit up at night!   








Magical.

I feel like this year I finally have all of the Christmas décor the way that I want it for the first time ever!  I have a feeling that means that next year’s home tour is going to be a carbon copy of this year’s.  Haha.  We’ll see!

And for those of you who have already asked, I'll link as many things here as I can. 

Sources

Front Porch
Wreath (this link is for the 22" but mine is the 30")
Santa Inflatable (similar)

DVD Chest
Chest of Drawers
Nativity (Joseph, Mary, Jesus)
Nativity (Wise men)

Mantle

Books in Seasonal Book Crate (Not Pictured)

And if you missed any of my previous fall home tours, you can find them below. 


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18 comments:

  1. Everything looks so beautiful!

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  2. Your sweet holiday touches are so festive and I always love seeing how you decorate! The trees are my favorite!

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  3. Every little corner is perfectly decorated - I'm still in love with your tree in the office! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. I would love to visit your house. It looks so cozy and lovely.

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  5. You did such a great job with decorating the inside and outside of your house each year Lindsay! I love it and I like the idea of how you hang the Christmas cards and of course the rainbow tree look stunning!

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  6. Your home is so cozy and festive! Your tree is beautiful!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  7. So when is your magazine photo shoot because that is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love it all!
    You've given me an idea for the top of my tree now!!!!
    That wreath - I had a similar one - I honestly used it all through winter... those berries are perfect for snow days & Feb for valentine's day... I love the size of that one

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  8. LOVE! It just looks so very festive and so very cozy at night with that tree and the mantle. When you told me about the pink, I was super curious to see how it would come together, but it's gorgeous! Just so you. I feel like I could go on and on, haha. The nativity is one of my favorites, too, and I love the addition of the trees behind it and the ornaments to give it some color. I have had my eye on that nativity for YEARS and I am just keeping my fingers crossed it will go on sale sometimes between now and next Christmas.

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  9. Your decorations are just beautiful, love the transition to the new colors. I love using the Iowa pine scent Mrs. Meyers this time of year. I need to get more decorations, this is very inspiring!

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  10. SO pretty! Still loving the rainbow tree in your office, and can we talk about how fab the tray ceiling is in your dining room?
    Green Fashionista

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  11. Love your Christmas decorations. Your home looks so cozy.

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  12. Lindsay - I'm in love!!! Your Christmas Home Tour always makes me want to make my home cozier for the holidays! You're an inspiration! Everything is gorgeous!

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  13. Everything looks so pretty! I love how cozy your living room looks and Maui is too cute up on the couch. It's so festive and fun to see everything decorated.

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  14. What a fun, festive atmosphere you've created! I know your kids family must love how Christmasy everything looks.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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