Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to my holiday home tour! If you’re joining me from Ashley’s blog House of Five, I’m so honored you’ve taken the time to make a stop here as well! If you like what you see, I hope you’ll hit “subscribe” and stay with me a little longer. 🙂 This is my first official holiday home tour, and I’m so excited to show you what I’ve been working on for this holiday season!

My home style is fairly simple and minimal, but I sure enjoyed adding soft touches of Christmas. Of course, anything I can do to make my home feel more cozy, is always considered a win in my book. So, welcome in… Kick off your shoes, and stay a while…

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Flowers: Paul & Nate Flowers

First, I’ll take you in my front sitting room… As I said, my home style is fairly simple. However, this room is usually the exception to my style rules when it comes to decor. It’s my “girly” space, where you’ll usually find pops of pink and gold and soft, furry pillows. So, my inspiration in this room this year was a true reflection of this style.

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Flocked Tree: King of Christmas

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Now let’s turn around, and I’ll take you right into the dining room…

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… just around the corner…

I LUV the simplicity of this space. I created this tablescape with some scrappings I picked up from my local tree farm. (Yes, you can do that. If you don’t have a real tree but want some natural pieces in your home, just go to a Christmas tree farm and ask if they mind if you take some of the scrap pieces. I’m sure they’re happy to oblige.) I threw my white dishes on some basic wood charges I found in the $3 section at Target and used some candles I had at the house. I threw a blanket scarf I had in my closet on a chair for a cozy, Christmas feel. I’ll be sharing more on this super affordable, and possibly even free, Christmas tablescape soon on the blog, so come on back, ya hear?! 😉

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Now onto our family room… This is where we spend the majority of our time, and it’s very important to me that this space feels simple, clean and uncluttered. So this year, I decided to go with a decor theme that just made total sense in this space… simple, black and white, with wooden accents. If you’ve been with me a while, this should be NO surprise to you! 😉

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I removed most of the natural greenery I usually have in this space to keep greenery consistent to just the tree, wreaths and natural clippings. But I did plant bulbs of paper whites that I cannot wait to see grow!

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The tree in this room is also King of Christmas, and let me tell you…!!! It is so amazing! Yes, a flocked tree is gorgeous. And yes, they are the “it” tree right now. But THIS girl, she has my heart. This tree is completely authentic looking, comes in only 2 pieces, so it’s super simple to assemble AND comes with a free storage bag. Yes, I LUV her. This tree is a winner. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. OK, rant over.

Crazy as it sounds, I actually put FOUR trees up in our home (5, if you include the little one in my son’s room).

Count em… 1- Family Room, 2- Sitting Room, 3- Play Room, 4- My Daughter’s Room, 5(ish)- My Son’s Room

In years’ past, I’ve been very particular with the decorating of the family room tree, just as I have the trees in the other rooms. BUT, it occurred to me that it had gotten to a point where I didn’t have even one tree in this house that I gave the kids free reign over. After all, Christmas is about traditions and family and the actual enjoyment of the process. As a kid, decorating the Christmas tree was one of my favorite things to do. So it pained me when I realized I was robbing them of this activity and this joy of something that we should be doing TOGETHER. So… this year, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought several packs of unbreakable black and white bulbs and some wooden string garland. Simple.

I actually made a cup of coffee, put on my favorite Christmas music and sat back and let the kids place it all on the tree in whatever fashion they found appropriate. Yes, I eventually adjusted the items around (my daughter actually looked at the tree when completed and suggested I do so, lol). But it’s simple and family-friendly, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. And more importantly, I’m happy we were able to do it together instead of me waiting until they fell asleep to meticulously place every ornament without worrying they’d ask to help! I suggest you have at least one tree (if you do multiple) in the house that you let your kids put their stamp on. The joy of the process has given me much greater joy than that of just looking at a pretty tree. But then again, that’s why I put up 4 others.

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Now on to the kitchen…

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I have new lighting (you’re getting a sneak peek here) and new chairs, but my dining table hasn’t arrived yet, so I’m trying not to share the entire space until it’s complete. Stay tuned to the blog for more details on this space in the very near future…

Lastly, I wanted to share a few photos from some of the other rooms in our house, so you get to see those 5 trees I keep talking about… 😉

The kids’ playroom (tree #3)…

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My daughter Emerson’s room (tree #4)…

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And finally, my son Corbin’s tree #5 (or 4 1/2, if you’d like to call it)…

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Friends, old & new, thanks again for stopping by! The next stop on this blog tour is at Mollie’s of Design Loves Detail. Mollie is literally one of the most talented people I know and I guarantee her home holiday tour is nothing short of amazing! So head over there now and see what she’s sharing! And if you had fun, don’t forget to hit “subscribe” before you go! Muah!

I’m honored to be sharing this tour with some amazingly talented ladies! After you check out Mollie’s page, make sure to visit each of the participants’ blogs to see their holiday home tour as well!

House of Five

Paint the World White

Remington Avenue

Design Dining and Diapers

Beautiful Treasures Blog

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20 Comments

  1. Bec—
    Just lovely! Love your minimal yet cozy style. That’s a hard balance to strike and you do it perfectly!!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. This is so so beautiful!! I love the changes you made to your sitting room (chairs)!! And your tables cape… so gorgeous and I love how affordable it is. I dig your simplistic style.

  3. Bec, your tree with the blush and angel wings is just gorgeous! I love the kids rooms and school room and all of the details around your home. What a beautiful tour! Merry Christmas!

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