Welcome to our annual holiday home tour! (Want to see our Christmas decor from years past? Click here.) Although this is our second Christmas in this home, this is actually the first year I’m sharing it here on the blog. Welcome friends, come on in!
Let’s start at the entry, shall we? This space has changed quite a lot since we bought the home. We demo’d the awkward nook in the wall, installed the hardwood floors, hung transom windows and French doors that lead into my home office, replaced the chandelier, installed grasscloth wallpaper, painted the ceiling and trim, and built the console table. I added just a couple of festive touches to the entryway: a pinecone wreath adorned with a green velvet ribbon and a faux snowy tree that I dropped into a fluted white planter. Earlier this year, I taught a woodworking class at a conference in Atlanta and taught attendees how to make those decorative wood links.
To the left of the entry is our dining room. I love having a Christmas tree in here, especially when we host holiday dinner parties. The warm glow of the lights is so festive! I bought this tree years ago from At Home – I love the tiny fairy lights and the wispy, whimsical branches. I tried to provide product sources for you, but most of these items were purchased years ago and are no longer available. All the items that are still sold online are linked in this post.
This year, I tried to keep things simple. I typically have all the Christmas decor up by November 1st, but I took my time this season and added just a few thoughtful touches to each room. The “less stress” approach was very much appreciated!
The living room is where I focused most of my efforts. We have our main Christmas tree in here and it’s massive… 9 feet tall and so full! Years before flocked trees became popular, I searched high and low for one and they were next to impossible to find! I finally found one from King of Christmas and though it was a bit pricey, the quality is top-notch and we’ve loved it every single year. I didn’t purchase any new ornaments for this tree; instead I used the same navy, gold, and copper ornaments from a few years ago.
To dress up the mantel, I draped a few more cedar garlands, a cluster of brass candlesticks, and our stockings hung by the chimney with care. I also switched out the artwork for our Samsung Frame TV to this wintery landscape scene.
On the opposite wall from the fireplace, I decorated our console table with a village of ceramic houses and bottle brush trees. I also strung some fairy lights on our faux weeping eucalyptus tree.
More cedar garlands adorn the staircase – these faux garlands are my favorite! I bought them a few years ago from Afloral.com and they’re the first thing to sell out every season! I found more randomly at Kirkland’s this year, so I snapped them up and added simple satin ribbons and battery-powered fairy lights to dress them up.
And that brings us to the end of our Christmas Home Tour of 2021! Thanks for stopping by – have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!