Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Home Tour 2017

Happy Holidays Lovelies!

I live for the holiday season! It’s such a magical time of year made even more magical this year for me and my husband because it’s our first Christmas (and Hanukkah) as a married couple!

This year also brought one particularly exciting update to my holiday home decor; I finally bought myself a flocked Christmas tree! I’ve drooled over pinterest pictures of christmas trees covered with flocking “snow” for a few years now but this year was the first year I found an amazing affordable option on Amazon. If you need a smaller (it’s 6 feet, which is the perfect size for our smaller apartment) flocked tree, I seriously recommend this one, I think the quality and look are incredible for the price!

I always felt that flocking gave trees a bit of a rustic feel, so I ran in that direction with my living room tree this year. I opted for a mixture of mercury glass ornaments mixed in with whites, golds and browns to keep it feeling neutral but with just enough glitz and sparkle for the season. I also made sure to include natural elements such as featured drop ornaments, glittered pinecone balls from Pottery Barn and bottle brush animal ornaments to enhance the organic theme of the tree.

To play off the mercury glass ornaments I have on my living room tree, I styled my coffee table with my favorite Pottery Barn mercury glass tree figurines and their mercury glass pillar holder. I love the little bit of added glitz the mercury glass gives my coffee table and I love the glow of the candles at night when all the lights are turned off except for the tree!

Since getting married I’ve been obsessed with putting my new married monogram on things, so when I found this Pottery Barn tree skirt that matched some Christmas stockings I had personalized a few years ago I knew I had to have it! I opted for a simple “H” monogramming for my new married last name and I couldn’t love it any more. I know this is going to be one of those Christmas items I pull out year after year after year (just like I’ve already done with the stockings!).

I spruced up my living room bookshelf for this holiday season by including family heirloom Byer’s Choice caroler dolls. To me, these decorations (which are from my grandparent’s collection) are just as much of a Christmas tradition as anything else. I spruced up their display with a snowman and a tree to their scale and I think it makes for the perfect small touch of Christmas in this corner of my home.

You can find a few Caroler dolls sprucing up my bedroom dresser as well. Combined with some picture frames and a small lit tree I think it makes for the perfect Christmas vignette!

Because I bought a new tree for the living room this was the first year I have ever been able to decorate a second tree! Having multiple trees at Christmastime has always been a holiday decorating goal for me. I put our extra tree in a corner of our bedroom and decorated it in reds, golds and pinks. I drew from my wedding as inspiration for this, where my primary color was a light blue with red being an accent color I had in my bouquet. My bedroom walls are blue and they make the red tree POP!

My vanity only got a tiny touch of Christmas this year with candy cane striped tea light holders. I didn’t want to clutter this space with too many Christmas decorations this year since it gets to sit right next to my spotlight stealing bedroom tree.

Decorating my entryway for Christmas was the biggest decorating challenge for me this year because to me my fiddle leaf fig tree reads "modern," but most of my Christmas decor is more traditional leaning. I ended up putting together a "silver and gold" themed table with decorations with a modern spin, like my wire and bell Christmas tree. I also added an apothecary jar filled with kosher salt as “snow” and a silver tinsel tree from Target to give the space a glitzy feel appropriate for the winter without trying to force anything too rustic into the space that would clash with my mod and tropical house plant.

Well there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this Christmas peek into my home and that it gave you some ideas of your own for decorating this holiday season! Let me know what you do to decorate for the holidays in the comments below and don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ so you never miss a post!

With Love, Katie.

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