Holiday House Tour – Ideas and Inspiration
Welcome to my Christmas Holiday House Tour! Today, I am thrilled to join a group of fabulous bloggers for The Pink Door Holiday Home Tour hosted by Annie from All Things Big and Small. This summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Annie at the Haven Conference and I was honored when she asked me to be a part of her holiday home tour!
Holiday House Tour:
Let’s get started with my Christmas Holiday House Tour by entering through my front door!
This is our second year of having a Christmas tree in the foyer.
Obviously, my foyer tree is artificial but my husband insists we buy a real tree for our living room. Usually, we wait until about 2 weeks before Christmas to put that one up. In the meantime, it’s nice to be greeted by a tree when we open the front door. (Not that we ever actually use the front door, but it’s a nice thought!)
This year I decorated the foyer tree in red, black and white.
For the stairs, I used the same ribbon to make some bows.
Yes, I thought my black rain boots made a nice accessory…
Why not put them to good use when it’s not raining!
Last year, I bought the red and black Pottery Barn pillow and it happened to work well with my colors this year.
As you can see, I haven’t done much in my living room. Once we bring home the real tree, I’ll decorate more in there.
In the meantime, let’s continue the Holiday House Tour in the back of the house...
We enter the kitchen through this doorway every morning so it was the perfect place to hang our Santa advent calendar. My mother in law gave me this years ago and my kids still love updating the date each morning.
Welcome to my Christmas kitchen!
Last year, I went very subtle on the Christmas decor in here. We had just remodeled our kitchen at that point and I was still enjoying the newness of the space.
This year I added a few more decorative items along with more color!
Since we are constantly using the island, it can’t be too cluttered. Just a few things down the center dress it up.
This tiered tray adds some height but doesn’t take up too much space.
As you can see, I coordinated the table with the same red and black colors I used in the foyer.
A few red pieces near the sink stand out against the white kitchen.
More red and green are carried over to the corner vignette.
Here is a closer look at the topiaries by the window. I almost covered the red pot in burlap to give it a more natural look but ended up leaving the red for more color. Who am I kidding? Actually, I didn’t get a chance to buy the burlap…that’s why I never covered them!
Here is the view of my Christmas kitchen from the family room.
Recently, I picked up this Santa on sale at Michael’s Craft Store.
A skiing Santa is definitely appropriate for our family of skiers!
Last year, I thought about adding wreaths to the cabinets but never did, so this year it was one of the first things I accomplished in here!
The wreaths are from Ballard Designs a few years ago but I think they still carry them. They are about 9 inches.
Just like last year, I added fresh greens to the chandelier.
And just like last year, my hands got covered in sap. I think I was finally able to scrub it off…
*Update: I finally figured out an easy way to decorate a chandelier with faux greens so I can avoid all that sap!
As I mentioned, I continued the red and black onto my table setting.
Luckily, I already had most of the red and black accessories in my decorating stash.
Simple details like ribbon around the silverware add a festive touch.
This is the same gingham ribbon I used to hang the wreaths and make bows throughout the kitchen.
Adding cranberries to glass hurricanes is cheap, easy and they usually last through the holidays.
Just my kind of “craft”!
While shopping at Homegoods I found the red and black plates. For holiday decorating, I love finding inexpensive plates I can switch out easily. Luckily, my white plates go with everything!
*Since I can’t leave well enough alone, be sure to pop over and see my second version of a black and white Christmas table!
From the table, you can see into my family room.
Sure, I still have to do some more decorating in there but I usually keep it pretty simple.
So far, a wreath and stockings are the extent of my decorating in there.
(If you look very closely, you can see my favorite accessory, though – Rosie my golden retriever is on her chair!)
And that concludes my Christmas Holiday House Tour!
Thanks for stopping by! Once we buy our Christmas tree, I will give you a tour of the living room. At that point, I will also take you on a tour of the dining room, which is currently the dumping ground for all the gifts and things I haven’t put away yet…
If you want to see what my house looked like in previous years, please feel free to click on any of the links below.
- Christmas Foyer – Day and Evening
- Christmas Kitchen
- Christmas Mantels of the Past
- Our Christmas Kitchen
- Christmas Around My House
Thanks again to Annie from All Things Big and Small for organizing this Holiday House Tour! Be sure to stop by the other beautiful blogs listed below for more holiday inspiration!
- Monday – Green With Decor
- Tuesday – Southern State of Mind
- Wednesday – My Life From Home | This Is Our Bliss | Attention to Darling
- Thursday – Unexpected Elegance | Calypso in the Country | All Things Big and Small
- Friday Her Heart & Home |Suburban Bees | The Pink Clutch |Alexandra Bee Blog |Julie Ryan
How is your holiday decorating coming along?
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Very pretty, festive, and well coordinated. Love your kitchen!!!
OMG Shelley! Your home looks positively stunning! Love your accents of the red and black check ribbon and your tree and staircase look picture perfect! Love your wreaths in the kitchen. I put up boxwood wreaths last Christmas and never took them down!! Enjoy every minute of the holidays in that gorgeous home of yours!!
Love it all!! Your home is gorgeous!!
I love your kitchen so much – the white cabinets and the light fixtures! I love that you have a tree right when you walk in the house, I'd love to have a foyer big enough just for that, ha!
Your home is looking better than ever, Shelley! You know what a big fan of your kitchen I already am, so add some Christmas touches and I am smitten. The foyer is stunning too. I hope you make lots of fun memories this holiday season.
Love it, and your entry tree is so pretty. Of course you know I love your kitchen and adding the wreaths and red is just perfect. Great tour.
So pretty, Shelley. Merry Christmas!
Shelley, the whole tour is so beautiful! I really love the classic color feeling. I went so offbeat this year that I'm now really enjoying a more traditional color palette, as if it's brand new. The black does add a bit of newness to it, as well, while keeping it all elegant and traditional. Beautiful kitchen too! Love the wreaths on the cabinets!! Enjoy the holidays!!
Love, love, love the reds! Everything is festive and beautiful.Brenda
Love your Christmas decor, especially all the coordinated red and black checks. I also think the cranberries are a great idea…had never thought of that! Have a wonderful weekend.
Beautiful! I love the buffalo check, all the pops of red and the wreaths on the cabinets. Great job! Merry Christmas!
Shelley, your house looks beautiful adorned for Christmas. I love the red, black, and white color palette that you chose for your entry. I am swooning over your beautiful kitchen. It is gorgeous! Also, it looks like we have the same kitchen chairs. Thanks for taking me on the tour! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Love how you carried the decorations throughout all the rooms and those wreaths from Ballard are so cute!
The tiny wreaths on the upper cabinets…oh my gahhhhhh!!! ALL the heart eyes for that detail!!!!!! xx
Shelley, Your home is beautiful. I especially like your kitchen with your wonderful window over your farm house sink. I have a farm house sink I love but alas no window! The bright and airy room is delightful. Love your boxwood wreaths, cranberry candle and plaid and white dishes.Great looking needlepoint stockings too. Have a merry Christmas.
Shelley, your home looks gorgeous all dressed up for Christmas! I love the tree in the foyer! Have a great weekend! xoxo
It all looks so pretty, Shelley! I really like all the red and green in your beautiful white kitchen, especially the little wreaths on all the upper glass door cabinets.Have a great weekend!Warm hugs,Carol
I'm such a fan of red white and black and I love the way you carried it out in your beautiful home. You did a wonderful job decorating it all looks warm and cozy!!
I am also a fan of black red and white during the holidays – your home looks lovely and i admire your kitchen lighting over your island!! Enjoy the holiday!
It's just beautiful Shelley, you did a fabulous job!! I love your red and black throughout and the mini wreaths in the kitchen are so charming! Enjoy the holidays with your sweet family! 🙂
Great job Shelley!
I love your tour! Your kitchen is gorgeous!!!!
Oh Shelley, I almost used the same color palette in my decor this year! Great minds, think alike! Love everything dear especially in your gorgeous new kitchen! Thank you for joining the 12 days of holiday homes Link party dear! Hope you can visit my home tour too ! Merry Christmas!
Shelley, I love all of the greenery in your kitchen! Especially the little wreaths on each one of your glass front cabinets. Just a beautiful home, as always! Happy Holidays!
What gorgeous decorations! Love the overall festive atmosphere you've created in your beautiful home!Sarah BellTrendy & Tidy
What a beautiful home!Thank you for the decor inspiration.
Shelley everything looks so beautiful and festive!
Shelley,Your tour is just beautiful! I absolutely adore a tree in the foyer! Wish I could do that! And the colors are perfect in your kitchen. I think my favorite thing though is your little wreaths on all your glass cabinets – and I always love greens around a chandelier. That's on my list for next year!Merry Christmas to you and your cute family!Sheilaxo
Beautiful!Thanks for also sharing with AMAZE ME MONDAY!Blessings,Cindy
Your home is beautiful! I can't get enough of the Christmas home tours. They make me so excited for Christmas. Thanks for sharing yours at the Wednesday showcase party.