Welcome to the Decked & Styled Holiday Tour hosted by Bree from the very talented Z Design at Home. I am honored to be included in such an impressive group today and anxious to share our living room with you all. This is a room we spend time in every single night. Whether it’s reading, chatting or blogging, this is my favorite spot to unwind and relax. Here is our living room decked & styled for the holidays.
DECKED & STYLED
This neutral rug has been one of our favorite purchases in this home. It’s very soft underfoot and a nice gray/white pattern that goes with everything.
THE STOCKINGS ARE HUNG . . .
I found these stockings on Etsy and added the gold monogram to each one. The stocking holders were a lucky HomeGoods find.
These light up trees were found at Michaels and add a nice glow to the mantel in the evening. The fresh garland is from Trader Joes.
I have been very deliberate about spending time with friends this season and we are big on just setting aside an hour to catch up over coffee. It’s easier than going out at night and really starts the day off right. Especially during this hectic season when you can let the craziness take over.
I love walking into our home and getting a peek of this room from the foyer. It receives a great amount of natural light. The walls are painted Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore.
This wooden banner is a Michaels find. Only $6 and a nice natural addition to this room. I tried to keep things neutral and natural.
O’ CHRISTMAS TREE
This is our family tree and it boasts all of our special ornaments from over the years. I add berries and ribbon and call it good. It’s important to us to have a tree that remains the same year to year. There is something about the tradition behind it that makes it that much more meaningful for us.
We really do spend a crazy amount of time in here. I start my day in here by the tree and end the day by the fire blogging. I think I am drawn to this room because it doesn’t have a TV which means it’s much more peaceful to me. Anyone else feel that way?
OH HOLY NIGHT
One of my very favorite sights is seeing the sun shine in through the windows which light up the blessed family and our “O Holy Night” sign. The small wreaths on either side of the sign are from World Market (as is the table).
Here’s an iPhone photo I snapped in the evening. I love being in here with the glow of the tree lights and fire.
AROUND OUR HOME
The living room is right off of our foyer. In case you missed it, you can see how I styled it here.
Here is a peek into our dining room. I’ve kept it very neutral this year with fresh greens tied on the chairs. I created a short video to show you how we tied wreaths on our banisters this year. That can be viewed here. (It’s trickier than you might think to keep them from slipping).
HOME SWEET HOME
This year we recreated a tree that my parents always have. It’s our “Home Sweet Home” tree and the entire family helped make the gingerbread cookies and popcorn. And it’s safe to say that I am the world’s worst baker. It took me hours and hours to yield a few cookies. Then there’s the time my son ate icing off of our decorated cookies. Good times. At least we will remember this tree forever. You can see more of it here. You also know it’s a California Christmas when the little ones are still in shorts! I’ll be sharing more of our kitchen tomorrow on the blog.
Next up on the tour is the talented Jessica from Four Generations One Roof. She is an absolute doll and has a great eye for all things design. Just look at those doors! It’s a Christmas kitchen dream.
Grab a refresh on your coffee and enjoy the tour.
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