Christmas Home Tour 2020

Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour 2020! I had high hopes to decorate and photograph every room but nothing has seemed to go as planned this year, right? At least I got the main rooms decorated and I’m good with leaving it at that this holiday season.  I love the magical feeling of Christmas with the twinkle lights glowing, the scent of balsam fir candles and a constant stream of holiday music. I truly appreciate our home now more than ever and I’m happy you are here to take a tour. So let’s get started!

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Our front porch hasn’t changed since I styled it for Fall. I’m hoping to string some lights on these cedar trees. I love how realistic they look and actually keep them out year round since they match our forest setting so beautifully. Currently, our porch is covered in snow. You can see what it looks like during a winter wonderland snow storm in last year’s Christmas tour HERE.

SOURCES: CEDAR TREES // RUG // LANTERN-last season. Love this lantern. Tree basket -Homegoods

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Step on into our foyer. I’ve collected beautiful garland from Marshalls and Homegoods over the years and love just simply draping it on any surface.  The champagne bucket is an old treasure that I love to pull out for the holiday season. I filled it with ornaments that enhance the colors of our home. A mix of chocolate brown, bronze and grey marble (similar ornaments HERE.)

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SOURCES: Lamps // Wall art // Rug // Sideboard – Restoration Hardware // // Champagne bucket and Garland – Homegoods

I borrowed this marble table from the hearth room to fill this corner. I filled my favorite black statement planter (similar option HERE) with non-traditional feathers and pampas grass along with cedar branches. That hint of crimson red in the feathers is the only red you’ll see in our home. 

These marbled trees (similar option HERE) are my absolute favorite. I may even leave them out all winter long. They are so gorgeous and a great accessory.

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Moving on in to our dining room. I’ve decorated this Christmas tree the same the past couple of years with ball garland (similar here and here). To dress it up more, I added a beautiful grey velvet ribbon (Hobby Lobby). I shared my simple designer tips to get this look on your tree here.  I love the elegant style against the dramatic, bold black walls.

Everything about this room feels quite formal, however, we are very casual with our holiday meal. In fact, we never get out of our pajamas on Christmas day and that is how we eat our meal in here. Comfort is all that matters! Also, stretchy pants are a good thing too 😉

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For our table centerpiece, I used a simple wreath. The bowl and candelabras are from years past. I love the dramatic statement of a large candelabra. 

I found the paper honeycomb tree from Hobby Lobby this year. It brings back memories of paper trees I remember my grandma used to have set up in her home for Christmas.

The white lacquer trees (similar option HERE) are new this year. I love the modern look. Also, another champagne bucket is pulled out of storage and filled with a mix of dark green velvet ornaments and traditional gold and silver.

SOURCES: Chandeliers // Dining table and sideboard – Restoration Hardware // Dining chairs // Rug (color Steel) // Lamps (similar) // Christmas Tree (similar in 7.5 ft) // Ball garland (similar) here and here // Large tree ornaments (similar) here and here // White lacquer trees (similar here

In the kitchen, I added garland, winter branches and twiggy pine trees. A few ceramic trees and gold ornaments add just enough of the Christmas feel.

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I noticed you can see my reflection in every ornament, haha! I should have dressed for the occasion!

  

SOURCES:  Orb chandeliers (similar) // counter stools (similar here and here) // Cedar stems – Hobby Lobby // Ceramic trees – JoAnn //Marble and gold tray // white marble and wood cutting board  // rug // white farm sink // gold faucet //  Black & gold sconce // cabinet hardware // black marble tray // Olive wood salt keeper // White handle bowl on island // Large brass candle bowl // Hallway twinkly light tree // Black and gold tree planter 

I switched things up a little this year in our living room. I’m loving the natural green Christmas tree in here. Last year I had two trees surrounding the mantel. You can see that Christmas tour HERE. I moved those trees into the hearth room which we’ll get to in a minute.

For the mantel, I repurposed some old flocked pine garland mixed with twiggy branches to create this asymmetrical swag. I love how it turned out and that it allows the Christmas tree to still stand out on its own. 

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I gathered one of each ornament on our living room tree and displayed them in this huge coffee table bowl. I have a mix of various marble, metallic, wood grain and glitter star ornaments. 

The disco ball ornaments are so fun! When the sun shines directly on them early in the afternoon, they cast a reflection over the ceiling in this entire space. It is stunning! I’ve had mine for so long I don’t remember where I got them, but I found this set of reflective ornaments that would be fun to add to your bowl of ornaments. 

You’ll notice in this last photo I added this feather wreath. My original intention was for it to be hung on the mantel. Instead I like how it looks on the coffee table. Everything about this rooms feels just right and it is so warm and inviting in the evenings with the fireplace on.

SOURCES: Christmas tree (similar here) // Tree basket (no longer available but love this newer version // Marble and wood grain ornaments – JoAnn // Metallic ball ornament – Kirklands // Black Tie-Dye ornament // Feather wreath // White coffee table bowl // Black coffee table bowl // black pedestal bowl // Tom Ford book // Gucci coffee table book //  wood chain links // Fur pillow // Antelope pillow cover // coffee tables // rug // mirrors // Chandelier and sconces – Restoration Hardware // Sofas – Room and Board // wire/wood side tables – Homegoods // Tavi stool – Room & Board

The final room of our tour is the hearth room. Last year’s living room trees made their way in here. I loosely strung bell garland on them. We plan to hang all of our collected family ornaments on these trees as well. So far though, I’ve loved the simple white lights.  

I switched out a couple of pillows with a soft fur pillow and a chunky cable knit pillow.  I can even use them after the holidays for my winter look.

Available SOURCES:  Black woven pillow  // Rug // coffee table // Sectional sofa  // Swivel chair 

I hope you enjoyed our Christmas home tour. Thank you for stopping by! May you leave with a warm feeling from our home to yours. Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Comments

  1. Just gorgeous….everything! After following you for some time, I have come to appreciate the less is more approach and have scaled way back on my holiday decor and it feels so good! I can really see the beauty in a more simple approach and the decor doesn’t seem to be shouting at me for attention! So, thank you for your inspiration! One question, what size are the cedar trees on your front porch? Thanks!!

    1. Hi Tina, thank you for visiting our holiday tour. I’m so happy our home has inspired you in your home. I feel like every year I scale back more and more. Also, much easier to pack away after Christmas!

      Our front door cedar trees are 72″. We have a super tall (11 ft) front door for reference.
      Merry Christmas!

  2. Love the continuity in your decorating. It is absolutely Beautiful! So fun to see all the pictures and I appreciate the tutorials on how to achieve the looks along with the places to buy or replicate if need be. Thanks for all you do.

  3. Your home is always perfection! Your decor style is my inspiration. Can I just ask why you don’t add red or will you ever? I’m really curious how that would look in your home.

    1. Hi Debbie, thank you for stopping by our Christmas tour. For so many years I actually used a lot of red for the holidays. I’m just in a season where I like the most natural look in our new home. Who knows though, maybe next Christmas I’ll be ready for a change again and some color 😉
      Merry Christmas!

  4. I forgot to ask the size of the cedar topiary trees on your front door. I really like the look but I’m not sure which size I would get.

  5. Hi Shauna! Can you please tell me where you bought the globe sconce lights that hang down in the kitchen? I am crushing on those! I looked for them in your original kitchen reveal etc and I can’t find them. You house is absolutely gorgeous and I love your holiday decorating post. Thank you!

  6. I absolutely love your home and your style! In fact, it is serving as inspiration for my upcoming build. How big are your baseboards? They look to be 8-10 inches. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  7. Hello! I absolutely love how you decorated your home. I always thought the word modern meant cold but seeing your home changed my mind! Everything is modern, uncluttered, but also so cozy. Can I ask about lighting in your living room? I noticed there aren’t any lamps flanking your sofas. Do you just rely on the chandelier and the sconces – no other lighting for that room? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Sharon, thank you for the compliment! Modern doesn’t have to feel cold at all. I consider our home modern “comfort”.
      We haven’t had a need for lamps in our living room since I typically have the sconces on for ambient lighting. However, I am considering adding a lamp next to the sofa by the fireplace for those cold evenings I want to read by the fire. Maybe I should add that to my projects list too, ha!

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