Christmas Home Tour 2015

 

I'm sharing my holiday home tour with the Jennifer Rizzo annual Holiday House walk 2015 link party! You can see more holiday home tours by clicking the image above or going here!

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Well hello there! Come on in! 

I'm excited to share with you my first ever full Christmas home tour! I did get a little bit of a jump start on my Christmas decorating last month in my living room that you can see here! Can you believe where all that gorgeous stuff was from?! You may notice during this tour that I use the same themes throughout - red, black, plaid, flocked, and simple. When decorating an open concept area, using the same theme will keep the flow of the room harmonious and consistent. 

If you are visiting from the very talented Karen's Up on The Hill - WELCOME! If you haven't toured her home yet, you'll want to stop on by because she has gorgeous style! Plus, at the bottom of this post you will find links to over 20 other blogs sharing their holiday home tours! Let's get started with mine.....

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! So here is a view of our open concept living room and kitchen when you first walk in the front door. We went with very neutral colors for this space and wanted it to be as bright and airy as possible. The wall color is Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams. 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Walk a little bit further in and here is the view of our IKEA kitchen while standing in the living room. I don't like to go overboard on holiday decor. While I'm sure to some people this may seem like a ton of decor, to others this may seem like nothing at all. The amount of decor you use in your home should make you happy and comfortable. And of course that is different for all of us. I prefer simple holiday decorating and to me that is pops of red and black against a neutral room. A very bright room I might add. This room can be so bright that it's almost blinding! I recently ordered blinds and shades to help with that and I look forward to them being installed. 

{Merry Christmas pillow; Kirklands}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! So what do you think of the pops or red? I'm loving how I can get away with using very little Christmas decor in my kitchen because the red stands out so much.

{Reindeer plaque above cabinet; Kirklands}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid!  I wanted to avoid overloading the counters and island with decor because those are the surfaces that get used most often. 

{Reindeer sign; Kirklands} {Santa suit basket; Michaels} {Small sign; Michaels}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Do you see that "Warm & Cozy" mug? That mug gets used by me several times a day. Not to stay warm & cozy though. I use that mug to stay cool & hydrated by filling it with ice from our ice maker and then pouring the ice into my water bottle. :) 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! I made sure the island centerpiece could easily be moved all at once since the island is constantly being used in our house. 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Since we eat at our island more than our table, I did go a little overboard on the table centerpiece. I created a little winter wonderland with the flocked trees and reindeer. The same flocked trees are above the kitchen cabinets, but I added red berries instead of pinecones.Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! If you turn around while you are in the kitchen, here is a view of the front entryway. And for those of you that went on my fall home tour, you may remember me mentioning how much I didn't like the table that was under the mirror. I'm sure you will all agree that this new table looks much better. :)

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! I reused very few holiday decor items from prior years from our old house since our new house is a different style. These Santa Claus and the tree have been part of my decor for a few years now and greet you in the front entry. 

{Santa Claus figures; Hobby Lobby} {Resin tree; Hobby Lobby}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Speaking of my front entry, say hi to Sam. Sam is patiently waiting by the front door to go outside even though we never, ever take him out that door. He's such a goof. 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! That vintage steamer trunk that we normally use as an end table next to the couch fit perfectly on that wall. Even though it's there temporarily because the Christmas tree is in it's spot, I may end up keeping the steamer trunk there and finding something else to use as an end table.

{Mirror; World Market} {Black table under mirror; Gordmans}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Part of the reason I like it so much in this spot is because here I can enjoy it's beauty. When it's next to the couch, it's too hidden. 

{Winter Wonderland wall hanging; Kirklands}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! I love the way our barn board & black pipe shelf is all decked out for Christmas. Those deer look so majestic on the top shelf. The flocked trees give the space height and the pops of red make it festive. 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! The new deer statue makes a good place to display my Polar Express ornaments. I still need to pick up the 2015 Polar Express ornament and I'm not sure I will be able to display it on the antlers because this year's ornament looked much bigger! 

{Deer statue; Gordmans} {Flocked trees; Tuesday Morning}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! I'm still on the lookout for the perfect bookends for my Abraham Lincoln books. Mini cast iron Civil War cannons would look perfect. 

{Joy & Noel LED sign; Kirklands} {Merry Christmas sign; Kirklands}

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! I need to share one more picture of our barn beam & black pipe shelf just because I love it so much. :) And for those of you that are curious about it, this was built by my handsome handy husband. One day I will get around to doing a post on how this was constructed. 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Say hi to Sam again. He was very interested in what I was doing. :) 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! This may look a little familiar if you visited during my phase 1 Christmas tour but you will notice that the Christmas tree has more ornaments on it. I also found black and white snowflake coasters at the Dollar Spot at Target for the coffee table. Almost all of the Christmas decor in this photo is from Big Lots

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! And there is Sam again. :) Hopefully next time I photograph this room the shade will be installed and the room will not be so bright. That wall behind the couch is one big window and we have nothing but fields behind our house so there is no shade at all during the day. I'm not complaining about it too much though, too bright is better than too dark!

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! The window in the dining area of the kitchen also lets in a ton of sunlight all day long and that window will soon have a bamboo shade.

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Even though I'm all about inexpensive throw pillows, I did splurge a bit on this Merry Christmas pillow from Pier 1 Imports. It was just my style and too pretty to pass up. 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! Those reindeer from Big Lots are still some of my favorite Christmas decor for this year! 

Check out this Christmas home tour! I love the pops of red, black, and plaid! And of course, one more photo of patiently waiting Sam. :)

Thank you all so much for coming on my Christmas home tour! Be sure to visit the other blogs by clicking the links below! 

Monday, November 30th

Green With Decor

3 Little Greenwoods

Our House Now a Home

Lehman Lane

Designing Vibes

Tuesday, December 1st

Q-Schmitz Home Design

Our Crafty Mom

Domicile 37

Shabby Grace Blog

Dream Design DIY

Wednesday, December 2nd

My Life from Home

Up to Date Interiors

Elizabeth Joan Designs

Pretty Practical Home

Thursday, December 3rd

Casa Watkins

The Deans List Blog

Craving Some Creativity

Vintage Romance Style

Friday, December 4th

Flourish & Knot

Around the Watts House

Karen's Up on the Hill

What Rose Knows

Creatively Homespun

 
1.0   Tara @ Lehman Lane
12/4/2015 9:23:18 AM
Just gorgeous Rose! I love each and every room. That shelf your husband made is amazing and my favorite piece on the tour! Sam is super cute too:). Merry Christmas, Tara
2.0   Meg @ Green With Decor
12/4/2015 12:01:38 PM
I love your house!! Your kitchen is so white and bright. I love all the red you use for Christmas. That trunk looks so great where it is, I think I'd leave it there, too! Love the Santas near the entryway, too!
3.0   Designing Vibes
12/4/2015 1:02:34 PM
Rose, Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the details you thought of with your Christmas decor. Amazing work! Much Love, Erica- Designing Vibes
4.0   Amy Dowling
12/4/2015 9:05:44 PM
AHHHH! I love it! Everything is my style and it is just perfect. :)
5.0   Nicole Q-Schmitz
12/5/2015 9:21:48 AM
Love your white Ikea kitchen (and the floors... and ... well the whole house!). The pops of red really do stand out and make everything festive :)
6.0   Sharon
12/5/2015 8:23:40 PM
Wow, Rose--your home is beautiful! I love seeing a traditional color palette that still manages to look fresh and original. Your home is so bright and welcoming, and Sam is adorable. :)
7.0   Rachel
12/6/2015 12:09:49 PM
HOLY WOW! Your space is amazing! So many great finds and they are perfectly styled.
8.0   Sarah | Flourish & Knot
12/9/2015 8:06:50 AM
I love all the preppy and poppy red accents! Just lovely.
9.0   Tiffany
12/10/2015 9:06:33 PM
Oh, Rose, your home looks absolutely beautiful! I especially like the touches of black in your color scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday!
10.0   cara
12/12/2015 5:57:09 PM
Rose I just found your blog through pinterest....your home is beautiful!! I am in central mn, welcome to our neck of the woods!
11.0  
12/13/2015 7:46:46 PM
Where are your couches from? gorgeous!
  11.1   Jon
12/17/2015 3:11:40 PM
They are Ikea Ektrop couches and if you search "ektrop" on this site you can find a review of them and some more pictures.
12.0   creativelyhomespun
12/16/2015 1:09:00 PM
Everything looks amazing! I love the details in your home! So glad you participated in this Home Tour, it was an honor to be surrounded by so many amazing bloggers! Pinned! xo
13.0   the cape on the corner
12/23/2015 12:08:32 PM
oh my gosh, i love the overall color combo here and that shelf your husband built is amazing! enjoy! b
14.0   Ang
1/22/2017 7:04:15 PM
MUST now the countertop -the black but especially the mixed black and white on the island....material, brand, color !! LOVE
Don’t be shy! Upload your picture here for your own unique Gravatar!
Leave A Comment
Name (Optional):
Email(Required - Not Displayed):
Website (Optional):
State
Notify me of follow up comments via e-mail:
Anti-Bot Check:

 
test