2020 Christmas Home Tour

One of my favorite KN days of the year, Christmas Home Tour day is here! While I usually start decorating before most, it seems like I’ve seen an unprecedented number of people getting their homes holiday-ready early. In my neighborhood, wreaths, lights and garland starting making appearances the day after Halloween — I think this time of year, with a little sparkle and feel-good, is what we’ve all been craving — I know I have! This year’s Christmas home tour is a little different than past years — with a young toddler, I simplified a lot of spaces and you won’t see any of my usual glass votives or ornaments sprinkled on easy-to-reach coffee tables. While I was mindful of certain decor, I have to say, we set our first trees up a while ago so we were able to “practice” with teaching her that we don’t touch the Christmas trees; she has done great! We’ve taken a similar approach to our home in general, as she’s gotten older and more mobile. While we have incorporated some safety measures, I don’t Eliza-proof the entire house. We try to teach her, as we go, when she’s doing something or touching something that she shouldn’t be. Sure, there’s an occasional “oops”, but I try not to leave anything too precious in her way and as long as she’s safe, we’d rather go ahead and start teaching her now. I am so excited to experience this Christmas season with her and each new stage she enters seems more fun than the last; come Christmas, she will be 18 months. So, now that I’ve prefaced today’s holiday walk-through, let’s get started and take a look!

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Entry

I did say “simple” was the name of the game this year, right? With our dining room — just to the right of the entry when you walk in — being a totally different vibe than the rest of the rooms, I opted for a neutral, single statement arrangement of magnolia leaves in one of my big, white ceramic vases. I had a pair of these on the built-ins in the living room for the past year and have no regrets investing in them since they’re so versatile and used year-round. Magnolia leaves are my go-to for hefty, classic greenery, which you may remember from former years (you can see my 2019 Christmas Home Tour HERE), and will definitely see more of today 😉 I recently saw someone sharing a step-by-step on how to preserve them, which I need to try before my next haul of branches!

Easy Christmas Decor Ideas for the Entry

Sources: Jute Rug (3’x5′) | Vase | Chest | Mirror 

We haven’t made the time to outfit our porch in garland just yet but we did already have our lights installed; hopefully, I’ll be able to share the finished result soon!

Dining Room

I actually shared our icy blue and frosty white dining room a few weeks ago (HERE) — after using twin trees in Eliza’s nursery last year, I decided then that I wanted to try dual trees, flanking the sideboard in the dining room this year.

Christmas Decor and Christmas Trees in the Dining Room -- Snowy White and Icy Blue

Sources: Rug | Chairs | White & Gold Gift Boxes | Chandelier | Curtains | Table: Restoration Hardware | Sideboard: Restoration Hardware | Mirror: HomeGoods | Lamps: HomeGoods | Christmas Trees & Christmas Decor: At Home

With so much going on with the trees in the background, I kept the sideboard and table more simple so as not to detract from the efforts of the flocked trees.

Elegant White Christmas Decor and Snowy Christmas Trees in the Dining Room

Scattered glass hurricanes with candles of varied heights, with some rock salt as a snowy base was such an easy solution!

Snowy Christmas Dining Room Table Centerpiece and Christmas Decorations

Dining Room Christmas Decor -- Matching Christmas Trees in a Pale Blue Room

I actually have plans to modify the dining room a little bit, which I realized once we started on the Conversation Room a few months ago, on the other side of the entry. I waited for any paint projects, specifically so I could go for this Christmas look, this holiday season 😉

Conversation Room

And, speaking of Conversation Room, it’s been a little while since I’ve given an update. I’ll be sharing progress and projects and the current status late next week! Since the room is empty(ish) right now, I didn’t fully decorate it but did use some of the pieces to host some of our holiday moments. On top of the thrifted secretary desk, I displayed our cards from Christmases past. I actually switched the frames this year — all different but coordinating — from the glittery silver they had been in prior to 2020.

Framed Christmas Cards for Christmas Decor

Sources: Black Vase | Secretary Desk: Thrifted (SIMILAR) | Frames: Hobby Lobby (SIMILAR)

Along with a few of my big, statement vases — filled with magnolia stems, of course — I added a few cement houses and a strand of my go-to wire lights. I wish I had seen THESE cute little nordic white houses for $5 before getting these from Hobby Lobby!

How to Decorate the Top of a Cabinet for Christmas

Sources: Chandelier | Largest Vase | Shorter Vase | Wire Lights | Houses: Hobby Lobby (SIMILAR for $5) | Cabinet: Restoration Hardware (SIMILAR)

Our annual “nostalgia tree” is also positioned in the corner. Each year, we each add a new ornament. Gran Nan still gifts us ornaments each year, too, and the ornaments we have displayed date back to the year I was born. Actually, there’s even a small ornament Dave made when he was little, but I won’t disclose just how long ago that was, haha.

Special Tree with Family Ornaments

“Anything goes” on this tree! Each item is laced with memories and is representative. Gran Nan gifted us each THESE monogram felt ornaments from Anthro this year — they’re so cute and all different! We haven’t had our night of ornament/Christmas pjs/Christmas books yet this year, but I got this hot sauce for Dave, and this little mouse for Eliza. Little woodland animals were always my favorite ornaments when I was growing up and the mouse picture in Eliza’s room is her favorite, too.

Nostalgia Christmas Tree with Annual Ornaments

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Kitchen

More simplicity in the kitchen and the only bowl of balls you’ll see in the house this year! In lieu of sparkle and glass, like the rest of the year, I’m just really feeling wood, terracotta, and other rustic finishes when it comes to my decor and vessels. Similarly, my primary wrapping paper this year is THIS simple brown craft paper — it’s affordable, comes on a huge roll, and is easy to embellish with ribbon or coordinate with an accent paper — while more expensive, my blackwatch plaid wrapping paper can be found HERE.

Kitchen Island Christmas Decor

Sources: Runner | Large Vase | Wood Bowl – no longer available (SIMILAR) | Brown Craft Paper | Plaid Wrapping Paper | Cabinet Pulls | Large Round White & Wood Board | Large Rectangular Wood Board

Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

I’ve been in a total candle obsession all year — I think maybe because it feels comforting in 2020? And, while I haven’t passed up a single opportunity to load up and try all the scents I can, this B&BW “Leaves” scent has been my fav for fall — “Fresh Balsam” continues to be my fav for Christmas and winter.

Green, blue and gold Christmas Color Scheme Ideas

We had to get a little creative with a spot for this little gold nativity this year 😉 This heavy set was from PB a few years ago, but I did find a few — still new — on ebay HERE.

Kitchen Christmas decor with Nativity

Sources: Pedestal Boards | Gold Nativity

Breakfast Nook

Aside from a few new accent ornaments, ribbon and wrapping paper, I recycle and repurpose my Christmas decor from year to year. I try to move things around, embellish greenery and garland differently, and put a new spin on long-loved pieces. I may get a few new things for Christmas but the majority — far and away — is the result of years of collecting and continued use. I actually ordered a pair of trees for on top of this breakfast nook sideboard but once they arrived, the size (even trying them with a pedestal) wasn’t large enough. Instead of trees, I took inventory of my basement and brought these brass candelabras back up for the season — I haven’t had them out in a few years now! I sprinkled in a few brass candlesticks and beefed up the simple garland with blueberries, magnolia leaves and ornaments.

Simple Green Garland Christmas Breakfast Nook

Sources: Round Mirror (black in 48″) | Chairs | Hand Carved Black & Wood Bowl Tray | Chandelier | Rug (8′) | Curtains | Brass Candle Holders (NEWEST VERSION) | Brass Tapered Candle Holders (NEWEST VERSION) | Table- no longer available (SIMILAR) | Wood Bead Garland (SIMILAR) | Candelabras- HomeGoods (old)  | Garland (Base)- Costco

Similar to the dining room, I kept the table centerpiece low and simple, so as not to visually clutter the sightline to the fully decked sideboard. I waited on THIS hand carved black and natural toned shallow bowl/tray on backorder for a few months before it finally recently arrived — I have the “medium” size and it looks like it’s now available for immediate delivery. This will probably be making an appearance on the coffee table(s) soon!

Magnolia Leaf Centerpiece for Christmas

One of the most asked questions I get — next to “how do you do your ribbon?” is “where do you store all your stuff?” Truly, it is no easy feat, but we are blessed with a big basement (that needs more than a little TLC right now!) The biggest tip I can give when it comes to storing holiday decor, is instead of storing it by whatever room it’s in for one season, store it by type and color. Your decor may move around and may be used in different ways but grouping it as “small trees”, “reindeer”, “sentimental”, etc. is a safe and easy bet to know where everything is. Same for ornaments — if you change your theme/color scheme/don’t use all your ornaments every year/have multiple trees, label your totes by color. The next tip I would offer — invest in actual storage containers. If they can be cohesive, stack together neatly, and be easily identifiable (and protective), you’ll thank yourself the next time the holidays roll around. And, instead of waiting for the holidays to end and then just putting all your decor back in whatever it came out of this year, now is a great time to take inventory and make sure you’re covered once the season has ended. Wayfair currently has their Black Friday Exclusive Access event, with holiday items and holiday storage items included — up to 80% off and orders $35+ ship free. From ornament and wreath storage to wrapping paper and tree bags (THIS tree bag fits a 7′ tree and is only $16.99; THIS tree bag fits a 10′ tree and is $22.99!), here are a few ideas to make sure you’re set, come this January.

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Easy Magnolia and Wood Bead Centerpiece

I have several strands of this long wood bead garland I snagged from At Home a couple years ago but I also found some similar 9′ garland HERE, on Amazon. I have it woven and draped in bowls, through garland, etc. throughout the house.

Breakfast Nook Greenery Christmas Decor

Sideboard Garland with Magnolia Leaves and Blueberries

Living Room

And now, let’s take a look at the room that typically requires the lion’s share of my efforts — this year being no exception… the center of our home… the living room.

Christmas Decorating Ideas with Blue and Green and Gold

Sources: Bar Pendant Lights (antique nickel finish; paper shade) | Rope Bar Stools (sand; bar height) | Wingback Chairs | Teddy Bear Pillows | Tufted Leather Ottoman | Black frames w/ White Mats (SIMILAR) | Brass Beverage Tub | Green Glass Bottles & Decanters- At Home | Tree & Garland (Base); Costco | RugFireplace Screen

After using bold plaid last year, I loved it so much, I wanted to do something similar (but different) this year. I settled on a navy blue and green blackwatch plaid with deep gold accents, and here’s the result!

Blackwatch Plaid Christmas Color Scheme with Navy Blue, Green, and Gold Plaid

Oh, and looks like I fibbed — I actually have a few vessels loaded with ornaments on the bookshelves, too 😉 I had every intention of switching our pillows to incorporate plaid and deep green but before I switched out my fall pillows, I actually decided I loved how the softer sage green linen and cognac teddy bear looked with the richness of the tree. I added a pair of navy velvet pillows on the sofa and a faux fur on the loveseat and didn’t bring a single new pillow into the house this holiday! (I used an exclamation mark like I deserve an award for that, because I kinda feel like I do, haha)

Christmas Home Decor Ideas in the Living Room

Sources: Sofa & Loveseat (performance ivory linen) | Coffee Table | Large Wood Art | White Vase (on fireplace) | Sage Green Linen Pillows (24″) | Rug | Teddy Bear Throw Blanket | Coffee Table Wood Bead Garland | Stockings | Wingback Chairs | Teddy Bear Pillows | Tufted Leather Ottoman | Brass Beverage Tub | Green Glass Bottles & Decanters- At Home | Tree & Garland (Base); Costco |  Fireplace Screen

My collection of green glass bottles and decanters that used to be on top of the black cabinet in the former conversation room had made their way to the basement once the makeover project started. They made the perfect green “punch” my built-ins needed.

Pretty Blue and Green Plaid Christmas Color scheme

I already had these colored balls but just snagged a few more in quantity to add to the tree (all of the basic balls are from Hobby Lobby). I also ordered THESE green pears and used THIS Rub n Buff on them and transformed them to gilded fruit within minutes. They’re more discreet, but they’re there 😉 I used frosted gold berry branches and blueberry stems I already had in my arsenal but wanted to keep the glitter to a minimum.

Christmas Tree Color scheme -- Navy Blue, Gold and Green Plaid

For this year’s ribbon, I actually didn’t go too nuts 😉 I invested in THIS blackwatch plaid ribbon — the derivative of my inspiration — and then layered THIS navy and green plaid ribbon on top of THIS gold sheer ribbon, in curly q’s. The last “ribbon” I used was thick gold mesh, from Hobby Lobby, tucked in in single tufts throughout the tree. If you’re frustrated with ribbon, the mesh has a really organic, stiff, movement to it and is really easy to work with. It also gives great coverage while still letting the tree lights shine through! You can find something similar (may be the same??) on Amazon HERE.

Blackwatch Plaid, Navy Blue, Green and Gold Christmas Color Scheme

If you’ve never seen it, you can check out my full Christmas tree ribbon tutorial HERE. And, this year, I actually filmed an IGTV tree decorating video for Instagram, that you can find HERE.

Blue, green and gold christmas tree colors

Again, while I’ve caught her a couple of times getting a little too interested in the ornaments, by the time we set this tree up, Eliza already knew she wasn’t supposed to grab. Christmas toddler win!

Christmas Tree Decor with Ornament Balls and Mesh Ribbon

And, I love the matte packages against the shiny glass ornaments and twinkle lights!

Navy Blue, Green and Gold Christmas Tree and Christmas Home Decor

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I’ll be sharing a full mantel garland tutorial next week, so be on the lookout for that! I start with a basic strand and go from there — you can essentially create any look you want from a simple piece of greenery.

Classic Christmas Decor in the Living Room

How to Decorate a Stone Fireplace and mantel with Christmas Decor

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I mentioned no balls or votives on the coffee table — my alternative solution… a shallow bowl of kids Christmas books for the season, with a little jingle bell shaker 😉

Kid-Friendly Christmas Bowl of Classic Kids Books

Sources: Wood Bead Tassel Garland | Jingle Bell Stick (SIMILAR) | Shallow Wood Bowl (SIMILAR)

No matter what our theme is for the year, using creamy faux fur stockings has never steered us wrong!

Stone Fireplace Christmas Decor and Mantel Garland with Fur Stockings

Christmas Mantel Garland with Bells, Magnolia Leaves, and Blueberries

Over on the console table, I created a little forest of bottlebrush trees. There’s no rhyme or reason, just diversity in height and layering, front to back. And, while I didn’t feel comfortable leaving ornaments within arms reach on the tables, I had no problem with a big ‘ol bowl of pinecones 😉

Console Table Christmas Decor

Sources: Console Table | Lamp | Mirror | Vase | Vertical Art | Horizontal Art | Lidded Basket | Plant

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Bottlebrush Christmas Tree Forest on the Console Table

A look at our full 2020 #ChristmasVibes.

two Story Living Room Christmas decorating ideas

Sources: Sofa & Loveseat (performance ivory linen) | Coffee Table | Large Wood Art | White Vase (on fireplace) | Navy Velvet Pillows | Sage Green Linen Pillows (24″) | Wood Round Side Table | Seagrass Lidded Round Basket | Rug | Teddy Bear Throw Blanket | Coffee Table Wood Bead Garland | Stockings | Wingback Chairs | Teddy Bear Pillows | Tufted Leather Ottoman | Brass Beverage Tub | Green Glass Bottles & Decanters- At Home | Tree & Garland (Base); Costco |  Fireplace Screen

Master Bedroom

By the time I got to the bedroom, I’m not gonna lie, I had (semi) run out of steam. Not putting a tree up in here wasn’t an option because I look forward to laying in bed and watching tv with the glow of the lights each year. While there’s no garland or tabletop decor this year, I did repurpose and reimagine the color scheme.

Green and white christmas decor in the master bedroom

Sources: Bed | Bench | Rug | Chandelier | Belgian Flax Linen Quilt (white) | Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover & Euro Shams (white) | Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket | Ivory Mohair Throw Blanket | Green Velvet Pillows (SIMILAR) | Nightstands | Table Lamps | Sheets (700 TC)

Again, all pillows from my arsenal, collected over the past few years. If I use an ivory or beige on my white bed, I try to make it repeat — whether in a throw, blanket, or another layer — to make it look intentional.

Cozy Christmas Bedroom Decor

This color scheme was born out of the bedroom Christmas tree theme, which was the result of pulling together “leftovers” that weren’t used on other trees. I do this every year and just pair new outcasts together. This tree actually holds some of our nicest ornaments, though.

Christmas Tree in the Master Bedroom

Sources: Rug | Bird Print I | Bird Print II | Throw Blanket | White & Gold Boxes

I used some of the more olive green balls from Eliza’s room last year, and, to make it a little more special, incorporated some of the stars I used in her room, and have also collected over the years. While I hung star ornaments, I literally just wedged the larger stars — like the mirrored stars — into the branches, before decorating around them.

Green and Gold Christmas Tree Color Scheme

While this tree is totally different than anything I’ve done, I also didn’t purchase a single new thing for it — everything you see is from previous years, even the ribbon.

Green and Gold Christmas Tree with Stars

Master Bedroom Christmas Tree Color scheme

Master Bedroom Christmas Tree Decor

Nursery

Last year, I went crazy in Eliza’s nursery. Between the trees and the projects, I think I spent a week decorating her bedroom, alone. *No judgement* 😉 Because she’s more mobile and curious, these days — as I knew last year would be a one-off with an immobile baby — I didn’t go overboard in her room. I was actually pretty minimal… except when it came to her tree. 😉

Eliza has monarch butterflies in her room year-round and while far from traditional, I thought “how could would it be to have a bunch of butterflies, swarming up a tree? So, the butterfly garden Christmas tree was born.

Nursery Christmas Decor with Butterfly Theme

Sources: Cane Sided Crib | Floor Lamp | Macrame Crib Skirt | Brass Frames (16″x20″) | Rocking Chair | Sherpa Bear Rocker | Striped Crib Sheet | Antelope Print Pillow | Boho Rocking Chair PillowPouf | Sheepskin (SIMILAR) | Tassel Throw Blanket (Vanilla) | Song Lyrics (SIMILAR)

Not an ornament or typical tree trimming in sight, this tree was created 100% from florals, branches, and monarch butterflies.

Kids Christmas Bedroom with a Butterfly and Flower Christmas Tree

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If you saw my annual gift ideas — toddler edition… see? She loves her wings 😉

Kids Christmas Room Decor

More concentrated at the top, I started the florals at the peek and stuck them in, in a wrapping motion, moving around the tree, getting more spaced out as I made my way down the tree. I followed suit with the butterflies.

Butterfly Christmas Tree Theme

Butterfly Christmas Tree Decor

The wispy dandelions at the top are probably my favorite… because… how fun?!

Butterfly and Floral Christmas Tree Decor

I truly believe that while I love a good, traditional Christmas tree, I also appreciate the opportunity to get creative (if you’ve been here more than one Christmas, you know this!) and even if a theme isn’t shouting “holidays!” in the typical way, that a theme based on happiness is a good thing. I hope as Eliza gets older that she can brainstorm (and enjoy brainstorming) different ideas and that we can make it into a fun project to help her bring her vision to life. That is what I hope becomes a special tradition for the two of us.

Unique Christmas Decor Theme with Butterflies

And even though we didn’t do an overhaul like last year, there were still opportunities to bring a little bit of festiveness into the rest of the space.

Little Girl's Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas

Sources: Rug | Bookshelf | White Rope Baskets | Large Forest Art | Pom Pom Garland (SIMILAR) | Hedgehog Art | Rabbit Art | Jute Toy Basket | Sherpa Bear Rocker | Sheepskin (SIMILAR) | Blue Striped Pom Pom Pillow | Bears

 

Some pom pom garland with a little bottlebrush tree forest of her own — color coordinated, of course 😉

Easy Christmas Decor for Kids Bedrooms

And instead of a traditional Christmas wreath, I used my spring forsythia wreath and attached a few stray butterflies.

Unique Christmas Themes for Kids Bedrooms

Sources: Hamper | Raccoon Art Print | Mouse Art Print | Rabbit Art Print | Forsythia Wreath (SIMILAR) | Bells on Leather Strap (SIMILAR)

Last year, her framed animals got a few Santa hats; this year, they did also — but with little butterfly friends.

Santa hats on animal prints for kids Christmas decor

To do these, I Google “Santa Hat Outline Clipart” and “Butterfly Clipart”; I print them on cardstock and then break out the Crayola crayons and cut. That’s it. scissors, tape, crayons, and free clipart.

How to Make Kids Bedroom Art Ready for Christmas

We use THESE smart plugs for all our lights throughout the house and keep them all in a group called “Christmas Lights” so we can ask Alexa to turn on the “Christmas Lights” the whole house lights ups. Well, except for Eliza’s tree. Because she has a slightly different schedule, we have her tree set up outside of the “Christmas Lights” group — we just ask Alexa to “turn on Eliza’s tree” separately. You can order them on their own, all the way up to four-packs HERE; we ordered a few four-packs and it makes a cord-free lighting effort each day a breeze.

Christmas Nursery with Butterfly Christmas Decor

Sources: Cane Sided Crib | Floor Lamp | Macrame Crib Skirt | Brass Frames (16″x20″) | Rocking Chair | Sherpa Bear Rocker | Striped Crib Sheet | Antelope Print Pillow | Boho Rocking Chair PillowPouf | Sheepskin (SIMILAR) | Tassel Throw Blanket (Vanilla) | Song Lyrics (SIMILAR) | Rug | Rope Light Pendant | Dresser | Seagrass Storage Ottoman | Table Lamp | Curtain Rod | Curtain Rings | Curtains (Linen Weave Vanilla Bean – Privacy Lining) | Shades (Bali White, Cordless, Blackout Liner)

For those of you decorating early, I hope you enjoy your extra time with all the twinkle lights! For those of you who are still waiting, I hope you enjoy the rest of your fall and have a blast setting your decorations out this year. Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and I hope you’ll stay tuned, because we aren’t done yet! 😉 At any time this season, you can check out the “HOLIDAY” tab at the top of the page in the menu to see all the latest and long-time favs. If you’re craving more Christmas, you can visit my full Christmas project gallery HERE or take a look at some of these past favorites:

2020 Christmas Gift Ideas

Favorite Past Christmas Posts

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57 Comments

  1. 11.17.20
    Lisa Smith said:

    Everything looks so beautiful! I love it all especially Eliza’s tree❤️

    • 11.18.20

      Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to tour and for the kind note! Eliza’s tree was so much fun to do. It will be hard to take that one down after the holidays!

  2. 11.17.20
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    Wow! Once again, you have surpassed all expectations of fabulous Christmas decorating for the home. It is so hard to pick a favorite tree from your six. Each one is so beautiful! I am in love with your mantel and sideboard garland. You truly made magic with both! Most of all, Eliza’s sweet tree with all of the special room touches is simply spectacular.

    • 11.18.20

      Thanks, Gran Nan! This Christmas will be extra special for us, since you will be here to enjoy all of the specialness and magic that comes with the season. xoxo

  3. 11.17.20
    Linda Geary said:

    Kelly~ I always look forward to seeing your creativity every Christmas. Everything is simply beautiful and toddler friendly too. Enjoy a magical Christmas season with your sweet little one. XO Linda

    • 11.18.20

      Linda, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I so appreciate your kind note! We are already having a wonderful time with Eliza this year. Christmas will be incredibly special for us. I hope you have a wonderful and special season. Merry Christmas!

  4. 11.17.20

    Shut the front door!!!! Stunning!!! I love that Eliza’s tree is out of the ordinary…so pretty and creative. The blue and green colour combo is gorgeous.
    Your home looks so homey and gorgeous and everything Christmas should be!

    • 11.18.20

      Thank you so much for taking the tour and leaving this kind note! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas season! xoxo

  5. 11.17.20
    Elisabeth said:

    Gorgeous! (As ever) I am especially impressed by how spectacular your bedroom tree turned out, using all pre-existing ornaments!

    • 11.18.20

      Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your sweet note! I appreciate you making note that the bedroom tree was trimmed with the decorations I already have on hand. It’s one of my favorites! Merry Christmas!

  6. 11.17.20
    Annette Walsh said:

    So many beautiful Christmas ideas!

    • 11.18.20

      Annette, Thank you so much for visiting. I really appreciate your kind note! xoxo

  7. 11.17.20
    Reba Johnson said:

    KelleyNan, your holiday decor is an inspiration for so many of us to start decorating for Christmas! Your rooms are absolutely beautiful and festive! 🤗

    • 11.18.20

      Reba, Thank you so much for your sweet note! I say, decorate now so that you can fully enjoy the season. I think we all need some extra sparkle and magic this year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. 11.17.20
    Brenda Cullen said:

    Kelley all I can say is Wow!!! You have done it again and it is all so gorgeous!!!!! I LOVE how you collect over the years and repurpose from year to year in different rooms … gave me a bit of inspiration here as I have boxes of Christmas decor that I have collected over the years that I don’t always use but now I have new ideas on ways to use them again!!
    Once again I must tell you that your home is beautiful and looks so warm and inviting for the Christmas holidays. Eliza’s room is so adorable this year !! Merry Christmas to you and your family! What a blessing to have your mom there this year and that precious little girl in your lives❤️💕

    • 11.18.20

      Hi Brenda, Thank you, as always, for your sweet support! Christmas has always been a very special time for us. Part of the fun is unboxing those ornaments from the past and reflecting on past seasons. My mom is itching to get her tree decorated too. She has accumulated boxes and boxes of decorations through the years. I can definitely say that I get that from my mama! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas season. xoxo

  9. 11.17.20
    Kim said:

    Absolutely stunning, Kelley!! Every detail is perfect!!!

    • 11.18.20

      Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! I so appreciate you and your kind note. Merry Christmas! xoxo

  10. 11.17.20
    Heather said:

    Kelly Nan, you are the Queen of Christmas trees😁

    • 11.18.20

      Heather, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Your sweet compliment means the world to me! xoxo

  11. 11.17.20
    Tori said:

    Kelley!!! This is spectacular!!! I can’t handle how gorgeous everything is! I love all the different tree themes. Just Wow! WOW!
    Amazing job this year! Bravo

    • 11.18.20

      Tori, Thank you so much for your kind words! I thinks some of my planning started right after last year’s Christmas. It’s been fun decorating the trees and observing Eliza’s interest in the decor. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! xoxo

  12. 11.17.20
    Jennifer said:

    Just Fabulous Kelly and FULL of sensational holiday inspo! Thank you so much for sharing your talents and love for decorating! I used one of your ribbon tips on my tree this year and it added so much volume and body!

    • 11.18.20

      Jennifer, Thank you so much for your sweet support! I am so glad that my ribbon tips were useful to you. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and take time to enjoy the specialness of the season!

  13. 11.17.20
    KimberlyAnn said:

    You’ve inspired me…and there was no inspiration (or very little) until now, thank you! When I saw your Master Bedroom tree I fell in love…and I know the direction I want to go with this year! It may be more simplified than past years but will be lovely thanks to you sharing your Christmas joy. Thank you again my friend, blessings to you and your sweet family!

    • 11.18.20

      Kimberly Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your kind note! I am so happy to know that this has helped a bit in getting you into the spirit of things. I hope you enjoy your decorating and take some to soak in the magic of the season. Merry Christmas!

  14. 11.17.20
    Sherita said:

    I am speechless! I love your style!

    • 11.18.20

      Sherita, Thank you so much for your sweet note! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas!

  15. 11.17.20
    Cindy Bennett said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    Xoxo

    Cindy from SC

    • 11.18.20

      Cindy, Thank you so much for your sweet support. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

  16. 11.18.20
    Maggie said:

    Kelley, I’ve said it before but it bears repeating, especially this Christmas – your home is magnificent, your taste sublime and your decor the best of any of the many bloggers I follow. I am blown away with the sophistication and beauty and this is evidenced by how many pics I saved! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and trust me, there will be imitation at my home (and I bet many others too!). Thank you for sharing.

    • 11.18.20

      Maggie, Thank you so much for your sweet note! I am definitely flattered that you found some ideas to try. I hope you have fun decorating and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

  17. 11.18.20
    Angie said:

    Everything looks so beautiful, Kelley.

    • 11.18.20

      Angie, Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leaving your sweet note. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!

  18. 11.18.20
    Pamela said:

    One of the most beautiful homes I have seen for Christmas. I am in love with the blue plaid tree. Absolutely stunning. You have given me so much inspiration for my own home. Every space is magazine worthy. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • 11.18.20

      Pamela, I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and for your thoughtful note! I am flattered that you found some ideas to try. I hope you have fun decorating! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xoxo

  19. 11.18.20
    Carol Heartfelt Whimsies said:

    Incredibly beautiful and sooo inviting! You are a Christmas Fairy—each room is gorgeous! I hope you know how very much your inspiration is appreciated! And—I hereby present to you that “No New Pillow Award”!
    Merry Christmas, Kelley!

    • 11.18.20

      Carol, You are the sweetest supporter. Thank you so much! I especially appreciate you making note that not a single new pillow was purchased for this season. LOL You certainly know me well! I hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

  20. 11.18.20

    Your trees are always my favorite and I look forward to seeing what you create every year. So far, my fave has been a light blue tree with flowers you made (can’t remember the year) but the green tree in the bedroom might now be my favorite!

  21. 11.18.20
    Elizabeth Lawrence said:

    Kelley!! Everything looks so beautiful! I am loving this peaceful, elegant Christmas display. I’d never want to leave my house if I had this many lovely trees 🙂 Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!

    • 11.19.20

      Elizabeth, Thank you so much for taking the time to tour. I really appreciate your sweet and thoughtful note! I hope you have a wonderful and special season. Merry Christmas!

  22. 11.18.20
    Cecilia from Georgia said:

    Kelley, I enjoyed your tour on IG but this post really brings us into your home for an inside view. I appreciate how you put together a tour of your house and share helpful tips. The Santa hats with butterflies are adorable on the sweet animal prints. Now that you have your house decorated and knocked out a good portion of your shopping, enjoy the season with Liza and Dave and of course, Gran Nan! Happy Holidays!

    • 11.19.20

      Cecilia, Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time and for leaving this thoughtful and special note. Yes, we plan to begin putting our annual traditions into play to have some fun and to make new memories. I hope you have a wonderful and special season. Merry Christmas! xoxo

  23. 11.19.20
    Betty said:

    Your home is just beautiful. I love all the trees but especially love Eliza’s. I am thinking of how blessed you are this year. I look at Eliza and think how very precious she is and now having your mom living pretty close by doesn’t get much better than that. I know you have experienced loss as well. Thank you for always being a bright spot in my day. Also, just love the butterfly wings on Eliza. Many blessings to you and your family.

    • 11.19.20

      Betty, Thank you so much for your special note! Yes, we are so very blessed. The season is so special, but this year is going to be the best, I know. We will be enjoying our annual traditions and making new memories. I hope you do the same. I wish you a wonderful and special holiday season. Merry Christmas! xoxo

  24. 11.21.20
    Jazmin said:

    It’s all absolutely gorgeous! Christmas goals. I didn’t see a link to the garland on your fireplace. Does anyone see it? Thank you!

    • 11.22.20

      Hi Jazmin, Thank you so much for your kind note! The pre-lit garland is from Costco. I did launch a garland tutorial this morning that details how I embellished the garland with add ins. Similar embellishments can be found under “Shop My Instagram” on the blog. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  25. 11.22.20
    Nan Tarpinian said:

    I love, love, love your fabulous decorating style!! You are amazing. I so enjoyed your holiday home tour. It really got my creative juices flowing. Although, I could never come close to your amazing creativity. Again, I just LOVE your excellent taste in decorating and your beautiful home.
    Happy holidays.

    • 11.22.20

      Hi Nan, Thank you so much for your wonderful note. It has made my day! I am sure your Christmas home will be absolutely beautiful. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

  26. 11.22.20
    Cherie said:

    This is just stunning! Your original Christmas decor ideas are second to none! Just Magical!

    • 11.23.20

      Cherie, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! I really appreciate your kind note. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

  27. 12.4.20
    Diane said:

    I love your decorating style. Your fireplace is beautiful. Do you know where I can get the stone?

    • 12.7.20

      Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your sweet note. I’m sorry, but I do not know the name of the stone as it was provided by the builder.

  28. 4.6.21
    Ivory said:

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! And gorgeous!

    • 4.8.21

      Ivory, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your sweet note. Christmas 2021 will be here before we know it!

  29. 8.15.21
    Jean said:

    Kelley
    I found your site last week while visiting Ann Sutton’s “On Sutton Place”. She mentioned you in a post and I checked you out. I’m so GLAD I Did!!! You are a wonderful decorator, Love, Love the Christmas theme you have this year; especially, repurposing Christmas decor. We all tend to buy at the end of the season and boy it really stacks up in totes!!! That little Eliza is a beautiful baby and I know she will enjoy her Christmas butterfly tree. Who would have thought of that??? I love your down to earth attitude in regards to your decorating and I also love you like NICE things; mix it up some!!! I’m not sure what Christmas tree I like the best; I love all the BIG ornaments you have collected and the mirrored Stars you have on one tree. Last week I checked your kitchen and bathroom remodel; they are beautiful and can hardly wait for you to show us the finished post, I hope I haven’t missed it since I just found your blog???? Have a Merry Christmas Kelley, Dave, and Eliza!!!
    your friend,
    jean

    • 8.16.21

      Jean, Thank you so much for your kind note! I am very thankful that you found me through Ann. She is a gem! The wheels are already turning in my head on the planning for this year’s Christmas look, so please stay tuned. I appreciate your well wishes and sweet comments. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

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