Happy December, my wonderful friends! Oh, my goodness… December!!! This year went by really fast but overall it was a good year. I try to keep my feet grounded and enjoy what’s happening at this moment (after all, the present is all we have – the past doesn’t come back and the future hasn’t arrived yet :)) but I must say that I am really excited for 2020. I remember growing up and talking about how the world would be in 2020. It seemed so far away and we imagined everything being more futuristic, ultra-modern… I am sounding so old right now, right?! But I am sure you can relate if you grew up in the 90s. One thing is certain, I am glad that the world didn’t change that much and cars aren’t flying yet! 🙂
As we enter the last month of the year and the magic of Christmas starts to fill every corner of our home with hope, I feel extra blessed to be able to share yet another post with each and every one of you. Having this blog is truly a blessing in my life and being able to share the many beautiful homes such as this one is no different.
If you’ve read the blog for quite some time you might remember seeing @chrissymarieblog ‘s home featured on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series during this past summer and I had to invite her to be featured in this special “Christmas Edition” due that post’s huge success. I was so glad to know that you guys loved her home as much as I did. Seeing your positive reaction to the house tours always makes me happy! In fact, if you want to see all the important sources such as paint colors, flooring, lighting and see many other rooms that aren’t shown in this post, make sure to see Chrissy’s first “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” feature. Chrissy shared all of the details there!
Here, Chrissy shares more about how she likes to decorate her home for Christmas:
“I am so honored to be on Luciane’s blog a second time! It is still a pinch me moment that she is so welcoming of my home and I am honored to share it with her readers!
Last year, just before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, we had major water damage to our home that caused destruction in most of the rooms on the first two levels. We were forced to move out immediately. We were out of the house until February with what was left of our belongings in storage while we had reconstruction done! For any family this would be a difficulty, and for our family of six it was the major disruption.
So this year, I wanted to make our Christmas time here extra special and decorate to the max. As a family, we learned the hard lesson of how important it is to be grateful each day- even to have a home to decorate. But ifs never about the things, or the house, or the decor. It’s about the people who live inside my home with me, and I want to make this season extra special for them!
I will be sharing my home on my own blog as well this week and throughout December. I will be doing a few live tours on Instagram as well. The garland above my fireplace and the greenery above my sons bedroom has instructions on my blog, if you’re interested in making them yourself! Luciane’s blog has been a major source of inspiration in my own home, and I am so grateful for her.
Before you fall in love with Chrissy’s home and her gorgeous Christmas decor, I am sure you will fall in love with “Zion”. Isn’t he adorable? That face makes me want to give him a big hug! 🙂
Evergreen Buckets: McGee & co.
Doormat: Merry + Bright Holiday Doormat.
Checkered Indoor/Outdoor Rug: McGee & co.
Wreaths: Faux Pine Needle Wreath.
“I love the pop of green against crisp white, and since so much of my home is already white I used a lot of greenery!” – Chrissy.
Rug: Blue Jacquard Woven Rug.
“Our home is also decorated with a lot of navy throughout, so I continued to use navy in the Christmas decor. I love a very small pop of red too!”
The window wreath is from Pottery Barn Kids (discontinued).
Foyers feel extra welcomed with a Christmas tree at this time of the year.
Faux Fur Tree Skirt: here – similar.
Wood Ornaments from Target the sugar paper line.
Wooden Garland: here – similar.
Counterstools: Serena and Lily.
Rattan Armchair: Serena & Lily.
A boxwood garland accentuates the kitchen window. What a beautiful and simple idea!
Kitchen faucet is by Moen.
Backsplash: Beveled subway tile – similar here.
Cabinet Hardware: Amerock.
A festive yet casual breakfast room is located between the kitchen and the living room.
Host Dining Chairs: Serena & Lily.
Side Dining Chairs: here.
Chandelier:Jarrod light small from Arteriors.
Rug: Serena and Lily.
Burlap Tree: here – similar.
The kitchen opens to a comfy living room with a family-ready sofa sectional.
Coffee Table: Serena & Lily.
Pillows: Serena & Lily.
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Paint color is “Sherwin Williams Extra White”.
This gorgeous and inspiring DIY Faux Garland tutorial can be found on Chrissy’s blog. 🙂
LED Pillar Candle White: Target.
Chrissy added navy velvet ribbons on both sides of the garlands. Classic and elegant!
Sometimes, all you need to do to feel the magic of Christmas is slowing down and seizing the moment.
I love Chrissy’s Christmas tree because it doesn’t feel overwhelming nor overly decorated. It’s just perfect!
Christmas Tree: National Tree 7.5 Foot Dunhill Fir Tree with 750 Clear Lights – Other Beautiful Trees: here (Best Seller!), here, here & here.
Teak Step Stool: Serena & Lily.
Star Tree Topper: McGee & Co.
Wooden Beads: here.
Wooden Stars: McGee.
The fireplace is flaked by custom cabinets with black matte knobs. Cabinetry and trim paint color is Extra White by Sherwin Williams.
Table Lamp: Serena & Lily.
This is the talented Chrissy of “Chrissy Marie Blog”. She is a sweetheart and I really hope you guys are enjoying seeing her beautiful home! 🙂
Rug is Pottery Barn.
A simple Magnolia wreath transformed the look of this coffee table by Serena & Lily.
In this living room, a pair of swivel chairs complement the large “fits-the-entire-family” sectional.
Accent Chair Pillows: Serena & Lily.
The entire living room is clad in Shiplap. Flooring is White Oak.
White with Gold Wrapping Paper: Target.
How cheerful is this kid’s bedroom, right? I love the classic combination of black spindle bed (can’t go wrong with that!) with the Christmas bedding.
Decor above bed: DIY by the homeowner (more details on her blog).
Bed: Crate & Barrel.
Christmas Bedding: Pottery Barn.
Buffalo Check Plaid Pillow: Pottery Barn.
Rug: West Elm.
Chrissy’s bedroom feels airy and calming. This is type of space that you can practically feel any stress melting away the moment you step in…
Rug: Serena and Lily – Best seller!
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Walls are Ice Cube by Sherwin Williams. I love this color!
Curtains: Pottery Barn.
A simple wreath, placed behind a white canopy bed, brings a Christmassy feel to this inspiring master bedroom.
Photography: Jaimi Bailey Photography.
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