November 28, 2017

Our Classic Christmas Dining & Living Room

Good morning! I am continuing to share a few rooms decorated for Christmas before it is my turn to share at Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday HouseWalk on Friday. Have you been following along on the HouseWalk? This is always my very favorite blogging week of the year! For today's portion of my home tour we are in our living and dining room areas. It's always difficult to figure out what to call these spaces because of our open floor plan. If you are new here, our house is a typical 1950's split level that we knocked down many walls in to suit our family better.
I use the term "dining room" super loosely because we are not a formal dining room sort of family. This is our everything table - family dinner, homework, craft projects, puzzles, gift wrapping - no formal place settings here.


The Christmas Tree Farm theme has become a classic for us. Several years ago, I painted the signs that are hanging over the mantel this year. They find their way into our holiday decor each year. As a blogger, I really do enjoy playing with new styles of holiday decor. This year I experimented with more bronzes and warm tones in our family room and I am loving it. I will be sharing that in the HouseWalk on Friday. But up here, it is all our traditional and collected items. This space is the heart of Christmas for our family this year.
This is the tree where our mish-mosh of family ornaments landed this year. I went with a sort of fair isle sweater vibe in here. The red and white tree ribbon is from Target.
I added a mix of plaids and knit pillows in the window seat. I would love to put our tree in front of this big front window because it would look great from the street all lit up at night. But, that doesn't really work for the floor plan in this space so it is in the corner of the room this year.
Our farmhouse hutch holds my collection of Christmas cookbooks and a few favorite momentos. And  of course - a necessary staple for the holiday  - our Bose speaker to listen to Christmas music.

We added these DIY shelves last year and I always enjoy styling them for the seasons.
I added a piece of garland to our lantern light chandelier and it made such a difference. I love small touches like that!
If you didn't get a chance to see the other side of this space, you can see our kitchen Christmas decor HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Until next time - when we head upstairs to check out our master bedroom.

Sources:
Lantern Light over Table- Wayfair
Red and cream check window panels- Christmas Tree Shops
Check Cushions on stools - Christmas Tree Shops
Barstools-Wayfair

22 comments:

  1. I just love all the attention to the little details you add! Such a warm and cozy home! I'm enjoying the tour....keep the ideas coming!

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    1. Oh, I am so glad to hear you are finding ideas. Thank you!!

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  2. Love all the color and I especially love how your decorated the light. I have been playing around with things to add to my kitchen lanterns. I smiled at the little peek of a tail in the one photo...Beautiful space!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks Shelley! I thought someone might spy that piece of a golden in that picture. :) I feel bad waking them up to move when I take pictures. They are so spoiled. lol.

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  3. I love your house so much! I have been following your blog for several years and always look to it for inspiration! Your attention to detail is amazing and the spaces you create are so cozy and inviting! Your Christmas decor this year is no exception!

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    1. Thanks so much, Missy:) I really appreciate your comment because this year, especially, I wasn't quite sure I had another original idea in me. lol. Thanks for following along!!

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  4. Love your chandelier. The DIY shelves looks so fun and festive. And yes, a golden is never far!

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    1. Thank you! HaHa, your are right. There is always a golden near in our home. :)

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  5. I love your new bar stools! Would you mind sharing where you got the cushions for them?

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  6. I'm new to your site but love everything so far. Looking forward to more.😁

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit! I hope you will return.

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  7. Just, wow! It's like the 12 days of Christmas over here waiting to see what beauty you come up with next. You are the queen of decking halls! :)

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  8. Your home is so cozy and warm! I too am a lover of goldens. Absolutely love your blog! I am wondering where you found those red and cream plaid drapes in your family room. Would you mind sharing? Thanks.

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    1. Thanks so much, Marsha! The curtain panels are from Christmas Tree Shops. I checked online and can't find them on their website. I purchased mine in store.

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  9. Courtney you never disappoint. Your decor is gorgeous. Happy Decorating.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  10. Cozy, charming, and whimsical...I love it all!

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  11. What do you use to hang the wreaths on the windows? I LOVE that look! I have a big picture window that would be perfect for that!

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    1. Thank you! I use large suction cups (from the holiday department at Target) to hold my wreaths on the windows.

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  12. I really love your design I am gonna try them for sure, nice, color-full and creative one.
    Illustrator Vector Art

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