Holiday Home Tour 2014

Welcome to our holiday home tour!  If this is your first time stopping by, my name is Courtney and I live with my husband, 3 boys and 2 golden retrievers in a split level home that we have completely renovated ourselves in NJ.  We love spending time in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY and much of our rustic lodge Christmas decor reflects that.  There is a fire in the fireplace and the hot chocolate is ready, come on in...
Just inside our front door is a small entryway.  (I wrote individual holiday posts about most of the rooms on this tour so click on the links for more pictures and sources.)
Red bookcase from Target in a rustic Christmas entryway-www.goldenboysandme.com
  The french doors off the entryway lead to our family room.   The stone fireplace in this room makes it the coziest spot in our home.
This year, our Christmas mantel is a mix of rustic and traditional with a round mirror, birch logs, antlers and some mercury glass votives mixed in for some sparkle and shine.
For our most recent project, we added some planking to this family room wall and created a winter themed gallery wall.  
Winter theme planked gallery wall in rustic Christmas family room-www.goldenboysandme.com
Winter theme planked gallery wall in rustic Christmas family room-www.goldenboysandme.com
Rustic lodge style family room with Pottery Barn style wall unit with Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
Next, let's head upstairs to the kitchen, the heart of our home, especially at Christmas.
Christmas decor in kitchen with DIY mantel hood and candle chandelier over island-www.goldenboyandme.com
Holiday decor in kitchen-www.goldenboysandme.com
Chandelier with garland and mercury glass ornaments-www.goldenboysandme.com
I added some garland and mercury glass ornaments to the chandelier in our dining area.
Pottery Barn artisinal candle sconces with Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
Kitchen Christmas tree with Sur La Table ornaments-www.goldenboysandme.com
I made the cookie cutter wreath hanging over this sink and wrote a tutorial about how I did it.
Christmas kitchen with farm sink-www.goldenboysandme.comCandle chandelier over kitchen island-www.goldenboysandme.com
Our living room and kitchen are now one open space after removing a couple of walls.  This seems to be the place everyone ends up gathering in our home.
Christmas living room with Ikea Stocksund chair, striped drapes and Ikea hack Hemnes coffee table-www.goldenboysandme.com
aux fireplace with birch and noble fir Christmas tree-www.goldenboysandme.com
DIY snow globe made with glass cookie jar-www.goldenboysandme.com
Red and white Christmas pillows in window seat and on Ikea Stocksund chair-www.goldenboysandme.com
Casual living room with striped drapes and Ikea slipcovered furniture with faux fireplace and Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
Olive bucket with greenery and antlers fro Christmas-www.goldenboysandme.com
Farm style hutch with DIY painted tree farm signs-www.goldenboysandme.com
Desk with window pane mirror and boxwood wreath and boxwood topiaries-www.goldenboysandme.com
Upstairs in our master bedroom and bathroom, we also like to decorate for the holidays.   
DIY master bathroom with pedestal tub with Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
Window seat in master bedroom with Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
 Outside, we have already had our first snow of the season, which always adds to the Christmas spirit.
Joy sign made from pallet wood for outdoor Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
Split level Christmas home in the snow-www.goldenboysandme.com
Our dog, Forrest, stands watch in the front yard in his plaid fleece jacket.
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Happy Holidays to you from our family!

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44 comments:

  1. What a beautifully festive home! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting! Happy Holidays!!

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    2. I Love your holiday decor, could you please tell me where you got your adorable plaid mittens and ice skates or did you make them? I think I'm obsessed!

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  2. Your home looks beautiful - very cosy and inviting. And your goldie is so handsome - I wish mine would wear a cute winter coat but I think they'd eat them!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words about our home! I know what you mean about the goldens because we have 2 and I could only put the coat on my older dog. My younger golden would just bite at it. Happy Holidays!!

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  3. omg, LOVE your home, thanks for sharing......will be adding you to my favorites !!!

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you so much for stopping by and especially for adding me to your favorites!! Have a great day. Courtney

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  4. Seeing your home always makes me so happy! Beautiful job on everything Courtney!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to see my tour, Shelley!

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  5. Your home looks gorgeous! So cozy and I love all the little details you added!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words about our home, Hayley!

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  6. All I can say is Wow! Your home looks amazing.
    MyHeartLivesHere

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit. I just stopped by to take your tour and I just love your home too. Happy Holidays!!

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  7. Wow and wow! Your tour is so beautiful Courtney! I love your cozy style and all the red! Your couch looks cozy enough to settle in with a good book! Would be so thrilled to have you share this with us at our link up on Thursday please :) Have a great week!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Kendra! Our couch is very cozy, so much so that I have wanted to replace it with something smaller and my family completely vetoed me…and they never really care what I do in our house design wise. I will be happy to link up on Thursday. Thanks for the invite. Happy Holidays!

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  8. Your home is lovely with so many pretty and festive details.I chose a simple cozy cabin theme this year and have an olive bucket filled with birch, evergreen and globe lights, similar to yours. Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit. Your simple cozy cabin theme sounds perfect! I love the simplicity of the greens and birch in the olive bucket. Happy Holidays!

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  9. You have one of the prettiest homes in blogland. You have outdone yourself! It all looks so festive and fun! Beautiful job! Love to have you come visit me, sometime:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Robin. I really appreciate your compliment about our home because it has been such a labor of love for us :) I will be stopping by to see your home very soon!
      Courtney

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  10. Your home is gorgeous and looks like it should be on the front of a magazine! And your precious Forest, he should be made into a Christmas card :) Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela! Forest just loves to have his picture taken (and that photo did make it onto our Christmas card!). I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas too!

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  11. Courtney, you have outdone yourself! Every detail is amazing! Congrats on being party of the Jen Rizzo Holiday Housewalk-you earned it! Forrest is beautiful, gotta love those Goldens! Michelle @ Dandelion Patina

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit, Michelle. And for your kind words about our home. You can link your home up to the housework too!! Happy Holidays :)

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  12. Your home is so festive, warm, and inviting with all of the holiday touches! I love the plaid and checked fabrics and blankets and the trees full of ornaments. Your home is lovely!

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  13. Your home is beautiful! The colors and all the details are fabulous, and your photographs are stunning! =)

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    1. Thank you, Bethany! For the compliments on our home and for the visit. Happy Holidays!

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  14. your home looks gorgeous in the snow and LOVE that red deer!

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    1. Thank you, Cassie! The red deer was a HomeGoods find a couple of years back.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Jennifer! You made my day because I love your style so much.

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  16. Your home is gorgeous, Courtney. I loved looking at everything you've done. I'm taking some ideas with me for my home. :) Have a Merry Christmas!!

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  17. I am so bummed cause alot of your pictures aren't loading for me. I tried first to go to the kitchen tour and just about 4 or 5 pics loaded. So, I thought I would try this tour and it isn't loading either. I will try again:(

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    1. Sorry you had a problem, Pinky. Hope you can stop by again.

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  18. what a beautiful holiday home. i love all the fun details that you added...even in your bathroom. how fun. merry christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Laura!! Happy Holidays!

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  19. Love, love, love! I wouldn't be surprised if they pick you for next year!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Luisa! Happy Holidays!!

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  20. Courtney,
    Oh how I love your festive home (all the plaid and vintage goodies are my fav). I would love to have you come by and share your tour at my Show and Share party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and the invite to link up, Linda! I am happy to share over at your party. Happy Holidays!

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  21. Your home is gorgeous! So warm and cozy and full of beautiful details!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous Courtney- I love all the hits of red and white. So perfect for the holidays! I hope you and your family enjoyed an amazing Christmas together:-)

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