Holiday Open House-Pam from Simple Details

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Holiday Open House home tour series.  I’ve been sick this past week and my decorating has ground to a halt.  I have our smaller Christmas trees up in the kids’ rooms, the kitchen, and the laundry room, but I don’t have our big tree up in the living room yet–can you believe it?!  So all of this Christmas inspiration is coming at exactly the right time!

Today we’re welcoming one of my very favorite bloggers, Pam from Simple Details.  She’s got a great eclectic style and sense of color and pattern, especially when it comes to IKEA pillows (we have the same awesome black and white ones that go anywhere and everywhere) and golden retrievers!  Prepare to be impressed–here’s Pam:

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Hi friends, I’m Pam from Simple Details, and absolutely delighted to be joining
 my favorite girls from 11 Magnolia Lane in their Holiday Open House this year!
They’ve brought together an amazing group of talented ladies, and I’m so honored to
 be included with them!

 

Welcome to our home, for our Christmas decor this year I used mostly what I had from
 previous years, but switched it all up and brought in some fun colors, pink and green,
 for a fresh look.

 

Our front porch…

 

 

Our entry…

 

 

Earlier this year I gave our entry some pizazz with this stencil that
looks like the popular pricey wallpaper.

 

 

our living room…

 

 

So you guys know I LOVE Craigslist, that’s my hutch I made over, and the
coffee table I scored in the summer, and my $10 garage sale chair I rescued.
I gave my old wreath a big update ~ three pink bulbs. 🙂

 

 

 

I bought a couple great textured pillows when this stylish blogger offered them
for sale on her blog one day, and mixed in others I already had.
I stole the tree stump from Detail Boy’s room, and he wants it back.

 

 

The white campaign dresser, another Craigslist find works perfectly for a bar
during the holidays. Do you remember the mirror from the One Room Challenge
bedroom? Well, we decided it was more my taste than hers and guess what?
I love it! Can you have too many mirrors, I’m sure I’m over doing it.

 

 

I found ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails’ napkins, after I decided
 on the theme for my girlfriend party, and sent out these fun invites,
and they were pink!

 

 

My DIY framed batik fabric miraculously tied in with my lively pink and green,
I really had no idea how I was going to make those work with Christmas decor.
One little Target pillow did it!

 

 

our dining room…

 

 

I’ve seen all those popular striped candles lately and was just about ready to diy some
with spray paint when I remembered this striped wrapping paper I had, done!
 It was just what those traditional candlesticks needed.

 

The poinsettia pillow was a Pottery Barn Knock Off a couple years ago.

 

 

our christmas tree…

 

 

I’ve always loved flocked trees, and we’re so happy with this one from Walmart!

 

 

our family room and our girl, Rio…

 

 

To give us a fresh look I bought pink and green ornaments and made new
pillows, have I ever mentioned how much I love our neutral background?

 

 

I had completely forgotten, last year I bought fur to make us new stockings but it never
 made it to the top of my list, this year it did! Do you guys know that Home Depot has
a Black Friday deal every year – that 22″ wreath – $5, and 15′ of garland – $5!

 

Mark your calendars for next November so you don’t forget!

 

 

our kitchen…

 

 

Can I tell you how much I enjoy my bright white kitchen since the
One Room Challenge makeover earlier this year! A lot!

 

When I was doing the ORC I considered getting rid of our chalkboard because it
didn’t seem too chic and fresh, but I decided to keep and I’m so glad I went with my gut
 on that one, it’s always fun to have a message on it.

 

 

I thought my Grandma’s vintage ornaments would be safe and cute on this
covered cake plate.

 

 

I’m still loving our Formica Calacatta Marble countertop.

 

 

 

I gave my planter head guy some festive evergreens and pine cones,
he’s from Homegoods, check in the spring in the garden section.
My glass jar from a friend is filled with gold and silver bells.

 

 

 our bathroom…

 

 

Last but not least, our bathroom that got a new coat of dark charcoal paint recently.
I had to show you this cool arrangement a friend brought me, the stems are
going through the decorative balls and how fun is the bow out of greenery?

 

 

Wow, that was one wordy Christmas tour!

 

If you’d like to check out last year’s Christmas tour I think it’s all pics with nary a word! 🙂
  Here.

 

When you have a sec I’d love you to stop over at Simple Details and say hi.

 

If you’d like, check out my Instagram here.
Wishing all of you the Merriest Christmas with your families!!

 

xoxo, Pam

 

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Thanks so much, Pam.  That was absolutely amazing–inspiration for days!  Y’all definitely need to visit her blog for more great ideas…and she was also featured on our spring home tour {here}.

 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

Here is the Open House series line up~
December 5th~ Emily from 11 Gables
December 17th~ Krystine Edwards
December 18–Pretty Preppy Party
December 19–Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane
December 20–Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane
XO,

 

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Comments

  1. Pam’s home is a stunner!!!….The most gorgeous vignettes and rooms!…I so love her style and creativity!…Exquisiteness in every corner and detail…love this tour!

  2. love your rooms…and we have things in common. Golden Retriever helper. Yellow walls. Touches of black. And large mirrors. We will become friends quickly!
    Sheila

  3. Pam, you constantly amaze me! Your home is gorgeous anyway but the Christmas decor is stunning. Love the touches of pink and green! I’m really not a pink person but I’m liking it more and more. 🙂 I so wish I had just a bit of your talent!

    xo
    Pat

  4. Beautiful home! I especially love how you decorated with pink in your Christmas decor.

  5. Wow, everything is absolutely gorgeous!

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