I feel a bit behind not posting any holiday photos until now, we’re usually done decorating around Thanksgiving but this year has just been different all around. Today I have some photos to share of our foyer and living room, which are the two spaces that I have finished decorating for Christmas.
Since this is our first year in this home for the holidays, decorating felt a bit different. Something about this home seemed to call for less decor, maybe it’s that the layout of the spaces are different and that it is more traditional in feel but I let that determine how I decorated. I think our home has a festive but simple feel this year.
Also, much more to come about our entire renovation but here’s a first look at our elevator shaft turned entertaining bar! Sometimes I call it a butler’s pantry, but it does have a bar vibe with the beverage fridge in it. I really love how it came out!
I took a ton of photos and I included all the sources at the bottom of the post. We did have a bit of a challenge figuring out how to fit in a Christmas tree in our living room, it’s a long narrow space and it took some rearranging but overall I like how it came together so everything would fit comfortably.
I purchased a new tree for this room this year (this one here), and I used many of our sentimental ornaments to decorate it. For years I have focused on colors and adding holiday sparkle on our Christmas tree but this year I wanted more nostalgia and tradition. I did mix in these sparkling ornaments and these battery candles along with the ornaments we’ve collected over the years.
Our foyer tree is a 9′ King of Christmas flocked tree, it works great in the two story space. In here I did use a lot of sparkle, lights and ribbon to fill up the tree.
One thing that drew me to this home was that it had a formal entry with a traditional staircase, something we didn’t have in our last home that had a more contemporary floor plan. This tree welcomes guests as soon as they arrive at our home.
For this year, I used a fresh garland on the stairs but I will probably invest in something fuller next year. I wanted to add some fresh greenery somewhere, this seemed like a good spot. I found the gorgeous cream velvet ribbon at Lucketts holiday house this year, it didn’t go as far as I’d hoped (especially for the price!) but I still think it’s beautiful.
These bells hang on our staircase each Christmas, my daughter carried them in a December wedding as a flower girl when she was three.
We’ve had contractors in our kitchen again this week putting on the (almost) finishing touches. I am really looking forward to sharing the room and have some ideas about how I’d like to decorate it now that most of the work is close to complete. It’s been an interesting experience but overall, our new kitchen is a dream. I look forward to sharing more soon!
In the meantime, thank you for taking time to share in our holiday home. We truly appreciate each of you!
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What a beautiful home you’re creating. It looks so warm and inviting.
I’d love to know the colour of the paint on your living room walls? Thanks.
Thank you! The color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, we have it through most of our home. Merry Christmas!
Pat Rutledge says
Everything looks so beautiful! I especially love the tree in the living room! It looks so “homey” and full of nostalgia. The tree in the entry is stunning! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year!
Thank you so much! You are too kind, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well and a fantastic year ahead!
Shirley @Housepitality Designs says
It’s all so very beautiful Amy.!!🎄
Merry Christmas! ✨