Welcome to another day of holiday decor! Our Holiday Home Tour continues today (see yesterday’s post for all the direct links here) but today we were invited by our friend Tammy at Pink Peppermint Design to join in her holiday kitchen tour. So we’re breaking from the tour today so I can jump in to show off our new kitchen all dressed up for the holidays.
If you are coming over from Follow The Yellow Brick Home, welcome! I have shown other areas of our new home since we moved this house in last summer, but this is the first time I have photographed the kitchen. While I love pretty much everything about our new house, we have plans to make this kitchen truly feel like ours in the future (it will be a work in progress as our budget permits), in the meantime we used standard builder finishes to tide us over until we can start the customization we hope to do down the road.
We are so thrilled to be living in this home, last year at this time we were UN-decorating for the holidays so we could prepare to move right after Christmas. So decorating it for the holidays has been even more fun this year. I’ll be back to close out our Holiday Tour of Homes with my full tour this coming Sunday (Christy kicked us off with her home tour on Monday, see that here if you missed it) when I’ll show a full tour of our new home all decorated for the holidays.
I recently added these new kitchen stools. After what I can only call an ardous search, literally it took me years to commit to new barstools, I finally ordered some new ones. These are definitely winners, and they are currently 40% off. I love how they break up the white and steel finishes in our kitchen with a bit of beachy rusticness. Is that a thing? I guess I am making it one!
I added these inexpensive wreaths from Trader Joe’s to the back of the stools with some ribbon to make them even more fun. I don’t typically use a lot of red in my decorating, but white kitchens with pops of red are so festive. It just seemed like the right thing to do in this space for this year.
Adjacent to our kitchen, our breakfast room is our main dining area and we use it all the time. We do have a separate dining room, but right now it is storing all my bins of Christmas decor! It’s definitely not ready for its debut, but since we eat all our meals at this table this seemed like the perfect point to try out some Christmas placesettings. We’ll be hosting this year, so I am always trying new fun mixes with my different china collections. I have an entire set of Lenox Christmas china that was gifted from my mother-in-law, so I don’t want it to go to waste.
On Christmas I’ll use my good china, but for this table I stuck to red and white and added a few pops of gold. This casual tablescape will probably reappear for Christmas breakfast. The pretty red floral plates are among my favorites, they came from HomeGoods last year, other sources are below.
The back of our home faces a lake, but the trees on the shore block much of our view during the summer. At this time of year we make the best of the gorgeous water views outside these windows, so this table is truly where we spend much of our time during the winter.
Our future kitchen plans include adding walls of cabinets and shelves at the end of this table (where the gray hutch is currently), until that happens one of my best investments has been this set of inexpensive shelves.
Not only are these shelves fun to style for each season, but they add great storage for all my dish overflow. This set of shelves are a great solution if you are short on storage.
Across the kitchen we have our coffee station. As soon as it gets cold, my kids start looking for hot chocolate so I tucked some fixings into a corner next to our coffee makers. Yes, we have two. We’re very serious about our coffee around here!
Thank you for touring our new kitchen, it’s starting to truly fee like home here! The next stop on the tour is my friend Andrea at Life on Cedar Lane, her kitchen is truly dreamy (it’s pretty much what my kitchen wants to be when it grows up!) I know you will love it.
Here are all the beautiful kitchens on the tour this week~
We’ll be back with more of our Holiday Tour of Homes tomorrow! Have a lovely day.
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