Holiday Open House–Sarah from Life on Virginia Street

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11 ML button Holiday Home Tour


We’re back today with the Holiday Open House and today’s guest is Sarah from Life on Virginia Street. Sarah has a beautiful home and as you will see she is terrifically talented at decorating it, we are thrilled that she is here today to share her holiday decor!




Hello 11 Magnolia Lane readers! I’m Sarah from Life On Virginia Street and I’m so excited to be here today for the 11 Magnolia Lane Holiday Open House party! I have loved reading every post so far and I’m excited for those upcoming on the tour!

Today I wanted to share a peek into our home all dressed up for Christmas!

This year, I opted to decorate with traditional Christmas colors and also threw in a lot of plaid and a lot of deer! However, we are traveling this year for the holidays, so I didn’t go overboard in any one room. I wanted to be able to return home and not dread a several day tear-down process. Sometimes, simplicity wins!

In the entryway, I kept things simple by hanging some garland and adding a festive pillow to our regular decor.


Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Entryway Chair

Walking down the hallway, I added a large canvas with the Doxology printed on it and added a nativity scene and ‘O Holy Night’ print to the console table. I hung two lighted wreaths on the doors that lead to our courtyard for a little added holiday sparkle at night! White lights just make my heart go pitter patter!


Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Entryway Hallway View

In the living room, I removed our usual blue and green toned decor and swapped it out for ruby reds, brown and plaid! I love how festive the space feels.

Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Living Room Mantle
Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Living Room

DIY Christmas Card Holder in Living Room


The dining room decor was fairly simple as well. I pulled out an old rug from storage, added a plaid table runner and made a simple centerpiece for the table with greenery and ornaments. A few accessories later on the barcart and buffet table, as well as a boxwood wreath on the mirror, and I called it done!



Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Dining Room

Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Dining Room DetailsChristmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Bar Cart Details

We placed the Christmas tree in my office. You can see in this room, I veered away from the traditional red and green and stuck with our usual blue and green decor scheme. The office is the only room on our main level with a street-facing window, and I love nothing more than seeing the glow of our tree when I pull up to our house after a long day at work!


Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Office

Christmas 2014 Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street - Office at Night

I would love for you to stop by my blog to check out my full Christmas Tour! Not only am I sharing some more photos and additional spaces in our home, but I have sources for a lot of items listed for those interested. Thanks again to the lovely ladies of 11 Magnolia Lane for having me over and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!


Doesn’t her house look so festive and pretty? Thank you Sarah for sharing it with us today, be sure to visit her blog to see more of her beautiful home and a source list for her decor items {I need to learn more about those plaid pillows, how cute are they?}.


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



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Thanks for stopping by! We’ll be back tomorrow with even more holiday inspiration~


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  1. Sarah….your home dressed for the holidays is simply exquisite….I so love your style …. and crushing on your gorgeous office tree!…Love how you simply added the reds and greens and plaids to make your living room so festive and simply elegant!…Another great feature on the tour ladies!!!

  2. I love your mix of modern with some simple traditional touches as well. The dining room is breathtaking!!!!!!


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