I am so excited to be joining with a fabulous group of bloggers to bring you 12 days of Holiday homes! Thank you Lynch Creek Farms for sponsoring this post, and 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of style for hosting the tour! If you are just joining me from Kellyelko.com, welcome to my home! I joined Magnolia lane last year for their tour and I have made so many changes to my home since then! **this post contains affiliate links***
The photo above is actually from the Christmas 2015 tour (you can see that HERE), I didn’t do much with my porch this year and I love this photo so much I thought I’d throw it in again. I have been making a few updates (while my house is currently on the market, crazy I know). With everything I’ve had going on, plus adding my client Christmas decor into the mix, I ran out of steam. I didn’t to half as much with my Christmas decor as I have in years past, I’m not disappointed at all though! Step inside and lets take a look around!
This year I chose to use fresh garland from our sponsor Lynch Creek Farms this is their premium garland, it is stunning! I added a little seeded eucalyptus and some ribbon to create a simple yet elegant look, plus my house smells AMAZING!
I switched things up quite a bit over last years look by keeping it light and white. The fur throw adds some warmth to the space and the feather trees soften things up a bit. The mirror was borrowed from the office and the candlesticks are from last years table setting. I created the floral arrangement using floral picks from the mantle last year and adding them to my ginger jar. By shopping my home a little I was able to completely change my look without purchasing anything new.
I love that you can see the refection of the Christmas tree in the mirror, it gives the illusion of more Christmas lights since I don’t have any on the railing this year.
Now on to our home office, I really didn’t change anything in here this year, other than adding the print I made a few years ago using a download from Dear Lillie. The ceilings are quite tall in this room, making our 10′ tree seem tiny, in reality this room is pretty small and the tree takes up half the room!
If you look closely, you can see I used sections of metallic print fabric in the tree in addition to the ribbon, you can see a tutorial I created last year on how I decorated this tree HERE.
My family room is where most of the changes have been made, I can’t wait to show you!
Painting the built ins white allowed me to go a bit more bold with my color scheme, and the room feels so much brighter and bigger! You can find the art created for me by the enormously talented Christie Adelle HERE. It’s such a beautiful piece I wanted my Christmas decor to compliment it, so I used non traditional colors of teal and gold.
The furniture arrangement is temporary because we are still waiting on our new sofa to arrive. I don’t mind this set up at all since our tree from The King of Christmas is so huge! You can find this 10′ flocked LED tree HERE.
I kept the Mantle simple, using a pre lit flocked garland and gold christmas balls in varying sizes.
Try using simple items in your decor like a wrapped gift, or a bowl filled with ornaments.
I like to look outside the Christmas isle for items to use on my tree, the sunburst mirrors you see came in a set of 3 for only $12 at At Home! That means they were less expensive than almost any of the other ornaments on my tree!
I love the little white ceramic houses I found at At home for my centerpiece. They add a touch of whimsy to the table setting.
Heading into the kitchen, this is where I really kept it simple this year.
I added the same Christmas village to our range hood, they are darling all lit up at night.
I am always trying to think of other ways I can use my Christmas decor, I already have a plan for this little village next year! It’s going to be so fun!
I added some cloves to oranges and put them in a bowl. It was something my mom used to do, it makes the kitchen smell amazing!
That’s pretty much all I did in the kitchen this year. It may not seem like it, but I am really trying to simplify at Christmas time. I’m trying really hard to enjoy the season and spend time with my family, after all that’s what its all about.
I realized too late in the day that I forgot to snap pics of my bedroom, I have a few photos from another tutorial I did on 5 steps to create a beautiful tree. I’ll try to update this post with more photos later.
I hope you enjoyed the tour, a lot of work goes into decorating, photographing and editing to create these tours (not to mention trying to keep the house clean with a family of 7) I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have you stop by for a visit! *Disclaimer, what you are seeing is a much cleaner and perfected version of how this house really is. Our home is very lived in and only looks like this long enough to photograph it 😉 the rest of the time it is a home to a busy family!
Thanks again for stopping by! Next up is The Creativity Exchange stop by and see what Cyndy has in store for you!
You can find the rest of the line up below.
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