Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Decor Preview

We finally got the downstairs painted, just in time to decorate for Christmas. Since the walls are now beautifully neutral, I decided this year's holiday decor would be too. I'm just so over red and green. I took a rustic glam approach with silvers, golds, and plenty of natural elements. I still have a few projects left before the Christmas decorations will be complete, including our stockings. Since I now have a pretty awesome camera on my iphone 4s and a photo app that I am in love with, I have been playing around with different effects. I will post more in depth about my dining room tablescape, pillows, etc. But for now, here are some shots from around the house.

tree trimmed with burlap ribbon and a rattan star
living room (now painted Bennington Gray)
new cowhide rug
lanterns filled with cotton, moss, and mini ornaments
The mini bar with a few festive touches
curly willow with silver mini ornaments
The unfinished mantle...stockings coming soon
I have a slight obsession with mercury glass
Kitchen buffet and hutch
Rattan Star (the larger version of my tree topper)
My fancy reindeer (about 4 feet tall)
still haven't added the mistletoe (trying to figure out how to get it out of a really tall tree)
rustic glam dining room tablescape
cotton place cards
jingle bells


  1. So pretty! First, your room is just gorgeous on its own. Love the leather sofa with cowhide and that awesome trunk. Secondly, it looks great decorated for Christmas. From the pretty tree, the table decor and right down to the Christmas balls, pine cones and jingle bells (I love using these too.) What I find especially unique is the cotton, living in Canada I have not seen those in real life. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

  2. btw, I was having trouble getting a comment to post and had to come back twice. Might be the word verification.