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I really don’t know how the hell another year has almost come to completion, but the time has come to open my doors and greet you into this little fix upper of mine for my 2021 Boho Chic Christmas Home Tour.
Along with 35 other incredible bloggers, my lovely friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life has organized a holiday blog hop that I am honored to be a part of. So that you don’t miss out any of the festive inspiration, you will want to be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see the full lineup!
If you are joining me from LeCultivateur welcome! Emily’s home is absolutely magical decked out for the holidays.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Erica. I am a boho-chic meets modern-organic minimalist loving boy mom who has been, with the help of my husband, remodeling my 1980’s fixer upper(DIY style) going on seven years now!
In fact, our latest DIY project is an accent wall in my foyer…
Once the holiday madness has passed, I will be sharing a dedicated tutorial for this modern take on picture frame molding.
For now, however, it’s all about trimming the tree and jingle bells. So..
While we normally opt for a live tree with fresh green garland and wreaths to match, this year I imposed a bit of a design challenge on myself by ditching the greenery and going with a boho glam/winter wonderland vibe.
To evoke the feeling of a snowy, bohemian dreamland, I opted for pampas stems and flocking over the more rustic pine and cedar!
Incorporating olive green textiles into the mix was my subtle , muted nod to traditional holiday colors.
Blending juxtaposing elements like blingy metal ornaments with earthy stems and wood beads, my goal was to balance my love for feminine glam with my love for nature.
I would say that the perfect example of this tightrope, balancing act is my Christmas tree…
While there is plenty of glitter, glitz and gold, it is grounded with foraged stems and rustic pine cones.
While I am a cold-hearted mother who doesnt let her children decorate the main tree (my OCD simply cannot handle such a test), I did buy a miniature tree for their rooms that they can decorate however they please (hence the absence of those particular photos. Not up to my blogging standards…..sorry boys!)
All joking aside, I am not gonna lie…..
It was hard omitting the pine and cypress from this year’s theme, but I needed to get out of my comfort zone and do something completely different. My soul needed change!
To keep my open floor plan cohesive, I carried the same pampas wreaths that were in my living room into my dining room. For some added bling, I tied golden bell garland into the wreath hangers…
Draping white sheepskin over the Captain’s chairs further evokes the winter wonderland aesthetic while also flanking the matching white pampas wreath.
Now that we have come to the end of the tour, I wanted to inject a little holiday “soul hack” …
If you are craving change this year- whether that means new decor, new traditions, or an entirely new interpretation of the holidays themselves- I say go for it!
Whether we care to admit it or not, we have all been thru so much over the past two years. Sometimes change is just what the doctor ordered!
Thank you all so much for stopping by this year! Wishing all of you a happy holiday season!
If you are following along on the blog hop, The Stonybrook House is next!
Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life! I will be back next year with plenty of hacks for the home, body and soul!
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