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..
This holiday season, I decided to shake things up a bit by purchasing a flocked Christmas tree. (You can read the separate post on how I decorated my tree here).
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…
I am super proud of these DIY cement cone trees which I made for less than $20 (you can read the tutorial here)…
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!
PS. If you found this post inspiring, it would mean so much if you could share with a friend or on social media. Thank you!
Monday Dec 6th
A Stroll Thru Life – Up To Date Interiors – Our Southern Home – Southern Hospitality
This Is Our Bliss – Southern State of Mind – Inspiration For Moms
Tuesday December 7th
Making it in the Mountains – Decor to Adore – Pink Peppermint Design – Thrifty and Chic
Cuckoo4Design – White Arrows Home – Hymns and Verses
Wednesday December 8th
StoneGable – Whispering Pines Homestead – Worthing Court – Grace In My Space
DIY Beautify – Remodelando la Casa – LeCultivateur
Thursday December 9th
Designing Vibes – The Stonybrook House – A Pretty Life – Calypso in the Country
Clean and Scentsible – 11 Magnolia Lane – Chalking Up Success
Friday December 10th
Fox Hollow Cottage – Follow The Yellow Brick Home – Casa Watkins Living – Quarters One
Kristin | White Arrows Home
Wednesday 15th of December 2021
I love your style! Your house looks beautiful for Christmas and I love the addition of the flocked tree! Stunning!
Thursday 16th of December 2021
Thank you, Kristin!
Sunday 12th of December 2021
It's always fun to challenge yourself every now and then. And I think you hit your winter wonderland theme out of the park! Great idea to get the flocked tree to start it off. I don't think I could have made things looks as cozy as you did without any greenery. Pretty style. Enjoyed hopping with you this week. Hope y'all have a merry Christmas!
Friday 10th of December 2021
I love your design style Erica and everything looks so beautiful! Your tree is gorgeous - I let the boys add to ours after the home tours are done. lol! Wishing your and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Laura Ingalls Gunn
Friday 10th of December 2021
The pampas grass is just fabulous! Such a fresh new look. When my kids were small they too each had their own tree to decorate (same reason OCD). They became two fabulous adults who LOVE Christmas. You go mom! Happy to be on tour with you.
Monday 13th of December 2021
Thank you so much, Laura. WIshing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
Lori J Leeper
Friday 10th of December 2021
Love your home! We all need to be pushed out of our comfort zone at times. The moody neutrals are so cohesive to your design and style. Let me just tell you, those cement cone trees... genius! Love them! Happy to join the tour this year! Merry Christmas! Blesssings, Lori