Christmas Home Tour 2016 Part 1

December 1, 2016

coastal contemporary christmas decor

Hello ya’ll and welcome to my Very Merry Christmas Home Tour:2016 Edition hosted by Carrie of Lovely Etc. If you are joining me from The Turquoise Home, I am so glad you stopped by.


I am so thrilled to be teaming up with such a talented group of bloggers (29 to be exact) for a Christmas decor blog hop.  As a special thanks to our readers, we have included a $600 Papypal Giveaway at the bottom of this post. Be sure to enter!
coastal christmas decor modern

Now take your coat off, pour a drink and stay a while.

Starting off in my living room, this year I drew my inspiration from the turquoise sea glass displayed in my bookshelves. Something about the dreamy glow they give off when the sunlight hits them, makes me happy.

coastal contemporary christmas decor


coastal contemporary christmas decor

rustic modern christmas blue

Staying true to my year-round love of contemporary-coastal decor, I went with bold pops of turquoise and indigo(which embodies more of my shibori-loving, boho self). To keep the cool palette from looking too cold and sterile, I incorporated warmth with texture and sprinkles of gold accents.

rustic glam christmas decor


boho modern christmas tree

To see how I made these agate ornaments, click here .


coastal contemporary christmas

Beyond the foyer and down the very end of the hall is my bedroom.

blue glam christmas decor

I kept the holiday decor very simple in here, just draping garland over my tufted headboard and displaying christmas ornaments in an apothecary jar.

modern glam christmas decor

christmas home tour

In the dining room, I created an impromptu, holiday tablescape using items I already owned.

blue glam christmas decor

I was able to cut down some magnolia from a tree in the front yard and create a holiday table runner of sorts.

blue glam christmas decor

christmas table

christmas table

In my family, we don’t do a formal Christmas dinner. Instead we prefer to do a buffet of heavy Hors d’oeuvres. And of course plenty of wine and champagne. Cue in the holiday Frank Sinatra and cork popping.

christamas tablescape

glam christmas decor



modern glam christmas

glam christmas decor

rustic glam christmas decor

Last but not least is my kitchen, where I will be baking cookies for Santa with my baby boys.

rustic modern christmas decor

rustic modern christmas decor

And cooking is always better with “mommy’s juice” involved.

boho glam winter decor

designing vibes christmas tour

Next week I will be sharing the rest of my Christmas tour with you.

boho glam christmas

designing vibes christmas

designing vibes christmas tour



But next on the blog hop is Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House, and her home is anything but ugly. In fact, her home is pretty damn swoon-worthy.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas! Now get out there and design some good vibes.

Much Love,


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    1. Everything is so gorgeous, as usual! I can’t get over how cozy everything is. So so pretty!

    1. Stunning! All the sparkle and shine are beautiful for the Christmas season! So, so pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us! Have a very Merry Christmas!

    1. This is so lovely – classy and elegant. I also love the touches of gold everywhere. Just lovely and festive!

    1. What a beautiful home tour!! It is so cozy, and I’m loving the feeling of snow and winter 🙂

    1. Gorgeous as always Erica. I love all of the subtle touches you have added that give it class and elegance. The addition of the magnolia on the table is also a nice idea. Merry Christmas, and yes it is time to break out some wine . We work hard enough!

    1. Everything looks great! I love the holiday table, and I’m also a big fan of the wreath above your oven! oh, and those agate ornaments! beautiful!

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