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Neutral Modern Christmas Home Tour: Part One

Neutral Modern Christmas Home Tour: Part One

Once again, the time has come to get festive AF, my friends.

Today I am inviting you into my humble abode as I share my unique take on Christmas decor in part one of my holiday home tour (I will be sharing part two next week).

To ensure you receive ample holiday inspiration, I have teamed up with some incredibly talented bloggers for the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour.  Headed by my friend Carrie of Lovely Etc, you can view all of the other participants at the bottom of this post. If you are coming from Lehman Lane, I am so glad you stopped by!

It is pretty hard to believe, but this year actually marks the fourth Christmas my family and I will be spending in our 1980’s fixer upper. Reflecting back on our first Christmas here, I am amazed with just how far this place has come.

boho glam christmas decorating ideas

Beginning in the foyer, I traded in my “everyday” white vases and knickknacks for bottle brush trees and mercury glass.

neutral glam christmas decor

This year, my holiday vision was inspired by Scandinavian and Modern Farmhouse charm. I am so enamored with the simplicity and earthiness of these particular styles.  Being the girly-girl that I am however, I couldn’t go completely organic…I just had to throw in a little bling with some metallic elements.

scandi modern christmas decor ideas

Moving into the kitchen, I kept the Holiday decor very minimal.
modern farmhouse christmas decor home tour
Some pomegranates, fresh cedar branches and a pine-scented candle were the extent of my efforts in here.

modern farmhouse christmas decor ideas in kitchen

Transitioning into my living room, many of you may be a little shocked with the contrast of this year’s decor compared to last year’s.

modern boho farmhouse christmas

While last year’s scheme was incredibly playful and colorful, this time around I  jumped to the opposite end of the spectrum.

boho chic christmas decorating ideas

With all of the chaos in my life, I have found myself gravitating to simplicity and slight minimalism.

Do I miss all of the color? Nope! With all of the colorful, tacky toys normally strewn about my home, I haven’t had the chance to miss the excitement which color can provide.

Influenced strongly by the Modern Farmhouse trend,  I have especially fallen hard for black textiles and finishes.  Given black is such a staple in my wardrobe, it only makes sense to inject it into my home decor as well.

And while I have been transitioning to more of a farmhouse feel, I refuse to deny my love for global and boho accents. I believe the different styles can certainly live together harmoniously….it’s just a bit of a balancing act.

scandi meets glam holiday decor

I am still not sure how I feel about this year’s Christmas tree….

Normally I glam out every freakin’ branch available, but this year I practiced great restraint. For reinforcement, I kept referring back to all of the Minimal/ Scandi-inspired Christmas trees I had pinned for inspiration.

boho modern holiday decorating

While I mainly worked with decor I already owned or natural elements from my yard, I must give major credit to Target (no this isn’t sponsored, but they seriously saved my a$$ ).

Not only did I find these cute, little houses for $3 there.

holiday home tour

boho chic holiday decorating

I also purchased these fabulous wreaths from Target….

boho modern christmas living room decor

And these adorable stockings? They were from Target as well….

modern farmhouse chirstmas decor ideas

At only $13/per stocking, I consider them a freakin’ steal (thanks, Joanna!).

modern farmhouse christmas decorating


modern farmhouse christmas home tour

christmas home tour

modern farmhouse christmas

modern holiday decor

Thank you guys so much for stopping by.

Be sure to come back next week for part two of my Christmas tour, but until then you should check out  Marly’s beautiful home over on her blog A Brick Home.

modern glam farmhouse christmas decor

Now get out there and design some good vibes! (Also be sure to scroll down to see the other bloggers’ tours).

modern farmhouse christmas decor home tour

All Things With Purpose * Lovely Etc. * Love and Renovations * Thrifty & Chic * Up to Date Interiors * Casa Watkins Living

Green With Decor * Boxy Colonial * Bigger Than The Three of Us * Our House Now a Home * The Navage Patch

Chatfield Court * Lehman Lane * Redhead Can Decorate * Designing Vibes * A Brick Home

House by Hoff * Create and Find * Making it in the Mountains * Twelve on Main * What Meegan Makes

Amber Tysl * The Striped House * Houseful of Handmade * Little House of Four * Avenue Laurel




My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Friday 7th of December 2018

Erica, your home is just so light, warm and welcoming! I enjoyed taking a Christmas tour and seeing all of your creative details. From your tree to the tiny houses, it is perfection.

Designing Vibes

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Thank you so much, Meegan! I really appreciate it.


Saturday 1st of December 2018

It is much different than last year but just as beautiful Erica! I really like how you decorated your tree and those darling white houses. Your styling is always so on point! Beautiful Christmas home tour. Can't wait to see the part two. xoxo

Designing Vibes

Saturday 1st of December 2018

Thank you so much, Kathy! Happy Holidays.


Saturday 1st of December 2018

I always love what you do Erica and this is no exception! So simple yet beautiful!

Designing Vibes

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Thank you so much, Beth! Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas.

Tara @ Lehman lane

Thursday 29th of November 2018

Absolutely stunning as always Erica! Love that wreath you found at Target!

Designing Vibes

Friday 30th of November 2018

Thank you so much, Tara! Happy holidays to you and yours.


Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Erica! Your house is like a breath of fresh air! I love the simplicity and your mix of styles is amazing. Just perfect! And I particularly love your tree and the touches of black. Gorgeous!!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 29th of November 2018

Thank you so much, Melissa! That makes me so happy to hear.