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.
Beginning in the foyer, I traded in my “everyday” white vases and knickknacks for bottle brush trees and mercury glass.
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.
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.
While last year’s scheme was incredibly playful and colorful, this time around I jumped to the opposite end of the spectrum.
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.
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.
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.
I also purchased these fabulous wreaths from Target….
And these adorable stockings? They were from Target as well….
At only $13/per stocking, I consider them a freakin’ steal (thanks, Joanna!).
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.
Now get out there and design some good vibes! (Also be sure to scroll down to see the other bloggers’ tours).