Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Our Home for the Holidays


I've been looking forward to celebrating Christmas in our new home for a year now. When we were designing the home with our architect Dan, I had Christmas in mind the entire time. I pictured the banister covered in garlands, that the tree would go right in between the room pass-thru. I love that you can see the sparkly tree from almost every room. It makes me so happy.


The garland goes all the way up the staircase and just feels really whimsical and magical. This is a mix of spruce, pine, and hemlock. I just love how grinchy it is. I saw this idea on pinterest to clip your cards to a piece of ribbon. Getting Christmas cards with our sweet friends and family on them is one of my FAVORITE parts of Christmas. My sweet friend Rachel gave me this ribbon. It was her grandmothers and I cherish it. The clips are from seed factory and are by one of my all-time favorites: Maileg.

Our antlers got dressed up too. I hung star garlands and red noses on them. Festive reindeer we say!



Ook our house elf miraculously is trapped in our globe pendant. Psst they are 20% off right now! I think for Christmas Sam and I are going to splurge on some lighting for the bedroom. This coral pendant is at the tippy top of my wishlist.


I bought us matching stockings this year. My favorite color is red and these just make me so happy!

Using 3M hooks, Matilda and I strung these garlands on the wall. They make such a pretty focal point on our very blank dining room wall. Kind of want to leave it up year round.
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23 comments:

  1. love, love, love the decor! and those stockings on the mantel - too perfect.

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    1. you're the sweetest brianne! thank you so much!

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    1. um you are my favorite. thanks for the love tawnie!! xoxo

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  3. So beautiful! Really simple, but very festive! And I love your ribbon idea for cards. Every year I struggle with how to display them, because it's one of my favorite parts of the holidays too!!

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    1. aw thanks carrie! i'm so glad you like the card idea. i loved it and it has been my favorite way to display them so far. wishing you a merry christmas! xo

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  4. wow! It looks so magical! totally love it!

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    1. thank you so much. magical is the ultimate compliment in my book.

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  5. Your house is gorgeous! I was wondering - how do you secure your garland on the stairs? Thank you!

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    1. aw thanks kelly! we were super classy and used a ziptie. it's black so you don't even notice it. :) we only attached it at the top.

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  6. So festive, Lesley! I love that garland! Makes me wish we had stairs! ;)

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    1. thank you sweet emily! sending love to dublin!

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  7. I love this! It looks like such a cozy place to spend Christmas. You did such a good job decorating it up and I love the garland and tree decorations - I love the idea of the ribbon for cards too. Have a lovely week!

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    1. aw you are so sweet april! that means a lot. so glad you like it. sending love your way!

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  8. How lovely and magical! I love it!

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  9. Your house looks so festive and cozy. I love how your star is at the Tippy-Top of your trees - ours is too.

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    1. the best! can't wait to see your house, meghan!

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  10. So warm and cozy and YOU. Love it. xo

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  11. So pretty and festive! I would love to come over for Christmas cookies!

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  12. Simple, happy and festive! The coziest place for a family at Christmas time!
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