A Sentimental Rustic Christmas

A Sentimental Rustic Christmas

Hi there! I am so glad that you stopped by to see our home all decked out for Christmas! For those of you that have read me before, you know that I have been giving you a Christmas tour room by room. Today, I am pausing that tour and joining Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk 2016 link party to give you a complete peak of our home's Christmas decor. You can click on the button at the top or click here to see other homes entered in the party. If you are joining me from the party, welcome! So far, I've already shown our master bedroom, the dining room and our living room. I'm going to show some shots from those rooms along with some peaks of our den and kitchen - rooms that we haven't gotten to yet on my tour! I will have a full article on those rooms a little later.

So that everyone is on the same page, here is a brief introduction (after all, you are coming into our house!): My name is Laurie and I am married to George. We have an awesome little pup, Bruiser. Our home is a townhouse located in the Garden State. I'm an attorney by day and a new blogger by night. I've always had a passion for home decor and am grateful from the bottom of my heart to have the opportunity to share our home with you! Come on in.

As you'll see as you tour our home, underneath our Christmas decorations, we have a bit of an eclectic style. Our wall colors are a bit bold because we wanted to add some character to what could otherwise feel like a condominium. Our furniture is a collection of what we have gathered throughout our lives, so far - each piece with its own tale. For Christmas, we love the same feelings that everyone else does! It reminds us both of being kids. Those feelings of excitement, tradition and love - they are the feelings that I try to make our Christmas decor invoke. Aesthetically, we wanted Christmas to have a rustic, winter wonderland sort of feel. So basically, we wanted it to feel like we were snowed-in up in the mountains with that nostalgic sort of magic you felt when you were a kid.

I'll stop talking now. Our front door opens right into our living room.

We created that magical old-fashioned Christmas feel that we wanted by adding lots of flocked greenery along with some more traditional elements, like the Christmas village, a whimsically decorated live tree, some favorite Christmas books and traditional pops of red. Accents of gold with jingle bells sprinkled around the reindeer and foxes around the room add a magical wintry feel. A live Colorado Blue Spruce sits between the living room and the den. The colored lights can be credited to my husband and I'll repeat myself again about this - they are a challenge to capture in a photograph!

Our living room opens right into the dining room where the snowy winter wonderland continues.

Lots of flocked miniature trees with white lights continue the rustic feel while elements like the stacked china and the nutcrackers add a more traditional formal Christmas feel. Lets head over through to the den now.

For today, I'm just going to show you a little peak into our den from the living room and I'll have a more complete tour for you later this week! For those of you that don't know, our den sits right beside our living room and it is our "husband/wife cave" - where we keep our vinyls, our collections, our library, you name it. More later on how we decked it our for the holidays.

Next on the tour is our kitchen. This is also a new room to my tour and I will have a more complete article for you soon! I kept the kitchen very simple because you can't have a lot of clutter when you are entertaining for the holidays! I made tiny wreaths with fresh sprigs of greenery and wrapped them with red velvet ribbon that goes over the cabinet doors. The table is nice and cozy with a red plaid tablecloth, a lamp and some touches of Christmas. A miniature Christmas tree that belonged to my Grandma sits on the counter. So appropriate since my Grandma taught me a lot about cooking and I sure miss her this time of year. The white lights make things so cozy. That is our Christmas kitchen. Simple, but so cozy. How many times can I say cozy?

Now for the final stop on the tour - upstairs to the master bedroom! This was the first year that I really decorated our bedroom and we both love it so much. This time of year you tend to fall asleep on the sofa because it is so nice to bask in all of the Christmas lights. Having all of the trimmings in our room along with a full-size tree solves this problem. I used lots of plaids and textures to up the ante in this room. Our red backdrop doesn't hurt the cause. There's nothing quite like waking up in the winter wonderland we created up there. Take a look.

I feel so privileged to have had you stop over to tour our holiday home! Thank you! Remember to follow me on Instagram for daily shots and that you can read me in the Apple News format. Until the next time!

Holiday Home Tour 2016: Our Cozy Christmas Den

Holiday Home Tour 2016: Our Cozy Christmas Den

Holiday Home Tour 2016: A Traditional Winter Wonderland Living Room

Holiday Home Tour 2016: A Traditional Winter Wonderland Living Room