It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour (Holiday Edition)
Happy Wednesday! Welcome to It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour (Holiday Edition). I just LOVE that Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles and Jewel from Jeweled Interiors host these fun home tours. Thanks ladies! If you’ve come over from Serene.and.Co blog I’m so happy to have you here. Welcome to my home!
One of my favorite parts of decorating for the holidays is decorating my front porch. My husband made these large planter boxes several years ago. They are perfect for ferns in the summer, pumpkins and foliage in the fall and you guessed it; evergreen clippings in the winter. Growing up my mom always had my dad go to Lowe’s or Home Depot and pick up a big bundle of the discarded Christmas tree trimmings/clippings. She fills her planters with evergreen and magnolia and it’s so pretty. Since the clippings are headed for the trash, they are free. Woohoo free decorations! I'm all about it. These clippings make fabulous pot fillers for the Holidays. This year I decided to hang red ornaments to match my bows on my wreaths. I just love a bright pop of red for Christmas, don‘t you? On to the inside... The tree! The most important Christmas decoration that there is.
This year we moved the Christmas tree into the formal living room. If you follow me regularly, you know I like to move things around. The sofa was moved from the window, to where the sideboard was and the sideboard got moved to the opposite wall. Make since? ( Here is a photo of what is was like previously). Our living room is the most colorful room in the house. I wanted the tree this year to reflect the vibrant colors, from my artwork on the wall to my beloved pillow collection. The tree is full of red, pink, yellow, green and blue. I used ornaments, and more ornaments, faux flowers, butterflies and lots of ribbon on this tree. I was going with the theme "more is more".
The coffee table I left pretty simple. Just a bowl of ornaments and some pretty blue and white.
The sideboard proved the perfect spot to fill some temple jars with little trees full of colorful ornaments. Yes, the poinsettia is faux. I have one dog in particular that likes to snack on house plants if they are near mouth level. With dogs (3) I figured better safe than sorry.
I carried the same colors into the hallway and up the banister.
The garland is my colorful interpretation of the wall mural done by my (Instagram friend turned real life friend ) Jenny Westenhofer. Those flowers have come to life and are growing up my stairs in forms of ornaments, ribbon and greenery.
The kitchen I kept it simple this year. I have my grandmothers ceramic tree on my counter. It’s a prized possession. When my sister and I were little we would sit in my grandparents living room for what seemed like hours and rearrange the little lights on the tree. It’s a fond childhood memory that I cherish. I’m so grateful I get this family heirloom for my kiddos.
The last part of the tour is our dining space. This year has been unlike any other in history, (thank you Covid19). This space serves not only as our eating area, but also my daughters daily school work area. In years past, I would have had the table full of greenery, trees, poinsettias, and who knows what else. This year I went with simplicity.
I have a big glass vase full of some evergreens and berries. A colorful wreath on the china cabinet and decoration complete.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my home, decked out for Christmas.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!