Holiday Home Tour

The last two weeks around here have been a holiday decorating frenzy, with lots of crafts, stringing lights, and making things, all in preparation for today, my holiday home tour. Not only did I pull out all the stops to make my home a beautiful, welcoming place for the season, but I made a video slideshow just for you. My first!

Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to my home, I’m glad you could come see the woodland foyer and metallic mantel, but the blue touches in the living room and the green sparkle in the dining room too. This year I choose to bring a different color to each space, along with holiday shine, I hope you like it.

My home marks the fifth stop on a week-long tour of 30 bloggers who have {virtually} opened their homes all decorated for the holidays. And not only do you get to see some wonderful homes, you get to enter to win a gift card from One Kings Lane, plus a whole bunch of goodies, stay tuned for details below.

Christmas Home Tour

I’m going to include a little about each room, but I’ll let you look through the pictures, be sure to let me know which room is your favorite. Now, let’s start the tour!

The Front Foyer

This room’s woodland theme started with the birch tree table runner I made for the dining room this fall. I couldn’t put it away just yet, so it sparked the whole room’s neutral metallic theme. With snowflakes, a reindeer, and a pine cone garland you’ll learn how to make Wednesday at Pretty Handy Girl, the space is warm and cozy for all season. And did you notice the new grass cloth wallpaper? Yes, I put that up in the middle of Christmas decorating.

The white garland is new, something I’d been dying to get. My favorite part of it is the little gold snowflakes tucked between the branches. And the tinsel snowman on the homasote bulletin board will welcome holiday greeting cards.

Outdoor Themed Holiday Room

White Garland

Modern Rustic Holiday

Woodland Holiday Decorations

Holiday Horse Decorations

Old House Holiday Decorations

Tinsel Snowman

Holiday Mantel at Night

The Modern Rustic Holiday Mantel

The mantel started with a pine cone garland {learn how to make it Wednesday at Pretty Handy Girl}, and the silver garland I made last year from a failed craft project. I can’t resist feathers, so the new mirror got adorned with a feather boa wreath. The ribbon, felt, washi tape and feather trees are all my own craft projects. I show you how I made them here in a few days.

Modern Holiday Mantel

Holiday Mantel Decorations

Holiday Fireplace

Washi Tape Holiday Tree

Holiday Ribbon Trees

Gold Christmas Tree

The Blue Christmas Living Room

Since we have some blue accents in our living room, including the blue velvet ottoman, I decided to bring more in for the holidays. The black shelves are a wonderful place to display seasonal items, and the silver dresser holds blue velvet stockings I’ll show you how to make on Wednesday. I also made an ornament wreath with thrift store ornaments, shown on the windows.

Blue Holiday Decorations

Ornament Wreath

Blue Holiday Living Room

Bright Blue Holiday Decorations

Modern Holiday Decorating

Blue Holiday Decorations

25 Christmas Numbers

The Green Dining Room

The dining room felt like a good space to bring green accents, with the painted storage cubes, and an otherwise neutral backdrop of grey walls, the space got a bright green feather tree that I made, displayed ornaments, and a hot cocoa station with reindeer dishes for fun.

The sugar cube candle holders I made adorn the white buffet, which got a new painted stenciled runner I made like this gold holiday one, from a curtain and some paint I had on hand.

Green Holiday Decorations

Silver Holiday Stockings

Hot Cocoa Station

Reindeer Dishes

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Decorations

Green Feather Tree

Holiday Decorations in Dining Room

 Our Master Bedroom Christmas Tree

Most people probably don’t put a holiday tree in their bedroom, but we are lucky enough to have the perfect corner. Until we go cut down a real tree for downstairs, this simple one without ornaments provides the perfect holiday glow. Decorated only with lights, gold-starred ribbon from Ikea and snowflakes from the dollar store and Hobby Lobby, it’s bear skin skirt goes with its outdoor theme.

Silver and Gold Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Snowflakes on Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree in Bedroom

I can’t let you leave the tour without seeing behind the scenes of all this decking the halls can I? Here is the holiday explosion that is happening in the guest room, while everything else looks nice and pretty. You like my pink slippers?

Holiday Decorating Behind the Scenes

Now you really know what goes on here! Later this week I’ll have more details on how I made some of the crafts and decorations you saw on the touch. Be sure to come back for that.

And here is my first video! Please tell me what you think, I’m new at this and am open to suggestions!

Thanks so much for visiting! See the list below for all the other holiday home tours this week and don’t forget to enter to win a $200 gift card to One King’s Lane and other fabulous prizes including: Maison Blanche Furniture paint and wax valued at $60 from Fox Hollow Cottagea $50 gift voucher from Woodberry Designs for the Tilda Collection crafting supplies and accessories; a $50 gift voucher to The Shop At The Crossroads;  a handmade vintage grain sack stocking from My Soulful Homevalued at $50; a collection of vintage linens valued at $50 from Kirb Appeal; and a Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint sampler valued at $60 from Atta Girl Says.

See all my holiday projects here and all projects here.


All Things Home Holiday Home Tour 2013

Worthing Court; French Country Cottage; Atta Girl Says; Town and Country Living; Decor Adventures; Lilacs and Longhorns

Marty’s Musings; Mom 4 Real; All Things Beautiful; Making Home Base; The Happier Homemaker; The Lily Pad Cottage

The Everyday Home; Craftberry Bush; Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll; AKA Design; Hymns and Verses; Our Southern Home

Stone Gable; Adventures in Decorating; Newly Woodwards; Setting for Four; Back Porch Musings; All Things Heart and Home

Cedar Hill Farmhouse; Cottage at the Crossroads; Top This Top That; Domestically Speaking; Mommy is Coocoo; Shabby Art Boutique

Holiday Home Tour

And, like I promised, now it’s your chance to win some holiday goodies for yourself. One Kings Lane is giving away a $200 gift card to one lucky winner. To enter, follow the Rafflecopter instructions below and good luck!

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  1. Awesome video and beautiful Christmas home, Jessica! Your green and blue accents splashed around are perfect, and I love the tree in your bedroom AND, of course, your pink slippers! Happy Holidays!

  2. LOVE, LOVE the white garland in the Woodland Theme foyer!

    • Hi Sonya,

      Thanks so much. It’s all the birch tree fabric’s fault, ha! I loved it so much from the fall, I couldn’t put it away. Thanks for visiting my {virtual} home 🙂

  3. So enjoyed your refreshing, rustic tour! I love the non-traditional look with the whites, blues and copper colors! Stunning! Happy to be touring with you this week! ~Christy

    • Hi Christy,

      Thanks for the sweet comment! I try to do something new each year. Sometimes I wonder how I’m going to pull it off and then I’m surprised how easy it is!

  4. Jessica, your Christmas home is beautiful!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Your home is beautiful! 🙂

  6. Love all the beautiful woodwork in your home! The stairway caught my eye first thing. Love your fireplace too and the way you decorated it with the garlands! Very pretty!!

  7. LOVE the white garland and i am in love with your mantle- it’s perfection!

  8. Love your home and all of your wonderful hand made decorations. The ribbon and feather trees are fabulous. The video is wonderful, you did an amazing job. Good for your. Hugs, Marty

  9. So beautiful, Jessica! I love the color themes in each room!!

    • Thanks Karah,

      The colors helped me decide how to decorate! Instead of just staring at bins of glittery holiday stuff, I went with a color for each space. I have to say, it’s easy decorating that way!

  10. first of all …love the pink slippers they work well with your blues and greens! 🙂 what a festive and happy holiday home. Happy holidays.

  11. I love your natural touches- so pretty!! Pinning!!

  12. This is all so stinkin’ pretty. I love the unique white garland in your entry – it is really set off against your gorgeous woodwork.And I’m a bit of a sucker for all the pinecones and woodland touches.

  13. What a beautiful tour! I love your white garland on the stairs and super love the garland on your mantle, you did such a great job decorating!!

  14. Your home looks wonderful. I love the white garland on the staircase. I like the video also. Happy Holidays!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  15. Jessica, I love your woodland themed living area. The mantel is gorgeous and I’m so in love with your silver garland. Can’t wait to see how you made it! The white garland is also stunning. The touch of blue is so pretty as well. Thank you for sharing your home. Blessings, Janis

  16. You have a beautiful house and your Christmas decor is really lovely.

  17. Your Christmas style is so nice and calming! Love your mantel! And those stairs!!

  18. Thank you so much for allowing us into your home, it’s beautiful…Merry Christmas…xo

  19. What a gorgeous home you have! I love all the pops of blue you’ve included. What a fun home tour.

  20. What a wonderful home tour. I loved that you explained the reasons for choosing your color themes and other decorating choices. Thank you for letting us know where you purchased many of your items as well as links to the DIY projects.
    Excellent photography with nice close-up shots.
    The video is such a great bonus.
    What a beautiful home you have!

  21. Jessica, I remember that birch tree fabric and I can’t blame you for not putting it away. It looks perfect with your other woodland theme decorations, especially that gorgeous white garland! Enjoyed your video, too!

  22. I don’t know what I love more – the white garland, the way you stacked the logs in the fireplace or those cute pink slippers! Fun video too!

  23. I love that silver paper garland over on your mantel!

  24. WOW! So glad to find your blog. Your home is beautiful…your photos are great! I’ll be following along. Stopping by from The Fifth House mantel tour.

    • Hi Leslie,

      Thanks for coming over to see my holiday home! I appreciate the note on the photos, I work hard on them! Hope you have a nice holiday season.

  25. Love the decorations, great job! Love the blue!
    The Adored Home

  26. Jessica – your Christmas decorations look wonderful! I love all of the different colors that you used throughout your home. I’m especially loving the brown and white garland going up your staircase. Great job!

  27. Wow – what a fun home tour Jessica! I really enjoyed seeing all the ways you used feathers in your holiday decor! I love using them too! I love your white garland and am totally envious of your bedroom tree – I’ve wanted one for several years! Maybe I’ll go scout out a tree on sale! It’s been fun partying with you! ~ Heather

    • Hi Heather,

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment. Clearly I cannot get enough of the feathers, I’m already thinking of ways to make more things with them!

      And yes, you will enjoy a tree in the bedroom, it’s very cozy. Have a lovely holiday season!

  28. Thanks! This a astounding internet site.

  29. Jessica your home looks FANTASTIC! I love all of your little touches and ideas. Great job on your first video too! Pinned! xo

  30. I think if I were you, I wouldn’t leave the house. All I would do is sit there and admire my stair case 🙂 I loved your choice of white Jessica. Then the pops of blue are perfect. Your video was very nicely done too. Great job friend!

  31. Wow Jessica, what a beautiful home and it’s so pretty all decked out for the Holidays! Love your slippers and great video too! Thanks for the chance to win at the giveaway (fingers crossed!) what a fantastic prize!

  32. Everything is so beautiful! LOVE the white garland! Life to the full! Melissa

  33. Love that pine cone garland, girl! And the “behind the scenes” shot. I would totally do that except I definitely don’t look that cute while decorating and shooting photos : ) Want to see me wearing one of David’s XL t-shirts? HA!

  34. Great home tour, Jessica! The mantel is my favorite–so fresh and pretty. (Cute picture of you in your pink slippers, too!)

  35. Beautiful home! I love all the historic details. And your white fireplace- swooning! I’d love to invite you to link up any projects at the link party I host on weekends. It’s called Found & Foraged, 8 pm at on Saturdays. Hope to see you!


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