Blogger Stylin' Home Tour: Christmas, One Year Later

I am so happy to be participating in the Blogger Stylin' Tour: Christmas Edition that Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. organized.  There are 53 bloggers participating, and I am just blown away by the design and detail that I have been seeing.  

If you are arriving here from Our Fifth House, welcome!  If you are new to my blog, our home has been undergoing a slow moving renovation.
We began on a whim 2 days before Christmas last year (and I hosted Christmas).  Wasn't the smartest move- but when your husband finally agrees with you that walls need to come down, you move on it before he changes his mind.  Our kids thought it was an awesome Christmas!  
What kid doesn't like smashing things?
 The dust settled and new walls slowly went up.
 And here we are one year later.  
(In true renovation fashion, I have an electrician currently doing work in my kitchen.  I will be posting a few more pictures from that space once leaves later today.)
I have to say, I am totally enjoying my coral red door and how well it jives with Christmas.
What is behind the door?
 Eventually my laundry room is going in there, but until then I turned it into my temporary office. 
Added a garland and white lights- very cozy in there!
 We just completed our fireplace makeover 
(I will be posting the process on Monday, so please come back to check that out).  
Can I just tell you, having an actual mantle to decorate is SO nice!
My entire space is a work in progress. I still need new curtains, etc.
On a side note- I just got a new sisal rug from RugsUSA crazy Cyber Monday 70% off sale. 
So happy with it!  FYI, they are actually running a 60% off sale right now,
so I highly recommend you check it out.
I layered it up with a comfy Flokati from Homegoods.

Its all about the layering this time of year.
My youngest's fireside chair...

I try to tuck fresh greens where ever I can, like in my firewood box.

 My tree used to be simple white lights until I had kids.  
They asked for colored, so that is what we now do.  
 I used to love decorating the tree as a kid, so I try to involve them as much a possible.
 This room is almost done, please note the building permit is still in the window above!
 I went a bit retro with my tree. 
 I found this vintage topper on Ebay last year. 
One of our family traditions is making ornaments each year.  
Many of the ones below I made with my Mom as a kid.  I always want to do a different look to my tree, but in the end I am a traditionalist.
I haven't really done much on the outside besides make this wreath.  
I am hoping to tackle the outside lights and garlands this weekend before the impending snowstorm, and then cozy up to the fire afterwards!

Thanks again Lindsay for hosting this amazing series and including me.  
In case you missed any of the amazing homes on this tour, grab a cup of coffee and hop over to check them out:

Roeshel - DIY Showoff
Jess and Monica - East Coast Creative
Laura - Finding Home
Gwen - The Makerista
Brittany - Brittany Makes

Caitlin - Desert Domicile
Sarah - The Thriftress
Carolyn - Sweet Chaos Home
Jamie - C.R.A.F.T.
Michelle - Decor and the Dog
Whitney - The Curtis Casa
Kristin - Bliss at Home
Summer - Simple Stylings

Kennesha – Restoration House Interiors
Jenna - SAS Interiors
Chris - Just a Girl
Julia - Cuckoo 4 Design
Bethany - Dwellings by Devore
Lindsay - Makely Home
Jennifer - Dimples & Tangles

Jen – The Chronicles of Home
Jennifer - Tatertots and Jello
Kristin - Hunted Interior
Eileen - A Creative Day
Lakeitha - Lakeitha Duncan
Kristen - KFD Designs
Jessica - Dear Emmeline
Sarah - Royal Marigold
Carmel - Our Fifth House


Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

Oh my…you've come so far since last Christmas and everything looks gorgeous. Your tree is glorious and I adore your fireplace and ceiling!

Lindsay @ The White Buffalo Styling Co. said...

Oh my goodness...this is so beautiful! I'm in love with that red door and all of your gorgeous texture and layers ;)

Jessica | Petal + Ply said...

How wonderful to let your kiddos dictate your tree design! Looks amazing!

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno said...

So beautiful! And the triple floor length mirrors are AMAZING!! Great job! :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

it looks amazing one year later! :) the living room is perfect- love the warmth and cozy textiles!

Number Fifty-Three said...

Love it! Your reno is fantastic as is your tree and that front door wreath! Awesome!!!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Unknown said...

Your starburst wreaths are amazing and I love your cozy mantel and living room...and that red door!!!

Brandyn | Southern Distinctions said...

I have been in love with that ceiling since you posted it - mid process- on instagram! That wreath on the front door is amazing!

Restoration House Interiors said...

Aaaaah, so glad you were able to decorate and truly enjoy your home this year! And that ceiling...OMG. Love it. You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for sharing! Have an amazing weekend! XO

Unknown said...

well done ! it looks great.
time you show your images !
you should upload them and create some e-cards with them:
it is fun and goes quick !

Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor said...

WOW such a big difference. Hey, whats the holidays without a good story huh! It looks amazing. Love the coral door.

Meredith said...

It looks so great!


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