My Holiday Home
Welcome to a peek into my holiday home. I am starting inside today, planning to bring you my outdoor home decor next week. I have decided to decorate in a coastal style this year, keeping with the general style of my home.
I really like this view of my tree showing a little of the sail from my large model sailboat that sits between my living room and my family room.I am only sharing a little bit of my tree today because I will be sharing a post all about my tree next Monday, on December 4th.
This tree sits in the corner of my living room, but in clear view from our family room, too. This lovely white tree sits in the corner of my dining room, so that when you enter my home there is a tree both to your right and to your left. This one is in complementary colors to my coastal tree, but styled with peacocks. You can see more of this tree at my post, Peacock Christmas Tree.Our fireplace really dominates the family room with its massive size. This fireplace has been quite the center of attention in this house. If you really want to read the whole story, you can at The Fireplace Saga. I wanted to add plenty of decor to my fireplace this year, but keep easy access to the television behind the two large doors.The center of my mantel is anchored with this oblong arrangement that I made using artificial evergreens and eucalyptus. Christmas ornaments, ribbons, shells and faux coral completed the look. If you want to duplicate this look in your home, even in different colors, you can find a step by step tutorial at my Coastal Christmas Arrangement. Hanging above my mantel arrangement, from my garland is my “merman Santa”. I fashioned my garland by using both an evergreen and a gray-green leafy garland together. Adding the gray greenery to all of my coastal arrangements gave it a softer, somewhat more casual and beach-like look than simply using evergreens. My blanket ladder got a little Christmas dressing with a pair of white furry stockings tied with sparkly pale blue bows and the addition of a couple of preserved boxwood wreaths.
For a little whimsy, I trimmed my lobster trap in the firebox with multi-colored Christmas lights! An oversized loving cup is filled with more of my blue ornaments, some glittery snowy blooms and faux evergreens. This is a great view with the reflection of my fireplace in the mirror.
I am so happy you have visited with me and my coastal style holiday home! Please visit the rest of the bloggers who are opening their homes and sharing their holiday decorations this week!
I will be giving away 5 of these cute little trucks from Target in December! They will be given away through Instagram, Facebook and here on the blog. To enter on the blog, you simply need to comment on this post and the upcoming posts here in the next two weeks. A winner will be randomly selected from all of the commenters and the winner will be notified by email! Go ahead and comment away!
The Video Tour
I will be haring this at the following link parties: Make It Pretty Monday