Holiday Home Blog Hop
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!
Everyday Living | My Kentucky Living | Panoply
Savvy Apron | Hey Fitzy | Celebrate & Decorate
Belle Blue Interiors | Red Cottage Chronicles | Dining Delight | Bluesky at Home
The Painted Apron | Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Living With Thanksgiving
From My Carolina Home | Supper Table Talk | Me and My Captain | Our Crafty Mom
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
Chloe, your coastal style looks perfect in your home’s natural decor! My favorites are the lobster trap (a perfect whimsy in a coastal theme, and the with the lights!), and the merman Santa mantel arrangement. The ladder with wreaths and stockings is a classic touch in your coastal theme. Really pretty in all. Thank you for spearheading this gathering of so many great bloggers with all their different styles. I love the variety. Happy Holidays!
Thank you so much Rita! It was meant to be, my sister spotted the lobster trap for sale in a local Facebook group. It is fun to sit at night and gaze at those lights dripping off my trap! I really enjoy all of the lovely homes decorated in so many different styles!
How lovely! There is a wreath at the local Festival of Wreaths silent auction this week that would go perfectly with your decor, wish you were here!
Oh, wow, that sounds like a great place to shop or just shop for inspiration!
Oh Chloe I love your coastal theme Christmas! I am lusting over your “merman” Santa, where did you ever find such a treasure? I love the color palette, and the lobster trap in the fireplace is such a delight! All your creative decorations look so professional and gorgeous, and your mantel is always breathtaking! You are ready for a very merry holiday season! The truck is adorable~
Thanks so much Jenna! My “merman” was perfect for that spot over my mantel. I found him at my local At Home store. I want to head out and see if they have any left to add to my tree! I wish the rest of the house was as complete, I have a little more work to do!
Chloe, your home is beautiful! The colors are so soothing and happy. Your creations showcase your creativity. The lobster trap is delightful lit in colorful lights. Ingenious! Every tree and all the arrangements are stunning!
Your home would make a great magazine feature for Coastal Home!
Thank you so much Bonnie! I enjoy mixing things up in a different way each year and was tickled with how it all turned out this year!
Another winner Chloe….Living in Florida I can so appreciate your mantle decor. I love the blue colors. Many years ago, I always decorated a heavily flocked real tree with all blue lights and ornaments and my kids loved it so much, they would tell their spouses that blue was the way to go. haha…
I was thinking of using my lobster trap in my decor, but hadn’t figured out just where. What a great idea to use te fireplace.
Thanks so much Kari! I try and mix it up, some years with the blue and sometimes classic reds. I was tickled to find this old lobster trap for sale right in my own community! Merry Christmas!
Aw, I totally am in love with the lobster trap. I know you all are having hot weather down there, so this makes total sense, at least to me. Love your ‘whimsy’ in decorating, Some people, just take all this too seriously. Lovely home with great ambiance.
Your home looks beautiful for the holidays. I love the nautical theme you have as a tribute to your Florida home! Looks spectacular. Can’t wait to see more as part of the blog hop next week!
Thank you so much Tammy! I will be sharing my tree and one of my holiday tablescapes next week!
Love the blue colors.Super cute how the stockings are hanging on the wood ladder.Beautiful
Chloe, I love your coastal holiday color scheme. Blue and silver are perfect, from the urns on the mantle to the angel and garland. Thanks so much for hosting our holiday blog hop. Always such a treat.
Chloe, your home looks beautiful with the blues and greens. We have a beach house that we rent out and I would love to decorate it for Christmas one year but my husband would rather have that rent check at Christmas. I would decorate it exactly like you have. My favorite thing is the lobster trap. That is genius!
Your coastal colors are just perfect for your home. I absolutely love your fireplace and mantle. Our current house does not have a fireplace and I miss it so much…especially at Christmas time. I also love your furry white stockings on the ladder. That loving cup arrangement! Love love love that. Just my style. Thank you for being our fearless leader for the fun blog hops! Sheila
Chloe, your coastal theme is so beautiful! I love the colors and your mantel is stunning…you have conquered it. The “merman” Santa is whimsical and fun along with the blanket ladder. Thank you for organizing the blog hops, I am honored to be a part of each one!
Your decorations are beautiful! I love the “coastal” theme and all the blue and white, although I’d certainly miss the red and green in my own home. If I had a beach house, I’d decorate it this way! I’m looking forward to visiting the other bloggers, and would love to win one of those cute trucks.
I remember your “fireplace saga” and am so happy for you that you could decorate it this year without the problems you had. The aqua and white of your coastal Christmas decor is so pretty and perfect for your location. You are ingenious to have your TV covered up and yet have it accessible along with creating a festive look around it. The merman Santa is so unique and ties in wonderfully as does that lobster trap. Great idea to put those lovely stockings and wreaths on your blanket ladder. I really enjoyed my stop here on the Blog Hop and of course, want to thank you so much for putting it altogether for us – so appreciate all your efforts!
Thanks for organizing the blog hop. I am enjoying all the different styles the girls are using.
Wow! Your fireplace is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the swag, the trees and the beautiful arrangement, it’s just a fabulous mix of coastal colors and textures. Thanks so much for putting this hop together, it is fun to see decor from all over and how each has their own wonderful flair!
Chloe, your coastal theme looks perfect in your home, and you know I love all of the blue! Your mantel is gorgeous as well as your pretty tree. Everything looks just stunning! Thanks so much for hosting this tour, and being so kind to allow me to enjoy your blog hops. It means so much to me, and your kindness will never be forgotten! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas season!
Your fireplace and mantle are beautiful so in love with the colors. You are such a joy to watch!
Everything is so pretty. I love the colors!
Chloe , Your home looks so beautiful , I love the Blue and white Coastal theme , I love how you did up the Mantel and your fireplace with the lobster trap you are so very talented , Love your blanket ladder with the pretty white stocking and the beautiful blue bow that just sets it all off. It is all so beautiful!
Love your coastal Christmas decor! Beautifully created. I really enjoy all you do! I always look forward to watching you come up something creative. You got the gift! Thanks for sharing!
I love the Merman Santa he is just too cute. Your home is beautiful and I love how you stayed true to your coastal style. The lobster trap with the lights is another unexpected surprise. I’m looking forward to seeing more.
I always thought cHRISTMAS had to be the traditional red and green, but you proved me wrong! The colors look great…..festive and full of holiday Spirit!
Love your colors so pretty and festive.
Hi Chloe, absolutely love your coastal theme decor. Being in education; I motto is to copy, steal or borrow ideas from others. I am the mother of 5 daughters; so my youngest move away to attend college. She was feeling a little home sick lately. So I tried to imitate the nautical decor and in a combination of tiffany blue and silver colors for her small apartment. Being from the south, I still say God Bless You and Merry Christmas.
Just beautiful! I saved it just to enjoy again. Thank you for sharing!!!!