DIYShowOff Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome friends to my Christmas home tour!DIYShowOff Christmas Home Tour 2013

I’m so excited to be participating this year! You can start the Christmas Home Tours each day starting with Day 1 (today is Day 3) by visiting Jennifer Rizzo. Prepare to be inspired, get tons of gorgeous holiday decorating ideas and to be invited into the homes of 30+ bloggers.

Deck the Halls PartyDid you catch the stop before me? It’s a surprise house but the Christmas beauty doesn’t surprise me…she’s known for creating beautiful and inspiring spaces. See more here. Visiting from there? Why, “hello”! So glad you’re here!

surprise house

I’m #18 on the tour. Let’s get started! Note: these pictures look ‘ok’ on my Mac but my husband says they’re not so great on his PC. They were taken at night but I will be sharing individual room posts over the next week or so with better photos so I hope you’ll stop back!

DIYShowOff Holiday Home Tour

A quick summary of our home for the holidays…with more photos of each individual room and details of each space in the coming weeks. I’m also decorating for a real life holiday home tour for our local symphony fundraiser so nearly every room on our main floor is getting all festive. I hope you enjoy the quick tour!

A modern farmhouse kitchen – as you can tell, we love a mix of new and old and if you’ve seen our regular home tour, you know this kitchen has come a long way.Christmas kitchen decorating

This season, we’re using a dresser as a kitchen island and that large mail sorter is so much fun to clutter up. I mean “decorate”!Christmas farmhouse kitchenChristmas Kitchen WindowChristmas kitchen islandmason jar Christmas centerpiece

A little nature & glitter in the dining room…rustic Christmas dining roomChristmas mantel

A stack of old trunks lift the tree for a larger focal presence. Christmas dining roomrustic glitter Christmas mantelnatural Christmas treeChristmas dish display

Living Room – I don’t show this room very often, but I love how our traditional Christmas tree glows and sparkles.  Red and Gold Christmas Tree

A mostly thrifted gallery wall with a Christmas theme… Christmas decorating

Decorating the mantel around a wall mounted tv is always a challenge but this year, the mix of yard sales finds, old decor and a new banner adds just the right amount of glam and a touch of rustic. Christmas living room mantel

Guest Room – I love the challenge of adding Christmas touches in a non-traditional color palette. It doesn’t take much to whisper “Christmas”, doesn’t it?guest bedroom at ChristmasChristmas guest bedroom DIY ShowOff

Family Room – one of the things I love about this old home is that it’s not an open floor plan and each room has it’s own feel. And since I just do what I love, this colorful eclectic theme in the family room doesn’t feel out of place in our home. eclectic Christmas family roomeasy DIY artificial Christmas tree trunk tutorial at ombre ornamentsblue-green ombre Christmas treeOmbre Treeroyal blue ombre Christmas treeturquoise ombre Christmas treeaqua ombre Christmas treeblue ombre Christmas treeombre tree skirtcolorful Christmas decorating

Even the main floor bathroom gets a bit of Christmas cheer. Christmas bathroom decor

Hey, where’s the sitting room and the powder room? What about that laundry room makeover in progress and the pantry-room reveal? Why don’t you see the decorated front doorway? See Part 2 of our holiday home tour here

DIYShowOff Christmas Home Tour 2013

I hope you enjoyed the small summary of what’s to come! Have any questions, want to introduce yourself or need more details? Let me know in the comments and I’ll get right back to you. Thanks for stopping by!

See the DIYShowOff Project Gallery for holiday tutorials and Christmas decorating and DIY updates. 

Ready to move on? House #19 is awesome! Of course it is! It’s Lindsay from Makely School for Girls

Makely School for Girls


3 beautiful Christmas Trees by Chic It Simple on Facebook for the Christmas Tree Link Party and Contest

Chic It Simple Christmas Tree 3 Chic It Simple Christmas Tree 2 Chic it Simple Christmas Tree 1

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