Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour
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Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour! Today I get to kick off Day 4 of Just a Girl’s Christmas House Tour of 25 beautiful blog homes. Feel free to start at the beginning and welcome to all those coming straight from Carmel’s Our Fifth House. Getting ready for a home tour is not easy! I have four kiddos, as you know, and trying to keep the house clean, just long enough for pics, is almost impossible, but wow, our home is in a full Merry Christmas mood!

Coastal Christmas Home Tour

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First stop, the front door! The JOY “wreath  from last year’s decor is a favorite of mine, so why not use it again? If you liked my Pumpkin topiaries from long ago, then you will love these cute and EASY present topiaries! I’ll post about how to make them soon.

Joy wreath and Present Topiary

Starting to feel Joyful yet? Great! Let’s head inside. Present Topiaries

Immediately upon walking in my front door, you enter the foyer and my piano room is on the right.  It is also known as “Mama’s room”, where mama gets her own “adult” tree. My Coastal Christmas Tree is from Balsam Hill, has a very realistic appearance and is dripping in icicles, coral, pampas grass fronds, starfish, capiz shells and beautiful mercury and Sea Glass OrnamentsA Coastal Christmas

The Coastal Christmas Tree is set in front of my wall gallery of DIY Sea Fan Art and next to those crazy simple painted curtains.
Coastal Christmas

Driftwood Rudolph was a fun find at TJ Maxx/Homegoods last month. Yes, he was a new purchase, but I used a gift card I had! I adorned his neck with a boxwood wreath clipping from the yard. Isn’t he cute?
Driftwood Reindeer

This giant clam shell was from Joss & Main and I filled it with some glass floats, ornaments in beachy ocean colors and a few starfish tucked in for good measure.

Ornaments in clam shell

The highlight of the Coastal Christmas Tree is the DIY Sea Glass Ornaments. They glow with a lovely luminous light at night!

Sea Glass Ornaments by @sandandsisal

The front rooms of our home are filled with fluffy white poinsettias and the silver stilettos…. well that’s where they were kicked off after a Christmas party. ;) Zebra chair - Holiday decorating

Who can resist their sweet baby standing in front of the Christmas tree at night, marveling in all its childhood wonder? Coastal Christmas Tree at night

Then we completely switch gears and go completely classic with a Red & White Christmas Family Room.  I love this simple color scheme. It is easy to create a beautiful look with, when you limit the colors in you decor palette.

Red and white Christmas Decor

Red and White Christmas Mantel

I was so blessed to work with Red Envelope & ProFlowers this season. They gave me this festive and personalized Christmas Subway Art. I love it!  The adorable reindeer and tree topiaries are from Target. Red and White Christmas Mantel

Our family tree will always have a few classic and collected ornaments on it. Red and White Christmas

Can I tell you how giddy I am with how this staircase looks? It normally looks like the family drop zone! I emptied everyone’s bins and made them pick up the staircase and I am now in clean-staircase-heaven! Casual Christmas staircase

These are those bins I was talking about. I found this table years ago at a thrift store, painted it and added a basket for each kiddo. It’s been the best solution to my staircase tsunami ever!  Christmas Home tour

I layered our chalkboard wall message board with a fresh Eucalyptus Wreath and wrote a few inspiring Christmas words around it. Can I tell you how wonderful it smells?!

Holiday Eucalyptus Wreath

Christmas decorating

Our Christmas Family Tablescape is all about keeping it real and relaxed. These place mats are over a decade old! They are washed and worn and faded. I love them though. Whenever I bring them out, the kids know that mama is going into Christmas decor mode! The red and white dishes are our everyday dishes, just this time, we’ve layered them up and added a cloth napkin (ooo, we’re gettin’ fancy now!), tied them up with a simple red ribbon and tucked in candy cane. Beautiful does not have to be expensive and this tablescape is proof of that.
Casual Christmas Tablescape 2

I found a bag filled with these balsam wood snowflakes. I swear I must have had them for over 15 years now and never used them. They needed a face lift (don’t we all….) so I spray painted them with white primer and hung them from our kitchen table light with a bit of fishing line and tape. Easy-peasy- positively- perfect!
Christmas Snowflake Chandy

And because our kitchen it the main hub of the house, I had to have my kids’ favorites available at all snacking  times for them…. Honey Crisp Apples and Clementines.
Christmas Fruit

 

Sand and Sisal's Christmas Home Tour

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my home. I appreciate all the pins and shares you might give it. Next stop on the Christmas Home Tour is my sweet and very humorous  friend Destiny at A Place for Us.

A Place for us

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Check out all the amazing bloggers on the tour here:

Blogger Christmas Tour of Homes

           Monday

       Tuesday
          Thursday
             Friday

Thanks for stopping by my home! Merry Christmas!

KIM

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Comments

  1. Oh, Kim, it’s all so beautiful! I love all your special touches, the coastal tree and the red/white classic look too. You do it up well for Christmas. Merry Christmas, girlfriend!

  2. Kim: Your home looks so festive for the holidays! Especially love the mantel and the beautiful subway art!

  3. I am completely swooning at this home tour… it’s like walking into my favourite stores combined. :)
    I haven’t posted my tour yet, but my tree has a nautical theme, too! Love it!

  4. You made me bust out laughing with those high heels :) hehe. Everything is so pretty :) Glad you finally got some sun your way!

    • Hey now girlfriend! You KNOW those heels… and how badly I walk on with them… ahem. As pretty as they are that is why they were kicked off immediately. ;) hee, hee, hee.

  5. Love everything about your home friend! The boxwood, the reds, the SEA:0) Hope I get to visit one day! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Kim your house looks GORGEOUS girl!!! Just love it all but that room with all the red and white is definitely my favorite! And what a sweet pic of your precious boy. Well done friend! :-)
    Vanessa

  7. Love your home. Especially the snowflakes hanging from the light.

  8. So pretty! I love your entry way and the mantel the best but every little detail of your house house is perfection :) LOVE!!!

  9. Kim, your home is absolutely beautiful – but so warm and welcoming, too! This is the kind of home I dream of having when we finally stop moving every two or three years {thank you, Army}. Pinning EVERYTHING!

  10. As beautiful as all the other homes are, yours has a simplicity and every-day-ness to it that I absolutely love. It’s beautiful AND achievable. From a mom of six feeling pretty discouraged of late with my own Christmas preparations, thank you.

  11. Everything looks so beautiful Kim!!

  12. No one does a coastal christmas tree as beautifully as you do kim. Everything is so lovely and I especially love the picture of your son in front of the tree. Precious. Happy holidays

  13. love love it all
    how did you do the big “J and Y” to make the Joy door arrangement- want to do this for my DIL

  14. Everything looks beautiful, Kim! I like the way some of your spaces are glamorous and some are just plain fun! Your red decorations capture my heart, of course–I do love red at Christmastime! And of course red looks fantastic with all the Christmas greenery–it’s hard to beat the charm of those complementary colors, isn’t it?

    Thanks so much for the tour of your home!

  15. Absolutely incredible Kim! I just love it all and you have shared so many awesome ideas! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and Christmas decor with us. You never cease to amaze me girl!! Merry Christmas sweet friend! xo

  16. I just love all the natural light streaming into your rooms! The light paint color on the wall just picks it up and bounces it around- so appealing and relaxing! You have a beautiful home!

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