One thing I always really wanted in a house was a dramatic staircase. Why? because I love the way they look at Christmas all decked out with garland and pretty ribbon. The rest of the year it’s a bit of a pain when I forget things over and over again that are upstairs…but at Christmas…wow. 😉 I am thrilled to be participating in this year’s 11 Magnolia Lane/Evolution of Style Holiday Tour of Homes. I always love being a part of these fun tours because I get excited to see what everybody else is doing. It’s such great inspiration, and let’s face it…everyone’s homes look extra pretty during the holidays. This tour is fun because every day this week is dedicated to a different area or two of your home, so you can get inspiration for every room. If you are joining us from Amy’s beautiful home over at 11 Magnolia Lane, welcome and thanks for stopping by!
This year I am excited to share our entryway with you. It’s an important spot because it’s where everyone is welcomed into our home. This time of year I want it to feel extra welcoming. For the first time ever, I am using faux garland. These last couple of years living in Utah I have learned that the real stuff just dries out extra quickly. I have to change it multiple times during the season. Well, no more! I hunted down some very realistic looking cedar and eucalyptus garlands and created what you see here. I love it and it is totally low maintenance. Win-win!
You can see a sneak peek here into the living room. I love how open this is and being able to see the tree from the front door.
I simply added black satin ribbon to the garland to make it prettier. Big, soft and flimsy bows and tails are just the look I was going for.
I want to make much more of an effort this year to put the emphasis on the real reason for the season. This Christus statue is one of my favorite things and I wanted it front and center on the entryway table. I think it is the perfect Christmas decoration.
I simply added some faux greens to a black pot I found at Target and a lamp on a few decor books for added height. It is a pretty simple table.
I hung a faux cedar wreath with fishing line from up above so that it would sit right near the picture.
Another favorite accessory of mine wandered in while I was shooting…at least he matches. 😉
The black and white boxes from Target were a must buy. I love the shape and how they matched the decor perfectly!
What I’ve learned this year as I decorated is to not be afraid of faux garland. Get creative and mix a few different types to create something more full and beautiful. HomeGoods has so many pretty pillows and baskets in stock right now. It was easy to find the perfect items I needed to complete the look.
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Now be sure to head on over to Tamara’s house at Citrine Living and check out the beautiful things she has in store. Her house is so stunning, and she has a great name. 😉
Here’s a complete line up of all the fun this week. Enjoy all of these gorgeous homes…
Monday, December 2nd (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces)
Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange | Julie at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss | Annie at Most Lovely Things | Heather at Southern State of Mind | Sara at Sincerely Sara D | Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Tuesday, December 3rd (Entries/Dining Rooms)
Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane | Tammy at Pink Peppermint Design | Tam at Citrine Living | Cindy at Rough Luxe Lifestyle | Heidi at Home by Heidi | Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane
Wednesday, December 4th (Living Rooms/Dens)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life | Heather at Setting for Four | Jen at Stylehouse Interiors | Rachael at This is Our Bliss | Amanda at Dixie Delights | Paige at The Pink Clutch
Thursday, December 5th (Kitchens, Laundry Rooms, Misc Spaces)
Friday, December 6th (Bedrooms)
Christy at 11 Magnolia Lane | Jenny at Evolution of Style | Heather at The Heathered Nest | Shand at Quarters One | Amanda at Sincerely Marie Designs | Christy at Our Southern Home