Every year around Christmas, and after the Holiday Housewalk, I like to feature someone who was not on the walk who has a beautiful Christmas home tour. I am so excited to share this house because I think her home is amazing! I started following Louisa Craven on Instagram, and I love how she decorates, and the touches she puts into every space! Every room has a beautiful rhythm to it, and is like looking at a magazine! I was going to share her home in one post, but her beautiful Christmas home tour is so amazing, I’m going to break it up into two days.
Louisa lives in West Virginia with her husband, and is the mom of grown children. She has lived in Germany, and traveled all over the world, before she settled back in the states. Many of her gorgeous vintage finds are from an antique market in Tongeren, Belgium! I’ll start at her amazing front porch, and we’ll welcome ourselves inside to see her morning room.
How lucky that she has snow too! I’m not a huge fan of snow, but it’s nice to have it for Christmas!
I love this gorgeous pine and birch planter idea! What I love most is that Louisa created her planters by using free clippings from the hardware store, and added eucalyptus to her wreaths and greenery. She was inspired to decorate this year from her holiday pillows, here’s a little bit about what Louisa has to say about her holiday decorating style:
“I love and appreciate so many different design styles, but my Christmas decor tends to be little more traditional. My go to color every year is festive Christmas red. I love it!
I try to incorporate many of my vintage finds and family heirlooms into my holiday decor each year.
The nutcracker is an authentic German nutcracker that I inherited from mother.
That and the red German Christmas Tree dishes. I love the wonderful memories attached to these pieces and can’t wait to display them each year.”
I love the frosty red berries on the tree, and all of the red. It’s so merry and cozy! I would love to sit in that room all day long. Tomorrow, I’ll have more of her beautiful Christmas home tour to share including her gorgeous kitchen, and family room to share with you!
Louisa has been also so kind to share some of her shopping resources with us!
Throw -on the chair Home Goods
Pillows- Pottery Barn
Hutch- found at the Tongeren Antique market in Belgium about 25 years ago
German Christmas tree dishes in hutch are Waechtersbach
Skis, horse, bread boards, demijohn – vintage