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Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Home Tour 2019

Welcome to my holiday home tour 2019 and the entire Holiday Housewalk sponsored by Arhaus (opinions are entirely my own)! The fun thing about running the housewalk is that I have a great opportunity to change up my home every year. This year I decided to add color, inspired from the colors in my living room rug.

Jennifer Rizzo + Arhaus for the Holiday Housewalk Day 1

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Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk and home tourI shared my mantel and Christmas tree last week, and I changed it up for the tour today! Our home changes constantly. We’ve renovated our cozy 1,100 square foot split level from top to bottom over the last 20 years, and I love adding personal touches such as my birch tree wall mural painted on a sheet in our dining area, or reclaimed vintage pieces such as this added transom that make it seem not so “split-levely”

 The Home of Jennifer Rizzo Christmas Mantel idea with cedar, vintage candle sticks, and large vintage marquis letters

I added fresh cedar after the eucalyptus dried out (you can see that here.). We set up our nativity scene, and I added some really cool vintage sign numbers. I love sprinkling in new and vintage together. It brings so much personality to a space.

Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Living Room in the 2019 Housewalk

My rug is one of my favorite things in my living room, next to our new faux wood beam mantel. You can see through to our dining room where we added a hanging vintage door on sliding barn door hardware.

Mercury glass Christmas trees on a faux fur blanket

Another one of my favorite things are my mercury glass trees I bought a few years ago. I love how they are so versatile and I can use them all over the place in my holiday decor.

Colorful boho Christmas tree Jennifer Rizzo

This year I was inspired by my rug for my holiday decor! You can see here how I made my own custom ornaments.

Cedar on mantel with stockings and candle sticks

I love the smell of cedar, it smells like Christmas to me! I bought the stocking with the mini-poms from World Market, and made the tassels for the other white stocking to add some color.

Cedar on a mantel scape

To get the ornaments to stay on the mantel, I looped some wire and fastened each ornament to the branches. I love the extra sparkle they add.

White kitchen with Christmas decor Jennifer Rizzo

In the kitchen, I added some fun touches. One of them is I decided to get a little crazy and use wrapping paper as wallpaper!

Using wrapping paper as wallpaper Jennifer Rizzo

Of course, I decided to do it on Thanksgiving with 20 people coming over, and my hair wasn’t even done yet. Some strong double stick tape is holding it in place until I’m ready to take it down. I needed some strong double-stick for my hair too! Lol!

Wrapping paper as inexpensive wallpaper for holiday decorating

But I LOVE the color it brings to the kitchen! It’s kind of like using temporary dye on your hair. Just a touch of color until you’re ready for a change!

Kitchen window for Christmas with greenery and color


I hung a faux swag for over my kitchen window… love the pop of green! One thing I love to do is gather fresh greenery from my yard, and tuck it in the faux swag to make it look way more realistic.

Real greenery tucked into faux greenery

A little bit of boxwood and cypress from the yard adds a realistic touch.

In the lane tea towel by Jennifer Rizzo

I also dressed up underneath the window with one of my towel designs from the shop.

Vintage bottles over the sink ith juniper

On the windowsill, I added vintage bottles with juniper clipped from a tree in our yard. Every year I’ve been trying to plant more and more trees and bushes so I could have a year round cutting garden.

Bottlebrush trees on a countertop

I have a weird part of my kitchen counter that has a deep corner, it makes it a hard place to display anything. I decided on a mini-bottle brush forest this year. I have a thing for bottle brush trees. Over the stove I added some boxwood on a vintage painting.

VIntage painting over stove and Hot cocoa towel Jennifer Rizzo

I paired it up with one of my hot cocoa towel designs from the store.

Christmas Shelfie

I added some Christmas cheer to the other side of my kitchen on on my open shelving, and placed a vintage painting behind a fun sleigh and Santa vignette.

Kitchen with vintage touches in a split level home Jennifer Rizzo

 Just adding some fresh fruit like pomegranates  and pears adds color!

Peace sign with greenery on top

We recently got rid of an old cabinet on this wall, and I love the simplicity. The colors in the vintage oil painting are so beautiful, I love how a few clipped cypress branches and peace sign are a pretty accent.

Modern vintage dining room with bottlebrush trees

Looking from the kitchen into the dining room, I added  a fun pom pom garland, and some simple touches with bottlebrush trees to go with all pf my natural decor.

Mixed bottlebrush tree idea on table centerpiece

I love the pops of color they bring!

VIntage modern dining room with plants and wallpaper mural

For more of my home, you can see our holiday bedroom here, and our winter bathroom.


Shop this boho living room

Shop the post:

Mercury glass tree 1/ mercury glass tree 2/ mercury glass tree 3/ Faux cypress garland/ Boho rug/faux fur runner/ brass candlesticks

Thank you so much for joining me on my Christmas Holiday home tour 2019!  To continue on the walk, make sure to head over to Fox Hollow Cottage next!

Fox Hollow Cottage Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk 2019




  1. that tree!!!! i love the colors and style of it so much, and your mantle is SO fun! love the vintage numbers! everything looks so happy, jen! thanks again for asking me- i am so excited!!!!

  2. That last photo with the vintage painting and the greenery is so gorgeous! Your home looks so pretty! Thank you for putting this together each year! It is so much fun!

  3. Okay, I’ve got some wee little marquee letters, now I need me some GIANT ONES. Those are fabulous!! Loving your living room! The tree, the mantel, the mercury glass trees and the vintage touches. It all looks marvelous Jen! So happy to be on this Holiday Housewalk with you again this year. Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas season.

  4. Jen, your home is gorgeous all decked out for Christmas! Your mantel and tree together is just beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your hard work every year, I appreciatte you and wish you a very merry Christmas! xo Kristin

  5. Your mantel is a stunner, Jen! The 25 is such a clever idea! To think of the unlimited options with wrapping paper on the wall. Definitely trying that idea!!

  6. Oh, Jen, it all looks so great. I’m sitting by the fire with a cup of tea and the fairy lights glowing. I feel like I just stepped inside your home. I LOVE your tree. Merry Christmas, sweet friend, thank you for all you do organizing this hop. xx

  7. I loooove your retro feeling color palette this year, Jen! Thank you so much for another wonderful tour. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years!!!!

  8. Ahh! We just bought our first home and I’ve been following the Holiday House walk for 6 years! It’s a dream to be included once we get stocked up in decor! I’m going to be spending all night reading the first stops and saving my favorite ideas! I love these thank for you putting them together!

  9. LOVE your tree! The colors are unique and I love that you pulled inspiration from your rug. Isn’t it fun when you get an aha moment like that? I also love that you used wrapping paper to create a temporary new look for the holidays. So clever!!

  10. Jen, what a beautiful tour. love the colors on the tree. Yay for color!! what a fun and creative idea using paper on the wall . Thanks for coordinating the tour and kicking things off . happy holidays!

  11. Jen!

    Your home is so beautiful! I am obsessed with how you matched your ornaments to your rug. It looks amazing!! Thank you for letting me be a part of the tour. I am so grateful and humbled to be participating with such talented people!


  12. Love the palette Jen – it feels so colorful and happy at your house! I’m especially loving all the touches in your kitchen – and most of all that fabulous mercury glass garland over the window! so cute!!

    Thank you again for having me – I’m so excited to finally be a part of such an amazing tour and talented group of women:)

    Happy Holidays to you!


  13. Beautiful tour! The gift wrap on the walls is genius. Thank you again for all your hard work putting together this tour!

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