My Holiday Home Tour 2018
Welcome to my holiday home tour 2018! I am so excited to have you here, and be the first house on the house walk!
We remodeled our kitchen, doing a lot of the work ourselves, 8 years ago, for about $12,000. Our rehab included painting our old oak cabinets, and adding a wood counter top, which has actually held up fairly well 8 years later. For my holiday decorating, I decided to go with a lot of natural decor and greenery this year. I may have to replace the greenery in a week or two, it depends on how fast it dries out and gets crunchy.
Next week, I’ll show you how I made the boxwood swag over the basement door. I just clipped branches from our yard. I hung a pretty mercury glass ornament wreath over it.
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Very recently, I realized we needed a smaller island, and found this vintage sewing cabinet on Craigslist. It’s the perfect size for our cozy kitchen. We had a chandelier problem earlier this year, and finally fixed it by moving the old lighting from our dining room into the kitchen, and getting new lighting for our dining area. That space is getting a complete makeover, I can’t wait to show you, but here’s a sneak peek picture:
I love adding some holiday cheer to our counter tops, but our kitchen window is my favorite place to decorate.
I love that we have a window over our sink. It makes the kitchen seem so bright, especially during the winter.
I added some cedar garland, wood beaded garland, and mercury glass ornaments to bring in some greenery. I have a few permanent white hooks in place, so I can hang various things in the window through the year.
I brought some little green mini-trees from our shop, The Collective lhe + Makery, and scattered some ornaments on the sill for brightness.
I also added some wood bead garland to the chandelier we moved. I might leave it there past the holidays.
In the living room, I also kept with a boho meets natural decor theme. I still love this rustic modern mantel I did a few years ago with the same deer.
The rug has so much color, it’s nice keep everything else fairly neutral.
I loved being able to paint a picture as a backdrop for the reindeer this year on the mantel. We had a mirror up there forever, and I thought it was time for a change. A few faux eucalyptus sprays, and mercury glass trees made the scene complete.
Our tree has the option of white or multi-colored lights. I love the white lights, but the kids like to switch it to the multi-colored when I’m not looking.
A boxwood wreath, with a few vases with seeded eucalyptus stems are a perfect, and easy centerpiece.
Of course, I use my Christmas crafting/decorating book as a holiday decor item as well!
Thank you so much for joining my holiday home tour 2018 as the first house on the holiday housewalk!
Please make sure to stop back every day this week to see all of the gorgeous homes! And next Monday, join the linky party to be entered for a chance to be on the housewalk next year! Now, onto the next beautiful house:
Need more holiday inspiration? Visit last year’s housewalk here.
As always, you know how to deck your halls! I love your new kitchen island and that mantel is gorgeous! Wishing you the merriest of Christmases Jen!
Thank you so much Kelly, and thank you for being a part of the tour with your beautiful home!
Your home is so cozy and warm~ Everything looks gorgeous, loving your mantel and beautiful kitchen window! Thanks for hosting such a fun tour!
Thank you so much Kristin!
Happy day one Jen! Thank you for hosting another amazing year. I can’t wait to watch the week unfold.
Love all the greenery and natural texture in your tour. Your fireplace and that soft wood coffee table were big faves!
Happy Holidays to you! xo
Thank you Shannon! Today was such a great start to an amazing week!
So beautiful, Jen!!! Love your kitchen window!
Thank you so much!!!
I LOVE all the garlands in your kitchen and can’t wait to see what you’re up to in the dining room!!!
Thank you so much Julie!!!
Thanks for kicking off my favorite week of the year on the blog.
Thank you Laura, I’m so glad you are a part of it!
Your home looks so beautiful Jen!!!! I love all the garland you used in your kitchen! Thank you for continuing to do this tour every year! It is my favorite!!!!
Thank you so much Marci!
It’s so beautiful Jen! I adore the painting behind the deer you made! So perfect!
Thank you so much Cami!
Jen your home is so cozy, inviting and beautiful throughout each season! I love your pretty kitchen window and how you strung those wood beads on your chandelier! It is inspiring to see how you get creative for the holidays… Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely tour and for having me! xo
Thank you Annie! And thank you so much for being a part of it with your gorgeous home!
beautiful, jen! love the mantle and the garland in the kitchen!
Thank you Cassie!
Where is the Bailey bros pillow from? I love it!
I bought it at a vendor fair we did a week ago.
Very lovely Christmas home—and your painting dining room project looks fabulous, can’t wait to see it!
Thank you Sandi!
Beautiful home! Just wondering where you got the kitchen towel holder on the cabinet under the sink. What a great idea!
I bought it a few years ago at Schoolhouse Electric. It’s a towel bar for the bathroom, but I loved it’s chunkiness in the kitchen!
Jen, amazing! I love how that little sewing cabinet works in your kitchen. We have such similar kitchens – ours is on the smaller side too. I might have to copy your idea of garlands above our sink. OH MY! I’m swooning over the trees you’re painting. I can’t wait to see the full reveal 😉 Thank you so much for organizing the tour. I’m sitting with Max on my lap in front of the fire, lights twinkling, and being so inspired by all my friends. xx
Thank you Danielle!
This is my first visit here, I’m hopping over from Courtney’s blog, and I’m so happy I did! I absolutely love what you did with the kitchen window – I may have to mimic this idea for my own kitchen window next season!
Thank you Debbie! I am so glad you loved the tour!
Jennifer–Thank you so much for hosting your holiday tour every year! Your tour is as much of a tradition to me as watching Charlie Brown and drinking hot chocolate! I not only enjoy every home but find so much inspiration. Thank you again.
Thank you so much Kristi! I love to hear that!
Thank you Kristi!
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