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.