Welcome over from the holiday housewalk to my split level Christmas home tour! I am so glad you are here! Our home is an 1,159 square foot split level located in the Midwest. Our home has gone through lots of changes over the last 20 years! Let’s start in the living room. This year I decided to do something really different and create a flying winter geese theme for my holiday mantel, the rest of my home is decorated quite eclectically. It’s one of my favorite mantels to date! You can also watch the video that goes with this post. It’s a quick home tour that shows you how our main level is laid out and decorated. Like I said before, it’s a cozy home, so it’s a quick tour lol. This is a peek at my holiday home and I’ll be doing more detailed tours of each room next week! You can use this link to take you back to the beginning of the tour.
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In the living room, along with flying geese over the mantel, I journeyed on some vintage store hunting and found a few brass geese/ swans to add to my display I’m obsessed and I really love how they add some gold tones to my holiday decorating.
I love how the mantel tell a story with the geese, a large harvest wintery moon and birch twigs as trees. It really plays of off the globes on the tree which are like their own little moons.
I bought a new tree on a summer sale because I wanted something a little smaller in scale this year. I have to admit, I love it but my family completely hates it. They want our fuller, giant tree back. I think I need to put my foot down and keep this one this year.
I really love how the twinkle LED lights on the branches have a sparkly glow, and the battery operated flickering flame seed bead globes add to a cozy glow. I also added some velvet mushrooms and gold and copper bells. After the housewalk all of our family ornaments that the kids made will go on the tree. At the bottom of the tree I added faux cardboard logs which I’ll have the tutorial for next week!
From the Living room we move into the dining room where I added a boho wood land feel. I have vintage Midcentury Modern furniture, so decorating became kind of a fushion. I keep a simple table but I will be setting it with the holiday inspired paper party plates I designed for Coterie Party this year.
We have built in bookcases, and the backside is our dining room. I thought it might be fun to stack all of my vintage books to the ceiling to give it a library style look. I don’t know… can you ever have too many books?
Into the kitchen, I hung a faux cedar garland and some rustic Christmas bells which I am a little obsessed with this year. I wanted to put them all over my house but restrained myself to just a few areas like in the middle of this awesome garland. And if you were wondering, it is fake but incredibly realistic looking. I have a pine allergy, so it’s faux for me at the holidays.
In the kitchen , I used more bells to create a mixed ribbon and yarn garland to hang over my window for some fun and eclectic holiday cheer. One of my Colorful Winter Cottages Tea Towels hangs on the towel bar mounted on the false front cabinet drawer. We installed it in 2010 and I haven’t regretted hanging it there yet. I always get asked if it gets closed in the cabinet doors underneath. and for the most part, I push it aside when I need to get something underneath, so it hasn’t been an issue at all.
On the other side of the kitchen I decorated my open shelving with small ceramic cottages painted white and larger velvet mushrooms. We use our shelves daily so I need to keep everything simple on them.
I bought these mushrooms last year. I wish I had bought more because I saw Terrain has them this year and i paid much less.
Of course I had to put together a hot cocoa bar with my Santa mugs for the kids… they tore into it the minute I was done taking pictures. I have to admit, I had a large mug of cocoa myself with a marshmallow topper. I did add in my collagen powder so I could justify it a little bit.
Thank you so much for visiting and taking a tour of my holiday home! The housewalk goes all week long for lots of holiday cheer! Head on over to the next house Dear Lillie who is always creates a beautiful home!
For more holiday inspiration check out my Christmas decorating and crafting book Creatively Christmas!