December 10, 2014

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours: Christmas 2014

I'm participating in The White Buffalo Styling Co.'s Blogger Stylin' Home Tours again this year and I'm so excited to share our 2014 holiday home with you today!

If you're stopping by from This, That, & Life – welcome!

Our DIY Home Alone inspired doormat will lead you inside :)

DIY Home Alone Inspired "Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal" Doormat

If you peek around our Christmas tree, you can see into our living room and dining room.

Living Room Peek

As you can see, we have an open floor plan so I tried to keep all of the "rooms" cohesive.

Christmas Living Room

Our living room looks like this from the landing of our curved staircase.

Christmas Living Room Aerial View

I added some ribbon to our vintage trunk and topped it with a bowl of ornaments and a beaded red Christmas tree.

Ribbon Wrapped Trunk

Here's the view from our dining room looking into our living room and foyer. It's the spot my fiancĂ© proposed to me from as I was rushing out the door to finish a project :)

Christmas Living Room

I had planned to wrap the photos in our gallery wall up like presents but I ran out of time. Maybe next year!

Christmas Living Room

I filled our large clamshell with some cinnamon scented pinecones. I sprinkled some faux snow on top but it kind of looks like dandruff haha

Snow covered pinecones

We don't have a fireplace so our console table acts as a makeshift mantel:

No fireplace? No problem! Use a console table as a makeshift mantel!

Our Christmas tree found a new spot this year!

2014 Christmas Tree

It's the first thing you see when you walk in our door :)

Christmas tree with bow tree topper

I showed you our holiday bar cart last week but here's a better idea of it's placement in our living room:

Christmas living room

Feel free to pour yourself a drink :)

Holiday bar cart

Holiday bar cart angle

I added some simple red bows to our bar's pendant lights. I love how it makes them look like giant ornaments!

Christmas kitchen

Here's the view of our living room from our fridge/pantry area. I don't think I've shown this view on the blog before!

Christmas kitchen and living room

I set up a milk and cookie station on our bar:

Milk and cookies

I got the champagne glasses at the Dollar Tree! I thought they were a little fancier than our everyday glasses :)

Milk and cookies

Our dining table is my favorite space this year!

Christmas dining room

Candle centerpiece

I lined 12 candles up down the center of our table.

Christmas dining table and console table

Christmas deer

The vases the candles are in came from the Dollar Tree as well!

Christmas console table

I love the warm, romantic glow of the candlelight :)

I filled the bottom of the vases with 1/2 cup of epsom salt before dropping the candle in. I sprinkled some extra epsom salt on the sides of the candle while spinning the vase around to give them a snow blown look. I surrounded the vases with faux buffalo snow.

Christmas tablescape

I used baker's twine to tie a felt snowflake around our napkins. I added a small ornament for fun!

Christmas placesetting

I hope you can stay for dinner :)

Christmas tablescape

If you can't stay, make sure you head over to Design POST Interiors to see Beth's home tour!

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours – Christmas 2014

Here's the full tour lineup:

Monday, December 8th:
The White Buffalo Styling Co.
Inspired by Charm
Bliss at Home
Thistlewood Farms
Charming in Charlotte
Number Fifty-Three
Julie Blanner
Cuckoo 4 Design
Eclectically Vintage

Tuesday, December 9th:
My Fabuless Life
Scout & Nimble
Primitive & Proper
Sand & Sisal
Decor Chick
The Chronicles of Home
DIY Playbook
This, That, & Life

Wednesday, December 10th:
Desert Domicile – you're here!
Design Post Interiors
Southern Hospitality
In my own style
Retro Ranch Reno
Iron & Twine

Thursday, December 11th:
Jones Design Company
Finding Home
Jen Rizzo
Home Stories A to Z
Dimples & Tangles
Simple Stylings
Run to Radiance
The Thriftress

Friday, December 12th:
Inspired Room
Beneath my Heart
DIY Showoff
Just a Girl
A Home Full of Color
Rain on a Tin Roof
Eleven Gables
Burlap and Lace
Sarah M. Dorsey


  1. The brass trunk dressed up as a present is genius. I wish my husband would put one under my try ;) And I just adore the white candles and snow on your dining table. So festive and pretty!!!!
    Your house looks gorgeous, colorful and so inviting. Love everything!

    1. Thank you so much Julia! I hope a brass trunk shows up under your tree too! :)

  2. your home is so fun! i think my favorite part is the door mat, but i love your dining area and bar cart as well!

    1. Thanks Cassie! I think that doormat is my favorite DIY project to date!

  3. Oooooh, I'm loving how festive your home is!!! Your tree is beautiful! I love the new spot and how it greets you when you walk in your home. Your pendant lights as big ornaments are awesome too!

    1. Thanks Gabbi! I want to leave the bows on the pendant lights year round :)

  4. I love it all Caitlin! You are so good at using bold colors and accessories - everything is so fun and festive! Red is such a great accent color in your gorgeous home!

    1. Thanks Brynne! Our condo used to be decorated in all black, white, and red. I've shied away from using red in our home so I don't revert back to my old color palette ways but I love busting out all the red during the holidays! :)

  5. Oh my goodness I love!! The first thing that caught my eye were the bows on the pendants- SO CUTE. I feel like it can be hard to make red look good but you did an amazinnggg job with it. Beautiful beautiful.

  6. You have such a fun approach to Christmas Caitlin! It makes me want to be a kid again :) Best compliment ever btw :) Merry Christmas and congrats again on the engagement! xoxo

  7. Love it - especially the reindeer name print!

  8. The reindeer names poster over the bar cart is my favorite!

  9. Everything is perfect!! Love your doormat!

  10. This is just beautiful! I love all of the details - but I think the reindeer print is one of my favorites. And I love the end table/trunk with the bow. (But I may be partial to the table since I was there when you bought it.)

    Lovely, as always.

  11. I love coming here, Caitlin!! Your home is always so fun! I love how you made the trunk into a present!! And that Dasher, Prancer, etc. print - LOVE! Happy Holidays, gal!

  12. I love all the red and white. I need a daily cookie bar in my house. I have wanted nothing but cookies this whole pregnancy. I'll look like santa in no time :) I think my very favorite touch to all your holiday decor is the red bows on your lights. It's so simple, but it makes a huge, cheery, impact. Merry Christmas my friend!

  13. I love it Caitlin! Everything looks awesome. It's so fun to see someone else with an open floor plan and what you're doing with it. Taking notes!

  14. Everything looks great! I think I really need more red and gold around here next year (although the terra cotta floor in the sunroom messes everything up if we put the tree in there again!). And the reindeer name sign is my favorite, too!


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