December 2, 2015

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours: Christmas 2015

When Lindsey from The White Buffalo Styling Co. asked me to participate in her 2015 Christmas edition of Blogger Stylin' Home Tours, I couldn't wait to start decorating!



Our home is full of bows and Ho's (I promise that will make sense in a minute) and is, as my husband said, "very festive" :)

Ready to check it out?!

If you're stopping by from My Fabuless Life – welcome! Wasn't Jenn's tour amazing?!

Our tour starts in our two-story foyer:



I added a 42" wreath to the wall outside of our loft:



The wreath was plain so I added some garland, pinecones, berries, and lights to it. I topped it off with a bow and draped some faux sheepskins over the wall to mimic fallen snow:



The tree we usually put outside made it's way into our foyer this year:





I love how it looks against our giant tapestry:



For those of you that are new here, we have an open concept home. This is the view you're greeted with after you make your way around our curved staircase.





I added my favorite red bows to our pendant lights to make them look like giant ornaments.



My favorite deer made their way onto our bar along with a mini tree forest!



I filled my thrifted cake stand with ornaments and placed a wreath around it for our ottoman's centerpiece.



I wanted to wrap all of the pictures in our gallery wall up like presents last year but I never got around to it. I made sure to wrap them up this year! I love how they look :)



I moved my thrifted trunk over to the side of our gray club chair and added a bow and gift tag to it. The gift tag is actually a gift bag, I just removed the handles and taped it in place!



I topped the trunk with a glass hurricane that's surrounded by a jingle bell wreath.





I always try and use as much of my existing Christmas decorations as I can to save money but I couldn't pass up these pretty plaid fringed pillows when I saw them at HomeGoods. They were only $17/each!



Speaking of HomeGoods: I reused the fluffy faux fur tree skirt I got there last year. I wanted to add a little bit of shimmer to it so I layered the gold sequin tablecloth that was on the cake table at our wedding over the top of it :)



I love how it sparkles when the lights hit it!



We placed our Christmas tree in front of our large living room window this year. We haven't decorated it and don't plan to since we like how it looks as-is. We did add a giant 2' bow to the top of it though!





I hung this pretty gold foil print that Minted gifted to me (thanks Minted!) above our bar cart:



Disclosure: this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to highlight a nice gift from a great company I've previously worked with!

I taped it to an 18" x 24" canvas and added a bow beneath it.



My disco gnome came out of hiding! It's always great to see him shimmer in the morning light :)



The handmade felted garland was a gift from Minted as well. I love the blue and green palette and plan to keep it out after the holidays are over!



Here are the "Ho's" I previously mentioned!



They live across from our bar cart, next to our knight:



There's a story behind the knight! I got it for my husband's golden birthday on Halloween. He had admired him at HomeGoods but I wasn't sure if he was being serious or not because, I mean, what does one do with a knight?

Anyway, my mom kindly suggested I should get it for him because he doesn't have a lot of his stuff out around the house. I felt bad so I went back and got it for him. He loves it and I secretly do too :)



In case you're wondering, I made the "Ho, Ho, Ho" art and will be sharing the tutorial on Friday! I hung it above our makeshift mantel (AKA the console table that sits behind our couch) and topped the table with a brown paper package tree and some snowy apothecary jars.



I filled the jars with some bottle brush trees, a POP figure Elf on the Shelf, and a $2.50 house ornament I got from Michael's.



I really love how our breakfast bar looks. No one can eat at it now but at least it's pretty ;)





I repurposed the two gold sequin runners we had on the head table at our wedding for our Christmas table.



I lined the table with a collection of trees I've had for several years.





The place settings are quite possibly my favorite thing this year!



I wrapped a large square dinner plate with red wired ribbon and placed a bow at the top of the plate to mimic a present.



I placed an air plant filled glass terrarium ornament (say that 10 times fast) on top of the salad plate and wrapped a handmade wreath ornament around it (3 for $3 at Target!).



I'm sure you're sick of hearing me mention our wedding by now but bear with me one more time! We had candle centerpieces on our guest tables and I added some of the glass cylinders to our dining room's console table to bring a romantic glow to the room :)



I wrapped the picture above the table up like a present and made a big bow for it!





Well, that's it for my tour! Did you make it to the end?!

Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof will be sharing her tour bright and early tomorrow morning so don't forget to stop by and check it out!

44 comments

  1. Love love love all your unique graphic Christmas touches. The wrapped gallery wall is so fun and different. Love the NorthPole tag on the trunk too and of course the rest as well. I'm always thrilled to see your tours.

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    1. Thank you so much Julia! Your comment means a lot :) Happy holidays!

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  2. Stunning tour, Caitlin! Love all of the red!

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    1. Thanks Claire! I think I'm going to start incorporating more red into our everyday decor :)

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  3. I love every touch: bright and modern and "out of the box". Loving the wrapped gallery wall and the wedding elements re-purposed. Your table setting is so fresh and fun.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love to re-purpose as much as possible :)

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  4. Even before I clicked over to your tour, I knew I'd love it—how fabulous!! Your wrapped gallery wall is GENIUS!!

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    1. Awww, thank you Carrie! Glad you liked the tour :)

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  5. Beautiful!!! The wrapped gallery wall is just so SO good!!!

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  6. Love all your gallery wall all wrapped up as gifts looks so pretty. The color red shines so much in your home!

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    1. Thanks Katrina! I'm so happy I took the time to wrap all the prints up. It took a while but it makes such a difference!

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  7. such a fun tour, caitlin! i love the chairs next to the tree! everything is so fun and so very you! and i love the bows 'n hos theme! ;)

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  8. Love your dining table! So pretty :) And love the packages on the wall behind the TV!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! We love our table so much that we haven't changed it since setting it up! :)

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  9. I love your bright and modern style! The big wreath outside of your loft is beautiful and the red bows are perfect festive touches!

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  10. Your home is so pretty!! Looks like a winter wonderland!

    Whitney
    whitneydonae.com

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  11. Such clever ways to celebrate the holidays. So festive!
    xo Michael

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  12. Love the red against your blue sofa, Caitlin!

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  13. Why oh why must it all be so darn cute? Lol. I miss this place! I looooove the armor!!!!

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    1. Thanks Amber! You'll have to come back and visit soon to see it all in person! :)

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  14. Holy moly, there are so many awesome ideas here!!! Absolutely I love how you wrapped your art as presents! And, the knight is way cool :)

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    1. Thanks Shelley! The gallery wall was one of my favorite ideas this year :)

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  15. Your house screams Christmas and I love it! The wrapped gallery wall is genius :)

    amandakatherine.com

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  16. The presents are amazing! I can't even imagine the time that went into wrapping them all!!! xx

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! Netflix helped me pass the wrapping time haha

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  17. Wow, Caitlin! Beautiful styling and beautiful photography. I love that present wall and the bows on the pendants are such a genius way to make them look like ornaments!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Even though I like to mix things up, I've added the bows to the pendants every single year and I don't think I'm going to stop any time soon haha

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  18. How gorgeous! Love the red pops! Stunning!

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  19. Love it as always! I love how clean and bright everything is! And turning the pendant lights into ornaments?! Brilliance!

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  20. Stunning! I love all the red and so many special touches. I can only imagine the hours spent wrapping and decorating! I'm a candleholic so the table of candles is perfect. I think your tree is beautiful and I love the fact that you've chosen not to decorate it! You're a creative genius!

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    Pat

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    1. Awww, thanks Pat! I think I spent about 100 hours decorating over the course of 2 weeks. I spent a lot of late nights burning the midnight oil and I'm happy it paid off as well as I think it did :)

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  21. SO festive! I love all the red! And that giant wreath! And, of course, disco gnome :)

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! You can never go wrong with a disco gnome :)

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  22. I so love your idea of wrapping your existing frames and make them look like gifts. That's so brilliant. :-)

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