December 4, 2017

2017 Winter Eclectic Holiday Home Tour

I've been a busy little elf for the past two weeks and I'm so happy that all of my hard work will be gracing your screens today as I share part 1 of my 2017 holiday home tour!



I'm sure you've noticed that things have been a bit quiet around here. All I can really say is my priorities have changed. That being said, when I was invited to participate in two holiday home tours, I said yes to both because I miss you guys!

The first tour is happening today! It's the Winter Eclectic Holiday Home Tour and it's hosted by Jess at Domicile 37. If you're stopping by from her tour – hello and welcome to our home! I'm Caitlin and I live in the desert with my husband and our 3 fur babies.





The theme of this year's holiday home tour is more is more! I didn't decorate at all for Christmas last year because I was being a Grinch. When it came time to start thinking about this year's decor, I decided to go all out to make up for last year! I know I'm biased but I think I redeemed myself :)

I've split my home tour into two parts and today I'll be sharing our foyer and living room with you. We have an open concept home with a two-story foyer.





If you're familiar with this space, you'll notice a lot has changed! We've added two metal console tables that we've decorated with ceramic deers and a mini tree forest. I wrapped the four pink ottomans with some red and gold ribbon to help them coordinate with our black, white, red, green, and gold color scheme!



The sliver of green garland you see in the photo above wraps all the way around and down our staircase. I paired the green garland with some red and white pom pom garland that I found at Michael's for $10/strand. I ran all over trying to find enough strands to add to our windows and staircase and I got just enough before they sold out everywhere. Phew!



Our living room is right around the corner from our curved staircase. The deers will guide you ;)



It's a good thing you stopped by today because our living room won't look like this much longer! Not because our Christmas decorations will be put away soon but because we're planning to makeover our living room in the spring.



We ordered a new couch last month and it'll be arriving in mid-February! Once it arrives, we'll be getting new arm chairs, a new media center, and new rugs for both our living room and dining room. You can't see it in the photos (because I've cropped it out) but the edges of the larger rug have curled up and become a trip hazard. Our nephew is due to be born any day now and we don't want him tripping on the rug when he's old enough to start walking! We're also sick of tripping on it so it's got to go haha

Anyway, back to the tour!

We bought a new Christmas tree this year. It's flocked and I'm obsessed with it! It has 8 different LED light settings (warm white, colorful, twinkling, etc.) but we usually leave it on the warm white option since it makes the tree look like it's glowing!



We're not sentimental ornament people so all of the ornaments on our tree are random finds from Dollar Tree, the 99 Cents Only Store, and Target. The ribbon is from Michael's and I'm in love with the crazy way I draped it this year!



We topped the tree with a Moravian star tree topper from Crate & Barrel. It's incredibly well made, completely covered in silver glitter, and pretty cheap (under $20)! I think I'm going to get the gold version when it goes on sale after Christmas :)



I love this view :)



I hung our stockings from our TV stand since we don't have a fireplace and therefore no mantel to hang them from. It's kind of a pain to turn on our blu-ray player but we've gotten really good an angling the remote around the stockings haha



I found the buffalo check ornaments AKA stocking markers in the Wondershop ornament section at Target. The stockings are from Chip and Joanna Gaines' Hearth & Hand collection, also at Target. I got the wreath from Michael's two years ago. Since I didn't decorate our house last year, it sat around in our garage waiting to make it's debut. We took down our gallery wall to hang it up. I'm not sure if we'll be rehanging the gallery wall or not after the holidays...



Speaking of Michael's: I got this cute little lumbar pillow there for $13.50! It was originally $45 and I almost bought it with a 50% off coupon but I decided I didn't really need it. I'm so glad I passed on it that time because they were having a 70% off Christmas sale last week and this pillow was included! I love the handmade look!



Here's a better view of our curved staircase and how our living room leads into our foyer (or vice versa):



If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen these shelves pre-Christmasfied. Little note: if you don't follow me on Instagram, you're missing out! I post much more often over there than I do here or on Facebook.

Anyway, I kept the majority of the same items on the shelves but I did add a couple of wreaths, some bows, and ornaments. I also swapped out the artwork for some framed wrapping paper to make the shelves more festive.







Whew! Are you still reading? We only have a little more to go! If you need to take a break, why not take an Elfie as well? ;)



If you could see the chaos that's not even a foot behind the bench, you'd never visit my blog again haha At least the living room looks pretty, right? :)



Let's turn on the tree!



I love the warm glow of the lights at night and how all of the glitter ornaments shimmer!



I really hope you've enjoyed our holiday home tour! I'll be sharing part 2 of our home (our dining room, kitchen, and loft space) next Monday, December 11th. Here's a small sneak peek of our dining room to hold you over until then :)



Want more inspiration?
Don't forget to stop by the next stop on our tour! The talented group below will be sharing their homes with you all week long continuing next with Whimiscal Blue Living.

See you for part 2 of our home tour next Monday, December 11th!

Winter Eclectic Home Tour

Monday
Domicile 37 // Desert Domicile // Kobel & Co. // Whimsical Blue Living


Tuesday
The Gathered Home // Casa Watkins Living // Up To Date Interiors


Wednesday
Monica Wants It // Designing Vibes // Maker of Home // Michelle Matangi


Thursday
A Designer at Home // Style Mutt Home // Jessica Brigham // The Rath Project


Friday
House Homemade // House Haus Home // Jeweled Interiors // Domicile 37


23 comments

  1. SO fun and pretty Caitlin! Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you so much Julia! Merry Christmas to you as well :)

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  2. Dang girl! You outdid yourself...I need to step my game up! This looks amazing! I love the greenery on the curtain rods and how fresh and crisp everything looks. Absolutely stunning!

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    1. Awww, you're so sweet Jess – thank you! Thank you again for including me in your tour! I can't wait to see everyone else's spaces :D

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  3. OMG-you definitely made up for not decorating last year! You mixed the colors and patterns perfectly! The details of the pom pom trim, the letter board...I mean, I just love it all!

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    1. Thank you so much Saher! :) It's been a labor of love to get it all done but we're so happy with the results! I can't wait to see your tour on Friday!

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  4. Missed these updates! It looks great and that tree is gorgeous!

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  5. Well I am personally very very happy that you decided not to be a Grinch this year, because holy moly this is some serious inspiration! I love every single inch of it, but the TREE!!! GAH it's stunning!! Come decorate mine pretty please ; )

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane! I felt like I overdid it a bit with the tree but YOLO haha Is that what the kid's are saying now? ;) Anyway, I would love to come help you decorate your tree :D

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  6. Loooooove allllll the things Caitlin!!! It looks so so fun and festive. Love the colors and the sparkle and the flocked tree!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Shavonda! The glitter clean up much wasn't fun but the added sparkle is totally worth it :)

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  7. Soooo pretty and bright! And those pops of red are perfect! Such a fun and festive tour. Love the flocked tree!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandy! I've wanted a flocked tree for many years so I'm happy I made the investment this year! Really wish I could leave it up all year long haha

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  8. Oh my goodness! Everything is perfection in here, Caitlin! I'm dying over your pompom garland over the windows -- that's absolutely brilliant! You did an absolutely beautiful job here, my friend!

    Also, I just wanted to say that I 100% understand what you're saying about priorities changing -- I've been right there with you lately. I'll always love decorating and sharing my home, but blogging has definitely taken a back seat lately after the new job this year.

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    1. Thank you so much, Brynne! Your comment made my day :) Those pom pom garlands almost didn't happen but I'm so happy they did! :)

      I'm glad you understand! If it's the same job I remember you posted about getting, I hope it's still awesome! :D

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  9. I love this! That tree is amazing and is framed perfectly with your b&w window treatments. I LOVE your blue couch but I'm excited to see what changes will come in the Spring. Sounds like you are doing some serious nesting. ;) Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much! The blue couch will be going away but blue chairs will be making their debut so we'll still have the blue – yay! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well! :)

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  10. It's hard to believe that you didn't decorate last year!! You're amazing at it!! I'm beyond impressed! This is so cheery and bright... Hope your Christmas is wonderful this year!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, Karrie! I'm glad you like our decorations. I hope your Christmas is wonderful as well! :)

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  11. Wow this is all so incredibly beautiful!! You sure know how to decorate for Christmas, it makes me feel like I’m in a Christmas wonderland just looking at all your photos so I imagine in person it feels magical x

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! It really does feel magical in here, that's a great way to describe it! :D

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  12. Gooooodness it's like Christmas on crack!I love how bright and happy it all is. The garland on the curtains is my fave.

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