Welcome to part 1 of my Christmas Home Tour! If you are here visiting from Claire Brody Designs, thanks for popping over! Wasn’t Claire’s home fabulous! Before we begin, I want to say “thank you” to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for putting this tour together!
Part 1 of my tour features my living room. When you come in our front door, this wall is what greets you! I had so much fun creating this winter gallery wall. It all started with a pair of skis from the 1920’s that I found on Ebay. I’ll be sharing a detailed post about the gallery wall later this week.
Another fun piece is the DIY wooden sign hanging above the fireplace. I wanted to create a statement piece for that spot with lyrics from a Christmas carol or song. “Go Tell it on the Mountain” brings the true message of Christmas into my lodge style decor. I love how the wood grain from the sign warms up the room.
In front of the fireplace is a primitive bench that I purchased two years ago. It was covered in an ugly green paint and has been up in our attic waiting for the right time to be made over. When I first saw the wooden skis in person, I decided to add more rich wood tones into my mainly neutral decor. I stripped the green paint off the bench to reveal the gorgeous worn wood underneath.
Could these stockings be any more perfect? I found them at the Pottery Barn Outlet. The funny thing is, I didn’t even notice the ski motif until I hung them up on my mantel! I just liked the gray, red and white Scandinavian style. It was a surprising bonus that they actually have skiers on them!
A real trend this year is plaid, plaid, and more plaid! I decided to really mix it up with black and white buffalo check curtains and bright red plaids. This year we had fun picking out a freshly cut tree. There’s nothing like the scent from a freshly cut pine tree at Christmastime.
The black and white deer and pinecone artwork are copies of vintage etchings that I found over at The Graphics Fairy. The copies came to a total of $.75 at Staples. Simple, classic – super inexpensive art! The free printables are at the bottom of this post.
Another element you will see repeated in my Christmas living room is wool. The large, wooly throw I knit from wool roving (DIY to come) and many of the tree ornaments are also wool – woolen reindeer, polar bears, felted wool ball garland, and yarn balls.
Pine and cedar roping was swagged over each window in the living room – adding more of that fresh pine scent.
The library table was moved over by the staircase to make room for the Christmas tree. I used a large glass jar of white pine branches with some white reindeer and simple white house silhouettes to dress up the table.
Last evening I shared my screen porch with s’more and hot cocoa station! You can see more HERE.
Thanks for stopping by for Part 1 of my Christmas tour! Part 2 is tomorrow featuring my dining room and kitchen. Next up on the today’s tour is Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof!
Here are the other stops on this week’s tour!
And, on Friday, you can link up YOUR Christmas home right here!