Hi, Friends! Welcome to Part 2 of my 2017 Christmas Home Tour. I’m also sharing today’s tour at the link party for Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. If you haven’t seen this year’s Holiday Housewalk, click HERE – it’s a yearly event that you don’t want to miss!
Now, let’s begin today’s tour. First up is my dining room and kitchen.
Dining Room & Kitchen
If you follow me here, you know that this past year I’ve been adding more black into my spaces. I love the contrast of the light and dark and I continued that look with my Christmas decor this year by using a lot of black, white, and green. This is a huge departure for me since I normally love to decorate at Christmastime with traditional red and white.
One thing that I always do is mix faux greens with real. In this arrangement I added some fresh cedar branches to the faux to give it some life.
Touches of green glass adds a pop of color to the black and white theme. The green glass jars on the table were just $1 at Michael’s. The green glass goblets are vintage.
I saw these plates at Pier 1 early in the season and got them when they were on sale. I love the classic look and know I’ll use them in years to come.
Instead of a traditional tablecloth, I used a cozy black and white plaid throw with fun fringes at the ends.
I tried to keep the kitchen cart less busy because I’ll be using that space for serving cookies, drinks, etc.
I found this rug on Wayfair and wow, what a difference it makes in this space. It really completes the look I was going for.
Again, this space continues the black and white theme with pops of green and a little gold sparkle!
The mantel is almost always the first thing I decorate. It sets a tone for the rest of my decor. This year I kept it simple with faux and real greens, some twinkle lights, black candlesticks, and chunky knit stockings and garland.
I picked up this old door this past summer and it’s been waiting for months to be used in some way. Since I decided to move my Christmas tree to a different spot this year, I brought the door in to add some bright contrast to the dark wood of the library table. And, a green wreath with gingham ribbon looks great against the old white door!
In this shot you can get a glimpse of the black pom pom trim I added to inexpensive Ikea curtains.
We went to the tree farm and picked out this Frazer fir. It had a bird’s nest nestled in the branches and I had the tree farm leave it there for me. A real treat is much more of a challenge to decorate, but I do love the scent and charm of a real tree with all its imperfections.
Whether people are coming or going, it’s always nice to have a little Christmas at your entryway.
Of course, Sadie had to make a guest appearance in the tour. She is intently watching another cat outside our front door that I had open for this shot!
My screen porch is one of my favorite places to decorate seasonally. The main element is this sign I made with words from O Holy Night. You really can’t tell, but the dots on the sign are lighted – like stars on the black background. I’ll be sharing a tutorial to make this sign soon.
Then, Mark hung these wooden stars from hooks in the beams. Then, I just gathered some fresh greens, lanterns, etc. to complete the cozy look. I’ll be sharing more details on the porch soon.
If you missed Part One of my Christmas home tour, I shared my bedroom all dressed up for the holidays. You can see it HERE.
And, I also shared my new home office with a little seasonal decor.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take Part 2 of my Christmas Home Tour! I had so much fun decorating this year and hope you found a few ideas you might use in your own holiday decor!
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Wonderful tour Doreen! I always look forward to your tours. You have great style and taste. I like the way you mix in a few modern things but still keep it classic and fresh. I wasn’t sure I would like the color scheme, but it is beautiful. I love how everything coordinates throughout. I love red at christmas time too, but I may try something different next year. I love the tree by the stairs and the old door. The arrangement is stunning. Great job!
Thanks, Julie! I do love red and will probably go back to it next year, but loved trying something different!
I need that rug!! Everything is beautiful! Merry Christmas.
Please tell where your dining room table rug is from!
You can find my dining room rug on the Shop My Home tab from my homepage – https://hymnsandverses.com/shop-my-home
The new rug in the living room is from Wayfair. Here’s a link:
Can you tell me where to find the black and white rug? Thanks so much!
LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s so sweet, Rose! Thanks so much!!! xo
Wonderful and beautiful holiday decor and thank you for sharing your home with us
Thank YOU for following along! xo
Oh Doreen, it is all so beautiful! I have been waiting for the rest of your home tour, and you did not disappoint. I love how everything flows together and has a very cohesive look. The old door was such a fun surprise! And of course I love the color scheme, with lots of greenery. You do an a amazing job photographing your rooms – I know it is difficult to get everything in the right light. Where did you get your cream colored stockings with the pom poms? Thanks for sharing your home and heart with us!
Oh, goodness, Sherry! Photography is a challenge! That is my New Year’s resolution – to take some courses and get some new lenses. The stockings were a HomeGoods bargain! I wanted some really chunky knit ones that were way to expensive for me – so finding these was the answer! I think they were $14.99. Thanks for your sweet comments! Merry Christmas!
I’ve been waiting and so worth the wait!!! I knew that I’d receive a surprise and I did. I love it all. The color scheme is beautiful and elegant but I’d feel very comfortable to be a guest. This is truly a wonderful use of the power of color. I love the living room embellished drapes. The color scheme works with your couch. I like your entry having the live tree. Oh and the bowl of ornaments nestled on greens looked beautiful. This is a great post to revisit again today to enjoy all your Holiday decorating touches.
Thanks so much, Gwen! I love my new couch, but the color forced me to think outside the box this year! It was more of a challenge for me, but it finally came together!
Love it all !!! So cozy! I love the poms poms added th your curtains. What’re did you find the pin poms?
Thanks so much, Gail. I got the pom pom trim at JoAnne Fabric. I think it was Simplicity brand.
You certainly have a decorating eye…everything is just perfect…so many ideas…thank you!
Thanks so much, Diane! Merry Christmas!
Doreen your home might be my favorite Christmas tour that I have visited so far this season! I love it!!! I love the new black and white rug and the pops of green. It all flows so nicely!!
Kelly – Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!
Stunning as always Doreen! I especially love the mantel garland, the plaid throw tablecloth and your porch is always perfection! Merry Christmas
Thanks so much, Kelly!
Love your decor, looks very cozy, Merry Christmas!!
Awe – Thanks so much, Amy! Merry Christmas!
Doreen, you did such a BEAUTIFUL job with it all!! Lovely, charming & not overdone. I “felt” so comfortable in your home. Your work is always my FAVORITE! Wishing you & yours a Merry Christmas!
PS: I missed your Lenox Christmas china , but I won’t be using mine this year either.
Thanks so much, Lee! I really appreciate it! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Your home is so lovely, Doreen! I loved the whole tour!
Thanks so much, Linda! Merry Christmas!
Your home and Christmas decor are just beautiful. I love all the contrast of the black and white.
Your entire home is gorgeous, I really enjoyed the tour. I love how you use black in your decor and the sign long winters nap sign is fun perfection.
Everything looks amazing…Your home tour was my favorite! I used a lot of black and white in my decorating this year, but did use red too. Merry Christmas!
Love that you brought in the old white door. Perfect way to display the wreath.
Love the look! So many wonderful ideas. God has definitely given you a gift.
Where did you get the white brackets and boards for the shelves?
Thanks so much for your sweet comments! The brackets are from Ikea. Here’s the link: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/56696109/#/56696109 The boards we just cut to size. Hope that helps.
Your home is so warm and cozy. I like the plate holder that says Merry!
Merry Christmas to you!
your home looks so pretty, doreen! love the black, white, and green color combo and i really love the table setting with the black and white tablecloth and deer plates. merry christmas!
Hi. I love your posts. I was over on another blog that you guest posted on and saw a picture of the front of your house. I was wondering what the exact colors that you used were. The door, the trim, and the frame colors, I love the combo with the brick.
Hi. My front door is Benjamin Moore Mill Springs Blue. I don’t know the other colors because they were done before we moved in.
Can you please tell me, are your buffalo check curtains navy blue or black? I have seen them hanging in previous posts from a little while back hanging in your family room. I am trying to decide between the two colors. Seems most use black but I am wanting to purchase a navy blue chair and not sure how that would look again black check.
Hi, Gina. My curtains are black and white.
Love the look! So many wonderful ideas. God has definitely given you a gift.
Thanks so much!!
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