Skip to Content

2017 Christmas Home Tour – Part 2

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

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Dining Room

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.


2017 Christmas Home Tour - Corner Cabinet

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Nativity

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Kitchen and Dining Room

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Kitchen

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Deer Stag Plates

Instead of a traditional tablecloth, I used a cozy black and white plaid throw with fun fringes at the ends.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Dining Room

I tried to keep the kitchen cart less busy because I’ll be using that space for serving cookies, drinks, etc.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Kitchen Cart Vintage Scale

Living Room

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Living Room Rug

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Gray Tufted Chair

Again, this space continues the black and white theme with pops of green and a little gold sparkle!

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Mantel

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Vintage Door

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!

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Living Room Vignette

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Goods and Provisions Bag

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Mirror

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Living Room

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!

Screen Porch

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Screen Porch

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.

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Porch Swing

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.


2017 Christmas Home Tour - Master Bedroom

And, I also shared my new home office with a little seasonal decor.

Home Office

2017 Christmas Home Tour - Home Office

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!

Hymns and Verses 2017 Christmas Home Tour


Sharing today’s post at:

Stone Gable – The Scoop

Mad for Plaid Christmas Porch - Hymns and Verses

Monday 10th of December 2018

[…] I also like to bring out this old ice chest for decor.  I use it a lot in the summer, but it’s also a nice addition at Christmas because it’s the perfect  Christmas red!  The galvanized basket is holding faux snowballs that I purchased in the Target Dollar Spot last year.  I used them as ornaments on my tree last Christmas.  You can see my tree with them HERE. […]

sos filmes

Sunday 14th of January 2018

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.

baixar filmes completos

Sunday 14th of January 2018

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

Doreen Cagno

Monday 15th of January 2018

Hi. Are you wanting colors from the interior or exterior of my home?

mega box

Sunday 14th of January 2018

Love the look! So many wonderful ideas. God has definitely given you a gift.

Doreen Cagno

Monday 15th of January 2018

Thanks so much!!

Gina Eubank

Sunday 7th of January 2018

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.

Doreen Cagno

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

Hi, Gina. My curtains are black and white.