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Christmas Living Room in Black, White and Red

Welcome to Part 1 of my Home Tour featuring my Christmas Living Room!  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!

Christmas Living Room

When you come in our front door, this winter gallery wall in our living room is what greets you!  I had so much fun creating this 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.

Hymns and Verses Christmas Living Room Gallery Wall

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.

Go Tell it on the Mountain Sign - Hymns and Verses

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 to my Christmas living room.  I stripped the green paint off the bench to reveal the gorgeous worn wood underneath.

Christmas Mantel with Fresh Pine and Pottery Barn Knit Ski Stockings

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.

Vintage Reindeer Etching and Christmas Tree

The black and white deer and pinecone artwork are 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 prints are available in my FREE Printable Library for email subscribers.  If you don’t already receive my posts in your email inbox, you can sign up HERE.  Once you sign up, you will receive a password to access the printable library.

Christmas Living Room -  Hymns and Verses

Another element you will see repeated in my Christmas living room is wool.  The large, wooly throw I knit from wool roving  and many of the tree ornaments are also wool –  woolen reindeer, polar bears, a felted wool ball garland, and yarn balls.

Wool Roving - Oversized Chunky Knit Throw - Hymns and Verses


Wool Reindeer Ornaments - Christmas Living Room


Wool Polar Bear Ornaments - Christmas Living Room

Pine and cedar roping was draped over each window in the living room – adding more of that fresh pine scent.

Christmas Tree - Christmas Living Room

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.

Christmas Vignette on Library Table - Christmas Living Room



White Reindeer and White Pine Branches - Christmas Living Room

Last evening I shared my screen porch with s’more and hot cocoa  station!  You can see more HERE.

Christmas Screen Porch Preview - Christmas Living Room

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!

Christmas Living Room 2015


Here are the other stops on this week’s tour!

Monday – Dec 7th
 Tuesday – Dec 8th
Wednesday – Dec 9th
Thursday – Dec 10th
Fri – Dec 11th

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Ashley Ward

Monday 27th of November 2017

OMG!!! Dying over that Christmas tree - absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Please please tell me exactly what kind of tree is that??? My husband handles our tree & does OK but if I just knew exactly what type of tree to tell him - maybe our tree could be so incredibly beautiful too! Help please!!! Thanks so much!

Doreen Cagno

Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Hi, Ashley

It's a Frazer Fir tree. We just picked ours out for this year! You can't go wrong with a Frazer!


Sunday 8th of January 2017

Ha! Here it is 2017 and I've just caught up with you again. Thank you for the pinecone print out. Love your tutorials on the framed tea towels. Blessed new year to you, Doreen!

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Friday 22nd of January 2016

Where did you find the buffalo check curtains?

Doreen Cagno

Friday 22nd of January 2016

Hi. I made them from fabric I found at Ikea. Here's a link to the fabric: