christmas house tour

You know that book “if you give a mouse a cookie”? Cutest little picture book and fun story about the chain of events that happen when you give a mouse a cookie. That’s how I felt this year while decorating for Christmas. When you bring in a christmas tree, you’ll have to move the piano, which means the dresser has to move and then while you’re at it, you might as well change the curtains and relocate the coffee maker … and on and on and on.

After a week of the house in utter disarray, things are put together {at least until the tree gets taken down}, and ready for our annual christmas party this weekend.  I usually use red in our holiday decorating {mostly for the kids’ sake}, but this year I put all the red upstairs in their playroom {see it here} and stuck to my beloved neutrals with lots of green for the downstairs.  It is so me.

Enjoy the tour …

// ENTRY //

entry-front-door

entry-table

entry-hanging-window

// DINING ROOM //

aka gift wrapping station

dining-room-table-pear-painting

dining-table-wrapping-station

dining-wrap-and-pear-painting

{my newest painting!}

dining-shelf-styled

dining-shelf-card

dining-shelf-deer-and-banners

dining-room-bar-cart

dining-christmas-tree-and-stairs

// THE TREE //

christmas-tree

tree-ornaments

// STAIRS //

stairs-with-snowflakes

This was all the kids’ idea. We made snowflakes out of coffee filters for our advent activity one night and the next morning I woke to them taping them up to the wall. It was so creative and sweet and Anthropologie-ish that we kept going.

stairs-with-snowflakes-and-silhouettes

// LIVING ROOM //

living-room-fireplace-with-chairs-and-stockings

living-room-from-above

living-room-fireplace-full

living-room-windows

living-room-chairs

living-chair-noel-pillow

living-room-coffee-table

living-room-christmas-cards     living-room-sofa-looking-into-kitchen

living-room-nativity-setliving-room-console-table

// KITCHEN //

kitchen-for-christmas

kitchen-bar-and-sink

kitchen-open-shelves

kitchen-coffee-area

kitchen-coffee-accessories

// MY OFFICE //

office-desk-with-chalkboard-wall

office-shelves-and-chair   office-owl-and-ribbons

Want more christmas decorating ideas and inspiration?

I’m the first stop on day three of a big blogger home tour, Jamie at  C.R.A.F.T. is next and the tours continue all week. For the entire list of homes, head to The White Buffalo Styling Co.

I love answering questions and sharing sources, so let me know if you’re curious about anything about our home!

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200 Responses to christmas house tour

  1. Christina December 7, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I love the black and white, rug in the kitchen, the black & white light shade, the black & white blanket over the chair, the black & white mugs, and the square basket!! Where did you get those items?!?!

    Thank you!!

    • emily December 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

      Apparently I’m in to black and white :)

      The rug is from IKEA (old). Crate & Barrel sells one as well called the Olin rug (we have an 8×10 up in Audrey’s room).
      The lamp shade is Target (old). Could be a great DIY.
      Mugs are ikea. Should still be available.
      Square basket is a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law.

  2. Jill Johnson November 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    Hello, I love love love your style! Can you tell me where you got the garland from on your mantle. Is it real? If not, I love how real it does look. Thank you!

    • emily November 25, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      The garland is a fresh cedar garland :) It dries up pretty quickly, so you may need to start with one early in the season and then bring in a new one as you get closer to christmas. The good news is that they get less and less expensive the closer you get to Christmas!

  3. Angela November 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    I just came across your house tour on Pintrest!! So lovely!! I have a question about the hanging glass door/window in your entry. I l’ve been racking my brain on how to close off a similar doorway in my house!! How did you do it? Used a door or window? This would solve so much!!

  4. Jeannie December 5, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    I love your chest of drawers. Is it antique? I have read through all your posts and couldn’t see anything on it. Your house is darling!!!

  5. Molly November 25, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Where are your beautiful chairs from by the fireplace? Are they from the same place as the sofa? Also the black and white striped throw blanket. Such a gorgeous home.

    • emily November 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      Our chairs are from Ethan Allen, the striped throw from IKEA!

  6. Katie November 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Love your home! Beautiful! Do you know where you got your arm chairs in your living room? Looking for that color. Thank so much!
    -Katie

  7. Holly June 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Beautiful! Where did you find the taupe and white striped curtains?

    • emily June 22, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

      I made them using glitter spray paint!

  8. Lori June 22, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Hi Emily, I know this is a bit of an odd request in the month of June, but I was just over at Lindsay Letters and saw that she’s having a Christmas in July sale. It got me thinking that I remembered LOVING your All is Calm and All is Bright prints from your Christmas tour. I thought maybe you had gotten them from her and searched all around her site. When I couldn’t find them I came back to your page to look at them again and they look like they’re in your Emily font. ALL THAT TO SAY, just an idea for next Christmas, those would make a great printable in your shop and I would be the first in line to buy them! Hope you’re having a great summer!

  9. Judi January 3, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    You have done such a wonderful job with your ‘simply elegant’ decorating! Absolutely gorgeous! My favorite part?? The TREE! You must have gone in and hand pruned it to get that wonderful, open, old-fashioned look. Am I correct? That is my dream tree! TFS!

    • emily January 3, 2014 at 11:49 am #

      The trees are pruned like that out on the christmas tree lot. We like a noble fir for this reason – nice spacing between branches.

  10. Crystal January 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    I love your gold striped drapes! Such a statement!!! Could you share your glitter spray source? (brand?) and the name of the ikea curtain you used? Thanks!! :)

    • emily January 3, 2014 at 11:52 am #

      I found the gold paint at Home Depot in the spray paint aisle. Lowes does not carry it. The curtains are a few years old so they are the older style of the lynda curtains.

  11. Catherine December 27, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    I am an Australian living in Minnesota right now but when we return to Australia in a few years and build a house, I HAVE TO have a shingled fireplace. I cannot stop thinking about it! Everything in your home is so lovely and calming and not overdone and real and livable. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Martha December 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    I am in love with your home! Can you tell me where you found the curtains in your living room? Thank you so much!

  13. Julie Larsen December 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    I love your office. Where did you get the white shelves and their brackets from?

  14. Malia December 17, 2013 at 2:03 am #

    Lovely! one quick question – what did you use to stick the snowflakes on the wall, that you know won’t remove any paint when they come off?

    • emily December 17, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      We just used scotch tape. Hope it doesn’t pull the paint off!

  15. Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor December 17, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    I just LOVE your tree and the snowflake staircase wall. Your home is absolutely gorgeous. There was a treat for the eyes everywhere you looked:)

  16. John December 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Excellent!!! Merry Christmas!

  17. Monica December 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Your home is lovely Emily! I love the fireplace and the snowflakes going up the stairs is wonderful!! The neutrals and greens are so you and are beautiful!

    I’d like to know where your deer mugs came from and the Owl cookie jar(?). I love these and the completely go with your decor.

  18. RobynK December 15, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    The elk head is amazing, I’ve been looking for one with antlers that large. Would you be able to share where you found it?

    I absolutely love your style! We have a lot of leftover coffee filters (upgraded to a Keurig) and I love what you did with yours, thanks for the inspiration!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    • emily December 17, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      The elk head came from Restoration Hardware.

  19. Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home December 14, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    Beautiful, Emily! And I agree, very “you.” Love those coffee filter snowflakes on the staircase – what a fun, whimsical addition!

  20. susan December 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    thank you , thank you, Emily, for the cards on the blog today -” there IS a Santa, Virginia” – but more to the point, there IS a loving God who cares for us – and we are blessed that you allow Him to work through you to encourage us with His word. I wonder how many others requested that you make this available – I’m just going to believe it’s my own special gift. :)

  21. Diana December 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    I love the white/green/black color palette!

  22. amyks December 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Love your holiday decorating…those polka dot pillows are awesome and I love the snowflakes. We do this in our kitchen on our huge sliding door, but the windows were just cleaned, so I “borrow” your idea.

  23. Nia December 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Thank you for your inspiration. Your home is beautiful, just like your spirit.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  24. Nia December 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    Thank you for your inspiration. Your home is beautiful, just like your spirit :)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  25. lizbelle December 13, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    What a lovely home. Can you tell us where to find the table desk in your office. I need one like that desperately! Merry Christmas!

  26. Janice Vincent December 13, 2013 at 4:42 am #

    Hi Emily !

    Just discovered your blog by way of ” Paint Colors”. Your kitchen walls were highlighted there.

    Was hoping you’d consider sharing the color on your kitchen ceiling, the wall behind your tree and the staircase wall.

    Thanks so much. Your home is lovely & I look forward to reading your blogs.

    Janice

  27. Stephanie December 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    I just LOVE your coffee mugs with the deer on them! I have been searching for those, where did you find them! Your home is stunning!

  28. Heather December 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Just beautiful! And…I would LOVE a tutorial on the big silhouettes…. :)

  29. Sarah December 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Oh the snowflakes are my favorite part! Those kids know what’s up!

  30. Kellie December 12, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Just lovely Emily! I love the touches of green.

    Did I miss a post about a paint treatment on your living room curtains?

  31. Tammy December 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    So lovely & serene! I love your decorating style so much! Thank you for the walk thru & constant inspiration! I especially love the snowflakes up the staircase!

    Tammy

  32. Jill T. December 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Wherever did you find that gigantic roll of bakers twine on your table? I LOVE it!

  33. erin December 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    love it! I could just look and browse at your house all day. It’s just my style!! thanks for the inspiration!!

  34. Sheri December 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    your home is lovely… I would also like to come and sit for a cup of coffee or cocoa and just take it all in!! Every room has something so unique and the colors are just spectacular! Wish I could turn my house into something that beautiful!! hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season and enjoy your beautiful home!

  35. Susanna December 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your lovely decorating with us! Want to travel to Michigan and come do mine, too?! :)

    I’d love to know what color paint is that rich gray behind your Christmas tree! I have gray throughout my house but can’t seem to find the right shade—I keep picking ones that have too much purple included!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  36. Justine December 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    This is perfection. Not overdone, so classy. One of my favorite parts is the tree skirt. I need a new one; did you just wrap fabric around it, or is it an actual tree skirt? I was going to make one, but if just wrapping fabric around it looks this good I may rethink! If so, how many yards did you use?

  37. Bethany @ Dwellings by DeVore December 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Your home is stunning! Love all the greenery and touches of gold!

  38. Kristine December 12, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Absolutely beautiful! Looks so cozy and comfortable! I would love to know where the striped throws and the striped lampshade are from. Thank you:)

  39. Christine December 12, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Gorgeous as usual! I take so much inspiration from your home! Thank you! Curious about the striped mugs. Maybe you talked about them already but where did you get them???

  40. Jaquie December 12, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    just lovely!!!!

  41. Janie December 12, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Everything is so beautiful, you have such great taste and style. My favorite is the gold dots on the sliding door. Are those just stickers or what? I want to do that somewhere in my house too! You are such an inspiration!

  42. Erin E December 12, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I so enjoy your style and taste! It is elegant and cozy. It makes me want to swing by for coffee the next time I’m in Seattle (I live in Portland). :-)

  43. Jessica @ This Blessed Life December 12, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Stunning, as always! You have impeccable taste and your house never disappoints! Merry Christmas!

  44. Stephanie December 12, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Love your home and your style – it is beautiful. Was hoping you could tell me where you bought your couch? Is it comfy and would you buy it again? (We’re in the midst of couch regret.)

    Thank you. Merry Christmas.

  45. Angie December 12, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    Love your home Emily! Thanks so much for letting us readers in. Also love your blog. I was wondering how you did the sillouetts up your stairwell? Would love to try it out. Thank you so much

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      I have never done a tutorial on the big silhouettes and I will!

  46. Peggy December 12, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Sorry but I just want to come and sit and sip coffee(or tea or cocoa) here and soak up every last bit of it! Your home is truly lovely! It is a true reflection of the family who lives within its walls! I am still working on our decor… I have a feeling it will be January before it is “done”, ha ha! I’m just not stressing it… and add to the fact that we are doing little entertaining. But I want it to be happy and calm and beautiful for my family especially since will be the last one where our middle boy will be home. come next year we will be down to one child at home… I so do NOT like that!!!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!!

  47. Lisa December 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Such a beautiful home! I just adore all of the colors…so calming. Silly question for you…did you have the 3 barstool chairs when your kids were younger? I’ve got an island like that and don’t have chairs there b/c I’ve got 3 littles, but it would be nice to have the extra seating. Just curious if I should forgo until they get older???

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      We have had those bar stools since we moved in 7 years ago – and throughout the two little ones’ lives. We had their portable high chair seats strapped to them when they were babies, and once they hit about 2.5, they just sat in them with no problem. We’ve maybe had only a few falls and nothing serious. I suppose it depends on the child and family, but we have been fine having the chairs available.

  48. Lisa December 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Merry Christmas! Looking everywhere for a striped kitchen rug. Where did you find yours? You are blessed with amazing talent :)

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      The rug in the kitchen is from ikea a few years ago. Crate & barrel has a similar one {it is what we have in the dining room – but it comes smaller}.

  49. Tracy Laverty December 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    What a beautiful Christmas house tour. I love your simple, elegant style. Thanks for sharing. I’m working on finishing up my decorations too- it is a lot of shuffling.

  50. Heather December 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

    I love the postcard spinner rack on your coffee table holding Christmas cards. Where did you find such a low one? Great idea for Christmas cards!

    Merry Christmas!

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      Isn’t it great? My mother in law found it at a thrift store and gifted it to me :)

  51. Meg Smith December 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Have been reading your blog for…I am thinking 3 years and totally had the stairwell elsewhere. It is lovely, Em!

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      Isn’t that so funny how you picture houses differently than they really are? I walked into my friend Melaine’s house {mysweetsavannah} and it was all layed out differently than I imagined.

  52. Annie December 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Lovely neutrals. Soothing refreshing. Merry Christmas!

  53. Meghan Beck December 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    SO BEAUTIFUL Emily! I loved this post, it was like looking at a magazine. But better. I wish you could style my living room. I don’t know what my taste is, but when I see your home I think- that’s it :)

  54. Brittney December 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    I love the little topiary! What kind is it? Did you grow it or is it store bought? Where do you find these? Love your style:)

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      The topiary is a myrtle one from ikea. I have surprisingly kept it alive for over a year!

  55. Felecia December 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    I love the chairs in your living room. They are a great color. Where can I find them?

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      Thanks! The chairs are from Ethan Allen.

  56. linda December 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    So, so pretty…love the neutrals and sparkle! Maybe someone already asked, but where are your sisal rugs from? Thanks Emily, as always, for the beauty and inspiration you share with us..

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      Sisal rugs are from ikea. Not too scratchy, super cheap. Not the very best quality, but they have held up well.

  57. Danielle December 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Love your home!!! Where did you buy your Living Room chairs? I also love your new painting in the Dining Room. Where did you find it?

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      The painting in the dining room was done by me {proud moment!}.

  58. Tina December 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    LOVE. My favorite i the snowflake wall, it is just BEYOND!! Thanks for sharing!

  59. Kelly @ View Along the Way December 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Your home is jaw-dropping! I love all the neutrals, and the greens in your living room. Absolutely stunning!

  60. Jana December 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful! I am in love with anything that have deer on them and I spotted your mugs with deer. Could you tell me where you got them? Thanks so much!

  61. Carrie December 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Love your house!! Can you tell me where you’ve found the black and white ribbon used in your wreaths?

  62. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline December 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    STUNNING!!! Absolutely in love with it all! Your kids snowflake wall is absolutely precious! Where did you get those giant spools of bakers twine? I’ve never seen them so big.

  63. Courtney December 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Hi Emily,
    I was wondering where you get the black and white ribbon on your wreaths and the Merry Christmas ornament? Love your home, it looks so cozy and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

  64. Pat Martin December 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Beautiful!!
    Would you mind sharing your granite color/name? Thanks!! :)

  65. Jen Ratzlaff December 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    So many things. . .but mostly, the “noel” pillow. Love it!! The pear painting is amazing, & I am dying to copy the “no red” decorating theme. The red in my Christmas decor makes me feel stressed! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. :)

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      Funny how red can do that! Sometimes I’m ready for red come christmas time, but this year I was just not. Happy to have it so calming in here this year.

  66. Shara Lee December 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Lovely job Emily. I would love to have a tree for the kids ornaments (that have taken over our tree) and an adult tree. So, one question is: How did your kids respond to having their own tree?
    2) Where did you get the green polka dot pillow in your living room? and the gold polka dot pillows?
    3) I really like the new painting. When will it be available for purchase?
    Thanks for the inspiration.💚
    Shara

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:12 am #

      1. Kids think it is fun to have a tree upstairs. They are pretty laid-back kids, though, so they kinda go with whatever.
      2. I’ll give sources for all of the pillows on tomorrow’s post.
      3. I’d love to scan and offer the new pear painting for sale!

      • Jennifer November 26, 2015 at 4:32 am #

        Hi Emily

        Your house is just stunning and one of my favorite pins to refer back to. I absolutely LOVE the pear painting. Is this something you made? Do you sell them? Thanks so much

  67. Tera December 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    I think I pinned almost every photo! Gorgeous! I am wondering where the cool, white floor lamp by the couch in the living room is from?

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:12 am #

      oh, it’s my new fave! From ikea.

  68. Gillian December 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I love those white shelves in your office! Been looking for something similar for a while now!
    Are they a DIY or did u purchase them somewhere?!

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:13 am #

      Shelves are a DIY. Brackets from Ikea. Shelves are prelaminted from home depot.

  69. Cait December 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the shillouette prints of your children you have on the shairs. Where did you get them??

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:13 am #

      I made the large silhouettes and will do a tutorial soon!

  70. Laura @ Finding Home December 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    So beautiful – love every inch. But my favorite would have to be the coffee filter snowflakes! I may have to just do a version of that!

  71. Shannon December 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Did you change colors in the dining and stairs? Would love to know the color and kitchen ceiling color.

  72. Debbie refresh resytle December 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    I love every inch of you home, I want to throw my stuff out and start over!!
    Debbie

  73. Amy W December 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    It’s like too much beauty to take in at one sitting. I just made it to your dining room and have to take a break. I’ve pinned like every picture so far, ha! (stunning job, as usual)

  74. Heidi @ Decor & More December 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Had to come back and ask about your striped drapes in the family room! Are they a DIY?
    xo Heidi

    • emily December 12, 2013 at 10:13 am #

      Yes, the curtains are a diy. I’ll post details tomorrow.

  75. Laura December 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Emily,
    If you ever decide to move, please leave the house “as is” for me. I promise to take care of it just as well, okay so minus the family photos… lol.

    I love following your blog and am a new fan!
    Everything is beautiful.

  76. Tracy December 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    So merry & bright!
    Would love to know source info for the huge spool of bakers twine.
    Merry Christmas,
    Tracy

  77. Heidi @ Decor & More December 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Well, you are officially my hero — incorporating your gift wrapping station into you holiday decor. Fantastic. :)
    xo Heidi

  78. Shannon [Our Home Notebook] December 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    So beautiful! I love all the Christmas touches you added. The living room looks amazing.

  79. Kim December 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Your home is beautiful! Do you mind sharing where you got the pillows/throws in the living room from? Thank you

  80. Chris McGetrick December 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Wonderful decorations – so in keeping with the style and decor of your home.

  81. m December 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Everything is absolutely gorgeous but I have one question– how do you keep everything dusted?? I love the look of open shelves but I’m always scared of how much I’ll have to start dusting if I put them in my house!

  82. Lauren@SimplyLKJ December 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Emily, your home is beautiful!!

  83. Laura Rutledge December 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your home! You inspire me to be more thoughtful about how I decorate my home, and not being so rushed about it. Merry Christmas!

  84. robyn December 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Love it all, especailly the snowflakes, totally a la anthro!
    I wanna see the gold dots on the barn door.
    I think my favorite room is the dining room….but hard to pick one!

  85. Kennesha December 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Wonderful job, lady! Love it and love the new blog!

  86. shelly December 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    It looks beautiful. I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who has to move one thing and then another just to set up a tree.
    I would love to know where you got the mugs with the deer on them.
    Thank you

  87. paige December 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    emily!!!!
    i looks amazing!
    & talk about a giving the mouse a cookie…switcheroo on so many things. i absolutely love it.
    AND the painting!
    AND the drapes!
    just perfect!
    all of it.

  88. Kellyb December 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    So fresh & beautiful!! Dying over all & the curtains are killing me :). Merry Christmas!

  89. Beth December 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Love the tour ,very inspirational! Where are the stag mugs from? Or did you make them?

  90. Melissa@TheChicDream December 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Oh my goodness. Where do I begin? Every inch of your home is perfection. I love the wreathes in the windows with the striking striped bows. The snowflakes going up your stairs are beautiful and I love that the kids helped. I like your combination of white, gold, black and green. Everything is just wonderful. Definitely the best tour I’ve seen this season and I don’t just gush for the heck of it!

  91. Lisa December 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Your house is pretty much PERFECT!

  92. Gwen, The Makerista December 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    That new painting is just beautiful, Emily! And I love all of the green.

    But I think my favorite is the snowflakes. It’s fun to see how your kids have grown…they seem like wonderful children, you should be very proud.

  93. Sara December 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Simply gorgeous. I enjoyed it very much. I, too, adore the snowflake wall and may have to recreate it! How many packs of coffee filters and aren’t you worried about them leaving tape marks on the paint? Lastly, do you have a post on the childrens’ silhouettes leading up your stairs? I’d love to know how you did them and and what they are printed on/framed in.

  94. tara December 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    The fabric you used for your “tree skirt” is perfect! Where did you find it?

  95. Brittney December 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    It looks gorgeous! I love all of the rustic elements and simple (but beautiful!) details!

  96. Lisa M. December 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful. I want to pin every. single. picture. I will be referring back to this post as I finish up my own decorating. Thanks for inviting us in!

  97. Holly December 11, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Where are your dining room curtains from? Love your house- it’s beautiful!

  98. Stacie December 11, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Love your home. Festive but in a simple classic way. I’m curious about your kitchen pantry. Is it as neat and organized as all other rooms in your home? Do you store most things in there?

  99. Kristin S December 11, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Emily, your home is stunning!

    Wise move wrapping on the table. I spent 3 hours on my floor last night wrapping. Poor idea.

  100. Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno December 11, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    So phenomenal! It’s classic and peaceful…love it!! :)

  101. Amy K December 11, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Love your house tour! So pretty all decorated for Christmas! Where did you find the cute glittered reindeer in your dining room? Also love the pear painting. Very pretty!

  102. tara December 11, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    love so many of your details….
    the entry is beautiful…
    love striped ribbon that you used…black and white is so classic.

    LOVE those chairs in front of your fireplace….where’d you get them?

  103. Jamie December 11, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    LOVE those snowflakes on the stairwall… so Anthro :) Your Christmas house tour rocks!

  104. jamie December 11, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Stunning! I love your house {and your blog}. So fun to be a part of this tour with you. Sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  105. susan@avintagefarmwife December 11, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Emily-Your home is just lovely! So many fabulous touches, but I an enthralled with your painting and the kids’ snowflakes-cutest thing ever!

  106. Heidi P. December 11, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Hello Emily!
    I admit it, I drool when I look at your house. ;)
    Green & white are my favorite colors & it doesn’t change at Christmas so your décor is right up my alley.
    But I must, MUST have some of those reindeer mugs. Where, oh where, did you get them?

    Oop! I just saw the answer.

    Still want to share how beautiful I think your house and your family are.
    Merry Christmas.

  107. Jillian December 11, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Emily! your home is gorgeous! i love everything you have done for the holidays. I especially love the pillows in your livingroom, where do you find them all?

    happy Holidays!

  108. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile December 11, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    WOW! Your home is stunning! I love the black, white, and gold color combo you’re working with. Those coffee filter snowflakes are so whimsical and sweet and I love your striped tree skirt. Amazing job! :)

  109. nicole December 11, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Hi Emily
    Love the house tour!
    Especially Love the coffee filter snowflakes.
    Did you use glue dots? Double faced tape?
    thank you

  110. Mary Ann December 11, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    Gorgeous! Fresh and festive; classy and calm. What a delight. In a season that can be full of clutter and chaos, your home is like a breath of fresh air…

    And I love your new painting – I hope you’ll offer art prints (that would look pretty great on the brick wall of my kitchen).

  111. Carrie motley December 11, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Gaaahh..the gold polka dot pillows! Where from? LOVEEE!!! And everything else.
    :)

  112. angie December 11, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    LOVING the black & white stripes this holiday season! Beautiful home.. simple and elegant! Ps.. I too stick with neutral tones during the holiday season.. with soft whites, golds and silvers :) How do you hang wreaths in your windows? What do you adhere the bakers twine to?

  113. Rachel December 11, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    I love your entire home tour. My favorite so far! Beautiful yet so comfortable. Where did you get the stag mugs? Love them!

  114. Julie D. December 11, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    beautiful, emily!

  115. susie December 11, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    {{{LOVE}}} oh my gosh, you always inspire me i LOVE everything about your house! the striped ribbon that you use can you please share your source? (one used on wreath and also the 2 on your gift wrap station). Thanks and have a wonderful holiday!!

  116. Melanie December 11, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    HI Emily! Love, love, love! I’m a huge black and white lover! May I ask where you got the darling deer mugs? Thanks Kindly!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      Mugs are from ikea.

  117. Melissa December 11, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    I love your simple and classy addition of green! The snowflakes on the staircase look amazing!

  118. Megan December 11, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    What a gorgeous home! Thank you for the inspiration. I love your stockings and color scheme. Just curious- how did you hang the wreath in the kitchen window? Is it with sheer ribbon?

    Thanks for sharing. You have an amazing eye for design!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 10:29 am #

      The boxwood wreaths are hung with bakers twine.

  119. Elizabeth December 11, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    LOVE your home! Where is the white bowl in your living room from? I have been looking for a bowl like that to put fruit in. Merry Christmas!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 10:29 am #

      That cute white bowl is a cast-off from my mother-in-law. Not sure where it originated.

  120. Elizabeth December 11, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Emily–that pear painting!! I love it! The color is just perfect. Might it become a print someday?!? Thanks for sharing your beautiful home–always so wonderful to see how others interpret Christmas.

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks! I’m proud. I would love to turn it into a print.

  121. Kristi December 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Love everything, my favorite on the tour so far! The deer head above the fireplace is gorgeous, do tell where you found him?

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      Isn’t he great?! Resin Stag from Restoration Hardware.

  122. Kristina December 11, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    so very pretty!!!! i love how you decorated for the holidays without the traditional red and how it looks so festive and fabulous! also love your mix of patterns and colors! what a beautiful home : ) happy holidays!

  123. Beth December 11, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    The house looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with all of us. I’m curious about something in your first kitchen photo. What is the hanging piece on the far right, that looks like it has tags in it?

  124. Jennifer December 11, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Love the little animals scattered around (owl and sparkly reindeer). Cute touch of whimsy! Also love your Christmas card holder :)

  125. Carla December 11, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I love every single little detail. You did a wonderful job! Festive and cozy but still elegant. I love how the gold dots in the first pic look like bokeh!

  126. Donielle N December 11, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Lovely! The combination of black, white & green with mixed metals and lots of glass is both current and classic. Great job! I especially love your gallery wall of silhouettes. We had one done for our son when he turned three and it is absolutely one of my most favorite possessions. Happy holidays to you and yours!

  127. Jess December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    It’s all so beautiful!! Amazing job! What are your Christmas cards in on your coffee table? What a fun way to display!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      It’s an old card file or display thing or something! My mother-in-law found it at a thrift store and knew I would like it :)

  128. i colby December 11, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    your home is incredible and I love your new painting

  129. Jordan G @ The Happy Homebodies December 11, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    I love it all, especially the gold dots on the windows and the textural snowflakes along your staircase. It’s so very “you” in the best way. Beautifully done!

  130. Beth December 11, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Love, love, love your house Emily! I pinned a few of the pictures on my “dream home” pinterest board. Your house is so lovely and so warm and inviting. Thank you for putting up these pictures! It inspires me in many ways.

    I love the nativity set you have – I’m sure it’s older and something you’ve had for awhile, so this may be a shot in the dark. Where is the nativity set from?

    I love the snowflakes!!! I think it’s so important for kids to show their own creativity and I love homes that showcase just that but aren’t too over the top. The snowflakes are just right and are so much fun. Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:29 am #

      What a compliment!

      The nativity set is several years old from my Aunt – one of our favorite christmas traditions to set up each year. The little pieces are not marked so I’m not sure what the maker is.

  131. Daniella December 11, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    Your home is beautiful! Love your style! Where are the living room chairs from?

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:29 am #

      The chairs are Ethan Allen in a mohair look-alike fabric. We bought them about six years ago and they have held up so well.

  132. Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. December 11, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    Oh Emily, it is so you! I love the neutrals with greenery. And I have to say, I’m in love with that snowflake wall done by your kids. As soon as I saw it, I thought, Anthropologie!!!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      I know! Isn’t it cute?! My kids …

  133. Trish @TheOldPostRoad December 11, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Love the green accents in your family room! Am going to copy the coffee filter snowflakes.
    -Trish

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      You should! They are so easy to make with coffee filters. Even Audrey {age 3} was making them.

  134. angela December 11, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    Every little detail is gorgeous & I love how you stuck to a neutral color scheme! :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      Thanks Angela!

  135. Meredith December 11, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Such elegant decorations! I’m in all love with all the touches of gold. Can I ask where you got the gold dot stickers and the gold dot banner?

  136. Erin December 11, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    Wow – so gorgeous! I want to “borrow” pretty much every idea you have posted here. You truly have a gift – and thank you for sharing it!

  137. Monica December 11, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    Just beautiful! You have an amazing sense of style. I can feel the peace and joy of Christmas in your home.
    Merry Christmas and many blessings for 2014!

  138. michelle@decorandthedog December 11, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Your house is stunning! I love your living room. Your tree is perfection! Just the right amount of quirk!

  139. Jesse @ Scout & Nimble December 11, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    Oh Emily…it is absolutely gorgeous and can I tell you how much I love that wall of snowflakes! I am sure the kids had so much fun making those and you know those are going to be the kind of things that they remember about this time of year and carry on those activities with their own children. I love that. Love the view from your couch of the fireplace, too. So beautiful! xo, Jesse

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:32 am #

      Thanks Jesse! I’m thinking the snowflakes will become a tradition around here.

  140. Lucy December 11, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    Yep, just like I thought it would be…gorgeous! Love that it’s a classy yet warm Christmas…that wall with the snowflakes!! and your fireplace Gah! ….Happy to have stopped by and visit you…xox

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:33 am #

      So sweet of you to say. I ordered your beautiful buck pillow but it did not make it here on time. Excited to add it to the mix!

  141. Amanda December 11, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Love!! It.all. The gold dots? Are they stickers? And the snowflake wall is so charming! I love that your table is gift wrap central…. So fun, a good twist -everyone’s tables are all set, this is more real life to me! Although I think if I had your office I’d never ever leave there to wrap or do anything else for that matter :) and a party this weekend? Wow-how do you do it all?

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      Gold dots are vinyl stickers from http://www.wallsneedlove.com

      I am always at a loss for what to do with the dining table. My gift wrap stuff was out and so I just figured I’d leave it that way! Real life. Plus, I just love all ribbons and papers and trim and so they are fun to look at :)

  142. Beth December 11, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    Your curtains are so pretty! Are they painted? If you did, how wide are the stripes and what color? If you didn’t, could you tell us the source for the fabric? :) Love your beautiful home!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:35 am #

      I’ll post a closeup of the curtains because you really can’t see the detail in these shots. They are white ikea curtains spray painted with gold glitter paint. So strange. But I love them :)

      Stripes are 14″.

      • Amy December 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

        I’ve always wondered… If you paint curtains, can you wash them???

  143. Jen December 11, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    Your home looks great!! I’d love to know where you got the gold dot pillows in the entry way and living room. Also, the gold dot bunting in the dining room. Thanks!!!

  144. Jeana December 11, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    I was so excited when I woke this morning to see your Christmas home tour.. So much inspiration always and absolutely gorgeous as usual! I love the green! Wondering where the striped rug in your kitchen is from and the striped mugs as well. I love your kids’ creativity with the snowflake wall, such a fun, whimsical feel! Merry Christmas!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Striped rug is old from ikea. I have a couple of them and sort of wish I bought a bunch more while they carried them!

      Striped mugs are also from ikea. They came in a set with two striped and two dots. I bought two packs and gave the dot mugs to my mom {who re-gifted to my sister – ha!}

      • Jeana December 11, 2013 at 10:26 am #

        Thanks Emily!

  145. Kristin @ bliss-athome.com December 11, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    I love your seating area around the fireplace!! So cozy!! What a beautiful home you have :) xo Kristin

  146. Julia@Cuckoo4Design December 11, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    Oh my GOSH, your home is gorgeous! So many pieces I’d love to have in mine ;)
    I love your Christmas decor too. The snowflakes up the stairs are just so fun and pretty.
    Excited to be in this home tour series with you ;)
    Happy Holidays!

  147. Jennifer December 11, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Just beautiful! The green pillow with the pom poms? The striped mugs? Love all the gold frames too!

  148. Summer Hogan December 11, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    Your home is beautiful and your mantel is incredible! Love everything about it!!

  149. Carrie December 11, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    I want to come over and have coffee and take a slow tour thru your whole house!! You are one of my most favorite blogs. So my question is what are you using to hold the Christmas cards on your coffee table???? Your home is awesome! Just hung your winter freebie essentials in my entryway!

  150. Claudia December 11, 2013 at 4:53 am #

    This is the prettiest home tour I’ve seen all season! I love how sparkly and festive it looks, without being “overdone”. Thank you for sharing!

    • emily December 11, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Wow! Thank you for your kind words.

  151. Bethany December 11, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    I love the tour but especially the striped drapes! I’m guessing you painted the ikea curtains? How wide are the stripes and what color?? Love love love!