Today I’m hoping on the Blogger Stylin Christmas Home Tours hosted by Lindsay at White Buffalo Styling Co. Normally, I would show my own home (like I did last year and the year before that) but we just found out that Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas Magazine will be coming in January to shoot photos for next year’s publication (so fun!) and so I can’t share our christmas house with you on the blog this year. Truthfully, this arrangement works in my favor because I’m dragging my feet getting our house decorated. I’m hoping all of these amazing homes on tour will stir up some inspiration.
Instead of showing our home, I asked my friend Erica if I could come take pictures of her cute new house. We met Erica and her husband Scott at college, they were in our wedding and even though we don’t get together often (they live about 45 minutes away), its one of those friendships where we just pick up where we left off. Their family just moved to this darling house on an island with the Puget Sound for a front yard. Even on the cloudiest days, it is still so beautiful to look outside and see the water and she’s found that she doesn’t need a lot of decorations with a view of nature out every window. Her house looks simple and classic all dressed for Christmas and I’m excited to show you!
Isn’t it great?! I love how bright and open the space feels, but still cozy and christmasy.
wall color: Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue
couch: ikea ektorp
living room rug: ikea
red plaid pillows: ikea
chairs: world market
curtains: made by Erica, ikat fabric from fabric.com
silent night pillows: etsy
kitchen table/chairs/bench: world market
Noel marquee letters: made by Erica
Continue on with the blog tour with Laura at Finding Home and to start at the very beginning head over to Lindsay at White Buffalo Styling Co. I hope seeing other homes brings you inspiration for your own spaces and the permission to make your home reflect your style!
Wow, your house looks amazing!
Just wondering where you got ur beautiful Christmas blanket on the couch from? I love it!
LOVE this home! and would love to see more! Are Bedroom and bathroom images available? This style is exactly what I am looking for with our upcoming remodel.
Christina, we just moved in at the end of October. The bedrooms and bathrooms are a work in progress. Someday I’ll get around to completing another area and I’ll be happy to share. Thanks for your sweet compliments!
That pom pom garland along the window is adorable!
How exciting that BHG is coming! SO deserved and I can’t wait until next year to see it!! And this house is so beautiful! I love the little touches like the books–what a clever idea!
What a picture perfect place to live! And a gorgeous home, thanks for sharing it with us, Emily!
SUCH a pretty house! So much to love! :)
What a beautiful home, so cozy and calm.
Your friend’s home is wonderful!
Congrats Emily on the BH&G. shoot! How awesome will that be?!
Thanks Gilly! Yes, we are very excited!
I am trying slowly to turn my home and style into yours. I have two pairs of shoes you blogged
So fun! Any idea where the book set is from? Did she make the covers or is that a set that can be purchased?? Love them!
I’m pretty sure they are made – just covered with linen and stamped with titles!
Beautiful! I love the simplicity of it all. Definitely going to use these pics as guide for my 2015 Christmas decor. nspirational
Drool! Love it! Please advise on the window snowball line garland! So greet how it can be left up all Winter long!
The Pom pom garland is available on the same etsy as sourced for the pillows! The shop name is ABitOfBlissShop ☺️
Beautiful house, and amazing views! If I had views like that out my kitchen window I’d be signing up for dish duty evevry day!
Stunningly beautiful and family comfortable are the words I felt looking at the rooms of this house! Not sure how I got this email, but sure glad I did! Would love to get them on a regular basis.
Beautiful home and decorations. Love all the windows and light. And I really love I also love those paper trees on the coffee table. They appear to be made from bookpages. Can you provide any information on the trees? Maybe a tutorial or just a close-up photo? Thanks so much!
This house is so simple, classic, and beautiful it made me smile to look at it.
What an amazing decorator — your friend needs to start her own blog! Can’t wait to see your house in the magazine!
Love it all, especially your tree!
love your tree and your pom pom garland! beautiful!
Emily, I love her house! And I love those “NOEL” letters! Always a pleasure having you on the tours!
I have been following you blog for quite some time. I love your style. I always kind of wondered if you knew any of my relatives in WA. You just seemed like their type and to my surprise you do. Eric is my husbands cousin. I also have relatives in Enumclaw. Small world. Erica’s house looks fabulous!
What a small world!
I, too, am in love with the Christmas tree. WOW!! Is it real or artificial? Do you know any details on it? Gorgeous home!
Her tree is real – a douglas fir. Isn’t it decorated beautifully, too?!
Love the house! Your house looks so beautiful and cozy Erica! I really like those big pom-poms. I might have to make some ;) I also love those paper trees on the coffee table! Are they handmade? If so, I would love for you to post the materials used to do it. This gave me great inspiration to add a few things to my home <3 Thanks for sharing your friend's home Emily!
I absolutely adore your tree. But everything else is gorgeous too. Merry Christmas