christmas house tour: northwest coastal edition


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!


32 Responses to christmas house tour: northwest coastal edition

  1. Jen December 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    Wow, your house looks amazing!

  2. Zoe November 28, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    Just wondering where you got ur beautiful Christmas blanket on the couch from? I love it!

  3. Christina December 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    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.

    • Erica December 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

      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!

  4. Jenna December 12, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    That pom pom garland along the window is adorable!

  5. Jenn @ My Fabuless Life December 12, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    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!

  6. Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles December 12, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    What a picture perfect place to live! And a gorgeous home, thanks for sharing it with us, Emily!

  7. lissa December 12, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    SUCH a pretty house! So much to love! :)

  8. Kelly December 12, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    What a beautiful home, so cozy and calm.

  9. Stacey December 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    Your friend’s home is wonderful!

  10. Gilly December 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Congrats Emily on the BH&G. shoot! How awesome will that be?!

    • emily December 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

      Thanks Gilly! Yes, we are very excited!

  11. Love obv December 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    I am trying slowly to turn my home and style into yours. I have two pairs of shoes you blogged

  12. Nicole Mattke December 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    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!

    • emily December 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

      I’m pretty sure they are made – just covered with linen and stamped with titles!

  13. Lynn Christy December 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the simplicity of it all. Definitely going to use these pics as guide for my 2015 Christmas decor. nspirational

  14. Tiffany December 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Drool! Love it! Please advise on the window snowball line garland! So greet how it can be left up all Winter long!

    • Emily Pleau December 15, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      The Pom pom garland is available on the same etsy as sourced for the pillows! The shop name is ABitOfBlissShop ☺️

  15. Vicki December 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    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!

  16. Lisa Haas December 11, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    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.

  17. Shirley Elliott December 11, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    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!

  18. Sandy December 11, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    This house is so simple, classic, and beautiful it made me smile to look at it.

  19. AmandaH December 11, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    What an amazing decorator — your friend needs to start her own blog! Can’t wait to see your house in the magazine!

  20. Shari December 11, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Love it all, especially your tree!

  21. cassie December 11, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    love your tree and your pom pom garland! beautiful!

  22. Lindsay December 11, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Emily, I love her house! And I love those “NOEL” letters! Always a pleasure having you on the tours!

  23. Kaye Verhoeven December 11, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    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!

    • emily December 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

      What a small world!

  24. Tammy December 11, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    I, too, am in love with the Christmas tree. WOW!! Is it real or artificial? Do you know any details on it? Gorgeous home!

    Merry Christmas!

    • emily December 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

      Her tree is real – a douglas fir. Isn’t it decorated beautifully, too?!

  25. tish* December 11, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    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!

  26. Julia@Cuckoo4Design December 11, 2014 at 5:01 am #

    I absolutely adore your tree. But everything else is gorgeous too. Merry Christmas

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