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A Simple Christmas

Friday, November 13, 2015

A simple Christmas. This is my theme for the holiday season. Creating a home full of cheer but with a simplistic approach.
I love this time of year. The holiday season is upon us and I will admit, I've already had a red cup and listened to hours (yes hours) of holiday music. I can't help myself.
I love all the anticipation and excitement of Christmas. The parties, the food, the cheer! It truly is magical.  But what I am really hoping for this year is a simple Christmas. Not a holiday season surrounded by "stuff" but instead, one where our home is filled with visitors, loud bursts of laughter, giggling children running around, lots and lots of delicious food and of course wine!
This year, Martha Stewart Living for The Home Depot Holiday Collection had exactly what I needed to create a beautiful and simple holiday decor starting right here at our front door!
This year its all decked out in garland and a beautiful wreath along with these little lit trees. I love how it all frames our door and welcomes you in!
Our dining room is our busiest room in the house over the holiday season. 
You may recall it was just last week I had it all ready for a Thanksgiving feast.
Well, because this is where we we do the majority of our entertaining all season long it has to be ready! These chairs will hold our loved ones and I wanted this space to have a simplistic charm about it. I love my old chalkboard flanked by these wreaths. I added the linen candy stripe ribbon to them for just a touch of red. 

The felted ball garland is so sweet and such a perfect little touch to our holiday decor. 
The berry boxwood wreath will always be a Christmas favorite!

Our Family Room just recently had a makeover of its own and I was so excited to start preparing the space for the holidays! 
Along with keeping it simple it had to be cozy. Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and read a book in front of the fire kind of cozy. I kept the room neutral and allowed my simple Christmas decor to add in just enough color. Our snowy tree is my favorite and it fits so perfectly in here. I love that I didn't need to add in a lot of decor to make the room festive but these simple choices alone where enough to make it feel like Christmas has finally arrived. 

I added in wreaths to all of our windows along with the tree and wreath above the mantle. Can I tell you how excited I am to finally have a mantle I can decorate for the holidays!

 The holidays have arrived and I want to enjoy every single moment so I'm keeping it simple here. I  hope your holiday season is one filled with friends, family and tons of good cheer! 
Merry Christmas

12 comments on "A Simple Christmas "
  1. Beautiful! How do you hang your wreaths?

  2. Beautiful decor! Makes me so excited to put up my Christmas decorations! You did such a great job in keeping with your holiday theme!

  3. Looks fantastic! Very inviting 😄. You have probably answered this question before, but could you share the rug source (the rug under your dining table)? Thanks so much. Hope you get to sit back and enjoy your beautiful surroundings. I have yet to start ☺️

  4. It's all absolutely beautiful.

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  6. Perfect touches! Question, did you add any decorations to the Christmas tree? Or those it come with the pine ones and berries already on it?

  7. So so pretty! I love lots of greenery around the holidays - we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah at our house, so wintery greens are perfect for both!

  8. I found your blog through pinterest and I can't wait to take some time to read through you past posts....but first, I'll be heading straight to Home Depot for some wreaths! PS- would you mind sharing your source for that great pom-pom pillow and the throw on your chair? Thanks.

  9. Going to order some of those Home Depot wreaths now. I love them! Your house is beautiful!!

  10. goodness gracious, so charming. so simple yet so festive & truly magical!! i can imagine all the giggling and snuggling in your home!! xoxox

  11. Where did you get the caned chairs? Love!