Today I’m sharing my Christmas decor from my mudroom/laundry room this year. I have so much kitschy vintage Christmas decor I’ve collected over the years and this seemed like the perfect spot to display some of it. I love how the bright colors really pop against the black and white gingham wallpaper and black chalkboard wall. This space is really so cheerful and fun to walk into everyday and it makes doing laundry a little bit better too!Read More
Today I’m sharing the next space up on my holiday home tour, my pantry! As usual the star of the show in here is the crimson tinsel tree and chandelier full of vintage ornaments. The deep color of this Christmas tree is so unique and I love the way the ornaments pop against it. This room is such a mix of rustic and glam so I love to play that up each year with the metallic ornaments, sparkly garlands, and plenty of gold! I don’t think I will ever get tired of this vintage chandelier full of vintage ornaments either! Most of these vintage ornaments were from my grandmother and I’m so happy to have them because they are each so unique, intricate, and beautiful.Read More
I’m super excited to be offering holiday decorating services again this year with the help of my Gathered Living design team. To make it simple, I’ve created some basic packages based on what most of my past clients have preferred/needed for their holiday decorating. Keep in mind all the packages listed below cover styling services ONLY for your existing tree/decor.Read More
November is here and in the retail world that means we’re already in full holiday swing! Yesterday the new holiday line was released from Magnolia’s Hearth + Hand line at Target and there are SO many great decor pieces I wanted to share with you! A few of my favorites listed are items that were also available from the line last year! I really liked that they brought back a few of the most popular and key pieces that sold out so quickly last year! You can see how I styled many of them in my home in my 2017 Holiday Home Tour here. I marked below some of my top picks that I ordered last year and really loved (I would definitely purchase all of them again!) and I also marked a few of my must-haves for this year.Read More
I love to decorate mantles for every season, but for Christmas you can really go all out with all the trimmings! From garlands and lights, to wreaths and stockings- the possibilities are endless! I especially love Christmas mantles that incorporate less-traditional holiday decor and super unique and eclectic arrangements. Here are my top 15 favorite swoon-worthy holiday mantles!
Today I had the privilege of doing a little segment discussing holiday decorating tips on a local news show, Midday Kentucky. If you didn't get to catch the segment live, I've linked it for you below! I was so nervous leading up to this interview that I didn't really tell anyone about it in advance! My plan was to just pretend it didn't happen if I said something stupid, tripped, or did something embarrassing during the interview! Thankfully none of that happened (I think) and I survived! Live TV is such an exciting challenge and before I knew it, it was already over! Thanks to the team at Midday Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to come on the show, and especially to Katie for being so kind and helpful with her interview. Also a special thanks to the gals at Hartley Social for setting this up and joining me behind the scenes today. Check out the full video + some behind-the-scenes photos below!
Sometimes the best decor comes together without any kind of plan. That was the case for my kitchen Christmas decor this year. When I started sorting through my decorations and trying to divide it between each room of the house, I was stumped when it came to my vision for the kitchen. I just couldn't picture the color scheme or style I wanted in here. Then I spotted this picture on the One King's Lane Instagram, and my vision for this space started coming together.
I wanted to replicate the collection of various fresh wreaths above the fireplace and I also loved the pops of bright blue. I already had some touches of bright colors throughout the kitchen, including in my vintage kitchen rug by the sink, so I thought I could add similar pops of those colors throughout the room. I made all the fresh wreaths above the fireplace by using a small grapevine wreath as the base and then attaching fresh sprigs of greenery all around it using floral wire and greens from Trader Joe's. I then added the bright ribbons at the top for a pop of color.
From here, the rest of my decor came together much easier. I was able to use lots of vintage red Christmas decor, metallic bottle brush trees, and vintage ornaments that I already had in my collection from years before (mostly to style the open shelving in the kitchen). I also purchased a few boxes of new ornaments from Target to fill in the rest of the tree with some more bright colors. One of my favorite elements of the room is the giant metal "fresh holiday greens" bucket that I used as a Christmas tree stand. I first spotted these on Liz Marie's blog last year and was thrilled when I found a few at Stein Mart this year! The old knit vintage stockings I found at the Peddler's mall this year also just happened to be the perfect colors for the room (even though I had no idea when I bought them what my plan was for in here!). As always, I've linked just about everything I could think of at the end of this post for you to shop, but if you have any questions about anything not mentioned, just ask! You can find a before + after summary of our kitchen renovation including details on our lighting, fixtures, flooring, and more here.
Stockings: Vintage via Peddler's Mall Stores
Fresh garland: Trader Joe's
Gold garland: Michael's
Fresh wreaths: handmade with greenery from Trader Joe's
Tree topper: Target
Wood nutcracker: Homegoods
Marble Christmas tree: Homegoods
Gold deer head statue: Target
"Christmas in the Country" wood plate: Vintage
White flocked deer: Vintage (similar here)
Gold trees: Homegoods
Red woven wall hanging: Homegoods