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
all photos + design by Sarah E Dunn Photo + Design
Searching for the most unique, local gifts? Look no further than our Gathered Mercantile Holiday Gift Guide! We're featuring gifts from our shop including many from our local vendors + makers as well as vintage pieces and exclusives from Miss Molly Vintage. Find gifts for the bar cart, gifts for the plant lover, gifts for the bourbon lover, gifts for her, gifts for the home, and gifts for the Kentucky fan below. All items are available for purchase at Gathered Mercantile and we can ship too! Just e-mail email@example.com to place an order or ask any questions if you aren't able to make it to the store! Happy shopping!
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!
I'm wrapping up our holiday home tour with the center of our home: the living room. We spend the most time in this space so it's important that the decor is comfortable and cozy, but still special and beautiful at the same time. I always like to keep the living room decor semi-traditional and pretty neutral. I use my most favorite vintage ornaments on this tree every year and lots of greenery, cozy stockings, faux fur, and of course lots of gold! I loved having these built-in bookshelves to style this year and had no problem filling them up with a mix of vintage and new trinkets and treasures.
Probably my favorite element of the room is the mantle decor. I used three different gold magnolia garlands draped together off to one side and added wire twinkle lights on top. I have found all these magnolia garlands at different times while thrifting and I seriously use them all year round all over my house (some of my favorite decor pieces ever!). I layered the magnolia garland with a draped pom-pom garland on top and then chunky knit and faux fur stockings.
My other favorite find in here is my new basket tree "ring" from Hayneedle. I had seen similar styles like this at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, but they were always too expensive for me. Hayneedle's are right at $50 and fit around a standard round tree stand for a unique, textured look that is so much more chic than a standard tree skirt. I've linked all my decor including this tree skirt at the end of this post (if you have any questions about anything not mentioned, just ask!). You can check out the before and after of our living room here for details on paint colors, lighting, furniture + more.
Pom-pom garland: Anthropologie (old- similar here)
Glitter tree topper: Target
Wood bead garland (in tree): Target
Tree ornaments: mostly vintage + some from Target
Gold magnolia leaf garland: thrifted (similar here)
Gold antlers: Miss Molly Vintage
Carved wooden deer figurines: Vintage (similar here)
Copper lit star: Target
Fresh wreath: Trader Joe's
Pinecone wreaths: Thrifted
Gold manger scene: Vintage (thrifted)
Mini flocked trees: Homegoods
"All is Calm, All is Bright" pillow cover: Pottery Barn (old- similar here)
White yarn tree: Target
Plaid throw: Macy's
Concrete pedestal planter (with mini pine inside): Vintage (thrifted)
"Season's Greetings" pillow cover: H&M (old)
Wood house figurine: Target
White twig pre-lit tree: Target
Today I'm sharing a little tour of our master bedroom Christmas decor! It seems like every year my bedroom holiday decor always consists of lots of plaids and very cozy, cabin-y decor. Naturally your bedrooms should be the most comfortable and cozy rooms of the house and I love how Christmas decor adds to that feeling. I want to sleep with our little tree on all night, but unfortunately my husband usually makes me unplug it before bed (I'll definitely be keeping it on all night the week of Christmas though).
I kept our bedroom tree really simple, just adding lots of lights and some ribbon and garland without many ornaments at all. I think fresh trees look so good even without any decorations at all, so I always like to have one real Christmas tree decorated pretty minimally. One of my favorite tree decorating tricks is to use two different sized lights for extra sparkle and a magical glow- this tree has large round globe lights mixed with twinkle lights (all clear colored).
My other favorite parts of the decor in here are the "Fresh Cut Christmas Tree" pillows I picked up at Marshall's (also found them for you online too here) this year and the decorative skis with cute Christmas lyrics painted on them (also from TJMaxx- and available online here!). I also always add some more wintry throw pillows to the bed too, and was able to find some great plaid ones with fur trim from Stein Mart (yes MORE plaid!). We keep the American flag above our bed year round, but I always add a wreath over it for Christmas and a few garlands too. I've linked all my decor sources at the end of this post for you to shop- but if you have questions about anything not mentioned, just ask! You can also check out our master bedroom before + after here for paint colors, fixture sources, and more details about this room!
Decorative skis: TJMaxx
Pinecone wreath: Vintage (thrifted)
Plaid tree garland: Target (from the dollar spot)
Boxwood wreath: Trader Joe's
Silver tinsel tree in vintage bucket: Thrifted (similar here)
Winter scene metal tree stand: Vintage (similar here)
Faux fur pom garland (in tree): Homegoods
Red plaid ribbon (in tree): Hobby Lobby
Rewined "Wine Under the Tree" candle: Miss Molly Vintage
There's nothing more exciting than designing a space completely from scratch and surprising one of my clients with the completed look! This client wanted all new holiday decor for her mantle and trusted me completely to put together a design that she would love. I was inspired by the rest of her living room to keep the design simple + modern with lots of neutrals that would seamlessly blend in to the rest of her decor.
I was able to find most of the decorations at my favorite place, Target, which always has the best selection of unique, modern Christmas decor. I love the mix of more rustic materials (woodgrain, fresh greenery, and white-wash) with super glitzy and glam elements (like her starburst mirror, glittered trees, and mirrored snowflake garland). My favorite feature is the super modern layered garland: I topped a fresh pine garland (from Trader Joe's) with two different unique garlands from Target. I chose some simple wool and faux fur stockings too which I tucked into the garland off to one side.
I filled the rest of the mantle with a mixture of different mini trees, a distressed wood wreath, and white-washed deer. I usually play around with these arrangements to try to find the perfect balance on each side. On the ledge below the mantle I placed a gold metal basket filled with a boxwood wreath (also from Trader Joe's), another deer, and small tree off to one side. I love to use baskets on fireplace ledges to help them look less bare. You can fill them a mixture of firewood, blankets, pinecones, or greenery. I also added a few little touches to the shelves beside the fireplace to keep the eye moving across the space (all those items are from Michael's).
I love the neutral color scheme mixed with pops of fresh greenery! The best part is that all of these items are perfect for mixing and matching with so many different color schemes and styles of decor, so she will be able to use them year after year. Stay tuned to see more of my Christmas tree decorating and shelf styling for this same client later next week! In the meantime, you can shop all the items used for this mantle at the end of this post!