CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR – PART 2

As promised, I’m back to show you the rest of the house.  You saw some of the living room but I thought I’d show a bit more.

This room actually is the hardest room for me since there is so much brown.  If it were up to me I probably would have done the whole house with wood floors with some nice big area rugs, but the hubs insists on carpet in the living room and bedrooms.  I get it, it’s comfy and makes complete sense, and I do like it too, it just doesn’t always give the best look.  Add on top of that a huge brown couch and you have a lot of brown going on.

Ideally I’d love to someday swap that couch out for the ikea white slipcovered Ektorp so that I could add some end table and brighten it up, but right now that’s not practical either.  We scored this Pottery Barn couch on Craigslist for $350, which was a steal since it’s the everyday suede, and huge!  It seats our whole family, which is so nice.  So even though it’s too big for the space, it’s practical.  And sometimes :) practical wins.

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That’s the Target Joy that’s been floating around Blogland like crazy.  I got it last year and had it on my chalk wall.  This year I couldn’t find a great spot for it.  I painted it red and tried it in numerous spots.  It ended up here only cause I like a little extra twinkle lights at night.  I am well aware that the cords stick out and it kind of drives me nuts, but it’s up, and I”m not taking it down now.  Pretty sure it won’t end up here next year though;)
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Amazingly, all the pillows on here are from Ikea, a first for me.

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As is this big lantern.  It used to be galvanized until it met Mr. spray can.

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These windows are so huge it’s nice to break them up a bit with a wreath.  This was a Home Goods find.

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I did buy one non-ikea pillow.  It’s from H&M home line (which is amazing by the way!) and I love how it mixed the linen with the red.

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I didn’t change up this area too much. I added the bunting and magnolia garland, and of course had to add the lights.  I love christmas lights!!:)

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I also sprayed this little old drawer red.

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and now it’s a home for the remotes:)

and lastly, the tree….which I have YET to find out the type!

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The kids and I actually went out and cut it down ourselves.  Ry was working and the weather was too nice to pass up.  I think we did quite well:)

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I found the cutest white pom pom garland at Menards on clearance out, and then I bought some beads from Walmart to string in as well. I made the merry and bright bunting and added in lots of ornaments and some mini chalkboards.  I always have a hard time getting good photos of a tree….but we love her none the less:)

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My mom made us the tree skirt, she’s the best, and all the paper this year came from Target.

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You can see we are quite cozy in our little house, but we love it!

and here’s the little back corner…

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That cabinet houses all of our homeschool “stuff” so it doesn’t look too pretty but is quite functional:)  and I’ve had a couple of people ask what’s behind the little door?  It’s actually our speaker system.  We have speakers wired throughout the house and this hides all of the equipment:)

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and here’s the full shot from standing in the dining room…

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I just focused on adding a few pops of red in here as well…

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Surprise! another tree:)  Hi, my name is allie and I’m addicted to trees:)

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I had fun filling my baskets..

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and adding some pops of red to the open shelves

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and I bought 79 cent tea towels at Ikea for some seasonal curtains!

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and there you have it!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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22 Responses to CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR – PART 2

  1. Jen says:

    Your home is beautiful….love your style, decor, and love of faith and family!! I found a pic on Pinterest and I’m hooked! You are amazing!

  2. Erin says:

    Just stumbled on your blog and I LOVE your beautiful Christmas decor! Such a pretty home. I pinned half of it. :) Happy New Year!

  3. Jane says:

    I got a sectional that was cheaper than IKEA and it was delivered! I got it from homereserve.com and have had it 2 years now. It’s holding up well with our family of 11. They have a lot of different fabrics (I got samples and went with a gray) Plus, it even has storage under the cushions. I’ve been happy with it. Beautiful home, Allie.

  4. stacy eisenreich says:

    Where did you get the framed oat/grain sacks in the living room?

  5. Molly says:

    Allie! I LOVE everything about your these pics and your Christmas decorations! Everything looks stunning. You have such a talent for making a house beautiful and for making a home that your family can live. On that note, can I be an honorary family member for a few days so I can enjoy this Christmas scene?? I will pack up some Christmas cookies that we can have with the hot chocolate. See you in an hour! :)

  6. Relle says:

    I love your decorating style and writing and have read your blog all the way back to the beginning several times. I love that you are real, you share from your heart, that you need to create (i so get that)and that family and Jesus is what life is about. Your christmas tour is lovely, that you added touches of christmas and Jesus round your house, but don’t decorate everything that stands still haha. I so love your pillow from H&M home. Did you buy it recently?

  7. Rondell says:

    I don’t know how you do it with little ones and a baby, your home is exactly what I would love to have! Have a blessed Christmas!

  8. Angela says:

    Gorgeous!!!! LOVE all the trees and splashes of red here and there:))

  9. Beth Qualley says:

    The rest of the house looks beautiful as well, Allie! I will keep following your mission to find out the kind of tree and what to ask for..tHANKS FOR SHARING. hAVE A bLESSED cHRISTMAS!

  10. Andrea says:

    so pretty….I have to go back through all your posts!!!!! Merry Christmas!

  11. Connie Baumann says:

    Love it! So beautiful! When can you fix my house ;)

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  13. ASH says:

    Your House Is Beautiful. Your Before And After Photos Are Magazine Worthy, For Sure!
    My Only Critque Is That Everything Looks A Little Too Perfect, It Looks Very Staged And Not Lived In, Only To Be Admired But Not Touched. If A Home Is Too Staged, It Loses Soul And Character and cannot be enjoyed to the full. So Just loosen up A little, you will find you will enjoy your home even more!

    • allie says:

      Haha, well thanks for your comment and I assure you, this house is very well lived in and loved! That’s the beauty of photos, you can capture and freeze a second in time, which is about as long as the house is clean for:). And I’ll take it!;).

  14. Marilyn says:

    I love seeing all the darling things that you do to this house. I was lucky enough to be a dinner guest in the original farmhouse so it has been especially interesting. Merry Christmas.

  15. Lisa says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love all the touches of red! Such a bright and merry home!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a blessed holiday!!

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