With Christmas just days away, we are getting ready for a ton of cozy, matching pajama filled relaxation. Just add hot cocoa to that mix and you have this holiday home tour of Shauna Dean of Quentin & Co . Her philosophy when decorating for Christmas was snow, stars and anything cozy. Yep, she nailed it. Head to the vault for even more snapped by Vicki Bartel that’s giving us all the holiday feels.
As I planned out my decor for Christmas this year, I kept finding myself inspired by a few recurring elements. Snow, stars, and anything cozy! Since my oldest boy is now 2, he’s beginning to feel the magic of the holiday season too. For that reason, I really wanted our decorations to appeal to him, and I also needed them to withstand his wild toddler ways!
I started with our flocked tree and incorporated lots of non breakable ornaments, like the large white yarn balls which are undeniably cozy, and a ton of sparkly silver ornaments to up the festive factor. One of my favorite parts of the tree was the different ribbons I used to fill it out. Extra wide burlap and silver ribbons cut into pieces and placed among the branches made a huge impact for a budget friendly price.
As a finishing touch, I used a silk silver ribbon to add bows to any spots that seemed to be lacking in ornaments. In keeping with my kid friendly mission, I added touches of whimsy, like the large wooden stars at the fireplace and the Christmas tree advent calendar that hangs above them. I also dressed up the kids’ table in our living room with a flocked tree and hung giant snowflakes above it.
Decorating for Christmas with little ones in the picture really gave me the guts to go all out with the magical touches. I hung extra garlands, and incorporated all the twinkly lights and glitter I could get my hands on. Since our living area and adjoining kitchen are primarily cool tones, I knew I needed to significantly up the warmth factor if I was going to achieve the cozy feel I was after.
I added a large vintage wooden crate, and filled it with a plush fur blanket, our “joy” pillow, Cohen’s stuffed moose, and all of the leftover wrapping paper and ribbon. I also brought in warm woods in the form of several cake stands that are perfect for holding all the extra treats we have around this time of the year!
When it came to the kitchen, I added seasonal touches like a lavender tree, and pulled out goodies like hot chocolate, marshmallows, and chestnuts to display in jars on our island. A plaid table cloth and a twinkly star garland added another layer of cozy to our dining nook, making it the perfect spot for cookie decorating (and eating!).
I am so happy with how our decked out kitchen and living room were transformed for the season, and I can’t wait to start creating Christmas memories in this magical and cozy space.
More Holiday Goodies …
Photography: Vicki Bartel | Styling: Shauna Dean Of Quentin & Co | Makeup: Stephanie Kathleen | Advent Calendar, Moroccan Wedding Blanket Pillow Covers: Pottery Barn | Crochet Bunting: Plaid and Paisley Littles | Flocked Wreaths, Yarn Ornaments, Hanging Snowflakes, Glass Cloch: Canadian Tire | Flocked tree (artificial): Lowe's | Fox Espresso Mug, Tabletop Tree: Chapters | Horse Print: Bouclair Home | Kids' Table and Chairs, Slipcovered Couch: Ikea | Matching Pajamas: Burt's Bees Baby | Silver Garlands, Burlap Ribbon: Michaels | White Light Up Tabletop Trees: Pier 1