This glamorous Christmas home tour is the perfect way to kick off our holiday season! The neutral color palette, vintage detail (we’re talking personalized vintage channel-quilted velvet stockings, people) and gorgeous use of greenery all come together to create a romantic, chic holiday look.
Christmas is the most magical time of the year and I always strive to create a home that reflects that. This year I was inspired by the memories of my childhood Christmas at my grandparents. My grandmother always had a gorgeous variety of fresh greenery and floral and on every surface there would be a flower arrangement fit for a wedding. As a young decorator in the making, just seeing the house perfectly staged on Christmas Eve excited me more than the thought of presents. The glowing lights, perfectly wrapped gifts that coordinated with each year’s decor, bows that had to take hours to make, delicately placed Christmas china with personally written name tags. Every detail created memories that I’ll never forget. And It’s those thoughtful details that I wanted to incorporate in my own home this year.
Our Christmas tree is layered with soft gold ribbon and ivory lace, along with white berries, floral, and eucalyptus. My ornaments are a combination of gold and silver mercury glass and a collection of Lenox ornaments passed down from my grandmother who has collected them for the past 30 years. My wrapping paper is gold and ivory toile mixed with textured ivory ribbon and beige buffalo check ribbon. I always use the gifts as part of the decor and never feel like my tree is complete without them
The mantel is one of my favorite parts of the space with it’s garland of mixed greenery and snow flocked floral and wreath to coordinate. The embroidered channel quilted velvet stockings are subtle, but with the ribbons of lace, they bring romance and charm. I sewed the holiday stag pillows out of napkins because I fell in love with the pattern. I love how they look combined with the beige fawn pillows and ivory knit throw. A warm, glowing fire and candles throughout make the space feel cozy and inviting. And with the classic Christmas music in the background, you won’t ever want to leave. I may not be able to make it home for my grandmothers Christmas this year, but I know we’ll create special memories of our own with the help of the traditions she has started.
The bedroom is often a space that gets neglected or forgotten during the holiday seasons, so this year I wanted to make it into something special. What started as me dreaming of a white Christmas soon became something much more. With just a subtle touch of sage tones, soft golds, and florals, the space evolved into a romantic and elegant retreat. I used a variety of greenery to give the space a cozy Christmas feel. Along the top of the canopy bed lies several layers of lightly flocked garland and throughout the room, you’ll see eucalyptus, lambs ear, and frosted cedar.
The tree is decorated with a mix of ivory florals, gold leaves, silk ribbon, and beaded ornaments. I layered a chunky knit throw blanket with other textures like my linen duvet, velvet pillows, and white fur runner along the bench. Candlelit sconces and Christmas lights make the space glow and create the perfect setting for the Holidays. At the end of the day, I can’t wait to cuddle up in my bedroom, read a book, and admire the dreamy ambiance.
Photographer: Courtney Davey | Interior Decorator: Courtney Davey