Christmas Home Tour: Part 1

Update: Our Very Merry Rustic Playroom is now up! 
You can check our Christmas Home Tour Part 2 here.

Welcome to my first Christmas home tour! And by "home tour" I really mean just our entryway and playroom (and I guess a few quick peeks into a couple other spaces too). 

Over the years, I've always felt like unless my house was 110% done it wasn't worth sharing for a home tour. This was especially true last Christmas, when we were just barely settling into our new nest. I've come to realize that I'm nuts and I turned down a lot of fun opportunities because of this dumb thought process. I mean for someone like me who enjoys decorating as a hobby, is there really ever such a thing as a "finished" house?! 

So this home tour goes out to all my homies.....the ones who never stop rearranging, the ones who are always on the hunt for that perfect piece, the ones who take months (or years) to decide on curtain panels, and the ones who can't for the life of them finish a "weekend project" in a weekend.  As Edgar Albert Guest says, "It takes a heap of o' livin' in a house t' make it home".

I'll be sharing this over at Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk link party.
If you love  legally snooping around other people's homes, I highly suggest you take a gander over there to check out all of the other participants. So much eye candy!

Without further ado, here is Part 1 of my Christmas tour !
Psst...I'm going to try to keep my talking to a minimum. #youarewelcome

Our newish planked wall is the first thing to greet you when you walk into the door. My goal was to make this space cheerful and inviting. 

Even our new hanging knob gallery wall got into the Holiday spirit with a little red and white ribbon.

To the right of our entryway is our rather nekked dining room. We still have a ways to go in this space. It houses our large farmhouse table that we built last year and just two end chairs. Here's to hoping that I decide on dining room chairs some time between now and Christmas 2022! In the mean time, I still like to dress up the table with seasonal centerpieces.

Next up....the kitchen. 

Other than a small vignette, I typically don't do much decorating in the kitchen. 
This year I dressed up one of our blank walls in the eat-in area with this adorable DIY tea towel banner. You can check out the tutorial here.

Off to the side of our kitchen, is one of my most favorite mini renovations we did this year; the board and batten coat rack drop zone. I added a little festive decor here too.

Well, that's it for today folks! Don't forget to swing by later this week for part two which includes the camp-themed playroom. Thus far, it has been my favorite space to decorate EVER! 
I can't wait to share.

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Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful home! I love the Board and Batten! And the Cookies for Santa sign is adorable!

Unknown said...

Lovely Space! I'm so glad you decided to share :-)

Vel Criste said...

I love the mix of mints and red all around! Thank you for sharing this at the 12 days of Christmas Blogger Tour Link party! Merry Christmas!

Humphrey said...

You have got me brainstorming as I drool over your wall creation. I have a wall of storage, all oak, drawers and coat racks behind the doors. I am wondering how I can make a similar wall by painting the doors of storage and building around the wall.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing your home ~ I love it!

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