Hi friends! I hope you've been enjoying the lead-up to the holidays! Can you believe Christmas is only two weeks away??? Are you ready? I haven't finished shopping for presents yet, but I've at least finished my Christmas decorating, and today I'm happy to take you on a tour of my home. And by 'home' I mean 'living room.' That's because I don't really go all out - I mainly focus on one room of my house at this time of year. But if that doesn't satisfy your xmas decor desires, then guess what...I'm participating in this home tour with nine other bloggers!!! At the end of this post you'll find links to everyone else I've teamed up with, so please check out their posts too!
Alrighty then, let's get to it! My holiday decorating is in the small details, like white carnations coupled with boxwood branches (in previous years I've used cedar branches), a wreath hanging from the curtain rod, and a pillow with the word "Peace" embroidered in sequins.
Here's how the room looks at night:
One of my favourite views of the room is to look at the sofa through my ghost chairs. I live in a narrow house, so I opt for furniture in glass and acrylic materials because they give the illusion of more space.
To the right of the large print of Manhattan art is my marble-topped bar. The gold-framed mirror above it has a partner on the opposite side of the room. For the last 5 years I had a red and gold colour scheme and I was getting really tired of it, so this year I switched it up and went with a blue and silver colour scheme. To keep my bar in tune with my decor, I pulled out all the blue-and-white booze that I had on hand!
Take another turn to your right and you'll see my demi-lune table, perfect for displaying my light-up JOY sign, some cedar branches and my snow globe. And all my coffee table decor books!
Another turn to your right and there's that other gold-framed mirror I mentioned earlier. I hosted my annual Christmas party two weekends ago and I thought it would be fun if everyone wrote their social media handles on the mirror with special markers I have (Ninja Chalk) so that all my guests can easily follow each other. (Yes, I even drilled a wire basket to the wall next to the mirror to hold the markers for the evening. I've since taken it down, just need to patch the holes.)
I love the simplicity of cedar branches draped over my gold mirror, with ornaments hung from them...
I hope you've enjoyed this tour of my living room! I'm hosting my family for Christmas dinner, so I'll be doing another post of my tablescape... at least you'll get some more variety and more of an actual "home" tour! In the meantime, I want to share a couple of the outtake photos of cats getting in the way (but upon looking back, I realize there are cats in almost all my non-outtake photos??! ha!). And following these last two pics, please see my friends who are participating in this home tour blog hop.
As promised...please visit my friends to see how they are celebrating Christmas - you're in for a real treat with more home tours, Christmas adventures, holiday cooking and more!