Style Your Senses
A Life + Style Blog for the modern millennial who wants it all.
December 6, 2016 |
Hi Friends! Happy Happy Tuesday! As promised, I’m sharing our Holiday Home Tour 2016 today in one of my favorite posts of the entire year! First, I’m so glad that you guys loved yesterday’s Gift Guide post. There was lots of great feedback and it seems like the top picks were the faux fur throw and lots of David Yurman…my kind of girls! Now back to Holiday’s at our house….Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. graciously invited me back to share our festive decor as part of her amazing Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour Series. This will be my THIRD Christmas participating and I can’t even get over it (see 2014 HERE and 2015 HERE)!! If you’re here from Sarah’s amazing blog, WELCOME!
This year, I didn’t change a ton in regards to our decor, but of course I made a few tweaks here and there! I hope that you’ll come in, kick off your shoes, fix yourself a cup of hot cocoa and stay with us for a while…
For our entry, I stuck with simple magnolia garland and filled it in with a few real magnolia leaves that I swiped from our neighborhood common area…whoops! I added the boxwood wreath and darling merry Christmas sign (both linked below), for a simple statement as we welcome you in for the Holidays. Also, I posted this photo on Instagram and got tons of questions about the two Christmas Tree planters flanking our door! Well here’s the good + bad news…GOOD NEWS: They are a super easy and wildly inexpensive DIY (we’re talking $15/each, gals)!! BAD NEWS: I had hoped to share the tutorial today, but ended up having to push it back a little. Sign up HERE for first alerts when the post goes live.
Similar Magnolia Garland | Boxwood Wreath | “Merry Christmas” Sign ($5!) | Welcome Mat
Our pup, Chloe, putting on her best camera face to welcome you guys in…
Boxwood Wreath | “Merry Christmas” Sign ($5!) | Tulle Skirt | Chambray Button-up
Boxwood Wreath | “Merry Christmas” Sign ($5!)
I’m still very much obsessed with our flocked tree from last year and really wasn’t ready to give up the Ombre look, so I decided to only slightly tweak the tree in our front room. I went with a reverse ombre (light to dark), compared to last year’s traditional ombre (dark to light) and added pink into the mix. I think that this little pink and blue combination had a lot to do with my building suspense of finding out what this baby is! p.s. we still don’t know the gender…we will try to find out *again* on Friday!
Flocked Tree (7.5”)
I kept my little bottle brush tree collection in the background there, but I haven’t added to it. I’m super content with this grouping and love the slight variations in color…
See how to recreate this ombre look for pennies below…
Similar “Merry Christmas” Banner
Since I really didn’t spend a ton of new Holiday decor I did splurge a little on gift wrap and boxes. They add a whole new dimension to the tree and I think that they are well worth their $3-5 price tag! See my favorites below…
Moving on from the formal living aka front room to the family room…
I get SO many questions + comments about these stockings! They were actually a Homegoods find and we love them…well I take that back….I love them! Not quite sure how my husband feels about his gold sequin stocking, but that’s really irrelevant, right?! This year I added small initials ($1 bin at Michaels) to each and love the extra detail 😉
Similar Sequin Stockings
This is where I keep our traditional tree and decided to go all gold this year. I did keep a few pops of color in the mantle garland, but other than that I let the gold + the lights do their thing!
Similar Leopard Rug | Christmas Tree
No Holiday Home Tour would be complete without a hot cocoa station! Remember this entire hot cocoa party from last year??? The Nepresso is definitely one of my favorite kitchen gadgets and I’ve been using the frother to add some frothed + steamed coconut milk to my hot chocolate…YUM!
Nepresso Machine | Santa Mugs | Assorted Hot Cocoa
We just shared the full reveal of Landry’s BIG GIRL ROOM a few weeks back (see it HERE) and, since she’s older now, I wanted to try putting up a tree in her sweet little space. I scored this mini flocked tree at Walmart (see the details in THIS Instgram) for $30 and I’m not sure who was more excited her or I! There were the sweetest ballerina ornaments at Walmart as well, so she declared that she wanted a pink and gold ballerina tree…well twist my arm why don’t ya! They whole thing (with ornaments and lights) was well under $50 and has brought us all so much joy!
Floral Wallpaper | Roman Shades (see THIS post)
While we were shooting the home tour, my mom was here visiting. We bought this gingerbread house one day when her and I were out shopping and had planned to surprise Landry with it. They decided to put it together while we were busy taking photos and I couldn’t resist these sweet snaps!
The shades are a new addition to the room…see this post for details. To make the space more festive I scored these simple garland wreaths for $2 at Walmart (!!!), the ribbon for around $3/roll at Michaels and hung them from our windows using these command hooks. Such a simple and festive way to add some greenery to any room…not to mention INEXPENSIVE!
Only your Gigi let’s you lick more icing that you apply, right?!? Wink wink
Photos by Laura Sumrak
Thank you so so much for joining us today! It’s always fun to share a Holiday Home Tour because it really does feel like you’ve invited friends into your house to celebrate this special time of year!
If you’d like to learn more about me, see THIS page. If you want to see what our home looks like outside of Christmas, you can see our full Home Tour HERE. If you want to come back and visit, please Subscribe and I’ll see you in your inbox to let you know that a few post is up!
I’m the end of the tour for today, but I hope that you’ll start with Lindsay and look at all of yesterday’s Home Tours as well OR head to start tomorrow’s tours with my friend Cassie!
Today’s line up:
A Designer at Home | Dimples and Tangles | Place of My Taste | The Chronicles of Home | Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Need help Christmas shopping?? I’ve been steady working as your little elf putting together comprehensive Gift Guides with tips and tricks on how to be the best gift giver of ever this year! See them all in one place HERE.
Cassie Bustamante says
December 6, 2016 at 6:53 AM
aaaah that pink and blue tree!!!!! i LOVE it, mallory! and landry’s tree is adorable as well. 🙂 and i can’t wait to hear your news when you are able to find out!
Style Your Senses says
December 6, 2016 at 11:54 AM
Thanks Cass!! And yes, hopefully this time the peanut cooperates 😉
December 6, 2016 at 7:52 AM
Blown away Mallory! I love all your tree. In my own house I can’t get enough of trees too. Yours are so stylish and pretty and I love that they are all different. your daughter’s room is so darling. Merry Christmas my friend.
December 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM
haha my photographer came over and was totally giggling over my 3 trees…I’m all about the more the merrier!!! hehehe! Merry Christmas!
December 6, 2016 at 7:57 AM
Love love it all!! In the kitchen, did you make the garland wreaths?
December 6, 2016 at 11:51 AM
I didn’t! I actually found them at Walmart of all places for $2! So naturall I bought six…lol! They are such an inexpensive way to make a splash though! xo
December 6, 2016 at 10:37 AM
Nailed it as always, lady! Girly, fun, traditional and glam all rolled into one!!!! xxxxx
December 6, 2016 at 11:52 AM
Thanks, sweet friends! xoxo
December 6, 2016 at 11:43 AM
You’re house is ultimate #goals – your decor is just stunning and I love how you added such elegant Christmas touches to the house!
Thanks lady—you are always so kind! I wish it was goals all the time because with the amount of laundry i have piled up today, you can barely see the Christmas decor. All about balance, right?!?! 😉
Jennifer Griffin says
December 6, 2016 at 10:45 PM
Mallory, how does your home just keep getting prettier and prettier? Such a gorgeous tour!
December 8, 2016 at 6:32 AM
I would ask the same of yours missy!! Merry Christmas, sweet friend! Wish I were close enough to give you a hug and celebrate in person!
Sarah Walker of The Curated House says
December 7, 2016 at 11:33 AM
What a decadent holiday home tour, Mallory! I can’t decide which one of your three trees I like best!
Wishing you the very merriest of Christmases, filled with extra sparkle and delight.
December 8, 2016 at 6:34 AM
Thank you so so much, Sarah! Merry Christmas!!!!
Corinna - ADesignerAtHome says
December 7, 2016 at 8:07 PM
I love both the big and little flocked trees! So, so beautiful! And your mantle with the cranberry colored pops has me all heart eyed!
December 8, 2016 at 6:35 AM
Well thank you sweet friend! My obsession with flocked trees is obviously at a boiling point lol. Merry Christmas!
December 7, 2016 at 11:51 PM
How adorable are you in that skirt! LOVE the gold sequin stockings. When the hubs gets tired of his, feel free to send it my way! So excited to hear about the baby gender…eek!! I remember those days! Merry Christmas to you Mallory and your cute family!
December 8, 2016 at 6:37 AM
Funny story—I went to put the skirt on and it totally didn’t zip (even over the bump!), so there are some shots of me and my undone skirt trying to look like I have it all pulled together, when I’m really a hot mess LOL! But thank you, it’s a favorite and I’ll be delighted when I can wear it again. I’m also certain that the hubby would have his sequin stocking over-nighted to you if he knew it was on option ;);) Merry Christmas, mama!
Kyla @HouseOfHipsters says
December 8, 2016 at 11:46 AM
I’m obsessed with your magnolia garland!
December 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Thanks so much Kyla! xoxo
Julie Blanner says
December 10, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Your trees are stunning! And so is fireplace!
December 11, 2016 at 1:47 PM
Thanks Julie! Merry Christmas!
Belle Âme Boutique says
December 11, 2016 at 12:57 PM
Wow! Your home holiday style is so inspiring! What an experience to be able to see that tree in your living room each day.
Thanks so much! The Holidays are certainly our favorite time of year!
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