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Classic Red and White Holiday Home Tour 2

CLASSIC RED AND WHITE HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

I’m excited to be posting more of my home in a second holiday home tour.  If you are just joining us for the first time welcome. You can check out my first holiday home tour Burberry Plaid here.


Classic red and white frosted Balsam Hill tree- yourstrulyjenn.com

I have a blast decorating my trees every year.  I like doing several trees.  We always do a family tree where my kids can have full creative control of that tree.  For more explanation of how I decorate, check out FAQ about Christmas.

Decorating in classic red and white this year. yourstrulyjenn.com

Normally I start with my main tree to set the tone of how the theme is going to go and then base all my decor off of that.  This year I started with the mantel.

classic red and white balsam Hill tree- yourstrulyjenn.com

This is my 9′ Frosted Noble Fir Balsam Hill Tree.  I have had it for 4 years and I love it.  It is so fun to decorate.  The white trees are always my favorite.  Balsam Hill trees are so easy to store and put up every year.   If you are looking for an amazing tree this one is for you.  If you are looking for an office tree or one you have to transport somewhere I would advise you to choose one of their other trees. This one tends to be a little messy when putting up and taking it down.

Close up of all the details of this beautiful red and white Balsam Hill tree-yourstrulyjenn.com

I love how the red and white looks on the white tree.  If you don’t have a flocked tree you can make it look flocked by adding snowy picks all over the tree.  This really changes the look of your tree drastically.  I will be doing a detailed post on how I did that on my Burberry Plaid tree next week.

Red and white ornaments adorn this Balsam Hill tree- yourstrulyjenn.com

I like to decorate the bottom of the tree as well.  It gives it a more styled look.  I leave it like this until I am ready to put wrapped gifts under the tree.

Gorgeous 9' frosted Balsam Hill tree decorated with red and white ornaments.

Even though the tree was a flocked white tree, I still used white picks to give the tree the look I wanted to achieve.  Then I went with red berry picks and red and white ornaments.  I love this red ribbon from Michaels.  I’ve had it for a couple of years and I have used it in so many different ways.

Close up of this gorgeous Balsam Hill tree with classic red and white ornaments. yourstrulyjenn.comIf you’re putting ribbon on your tree I would suggest choosing wired ribbon.  It is so much easier to manipulate.  You can curl the bottoms and get it to go where you want it to.

White and clear ornaments were the inspiration for this tree. yourstrulyjenn.com

The inspiration for this tree was completely different.  I wanted a very delicate looking tree.  I wanted everything I put on this tree to have a softer, more romantic feel. I couldn’t find the white bows I wanted so I went on ETSY and found them at a wedding shop. They are actually wedding pew bows.

I added some beautiful decor elements to these lanterns from Pier 1. Yourstrulyjenn.com

These lanterns are from Pier 1.  I have been collecting them for years, but I know they still have them.  I wanted to bring in the same elements from the tree and foyer so I added bows, crystals, and pinecones to the lanterns for a more finished look.

Close up of this classy white tree. Check out all the soft elements on this tree. yourstrulyjenn.com

I used all white and clear ornaments, snowy picks, natural looking textured fillers, white ribbon, white flowers, and crystals to create this look.

White decorated Christmas tree with snowcapped embellishments. yourstrulyjenn.com

I have been collecting these gorgeous boxes for the last 3 years since Sugar Paper has been collaborating with Target.  Check them out in stores or online before they sell out.

Cute foyer decor to accent the all white Christmas tree. yourstrulyjenn.com

Of course the trees are the main event in your decorating, but this sweet little vignette adds so much to my foyer.  It was space that I felt needed something.  Make sure you take advantage of the space in your home where something unique can be created.

Christmas bunny with Joanna Gaines ribbon. yourstrulyjenn.com

I hope you have enjoyed my holiday home tours this season.  I will be breaking down these posts further into how I did my trees and mantel in upcoming posts.  Stay tuned for that.  Please follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter so we can stay in touch.

Yours Truly,

Jenn

 

 

Rose Gold Holiday House Tour Part 2 2016

I hope you saw my Merry & Plaid holiday home tour part 1 and the reveal of my blush and rose gold tree.  If you missed those posts I would love for you to go back and check it out.  Then join in again to this tour.  If you are new to my blog, welcome.  I’m Jennifer, an interior stylist, and I just love Christmas.  I am one of those early Christmas decorators.  Since I have so much to do, I always start before Thanksgiving so when I return home after the break the house is decorated and I can take pictures and edit. This year I decided to go with a rose gold and blush theme for my tree in the kitchen. Since the kitchen is the hub of our home I change that tree every year.  I enjoy coming up with something new to express my creativity, but of course there are some traditions that stay the same no matter what.

My daughter is a senior this year and Christmas as we know it will drastically change for our family.  As your kids get older things slowly change and your traditions evolve and gradually change to match their age. I am trying to hold on to our Christmas memories and make this an amazing holiday for my family.  Every year we do a fancy brunch at The Founder’s Inn.  This is one of our favorite days of the year.  We get all dressed up and enjoy each other while eating amazing food. We take tons of pictures and walk around seeing all the beautiful decorations and lights.  I’m so looking forward to spending this time with my family.

 Rose Gold Holiday Home Tour 2016 Yours Truly Jenn

If you collect neutral ornaments such as silver, gold, and glass you can easily change your ribbon and add a few colored ornaments and you have an inexpensive way to change your theme.

Rose gold and gold metallics were used on this tree along with blush ornaments.

This is a green tree that I add lots of other limbs to each year to give it a flocked look.  It also gives my trees that layered look so there are no big gaps or holes.

This 7 1/2 foot tree is accented with mixed metallics and blush ornaments.

I love decorating the bottom of the tree with beautiful packages that match my theme.  These blush packages from Sugar Paper for Target are the perfect fit.

Lovely talescape with blush Christmas tree.

This is the first Christmas that I have my new kitchen table.  I love the way this rose gold look just shines against the tree.  I know I’m obsessed with rose gold jewelry and now I think I’m obsessed with rose gold dishes too.

Green, gold and copper Christmas tree

I loved all the accessories on this tree.  The copper ornaments, the gold pinecone picks, and the gold netting just really show up well on this snowy white tree.

Snowy Balsam Hill tree decked out in green and gold.

I purchased these packages and this green and gold ribbon from Dillard’s at the end of the season last year.  I love getting beautiful stuff by shopping the day after Christmas.

Ribbon and gold netting to accent the trees.

Purchase a few bigger ticket items each year and your Christmas collection will quickly multiply.

Zgallerie deer help decorate the bottom of the tree.

I purchased these white, glittered deer from Z Gallerie at the end of the season last year. I thought they would make a beautiful base to one of my trees.

Check out this Christmas entryway decked out in green and gold.

I am proud to show off my daughter’s senior pictures which we recently displayed in the foyer.

Green and gold entryway

We have an amazing photographer we have used for the last 5 years.  If you are looking for a  photographer in the Hampton Roads area, check out Jason Williams at Elite Photography.

Green and gold accents in entryway

I decided to go with a neutral and mixed metallics theme this year.   I am working with several design clients and I wanted to keep my decor simple this year.  I think your decor can be quite beautiful when you think out of the box.

Gorgeous gold and white mantel

I purchase all of my garland from Frontgate.  I have been so pleased with their Christmas decor.  I also put them down my two story staircase each year.  We have had them 7 years and they are still going strong.  Mine have pinecones and red berries already woven through the garland.  I ordered the Classic garland.

Love the stone on this Christmas fireplace! Yours Truly Jenn

I added snowy picks to my garland to give it a flocked look.

I recently bought these faux fur stockings from Dillard’s.

Love these white faux fur stockings.

I’ve always loved decorating the mantel.  This is the very first thing I decorated this year and I’m so pleased with the way it turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out part 2 of my home tour 2016.  I know Christmas posts really get people searching around to blogs they have never been before.  I hope you saw something you liked and will come back in the future. Have a fabulous holiday with your family and friends and have the best 2017!!

Yours Truly,

Jenn

 

 

 

 

Holiday Home Tour 2015

I have been looking forward to sharing this post with you for a long time. I love looking at other people’s Christmas decor and home tours. They are some of my favorite posts.  I decorate early in November because it takes me a couple weeks to get the house the way I want it and we travel for Thanksgiving.  My goal is to have the house ready when we get back. Then I can spend my time shopping for Christmas gifts without getting too stressed.  The holidays are about enjoying your family and being in the moment. That is my goal this year.

I have fluffed so many things my arms look like I have been attacked by a rabid animal.  I have also photographed and edited so many pictures that it is starting to feel like a Christmas blur. Finally, I just had to start picking and narrowing down photos.  I hate getting rid of good photos, but you can’t post everything.

My theme started with a plaid box I picked up from Target in October. I based my table settings, Christmas tree, and packages around that theme.  I usually will get some kind of inspiration each year and run with that throughout the house.  I hope you like plaid because you will see a lot of it.  Grab a blanket and a cozy seat and let’s jump into part 1 of the holiday home tour.

Holiday Home Decor

Perfectly Plaid Tree

This was my favorite tree to decorate this year.

The red and black plaid box was my inspiration for this year’s theme.  It’s funny how something so small can give you an idea for your packages, ribbon, and ornaments.  I call this tree the Perfectly Plaid Tree.  It has black ornaments I picked up from Dillard’s at the end of last season. The buffalo check ornaments are from Pottery Barn.  It also has some very inexpensive plaid ornaments from Michaels.

Red and black tree

Check out my Christmas tree post later in December to get more details on how I decorated this tree.

Plaid tree

The red and white wired ribbon is one of my favorite details of this tree.

This 9′ tree is full of white ornaments that bring such sparkle and magic to my living room.  This tree is done completely in white except for the silver ribbon.  I decorate this room as a winter wonderland with mercury glass, romantic white flowers, and live garland.

Winter wonderland tree

Someone else is interested in Santa’s cookies and milk.

white Christmas tree

This is my mom’s favorite tree out of the six I decorate each year.

two tiered tray

My two Tiered tray from Painted Fox Treasures is one of my favorite things to decorate each season.

I leave this two tiered tray in the kitchen and change it around depending on the seasons.  It is one of my favorite things to decorate.  Mercury glass candles, the greenery, and the buffalo check appetizer plate were inexpensive decor items I picked up from the dollar sport at Target.  You don’t have to spend a ton of money to come up with cute decorating ideas.

Plaid Dinner plates

I was able to use the plaid theme in my table setting with dishes from One Kings Lane.

Gold candle votives

Gold candle votives make a beautiful centerpiece.

Kitchen table setting

I used the same ribbon on my napkins to match the ribbon in the tree.

Flocked Tree

This is my new flocked tree from Balsam Hill.

I was so excited to purchase a flocked tree this year.  Even though it was a little messy, I had a blast decorating it.  I decorated it in a rustic, log cabin theme.  I used woodland animals, brown ribbon and a pom pom garland to give it the look I was going for.

I hope you enjoyed the first part of my home tour.  Come back next week and see more of my home.  I will be showing you some vignettes and my dining room table settings done two different ways.  Also, follow me on Instagram as I update my decor on that feed daily.

For unto you is born

this day in the city of David

a Savior, which is CHRIST the

LORD.

Luke 2:11

Yours Truly,

Jenn

Yours Truly Jenn Holiday House Tour

I am so excited to be doing my first Christmas home tour.  Thank you Kelly for opening your home and allowing me to participate in your house tour.  I really enjoy the holidays and I try not to get stressed with the hustle and bustle that can go along with Christmas.  My home is a place of peace for my family and me and I hope you will feel that as you are viewing.

WELCOME TO OUR HOME

9' Hallmark tree

Our main tree with Hallmark and homemade ornaments

This is our 9′ main tree in our living room.  If I only put up one tree, this would be it.  I have all the Hallmark ornaments, homemade ornaments, and ornaments I’ve collected over the years on this tree.  My kids decorate this tree by themselves.  They leave the decorative themed trees for me.

Kitchen view

View from the kitchen

My mantel is simple, but elegant.  I have to work around the tv, but I like the way it turned out.  This year I decided to keep with the traditional green, red, and white color theme.

mantel photo

My red and green mantel display

mantel and tree

The mantel and our main tree

I have several other trees that I decorate.  However, I’m not going to post them all in this house tour.  I try to do a theme and color coordinate the trees around that theme. I decided to do our den in a winter wonderland theme.  I used silver and white and a ton of glitter.  I don’t know if I will be able to vacuum up all this glitter.

Let it snow

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow display

winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

White and silver tree

My white and silver tree

I hope you enjoyed some of my holiday decorations and trees.  Thank you Kelly for

allowing me to post on your blog.  I really appreciate the opportunity to

share some of my home with all of you.  You can also find some other pictures of my home

decor on my instagram.

Yours Truly,

Jenn