Monday, December 14, 2015

Home for the Holidays

Hi there, lovelies -
I'm so excited to be sharing a glimpse of our home with you today!  After a six month long renovation, I was so excited to decorate our home for the holidays.  Overall, we went with monotone shades of grey and white, but added in cozy details in every nook we possibly could.  I absolutely love the way it turned out and the flocked tree, wintery details and festive Christmas china made it even better!  We'll be sharing a full home tour in January, so stay tuned for more photos + details!

A few tips for entertaining + adding a little cozy to your space during the holidays: light as many candles as possible.  The flickering flames are so intimate and immediately make your guests feel at home.  A warm scent during the holidays is so cozy!
Set the table before your guests arrive.  A welcoming space is one that people typically don't shy away from.  The more inviting the tablescape, the more comfortable they will feel to sit down, have a drink and laugh the night away.
Add fresh greenery to your flat surfaces.  Whether it be a table, a mantle or over a mirror, adding greenery makes your space feel alive.  For our entry way, I mixed eucalyptus + red berries for a fresh scent when walking through the door and festive colors to compliment our table.

Kick off your heels and enjoy yourself.  Sure, it's nice to greet your guests with a completed look, but they'll follow your lead throughout the night.  Make them feel comfortable by letting your guard down and getting comfortable!
Always have a little bubbly for a toast.  If you're like me, you drink bubbly all throughout the night, but most people simply enjoy it for a toast before or after dinner.  Thanking your friends & family for coming and joining together for a 'cheers' celebration can be one of the most memorable moments of the night. 

I hope you all enjoyed seeing our new space & my tips for entertaining!  I've listed a ton of details below, but feel free to let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below!

 Outfit Details:
Top: J.Crew {similar here} | Shirt: J.Crew Factory {on sale!} | Jeans: Current/Elliott | Bow: ASOS {in white here} | Shoes: Jimmy Choo {similar here for less than $100} | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: Henri Daussi + David Yurman | Lips: Lancôme 'Contain Yourself'

Living Room:
Couch: Pottery Barn | Moose Pillow: Pottery Barn | Fur Pillows: Pottery Barn | Cableknit Pillow: Anthropologie | Moroccan Pillow: Anthropologie | Lamps: Lulu & Georgia | Gold Confetti Champagne Glasses: Anthropologie | Coffee Tables: Pottery Barn | Books: Dior + Louis Vuitton | Candle: Diptyque | Tray: Vintage Gucci | Tray: West Elm | Gold/Silver Candles: Anthropologie | Diffuser: Antica Farmacista 'Prosecco' {my favorite}

Dining Room:
Table: Restoration Hardware | Chairs: Modani Furniture | China Cabinet: Restoration Hardware | Dinner Plates: Juliska | Party Plates: Juliska | Coffee Cups: Juliska | Candle Holders: Pottery Barn | Flameless Candles: Pottery Barn | White Trees: Target | Votive Candles: Pottery Barn | Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn | Rug: One Kings Lane | Birchwood Tree: Restoration Hardware | Napkins: Parris Chic Boutique | Shelf: Restoration Hardware | Stockings: Restoration Hardware | Console Table: West Elm | Calligraphy Art: House of Belonging {Custom}

Thanks SO much for stopping by, xx.

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow, what a gorgeous Christmas tree!! Your home is so ready for the holidays!

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  2. Your house looks absolutely gorgeous! LOVE your tree!

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  3. so amazing pics; >>


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  4. Love the top layering and that bow collar! Beautiful Christmas tree! =)

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  5. That calligraphy art in the dining room is beautiful! and I love that tree!! So festive!

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  6. I love your idea of eucalyptus & cranberries! What a festive scent to have around. I'm the same way about bubbly -- I always have a bottle in the refrigerator :)

    xx Kathryn
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  7. How beautiful! I love your big bow detail and the fringe! SO cute!! and your home looks party-ready! :)

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  8. Love the grey and white!! What paint colour did you use for the walls?!

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  9. this post is stunning

    xo- Maggie

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  10. Super nice, love it.
    Emma
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  11. Your home looks amazing!! Have a lovely holiday season <3

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