Welcome to Home for the Holidays blog hop! I’m always so excited to team up with a fabulous group of bloggers, and today I couldn’t be more happy to join the very talented group in this tour. If you’re coming from Kim and Lacey of Styled with Lace, welcome to CitrineLiving, I hope you enjoy your visit! Kim has such amazing style, doesn’t she? I’m sure you must have loved her gorgeous bedroom! You’ll find the full list of bloggers and links to their websites at the bottom of my post today, and if you’d like, you can sign up for my newsletter down there as well. Today I’m sharing our Christmas kitchen, decked out for the season with blue and white (my personal favorite) and holiday greenery. I’m an avid collector of blue and white and this Christmas, I’ve decided it would set the stage for my theme throughout our home. You can link to the other rooms I’ve shared so far this season, also at the bottom of my post. Please come into our kitchen and make yourself at home.*Affiliate links are provided in this post for your shopping convenience – while I make a small commission on these items, it’s no extra cost to you! We have an open concept home, and our kitchen is right off of our main living room, where we spend most of our time together. Below is a look as you’re facing that space – you can see the full tour here.
Here is the view looking into our kitchen from nearly the same spot. Last year, our kitchen was all about metallics and holiday greenery (see it here), and this year, I love having the combination of the blue and white paired together with the greenery, against our ivory and black kitchen.I wanted a look that was preppy and chic, with simple sophistication. I added different types of navy blue ribbon to help create the look.On our island, I gathered my collection of covered cake stands, some apothecary jars and a few candles, and displayed them in varying heights.
Showcasng special ornaments under glass or elevated on something is a perfect way to give them more importance. I talked a little but more about this in my post all about Christmas decorating tips a couple of weeks ago. You can read it here.
I’ve used several types of faux greenery in our kitchen as well, some of which I’ve also used throughout the rest of our home. I’m loving the combination of the holiday greenery paired with my blue and white vases.
Simple touches like theses mini frosted Christmas trees bring just the right touch to our kitchen shelves.
I love to add a few small pine clippings for some added detail as well. They do dry out, but usually keep their color, which is a good thing…A little messy to clean up but at least they look good ;)
I chose a simple, rustic inspired wreath for the range hood to create a main focal point in the room. We used a 3M command hook to hang it – I love them, they’re the best type of adhesive hook! They stick to any surface and they come off easily without damaging anything. In my experience the 3M brand is by far the best. I’ve tried other options and they just don’t work the same.Our kitchen is classic in style and somewhat understated, I like to keep the accessories on the classic side as well.I usually keep my blue and white jars and vases in here year round, and I’m happy I kept them here this Christmas too. The blue and green combo is my mantra this Christmas!We used simple flocked pine swags in the windows, and they’re the perfect understated touch here as well. It was really tough to shoot these with all of the light coming through the windows though!I’ve mixed many different types of greenery all throughout our home this Christmas, and I’ve talked about this in previous posts as well. Flocked, faux, fresh, glitter, you name it, I’m using it! I say it all the time and I’ll say it again – don’t be afraid to mix different things together. Not everything needs to match perfectly. In fact, adding a little bit of variation is often much more interesting than having everything look like it came together as a set. Here’s an example – we hung mini frosted wreaths on the back of each stool (we used 3M hooks for these also), and they don’t match the large wreath on the range hood. That’s totally ok! They’re mostly frosted, while the large one has a little bit of shimmer. Both of them have a variety of mixed foliage.
Thank you for joining my today in our kitchen, I hope you enjoyed your stay! I’ll have more Christmas posts coming to the blog this week, so check back soon! You can also signup for my newsletter and be the first to know when a new post is up. There is so much more inspiration to see on this tour – all of the beautiful homes are listed below! Next stop form here is Summer of Summer Adams Design – Summer just built a brand new home and you will absolutely love her gorgeous pinks that she’s incorporated this Christmas! I have links to more of my Christmas posts down toward the bottom of the page – just keep scrolling! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read with me today! xo