** DON’T MISS OUT ON MY 2016 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR – FIND IT HERE! **
Welcome to my home! I’m very fortunate to be a part of this incredible Winter Bloggerland Tour, hosted by the ever so talented Shauna of The House of Silver Lining. The level of talent amongst this fabulous group of inspiring women is amazing! If you’ve just come from Randi’s elegant and sophisticated home tour of Randi Garrett Design, or if you’re starting here at my home, welcome to my Christmas home tour and thank you so much for stopping by! I’m thrilled to have you here! I hope you’re comfortable – grab a cup of coffee and please make yourself at home!The snow hasn’t fallen yet here in Montreal and although I’m loving our mild temperatures lately, I would have loved it for my photos for that true Christmas feelOur Christmas decor is simple classic. I bought some cut greens from the nursery and arranged them in my pots. Then I just add my silver twigs, pinecones and decorations to the fresh pine branches.This year on my wreath I added some clip-on decorations from Walmart. I wanted it to feel festive with metalics, yet have a rustic feel since our neighborhood is quite wooded with horsetrails surrounding all the homes in the area.
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Please come on inside and have a look around!If this is your first time here, our dining room is immediately to the left as you enter.You can see through to the back of our home from the entrance. Our home is modest in size and I usually only decorate our main living areas.
On our entrance console table I added a lot of fresh cut greens layered with some Christmas decorations as well as some of my everyday decor.My little jingle bell wreaths are hanging from a satin ribbon draped over the door and pinned to the inside. A very simple way to layer in the holiday.I wanted the entry decor to have outdoor elements with touches of silver and gold, as well as different tones of greens and blues – all which are repeated throughout our Christmas decor.
Here’s a closeup of our color palette.
I picked up these little glittery berries from the dollar store and I used them all over this Christmas!
This is the view of our entrance from the dining room.
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This year I layered the table with more greens surrounding the centrepiece. The table is dressed with all silver and a few touches of gold. I set this table with my sisters and mother in mind, so I went a little glam for the occasion!
Our dining room has a lot of pattern happening – anyone who knows me knows I love to mix prints! I purposely kept the Christmas decor minimal in here.
For the centerpiece, I used a mirrored tray and filled it with different silver, mercury glass and crystal candleholders as well as some small votives to add light from underneath. Then I layered in some mini silver ornaments and clear snowflakes to give the feeling of ice and create reflection.
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It really is magical when it’s all lit up!
This is my exclusively designed gift wrap you see here, which I just launched last month! If you want to see more and order some for Christmas, click here.My blue lamps on our buffet are perfect with our tree decor.
I painted the pinecones gold rather than leave them natural. I wanted something a little more elegant layered on these greens.They’re perfect with the mix of these wood and brass candleholders from HomeSense.GET THE LOOK OF OUR TREE AND BUFFET HERE :
In the kitchen I kept it classic and minimal. The two wreaths and the swag over the range hood, my gold mercury glass hurricanes flanking the stove, blue and white Chinoiserie vases in front of each window along with a bowl full of ornaments on the island.Having no upper cabinets on the feature wall allows for the room to breathe and makes the range hood the focal point – the greens draw your eye straight there!I wrapped these greens with some heavy wire and added the ribbon and gold painted pine cones on top. It turned out a little more rustic than I had envisioned, but this was my first attempt, so it’s not too bad!Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE my blue and white Chinoiserie! I dressed these up with ribbon, a sprig of pine and glitter berries. Very simple to do and I like to think it’s an elegant touch!
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The family room is where all of the layers of pattern, color and texture happen! You can see how I like to mix it up! I don’t really change much of my existing decor but I do build my holiday decor around what I already have.
There are lots os blues in this space – and my pair of ginger jars are perfect atop the bookshelves.
This arrangement is made of cut greens and ornaments…very simple and about five minutes to create.
An overhead view of the ottoman. I added my Christmas decor to my already layered tray.I just adore the richness of the deep blues and golds here.
The mantel is layered with a base of garland which I built up by adding more pears as well as artichokes, gold and silver grapes and votive candles. Here’s a closer look.
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Here are some evening shots.
Here’s another look at my gift wrap that I dressed with turquoise, green silver and gold as well as some patterned ribbon. You can click here if you’d like to find out more about it!The porch at night is so magical with the lights and lanterns lit.I’m so happy you stopped by and I hope you enjoyed my home tour and found some inspiration for your Christmans decorating this year! Please make sure to visit the next home in our tour, which belongs to the fabulously talented Mollie from Design Loves Detail. Her home is really quite something to see!
Be sure to visit everyone on the tour as well, you will be so happy you did!
Citrine Living – you are here!
Design Loves Detail – Mollie is your next visit!
Thank you again for coming! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Happiest Holidays and all the very best in the New Year. Much peace, health, happiness and prosperity to you and all of your loved ones! Tamara xo