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Welcome to my elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway! Today, I’m so excited to be joining a fabulous group of 30 bloggers, who are all sharing our homes throughout the week showcasing a different space each day, for the 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes.

If you’re joining me from Tammy at Pink Peppermint Design, welcome to CitrineLiving! Tammy’s home is so beautiful and inspiring! If you’re new here, I am so happy to have you, I hope you enjoy the tour!

I’d also like to extend a huge thank you, to Amy + Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane, and Jenny from Evolution of Style – for hosting our tour this week! You can visit everyone on the tour down at the bottom of my post.

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I love welcoming the holidays and what better way to welcome your guests for the season than an elegant + welcoming Christmas entryway?

I love to create an inviting scene that will tell our guests what to expect in our home.

The best part is I kept it very simple, with the focus on our console table decor and my gorgeous new gold wreath that I recently found – stay tuned for my Christmas porch coming soon.

You may have seen our other gold wreath in our Christmas kitchen (I scored two of them!), click here if you haven’t yet!A flocked wreath, ginger jars, bottle brush trees and mercury glass ornaments and votives set the scene for this elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway! Our console table has simple, elegant lines, but can be tricky to style at times, because the middle shelf can be very limiting. It’s easy for this table to look ‘over-decorated’, so I decided to go with the same elements on both the middle and bottom shelves for a cohesive look.

Using one of my flocked wreaths hung on the mirror (with a 3M command hook), I set the stage for this wintery look keeping it neutral, with a little bit of glam thrown in the mix.Elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway with ginger jars, bottle brush trees and mercury glass ornaments and candles.

A pair of greek key ginger jars from Lauren Haskell Designs (you may have seen these in my fall living room tour, here) flank the mirror, and my collection of bottle brush trees are the perfect addition to compliment my wreath.Create an elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway with ginger jars and bottle brush trees.I used a silver serving tray to ground the trees on the center of the table, and scattered a few ornaments around as well, to fill in some of the visual holes at the base of the trees.Beautiful bottle brush trees clustered together set the scene in this elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway.Create an elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway with a flocked streak, bottle brush trees, ginger jars and mercury glass ornaments.

Nothing says ‘classic’ more to me than ginger jars. I love them paired with my bottle brush trees for an elegant and festive feel.Classic ginger jars and bottle brush trees are the perfect way to create an elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway.And elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway styled with bottle brush trees, ginger jars and mercury glass candles.


I wanted the shelves to be beautiful and simple, but still elegant and welcoming, so I opted to gather a collection of mercury glass ornaments and votives scattered on each shelf.

I love a grouping of candles to make a welcoming statement. These are all low enough so there’s no burning the upper shelves – always make sure you test first!

I love the wintery and cozy, but still very chic scene in here and it creates such a magical glow at night too.

I kept the rest of the space void of any other decorations, I wanted the focus to be only on the table.

Even though the palette is monochromatic, and the styling is simple, there’s still a lot happening, and I wanted to make sure there weren’t too many other distractions for your eye.

Only a simple brass lantern – which you’ve seen in different spots today! Layered whites and creams, silvers and golds are the perfect color palette for an elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway. Frosty and wintery, but still warm and inviting, with antique silver metals and touches of brass.
Stay tuned for more Christmas decorating coming soon! I’ll be sharing my front porch, living room and dining room soon!Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you were inspired by my elegant and welcoming Christmas entryway! Next on our tour today is Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyle – head over now to see her gorgeous and festive entryway, you’ll love it!



Monday, December 2nd (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces)
Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange | Julie at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss | Annie at Most Lovely Things | Heather at Southern State of Mind | Sara at Sincerely Sara D | Rhoda at Southern Hospitality

Tuesday, December 3rd (Entries/Dining Rooms)
Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane | Tammy at Pink Peppermint Design | Tam at Citrine Living | Cindy at Rough Luxe Lifestyle | Heidi at Home by Heidi | Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane

2019 Holiday Home Tour | 11 Magnolia Lane

Wednesday, December 4th (Living Rooms/Dens)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life | Heather at Setting for Four | Jen at Stylehouse Interiors | Rachael at This is Our Bliss | Amanda at Dixie Delights | Paige at The Pink Clutch

Thursday, December 5th (Kitchens, Laundry Rooms, Misc Spaces)

Summer at Summer Adams | Heather at Setting for Four | Andrea at Life on Cedar Lane | Emily at Eleven Gables | Laura at Duke Manor Farm | Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane

2019 Holiday Home Tour | 11 Magnolia Lane

Friday, December 6th (Bedrooms)
Christy at 11 Magnolia Lane | Jenny at Evolution of Style | Heather at The Heathered Nest | Shand at Quarters One | Amanda at Sincerely Marie Designs | Christy at Our Southern Home

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  1. tamaraanka says:

    Than you very much Krista! I love that you love it! The paint color is Cracked Pepper by Behr!

  2. tamaraanka says:

    Heather you are so kind! Thank you so much!! Merry Christmas my friend! xo

  3. Tam! It’s stunning, as expected! The gold wreath on your door is LOVELY. Everything is completely elegant. I just love it. Can’t wait to see the rest of your home this season!!

  4. I love your foyer, do you mind sharing the color of the paint on your closet doors. Thanks

  5. Love your entrance, so beautiful. I love how you accent your pretty gray with brass, that combination is so elegant and chic. You always do the best vignettes on your entrance console table too. I am always inspired.

  6. You always knock it out of the park my friend! I love love the gold wreaths you used in your entry and kitchen this year! Those bottle brush trees with the pearl accents are amazing. I also love your rug to much! I can’t wait to see your dining space decked out, it’s always one of my favorites! XO Jen

  7. tamaraanka says:

    Thanks so much Amy! I’m so happy you like it all! Merry Christmas and thank you for having me on the tour! xo

  8. tamaraanka says:

    Christy thank you my friend, I’m so happy you like everything – thank you for having me! xo

  9. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you Julie, you’re so kind! Muah!

  10. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you very much, I’m thrilled you like it!

  11. tamaraanka says:

    Tammy thank you so much! I loved your beautiful entryway too!

  12. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much Deb! So glad you like it all!

  13. Wow just so elegant! I love those brass lanterns and the trees you used on your console table. Stunning!

  14. SO pretty! I love all the layering of white and brass. It is gorgeous!

  15. This is so elegant and festive. Love the touches of brass with all the white!

  16. It’s absolutely gorgeous, Tamara! The perfect compliment to your already fabulous entryway!

  17. What a stunning way to welcome guests into your home, Tam! It’s just lovely! Those gold wreaths are a great find, too. Thanks so much for touring with us again this year! XO, Christy

  18. Tam, it’s beautiful. The soft colors you used in your entry speak to me. I truly love how you did this, its so perfectly elegant! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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