11.30.2017

Holiday Home Tour : A White Christmas

Hi and welcome! I'm delighted to be on this fun Christmas home tour with such a great group of bloggers. If you're following along on the loop you've likely just come over from Ashley's blog, Curls and Cashmere. Wasn't her tour lovely? So much inspiration. The next one after me, with Modern Glam is amazing too, but more on that below.
I'm so glad you're here today and I get to share our holiday home and traditions with you. Family is so very important to me, but I'm also a designer... so decor with sentiments in mind are at the top of my list.
When I first picked out holiday decor, my goal was to get something I'd love year after year knowing I'd make slight tweaks. I felt it was important to invest once in good quality elements that last and become treasures you pull out of storage every year.
For this reason I love my velvet quilt collection. The stockings and tree skirt are so well made.
I also have a base collection of white satin glass ornaments. I reuse these every year too and then sprinkle in whatever other palette I've decided to mix in. This year it was a mix of soft muted metals, and some glittery elements, as well as some florals and greenery. I like how fresh and bright it all feels.
Fluffy white flocked Christmas tree next to a marble fireplace with white velvet pottery barn stockings
Silver Grey Velvet chair beside fluffy white flocked Christmas tree with glitter jingle balls and pottery barn ornaments
Living room marble fireplace with juju hat and white velvet stockings grey velvet chairs fluffy white flocked Christmas tree
I'm fortunate enough to have the best local bakery here, Crave Cupcakes, founded by sisters and all about family. Grazing on their cupcakes and other holiday treats has become an annual tradition for us when setting up our Christmas tree, and we wouldn't dream of getting started without them. We make trimming the tree into quite the party around here... because any excuse to eat cupcakes, right?!
Dining room table staggered with moser glass cake stands  Crave Cupcakes and layer cake decorated with pottery barn holiday decor and Amborella floral studio flowers
crave cupcakes and baked goods assortment mercury glass candle and sparkle garland
Dining room table staggered with moser glass cake stands  Crave Cupcakes and layer cake decorated with pottery barn holiday decor and Amborella floral studio flowers
Quite possibly my favourite addition are the St. Jude lidded glass candles - these ones are from last year but they have a new collection this year too. They smell so lovely, look beautiful with my other accessories, and a portion of the proceeds go back to your local Children's Hospital. That just feels good whether you keep them or give them as a thoughtful gift. This year's Children's Hospital collection here.
white lacquer tray with mercury glass lidded candle and marble coasters
Mixing ornaments with some fresh flowers adds a festive touch amidst the accessories that normally reside on the coffee table. 
floral arrangement on a stack of books marble coasters and lidded mercury glass candle
I can never get enough pillar candles. Setting up multiple vignettes of flameless flicker candles; all of which are on a timer, means that the living room has an ambiance and glow that I can depend on at the same time every day. They're amazing to come home to on a cold winter night and the boys enjoyed decorating the candle holders with fake snow and german glitter snowflakes.
flicker candles with German glitter snowflakes and fake snow displayed in glass hurricanes with lidded mercury glass candle
I thought it might be a slightly different approach to stack logs end to end in the hearth and stagger a collection of simple glass votives over the wood ends that jutted out. I like that the flame is enclosed in the glass cup and therefore I needn't worry about them setting fire to the wood.
White juju hat on marble fireplace with white velvet pottery barn stockings
Marble fireplace hearth with split wood and votive candles Pottery Barn White velvet stockings
I couldn't overlook the kitchen and dressed it with a simple wreath of real evergreens, and a simple arrangement that will last weeks if you clean the water every few days. 
live evergreen wreath on kitchen stainless hood vent fan with marble backsplash

The family room also got a simple update of two boxwood wreaths on the windows, some florals and paper white bulbs. This room gets a lot of traffic so thus far I've left it at that.
boxwood wreath on window paper white bulbs and Christmas decor in wooden tray

I love adding a touch of greenery to the bedroom as well. It's festive and smells amazing. My friends at Amborella made me this Eucalyptus and Evergreen garland. I added some of the left over pieces to a bud vase for Luke's bedside table. It just so happened that he had brought home some Juliet roses a few days before and I added them to some greenery for a vase on my side.

Last but not least (bottom image) I couldn't leave out the front porch. I put together this very simple yet lovely planter. I bought long birch branches and we cut them in half to double their numbers. I love how the irregular heights turned out. Paired with some evergreens and a lantern with a flicker candle on a timer, it creates a welcoming glow in the evenings.
white juju hat over vintage white cane headboard with evergreen and eucalyptus garland and pottery barn velvet pillows
white juju hat over vintage white cane headboard with evergreen and eucalyptus garland, garden roses and pottery barn velvet pillows

vintage white cane headboard with evergreen and eucalyptus garland copper bud vase byredo pulp perfumecb2 copper bud vase with white lacquer tray and byredo pulp perfume





Thanks so much for joining me and if you're new to my blog I do hope you'll visit again. Next up on the list is my sweet friend Ashley from Modern Glam, but I've included the whole tour in the list below as well. Make sure to visit them all, they each have such great style and beautiful homes. I hope you love visiting them as much as I do. Happy touring my friends. Enjoy!! xo e




photography by Jamie Anholt / floral arrangements by Amborella Floral Studio /
 treats by Crave / holiday accessories and decor by Pottery Barn

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5 comments:

Ashley Stringfellow said...

Erica, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing your home all decked out for the holidays! I wish I lived closer so I could come over for a visit ;)

SANDY M said...

Erica, you never fail to be inspiring! Your beautiful Christmas decor is a magical mix of the best whites of the snowy holiday season and the warmth of a loving family. I always love seeing the lovely items you choose for your fabulous tabletop vignettes! The merriest Christmas wishes to you and “the boys” including Luke! xx ~Sandy

Jordana @WhiteCabana said...

Jeez, Erica, your house is just so magnificent! Absolutely stunning year-round!

Summer Adams said...

Erica, your home is so glamorous and elegant but so soft and cozy and inviting! One of my faves! I love your touches of Christmas throughout your home. Everything looks perfect! Thanks for joining me on this tour! Wishing your family the best Christmas ever! xoxox

Doreen Corrigan said...

Your greenery is just spot on Erica, against the fresh whites your home has such a bright and cheerful winter feel. Thanks for sharing!

 
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