Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday House Walk

Happy Holidays and welcome to my home!!!!
I am joining in on the Holiday house walk at Jennifer Rizzo's!

As a decorator, I decorate a lot of homes for the holidays, so when it comes to my own home, I really just like to add simple and subtle touches of holiday without getting too thematic. I like to add various shades of red and green, but they are items that don't scream Christmas...
hopefully you will see what I mean!    
 This is a book shelf that has a map decoupage treatment.   I've added an elf my son made in preschool along with some candlelight. 
  The plant acts as a little tree and creates a scene.

 This is a game table I have in my living room.   I added a green wine bottle next to Santa and framed 2 vintage holiday cards.  The green and red chair is always there, but looks more festive as I placed other items in this corner.

 I added berries to this basket.  I always have this basket hanging there.  I just change out the items I place in to it depending on the season.  
 Here I added a simple green plaid throw and it made it feel more festive and ready for Christmas.
 This is my favorite area in my dining room to decorate for the seasons.   I added a branch with vintage ornaments, an old paint by number painting with fresh greens and candles.   

 This is my kitchen window.   I hung a piece of embroidered material and pinched and pinned to get this look.
 Added green glass...

 Simple touches...
 This is my bathroom featuring a chalkboard wall and a vintage tablecloth. 
 I added a plaid shower curtain, green glass wine bottle/vase with red berries, and lime green candles to coordinate with the vintage tablecloth window treatment.
  and some holiday towels. 

Here are a few daytime shots that add a different effect! 

  embroiderery shows up in the daylight...

 green glass + sunshine = pretty
 These are vintage cards found at a rummage sale.   I added green scrapbook paper behind the one card to act as a matting.

  Hope you enjoyed a little peek inside my holiday home!  Thanks for stopping by!!!  


Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks great Amy! I am so glad you could join in!

Lori said...

I found you through Karen Valentine's blog. Glad I stopped by. Even though you've decorated quite simply, it's still an amazing look. TFS!

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful home with a lot of unique ideas..
Merry Christmas..

Shelia said...

Your home is so beautiful! Love seeing every room.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

susie said...

Your Holiday Home is gorgeous...I LOVE your little twig tree covered in vintage Christmas Balls!!
Thanks for sharing...

The Elegant Chateau said...

You've decorated your home beautifully! Following you. Diane