We are staying Home for the Holidays this year and I couldn’t be an ounce happier! I’m sharing all the little spaces that we decorated for the season to make our home feel cozy and festive!
My mom was one of those people who had multiple Christmas trees up every year (5 to be exact one year). She always had her special pretty tree that she decorated long after we went to bed and then of course we had our own tree to decorate as kids that was full of colour and old fashioned ornaments from our childhood. We also went through an ‘early American’ phase where we had another tree strung with popcorn garland studded with cranberries, homemade ornaments and dried apple and orange slices. Decorating the tree was, and remains, one of my all-time favourite things to do during the holiday season.
I wanted to give the boys a special little Christmas treat and decorated their rooms with a bit of a holiday touch. I want them to have that same magical feel about Christmas that I did growing up!
Grab a cup of coffee and scroll down for a holiday tour of our home.
Wishing you all the most amazing holiday season ever filled with love and joy and everything that makes your hearts sing.
We purchased this dreamy entry table last year and I love that it’s the first thing I see when I walk in every day. You can’t see the chandelier hanging above but it is really large scale and one of my favourite items in the house (I’ll grab a picture next time to add it!). The mirror is perfect for the space and we added in a basket, some glittery boxes, a cedar branch and other accessories from Homesense. The flooring is Shaw Castlewood Oak and the library moulding is from Metrie – they are amazing.
We have a very open living space, and though it took some time I love how we have configured it and how cozy it is! I can’t believe that we actually contemplated not having a fireplace: we went with a Dreamcast Design mantle and it completely anchors our home …. and of course provides us with a sweet little place to hang stockings for Santa! The couches and striped chairs are slip covered and sooo awesome – they are from CF Interiors (linked here). The rug is linked here (comes in so many different colours and patterns and is really good quality). I added a little pop of red to the tree but otherwise left it pretty neutral.
We didn’t do too much in the kitchen, but used the 3M hangers to hang a wreath above the range (from IKEA) and added in a little bit of artwork from Minted with this Most Wonderful Time of the Year print above. I found lot of the antiques in my kitchen and home at Taylor’s Antiques in Kelowna if you are ever in town – say hi to Mark for me!
I LOVE decorating the boys’ rooms! I have had this little tree that I put in Charlie’s room since my university days (I was such a nerd, I even had a tree in my dorm room – in fact, I bought it with my own money when I was in grade 6!). The light is linked here and the black and white plaid wallpaper is linked here if you’re looking for something similar, and the drapes were from Q Design Centre (custom). His bed is so cool, and the deer head, festive bedding and the side tables are all from Homesense. The panelling is from Metrie too.
I love hanging out in Max’s room. It is cozy but clean and crisp at the same time, and I LOVE that we used navy curtains in his room (from Q Design Centre as well). It completed the room. The whale is from Homesense along with the little tree pictured above… and the chair. My mom made me that teddy bear when I was a little girl, how sweet that I get to hand it over to my boys!
We layered all kinds of evergreen trees in front of our home thanks to our friends at Better Earth Garden Centre and it looked so cozy – these planters are a dream and available for special order if you give them a shout! Our mailbox, front rug and oversized lanterns are all linked here. The front door was from Home Depot (in case you are wondering) and we used Hardy shakes painted in Sea Haze at 50%. The door hardware is from Emtek.