12 Days of Holiday Homes {2016}

Erin and I are so excited to be teaming up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you 12 days of holiday homes. Thanks so much Lynch Creek Farms for providing gorgeous wreaths for the tour and to 11 Magnolia Lane & Evolution of Style for getting us organized! If you’re popping over from Southern State of Mind – welcome to our Christmas homes!

Christmas Tour – Part One

Tricia’s House

Remember that show “The Year Without a Santa Claus?” It looked like that was going to be our house this year – the no Christmas house tour year. With out of town guests for a week, a weekend away, a non-Christmas house-wide photo shoot last week and then another weekend away it wasn’t looking good. Then I remembered – “Oh yeah, sleep is optional!” I stayed up until 3 the other morning and got up at six to get back on it. I just managed to get it all done just as Kelli Kroneberger was walking in the door for the photo shoot. Whew!

Today Erin and I are sharing a few rooms in our house and we’ll be back Friday with more!

This year I vowed to not go overboard. I wanted to keep it simple to fit with our more modern and more elegant living area courtesy of this fall’s One Room Challenge. Plus I figure when you’ve got kelly green sofas, lots of brass and beautiful moulding the space is well on it’s way to feeling festive already!

Let’s get the party started! The Lynch Creek Farms City Skyline wreath made the front of my home so inviting. I love the black and white ribbon against the blue of the door.

Suburban Bees Holiday Tour of Homes 2016

Come on in!

Suburban Bees Holiday Tour of Homes 2016

Today’s all about the breakfast nook and the family room. With all the change ups in this space it was the perfect spot for the tree this year. Henry’s less than happy though with the location as it usurped his spot.

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For the tree I went with a palate of gold, rose gold, white and a few touches of silver. As I’ve done for the last couple of years since Trader Joe’s came to town, I fully took advantage of their $9.99 boxwood wreaths. This year I used the wreaths not only on the windows but to play up the Metrie interior finishings.

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I hung the wreaths from simple green velvet ribbons and used them to emphasize the wall paneling.

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Usually I change out what I have hanging above the mantle but this year I wanted to leave Kelli’s painting in place. I love it too much to hide it in the storage room for a month!

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I also mostly left the coffee table untouched but added a little Christmas fun and a pompom for my busty lady.

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The Portabello Vase drapes and the boxwood wreaths – a match made in heaven!

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The mantel decor was simple too – pompom & felted ball garlands I made last year & some greenery and ornaments on the mantel.

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The shelves also got a few Christmas touches.

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What’s really giving me all the heart eyes right now is the breakfast nook.

Suburban Bees Holiday Tour of Homes 2016

I always think blue and white is spot on for the holidays.

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My blue and white collection grew this fall with the addition of Jana Bek’s beautiful brushstroke ginger jars and Jill Rosenwald’s Gloucester Swoosh plates.

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I can’t even stand how much I love this tablescape! Days later I can’t bring myself to move it so that we can actually do something like eat at the table!

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I also discovered the brass silverware from Target this fall. Perfect for any occasion!

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I can’t wait to show you more of my holiday home on Friday!

Erin’s House:

Similar to Tricia, this year I wanted to embrace a simpler, less glittery holiday decor scheme. To keep things more cohesive I tried to make a color palette that would reign everything and tie things together in a room. The main room that gets decked out for the holidays in our house is our living room. The reclaimed wood wall gives this room the perfect warm feel to layer Christmas decorations on top of. And I’m loving my new light fixture from Lucent Light Studio in the room!

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

In the living room I used a classic Christmas color scheme of red and green. Throw in some plaid pillows and throws and it’s my modern take on the holiday decor we all grew up with.

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

This year is the first year we have our new fireplace wall to decorate! And on that wall is a 10 ft mantel- a place to finally hang our stockings!!!! And a new mantel called for new stockings- I picked up these knit stockings from West Elm to fill with gifts from Santa. And the kids don’t know it yet but that dog stocking is going to have a collar in it for the new puppy that Santa is bringing on Christmas morning!!!!!

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

For the fireplace wall I put up this faux boxwood garland that I have had for a couple of years. The garland has a funny smell at first but it holds up really well year after year.

 

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Costco has the best large poinsettias and this year I picked up a couple to flank the fireplace. Usually by the time Christmas rolls around my poinsettias are almost dead, because I always overwater them. But for now they give a big pop of red to the room.

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

Erin's house at Christmas 2016 | suburban bees

As much as I love real Christmas trees, this year I went the faux route. The corner where the tree sits only accommodates a very slim tree and in years past we’ve had a hard time finding a real tree that is skinny enough to fit there. This fake tree is old, I think around 8 years old and half the lights stopped working this year. Not the best tree I’ve done, next year I’m totally hopping on board the flocked tree trend. I’m eyeing this guy.

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Like Tricia, I’m all about the $10 boxwood wreaths from Trader Joe’s. This year I got there too late (Dec. 3rd to be exact) and all the boxwood wreaths were already gone. But luckily I saved my wreaths from last year (simply hung them up in our storage room) and they are dried out but still look pretty good.

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The plaid pillows on the couch I picked up at Home Goods. It looks like Pier 1 also has some good plaid pillows available online. And the green and white houndstooth pillows are from Target a couple of years ago. And the faux fur tree skirt is not only our dog’s favorite place to lay, but is available in a blush color this year!

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I also like to throw some very simple decorations in our breakfast nook since this is another room that we spend a lot of time in and is the place of our annual cinnamon roll Christmas breakfast. Fresh garland on top of the light, wreaths on the windows, some not real swags on the chairs, and bottle brush trees. Sure we can’t see each other over the trees while eating at the table but isn’t that what the holidays are about?!

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Thank you for coming into our homes today and another big thank you to Lynch Creek Farms for sponsoring this tour! There’s still days of beautiful houses ahead of you so be sure to stop by and visit Paige, Becky and Vel’s homes tomorrow.

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Friday, December 2
Jenny from Evolution of Style
Amanda from Dixie Delights

Saturday December 3
Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane
Brenna from Domestic Charm

Sunday December 4
Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane
Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House

Monday December 5
Kelly Elko
Jen from Stylehouse Interiors
Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange

Tuesday December 6
Cassie Bustamante
Rachael from This is Our Bliss

Wednesday December 7
Heather from Southern State of Mind
Erin & Tricia from The Suburban B’s

Thursday December 8
Paige from The Pink Clutch
Becky from This Is Happiness
Vel from Life & Home at 2102

Friday December 9
Pam from Simple Details
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick

Saturday December 10
Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyle
Kris from Driven by Decor

Sunday December 11
Heidi from Home by Heidi
Shirley from Housepitality Designs

Monday December 12
Erin from Sunny Side Up
Heather from The Heathered Nest
Lisa from Shine Your Light

Tuesday 12/13
HOLIDAY HOME LINK UP

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18 Responses to 12 Days of Holiday Homes {2016}

  1. Vel says:

    Your home was a big WOWZA during the last ORC and even more so now Tricia!!!! Love how you mixed in Christmas details into your beautiful new room while maintaining all the chic-ness and style! So very honored to share this home tour with you ladies! Cheers!

  2. Beautiful! Both of them! How fantastic are those Trader Joe’s wreaths? I love them! Thanks so much for joining in again this year.

  3. oh my goodness, you guys! they are soooo gorgeous, both of them! i love how your styles are both so awesome yet so different!

  4. Kelly Elko says:

    You both have stunning homes! Wishing you both a very Merry!

  5. Impossible to choose a favorite–and what a treat to have TWO homes to tour! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely homes with us!

  6. Becky says:

    Both homes are so gorgeous! Love all the wreaths in the windows and the front door picture is beautiful!

  7. Amy says:

    Your homes are both gorgeous. I love how you have similar yet different styles, so fun! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the tour! Merry Christmas!
    XO
    Amy

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  9. Julie says:

    Beautiful! I chose the City Skyline wreath as well! Living those green sofas! 😍

  10. Tricia – your green couches are EVERYTHING!! And yes, I completely agree with you on the breakfast nook – its perfection! Erin – Your throw pillows look so rich and inviting and I adore the wreaths on your chair backs [and the chairs are so good, btw!]. Beautiful job, both of you!!

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  12. Fun a with a rustic chic feel!! Great job!

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  14. Jen says:

    Well done girls! Tricia, I didn’t think I could be more in love with your space than I was! The green velvet sofas are now at the top of my want list! I must have them in my life! Erin, I have a special place in my heart (they remind me of my mom, we used them everywhere at her funeral and I use them every year in my decor) so your fireplace had me at the beginning! I love love love your uses for your wreaths (both of you) you ladies have amazing style! Merry Christmas!

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