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Friday, December 4, 2015


"It's the most wonderful time of the year...." 

 It's Blogger Stylin' Home Tours time!  I'm not sure how Christmas has already rolled around again, but here we are!  I'm thrilled to be participating in BSHT once again, Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Company always puts together such an inspirational group and I'm honored to be a part. 

If you've come from withHEART, welcome!  I'm so glad you're here.  Oh my goodness, do you not just love everything Jen does?  Her reno has been amazing and I've loved watching the transformation in her home.  That kitchen???  Totally stunning!  And I pored over every page of her recent Better Homes and Gardens Refresh Magazine feature from her former home.  Good stuff!

Today I'm excited to show you around our entry, living room, and dining room.  If you're a new reader, we've been in our 20 year old home for about 8 years, working all along the way to update and make it more functional and personal for our family.  

I almost forgot these guys were stored away until I flipped through this month's issue of HGTV Magazine and saw them featured in a darling Christmas home.  There were a great Craigslist find.

The Dining room is simple for now with a striped runner (just a piece of fabric folded and pressed), thrifted brass tray, and a few festive accessories.  I always tie plaid bows on the chandy and the pinecones are lightly pinned onto the chairs.

Green China Cabinet Makeover  ||  Spotted Chandelier Shades

The reindeer were from Target years ago and the candles are from Homegoods.  I always find lots of great blue and white pieces from Ross.

If you're a regular reader, you know my love for green.  It's so much fun to mix in red for Christmas!  Although I've experimented with other color schemes at Christmas, I'm a red and green purist at heart.  :)

Last weekend's ice storm had one silver lining... lots of free greenery on everyone's curbs around the neighborhood!  You better believe I drove around loading my car up.  ;)

DIY Sunburst Ornaments

Urbane Bronze Painted Built-Ins

Trash (Literally!) to Treasure Dresser Makeover

And of course, everything looks better at night during Christmas!

I hope you've enjoyed the tour!  And honestly, I wasn't quite finished with these rooms but had to stop and throw all of the boxes out of view to take photos. I'll be tweaking and working on the remainder of our home for the next few days, and will give you the rest of the tour next Friday for the 2015 Christmas Home Tours.  I'll hope you'll come back, the hot chocolate and cookies will be ready!

Now, let's continue today's tour with Shavonda from SG Style.  She has such a unique design style and I can't wait to see her tour.  And, did you catch her recent feature on Glitter Guide?

If you still need a bit more Christmas inspiration, I'd love for you to visit my previous BSHT Christmas tours, 2013 here and 2014 here.  And, don't forget about my giveaway with Scout & Nimble for a fabulous cowhide rug going on here, I hope you win!  And finally, if you're new here and enjoyed the tour today, I'd love for you to follow me on your social media of choice! (Instagram is my fave and I share lots there that never makes it to the blog.)

If you've missed out on any of the tours this week, here's your chance to catch up over the weekend... 

Linking up with The Nesting Place Tour of Homes

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  1. So so pretty Jennifer. You always have the perfect mix of color. Nobody can pull if off like you.

  2. that living room is phenomenal and looks so beautiful for the holidays. i agree with julia about you and color! oh and the mantle- love the magnolia leaves!

  3. So lovely Jennifer! I love how black & white works so well with your signature green and the other colorful elements. You are such a wonderful stylist! Enjoy your beautiful Christmas home!

  4. Everything is so festive and beautiful! I especially love the colored lights mixed with clear:-)

  5. Gorgeous. I always love to see your tours, you pay such attention to detail and everything is always inspiring.

  6. Love it! Everything looks so Merry & Bright, and the deer are perfection!

  7. Your "simple" style is no where near that! Just magnificent as always Jennifer!!!!!! I love the stars, the chalkboards, and of course your fab new sofa and pillows!

  8. It's just gorgeous, Jen....Thank you for continually inspiring us all to make our surroundings as beautiful as possible!

  9. Jennifer, your tour is beautiful! I look the color mix and all the little details. Thank you so much for joining in, friend!

  10. As usual you never disappoint. Love all the color and bling and you definitely have a knack for pulling it all together. Can't wait to see the rest. Merry Christmas!

  11. Eeek, I love your new sofas! As usual, everything looks perfectly stylish with a dose of fun and festive! So fun to see all your new changes, it's coming along beautifully!

  12. You do color, pattern, and layering like no one else, Jennifer! What a beautiful, colorful tour.

  13. I've had your tour up on my laptop for two days, and just pore over each and every picture every time I get online! You are the master of combining color and pattern, and love your vignettes like no one else's!! it's just gorgeous, but still so comfortable. Merry Christmas, my gorgeous grateful this year finally brought us together!!! xo

  14. I could just cozy up in that last photo!! Such a gorgeous tour, Jennifer!

  15. I always love your Christmas tours! Everything looks just lovely!

  16. Your brass deer are too-die-for!! Beautiful tour!

  17. Fabulous as always! Merry Christmas Jennifer to you and your family! Xo Nancy

  18. It is absolutely gorgeous Jennifer!! I love your use of colour- your home is so cozy and welcoming all the time and looks even more so at Christmas. The chalkboards are a lovely touch!!

  19. Where did you get that black and white gingham fabric that's being used on your pillows and the bench next to the Christmas tree? I've been searching for some with a pattern that big...

    1. Hi Mariah! The fabric is from Ikea. If that's not convenient for you, there is some at that is very similar, just a tiny bit smaller in scale. I just checked and it looks like they aren't listing the black right now, but maybe it will be restocked soon. Here's some other colors or you can search elsewhere online. Hope that helps!

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