Holiday House Tour 2014~

I'm thrilled to be taking part in Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk again this year!  Over 30 amazing bloggers are sharing their Holiday decor...I am house #32

If you've just come from So Much Better With Age,  Welcome!  If not, make sure you stop by and see her lovely home!  

Welcome to my new home...just purchased in July of this year!  Buying this house was a leap of faith for me and I'm so excited to share it with you!  The kids and I have affectionately named our little house Hydeaway Cottage.

The Living Room...

The main floor of my home is decorated in a holiday palette of silver and gold with natural elements thrown in for good measure.

Read more after the break...

You may notice that these "JOY" letters were plain kraft paper above and are silver in these photos...after editing the above photos, I thought the display could use a little something so I spray painted the letters and added garland.  (Ah, the life of a designer.)

The Dining Room

I'm a bit of a minimalist, so  my dining room is very serene.  I love the lighting and the furniture, so I thought just adding a bit of bling as a centerpiece on the pretty beaded snowflake runner would be enough.

The pretty gold-framed painting on the wall is an antique that I just received from my parents.  I am in LOVE with it, and the colors fit right into my holiday color scheme (even though I plan on leaving the painting up year round.)

The Kitchen

I spray painted these pretty forsythia branches gold and put them in a neutral toned vase.  Then added some Christmas ornaments for a festive display.

You may notice, I have a little thing for Christmas trees...you can find tutorials on how to make the cute felt trees here, and the yarn-wrapped trees here.

The Little Boys' Bedroom

I added some pops of red (tartan of course!  We are Scottish after all) to the little boys' room.  Along with snowflake sheets, fur blankets, twinkle lights and a tinsel tree!

Master Bedroom

In my room, I put up a favorite limited edition signed print that I purchased about 20 years ago when I worked at a custom framing shop.  I just love this painting of horses pulling logs through the snowy woods...it reminds me of our years in New England!  (Oh and I added some more tartan in  my room!)

My Daughter's Room

Feathered angel wings, a white tree, snowflake lights, flannel sheets adorned with fir trees, and a cute figure skating bunny bring a touch of the holiday to my daughter's bedroom.

Thanks for coming by!  If you enjoyed the tour, please come back and take a look around!  I love new readers!  And please check out  my new book, Decorating For Real Life!

Now, make sure you go and check out Susie's beautiful home...

You can also start at day 1 and tour all the homes by clicking here.

Have a great day!

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paige said...

so beautiful!!!!!
merry christmas sweet friend!

Kathy Moreland said...

Your home looks amazing. Love how tastefully it is decorated. It all looks so elegant! Great job!

Nicki said...

I love all the neutrals and textures you used. It fits your home perfectly! Turned out beautiful.

Eclectically Vintage said...

So festive - love all the gold and silver bling!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Thank you for sharing your home again Wendy!! This is why people should buy your book! They get more of these great decorating ideas!!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such a beautiful tour!

Liz said...

Very stylish!! Love it!

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Beautiful, Wendy! Perfectly classic. Merry Christmas! Sarah

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful, wendy- love the wings over your daughter's bed!

At The Picket Fence said...

Wendy everything looks so sparkly and festive. Like a beautiful winter wonderland! So thrilled to be part of the housewalk with you!

Tamara @ Provident Home Design said...

Beautiful job, Wendy!! I love it ALL!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

what a pretty holiday home wendy! Happy Holidays!

Dria S said...

Beautiful home tour,absolutely love your style! The bunk beds are so adorable! You did an amazing job decorating :)

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

It's just gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE your blog, your style and your book is on my Christmas list this year. So fun being on this tour with you this year. Sharing on my FB page today ;)
Big hugs, Jamie