Saturday, December 2, 2017

Eclectic Christmas Home Tour 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my tour friends, and welcome if you're
new to Simple Details! A huge thank you to
Jenny @ Evolution of Style and Amy & Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
for rounding up a wonderful group of bloggers to share their Christmas decor for the
 12 Days of Holiday Homes! 

Over the past couple years I've embraced the 'less is more' philosophy and ditched all the
bins of stuff in favor of using greenery from our yard. It's a great motivator to be creative
and rearrange all of my Craigslist finds for a new look. I've been holding out on you,
 I have a couple new pieces! :) If you're not familiar, everything in my living room and
 dining room are Craigslist or thrifting finds. 
Come take a peek and see how I've changed it up from last year's tour, it's a total
different vibe and color scheme, but you'll no doubt recognize some of the pieces. 

Living Room

I decided to bring out all of my blue and white pottery and pair it with black, white
 and pops of chartreuse.    

I love the tiny boxwood from the big box garden centers. They're a steal on sale and 
easy to trim up for a topiary look. The NOEL pillow was a gift a few years ago, I 
love it, and it always makes an appearance, as does my DIY Pottery Barn knock

Here's a tease of my newest Craigslist score - can you even believe I bought a chair?!

Before I tell you about the chairs, how fun is this whimsical guy? 
He was a 'meant to be' find because I used the same print for invitations to my
Annual Girlfriend Favorite Things party coming up on Tuesday. I promise to fill
 you in on all the details and favorite things! The abstract above was a quick diy
to pull the blue into my gallery wall.  

Oh my goodness, I didn't buy one, I bought two!!! I know I have a problem, but seriously
I would have been crazier not to buy them, they were $25 each! They're unique, tall,
 amazing quality and comfortable! If you happen to be new to Simple Details, it's a little
joke ~ I have a LOT of chairs! 

I wanted to keep the decor to a minimum because I did a big glam-up job
on my oversized mirror. It would be easy to do with any mirror, I used beads,
 pearls, ornaments and crystals that I had for tree decorations.  

Check out that chair and don't pay attention to my sad paperwhites!
This is the first year ever they haven't gone gangbusters. I think I planted thirteen.
The chair backs are 48" high, kind of cool!  
I like the mix of chippy old columns and urns with the modern geometric pattern.  

Dining Room

Another quick DIY abstract, with layered artwork in front. I have a canvas I just
 keep re-painting when I want to change up colors. No tutorial needed, ha! 

One of my favorite decor items this year is the Three Cedars fresh wreath from
 Lynch Creek Farms. It adds a gorgeous classic style to my dining room, and smells amazing,
 can you believe how full and lush it is. Their finished wreaths are 26" and have a beautiful
three dimensional style. I think they'd make a wonderful gift!
Thank you to Lynch Creek Farms for generously sponsoring our holiday tours!

Family Room

Since our tree is in the family room, I keep the rest simple, our cozy fur throw and fur
 trimmed stockings are pretty touches. More blue and white pottery to tie the rooms

My favorite girl, Rio for her annual Christmas photo. :)

Hope you all enjoyed the tour, thanks so much for stopping by!
Wishing you a wonderful season and the Merriest Christmas! 

I'm lucky to get to share the day with my blogging bestie,
 Lisa @ Shine Your Light is sharing her beautiful tour today, too.
 It's one you won't want to miss!
My jaw always drops when I see her classic New England Christmas porch!  


Cassie Bustamante said...

oh rio! so cute! i always love seeing your home and miss you blogging more! :)

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

Such a beautiful tour! I always enjoy your Christmas tours so much and Rio is so so cute.

Unknown said...

Oh I love how you achieve such a high-end but so cozy and welcoming look! Your statement mirror is stunning and your debonaire deer makes me smile! You need to name him! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

I love it, Pam, and can I just say that your enormous gold mirror makes me a bit green with envy? Thanks so much for joining us on the tour again this year, and please give Rio holiday wishes from Harley. It's not Christmas without a golden under the tree, is it? XO, Christy

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am always amazed at the beauty and quality of the things you find while thrifting! The mirrors alone are stunning! I would so love to find similar mirrors. I adore Rio! She makes quite a fashion statement here. :)

I hope you'll share photos of your party on Tuesday!


Unknown said...

Your mirrors!! So so pretty!! And Rio is adorable all decked out for Christmas, too!! Heather (heathered nest :)

Unknown said...

I always get so excited when your day pops up Pam because you always just amaze and inspire me! Your home looks so festive and beautiful and those chairs! Wow! What a deal! Thank you so much for sharing with us friend and Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Vel Criste said...

Oh Pam, I love the pops of blue and chartreuse! The combo is unexpected and classy! Love how you draped the garland on your mirror, just inspiration everywhere in your gorgeous home my dear! As always, so honored to share this home tour with you! Cheers!

cindy hattersley design said...

Pam you are always so creative with your Christmas Decor. I know it will always be on par every year. I could say I can't believe you bought more chairs but I am afflicted with the same disease. I would not have passed up those beauties either. Nothing like a little height to add structure to a space!! You are the craigslist queen!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Every year I just marvel at your most beautiful Christmas decor. Always the most stunning details throughout each room. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Stylehouseinteriors said...

Stunning tour Pam! I love your oversized mirror with the beaded garland! Your craigslist finds are awesome! Xo- Jen

Brenda said...

I agree with what Cassie said - miss you blogging more. Did you paint the living room walls? Did I miss this? Love the color which is the perfect backdrop for your.... CHAIRS! What a great find. Love your style.

designchic said...

Your home looks beautiful and so festive, Pam. I love the wreaths having on the mirrors! Happy Monday!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

How gorgeous is Rio!!? Such a beautiful, gracious home for the holidays. I wish I was coming to your girlfriend party!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Unknown said...

Pam I’m in love with your gorgeous home! What a beautiful job you have done with all of your Christmas decorations! Merry Christmas to you and your family! So fun to do this tour with you!


As usual you did a "bang up" job!!! And I truly love those new chairs.....what a find! Merry Christmas!

CEM MANIAS said...

So, so beautiful!!
Hugs from Portugal,

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