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Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour - Tour a DIY and craft blogger's home at aprettyfix.comHi Guys. This is my last post before taking a couple of weeks off for Christmas. It is only appropriate then that I end off the year by giving you all a Christmas home tour. I started a little late and had most of it done earlier this month, but still had some finishing touches to make this past weekend.  It’s now done, and just in time for Christmas 🙂

Before I go, I just want to say thank you for checking in to read the blog. It’s been an amazing six months. And knowing that there is even a small part of this blog that you enjoy, makes all the difference to me. I am incredibly grateful for all of you and for the amazing bloggers out there who have reached out to show their support and enthusiasm for what I do – and the feeling is mutual.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and I will see you all back here in January 2016.

Now on with the tour!

Below is a view of our front door with a simple, fresh boxwood wreath that I made a few weeks back.

No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

No glue or floral wire was required to make it. Check out the tutorial here:  How to Make a Boxwood Wreath.

Once you open the door, you are greeted with a simply decorated foyer. The wreaths are synthetic, but the garland is made of fresh pine.

Christmas Home Tour - Tour a DIY and craft blogger's home at aprettyfix.comChristmas Home Tour - Tour a DIY and craft blogger's home at aprettyfix.comWalking through the foyer, you enter our Great Room with a combination living room/dining room/kitchen space. Directly in front is the view of the living ‘room’ area.

living room - Christmas 2015

Christmas Home Tour - Tour a DIY and craft blogger's home at aprettyfix.comThe tree is synthetic, but incredibly lifelike and fits perfectly in the corner, next to the sofa.

Christmas Home Tour - Tour a DIY and craft blogger's home at aprettyfix.com

tree 3 - Christmas 2015

For ornaments, I chose mixed metals and whites. The whites add a nice contrast to the tree and metals.

Christmas Home Tour - Tour a DIY and craft blogger's home at aprettyfix.com

The tree is also pre-lit, which reflects off the metallic ornaments, creating a lovely glow.

Christmas Home Tour - Tour a DIY and craft blogger's home at aprettyfix.com

Moving from the living ‘room’ area is our dining table and buffet, just behind the sofa.

dining table - view from living room - Christmas 2015

dining table - Christmas 2015

dining table 2 - Christmas 2015

dining table 3 - Christmas 2015

buffet - Christmas 2015

To see how to create this cute felt boxwood wreath hanging on the mirror, check out the tutorial here: Minimalist Felt Boxwood Wreath.

On the opposite end of the room is a half wall that covers the staircase leading into the basement.

half wall - full view - Christmas 2015

It was a challenge for my husband and I to hang these pine wreaths (with a bit of bickering back and forth 😉 ), but I am happy with the result!

I’ve written about the cubby wall display before. The colourful backs are actually inserts that are interchangeable. To see how to create them, check out the tutorial here: DIY cubby wall display.  This Christmas, I decided to create an abstract, mixed metal ornament display in the cubbies.

cubby display - Christmas 2015

cubby display 2 - Christmas 2015

There are a lot of fine details in the rest of the space. I’ll let the following photos speak for themselves.

view from living room to half wall - Christmas 2015

coffee table birds eye view - Christmas 2015

side table 1 - Christmas 2015

side table 2 - Christmas 2015

view into kitchen - Christmas 2015

kitchen candles - Christmas 2015

Last but not least is the Christmas card display. This year, the cards are tucked away in our den where I’ve placed them on the shelves of the bookcase. This is probably my favourite way to display them. They seem to fit well here, don’t ya think?

bookcase - Christmas 2015

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas home tour. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And I’ll see you all in 2016!

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Virginia Fynes
    January 13, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Stunning home! I love all the bold pops of color! That candle holder is amazing!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      January 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks Virginia! So sweet. Found the candle holder at Home Sense at a crazy low price. Had to snatch it up 🙂

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