Christmas Home Tour {Part 2}

Welcome back!!

Yesterday, I shared part of our home, all decorated for the holidays.    And today, I’ll show you some more!

Come on in! We’ll start at the front door.


We moved the bench and shelf from the entry and pulled this cabinet in for a change.


The jumbo picture of our kids is an engineering print from Staples that cost less than $5. I had some art in this frame that I was tired of. So I painted the frame and added the picture of the kids instead!

Simple trees, and old toolbox with pinecones peeking out the lid add some color to the entry. With the addition of some twinkling lights on the trees too.


Instead of garland on the railing, I hung wreaths this year instead.  I miss the glow of the lights that are usually there, but I enjoy changing things up a bit.  And behind that, you can catch a glimpse of the gallery wall that we updated when the entry was painted this past year.


Here is the other side of the entry.

Flanking the door are the kids Santa pictures.  We go see him every year.  And while the pictures make for a busy display on the wall, it’s fun to watch the kids grow up year to year in the pictures.


By the kitchen sink, I added some berries, ribbon and pinecones to the fern.


Can you see the cute playhouse that I showed you yesterday just out the window?  I love that view.


This summer we had a window seat built in the kitchen.  And just a few weeks ago, it was finally painted! We’re still waiting on the cushion to be made.  But I love how it adds so much seating to our kitchen. Comfortable seating!


And since our family room and kitchen are an open concept, the window seat helps blend the two areas together.


And there’s the cute playhouse again, just out the window again!


And once again, more pinecones and red berries!

That wraps up our house tour this holiday season!

Thanks for following along!


Entry Update: Painted Front Door

A few weeks ago, we had the first floor painted in our house.  It was crazy having painters in the house, shuffling furniture around, moving wall decor, etc.  But it was worth all of the effort!  We’re really happy with the finished product.

I have more pictures to share, but I’ll start with our entry.

The front door was white, and since the painters were here, I figured I’d have them paint the inside of the front door too!

Here is the before …

front door before

Yellow walls and a plain white front door….

And now, the after!

painted front door with benjamin moore kendall charcoal - at home in the northwest blog

Since I don’t have yellow walls, I can now accessorize with yellow.  Like the Target rug below!

DOOR Kendall charcoal benjamin moore .... rug target

And my deer head.  Dan wasn’t fond of it at the beginning.  But I think he’s warmed up to our little friend!

Front door after ... doors benjamin moore kendall charcoal  ... walls benjamin moore classic gray

Here are the details:

wall paint color: benjamin moore classic gray

door paint color: benjamin moore kendall charcoal

deer head: kirklands

wreath: target


And here’s one last look at the after.  I’m over the moon with how it turned out!

painted front door with benjamin moore kendall charcoal - at home in the northwest blog


Christmas Entry 2012

I always enjoy decorating the shelf in our entry. It’s much deeper than our mantel which gives me a lot more options when decorating!

Lately, I’ve left my old weathered window frame up there to hang wreaths from.  I change out the bow, depending on the season. Or the wreath if I have a season appropriate one.

Here is the view as you enter my house…

I didn’t realize that Elfy snuck into the picture below.  That sneaky little guy!

After decorating for Christmas this year, I realized I have an issue with lanterns…apparently I love them!  I counted 8 lanterns as I decorated. EIGHT! Doesn’t that seem a bit like overkill?! Maybe I need a lantern intervention. Even though it seemed like a lot, I did put all of them to use throughout my house and front porch….

The lanterns in my entry are filled with pine cones. The red bow at the top adds some needed color.

The cubbies are simple.  Very similar to my mantel….fresh greens from my yard with fake berries. And a candle for a little evening glow.

And on the bench sit a small collection of Christmas pillows. One of my favorites is the belted red santa pillow

I love how my entry ‘mantel’ turned out!  Very fresh and fun. Here’s one last look…


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uncommon designs,  ten june, the lettered cottage, on sutton place, embracing change, its overflowing, home stories a to z, savvy southern style, a thoughtful place

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