Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Home Tour



Christmas decorating can get pretty complicated when you don't like clutter. It becomes more of a challenge for me with each year that I become more of a minimalist. I spend countless hours studying and researching looks that I love and that's how I come up with my "plan". So here it is...

I've been wanting a deep blue linen tablecloth for such a long time! I found one on Etsy (here) and the color could not be more perfect!! My lights are vintage and rewired by my Sweetie. This room is painted with "Glacier White" from Benjamin Moore. 



I love the texture of a linen tablecloth! Normally tablecloths give a very formal feel, but the wrinkles and texture of a linen tablecloth seem to make it much more casual and relaxed. 



The beams we put in are not old. I whitewashed them with a light grey paint mixed with water. 







Those red stockings I found on an etsy shop as well. 



I wanted a very fat tree for the last couple of years. This one makes me SO happy! I told the kids we wouldn't be decorating it much at all this year and of course that made them so sad! So...there was nothing else to do but get them their own tree to decorate however they wanted. 

I can not tell you how excited I am to finally have the sofa of my DREAMS! A couple years ago I bought a NEW sofa and it was the most I've ever spent on furniture...however it was the cheap version of what I really wanted! So after getting some great advice, I decided to go for the couch I loved best! 

The sofa is from Layla Grayce and the maker is Moss Sudio. It's entirely slipcovered which is a necessity when you have 3 little kids! The slipcover is linen which I already mentioned is a favorite fabric of mine because of the relaxed texture. This sofa is AMAZING!

Remember this cabinet? Some of you will just die that I painted it but I can't tell you how it transformed the room when I had no idea it would make such a dramatic effect! I was very careful to paint it so that it still looked old and you could still see the cracks and nicks. I LOVE how it turned out! Why didn't I do this a year ago?!


I bought some Eucalyptus stems from a local florist and made the garland. I wanted a more delicate look and the Eucalyptus made for such a pretty Christmas touch!

So....are you just dying over my new painting?? I so wanted a huge painting in here and I could not find one that was the right size and shape and colors, etc. So I commissioned my really good friend to paint me exactly what I wanted. We picked out a picture that my brother took locally and I sent her the colors I love. I had confidence in her talent, but I was surprised that the end result was EXACTLY what I wanted...since I am pretty darn picky! So....if you ever want to get ahold of this artist, you can email her at krissy.deboer.art@gmail.com.








That's all I've got for now! Now I am going to enjoy my festive home with my family and I hope you all will get to do the same! Merry Christmas!
xo,
Vanessa

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22 comments:

  1. Clean and simple; I love it! Good call on painting the cabinet. It's a great contrast with all the white, yet fits in so well.
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you! Yes the cabinet is SO much better in black!

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  2. It turned out SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it all! The light in the living room is awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much! Wish you could find a place for my light fixtures ;-)

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  3. Love it all, especially the cabinet. You have given me a great idea for one I own! Beautiful!

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    1. Awesome!! I wish I could see how yours turns out.

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  4. Your home is so dreamy! Love it!

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  5. So light and bright! Painting is perfect.

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  6. Very minimalist; what a restful looking home. I'm so curious about where you live in Denver (I live in the suburbs.) I always imagine you must be in the Baker neighborhood! Beautiful decor.

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    1. Actually Jana (the other half of vintage whites) is in Denver...in Fort Collins actually. I'm in Montana.

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  7. Your home is stunning. You were the inspiration behind the beginnings of what I am calling my collected kitchen. I recently purchased an old white chippy cabinet for a spot on my wall and I am searching for just the right cabinet to replace in another area. I love everything you do and I think that your home is just perfect. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me.

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    1. Oh that sounds amazing! You're doing the right thing...searching for the perfect piece for the spot. I so want to see how it all turns out!

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  8. As always, your Christmas decorating is simultaneously simple and elegant, homey and welcoming. Happy Holidays, Ardith

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you mentioned "homey and welcoming" because although I like minimal, I don't want it to be stiff and uninviting. Thanks again!

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  9. Lovely! And very inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. So pretty!!
    Love it all๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

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  11. Elegant in its simplicity! Your home exudes a sense of peace and calm.
    Mary Alice

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  12. Oh How i could live here in your peaceful beauty my dear... Thank you for the wonderful home tour, and a very Merry Christmas.

    Xx
    Dorรฉ

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  13. Wow what a beautiful home. I just love eveything, and your pictures are so stunning. Your "fat" tree is simply amazing, and I can understand why You wont put too much stuff on it.
    Thanks for very lovely pictures.

    I wish You a lovely day
    Lone

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  14. Your home is lovely at any time, but particularly beautiful at Christmas.

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  15. Simplicity makes it very elegant! Beautiful!

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