Tuesday, December 2, 2014

~holiday home tour 2014~

Welcome to our holiday home tour! 
Thank you Jennifer Rizzo for inviting me back this year, and welcome, if you are coming from Craftburry Bush.

My husband, myself, and our 2 kids live on a small private lake near Seattle Washington.
Christmas is my very favorite time of the year.
I love traditions and I love creating new memories as well.

This is our great room.

I kept the table pretty simple this year.
I left out our blue and white pottery and added in some mercury glass candlesticks.
I just got these paper placemats from Linen and Boxwoods and thought they added a nice touch of Christmas red on the table.
We do a lot of baking during the holidays.
The kids and I just made these little gingerbread men.

In the corner is a new sign I just got from Between You And Me.

The little tree in the corner is a frosted frasier fir from Balsam Hill.
I've always wanted a flocked tree, and this one is gorgoues.

Off the dining room is the living room.
This is the room we hang out in the most as a family.
I added more colored mercury glass candle holders from Linen And Boxwoods on the coffee table.
I also hung fresh cedar garland on the banister.
I love the way it smells.

Our living room tree holds ornaments the kids have made since they were very little.
It also holds special family ornaments passed down to us, as well as fun ones the kids have picked out on their own over the years.
This tree is also from Balsam Hill.
It's called the Castle Peak Pine and it's 7 1/2' tall with candlelight LED lights.
I love how realistic their trees are.

I added a little bit more blue and white pottery to the console table, and some paperwhites.

The Oh Holy Night print as well as the antler print shown below are
 from Vol. 25.

I like to keep the kitchen pretty simple and clutter free.
I did add some white poinsettias to either side of the kitchen sink.

Our baking nook is all ready to make those holiday cookies.

For Santa of course.

Our son Cody who is almost 12 did not get a tree this year, as there just wasn't room. So to add a festive touch, I simply brought in red poinsettias and a boxwood wreath.
I did get him some new plaid flannel bedding for winter.
{Fred Meyer}
Duvet and shams are from Target. The faux fur throw is from World Market and the fur pillow is from Restoration Hardware.
Olive buckets from Decor Steals.

The living room chair had to get moved in here to make way for the tree in the living room.
I found this red leather ottoman at a thrift store last week for $3.99!

Our daughter Savannah is 16 and insisted on a real tree.
So I picked up this little 3' noble fir from the grocery store and placed it in a galvanized bucket.
Simple but sweet.

I was able to squeeze a tree into our master bedroom this year.
It is also from Balsam Hill, it's called their Nordmann Fir.

But my favorite part of the room is my new art from Rhonda Addison!
I decorated the room around this piece as it is stunning.

Rhonda photographs these herself and then enlarges them and gives them sparkle and bling.
I love these deer that were in her Montana backyard.
Please take a moment to check out her website here.

One of our labs, always sneaking up on the bed.

Our master bath got a few white bottle brush trees, and some bowls of silver and gold ornaments.

I hope you enjoyed our home tour!
Be sure to stop by Rusty Hinge, she's up next.



Lisa {Gracie Blue ~ the Blog} said...

Stunning as usual Melanie!!!!

Sally said...

Love love your style! I was so excited to see your Christmas tour ! My fav!!!!

René said...

Melanie, your home is absolutely lovely! My kind of Christmas decorating! XO

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Your home looks so nice and cozy. Love it!

Pepper & Mod said...

So very pretty...a A real home with style & the cozy factor...love! Did I miss where you got the "Weary world rejoices print?"? Merry Christmas
from Cottage Luxe in NC

Melaine Thompson said...

Thank you so much! It's from between you and me. There's a link up there :) you'll love their signs

amy of four corners design said...

absolutely charming and festive!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful, melaine! love the bedrooms most!

Michelle Kreutzer said...

Your home looks very cozy! Costco has some pretty awesome and neutral plaid flannel sheets, too!

Di said...

Beautiful!! I love all your touches and trees. Di@Cottage-Wishes

Jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof said...

Your home looks so festive and your dog in the bed made me smile :) Adorable!

shannon kinna said...

its beautiful and festive!! did i miss the post where you restained your dining table?

Ginger @building sand castles in the wind said...

I love the simplicity and really love the the deer artwork.

wicks nest said...

Love what you've done and the special touches throughout. You have such a loving and cozy feel that comes through all you decorate. Happy Holidays sweetie! xo

sandy said...

it's beautiful and i love the dog the best lol

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Melaine, Thank you so much for sharing your home!I love all of your rustic touches and am glad to have you be a part of the house walk.

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Love your style. Such a beautiful tour, Melaine. Sharing on my FB page tomorrow.
Hugs, Jamie

Restoration House Interiors said...

So great Melaine! I love it!

Mary Beth at www.mbzinteriors.com said...

Love your home tour and the blue and white is great pop among the red. Love your red pillows too. I just decorated our mantel too if you want to take a peek on my blog post today. I'm going to add red to our kitchen, now that you gave me the idea. Thanks!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Melanie- such a beautiful home full of warmth and cozy. Happy Holidays!

Naomi Walters said...

That table setting is truly gorgeous! I love how the Ming vases contrast well with the red checkerboard placemats. Your aesthetic really shines through with the decor. Thank you for sharing this season's tour! Wishing you a very merry December!

Naomi Walters @ Chicora

Kim Gibson said...

I love the wallpaper in the baking nook, the animal print bench at the foot of your bed, the glittery deer art, and that sweet dog on your bed. Priceless! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

Iris Watts said...

You have such a beautiful home! I love all that you've done here for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

I adore your house!!!!!!!!!!!!Gah!

Karen said...

So pretty. I love the warmth and inviting feel to your home.

Katey-did said...

Your home is beautiful. What color did you use for your master bedroom walls. I love it!

Jessica Hudson said...

Love! Are you open to sharing where you got your coffee table and bedroom furniture?

Tery H said...

Beautiful! I love it all!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could have a home like yours ! Love the fireplace and all the christmas trees ! Are you open to sharing where you bought your sofa in the living room ? Thanks so much !

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Such lovely simple elegance. I love it!! Your home is so cozy and warm, you must love living in it.

Melaine Thompson said...

Thank you! It's a craigslist score, pottery barn!

Melaine Thompson said...

Hi Jessica! I got the coffee table for $5 at a garage sale, my nightstands at the goodwill for I think $50 each and the rest of the furniture in our bedroom is from a big box furniture store that I painted!

Melaine Thompson said...

It's called graphite by Benjamin Moore in a eggshell finish :)

Kristen Whitby said...

Melaine you are so ridiculously talented. When I become your neighbor, I will be hanging out at your house, sipping your hot cocoa, trying to see if your fabulousness will rub off on me! ;)


Beautiful Melanie....so cozy and cheerful!

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Melanie- So pretty, your home looks so coziness and inviting! I love the color that the blue/white pottery adds to your table. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

Melaine, beautiful and stunning!! Favorite is your fur baby getting in the photos! Merry merry Christmas!!
Sandy R

Heather said...

Your home is beautiful!

Between You and Me said...

Your home is drop dead gorgeous. As are YOU! :)

Love every detail...pinned like a madwoman.

Kathy said...

Absolutely adorable, loved every inch of your home holiday home. I so want your coffee cup holder, I've been looking for one since the first time I saw yours, but with no luck yet... maybe Santa will get me one for Christmas :)

Tiffini said...

always always have loved your home! so pretty. so warm and cozy...i just love where you live too:)))
your lab cracked me up. that is how our lab bella is
merry christmas friend...xoxo

Tracey Ramage said...

Hey! Could you let me know where you got the blue and white vases from? I especially love and need the taller one:) Thanks so much!

mary duffy said...

Your home is lovely. I love the red pillows too. Can I ask where you got them?

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Melaine, your home looks so beautiful all decked out for Christmas, I love how you make it festive with fresh greens and simple touches. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful home! I was wondering if you remember where you bought the white pleated duvet/quilt at the end of your master bed? Thanks!

Linda said...

I so enjoyed your tour. Your home is gorgeous. AND, thank you for sharing the deer print. Love it. Merry Christmas to you and yours,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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Kathy Olson said...

I was the one on instagram today asking about your zebra rug. You had said it was on your blog, but I'm having trouble finding it.
Anyway, I'm a sucker for Christmas decor anytime of year. I love your bedrooms all decked out for Christmas!!!

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