Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

image result for Peter Vitale christmas living room Santa Fe

 

I have a lovely tour of

Christmas decorated rooms in America

so fabulous for you today that I feel an

overwhelming obligation to caution you.

 

(That’s Peter Vitale’s timeless and tranquil

Santa Fe home above.)

 

Before you fall into a fit of envy or depression,

deciding your own less than stellar, humble home decor

is such a hopeless disaster and so laughingly shabby in

comparison to these that it would be better to:

 

gif of house exploding
Not the best alternative to holiday decorating

 

You’re so freakin wrong.

First of all, drop the explosives. Drop em.

You are most definitely not alone.

 

image gif result for Griswold Christmas Vacation movie it's Christmas misery

 

Decorating for Christmas can be a joy,

but it may also pain and pressure the bejeebs

out of you…I feel that.

 

image gif result for Griswold Christmas Vacation neighbors where are you gonna put that tree

 

Designing or decorating interiors in general

is an artful expression of you, your interests,

your travels, and your comforts, and not keeping up

or topping last year’s success…so here’s a reminder

to not buy into the lie and feel less than if you didn’t have

the energy or funds to trim the tree or illumine

the house like a Griswold.

 

result for gif image of Griswold Christmas vacation plugging in extension cords for lights

 

 

The Christmas holidays are often emotionally draining for

ultra-sensitive souls, and I hope you are hanging

in there, finding extra reserves of strength and…

this is terribly important…your sense of humor.

 

That said, if your sense of humor has gone missing too,

it’s okay, the New Year is coming, and we’re gonna be okay.

 

image gif result for Clark Griwsold Christmas vacation we're gonna press on

 

We’re gonna press on!

 

First, visit my favorite sophisticated, French-influenced

decorated-for-Christmas Texas home (Pam Pierce’s home).

 

Then catch your breath, as I whisk you away

to a mountain in Montana…

 

image result for luxury Montana kitchen Halfway House Ken Fulk
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

If you follow me on IG (@hellolovelystudio),

your jaw may have dropped when you glimpsed grams

of a few of these showstopping rooms of a ski house

in Montana’s Yellowstone Club, called Halfway House,

designed by Ken Fulk and featured in Elle Decor.

 

Ohmilord.

Halfway House is a guest house (halfway down the slope)

for the home known as Sky High that

Fulk’s clients own at the top of the mountain.

 

Fulk’s chic designs within Halfway House

are packed with more personality and potential

for party-perfection than any guesthouse

I have seen.

 

Kitchen (above):

Range and hood are Thermador, custom island is cherry with oak butcher-block countertop, stools are Christian Liaigre, backsplash tiles are Pewabic Pottery,

and pendant lights are by Niche.

 

image result for living room ski house in Montana mountains designed by Ken Fulk Halfway House
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Ken Fulk is also a friend to the owners and

spends the holidays in Montana with them.

(I am done with painting abstracts.

I will be designing guest houses.)

 

Living Room

Sectional sofa and cable-knit rug are Ralph Lauren Home, barnwood cocktail table is a custom design, side table is Arteriors, and pair of ottomans found at Costco; pendant lights are by Moooi, and the curtains are of a Sandra Jordan alpaca.

 

Did you just read that the ottomans under the lights

by Moooi in the living room were found at Costco?

 

How much do we love that!!!!?

image result for outdoor fireplace ski house in Montana mountains designed by Ken Fulk Halfway House
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Outside

An outdoor fireplace is flanked by a pair of sheepskin-covered moose-antler

chairs; the table is made from an antique snowshoe, and the rug is buffalo hide.

 

image result for bunk room guest ski house in Montana mountains designed by Ken Fulk Halfway House
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Apparently, guests at Halfway House enjoy dance parties

and all sorts of festive shenanigans planned by Fulk,

so each of the guest rooms is outfitted

with a hangover recovery kit.

 

Bunk Room

Built-in bunk beds are dressed in Ralph Lauren Home linens, steer-horn chair is upholstered in leather from a vintage motorcycle jacket, and the rug is goat hair.

 

image result for guest bedroom Willy Nelson ski house in Montana mountains designed by Ken Fulk Halfway House
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

Are you loving all the blonde wood work
throughout this home?

And, please. A moment of silence for
this wallcovering…mercy.

Willy Nelson Guest Suite
Leather club chairs are 1920s English, love seat is by Cisco Home, cabinet is 19th-century Moorish, cocktail table is a custom design, and footstools are by Oly;
crystal chandelier is antique, wallcovering is from Sloan Miyasato,
carpet by Mark Nelson Designs is topped with a buffalo-hide rug,
and artworks are from the 19th century.

image result for front door entry golden retriever ski house in Montana mountains designed by Ken Fulk Halfway House
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Entry

Turtle, a golden retriever, at the front door of Halfway House.

 

Keep repeating this mantra:

I WILL NOT BLOW UP MY HOUSE. I WILL NOT…

image result for dining room fur rug ski house in Montana mountains designed by Ken Fulk Halfway House
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

What would we be served here?
I’m craving macaroni and cheese.

Dining Area
Table, stool, ceiling light, and chairs (each of which is stenciled with the name of a famous partyer) are by Christian Liaigre; the flooring is reclaimed oak.

image result for bedroom Elvis Presley guest room masculine ski house in Montana mountains designed by Ken Fulk Halfway House
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

I need to post more handsome rooms
like this on Hello Lovely for balance.

Elvis Suite
A steel bed by Room & Board is paired with a 1920s leather sofa; bed linens and side tables are Ralph Lauren Home, ceiling light is Maarten Baas, and wallpaper
is by Phillip Jeffries.

Wow. What a fantasy location to spend the holidays.

Let’s jet across the country to Virginia

and visit a dreamy home oozing with traditional,

natural, and low-key charm that so easy to to love.

 

(All images that follow are from

Traditional Home and Veranda magazines.)

 

image result for beautiful room decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

The palette is so divine, I feel woozy.
And I spy a blog friend’s elegant handpicked
Swedish finds in this beautiful home...

image result for beautiful Colonial house decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

Isn’t the exterior a lovely sight to behold?

image result for beautiful room decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Such a treasure!

Let’s trot over to Greenwich, Connecticut

for a visual French feast.

 

image result for beautiful room fireplace French Marie Antoinette baskets decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Oui?

 

And let’s head next to Tennessee…

I love Tennessee!

image result for beautiful room decorated blue gray lavender for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

This home with all its blues, grays, and lavender
feels like heaven on earth.

image result for beautiful front door entry decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

image result for beautiful room decorated blue for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

image result for beautiful bathroom tub decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Is the soft-lovely of the decor comforting, or what?

 

Also in the South, how about a stop in Georgia

for a party in a rustic barn ?

image result for beautiful rustic barn candles decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms
image result for beautiful rustic barn decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Who says rustic and elegant are mutually exclusive?

Look at these natural details…

 

image result for rustic rosemary linen napkin placesetting
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

I can imagine eating peppermint ice cream here

with the fragrance of all that rosemary swirling

through the holiday air.

 

While we’re in Georgia, let’s pop by another

country house decorated impeccably.

 

image result for beautiful stable with horse decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

The lovely above seems fittingly lovely

for every single holiday inspiration board on Earth

in the Milky Way.

 

image result for beautiful tree decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

I’m so awed.

Let’s get warmed by a designer’s fire as we venture

North to Allesandra Branca’s Manhattan home.

 

image result for beautiful room by Alessandra Branca decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Then we can be charmed by this cozy cottage

in the Poconos.

 

image result for beautiful cozy cottage decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

image result for beautiful cozy cottage kitchen decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

image result for beautiful room fireplace blue decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

More Christmas cheer in the East…

at the Woodstock Inn in Vermont,

 

image result for beautiful Woodstock Inn exterior decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

and this gorgeous Pennsylvania home:

 

image result for beautiful country Pennsylvania room dog decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Time to head West!

First, a stop at a gorgeous bungalow

in Dallas (Lisa Luby Ryan).

 

image result for beautiful living room fireplace tree gifts decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Then we’ll hop over to Aerin Lauder’s place

in the Rocky Mountains…

 

image result for beautiful tablescape Aerin Lauder Rocky Mountains home decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

before ending our journey at

Mary McDonald’s Beverly Hills home

where we’ll snap a selfie in front of her

peacock-topped tree.

 

image result for beautiful Mary McDonald living room tree peacock decorated for Christmas elegant sophisticated interior design
The Loveliest Christmas Decorated Rooms

 

Wasn’t that an amazing tour of beautiful

homes decorated for Christmas and the holidays?

 

Hello Lovely, holiday goodness!

Find it in abundance in these posts:

 

Beautiful Fireplace Mantels Decorated for Christmas

25 Lovely Christmas Wreaths

Modern Farmhouse Holiday Decorating 

Romantic Paris holiday decorating

It’s a Wonderful Life (In Winter)

Romantic Farmhouse Christmas decorating

Swedish farmhouse holiday decorating

Swedish Christmas decorations

decorating with my mom’s Swedish accents

decorating with tips from the Enchanted Home

decorating with advent calendars

decorating with stars

decorating with wreaths

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

Follow:

7 Comments

  1. December 23, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    I'm so in the Christmas spirit and this just sealed the deal! I mean every pony needs to have a decorated stable, right? I'm inspired by such beauty all in honor of our Savior!

  2. December 23, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    So pretty! Merry Christmas Michele!

  3. December 23, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Thank you for such a feast for my dried out eyeballs- I stated up too late last night with my contacts in. Lol Merry Christmas!

  4. December 23, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    What a fun post, and so much gorgeous inspiration. I can't decide what exactly i love so much about that Montana kitchen, I think it might be the mixed woods on the island. Very different and so lush and warm. Thank you for all this. All the visual beauty that's always here on your blog along with your special brand of heart and humor….merry christmas to you sweet one and the whole family! (hope all is well with your hubby)
    xo
    Leslie
    ps thank you for that amazing comment on my blog!!!

  5. December 24, 2016 / 2:53 am

    Wow! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you.

  6. December 24, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Merry Merry Christmas my friend:) I will take everyone of those beautifully decorated homes…..since I never got around to doing any decor this year….boo hoo!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *