{My House} Christmas Decor: Part 1

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We’re in the homestretch now for Christmas, and I have to keep reminding myself since I’m surrounded by palm trees and cacti here in the desert. I am anxious to be reunited with my husband and eldest son who arrive tomorrow.

What do you do when as a decor blogger, every day you immerse yourself in lovely interior design inspiration, decorating ideas, and renovation stories and feel your own humble attempts at home decor are far from blogworthy?

Well, you seriously consider just playing it safe and simply avoid posting images of your renovated, unfussy, un-fancy place which would open you up to scrutiny and criticism. And then you remember you are among friends. You decide ‘Dude. When has a little criticism ever stopped you from taking risks and entering the arena?’

So here are shots around the house in 2016 and 2015, and you’ll see I favor handmade, simple, Scandinavian-inspired decor (that’s what I grew up with), twinkly lights, and scored-from-the yard holiday greenery for my own home. Each year I change it up a little, and this year was different since I wasn’t home to decorate at Thanksgiving OR at Christmas since we are with family in Arizona. I’ll share pics when I can of holiday 2017.

Thanks for being my friend and supporting this blog in big and small ways. Part 2 is right here.

Let’s go inside my home.

White modern farmhouse kitchen decorated for Christmas with wreath over farmhouse sink

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

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B E F O R E

White Shaker style kitchen with farm sink and fresh green wreath

A F T E R…House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White kitchen with Minuet Viatera quartz countertop, mirror, and Christmas decor

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

My white modern farmhouse kitchen with wreath over farm sink - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White Shaker style kitchen with Christmas decor - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White European style kitchen with carrara marble statement wall and cooktop - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White Swedish style kitchen with farm sink and fresh wreath - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White kitchen decorated for Christmas with small tree and paper wreath - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Window seat in white kitchen decorated for holidays - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Holiday vignette with red wellies and plaid scarf with vintage chair and wooly wreath

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Serene white bench and mirror with winter holiday decor - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Christmas decor in living room - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Dog sculpture on book with animal print - Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Hello Lovely Studio's Christmas holiday farmhouse tablescape with gold, white, and green

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Fresh green holiday wreath on window above farmhouse sink

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Holiday decor on front porch with stenciled mirror, lantern, and vintage chair with greenery

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

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House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Snow covered bench with fresh greenery in courtyard decorated for Christmas

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

Cozy woolly white pom pom wreaths, pink pointe shoes, and vintage box

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Vintage French wire laundry basket with white tissue poufs and fairy lights

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Diptyque candle, pink pointe shoe and cozy white handmade woolly pom pom wreath

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

Woolly white handmade pom pom wreath with pink ribbon on pink chair in snow

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

Pom pom wreath, Diptyque candle, and Loretta Lux print on dresser

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

Shabby chic white pompom wreath, rustic ladder, and vintage ski poles

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Stenciled Fortuny wall in feminine dressing room with ghost chair and garment rack

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White pom pom wreath, galvanized bucket, holiday decor

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

White gold and green Christmas decorated tablescape on white farmhouse table

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White gold and green Christmas decorated tablescape on white farmhouse table

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White farm table with romantic Farmhouse Christmas holiday decorating shabby chic

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White farm table with romantic Farmhouse Christmas holiday decorating shabby chic

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

White gold and green Christmas decorated tablescape on white farmhouse table

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

Fresh greenery branches in glass vase on white farm table

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

Romantic Farmhouse Christmas holiday decorating shabby chic

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Vintage sled, rustic stool, marmalade jars with flowers

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

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House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

 

White romantic Farmhouse Christmas holiday decorating shabby chic

House Tour: Christmas Decor on Hello Lovely Studio

Part 2 is right here.

Friends, far and near,
and those whom I have yet to meet in the flesh,
I wish you light and love this Christmas.

Though this site speaks very much to
lovely interiors, renovation, and transformation,
I desire for it to evolve and reflect the beauty of peaceful living
we all so desperately need to sustain us as we grow.

My gaze is directed outside the window where a newly planted orange tree
is taking root this very moment, and I’m sending its fresh promise and
this sunshine across the miles to your heart and soul…

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

 

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16 Comments

  1. Michelle
    December 20, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Michele!! Thank you for the inspiration you share all year long . Your home looks beautiful.

    • December 20, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! Merry Christmas to you – so happy to have you following. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Marilyn S.
    December 21, 2017 / 4:31 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and heart . Merry Christmas. I always leave your blog feeling relaxed, inspired and peaceful.

    • December 21, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Thanks for your kind words and support, Marilyn. Wishing you joy and peace.

  3. Susan
    December 21, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Hello Michele Your home is beautiful, thank you so much for inviting us in. I have โ€˜borrowedโ€™ many ideas from you! Your blog is my escapism and I truly appreciate your taking the time to bring your posts to us so very much. Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope that 2018 brings everything that you want it to. Love and best wishes to you and yours from UK.

    • December 21, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Such a pleasure to have you following! I am so glad we can connect across the miles, and I love sharing inspiration to soothe. xox

  4. December 21, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Your home is lovely and oh so peaceful! I love that you have a rosary displayed and love that little lamb tooโค๏ธ Merry Christmas!

    • December 21, 2017 / 8:48 am

      Lots of vintage rosaries since they find me wherever I roam! Merry Christmas, friend.

  5. Lisa
    December 21, 2017 / 7:32 am

    Truly lovely! I am so glad I recently found your blog! I am pinning ideas and gathering inspiration for a not-so-distant future downsizing/lightening (“Swedish death cleanse”, anyone? Look it up! It’s not as morbid as it sounds– haha), and your photos bring me such peace and light. I think I have pinned more from you than from anyone. Peace and joy and light to you, and merriest of desert Christmases!

    • December 21, 2017 / 9:16 am

      I will have to look up the cleanse, Lisa! I’m so glad you are discovering what your heart is drawn to, and I hope this blog continues to bring you joy. Your kind words have brightened my morning in the desert where it is overcast. Thank you for the peace and light. xox

  6. Joanna
    December 21, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I love the simply touches that lend Christmas magic to your home.
    Merry Christmas to you & yours!

    • December 22, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Thanks for reading and adding to the beauty, Joanna. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. December 21, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I am so glad I discovered your blog: I am inspired by your talents and greatly enjoy the photos. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season.

    • December 22, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      What a beautiful thing to say. Thanks so much, Meredith. So happy to have you here and wishing you peace. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Karol
    December 21, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I always leave your post as the last on I read each day so I can savor and enjoy it. Excellent blog!

    • December 22, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      That is the sweetest thing to say, Karol. (I love this spelling of your name!) Wishing you peace and joy this holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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