Hello Lovely’s Holiday Entry at the Georgian

Time to explore holiday decorated homes of creative bloggers including Jenny of Evolution of Style, our host who kicked off the tour with her lovely porch. If you found me thanks to Annie at Most Lovely Things…welcome! I’m Michele, and a few months ago we moved into a Georgian home in the country we’re renovating ourselves. We gave our entry an extreme makeover with new walls (oh yesssss, we did!), serene wallpaper, refinished floors and a vintage window. To decorate for the holidays, I layered festive things upon this antique French console. Come on in!

Tree wallpaper mural and French console table decorated for holidays in our Georgian home's entry - Hello Lovely Studio.

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Hello Lovely’s Holiday Entry

I popped faux greenery into a glass vase with gold bulbs, then added a plaid charger along with vintage brass deer and candlesticks. Here’s a video, and crank up the volume, I’m a Belieber up in here!

Sure hope you aren’t expecting lush evergreens cascading down the staircase! Maybe next year…girlfriend is just happy the dust has cleared!

Tree wallpaper mural and French console table decorated for holidays in our Georgian home's entry - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Holiday Entry

The Lenox holiday bowl is one I received as a wedding gift years ago. I filled it with little gold bells, and it’s also the perfect size for red and green Christmas M&Ms.

Tree wallpaper mural and French console table decorated for holidays in our Georgian home's entry - Hello Lovely Studio.
Funny and encouraging holiday quote about not getting stressed on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquotes #holidayquotes #anxietyquotes

Dining Room Side of Entry

We added a wall on the dining room side of the entry as well – this space required a ton of work!

View of dining room with fireplace and European country furnishings from the entry in our Georgian home - Hello Lovely Studio.

A built-in china cabinet was removed from the dining room (we repurposed it in the kitchen pantry), and we added a gas fireplace in its place

View of dining room with fireplace and European country furnishings from the entry in our Georgian home - Hello Lovely Studio.

We use the dining room as a music room. In fact, we added the walls since furniture arrangement was impossible without them!

Living Room Side of Entry

The living room (more of a sitting room) is beyond this little working window.

Crown molding, tree wallpaper, and marble topped antique French console table in entry with holiday decor - Hello Lovely Studio.

I have more decorating to do, but YAY, the Christmas tree is standing!

Dining room in our Georgian with holiday decor and Christmas tree nearby - Hello Lovely Studio.

Quiet Holiday Decor in the Dining Room

Nothing fussy, complicated or colorful in the dining room. Whimsical felt garland on the mantel, tissue poufs on the floor, and the piano layered with a few vintage things.

Dining room in our Georgian with holiday decor and Christmas tree nearby - Hello Lovely Studio.

But wait. Why isn’t the table set with beautiful holiday china? We have yet to eat in here so I didn’t wanna fake it. While I’m a better vocalist than pianist, I write music and play here everyday.

My white vintage piano decorated for Christmas in the dining room - Hello Lovely Studio.

The mural wallpaper plays a starring role in the entry and above the fireplace. This particular product from Photowall is super easy to install (you paint the wall with paste rather than the paper) and not expensive so I highly recommend it. FIND IT HERE.

Entry, staircase and dining room in our Georgian. The wallpaper mural is by Photowall.
Hello Lovely Holiday Entry

I painted the handrail and front doors Sherwin-Williams Carbonized.

Brass candlesticks, vintage deer, and a Lenox holiday bone china bowl on a console table in our entry with scenic wallpaper mural - Hello Lovely Studio.

The old marble topped console from France is a FB Marketplace find…score!

Sconces with real candles flank the front doors in our entry with wallpaper mural in grey and white - Hello Lovely Studio.

I recently hung these sconces I have owned forever in the entry. The wiring is there, but I like them with real candles.

White and crystal candle sconces in our entry with wallpaper mural and walls painted Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.

The wall color is Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray.

Grisaille wallpaper mural (Photowall) and French console table in the entry of the Georgian home we are renovating ourselves - Hello Lovely Studio.

My table below is a $25 find we simply sanded down for a clean, scrubbed look that works well with the Louis style chairs.

European country and modern French style in the dining room of the Georgian home we are renovating ourselves - Hello Lovely Studio.

When we bought the house, the floors had a dark cherry stain. They are oak, and after sanding and distressing them, we stained them gray for a blonde, European Country look.

The dining room in our home decorated for Christmas with a light touch - Hello Lovely Studio.

While I love making tissue poufs, this year I saved time and ordered them.

Tissue poufs were purchased to festively decorate and soften the dining room - Hello Lovely Studio.

Worth every penny since time is precious!

Tour More Holiday Decorated Spaces

Thanks so much for joining me today.

Charcoal color of our front doors is Sherwin Williams Carbonized - Hello Lovely Studio.

Your next stop on the Holiday Home Tour of entry and dining rooms is A Stroll Through Life.

Holiday Home Tour hosted by Evolution of Style, 2022.

I hope you’ll visit Marty and the rest of the wonderful bloggers rolling out the welcome mat for us this week! Find them below.

Monday, November 28th (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces) Evolution of Style | Maison de CinqHome by Heidi | Southern Hospitality | Cindy Hattersley Design   Tuesday, November 29th (Entries/Dining Rooms) Hello Lovely | A Stroll Thru Life | County Road 407 | Southern Heather | Classic Casual Home | Most Lovely Things   Wednesday, November 30th (Living Rooms/Dens) Northern California Style | Thrifty Decor Chick | Summer Adams | Make Mine a Spritzer | Sincerely Marie Designs | Postcards from the Ridge   Thursday, December 1st (Mantels/Kitchens/Laundry Rooms) Southern Hospitality | Cindy Hattersley Design | Home with a Twist | Sincerely Marie Designs | Citrine Living Friday, December 2nd (Bedrooms) Dimples and Tangles | This is Our Bliss | Shine Your Light | Sincerely Marie Designs      

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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24 Comments

  1. Mary Ann Pickett
    November 29, 2022 / 6:59 am

    Michele, this is so elegant and fresh I Love the wallpaper and the fact that you use that room as a music room everyday…perfect!!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 29, 2022 / 8:14 am

      Awwww, thanks, Mary Ann. We’re getting there, and it is much cozier in person I think than photos which can look so austere and strangely vacant. I have been pounding the keys on this piano since I was a preschooler so it’s a time machine and has brought so much wellth to my life. Can’t wait to visit your blog and the beautiful spaces on the tour! xox

  2. Marty
    November 29, 2022 / 7:30 am

    Love your entry and that wallpaper is amazing. The little window is such a great accent and such a super architectural addition. I love the dining area so, so pretty. Can’t wait to see more of your home as you remodel.

    • Michele
      Author
      November 29, 2022 / 8:10 am

      Thanks so much, Marty. That old window we collected has special meaning for us. 🙂 I can’t wait to see more too – just waiting for the little elves or an HGTV crew to show up!

  3. Carolina
    November 29, 2022 / 9:21 am

    Your entry and dining room are unique and creative and just lovely. The entry wallpaper is perfect!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 29, 2022 / 10:50 am

      Thanks so much for touring today – it’s lovely to have you here.

  4. Tammy
    November 29, 2022 / 12:41 pm

    Michele, that mural wallpaper does take center stage. It’s stunning in the space. I love a good wallpaper especially since my daughter-in-law designs wallpaper and textiles. Your home is beautiful.

    • Michele
      Author
      November 29, 2022 / 4:22 pm

      Hi Tammy! Thanks for reading – since our foyer is roomy, it truly needed the interest of the mural. What a cool design career!

  5. Annie Diamond
    November 29, 2022 / 3:04 pm

    Michele,
    Your entry is beautiful! I would love to see how you repurposed the china hutch in your pantry! Those tissue poofs are the icing on the cake!
    xo

    • Michele
      Author
      November 29, 2022 / 4:20 pm

      Thanks so much, Annie. Poufs have been my thang for so many years now! Hahahaha. There are peeks at our pantry in my post just before this one showing the house on Thanksgiving. 🙂

  6. November 29, 2022 / 7:17 pm

    I am in love with what you’ve accomplished! New walls AND the cutest window ever?! How exciting to be able to say y’all did that on your own. And those sconces are adorable. I can see why you love them so much. Have fun decorating the rest of your beautiful home. BTW, I’m totally impressed that you write music and play the piano. I took piano for 3 miserable years when I was young. When I finally talked them into letting me quit, I was thrilled. Now I wish they would have made me continue – even though I probably would have made their life miserable. 😉

    • Michele
      Author
      November 29, 2022 / 7:25 pm

      Awww thank you so much. It is gratifying to take ownership, and no one will ever know the hours. We keep saying we are too old for it all, and we are, but we are learning you can do things little by little and it still gets done. I took piano lessons for like 2 weeks, and the teacher scared the pants off me so I refused to go back! Hahahaha. It’s never too late to learn a few chords or renovate a whole house. Hahahaha. My mom plays beautifully without ever taking lessons so it’s genetic. 🙂

  7. November 29, 2022 / 8:46 pm

    Michelle

    I am just loving your new home! Love the beautiful papered entry and the dining room is to die for! It has a quiet beauty about it. I love that. It is not overdone but just wonderful. Well Done Friend!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 30, 2022 / 10:04 am

      Thanks, friend. Cindy, your home takes my breath away and I feel instantly calmer looking at your designs. Thank you for throwing my name in the hat for this tour. Not just because blogging is so lonely, but since I needed the accountability. You know I am NOT a holiday decorator in the know because it involves stuff and more stuff and layering. Thanks for your encouragement!

  8. Lisa
    November 30, 2022 / 8:20 am

    Michele, from what I see here your new house is stunning! That crown trim in the entry is amazing, and I love the stain on the floors, your gorgeous staircase and that wallpaper!!! Gah!! Plus the fireplace and piano with mirror in the dining room….so so beautiful!!!! There is so much character and interest in these two rooms. Thanks for sharing your home and creative ideas! Can’t wait to see more of your house as you work through it.

    • Michele
      Author
      November 30, 2022 / 9:58 am

      Thank you, Lisa! Thanks so much for touring. We have never renovated a Georgian like this with features you can’t mess around with (like an imposing staircase just inside the front doors). It has been a humbling experience as DIYers who work full time and are not in their 30s anymore. 🙂 What I am learning is with a closed floorplan, rooms can have their own identity. Flooring can change, wall colors, and even mood. 🙂 Will I get sick of it? We’ll see! Hahahaha

  9. November 30, 2022 / 2:25 pm

    Michele! Your new home is amazing … and I love the simple, tradition and elegant Christmas touches. Speaking of amazing, your entry way wallpaper … wow. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season in your beautiful, new home. xo

    • Michele
      Author
      November 30, 2022 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks, Juliet! You have such wonderful style so I’m flattered. I know the wallpaper makes a strong statement but we decided we probably wouldn’t tire of it since it’s a pass through area. But if we do? A new pattern! Hahahaha. We are getting there, room by room with this reno, and I’m just so happy to finally be working on our bedroom.

  10. November 30, 2022 / 2:38 pm

    Michele, Your home is gorgeous. Love the choices like the wood floors and the little window and beautiful fireplace! How cool this is your music room too. The wallpaper is just perfect and elegant. The raw table with the covered silver dish looks like France at some country estate! Looking forward to more of your ideas and following you too. So fun to do this with everyone and get to find creative people!
    Kim

    • Michele
      Author
      November 30, 2022 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you, Kim. Don’t you hate a room that has no function? We took a chance and made this dining space very personal to suit our unique needs. Thank you for your words of honey to my ears! Honored to be in the group with you. 🙂

  11. Pam
    December 6, 2022 / 11:06 pm

    Michele, it is all so absolutely beautiful! So many stunning details and gorgeous design. That window is adorable. Your hard work has paid off well. Also, I love your piano. I sold mine 34 years ago when I got married because I was sick of paying to have it moved over and over. And then we ended up not moving for 30 years! One of these days I’ll get another.

    • Michele
      Author
      December 7, 2022 / 11:03 am

      Thanks so much, Pam. The good news about a piano is that everyone is getting rid of them on Marketplace so you’ll snag it for free if you can haul it away. We have moved mine so many times, and it falls apart a little with each new house – I think it may have found its final resting spot though. 🙂

  12. Pam
    December 7, 2022 / 9:41 pm

    Yes! I have seen some free pianos lately! I just need to make the decision to go get one. I really miss playing the piano. We have a little keyboard, but it’s not the same. I’m so happy to tell you that I will be featuring this post at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! It’s all so gorgeous. 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      December 8, 2022 / 10:38 am

      Hope you find a great one. I actually hunted one down when we had the Arizona property for a couple of years and I couldn’t bear the thought of not playing daily. I ended up loving it so much that we sold the property as an estate but not that piano! It moved into my parents’ house so I can play when I visit them. There are some wonderful instruments out there! Thanks for the feature, Pam. Have a wonderful rest of your holiday week!

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