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!
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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!
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.
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!
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
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.
I have more decorating to do, but YAY, the Christmas tree is standing!
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.
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.
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.
I painted the handrail and front doors Sherwin-Williams Carbonized.
The old marble topped console from France is a FB Marketplace find…score!
I recently hung these sconces I have owned forever in the entry. The wiring is there, but I like them with real candles.
The wall color is Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray.
My table below is a $25 find we simply sanded down for a clean, scrubbed look that works well with the Louis style chairs.
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.
While I love making tissue poufs, this year I saved time and ordered them.
Worth every penny since time is precious!
Tour More Holiday Decorated Spaces
Thanks so much for joining me today.
Your next stop on the Holiday Home Tour of entry and dining rooms is A Stroll Through Life.
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 Cinq | Home 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.
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