Merry *early* Christmas! I am so excited to have been invited by Jess from Domicile 37 to join her Christmas 2017 Eclectic Home Tour! If you are visiting from her page or any of the other participating designers, welcome to House Haus Home!
When I was first invited to join the tour, I thought, "Am I eclectic?"
adjective eclec·tic \ i-ˈklek-tik , e- \'
Definition of eclectic
1: composed of elements drawn from various sources;
2: selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it appears that I am!
Now onto our tour!
Sticking to my neutral palette, I found myself drawn to bringing nature into our home this year. Our tree is a 7 foot flocked tree decorated with a mixture of blush, gold, silver, white, and glittery champagne ornaments. The lights throughout the tree are a warm white.
In addition to the basic ball ornaments, I added faux birds, flowers, and feathers to give the tree a glamorous, but natured inspired look.
Our tree skirt white faux fur and brings a lush look of a blanket of snow as the base of our tree and presents. The large brass deer is vintage and is finding himself a home under the flocked goodness this holiday season.
Overall, our holiday decor is pretty simple this year. Our mantle is dressed with fresh cedar garland, mercury candle holders from West Elm, and a couple more vintage brass deer (I own a family of 6) as the main focal point.
The bells are from Target from last season and the letter ornaments are from West Elm, but from a couple of seasons ago. Our stockings are faux fur and are a mix of black, gray, and snow white. I purchased mine from Home Goods years back but I have seen them every year since.
The garland has small battery operated LED lights throughout and the glow that the various light sources bring to the room in the evening is magica
Moving into the dining room, the theme continues. A beautiful eucalyptus garland with a mixture of candles, acorns, birds, and another member of the vintage deer family find themselves at home.
The garland was made by Allyson, the owner of Willow and Star Flowers, here in Indianapolis. I purchased the garland for Thanksgiving and at that time it had the most beautiful scent. As the garland has dried, it still provides the green from nature and has lasted throughout the holidays.
Behind the dining table, I have put together our little tea house village. These light up and are a mixture of matte white, bronze, and touches of gold. This color extends into the bottlebrush trees which are finds from Home Goods and Target.
The preserved boxwood wreath has a touch of buffalo plaid and is hung on my favorite Anthropologie mirror (FYI-wait for a sale, the coupon code will apply!)
Our coffee table had a quick switch-a-roo of two items. The mini Norfolk pine is from IKEA and has been decorated with mini ornaments and the same LED lights as previously mentioned.
I DIY'd several items this year as I did not want to spend too much on holiday decor (Actually, most of the stuff was already owned)! The brass bowl in the centerpiece is filled with two sizes of frosted glass balls from Hobby Lobby. I strung the LED lights throughout several of them and the bowl gives off a beautiful glow at night.
Similar to the coffee table, I only switched out a few items on our bar cart. I brought in this gold glass Christmas tree, added some garland and lights, and Mr. Monkey is showing he can be a good boy with his angel headband. I love adding a bit of whimsy to all of my designs.
A few touches of Christmas were added to the shelves. This DiY was super simple and I made it while making an Instastory! The branch on the inside comes from our own yard, the brass dome is from IKEA, the clear 4" ornament is from Hobby Lobby and my ole faithful lights are strung inside.
There are few other touches of Christmas sprinkled throughout the living room. The opposite brass shelf has a little gold tree and the side table has some more fresh eucalyptus.
Well, that is it for now! Stay tuned for Part II of my Holiday Tour next week when I will be hosting #5stylesofchristmas.