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Our Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

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Welcome to our Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour! Today I am the surprise house for the Deck the Halls Holiday Housewalk by Jennifer Rizzo.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour

If you are coming from Kelly’s home at Eclectically Vintage, thank you for stopping by!

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour

I won’t lie, it was a little insane trying to prepare for this Christmas Home Tour prior to Thanksgiving but I must say, I am so relieved that the house is completely decorated and ready for Christmas nice and early. More time now to Christmas shop! For those of you who don’t know us, we are four generations all living together under one roof.

Christmas Home Tour Four Generations One Roof

Our Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

The home tour started yesterday so in case you missed any of the homes, you can head back to Jennifer Rizzo’s site to start the tour from the beginning. We are stop 9 on the tour out of 30+ homes so be sure to see all of them!

Lets get started with the tour shall we! If you were really here right now, you would enter our home through our side entry way. I told my grandfather you would be visiting today virtually and he rolled his eyes at me. Come on in!

Our Entry Way

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

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Gold glitter trees & sign / Homegoods

Family Room

Next stop is our family room. Oh this tree is one of my absolute favorites ever since being alive! ha. It’s a pre-lit flocked tree from Wayfair which is simply the most gorgeous tree on the planet. Here is a slew of flocked trees as well that are at all different price points.

our Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

I chose a wintery luxe rustic theme this year for our family room keeping with a warm neutral tone. The stool, faux rug and pillows are from HomeGoods.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

Our family room is one of the main hubs in our home so it’s important to us that it’s warm cozy and comfortable. I love how our DIY burlap curtains tie right in with the woodland theme.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

I added a shelf last week behind the couch in order to create a Christmas vignette. This is such an easy project and it added a bit of character behind the couch.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

Tree / HomeGoods

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

The Gold tree cones, faux fur pillows and throw are from HomeGoods.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

Our Dining Room

Deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

Deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

Our theme this year is gold and blue in our dining room. Mixing in ornaments and wrapping gift boxes are easy inexpensive ways to create a display on shelves. My goal was to keep things simple and clean looking. The table candles, lanterns, ornaments and garland on the hutch are also from Home Goods.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

The tree in our dining room is a real white pine which was a beast to get into the house. It is so full and soft.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

Deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

Deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

Deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

Deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

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Blue + White Bathroom

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

I know some of you are giggling that we decorated our bathroom but it’s so easy and a great way to carry the Christmas cheer throughout your home. I used decorative ribbon to accent wall art and vases as well as holiday hand towels. Again, ornaments are an easy and inexpensive way to add holiday cheer.

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Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

towels & bulbs / HomeGoods

Laundry Room

A simple white hydrangea and greens with a red ribbon around the vase add a subtle pop of Christmas.

Deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

Laundry sign & wire baskets / HomeGoods

The Study

We recently just finished this study by overhauling the fireplace and creating a stylish study that would be kid and adult friendly.

our deck the hall christmas home tour 2013

Living with four generations under one roof means that space is limited so we utilize every square inch of the house and most of the rooms are multipurpose rooms. The rug from Dash & Albert is an indoor/outdoor rug that is perfect for this space.

our deck the hall christmas home tour 2013

Pillows and throw / HomeGoods

our deck the hall christmas home tour 2013

our deck the hall christmas home tour 2013

The storage trunk from Wayfair serves as a perfect coffee table.

our deck the hall christmas home tour 2013

This room is such a dramatic change from the existing space that sometimes I can hardly believe it is the same room. The stockings are from Ballard Designs.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour 2013

I made the JOY sign last week and will share the tutorial soon.

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All of the pillows, throw, picture frames and most of the ornaments are from Home Goods.

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Next stop on the tour is Karen from the Graphics Fairy. Wait until you see her house, her fireplace is gorgeous with the deer!

Our deck the halls christmas home tour 2013

Remember, you can always head to Jennifer Rizzo’s to start the tour from the beginning.

Four Generations One Roof Christmas Home Tour

 I am working on getting my parents and grandparents Christmas pj’s for a multigenerational Christmas photo but they are not very excited about the idea. Thank you so much for visiting our Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour this season and I hope you will come back again soon! You can also see our Feast of the Fishes celebration on Christmas Eve here. This post may contain affiliate links for your shopping pleasure.

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  1. You’re a girl after my own bling loving heart! Gorgeous – love your wintry white family room and I need to force my hubby into a pair of Christmas pj’s (bribery may be involved)!

  2. Gorgeous! love all the colors you used (especially in the study & that family room tree is AMAZING!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  3. Jessica – seriously AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the flocked tree, love the joy mantel – love every stinkin’ inch of it! You brought it girl! Have a great day!!!

    1. Stinkin – you are funny girl! Love that word and haven’t heard it in forever 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind words.

  4. You guys are hilarious! That last picture made me smile! Thank you so much for opening your home to us! I love your tree and how you have the room put together.And your family room is cheerful. I want to move right in. That joy sign is awesome too! thank you so much for showing your home on the tour!!!

    1. Thanks so much Jen! I am so happy that you invited me to the tour and I am really thankful that our house is all decorated nice and early! 🙂

  5. Beautiful — and you know my favorite part? That crazy tilted “Y” in the J-O-Y over your mantle! THAT makes it seem liked you’re really joyful & fun-loving. Have a wonderful Christmas season! ~Sally

    1. I giggled when I tiled that Y and said, someone is going to tell me it’s crooked! haha. I’m glad you like it that way, me too!

  6. Jessica!!!! Seriously every room, every detail, every ornament is beyond fabulous. I just want to move in with you all! I’ll even wear some pi’s in the family photo. 😉 You are so talented my friend! Thank you for sharing it all with us!


    1. haha on the bar stools, that word gasp makes me laugh 🙂 Thanks so much Gina!

  7. Tiffany Gugino says:

    I love all the rooms! They are all very festive!

  8. Ann Marie says:

    I am decorating simpler also this year. Yours is so elegant but simple. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Ann Marie. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your decorating 🙂

  9. This just might be my favorite stop so far! That flocked tree is absolutely stunning. Really love it all! Glad that I am not the only one who adds a little Christmas cheer to the bathroom 🙂 Wishing you a happy week!

    1. Thanks so much Luisa! You made my day 🙂 Yes, we all need a little Christmas cheer in the bathroom!

  10. what a fun home & what a fabulous JOY mantel!!
    merry christmas!

  11. OH MY WORD!! Jess everything is amazing!!! That white tree! It looks like it was just plucked out of a snowy forest and the study is so fabulous. You rocked this home tour my friend and that photo of all of you in your PJ’s is awesome!

  12. Everything is just beautiful, Jessica!!

    I love the simple elegance in some rooms, mixed with the fun wimsy in your family room. And Home Good is the place to shop! I LOVE them!! And that tree from Wayfair? Gorgeous!!

  13. Everything looks wonderful! I love that you decorate your bathroom too… its a room we see everyday, so why not! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  14. So beautiful Jessica, I love all the colors!!!! Love love xo

  15. OH my goodness, Jess, this is outstanding! Great job, my friend! That evergreen swag down the staircase is perfection, and I love the Joy on the mantel!! Happy holidays to your PJ loving cuties!

    1. Thanks Beth! Glad you liked the swag….boy what a mess it made putting it up 🙂

  16. Love everything!!! Where did you find the red stools? They are my favorite thing in your house!!

  17. Gorgeous Jess! Love all the neutrals in your living room and the two completely different trees! And the pj pic is of course priceless.

  18. There is so much I want to pin!!!! Each space looks so lovely and inviting but my favorite is your living room. I LOVE that tree and how you have the whole room so cozy feeling but still so elegant! Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Jen! I felt the same way when I was taking your tour. So much prettiness to pin 🙂

  19. Hi Jennifer, your house is so HAPPY and Christmas festive, really fabulous. My favorite is the family room and that tree. Just gorgeous. Merry Christmas to all of you!!

  20. Mary Tavolieri says:

    You are amazing. Such a lovely home, and such wonderfully simple, yet unique ideas for decorating the house and making it so warm and festive! Love some of the colors you chose….now work on those grammies and grampas to get into their holiday PJs, can’t wait to see them!

    1. Thanks so much Mary! I told my parents we have so many photo’s when and if they ever sell the house! haha. Not sure on the PJ thing, I might have to use bribery 🙂

  21. Jessica, your home is so beautiful and inviting. I can’t even begin to tell you which is my favorite room! I will say, though, that I am waiting – with bated breath – for the pic of your parents, as well as Gram and Gramps, in their pjs. THAT is a picture I just HAVE to see!

  22. Love the gold and turquoise! So many pretty touches in all of the decor!

  23. Your home is just beautiful.
    I LOVE the JOY sign above the fireplace…

    It’s all gorgeous!

  24. Your home is beautiful!! I love how you’ve decorated for the holidays – so fun, whimsical, and classic all at once! I love it!

  25. Well, I knew it would be gorgeous but it’s even more fabulous than I could have imagined!! I love it all! Your flocked tree is amazing! And that photo of you guys in your PJ’s is super cute!

    1. Thank you Ashley. I’m taking a break now a little that the tour is posted! ha

  26. WOW! I almost have no words for how beautiful your home is! I just started pulling out my Christmas decorations! I’m feeling a bit behind… but now completely inspired! Thanks for sharing with us all!

  27. Your Christmas home tour has really brightened up morning – you must have worked so hard to pull it altogether. The holiday pj photo is great! V@Sprout’s House xox

    1. ha glad you like the pj photo! Yes, it was a bit crazy getting it all done but so worth it 🙂

  28. Oh my you had me at the wintry wonderland but everything is beautiful! What a lovely room with all the pops of color–just so happy and festive. Happy Holidays!

  29. there is TOO MUCH TO LOVE in this post! simply stunning. and I’m moving in!

  30. I am absolutely loving the owl tree. Where did you get them and how did you get them to stay???

    1. Thank you! They are from Pottery Barn and they have ornament ties on them. They actually just kind of sit on the branches for the most part though 🙂

  31. Okay, I’m coming to YOUR house for Christmas, Jessica … watch out! I love how your home flows from bold reds to blues to a neutral wintry comfy space. And, I’m lovin’ the pops of gold in your dining room (awesome tree, too)! Such a fun idea for your “JOY” sign … I’ll be looking out for your tutorial. Happy Holidays!

  32. Jess, I absolutely love your holiday home! Everything is so bright and festive, it works so well. And all those trees in each space – lovey! I hope your family enjoys it, and all the work you put in.

    Love those candles, the animal print presents, and yes, that flocked tree is just about perfect!

    Hope you all have a nice holiday season 🙂

  33. Hi Jessica! I LOVE your tour!!! Every detail is so pretty, it really warms my heart to know how much love you all get to share with each other everyday. Your home is beautiful, I so enjoyed your every picture, that JOY sign, my favorite, it looks perfect over the mantle. happy Holidays to you & your family!!!

  34. That white and gold Christmas tree, with all the little owls, had me at HELLO! Oh, my word! It’s stinking adorable. I kept thinking to myself, “I should invite this girl over to MY house, so that she could have coffee with me and do a sparkly owl tree for US.” And then I remembered, “Oh, yes. We have a free-range toddler living here, and he will dismantle that tree in less time than it takes NASA to launch a rocket, and those owls will be all over my house, with broken wings and broken beaks, and we can’t have that.” So… as much as I want you to recreate that tree in my house this Christmas season, we might have to wait until NEXT December, when the toddler is a big boy of two-and-a-half. But, I want to stand up and clap for your home decor, because WELL PLAYED!

  35. sandie taylor says:

    Jessica, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and family with us.
    Your creativity, generosity and love SHINE through and examplify the real
    meaning of this season. There are so many beautiful examples of your gift of design, it is diffiult to note anything in partiular. However, I will say I would love to duplicate the room and that beautiful white snowy tree in it.thank you so much. I plan to visit your site soon.

  36. I adore your house tour! I love how each home has a different theme, but it all ties in together just perfectly. Merry Christmas!

  37. Absolutely beautiful Jess!!!

  38. Absolutely beautiful Jess!!!

  39. Gorgeous! Now if you could just come on over to my house…. 😉

  40. Beautiful, just beautiful!!! Thanks for all the holiday inspiration!

  41. So far, your house tour is my fave! I love how clean and modern your rooms are. I almost bought the same pjs for our family. How do you like them? Comfy? I’m going to try and make the tree topper from scrapbook paper for my tree. I have been stumped for a topper thus far. Thank you for all of the inspiration. Props on photography as well.

  42. Oh what a fun tour!! I love all of your fun and festive touches. That flocked tree is just gorgeous!!

  43. I love the tour! Gorgeous!

    I searched your blog to find the color you painted the entryway chest – have you shared that information? I love how it looks and am in a process of picking a color for a bath vanity. Would you mind writing the name/manufacturer? Or is it custom, or worse – secret. :/

    1. The chest is from Home Goods 🙂 The color is similar to wythe blue by Benjamin Moore with a dark stain distressed over it. That is the best way to describe it 🙂

  44. Very nice! All your rooms are very pretty, but my favorite is the family room. It looks so relaxing and inviting. Thanks for the tour!


  45. Makeesha Munro says:

    Beautiful! Where did you find the red barstools? They are exactly what I am looking for!!

  46. Hi jessica. What a treat to tour your beautiful festive home this morning. Live your theme and the simplicity on your decor. Happy holidays to you and your gang.

  47. What a fun tour, I love your home, and pajama family pic! That flocked tree is sooo pretty, all your Christmas touches were just perfect. Stopping over from the Holiday Home Walk. Merry Christmas!

  48. Love the dinning room! What paint treatment is on the dinning room chairs? In the pic they almost have a pewter look about them?

  49. Love the dinning room! What paint treatment is on the dinning room chairs? In the pic they almost have a pewter look about them.

    1. The chairs in the dining room are from the Seraph in Massachusetts. They are black distressed 🙂

  50. Older generation may not like the Pj’s idea but might not object to wearing robes. Just a thought.

  51. Love your beautiful Christmas Home tour, Jessica. The flocked tree is gorgeous (really want one of these). Love that you have both calm and colorful rooms…your joy sign is adorable!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by:) You won’t regret getting a flocked tree! I love it 🙂

  52. I love everything, it is so crisp and clean. Do tell, how do you decide who decorates each area????

  53. You have a beautiful home and the decorating is so fun. How long have you had your flocked tree? I love them but have wondered how well they take to being dis-assembled and re-assembled year after year.

  54. I’m jealous of your home, your kids and your extended family. Bless your heart. You have excellent taste, and a beautiful family. Your truly blessed. Try on your hardest day most of us are nowhere as fortunate as even you. Don’t realize. Bless your hearts for sever life times.

  55. Lovely! What is the blue wall paint color in the living room? I love it!

  56. I love the owls and ‘icy’ bathroom!
    But to be completely honest, your whole house rocks 😀
    Your family photos are darling 🙂

    Hugs from UK,

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