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Our Christmas Kitchen 2015

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It was kind of fun decorating our new kitchen this past weekend. We are not quite finished with the renovation, we still have the mudroom wall to complete, but we are well on our way. Sometimes I sit in this kitchen and just reflect back to when I was a kid and try to envision the wall still there along with the old dark cabinets. It’s such an amazing difference. It’s hard to believe we are in the same house sometimes. We kept the Christmas kitchen decor to a minimum in an effort to create a casual elegant space, plus my shoulder is still really sore from surgery so minimal is the theme this year ;). I am so thankful to Masterbrand for partnering on our new kitchen. You can read all about our new kitchen and see the full reveal here.

The new barn doors from Masonite are gorgeous featuring hanging boxwood wreaths hung with red velvet ribbon. We decided that a simple striped hand towels from HomeGoods and red accents would coordinate perfectly.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

The beautiful geometric rug and braided pouf are from Dash & Albert. I love the red lines in the rug, perfect for the holiday season.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

A dish filled with red bulbs from HomeGoods serves as an easy and simple centerpiece.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

I love hanging wreaths inside on the windows.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

You can see a tiny piece of the mudroom wall on the right peeking in. It’s not fully complete yet so once the holidays are over, we will finish up that project. I used red velvet ribbon from HomeGoods to hang the wreaths. By tapping a small finish nail (to the ribbon) to the door, I was able to hang the wreaths.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

Isn’t the boxwood tree adorable on the island? I found that at our local tree farm and scoffed it right up.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

I played around with a couple different centerpieces on the island, I think I like the dish full of red bulbs the best.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

There you have it, our Christmas kitchen! This is the first year since I started blogging a little over 4 year ago that I didn’t join a Christmas home tour with a group of bloggers. Feels a little strange flying solo this year – ha. My shoulder surgery a few weeks ago has limited me so I opted out this year from all the blogger Christmas festivities. We certainly will not be decorating 7 trees and taking thousands of pictures but we will be sharing more of our decorated home over the next couple weeks.

If you would like to see our previous years Christmas home tours, check out 2012, 2013 and Christmas tour 2 (part 1) & Christmas tour 3. Also, being that today is Cyber Monday, check out our holiday gift guide for a teenage girl, it’s full of trendy and designer goodies.

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12 Comments

  1. Good morning,

    I love your blog and the idea that your are living with family in a way that is not really done today. I love it! Your kitchen is very beautiful…..the countertops are magnificent..what is it, granite or marble or something else??

    I agree with you, the bowl of red balls is perfect…your kitchen is too beautiful..let it shine on its own even for Christmas
    Thanks for your blog
    Linda

    1. Thank you Linda! I already added a bowl of different colored ornaments in another room too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Shirley Orfanella says:

    Your kitchen is ready for the holidays! It’s beautiful; it’s simple; it’s inspiring! My favorite part is the barn door, but since that is not an option for me, I’m going with wreaths at my kitchen window & sun room doors, along with your centerpiece of red balls. I look forward to more inspiring holiday decorating ideas from your home.

    1. Thank you Shirley! I love hanging wreaths on windows, if I could hang them on all of our windows , I would! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. SO pretty! I love all the boxwood and pops of red!

  3. Sharon jones says:

    Love it ! Beautiful !

  4. Love the red it is my favorite color. I have 2 of your bar stools can not find them again where did you get yours. I just love them!

    1. Hi, the stools are from wayfair. I think they are called “saddle back” stools ๐Ÿ™‚