December 7, 2010

hints of holiday at my house

Decking the halls at my house was done pretty subtle this year..You'll notice there is no tree in the pictures, I actually didn't want it on the main floor, I find ( I know, I'm TERRIBLE! )my house feels cluttered and messy and I want to take it down as soon as we are done opening gifts..( darn open concept houses ) SO, it's decorated, in the basement, where we have a little tv room and play room for the girls. They think it's beyond fabulous, so we are all good :)

I like having a hint of holiday through out the house, so here is Calleigh's room, with a framed JOY, a beaded wreath over her bed, and a little tree. The girls have been picking out an ornament each week in November as we are out shopping, they loved putting all the special ones here. You'll notice some one has a sweet tooth.. lollipops, cupcakes.. ;)


Laurens room is framed with a bay leaf wreath above her bed, and the sweetest little twig reindeer on her dresser.

This is the last time I am including paper whites in a post, I'm sure you're sick of seeing them! I have some at the front and back door, and my little tree on the kitchen counter. These natural holiday elements I am loving!


Little details inside and out-


and the front porch, cut boughs topped with a grapevine lit ball-



Little doses of holiday, thanks for looking around my home, I can't wait to see what you've done!

46 comments:

leanne said...

so pretty and elegant, i'm loving it all. Great details for the children's rooms, thanks for sharing!

Yelena said...

Your home is so lovely.
I love the simplicity and how it's festive, yet uncluttered and sweet.
Come, decorate mine next! :) I seem to lack this simple decor beauty gene ;)

LatteLisa said...

Elegant and tasteful, love that.

Greetings from Belgium,
Lisa

Bethany Dirksen said...

I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and thought I would say hello! I looked through a few of your posts and love your style.

I'm a blogger as well, about the world of art, but my history is in interior design and fashion. I love to hear what people are saying! Hope we get to see more of each other in the future. I am kind of looking for some fashion and design bloggers to do some blog collaboration projects with. Let me know if you would be interested!

Bethany
www.DirksenDabbles.com

the cinnamon post said...

i love the little shots of your home...they are my favs. so pretty.

Heather said...

very pretty simple and plain. I LOVE it. It brings a warm natural feeling to the space. Enjoy! love the little reindeer, too!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

I love every little bit!
Your home is so lovely, Sarah.

SHERRY HART said...

Sarah...I so love your style!

Design Blooms said...

So pretty! You have snow?!

AppleTree said...

really really pretty

Staley Mc said...

So pretty!! I am loving it all!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

love the twigs and antlers - love holiday decor!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Laura Trevey said...

I love your grapevine lit ball... so pretty!

xoxo Happy Holidays

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

So incredibly beautiful. Seriously, love the decor.

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Ok that little twig reindeer is PRECIOUS!! Where is that from? Everything looks great. I love the natural touches of holiday cheer instead of all-out red and green :)

Donna Ragona said...

I love your ideas...looks great!

Pinecone said...

I love all of your holiday touches. Your home is beautiful!

Ashlyn

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

I love the simplicity of it all. Clean and simple and such a joy to look at. Since my decorating is minimal this year I will be enjoying these snippets from your home for some holiday cheer!

tamara said...

Looks so great - straight out of a magazine! I love the butterflies in Lauren's room (not Christmas I know) where did you get them? T xx

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I love the decorations in Lauren's room...so sweet!

Lovin That! said...

Beautiful touches, love all of them!! i really like what you've done with the front door planters - I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing :-)

rikshaw design said...

ur paperwhites are growing so well!! mine are duds..;(

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Your holiday decor is flawless! And the white pouffe looks perfect!

Pinecone Camp said...

It looks so beautiful! I'm loving your "hints of Christmas", and all the natural elements. You have a beautiful sense of style.

kayce hughes said...

Beautiful! I love it all.

Mary said...

It all looks so wonderful, without being over the top, in your face Christmas-y. Gorgeous!!

LindsB said...

love the paperwhites in the glass jar- such a pretty way to grow them so they dont flop over :)

paula said...

sarah it all looks so beautiful! the paperwhites are gorgeous.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Lovely and elegant. Inspiring me to get back at it and finish up my decorating.

Julie said...

I love your home... and your style of decorating!

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Sarah, everything looks beautiful! I love the subtle touches in your home. The lantern in the snow is gorgeous. I see your white pouf got stuffed! Love, love!

Sarah B said...

Sarah, your Christmassy details are gorgeous. One of my favs is the bay leaf wreath. Very stylish!
ps I'm having a little giveaway you might like :)

Debby said...

You house looks lovely! Nothing like a house decked out for Christmas! xo

LAURA!!! said...

very elegant and clean!

Laura Trevey said...

Hi Sarah,

I had to pop back over and thank you for linking this post of your beautiful home!

xoxo

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Hello Sarah- Love the little tree in Lauren's room! Your home looks beautiful - great touches everywhere!

I think you are the second international comment on my blog APPLESandRUBIES so thank you so so so much!

Happy Holidays from New York!,
Loretta

p.s. I'm following!

Renee said...

I love it! So elegant and charming. And I love the sudden burst of green in your interiors. :)

Designwali said...

I love your front door planters! I need to do something...mine are so bare and unhappy looking.

Brandi said...

The twig reindeer is my favorite! I never do much decorating for the holidays because I'm still doing the year round type decor in our house, guess holidays will have to wait!

La Dolfina said...

Wow, your home looks like a magazine spread!!
Love every detail especially your girls rooms!! And I'm definitely not sick of seeing paperwhites either.
Thanks for all the beauty and sneak peak at your lovely holiday decor :)
Lots of Love,
Terri

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

Sometimes less is more, and you have beautifully captured that in your home. I am in love with the cabinet that you set the paper whites on. Where, oh where did you find a beauty like that?

Great style, great taste. I'm so happy to have found your blog. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I love seeing new faces. :-)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Gorgeous! Love all your little touches.

Natasha said...

I adore your style! All the greenery and rustic decorations, love it!

Michelle said...

Such classic yet modern home decor! Love it, you have great style.

Francine Gardner said...

Love all your holiday details. I just finished the last touch up on my home and my Showroom.
Just found your blogs and will be a following reader from now on.

Chanee Vijay said...

beautiful - loving it all. i so wanted to plant bulbs in some glass vases, but never got around to it. I think it would look lovely all year long, so I may get around to it next year. Love your taste!