Welcome to my 2018 Christmas home tour! If you are just joining me from Summer Adams, welcome! I am so happy to have you! Summer is a good friend of mine and I just love her! I have seen little peeks of her Christmas and it is absolutely dreamy this year! I am so excited to be joining the Holiday Homes Tour once again this year, I wanted to give a huge shout out to Christy and Amy of 11 Magnolia Lane and Jenny of Evolution of Style for lining up so many amazing bloggers who are willing to share their homes with us! I usually know pretty early on what I’m going to do different with my decor each year. I get inspiration from so many different places. However, this year I was really struggling to figure out what I wanted to do. I kept going back to the idea of incorporating florals. I love working with flowers, both real and faux. It’s been years since I’ve worked with faux flower arranging, and I was hesitant to bring them back in my home, but flowers are making a huge come back! They are starting to pop up in newer designs everywhere. Today I hope you’ll gain a little inspiration and see how you can incorporate both real and faux flowers in your Christmas decor.
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One thing I was influenced by this year (although I didn’t realize it at the time) was the wedding flowers from my nieces upcoming wedding. My sister and I had been discussing wedding plans and looking at flowers for the wedding when I started thinking about how I could create an arrangement or two that could be used at the reception but also last the entire season. So I headed to Hobby Lobby and gathered the most realistic flowers I could find in the color scheme we had discussed. The key to picking the most realistic faux flowers is how they feel to the touch. The color is important as well. You don’t want anything that is too far off of what you would find in nature. If people come into my entry way and have to touch the flowers to see if they are real then I know I’ve done my job ?.
The vintage brass urn adds to the modern vintage vibe of this arrangement.
The past few years I’ve gone with fresh garland (thanks to Lynch Creek farms) going up my staircase, while I absolutely love the look and smell, this year I decided to go with a pre lit faux garland. I chose this realistic garland with white berries and added a bit of eucalyptus and some left over greens from my arrangement.
I also went with faux greens on my mantle, I achieved this look by using a greenery swag, then I tucked in pieces of extra winter greens and eucalyptus stems.
I used bright mossy green and burgundy accents in my Christmas decor. The eucalyptus made an appearance on my tree as well. **tip- if you keep your base decor neutral it’s easier to make small changes to your decor each year.
Moving in to the kitchen I incorporated some gorgeous fresh winter greens!
I made this beautiful fresh floral garland for our Thanksgiving table scape, using a floral foam garland (found at a local florist shop). When you use floral foam it can lengthen the life of your greenery. We are on day four and the roses still look beautiful!
Now that I think about it, I think my binge watching Downton Abbey may have something to do with my desire to have fresh flowers every where ??! I love that show, I’m in love with the setting and all of the gorgeous flowers they have everywhere when they are hosting parties.
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I attached faux wreaths to the backs of our chairs and barstools, I had a lot of questions in my Instagram Stories about how they are attached, I used straight pins to attach the ribbon to the chair fabric. The table top tree is from our friends at Lynch Creek Farms they are a sponsor of this post and I have always enjoyed working with them! I’ll be hosting a giveaway of this Coastal bay table top tree on my Instagram so make sure you follow me over there (@stylehouseinteriors) for details! (pedestal not included)
I love how this little tree adds the scent of fresh pine to our home! It is on a floral foam base as well, so a little watering is all that’s needed to keep it moist to prolong its life.
I’ll share a few more photos of the family room and kitchen area before we head into the bedrooms.
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Can you spot what’s real and whats fake? The trick is to purchase the most realistic faux items you can find, this is one case where you get what you pay for. The best faux florals can be expensive, but in the long run it will be cheaper than buying fresh flowers every week. I love fresh flowers so I love the idea of using a mix of real and faux in my home!
Moving on to our Master bedroom. I am so happy with the decision to move this 9′ slim tree into our room this year! I got rid of the blush accents that I used in here for the past few years (you can see it here)
If you would like to see my Holiday home tour from last year you can see the entire tour Here.
Flocked tree and garland + Aqua accents=Calm and serene retreat. Which is desperately needed this time of year, am I right???!
Last but not least, I have to show you my daughters darling room! I almost got rid of the blush accents I wasn’t using, until I realized that I could use some of it in her room. She will be moving back home at the end of this semester of school so this will help her be more excited to be home for Christmas!
Thank you all so much for visiting my tour today! Next up is Christy at 11 Magnolia Lane I love the thoughtful touches she adds to her beautiful home, every time I read one of her posts I leave with new ideas and inspiration! Make sure to pay her a visit, you can also find the tour line up below.
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