We’re so excited to share another Christmas home tour with you today! One of our favorite homes to tour is our friend Stephanie of Blooming Ivy Lane. Her out of the box, creative and inviting designs are what dreams are made of, and this Christmas tour did not disappoint.
When you enter the home you’re greeted by a large vintage Santa. One of the ways Stephanie finds inspiration is from Storefronts. Baskets filled with presents run up alongside a Santas list of names. Stephanies friend helped her and they used names of friends, family and even the pups!
Walk through into the foyer and you’re greeted by a beautiful tree designed with wine red in a spiral. The cluster of ornaments, candlesticks and other items have been a trend this year.
Admittedly, she moved things around so this tour would be fresh and new from last year! So she put a round table in the entry and its surrounded by sweet presents and toped with topped with candles and evergreen!
The office moody blue is a great backdrop for Christmas. Little nods to Santa are sprinkled throughout as if he were just there. A big red Santa book with his readers are on the table. His black boots are tucked beneath. Of course cookies are ready for him too! The tree is covered in tinsel and snowy pine cone ornaments.
This year the main tree in the family room is the same as it is every year. Covered in vintage ornaments, which seems to be a trend for many this Christmas. It moved from one corner of the room to another which made the space feel wide open, and Stephanie loves it there because it’s in view from the kitchen! Touches of evergreen are in the large hutch which makes a huge statement!
The mantle felt heavy so she reworked in to put a simple swag of garland draping off one side with sweet new stockings! In addition to the stockings she only bought fresh greenery and ribbon this year. The red velvet ribbon is throughout.
On the other side of the double sided fireplace is a cozy sitting area off of the kitchen. This mantle is draped with hops and bells. Last year Stephanie used the hops on the mantel but ran them up the stone. This is as much of a statement with the addition of bells.
The dining room got a complete makeover this year with a plate rack built from wall to wall. They added sconces and white platters. The bench is covered in cozy pillows. The bar cart and table have fresh evergreen. And sway of greenery with oranges and red beads are all that was needed to this amazing light filled space!
Baskets hung above the window are definitely my favorite! They’re draped with evergreen and dried oranges to add a whimsical Christmas feel. A bowl of amaryllis next to a bowl of pears and other food make a simple statement. Stephanie baked cakes and dried fruit which are sprinkled from room to room. Stephanie wanted a simple lived in look, because they live there. She wanted it to look intentional without looking staged. And it is all simply beautiful!
The butlers pantry is the same moody blue of the office. The color is paint matched from the ILVE range. Again simple touches of evergreen are placed throughout. The star of the show is the tree of dried fruit. So much life and whimsey are added with more baskets and bells in the pantry and mud room.
Stephanie re-upholstered her headboard in green velvet and draped a swag of garland to really make a cozy Christmas statement. She used a real tree to top the long farm table. She added a wreath to the mirror. While she did less this year she said it really feels like more with all the new additions.
Little touches of Christmas in the bath and closet are really all thats needed. These stunning rooms make a statement all on their own. And have gone viral with unique design and layout.