Mom and I were pretty disappointed when we learned that the local home tours that we look forward to every year around Christmas were canceled. So rather than letting 2020 disappoint us again, we decided to create virtual Christmas Home Tours for us all to enjoy. Every day this week you’ll see a new home up on the blog and you are going to LOVE every single one. Each tour will include video AND photos for you to take in all the inspiration to the fullest extent. You can find yesterday’s home tour linked at the end of this tour.
Today on this series is our friend Michele of @VintageHomeDesigns. We’ve toured Michele’s home on the blog in the past more than once and it was a huge hit. We’re excited for you to see the updates she’s made and how she adds holiday cheer to her home.
VINTAGE INSPIRED LIVING ROOM
If this is your first time touring Michele’s home you’ll quickly notice it’s a new-build farmhouse filled with tons of character. From small thrifted accessories to the stunning barn doors from an old carriage house in her living room, you’ll see unique finds everywhere. This is no different for Michele’s Christmas decor. Under her stairs, you’ll see a cream vintage Christmas tree with treasure hunted ornaments and a fun topper. It’s sitting in a planter box to give it height with a basket of presents next to it. Each ornament on the tree is unique and many are vintage. Not only is this a cost-effective way to decorate for the season, but it’s fun to know that her tree is one of a kind.
On the stairs she decorated with fresh evergreen. I love that she put individual stems on the railing rather than creating a garland. This is a fresh spin from what we traditionally see and could be applied to many different styles.
Michele’s mantle is decorated with a mix of faux and fresh greenery. I honestly would have never known if she wouldn’t have told us. She has a fun mix of stockings that coordinate, but don’t match. I love that her mantle is bold and simple all at the same time.
CHRISTMAS KITCHEN & SITTING AREA
If you toured Michele’s home with us last time, you’ll notice that she’s updated her island countertop. She’s lightened the wood and I’m crazy about the result. She’s going to put a tutorial out soon and you won’t want to miss it!
One thing I love about Michele’s kitchen is her hutch on the wall behind the barn doors. It’s such a stunning vintage piece that looks like it was made for the wall. Michele has styled the hutch with her everyday favorites and sprinkled Christmas touches like white Santa mugs and candy canes. She’s lined the top of the hutch with vintage trees and she had so many that her daughter convinced her to pull some down! 😋
One thing to notice about Michele’s Christmas decor is that it’s all neutral. One thing I love that she said is that having neutral seasonal decor allows her to mix different styles easily. Whether it’s vintage or new or modern or cottage, having a neutral palette allows her to fill her home with whatever she loves.
SHOP THE LOOK
Michele has a pretty unconventional layout in her kitchen. She made a sitting area in what was once her dining room and it’s so dreamy. She’s recently added this cane back sofa and I’ll be inviting myself over for coffee to sit there very soon. Although the layout is unconventional, it flows great and you’d never know it wasn’t the original plan if she didn’t tell you. I love that she thought outside of the box and did what was best for her family rather than leaving it as is.
Also, look how gorgeous that arched door is! She treasure hunted it when she was building her home and it adds so much character to the kitchen. If you’re building a house make sure to pin that!
Y’all! I need this patio in my next home. Michele opted in for glass garage doors when she was planning this space and they are stunning and so practical. She can close them when it’s cold and light a fire to heat the entire patio. When she opens the french doors that line the back of the house and it’s so much space. It’s great for entertaining!
She kept her tablescape on the porch more casual with a grab and go style setting. I love the painter’s aprons on the back of the chairs where she’s put greenery. It’s a simple touch that’s so creative.
CHRISTMAS MASTER BEDROOM
Michele put other small touches of Christmas throughout her home including her master bedroom. She said even when she’s having events/hosting she still keeps it pretty minimal in other rooms outside the main areas.
I hope Michele’s home tour brought you as much joy as it brought me. Every detail was so thoughtful and unique. Make sure to give Michele a follow on Instagram at @VintageHomeDesigns. Also, be sure to sign up for our email to get the other 4 home tours releasing this week. You really are going to love them all.
☝🏻☝🏻 Make sure to head over to the other home in this series! You’re not going to want to miss all this inspiration ☝🏻☝🏻