We’re so excited to share another tour with you! Michele of @VintageHomeDesigns is a viewer favorite on our YouTube channel and blog. If you’ve seen Michele’s home before you’re going to love seeing all fresh holiday design ideas in her home.
ENTRY & STAIRS
From the front door there is so much to take in. No one does neutrals better than Michele Howell. Every year something new catches my eye. This year the faded pinecone garland draped across the mirror in the entry was my favorite. Michele picked them up from one of her travels. She likes to thrifting, estate sales and flea markets.
Michele’s dining area is directing in front of her staircase. So many of the pieces like the dining room table are found treasures. On top of the table are bottle brush trees and cloches filled with nativities.
Simple garland with ribbon drape the stairs. This is different from last year and the year before. Michele uses things in different spaces and unique ways so everything looks fresh and new.
The tree, however, looks the same year to year. It’s filled with vintage cards, ornaments, sprigs of garland and shards of glass. The reflection in the neutral tree is so beautiful!
The family room is so warm and inviting. There is a new addition of soldiers guarding the hearth. And they are a drug store find, believe it or not. The signature white garland of Michele drapes the mantel and houses and bottle brush trees line the shelves.
We always love the massive carriage house doors decorated with wreaths. Michele DIY’d these with grapevine wreaths that she pulled apart to give them some whimsey, then added sprigs of evergreen and ribbon to complete the look.
The sitting room off the kitchen is a favorite place to hang out. It’s cozy and warm and the chef can interact with family and friends from the kitchen. The layers of rugs are another fun thing Michele does very well. Most people just layer a rectangle on top of another rectangle rug. Michele layers in different directions just to mix it up!
The breakfast nook off the kitchen is so whimsical and charming. Ironstone bowels filled with paper whites make the perfect table display! And hutches are lined with Christmas trees. Nature inspired touches are throughout!
The primary bedroom is the coziest with the warm wood on the vaulted ceiling. Toy soldiers are on display on the dresser and a simple tree in the corner. We love her big tobacco basket with a wreath layered over it.
The guest room is simply the sweetest! The neutrals pack a punch here too! Last year Michele did a Christmas tree with plates on the wall. This year she brought the idea into the guest room using vintage silver trays. I’m not sure which item did it better.
We always enjoy the outdoor space at Michele’s. The outdoor dining table changes all the time. Pop a cork and this table is ready to host a party!
The mantel is dressed with greenery and stockings are hung by the fire. The great thing about living in Texas is this space can be enjoyed year round!