A fresh spin on Christmas decor…


I was so excited when I saw photos of this home for the first time. It’s so fresh and coastal, but somehow still manages to be festive and feels like Christmas. The home is a barefoot style cottage in Florida.

The chair was a flea market find, now reupholstered in a modern coral print.

I didn’t know there were fireplaces in Florida…

Okay – I love this banquette. It’s custom made in faux-ostrich vinyl that’s super kid-friendly

Woolen stockings didn’t scream beach cottage, so the kids used buckets in lieu of stockings

If you can, use accents from your own backyard.  They don’t look like everyone else’s decorations, and they’re free. This owner took cuttings of pine from her own property. Don’t have property? Take a walk in a park and see if there are any fallen pine cones you can gather.

I adore how she did up her stairs with mercury glass candle holders and jumbo pine cones.

The bedroom color palette is so serene.

Does this home still feel holiday spirited to you?

via Southern Living December 2011


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