Monday, December 12, 2011

Modern Christmas


Christmas is celebrated in so many ways....there are elaborate and elegantly formal Christmases....there are relaxed country style Christmases....Christmases in the snow, and Christmases in the sun. All can be beautiful and full of cheer.

This house from the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour had a modern twist to its holiday decor. It had a bit of a Scandinavian flavor to it....simple, yet cozy....and there were lots of yummy looking treats!

In the Living Room, there was a felted wool Christmas tree on a Saarinen side table, and the main Christmas tree was simply decorated with little wool ball garlands, pine cones and strands of lighted globes. I really liked this tree...unique and so cheery!


The front hall had a red bench designed by Mark Goetz of blank blank, a Sacramento company. I noticed another blank blank piece in the Living Room behind the cowhide chair. (For a better picture of the Burnt Credenza, click on over HERE).


 The Dining Room was, again, simple, yet welcoming. The place cards were very clever.....each guest had their picture by their place....simple cedar garland and little lighted tree, and voila....


 In the Kitchen Nook we found more trees with twinkle lights. Sometimes that is all that is needed. And lots of goodies....


There were Croquembouche, a chocolate tart, and lots of delicious looking cookies...


Christmas is about family and coming together with loved ones in celebration....


This home is ready for the celebration to begin!
Home Portrait by House Portraits USA

12 comments:

Al said...

Gorgeous images! This was such a lovely post. The christmas tree in the first shot is so unique! I am having a vintage holiday brooch giveaway, stop by my blog...
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Karena said...

Katie I can see that you love the same kind of holiday decor that I do.

The simplicity of lit tres with a few special ornaments and white lights!! The warmth of the season!

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Karena

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Kathysue said...

I would say you are definitely ready. It all looks wonderful, I really like the way you did your lights on the big tree! Kathysue

Splendid Sass said...

While it is a little more modern than my taste, it is actually gorgeous! Would love to know how the wool felt tree was made, and I love the cowhide chair.
Teresa
xoxo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I simply must muster up the courage to bake a croquembouche one day! They look so festive.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Love the simplicity. Hope you're well.

Interior Designer said...

Christmas in the Philippines is one of the most colorful in the world. It is also the longest. Christmas carols starts to be played in September.

mary said...

Hi Katie, This house with its simple, but beautiful, decorations seems to be what I am drawn to this year. The bronze legs on the credenza are fantastic. Thanks. Mary

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Gorgeous! I love how they grouped the lights on that first tree - it makes for a beautiful effect!

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Maravilhosa!!!

My Notting Hill said...

Love the tree with big white lights wrapped in distinct swaths. Really fun!

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