Modern + Cozy Christmas Kitchen | Seasons of Home Holiday Decor Series

The older I get the more I just go more with the flow and I don’t stick to rules (and most of the time the rules I created for myself). Even a few years ago I made sure we didn’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I felt like it wasn’t honoring of Thanksgiving (like Thanksgiving was all upset about it or something). Instead, I am just diving into cozy and we will enjoy it even longer. We are still present and enjoying fall and the gift that Thanksgiving is. We still go and get our main Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving but expect to be hearing Christmas music if you come to the Oliver’s starting immediately.

This is our first blog post of 2017 sharing our home all cozy for Christmas and the holidays. The impact already on the feel of the house is just what we were wanting. It is simple, warm and so, so cozy. I am so honored to be a part of the Seasons of Home Holiday Series created by Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire. The whole heart of the tour is to share simple inspiration as you head into the season of gathering.

I am a big believer that opening your home to others and loving on them is still one of the most beautiful gifts you can offer.

Make sure you scroll to the bottom and take the full tour! These women have such a gift and it is such a joy to be a part of the tour.

My idea of cozy is layers, textures, soft lights, candles, foraged treasures and good music. And wine. Don’t forget the wine.

It can be fun to pick up something special every once in awhile but I like to keep my decorating simple, find new uses for older treasures and to bring in the outdoors as much as possible.





You will see art all over our home and this sculpture our daughter created a few years ago is one of my prized possessions.






Even though I want our home to be beautiful I want it to be comfortable and used. Each space in our home has been created to be lived in and to not be for show.



We have only been in this home for a little over a 1 1/2 years so we are taking our time putting it together and especially to make purchases.  Leave walls empty just for those paintings that you haven’t found yet!








Thank you for stopping by and allowing us to share our modern + cozy kitchen!


  1. Brooke

    Your home is one of the first I go see! I love so many things- the old mixed with the modern tells a story I love. And your sculpture your daughter made is beautiful. BTW I want that pom pom garland! Did you make it?? xxxxx

    1. jeanne Author

      Brooke, you are always so sweet about our home! Our Maddy made the crocheted garland but the pom pom garland is from Anthro. I am off to check out all of the other homes on the tour!!!

  2. Christina Aiton

    What an interesting candle holder on your coffee table? Is it new and if so, where did you find it?

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  4. Vel Smith

    I’m really loving the butcher paper. Where do you purchase it? and are you using 2 towel bars or???? Your home is pure delight!

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  6. Bryonna

    Beautiful and inspiring, Jeanne. So many lovely touches all coming together as “all is calm, all is bright”

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  8. Diana Gabriella

    Love LoVe LOVE your beautiful, comfy home! Your Christmas kitchen is so elegant and yet welcoming ??????

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  11. Julia L Rueger

    It is lovely to see your home again…. so bright and light and beautiful… but the family that lives there is what makes this a lovely home~~ Warm and happy and heartfelt~~ I am so pleased that I got to meet you. Gorgeous photos… love, Julia :0)

  12. Stephanie allison

    laays one of my favorite homes to tour! Can you share where you found your dining table light? It is to die for!

  13. Bev Victory

    Love your home in every season – it is you and your family throughout, comfortable, inviting and beautiful.

  14. cococita

    I live in a little village in France and it seems more easy to find French vintage beauty in the USA than it is here in Provence (quite a contradiction in terminis).
    You have a great style, Jeanne: I could easily live at your place.
    Your photos will for sure inspire me to decorate a second home here yet honestly it will be a quest to find decoration as beautiful as yours …
    Happy Holidays: enjoy the beauty of the days leading up to Christmas …

    1. Arlene

      I’m so amazed with every decoration, perfect for the Christmas event. That’s my dream kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing some images.

  15. Julie

    Your home is stunning! I love the clean, modern lines mixed with all the character and warmth of personal objects. So beautiful! Xo, ~julie

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