We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out).
We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start!
We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions.
This is our first Christmas in our new home and we love seeing our Christmas decorations in this new space.
I believe it takes years to pull your home together and we are only 9 months in. We are having the best time making this house our home and can’t wait to see how it evolves.
I am honored to once again to be a part of Jen Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk.
This year Wayfair is sponsoring the housewalk and we are excited to have them joining us!
This whole week is such a gorgeous gathering of so many incredible bloggers as they share their homes dressed up for the holidays.
Welcome to the first day and if you are coming over from Fox Hollow Cottage I am so glad you are here.
I love to decorate simply for the holidays, shop the house, use what we have and only add a few new elements.
I have also learned over the years that perfect is never as important as the people coming through your doors and those that live under your roof.
My heart is that our home is comfortable and cozy. I also want to be surrounded by things we enjoy and use.
Welcome to our home.
(This is our acts of service tree that we bring out and use each Christmas)
The Library and Music Room
This is the space where we listen to music but also where the children practice and play the piano.
The light in here is amazing and one of the many reason we fell in love with this home.
If you look over that railing you will down into the kid’s study area and that photo is coming up.
Our School Study Nook
This area is over the railing behind our library and we have converted it into a study area for the kids to use their laptops, do homework etc.
Our Living Room
We went to the tree farm the day after Thanksgiving and picked our three trees (our art studio art tour will be coming later this week).
We got as far as the lights and the kids said they loved it just like that. We are giving it a few days to see if they change their minds. IF they do we will be sure to share here on the blog.
I kind of agree with them.
I am just realizing that I never took wide angle images of our kitchen. You can see more image HERE and HERE and HERE.
Our Family Room
You can see more photos of our Master Bedroom dressed up for Christmas HERE.
Thank you so much for taking a peek at our home.
Come back later this week when we share our studio dressed up for Christmas!
You have more homes to see and the next stop is Beneath My Heart!
I am excited to make the new house our home and to share it with you along the way!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
My family wishes you a Merry Christmas!
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Gosh, you make me one a REAL TREE so badly!! You trees are simple magical. Such a beautiful and festive home. I love it.
Thank you! Such a wonderful compliment coming from you!
Takes my breath away! You captured the magic of Christmas… And sounds like your kids inherited your great sense of style. Love the trees as is.
Thank you! The kids sure make the holidays so much more fun.
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Loved your subtle sprinkle of Christmas throughout your lovely home, starting with that divine wreath.
I’m loving the tree with the simple glow of the lights. Wishing you a Merry & Bright holiday in your new home. It’s very beautiful!
Thank you so much!
Jeanne, I love everything about your home and all of the perfect,simple touches! Thank you so much for blessing us as by being a part of the home tour. I love the trees just as they are and how welcoming and warm your home feels!!
Thank you for asking me to be a part of the tour!
Your home is just gorgeous! Since I love MCM décor, I love how you mixed modern elements throughout your farmhouse. I fell in love with those modern candlesticks on your dining table. Could you tell me where you bought them? Have a wonderful Christmas!
Thank you! The candlesticks are from Cost Plus World Market:-)
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Cool house! I love the layout and more modern architectural details. I can see why you fell in love with it. Of course, your decor is beautiful as always. Love the unadorned tree; so pretty in its natural form!
Thank you!!! We think it is so fun and creatively it has been refreshing.
It’s just too good! There’s something just cool about it…in love!
You are always so kind about our home! Thank you!
Your home , personality and voice were such an inspiration for me tonight. I wish you were on Instagram so I could see and hear you more . Thanks for sharing
Thank you so much! You can find me on Instagram here…https://www.instagram.com/jeanneoliver/?hl=en
Gorgeous! I love your linen bedding. Can you share your source for the duvet and ruffled shams?
The duvet is from Restoration Hardware and the ruffled shams are Carolyn Westbrook.
Jeanne, your home is just gorgeous. it evokes such a calm and peaceful feeling all while looking so gorgeous. The thought of just lights on the tree entered my mind this year until the kids walked into the room and said when are we decorating? Happy Holidays
Jeanne I am blown away by how beautiful & authentic your style comes across every single time. Your home is so you and your family. The mix of farmhouse with modern is perfection! Loved this tour!!!
I just adore you and love your style! Thank you for your sweet comments. I think the world of you and what you put out into this world!
I was shocked when I began your tour to see such an artistic, modern home. I was expecting the usual traditional design and found your home breathtaking and beautiful. My daughter is an artist and her home has many of the touches and elements of yours, except her home is built traditional style while her decor is modern and artistic. Somehow it all works together. I’m so happy I decided to take a look.
Thank you!!! This makes me so happy!
This is beautiful. I love the subtle whisper of Christmas and winter arriving and the use of natural items. ?
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Your home is stunning. Your art, your vintage mixed with modern, everything is so tastefully done. I love the music room. Your records and player are awesome. I love listening to old records. Also in the master bedroom that light fixture was so different, but I loved it! Can you tell me where you found the bulbs for it? I’ve been looking online for some bigger white globes to go in my bedroom light! Any information would be so appreciated! You keep inspiring people and making a difference! Merry Christmas to you and your family! I’m sure that home will be a blessing to you all and that alot of wonderful memories will be made there with your children!
I’m obsessed with your naked tree. It is so perfect in your home. And you have the most amazing windows. I love everything! It feels cozy, modern, festive, relaxed, and full of character.
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Oh my goodness, I had no idea you moved, I LOVE your new home!!!! It is just beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing and opening your house to us. Merry Christmas! XO
Jeanne, doing my daughter’s room (again) and we are crazy in love with your ghosts chair!! Could you please share where you purchased it??? Thank you so much!!! ~Marcy
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As usual very tastefully done. i love the touches of rustic decor and warm wood interspersed through out the design. Xo Sarah
Oh boy! I wasn’t expecting this AT ALL!! I love shabby chic (but not too chipped!), farmhouse, Nantucket style; Southern Living and Verandah style decor but suddenly found I want to sell everything and go sleek and modern! It’s all so lovely yet still warm and not cold-looking in any way. Well done!
I like that table at the study area, from the photo it look rusty, but when I take a closer look it is not, it is actually make of wood.
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