Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Black & White with Pops of Bright Christmas

I finally am getting around to blogging my own house!  I swear, I always think of all these fun and cute ideas during the Holidays, and then reality hits... the job, getting sick, prior commitments and everything that I want to blog about gets shoved on the side.  Clearly, this year is no exception.  At least, I'm blogging it all before Christmas day.  This just might be my accomplishment of the year people!  

Im a sucker for a black and white color scheme.  As you can see with sneak peek pictures of my home.  This year, I wanted to use the same kitchen set up, I've been using all year, with just a little additional touches.  I already had most of the items shown above, just added these darling plates and a few other items.  To make life easy, and my typing minimal.  Ill just say that everything I got was from random stores, Anthropologie, and Gatehouse No. 1.  So if you want any of the following items, those two are your best bet!
I always add a little touch of something to my chairs.  Its easy to tie a little wreath, spray, or ribbon to them and add a fun and festive pop!
I kept things very simple, by using bright and fun colors to pop against the black and white.


Plates and mug are from Anthropologie. The rest of the items I have used on previous tables.


 I have this new obsession with felt ornaments and nativities.  This year, I wanted to get more of them, but I couldnt figure out how to display them with my candy tree.  So I decided to do a simple felt ornament tree and use the nativity as a big color pop in the room.


Who doesn't want a golden reindeer?
My cute Elephant my Mom picked me up somewhere in California.

Darling felt birds from the Gatehouse No.1.

Dont you just love my angel?  I sure do!



I dont know about you, but colored lights just make me happy.  So i love the huge bright colored lights strung among my kitchen!





Sunday, December 7, 2014

Shabby Chic Christmas


Shabby Chic design holds a special place in my heart.  I grew up with a Shabby Chic room with cute vintage linens, antique furniture, and an armoire passed down to me by my grandmother. I always dreamed of decorating a beautiful play vintage play house for a little girl. Luckily, my friend Joanne helped that dream come true by letting us help her decorating her amazing backyard playhouse for Christmas!
For Christmas we did a simple collaboration with antique accessory touches by Joanne.
Fresh pine garlands adorn the outside of the playhouse adding a charming effect to the entrance.


 Ever since I did the Shabby Chic Birthday, I always wanted to do the same stylization for a Christmas shoot.  I loved how all the little details turned out!


 



















Merry Christmas!

Rachel