Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our Christmas Great Room

Welcome to our home....this is what you'll see upon entering the front door:

The entry is simply decorated, with sleigh bells on our front door, and festive berries and bobbles in the umbrella stand:

You then enter into the Great Room:

Just through the french doors, flanking the fireplace, is the Sunroom:

Our next project is painting and decorating the stairway.  You can see it just to the right on this next picture:

I love our antique armoire.  So glad we went with this option!  You can read more about the armoire here.

I'm still looking for a new mirror for above the fireplace.  This one is far too small, but I need something fabulous, so I'd rather wait to find the perfect one, than to settle, so my old one will have to do for now!

I'll be sharing more about our Christmas tree, in more detail, soon!

Can you spot the special 'present' under the tree.  She blends in well, so it is tricky to see her.  Hint: She's black and orange, has green eyes and loves to purr =)

The coffee table is simply decorated with Paperwhites, just starting to grow, candles and chestnuts.

I hope you enjoyed your look around!  Next on the Christmas tour is our kitchen and dining room.

Linking to my Favorite Parties!



Yvonne @ StoneGable said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, You have a beautiful and restful style. Your decor is gorgeous! The silver platter with the urn of paper whites is amazing! I got so may lovely ideas here!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, it is all looking good. Have you check for mirrors. Nice ones and good prices.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful Andrea, I can't wait to see more!

Kansas Amy said...[Reply to comment]

Stunning! I don't even know you and I want to come for a visit... your home just looks so welcoming!

Shelia said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea! Oh, your home is so beautiful and I love your simple and elegant Christmas decorating! Just gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tardevil said...[Reply to comment]

Going to be honest. I'm sitting here wishing my home looked as clutter-free as yours! Everything looks perfect and in it's place. Love the antique's gorgeous. The red planter is pretty, too.

Diane said...[Reply to comment]

Wow oh wow, your Christmas home is looking it! Loving that tree. Have you checked out Home Sense for a large mirror, I know I bought one there. Diane

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...[Reply to comment]

So beautiful Andrea! I love the paint color. Everything looks very dreamy. Thanks for sharing!

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...[Reply to comment]


Love how your restraint with the holiday decorations allows the beauty of your Arts & Crafts elements in the room to shine ... your fireplace and trim moulding are gorgeous. I'm visiting from Between Naps .. Porch and I'm going to look around your blog for more inspiration.


Blondie's Journal said...[Reply to comment]

This is such a beautiful room, Andrea! It's bright and airy yet cozy. I'm sure you spend a lot of time in here. I love the simple holiday decorations, your tree is beautiful and so is your mantel. When you are looking for mirrors, check out the bathroom section of Home Depot. Believe it or not, the have some lovely mirrors in all shapes and sizes!

I hope you have a wonderful week, and if I don't see you {Ha}, Happy Thanksgiving!


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...[Reply to comment]

Stunning! Your home is gorgeous :)


Toni said...[Reply to comment]

Your room is georgous! I really love how it looks so festive without being overdone.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...[Reply to comment]

Your great room is beautiful! I love the wood door frames and transoms and your fireplace is beautiful. What a great armoire too. Lovely Christmas decorations.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...[Reply to comment]

You have a beautiful home, and now it's wonderfully decorated for the season. I'm trying to get some of my decorating done.

Veronica said...[Reply to comment]

Wow a stunning room and I am swooning away of that gorgeous Christmas Tree now as well!

Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

Your great room is so pretty! It looks very spacious and well decorated. I really love all the wood trim in there. It gives it a nice rustic quality which suits the style of your home. That armoire is gorgeous! I think it makes a wonderful statement in your room. I wish I could've placed mine on a wall by itself like that but my family room is chocked full of openings and windows. I was very limited on where I could place mine. Yours is perfect where it is! So, did you get a new kitty?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...[Reply to comment]

Oh soooo PRETTY!!! You are way ahead of me...I hope I can get started mid-week.


Shelley said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely gorgeous!

Olga said...[Reply to comment]

I just stumbled upon your blog. I really like your Christmas decorations! We just had Thanksgiving so now I can decorate for Christmas. I can't wait! I planted my paperwhites the other day too.

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

Your home is just stunning! Looks like a magazine. I love the icicles (is that what I'm seeing?) on the tree. Just perfect.

Found you from TDC today :)

Christmas Celebration Ideas, Christmas Gifts Idea said...[Reply to comment]

Amazing.. Your home looking stunning. Love the ways you placing the things and specially Christmas Tree, Great work!