Holiday Home Tour Part 1

Hello friends!  How was your weekend?  We had a special one with Jordan’s first visit with Santa!  I can’t believe I didn’t take her to see Santa last year, but for whatever reason, we never got around to it.  So, this year, when our friends invited us to a brunch with Santa, I was all in!  But, as perfectly imperfect as life is, the boys had a hair appointment scheduled for that morning, thus we were late and missed the brunch part! Ahhh!  BUT, we still got to take pics and go on a hayride with Santa, run around the tree farm and play outside in the fresh air.  We were starved by the time it was done, so it was more of a breakfast at IHOP Saturday morning!
Today, I’m thrilled to be joining friends I love and truly admire for our 2nd Annual Decked + Styled Christmas Tour!  If you’re coming from Kris’ place at Driven by Decor, welcome!  I’m Megan, a mom of two cuties (a 7 year old son, James and as you might have guessed from above, a 1 year old daughter, Jordan).  This year, Jordan is into everything and is fascinated by the Christmas tree and decorations throughout the house!  It’s really so cute, and James wakes up every morning looking for Buddy, our Elf. #whosometimesdoesntmovefor3days #oops
We have a two-story home that we custom built almost 8 years ago.  For this Christmas home tour, I’ll focus on the first floor, and next week, I’ll take you upstairs and show you the rest!  If you want to see more of our home before then, check out my Home Tour tab.


When you enter our home, the first room to the left is our formal dining room.  We don’t use it much on a day-to-day basis, but we do host a big family Christmas dinner here every year.  The inspiration for the decor in this room came from the blue and aqua ornaments we hung on the tree and then we coordinated the rest of the room to compliment those colors.
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This budget friendly console table has surely been a good purchase.  It allows us a great place for decorating and doubles as a buffet when we serve big meals.
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I’m a big fan of the clean look of paperwhites, but usually think of them as a New Year flower.  When I saw these at Whole Foods, I knew they’d compliment the decor in this room.  That silver urn was previously on our kitchen island holding orange cuties that Jordan loves to eat- so many uses for it!
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I looked everywhere for a festive blue tablecloth or runner and couldn’t find anything I loved.  I found something ‘okay’ at Hobby Lobby, but it wasn’t big enough and so I ended up using a white tablecloth from Target and then added in our blue napkins that we already had on hand.
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Our wedding china does get used from time to time, and I especially love to use it for special occasions like Christmas dinner.  It’s a simple pattern from Macy’s and I found these metallic dessert plates to coordinate with them.  The confetti glasses are perfect too!
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 One thing I used this year that I never have before is this glittery white snowy garland. I love the shimmery effect and how it adds another dimension to the table.
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I tucked some ornaments in there for color and added our mercury glass candlesticks that we’ve had forever. There’s something so elegant about long taper candles!
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 white garland
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Our 9-foot tree was a great deal at Walmart last year.  It’s easy to assemble and the branches are great for holding ornaments. It’s not a super full looking tree though.
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James and I hung our blue, aqua, white and silver ornaments on this tree, then I went back in and added the icicle ornaments. For awhile, we had no ornaments on the bottom 1/3 of the tree because Jordan was so attracted to them, but she’s gotten used to it now so we put them back on.
I always love the view from the kitchen, through the wet bar, into the dining room- especially at night when the tree is lit up.  It’s so pretty!


Our pedestal table got the boot from under the staircase so we could make room for the tree.  In year’s past, we relocate her to the side of the couch as a large end table, but we got a new end table this year, so this pedestal table had nowhere to go- so she ended up here!

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Pedestal Table • Similar Branches • Homegoods Vase | Rug

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Our Nativity scene is a cherished gift from my parents and James loves putting it out each year.  He normally insists on having it in his room, but this year, said it would be okay to have it in the middle of the house so everyone could enjoy it more.
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We added our O Holy Night sign next to it and I love this little spot in the house.
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Our tree gave me a run for my money this year because nearly all of the lights were burned out, but after stringing a ton of new lights on it, I think we managed to salvage it for this year.
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 Santa Bag •  Flameless Candles • Lighted Garland • Plaid Paper • Hobby Lobby Tree • Similar Tree Skirt
Something about having young kids in the house made me want to decorate in vibrant red this year. We added our red ornaments and also long strands of plaid ribbon weaved in and out of the tree for more interest.
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And I added a bunch of these flocked branch and berry bundles that I found at Pier One and I love the overall effect and how they fill out the tree.
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At the top of the tree, we added a big, red glittery bow and a twig PEACE sign that I wrapped with our miniature lights.
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A mistletoe hangs at the kitchen entryway just waiting for smoochers of every age!
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 I didn’t do too much in the kitchen except add some pops of red.  Our poinsettia is still going strong after several weeks and a red dutch oven counts as Christmas decor, right?!
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Plastic suction cup hangers make the best wreath hangers!  That’s how I hang wreaths on glass and mirrors and they never fall!


Hot cocoa is an evening staple as soon as the colder weather hits!  I created this hot cocoa station with a tall 3-tiered stand I got at Tuesday Morning last year.  It’s full of everything you need for a nice cup of hot chocolate!
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We have more red in the breakfast room with the plaid runner from World Market and new plaid dessert plates I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  We do keep the table decorated like this everyday and just move the place settings when we eat!
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  Table •  Chairs •  Round Rug •  Similar Mirror
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I have loved getting our home ready for the holidays and sharing it with you!  The best part is getting to sit back and relax and just enjoy it now until the new year!
And I couldn’t end this post without a giant virtual hug to my friend and talented photographer, Colleen Scott! A huge THANK YOU for capturing our home so beautifully.
 Next up in our Decked + Styled Christmas Tour is the gorgeous and talented Kelley Nan!  I’ve been lucky enough to get to meet Kelley in person twice and I have always felt like I’ve known her for years.  We just “click” like you do with some people.  I also have a serious case of blogger envy over her gorgeous decor and how beautifully she captures it all.  You definitely want to go check her out!
Kelley Nan Porch Preview for Christmas
image via the gorgeous and talented Kelley Nan
And if you happen to have missed anyone, here’s the entire list of my friends participating, all of whom I have also met in ‘real life’ and truly adore!  You will too!
Finally, a huge Thank You to my friend Colleen Scott for her beautiful photos of our holiday home! She captured what I could not!
 Have a great week friends! 

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


    1. Thanks Ellen, that table setting is different from what we’ve done in the past and I’m really happy with how it came out! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

  1. Love your beautiful house all decorated for Christmas. Thanks for sharing it with us. Where did you get the red and white striped ornaments. I love them! Thanks!

    1. Thanks Cathy! I’ve had those striped ornaments for awhile- I can’t remember for sure, but they might have come from Home Depot from the Martha Stewart collection?? Otherwise, most of my ornaments are from the usual places like Homegoods, Target and Hobby Lobby.

  2. I love how beautifully decorated your home always is, but still looks lived in too-the best of both worlds in my opinion! Great tip also about using those suction cup hangers, I need to get a few of those for around my house!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    1. Thanks so much for that- gotta have real life with two young kids! And trust me, I did hear myself say, “We don’t eat the ornaments” more than once this year!

  3. Beautiful! I was wondering what the blue wall color is in your dining area and where the sisal rug was from?

  4. Megan, we are two peas in a pod- I love that you used a little red in this room and a little blue in that room – and it all turned out BEAUTIFUL! Wishing you the merriest of Christmases, sweet friend. xoxo

  5. Megan, I love your beautiful holiday home!!! Thank you so much for being on the tour once again and I hope you and your sweet family have a very Merry Christmas this year!! xoxo

  6. You have me reminiscing to when my boys were little and how fun it was to decorate for Christmas. Your hot cocoa station is my favorite…so cute! You did a beautiful job decorating especially when I know you must have been busy chasing Jordan around at the same time! Merry Christmas to you and your cute family!

  7. Little ones really bring the magic of Christmas to our homes don’t they?? Your tour was beautiful Megan, your photographer did a great job of capturing the beauty for us to see! I just love your entry, what a great way to be able to greet people with that gorgeous tree ❤️. Happy Holidays! ~Jen

    1. Thanks so much Jen! I’m so out of practice with interior photos! I remember how tricky they can be to photograph! I loved your home so much too and our group! Merry Christmas to you!!

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