Hi there! Welcome to Burlap & Lace’s Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour, hosted by the fabulous Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Co. Every season, Lindsay organizes these fabulous tours, and I love participating! If you’re here from Chic Little House, welcome! I’m Shannon, a blogger and interior designer based out of Washington, DC. I live in a one bedroom city apartment with my husband Nick, pomeranian Max, and two cats, Titters and Fritters! I have decked out our little apartment, which has recently been published in the Washington Post and Glitter Guide! I most recently shared my Thanksgiving Tablescape for the last BSHT, and I drew inspiration from that color palette again for my Christmas decor. There are so many pictures, so I’ll just let them do the talking!
Since we live in such a small space, I don’t have room to store Christmas decor all year round. So, as a fun play on the “nothing is permanent” aspect of my Christmas decorating, I decided to embrace it full-on and deck the halls with as many natural elements as I could find! They will last the month of December, and they make the apartment smell amazing. I started with a live tree, cut from Nick’s family’s farm in North Carolina. And as they would say in North Carolina, she’s a big’un!
I used dried roses, baby’s breath, and a few faux dahlias to dress the tree- and even topped it with a dried hydrangea bunch! I love the natural look, so I wanted to stick with neural ornaments in silver, gold, white, and a champagne color. A faux fur rug makes a perfect tree skirt that the cats love to snooze on. To add a little twinkle, I wrapped the tree in a vintage silver tinsel garland that I found at an estate sale. It’s not a tree without a little sparkle!
As you may have seen, the Sugar Paper LA boxes have been so popular this year! And they went perfectly with my neutral metallic theme. I wrapped them with the same blush pink velvet ribbon from the tree, added a faux sheepskin to the bar cart to soften up the look, and stacked them in a pretty pile. This keeps them away from the cats, who love both ribbon and presents!
I added some dried eucalyptus to a cinnamon wreath and hung it on my favorite mirror with a little bit of the same blush velvet ribbon. Instead of screaming “IT’S CHRISTMAS!”, this wreath says “It’s almost Winter, and I’m cool with it.” Also, it smells amazing.
I had to go with my favorite natural garland around my french doors just like last year, because it’s just too good.
When you don’t have a mantle, use a shelving unit!
I added some dried eucalypus and florals to a boxwood wreath, as well as my favorite magenta velvet ribbon. I hung it on the inside of my front door so I can admire it from the sofa!
I carried the same eucalyptus and florals to the other side of the room to the campaign dresser. It still looks amazing, and the cats haven’t eaten it (yet). #winwin
My favorite part of the Christmas tour, however, is the garland and flower crown that I made for our light fixture. I wrapped the natural garland around the bottom of the fixture, and secured it with binder clips. It’s framed out beautifully by the garland around the french doors!
Whew! You made it through. So, that’s my BSHT! And just for making it all the way through, I’ll share my favorite photo of all:
Isn’t he just a stud? 😉 Make sure to continue on the tour by visiting My Fabuless Life Blog! And thanks for stopping by!