2017 Holiday Housewalk

Good morning friends!!

I am super duper excited to have you here! The Holiday House Walk is one of my all time favorite home tours and I am beyond honored to be a part of it! A special thank you to our tour organizer, who happens to be an amazing blogger herself, jenniferrizzodesigncompany! If you’re not already following, you must! She’s incredible!

If you’re joining in, from zevyjoys incredible home, welcome! I know you received tons of inspiration there! Annie is so talented! And if you are visiting the tour for the first time, you can start from the beginning here, jenniferrizzodesigncompany, everyone’s homes this year are so insanely festive and beautiful!

In the dining room I was really inspired by Hearth and Hand, which is Magnolia’s line.  Houses and the homey feel that they’ve created.  The dishes and I mixed in some ceramic tea light houses that I found at Target and Cocoon.  To tie in with the whole farmhouse vibe. 

I wanted Christmas this year to feel relaxed and easy going with a mix of farmhouse, meets bohemian, meets modern, meets glam. I’m not sure if that falls into an actual style category but hey, that’s us! We’re a bit difficult to follow. 😉  And if anyone has good name for this chaotic mix of mine I’d love to read your suggestions in the comments.  🙂

This year, to be completely honest, I wasn’t sure what my vision was going to be. Maybe it’s my creative nature but I didn’t pull the tablescape together until two nights before photos were taken, and this mantel came together an hour before! I’m not lying, and I wish I were because I would have been a lot less stressed out! Haha! 

I added several pieces into our home that just spoke to me. It’s hard to explain but when I see something I love, and I not only love it but can’t stop thinking about it, well I know it’s meant to be a part of our home.  These pieces can be big or little, old or new, wood or fluffy – anything.  I just love to mix it up through texture, color, or aesthetic.  As I’ve said in the past, I think so long as you love something then it’ll never go out of style. 

This gorgeous chandelier from lampsplus, this stunning rug from eclecticgoods and these stunning pieces from hearthandhand are just a few of them. If you look at each piece by itself you may not think they’d all flow together but combine them, and in my opinion, it’s magical!  I’m so happy with the vibe of our home this year!

I have to take a minute and talk about our girls stunning outfits!! They are from @joyfolie and they are BEYOND AMAZING! Everything from their dresses, to that sweet riding jacket all the way to their boots, stunning! And so very well made! If you have a little one you must check them out, I promise, you’ll be in little girls heaven, and they have coordinating mama outfits too!

This painting below is so very special to me! It was painted by a local artist just for our home! Jenny Collander is so very talented. I can’t wait to share more about her and her paintings, but for now here is the painting, “The party scene” and it’s magical!

I converted our sunroom room room in the front of our house into a quaint and cozy hangout. I found an old vintage cabinet and my husband painted it in Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint. I’ll be sharing more about this soon! Gorgeous rug is Boutique Rugs, pillows are Loloi Rugs, and pray for peace pillow is lindsay letters.

Lastly, here is our bedroom all dolled up for winter! I adore our Boll & Branch bedding, Birchlane bed, lindsay letters art above the bed and her check pillows!

Photography by the super talented, T & S Hughes Photography. Thank you so much for these images, we will treasure them forever!

Make sure to visit the other inspirational homes on the Holiday Housewalk! This tour is bursting with holiday cheer and creativity!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

———— SOURCE LIST————-

Sleigh Rides sign from Harper Grace

Living Room and Front Room Rugs are from Boutique Rugs

Whitewash Wood Chandelier is from Lamps Plus

Knitted Blankets are Colorways Gallery

Chandy Picture is from Copper Corners part of my Painted Fox Collections 😉

Stockings are Anthropologie and HomeGoods

Trees are King of Christmas

Fluffy Pillows and Stools, plus girls’ Bedding and their Tree are all from Grandin Road

The ballerenna picture is from Jenny Collander

Darling sign by Aedriel and House of Belonging

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  1. I love your home, it is so cozy and beautiful, your daughters are precious!

  2. Your home is magical and your girls so sweet. (I do miss your table and RH metal chairs, though.)

  3. Susan, your home is beautiful. I’m a huge fan of your fireplace and the chandie painting is just beautiful! I have the same houses from Cocoon as you. It’s my fave store (I grew up in Geneva). Thanks for sharing your gorgeous holiday home with us!

    • Isn’t it just so cool?? I love so many stores in Geneva. Maybe one day I can have a store there too!

  4. I had to scroll through this so many times to make sure I didn’t miss anything because every photo was pure magic!!!

  5. Absolutely stunning! I love every little detail. That bar looks so good painted black!

  6. Beyond amazing! Your design is so unique. I love how you mixed the different styles and it turned out just beautifully. You are one talented lady! Merry Christmas!

    • Aww, thank you so much! I really do just try to follow my instincts and pick only what truly inspires me.

  7. Please tell me about your fireplace logs. I love the look and wondered if they were a gas log of some sort.

    • Hey Fran,

      They’re from a local fireplace specific store somewhere in Chicagoland. We got them a few years ago and I’m sorry but can’t remember any details. I just asked the guy if he had any fireplace logs we could use for a gas fireplace and he had one option. I kind of looked at them and bought them w/o searching further.


  8. I so enjoyed your Christmas House Walk decor. Could you tell me if you made or purchased the Sleigh Ride sign with the cut-out wooden letters?
    Also I thought hanging the stockings from a wooden branch that was then hung from the mantel was very clever and added another layer of interest.
    The peach colors were a very refreshing touch for Christmas.
    Thank you,

  9. I’m curious the tree in the bunk room is that a real silver top or an artificial. I did not see it on the website you said you got the trees.

    Just stunning and so inviting

  10. Love your monograms on the adorable stockings! We’re they all (stufffed and metal) from Anthropogy?

  11. Hi Susan I’m looking for a similar red rug to the one in your 2017 Christmas tour. I don’t see it at Electiv goods. Besides it’s long ago☺️. Any idea where I would find one please?