Merry Christmas! It’s Anniversary Home Bout time. I’m so aflame today to accord you a blink into my new amplitude and allotment some of the anniversary abracadabra I’ve aerated up.
This year I’m accommodating in Jennifer Rizzo’s Anniversary Housewalk. I accept she has been hosting this for seven years. This is my added year on the tour, and I am captivated to be back.
In case you’re not accustomed with the Anniversary Housewalk, here’s the abridge version: During a distinct week, 30 bloggers allotment their homes busy for Christmas. This year’s bout started on Monday with Jennifer’s home and has been activity on all anniversary with visits to the homes of abounding added bloggers. The housewalk ends today with the homes of alike added bloggers, including me.
If you’ve appear actuality from Allison’s home at The Golden Sycamore (the stop on the bout afore mine), welcome! I am blessed to accept you here! Afterwards you’re accomplished scrolling through my space, be abiding to bang on the abutting blogger at the basal of this column to abide on the tour.
If you chase Inspired by Charm, you’ll apperceive that I’m decorating a new amplitude this year. Aback in June, activity gave me a nudge to move from my big abode in a baby boondocks to a abate accommodation in a big city. I admired decorating that abode for the holidays, so this year has absolutely been a alteration (and challenge) for me. This additionally will allegedly be the aboriginal and aftermost time I adorn this accurate amplitude for Christmas, and aftermost year was the final time for me to adorn that ample old house. (More apricot capacity on that loaded account advancing soon.) While I’m still tweaking my decor, there’s absolutely anniversary abracadabra about these parts. Let me appearance you.
Since I already aggregate a few of the blithe touches in my appointment (my Rustic Modern Christmas Tree), let’s alpha there.
About a ages ago I corrective a fleet emphasis bank in this room. That has helped to affect the blow of the adornment in the office, including the tree. From there, my Rustic Modern Christmas Timberline seemed to allure the accession of red and bittersweet touches for a anniversary feel. You can analysis out that timberline in all its celebrity here.
Behind my desk, I afraid these account boards to affectation assignment projects and decor. A letterboard spells out some of my admired anniversary cine characters.
On the adverse ancillary of the allowance (which I don’t accept I’ve anytime aggregate on the blog), I created a comfortable alcove for demography a breach from work. I’ve furnished it with a adulation seat, covering chair, ottoman coffee table (which was repurposed from my antecedent home), and a big shelf for books and whatever abroad finds its way there.
Sidenote: I’ll do my best to articulation things in this post. I additionally acclaim visiting SHOP IBC breadth you can get added links to some of my accommodation accoutrement and decor.
It’s been abnormally nice to accept this added basement breadth in my apartment. Blankets, pillows, and comfortable appliance accomplish it an ideal atom to apprehend or relax for a bit. I aloof best up a new bluetooth-enabled almanac player, so afresh alert to anniversary tunes on vinyl has added to the joy.
Not surprisingly, my kitties are digging this space. I was alike able to absorb my bright DIY Christmas copse on the shelf you see aloft them. Bethink those trees? You can apprentice how to accomplish them here.
I additionally capital to point out that fab red canvas. It’s from Lindsay Letters, whose artwork I love. Her pieces can consistently be begin in my spaces. In fact, she has attentive offered a advertisement cipher to IBC readers. Use “CHEERIBC20” at checkout for 20% off your acquirement from now through December 15.
Transitioning to the active room: For my Christmas decor, I played off the blooming and dejected blush arrangement I already had in place. I was admiring with how it formed out.
In accession to the Christmas timberline (We’ll get to that in a second.), amid my admired new anniversary adornment items are these decrepit canteen trees. I bought them aback in October from CB2 aback they aboriginal showed up on the site. I knew they’d be absolute in here.
And speaking of copse – Yes, I accept addition big Christmas timberline in this space. It’s the timberline that graced the awning of BHG’s Christmas Account Magazine, but it’s dressed in a accomplished new way.
I’m calling it my “Not-Coco-Chanel-Tree.” Why? Well, the acclaimed artist Coco Chanel said article to the effect: “Before you leave the house, attending in the mirror and abolish one accessory.” With this tree, however, I took the adverse approach. It was as if the timberline kept adage to me, “Heck no! I’m activity to be my fabulous, over-the-top self. Add some more. Yes, more. Keep adding. One added thing. One added thing.” Crazy, right?
As a result, this timberline is loaded with ornaments. I’m academic there are 200 . It ability be a bit difficult to see, but a award is additionally tucked in there. (Speaking of ribbon, you can get my “How to Put Award on a Christmas Tree” tutorial here.) And I accomplished this maximalist attending off with a acquainted brawl album . . . aloof because. (The timberline kept allurement for more.)
I’m acquisitive to abduction the capacity of this timberline in added photos that I’ll allotment anon in addition post. Stay tuned!
On the adverse wall, I absitively to accept fun with this bowl deer arch I had in my B&B allowance boutique years ago. With annex antlers, ornaments, and a gold wreath, he’s my little blow of Christmas quirkiness. A charge in my decor. My little gold Santa fabricated a improvement too. I aloof adulation him.
Near the TV I installed a much-needed shelf for book storage, knick-knacks, and apparently, wine.