Hello, December 2021!
And welcome to my home this winter, friends! This year I went with a rustic, yet elegant and light ‘French Country decor’ style. Adding tons of natural-look greenery to the space over curtain rods, and along my fireplace TV stand, as well as going a little nuts with rustic gilded bells (which was the ‘it’ look of the season this year!) really brought this look together. I didn’t have to spend a lot to bring this look together either, as I already had the greenery and I simply opted to leave my more colourful decorations in storage.
I honestly think this is my favourite Christmas theme yet! It feels very ‘me’, and I hope you love it, too. Please feel free to pin any of these photos as you go!
Here is the inspiration behind the French Country theme! I love this woven throw so much. The print is so elegant and regal while still feeling very ‘everyday’. Find it here.
It goes perfectly with my tan and ivory throw pillow covers.
This canvas was a HomeSense find, and is currently my favourite decor piece in my home!
This wooden tiered stand was also a HomeSense find. It actually came with blue beaded strands around each tier, which I obviously removed. Afterwards I gave the entire thing a coat of ivory chalk paint. It turned out amazing, and I have so much fun styling it up each season!
This winter I wasn’t too fussed about making it perfect, I kind of just piled random ornaments on, added some of my favourite eucalyptus greenery, and called it a day. I think it looks fun and whimsical!
As you may have seen, I had the honour of being a part of Homes for the Holidays YLW 2021 this year, and this wreath was made especially for the show.
I ended up adoring it so much that I incorporated it into my decor after the show. If you also love these bells, you can try purchasing the small, medium, and large through these links. They keep selling out though, so no promises!
Remember when I said my canvas was my favourite decor piece? Just kidding!
My sister Danielle and her kitten Buddha are living with us right now, and Buddha is just my favourite! This year I bought him a heating pad, and it’s HIS favourite thing.
I created new ornaments for my tree using more of the bells and crisp ivory and white bows, as well as some battery operated taper candles.
These stockings are actually a custom design from the amazing Protea and Co! Amanda and I created these for Homes for the Holidays. Aren’t they gorgeous? They are available in 2 colours, Winter White or Crème Brûlée, with the option of a Farmhouse Bell add-on.
This year we splurged on a new, real-look Christmas tree from Big Box Outlet Store. I love the tree so much that I went extremely understated with my ornaments.
Of course, our wedding ornament and our monogrammed ornaments went on as usual!
Tristan also built me a Christmas tree box this year. I think next year we will need to make a tutorial for this box, as so many have asked me about it!
I’m a big fan of putting decorations under the tree along with gifts. And if you’re looking for pretty gift decorating ideas, check this post out!
I stencilled our name and wedding year onto the box to make it extra personalized to us.
Our dining area was kept extra simple for this photoshoot, but here is a tutorial for decorating your holiday table this year!
I scored these wooden cake stands the same day I snagged my wooden tiered tray. I also gave these an extra coat of paint, and they look so beautiful. Now I just need to bake a cake!
This is an extra special piece. This custom sign was also created for Homes for the Holidays, by my friend Jess at Sweet Magnolia Designs! We designed this piece together, and it is available for purchase here.
It’s available in 5 frame colours with 3 heart colour options!
My china cabinet hutch is looking fabulous this season!
As is my new dining cupboard. I painted this cupboard and added the appliqués and glass knobs as well. It turned out exactly as I’d hoped!
Some framed vintage art prints from Etsy added some flair to these shelves.
I especially love this one!
Recognize these? That’s because they are the matching tea towels to my french design throw blanket!
And the last stop on our tour, our bedroom.
I like to keep this space extra light and airy with minimal seasonal decor. I find I sleep better in an uncluttered bedroom!
I really found every opportunity I could to add these bells around our home.
Thank you so much for joining me on the tour today. I hope you found some inspiration for your home this year or next! Please give me a follow on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest if you enjoyed this post, and don’t forget to subscribe below so we can stay in touch. Have a wonderful holiday friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my home to yours!