2015 Christmas Home Tour

Hello friends, welcome to our 2015 Christmas home tour! If you are here from Ella Claire’s, welcome. Her home, no matter the time of year is always absolutely beautiful and full of inspiration!   The past several years I have been honored to be invited to participate in Jennifer Rizzo‘s Holiday HouseWalk, so thank you Jen for including me, you are such a talented and beautiful friend.  (yes, we have met in person). I am also super excited because this year we’re teaming up with Joss and Main and Good Housekeeping to bring you some truly inspiring Christmas ideas for your home.  To start the tour from the beginning click HERE.  Each magical home is beautiful and unique in its own way, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Rustic Elegant Christmas Home Tour

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This year I kept it pretty simple throughout the house and used lots of fresh greenery.  Our home is open and when I say open I mean open.  The only rooms that closed are those with a door which are the bedrooms, so I have to keep it pretty cohesive on the first floor.

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So get comfy, grab a glass of tea or wine and come on in!

Beautiful fresh garland going up the stair rails for Christmas, so pretty!

Beautiful entrance for Christmas

There are a lot of things I think about when decorating, but most importantly I focus first on what is important, FAMILY!   A welcoming cozy home where family and friends are comfortable, where we can share stories, laugh and play games.

Rustic Elegant Christmas Home Tour My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaFor the stairs this year I used lots of fresh garland which make the house smell amazing, I simply added long white ribbons and preserved boxwood wreaths .

on the wall to make for a welcoming entrance.

Fresh Christmas Garland heading up the stairs for Christmas, very pretty

As you walk past the stairs you flow right into the dining room where I decided to add a bit of nature to the Christmas table.  I found these beautiful rustic candle holders online for $10 so I bought 2 and filled them with fresh greens and bit’s of cranberry for some pops of red.  I scattered mason jars of varying heights filled with LED tea lights, twine and foliage for a rustic look.

Rustic Table for Christmas Dinner

I scattered pomegranates to bring more nature in and added these beautiful linen napkins on top of the plates.
Beautiful Rustic Tablescape for Christmas

Rustic Table setting set for Christmas

Rustic Table Setting For Christmas Dinner

From the dinning room we walk right into the great room where the majority of family time is spent. We try and make our home so that all guest feel welcome, put their feet up and make themselves cozy.  Creating family memories is what this room is all about.

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Pre-Lit Snow Garland
Beautiful lighted garland
I wrapped the fireplace with more fresh garland, beautiful knitted stockings, a reindeer, lantern and cedar topiaries.
Rustic Fireplace with fresh garland, knitted stockings and reindeer. Stacked Stone fireplace with topiary and white knitted stockings with lantern, so pretty Rustic Fireplace with stacked stone decked in fresh greens for Christmas

I placed a woven basket with berry ornaments on top of the coffee table.

Rustic Fireplace with fresh garland and knitted stockings

Towards the back of the house, you will find a small sitting area and the kitchen off to the left.  This is where we place the tree and a few fun vignettes.

Beautiful Christmas Vignette Christmas Vignette with reindeer and card holder Christmas Reindeer Vignette

Green, white and silver christmas tree

I kept it pretty simple in the kitchen this year using square planters with more fresh greens and pops of red. 
Use Fresh greens and place them into pretty containers for an easy christmas vignette

Easy Christmas Decor in the KitchenI  think that just about sums it up for the downstairs.  I’ll be sharing the upstairs next week all decked out in fun pops of vibrant colors for the kids, I can’t wait!

Next stop on the home tour is My Sweet Savannah, you are going to love her beautiful and cozy home!
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For more holiday inspiration, you can follow our Pinterest board with Good Housekeeping here.

If you would like to see our past home tours I have them listed below.

2014 Home Tour


2013 Christmas Home Tour


2012 Home Tour



2011 Christmas Home Tour

Thank you so much for stopping in today, wishing you a wonderful holiday season!


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  1. I love all the fresh greenery!! You draped it PERFECTLY. I loved the bottom of the steps swoop…you rock! Have a wonderful Christmas to the Salzars!! XO

  2. Your home is beautifully decorated Kristin! I love all of the greenery with pops of red here and there. You did a gorgeous job. I just love those rustic candle holders you found! I would like to add those to our table. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  3. Kristen, I remember a few years ago visiting one of your chrismtas tours ( before I started following you) and was so amazed at your stunning staircase…still am. beautiful holiday home. Happy Holidays to you and your sweet family.

  4. Gorgeous Kristin!!! Your mantel always WOW’s me – its extra stunning this year for the holidays! I love how you’ve swathed your beautiful home in festive greenery like the cedar garland on your stairs and all of your holiday decor ideas! Hugs and Happy Holidays friend!! 🙂

  5. Oh Kristin your home looks truly magnificent – loved every single image ( and especially love your fireplace grate )
    Thanks for sharing !

  6. Kristin what a beautiful Christmas home you have. I love what you did on the stairs with the greens and beautifully simple white ribbon. Everything looks so lovely! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!! xox

  7. Loved your Christmas decor and have just subscribed. Are those dried peas on the green orbs? Those could be used year ’round.

    1. Thank you so much, to be honest I am not sure what is on them but that was exactly the reason I bought them because I could keep it out all year! Happy New Year!

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