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Christmas Home Tour


Christmas Home Tour


Our House on Derby Lane – Home Tour

Welcome to our humble home, nestled in a small suburb just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Close enough to the convenience of a metropolitan city, but far enough that the land around us is populated by farms, schools, and beautiful communities.

Let’s take a Christmas Home Tour of a southern, styled home.


Christmas Home Tour



Colors of Red and Green

This year, for the Christmas Home Tour, I opted to go bold with my Christmas colors, along with lots of buffalo check. 

In our foyer, I went with traditional Christmas red and some greenery.  Although I never use red in my decor otherwise, it feels so cheerful and fresh at Christmas time! 

Below is our foyer, with my husband’s home office behind the french doors on the left, and our dining room is on the right.


Christmas Home Tour



Welcoming Foyer

When we first moved-in, this was a giant, bare wall.  So, I made this mirror to cover a lot of empty space. 

I’ve dressed up the ladder with a wreath and buffalo check throw.  My vintage olive buckets came in handy for holding this small tree, and for holding snowballs. 

I love to mix-it-up when it comes to decor — the old with the new.  At night, the foyer glows from all the string lights, the candle, and the tree topper.


Christmas Home Tour



Mix in DIY projects

In this corner is my DIY coat rack with a little holly wreath and berries. 

And, below it, we have some colorful throw pillows, a vintage crate, and a warm, cozy blanket. 

This is such a fun little area for seasonal decorating!



Christmas Home Tour




Hang your Hat

Finally, the right side of the double-doors is decorated with the traditional Christmas red and green.

Here are a few close-ups:




White Christmas decorating

For the next part of the Christmas Home Tour, you walk right into the living room. 

Since the wall and trim colors in here are so dark, I wanted to brighten up the room by adding white, bright decorations to the tree and to the mantel.


Christmas Home Tour




Silent Night

I used black and white buffalo checked ribbon as garland to wrap around the tree. 

Then, I added the red, gold, and white ornaments that I’ve collected over the years.  

There is just something so magical about a Christmas tree, all lit up at night.



Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour




More DIY Inspo

For the fireplace mantel, I made the large, white backdrop and the Joy to the World sign. 

I make all of my DIY signs using the Silhouette Cameo 3 from  Really quick and easy to make anything you want!

Also, I really love these black and white stockings from Hearth & Hand.  I think they brighten up the entire living room!


Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour




Cozy Living Room

For my sofa and loveseat, I like to add throw pillows in different colors, patterns, and textures. 

It helps make the room feel more cozy and relaxed.


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Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour




Rustic Den

Next, is the Family Room, which is the coziest room on this Christmas Home Tour. 

This room encompasses serene elements, like the cushy couch, the stone fireplace, and the large, picture windows that look out over the backyard. 

The kids and pets are frequently lounging in here (or having Nerf gun wars).



Christmas Home Tour




Woodland Animals

I like to add rustic decor in here.  So, for our slim Christmas tree, I use woodland animal ornaments, fur stockings, and casual elements like pinecones and burlap ribbon. 

The narrow tree is placed out-of-the-way, between the family room and kitchen, so it won’t get knocked over (not yet, anyway).



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Christmas Home Tour





Love Red and Black

Christmas Home Tour – Here are a few photos of the Mudroom, Kitchen, and Master Bedroom.




Christmas Home Tour


Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour




Rustic Outdoors

This is our outdoor, covered porch and it was my favorite to decorate for this Christmas Home Tour.

We spend a lot of time out here, even in December and January. 

It doesn’t get extremely cold here, and we have the fireplace and a kerosene heater to help keep us warm if we need it. 

The kids frequently curl-up, watch movies and make S’mores over the fire. 

I love that you can see the Christmas tree from the living room.






Christmas Collections

And, finally, I wanted to share with you some of my Santas and Carolers that I have been collecting over the years. 

For me, the older they are, the more cherished they become. 

It’s fun to display them around the house as part of my Christmas decorations.





Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my little Christmas Home Tour on Derby Lane. 

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


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Christmas Home Tour



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Michelle Shugart

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

I so enjoy reading your blog posts Jennifer. I spent a full half hour enjoying your home tour and came away with a few ideas I plan on trying in my own home. For sure the winter printables will be on display!


Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Thank you so much, Michelle! That means so much to me. If you have any problems with downloading the printables just let me know. Hopefully, there will be more to come in a few days. Have an awesome day!