It’s Christmas Home Tour time and more than 20 bloggers are sharing different rooms and styles. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s go see.
Christmas Home Tour 2018
Welcome, welcome…one and all.
If you are new to Chelsea Project, we are a DIY home improvement and home decor blog that shares all the good, bad and ugly about full room makeovers. Rooms are stripped to the studs and built back using fresh, but cost effective ideas and products. Posts include a variety of DIYs, including furniture refinishing, but also detail how and when we call in the pros. The final renovation post usually goes live in early November and then the blog is all about Christmas. In January, room renovations begin again. If you’d like to follow along, we’d surely be thrilled to have you.
The Family Room
But for today, let’s try something different and just pretend….
Let’s pretend you’ve just been air dropped into the middle of my house.
And when you open your eyes, you are here… in front of the family room Christmas tree.
If you look to the right, you’ll see the open foyer to the front door.
And if you look left, you’ll see a vintage TV armoire that ….btw….isn’t going anywhere… #anotherstory #flatscreensonnotice
And over your left shoulder, you’ll catch a glimpse of the small main floor family room.
There …….you are invited to sit and enjoy a cup of tea by the warm fire…
And you realize that life in this home is truly simple and easy.
And you might ask yourself why the mantel is merely draped in greens while the tree is popping with activity and color.
But then you are reminded that this is a family that really, really likes Christmas trees. Like really. So we struggled with the idea of creating multiple focal points. And you also learn the sad story that if the construction in the basement had been completed as planned, this tree would have been moved down there and a different tree would be in this space. Yes, this was the plan. And yes, there is a fourth full-sized tree for this space waiting on deck. #thatsok #itsallgood
Sometimes life gets in the way….so no worries. Because the message central to this post and every post in this blog is peace over perfection.
And so #grace.
And with that, you’d again pivot to the right and see the dining room is toward the front door, peeking out there….just beyond the staircase.
The Dining Room
And you’d see that green and gold are dappled throughout the room….
Inviting you to come in and see some more.
And you’d smile at the twin trees flanking that hot pink diva of a china cabinet.
And then you’d promise to check out more on the dining room post here.
But after a thought, you might say, “But Susie, last year you had a totally neutral look that spanned the entire dining room and foyer.”
And you’d be right.
Then you’d pop over to this post and this post to read about how and why this whole snowy glam look happened.
And then, when all is said and done, you’d realize that, at Susie’s house, a tour really never ends. It’s just a point in time.
And you’ll want to come back to see how the mantel and staircase bannister combine faux and fresh greens for an overall full and fun and fresh look.
And after that, you’ll want to see how 15 two-foot trees, two foxes, and a one gingerbread man make the kitchen go all holiday. #cantmakethisstuffup #letshavesomefun
But for now, please accept a big ole’ Southern-style thank you as you go on your way…..
With blessings and joy that you stopped here today.
Merry Christmas from The Chelsea Project.
Hope to see y’all again soon.
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And now, are you ready to visit these amazing homes for some seriously awesome Christmas decor inspiration?
First, a big round of thanks and applause to Sherry at Savvy Apron, Carol at The Red Painted Cottage, and Nicki of Sweet Parrish Place
Please note: Tour links go live on the day listed, but you may click any link on any day to visit the blog and enjoy other posts. Happy visiting!!