I hope you guys all had a relaxing weekend. I can hardly believe we’re already into December! I swear, it feels like we were celebrating Thanksgiving just yesterday! Last week, I shared a peek at how we decorated Bliss Barracks for Christmas. If you missed it, you can take the full tour here. That home has a very traditional feel with lots of red, plaids and wood grain. I can’t wait to spend Christmas there and snuggle up by the fire. I’m also looking forward to our family’s annual jingle bell bike parade. There is something about the kids begging Poppi (my 6’ 5” dad AKA The General) to put jingle bells on his shoe laces that gives me the giggles. I swear those grands get away with things we never would have gotten away with!
Anyway, this week I wanted to share my childhood home Loblolly Manor with you. It was my mom’s deepest heart’s desire to have both homes decorated before the Thanksgiving and we made with just a few days to spare. She worked really hard to make it all happen. It’s decorated completely different than Bliss Barracks. Since we started off last week with a tour of one of the bedrooms at Bliss Barracks, which you can find here I thought I would start this week off the same way. Here’s a peek at how we decorated one of the bedrooms at Loblolly Manor for Christmas…
As far as I know they don’t give out blue ribbons for making the best bed. But if they did, my mom would surely get First Prize!
Can we just talk about all of these layers for a second? Gah, I would stay in here all morning and drink a cup of cocoa and read a magazine cover to cover.
A few of you asked me about decorating the nightstands and dressers for Christmas. Obviously, you use both of those pieces quite a bit so you don’t want to overdo it, you know?
Just a few holiday touches here and there make it festive.
The main thing is enhancing the existing décor that’s already in your bedroom as opposed to redecorating the entire room just because it’s Christmas.
I love the use of ornaments on this antique silver tray.
The different shades of champagne, gold and mercury glass pair perfectly with this painted dresser and those sconces.
You can find the faux fur pillow and the deer pillow that are on the bed at Hobby Lobby.
Everything else was sourced through Pottery Barn, TJ Maxx and Horchow. It’s all about mixing high and low-end items to get the look you want, am I right? Speaking of which, how gorgeous would a chandelier be over that bed…just sayin…
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share a look at how we decorated the dining room at Loblolly Manor for Christmas. It’s my favorite of all of the rooms so you don’t want to miss it. Until then, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.