Greetings from Maryland! Welcome to our 2019 “It’s a Colorful Life” Christmas home tour. This tour is the brainchild of my wonderfully colorful friend, Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles. I’m so glad she gathers this group of colorful homes together each year for all of us, including myself, to tour!
We are so pumped 🏋️♀️you are here today! If you are coming north from the elegant home of blogging powerhouse, and southern belle, Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, an extra big “WELCOME” to you!
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If it’s your first time to visit our home and blog, thanks so much for coming! We’d love to get to know you better, so after your tour, we’d be so happy if you’d connect with us on social media… Instagram and Pinterest are the best places to find us hanging out.
If you’ve known us for a while, and been here recently, then you may have seen a couple of rooms in our home decked out for Christmas already. We shared our daughter’s room and her new pink Christmas tree, as well as a tour of our master suite.
Since you’re a VIP, we’ll show you in through the front door today…
Straight on into our foyer, which is decorated this year with a fun rainbow-themed tree. We did something similar last year on our white DIY flocked tree, here’s a picture of that…
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Back to the foyer…
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Just for kicks and giggles, want to see what this space originally looked like when we bought this house? Here it is…
Let’s wander on through to the kitchen.
We finished our $1000 kitchen remodel (yes, you read that correctly) this past January. I can’t tell you how much happier we are having done some updates in here!
If you want to see more about that project, here’s the kitchen reveal post. Before the renovation, here’s what the kitchen looked like…
Truth be told, we’ll still eventually need to do a complete remodel in here, but I think our thousand dollar investment bought us at least a few more years before we’ll do that. We’re all loving the more open, updated look.
My favorite part of the new kitchen is this art wall we created for the kids’ masterpieces. It’s another DIY (which I still need to post a tutorial for).
Did you notice the update to the flooring? It’s paint! You can read all about how we painted our hardwood floors without sanding (insert collective gasp here).
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Let me quickly show you the kids’ playroom. Tib (that’s Dave’s nickname) was 100% responsible for decorating the mantel in there this year, and he insisted that I share his creative genius with you.
I give you, Tib’s festive fireplace display of wonder…
Let’s head into the family room by way of the dining room.
Truthfully, we use this space as my office, so I don’t do much with it at the holidays save clear the table of all my paperwork and junk.
But we did get this precious bar cart this year, so I tried to give it a teensy tiny bit of seasonal flair.
Now into the family room. I decorated in completely non-traditional colors this year.
I went with yellow and green.
Oh, and if you can name the movie on the TV, we are destined to be friends. Especially if that movie is one of your Christmas top three.
I know the non-traditional palette won’t be for everyone, but yellow is such a happy color. I feel like it should get more play around the holidays.
It was nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find yellow ornaments. I actually ended up buying some clear ones and spray painting them for the tree.
My favorite places to decorate for Christmas are actually the kids’ bedrooms. I think it’s because I’ve always found them the most fun to design.
I don’t do much in their rooms. In fact, I do exactly three things in each room and that’s it.
But kids don’t need much in order to be excited about the holidays. There’s no better feeling than seeing Christmas through your child’s eyes, is there?
I always get that feeling as we decorate their rooms together each December. Oh, ok…I amend my previous statement to read, “as we decorate their rooms together each October”.
I am a blogger, after all. And we crazy people decorate for Christmas WAY early. I’m not going to complain though. I like the Christmas season to last as long as possible.
If you want to see more of any of their rooms at the holidays or in general, just click on the links noted here in the post and in the image captions.
And with this pic of our youngest wrapping, I’ll wrap up our tour. You’re busy today…there are so many colorful homes on this tour to be seen!
Thanks again for spending a little time here with me and my crazy family today.
We hope you find your way back here again, really soon! Happy holidays!!
Here’s the rest of the colorful home tour schedule for you to check out! I know you’ll LOVE the next home. You’re headed back down south to Georgia, and the home of Paige, from The Pink Clutch. Enjoy her home!👇
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