Hi and welcome to our Bloggers Holiday Living Room Tour! If this is your first time visiting Our Vintage Nest or you’re a regular reader… I’m glad you’re here! Special thanks to Sandra at The Rustic Life for organizing this fun tour!
It’s been a crazy four weeks of moving in and getting settled into our new home. Our living room is the first room I tackled and I love how it’s transformed for the holidays… Our favorite time of year!
We’re excited to finally share our decorated living rooms with you! So, grab your favorite steamed beverage and enjoy the tour! Welcome to our grand living room with vaulted ceilings and shiplap accent wall. I designed this room with our builders carpenter, adding 9-foot built-ins on each side with shiplap above and surrounding the mantle. You can read more about our home choices in my “Design Details” post. We love the exposed beams; they add so much character in this room! It’s been fun to see it come to life after months of anticipation and a bonus to be able to immediately decorate for Christmas! Here are a few close-ups of some details I’ve added… Lots of neutrals and textures!This nativity scene was one of the first purchases I made when I was a newlywed and I love it more and more every year! I love the intricate details and the faceless figures, it’s the first piece I set out and the last to be put away until next year. I’ve always wanted a hearth to display things like rustic olive buckets and lanterns. But mostly, for that memorable Christmas picture of my kids that we can look back on years from now.This flocked tree from King Of Christmas is a dream come true! I’ve always loved the look of them and now that we own one… I’m in love! It doesn’t take much to decorate this beauty! In fact, it sat bare for two weeks before I adorned it with ornaments. I went with a neutral and natural elements theme this year. Birch wood ribbon, birdhouses, berry picks, pinecones, snowflakes and sparkly burlap ribbon. The top is a combination of picks I added to make it look more full and beautiful.Believe it or not, these buffalo check curtains were hung just a few days ago! I just love the warmth and feel they bring to this room!
This sweet “Have a Very Merry Christmas” banner from Pottery Barn is the perfect touch to our 9-foot flocked tree. I get a lot of questions about the Love is Patient sign above our mantle. It was made by the sweet and talented, Tara at Between You And Me Signs!
These bookshelves were so fun to style! I added subtle pops of green and red throughout, and of course my vintage treasures take the spotlight! I love how the white makes everything stand out! I love our stockings this year! I made the dark gray stocking from an old sweater and the others are from HomeGoods and Target! The beautiful metallic felt ball garland is from my sweet friend, Megan at Sheep Farm Felt.
LIVING ROOM TOUR LINKS:
Sandra @ The Rustic Life
Laurie @ The Glam Farmhouse
Summer @ She Leaves A Little Sparkle
Amy @ One Artsy Mama
Leslie @ The Leslie Style
Allison @ A House and a Dog
and me, Alicia @ Our Vintage Nest
Wishing you the happiest of holidays to you and yours!