White Christmas at Home

holiday home gold silver white christmas tree decor

Byron Lars dress (on sale – 20% off everything at Anthro! see my review)
St Nicholas tree, old candle holders (similar), Threshold stool, Farm & Fable stockings

This is the first year we’ve had a tree up in our condo – Nick would only allow me a short and skinny one, but it sure beats nothing! Since our space is so small, I went with a light, metallic color scheme to keep it feeling open. One of my favorite memories growing up was unwrapping our family’s ornaments each December and reminiscing where each one came from (usually the day-after-xmas clearance sale at our local mall, but they were fond memories nonetheless ; ). We have just a handful of meaningful ornaments on our own tree this year, but I look forward to slowly growing this collection, and trying my hand at some of these neat DIYs!

christmas holiday hot chocolate cocoa mugs_snowman marshmallow

Pendleton plaid mug, Reiko Kaneko gold lip mug

These marshmallow snowmen are so easy to make (with kids too) to spruce up your hot cocoa. I flattened one piece a little for a larger body and then used two toothpicks, one to connect the segments and one for the arms.

We hosted a small gag gift exchange with friends so I pushed our large coffee table aside and lined our living room space with cozy cushions and throw blankets. My affordable Threshold cable throw & BNF pom pom throw are so soft and comfortable! I’m a bit of a blanket hoarder so also splurged on this Hotel Collection pom pom one (would make a great gift as well) which is super substantial and plush, and about a foot bigger than my other ones.

white metallic christmas tree ribbons

I love switching up pillow covers as an easy way to transition the couch from season to season. They are easy to make as well, if you can find the right materials. I wish more stores would offer just the outer covers instead of full pillows, for those who don’t have much storage space!

winter holiday couch_snowflake sofa throw pillows

Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend! Stay tuned for a special holiday giveaweay!

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Beautiful tree and home!! I love all the white! This is kinda aside from this post, but could you tell me how the Angela bra's band compares to the sascha's? My underbust is like 26 inches and the angela bra fits me well in a 30 band, but I ended up returning it anyways because the cups were too narrow for me even when I sized up in the cup. Do you think I should try the sascha in a 30 or in a 32 band? Since you have the 32 I was wondering, what hook do you have to wear it on for it to stay up while strapless?


    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  2. Vera wrote:

    Gorgeous look!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

    Posted 12.25.15 Reply
  3. Jenn wrote:

    Amazing decor! Happy holidays!

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    Posted 12.24.15 Reply
  4. Love your dress! 🙂

    Happy Holidays!
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

    Posted 12.24.15 Reply
  5. I am totally digging this lighter colour scheme Christmas decor!


    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Hi Gayle! Thanks! It's old from Homegoods, but I see similar at lots of home decor stores. You can search for a white shag area rug online for similar!

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    That is so special! I can only hope to have a tradition like that with my own family : )

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hello ~ it's "string grey," which is a grey-taupe color in person : )

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Hi Kate – thanks for the tip! They have so many colorful options!

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi! It's very old from Homegoods I think, but if you search "white shag area rug" a lot of stores have similar options!

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  11. I love your home! Very beautiful! Would really appreciate knowing where you bought your pretty rug. Thanks so much.

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  12. Gaby wrote:

    Awesome, cozy home!
    White is my all time favorite dominant color for home decoration!


    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  13. Trang Do wrote:

    Love the Christmas tree! Lovely photos!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    My husband gave me the annual Swarovski star ornament for our first Christmas together in 2000 and has kept it up each year since. When we had our daughter in 2003, I began to buy her the "mini star" each Christmas, which matches the larger annual star, and when my son arrived in 2007 he began getting a Swarovski ornament each year too, usually something in red. I love our sparkly tree!

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  15. The tree matches your decor so well! The color does open the space up more 🙂 My family rarely decorates for the holidays (besides for Christmas) but seasonal pillow covers seems like an easy way to get in the mood for any holiday season. Cute idea!

    How To Be More Like Lauren

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    hi jean! what color is your pom pom throw?

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  17. mybeautrip wrote:

    Your Xmas Tree is so lovely!


    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  18. kate wrote:

    Beautiful! I do the pillow covers for seasonal decor as well. I order from this Etsy store. Very nice quality. I pay the extra for zippers. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CastawayCoveDecor

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  19. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Great holiday decor:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  20. Lovely!!

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  21. Your home is so beautiful!! Happy holidays!

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean! Can you share where you got your rug from? Thank you!

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  23. Congratulations to your beautiful first tree! We will build up our tree on the 24th how it is usual here in Bavaria:) Love also your Christmassy looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  24. Congratulations to your wonderful first tree! We will build up our tree on the 24th how it is usual here in Bavaria 🙂 Love also your Christmassy looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  25. So beautiful. You have excellent taste. The picture deserves to be on cover of magazine! 🙂 Everything coordinates, even your dress! Wow.

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  26. Your home is gorgeous!! I love your tree and how well it matches your decor 🙂


    Posted 12.20.15 Reply

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