Happy Holidays everyone!

It’s that most wonderful time of year where everyone can unleash their inner decorating persona, go a little overboard – and it’s totally acceptable!  I’m always excited to see how other bloggers decorated their homes for Christmas.  Years ago, pre-The Striped House, I would become blissfully sucked in to blog hops where there was link after link to beautifully decorated holiday homes.  I’m jazzed to be part of the Winter Eclectic Home Tour hosted by my friend, Jess at Domicile 37.  We met this summer at Haven and instantly bonded over our obsession with the same magazines, blogs and designers.  Thank you Jess for inviting me 🙂

My master bedroom…  since I created the faux evergreen and white pom pom garland specifically for the upper part of my bed, that is the same as last year.  But I soooo love it, so it stays.  I swapped out a pair of white pillow shams for some regular red pillowcases that I got for $5.  Then I added a set of mini faux evergreen trees to my nightstand.  Pretty sure I got them for $5 a Hobby Lobby during clearance.

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My office… I didn’t do too much in here.  I had one of those boards with the ribbon criss crossed over it where you could display photos, etc.  The fabric print was outdated, so I replaced it with a wintery plaid and red velvet ribbon, and voila!


My little bar gets a lot of love on my blog.  I covered a piece of art work in a sheet of this old school awesomely CATastic old school wrapping paper.  You know you love it 😉  Then I added some red stripe paper straws ($3 at Target), and some rosemary from the grocery store (it smells di-vine!).  The reason for the glow in the back in the table is the mini lights I have in two empty liquor decanters.  They don’t photograph too well, but they’re still festive.


I have a couple more holiday DIY’s planned, so make sure you’re following me on Instagram to see more!

I’ve never used real evergreens for decorating.  We always had a fake tree growing up, so that’s what I got, and I always got fake garland, etc.  I decided I wanted to give the real greens a go this year, and I’m really liking it.

TIP:  Stop by the outdoor tree cutting area at Home Depot.  I was buying my garland when I spotted a shopping cart with scrap branches from trees they had trimmed and sold.  I asked the nice highschool boy cashier what they did with them.  He said I could help myself, and I made a beeline to the cart!  I took a couple, brought them home, cut them down into smaller pieces and have been tucking them in everywhere, like the little mirror I have in my master bathroom.


My Dining Room…  I bought too much rosemary, so I added some to wine glasses on my credenza.  Y’all my dining room smelled so good.


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My kitchen…  I more or less took out the blue elements and replaced them with red.  I’m really liking the red, maybe I won’t go back to blue???


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My Living Room…



Want to see more of my tree?  Check out yesterday’s post that is all about my tree!


If you enjoyed seeing my home, please pin, share and spread the holiday cheer!  



Please Note: Links to Home Tour are not live until day of tour


Bright Green Door // Michelle Matangi Home // Sharon Williams // CAD Interiors // Domicile 37


Casa Watkins Living // Maggie Overby Studios // House Homemade // French & French Interiors // Style Mutt Home


Up To Date Interiors // The Striped House // Designing Vibes // Iris Nacole // Fearfully & Wonderfully Made // Blue i Style


PMQ for Two // Maker of Home // Go Haus Go // Whimsical Blue Living // FOXY OXIE


This is Our Bliss // Monica Wants It // Insieme House // Jest Cafe // The Gathered Home

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    December 7, 2016 at 7:37 am

    This is gorgeous! I am digging the red and cat-astic decor you have. I tried scouring the hardware stores and local nurseries (garden) for scrap trimmings, no one had any. Next time I will go sooner. I love how cohesive everything looks.

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    Iris Nacole
    December 7, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Love it all Jen! The cute cat art in the kitchen really caught my eye, as a fellow cat lover. Just adorable! So glad to be a part of the tour with you!

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    Cassie Bustamante
    December 7, 2016 at 8:07 am

    it is ALL SO GOOD but i am especially in love with your master bedroom!!! love the garland on the canopy!

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    Brynne | The Gathered Home
    December 7, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Love your home tour, especially the way you sprinkled little holiday touches everywhere! That’s my favorite way to decorate too 🙂

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    Sharon Williams
    December 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Such a pretty tour! I love the garland on your canopy bed and your kitchen is beautiful. Where did you find such pretty oranges with the leaves attached? I can only find the kind with ugly stickers all over them.

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    Jessica @househomemade
    December 7, 2016 at 11:51 am

    It’s so pretty! I love the red in the kitchen!

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    Designing Vibes
    December 7, 2016 at 11:52 am

    OMG!!! Your master bedroom is amazing. I love the garland draped over the canopy. Beautiful home.

    Much love,

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    December 7, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Woah! You have me at that canopy bed and light fixture! I love how you added garland to it it too! Genius and gorgeous home tour!

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    Mila - Jest Cafe
    December 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    That master bedroom! So good!

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    Karrie Trowbridge
    December 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Jen, your holiday home decor is perfect! I love the mantle and fireplace surround. I totally wish we were neighbors and I could come enjoy a cocktail at your little bar! It’s so awesome! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!!

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    Michelle Matangi
    December 8, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I adore your home! It’s just got such a lived in collected feel to it! I also love the red, I’m quite a fan of a sprinkle of red, so many people can be so anti red but I think it can really pull a room together! So fab to be on this tour with you xx

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    Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios
    December 8, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Great color combination! And yes i have to agree the bed is amazing!

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    December 8, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Looks bright and cheery! I’m in love with the garland you hung over your canopy bed though!

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    December 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    What an amazing tour! I’m so very inspired by your holiday touches in your bedroom…it is such an incredibly cozy and festive space! Happy Holidays to you!

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    December 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

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    December 9, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Love the use of rosemary and tree scraps in your holiday decor! I bet it smells good. I always bee-line to the tree scraps at HD too. 🙂 Happy holidays!

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    December 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I love the festive decor in all of your rooms! The cow in the kitchen is my favorite! Beautiful home tour.

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    December 21, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Your home tour is amazing!!! Love your modern flair! I wish we lived closer so I could come over for a holiday cocktail! ? Your home and photography is so lovely! Miss you. Happy holidays!

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    November 29, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    So many homes that I see in bogland are traditional/country so I’m liking the upbeat look of what I’m seeing on this blog hop.

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