Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas in the Family Room



Hope every one's week is going well.  Mine has been filled with decorating for Christmas inside and out.  I thought I'd share a few pics from my family room first.  I don't go over the top, inside my house, during Christmas (I save that for outside).  Ha!  I guess, since my house isn't huge, I feel like it gets cluttered very quickly.  So, I keep my decorating to a few key areas of the house.  One of them is, of course, the fireplace mantel.



This year, I decided to go very neutral.  I used a lot of natural decorative elements on the mantel and throughout the house.  My color scheme is green, beige, white, silver, chocolate brown and copper.   I used a lot of pine cones, feathers and burlap ribbon this year.


I actually had everything already except for the burlap ribbon!

The kids stockings are from Ballard's (where else).


I bought them several years ago and have really enjoyed them.


Because our tree had to go in the front sitting room area, I had to rearrange the furniture a bit.  The wing back chair moved in here for now.


I added some burlap ribbon to a pillow in my basket too.


I have this stuff everywhere!  It's on my tree and staircase banisters and some wreaths.  I'll show you those in another post.

On the chest, I just added a little sparkle with a glass bowl filled with white and silver ornaments.



Next up I will show you my tree!

~ Kelly ~

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28 comments:

Pat said...

It looks beautiful, Kelly. I love what you did with the mantel!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love the natural Christmas look you are creating....

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Such a gorgeous room, Kelly. The colours are so soothing and your fireplace is decorated beautifully. I love the burlap ribbon too and used it last year and bought an extra roll this year so I don't run out :) To me burlap just goes so well with neutrals and greenery (no wonder it is used in landscaping so much.)

Creative Choices Interior(s) said...

I really love this! I am doing simple this year too. I did our tree in all white but, I have some brown and green bulbs I was thinking of adding to the tree?? My original idea was brown, white and green but, I wanted to keep it serene so; I kept with just white but, after seeing those stockings I am thinking . . .Hmmm

Anxious to see your tree!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just love this...the feathers, the pinecones, the burlap ribbons. I love your doggy painting, too. Blessings, Barb

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Kelly!! I LOVE the shot of your room with the wing back chair in the picture!! Martina

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, this is so pretty! LOVE that mantel! Those pinecones and feathers are awesome! Love that shot with your wing back chair. It is perfect with your decor!

Chatty Crone said...

Kelly you have a beautiful home! sandie

Andrea said...

I love the natural elements in your decorating! Of course, I adore the feathers and pine cones in the mantel greenery =)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The mantel looks really pretty Kelly. I like the big pine cones and the feathers mixed in with the greenery. That dog never had it so good, to preside over the home in a place of honor!! I spy a little tree in the background on a sideboard...I am all about these tiny trees. I just have to get my mojo working for xmas, but it was 70 degrees in Boston today!!

Babs said...

Kelly, Love your mantel and the pine cones and pheasant feathers. The neutral colors are so soothing. I like the birch bark candle too. I looked at some the other day, but I was being "budget minded" and have so many plain ivory pillars. I really need to use them. LOL Love the PB ones. Actually, I love everything at PB.
Hope your Thanksgiving was the best.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your mantel and other things look great. I have been filling things with ornaments, too since our tree is smaller and only doing one this year makes for lots of leftover ornaments.

Lorna said...

Kelly, I like the color scheme you have chosen. It seems so warm and cozy for Christmas. I love your fireplace screen, it is beautiful.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

What a lovely fireplace!!
Your stockings are gorgeous...
Everything is so calm and serene. Very nice natural Christmas theme!
All the Best,
Christine

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Looks gorgeous Kelly. I love your touch of burlap too!

Daffodil Hill said...

So elegant! I love the pretty pillows and warm colors.

Olive Cooper said...

The giant cones paired with the feathers are so great up there.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very cozy Kelly. Nice subtle rustic touches. Your mantle looks great.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I really like all the natural touches. I think it's so cozy. I have 2 spools of burlap ribbon I'm dying to tie on everything! Hopefully this weekend. Great job.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your mantle looks great, Kelly and I LOVE that burlap ribbon! blessings ~ tanna

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Looks lovely Kelly...I like all the little touches of burlap...and those huge pine cones are awesome!

Rachel :)

Jemsmom said...

It is so simple, but so beautiful and elegant!

Becca said...

Magazine worthy photos, Kelly! The mantel is gorgeous (love the huge acorns). And, the glass bowl filled with the white and silver balls.

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! It's all lovely and elegant Kelly. I love it! :)

All That Glitters said...

Oh my goodness! Kelly! Your mantel is just gorgeous! I just love the way you decorate!

Sherry said...

Kelly, your mantel reminds me of a picture from a story book...I also like your play with burlap!

d e l i g h t said...

Very very nice Kelly! I love the colors you use for Christmas...the soft green color of the stockings. Can't wait to see the rest of your home decorated.

mississippi artist said...

Natural seems to be the theme this year and your mantel is perfect. I love everything about ot-espescially the dog photograph.