Life + Style

November 23, 2015

Family Room Christmas Tour | Part 1

Best part about decorating early for Christmas?  You get to enjoy it more and when the holidays roll in you get to sit back and enjoy it!  I'm a convert!  In all reality, we typically don't start to decorate until the Sunday after Thanksgiving and then it's a slow and steady pace until Christmas.  But this year my nephews are staying with us for Thanksgiving and my sister and I wanted to give them matching Christmas jammies and let them open their gifts to each other.  Create a little mini Christmas for them sine they rarely get to be together on this big day.  I decided to embrace the casual and cozy side of Christmas that I often overlook and decked the halls in our family room!

I realized when I started writing this post that the picture overload was crazy so I'm breaking it up into two posts.  Even then, it's still picture overload.  Sorry, not sorry.  I'm sharing the Christmas tree side of the room today and I'll share the sofas side tomorrow!  I wasn't exactly sure where I was going with the decorations until I came across this black and white buffalo check ribbon and I knew it would tie the kids tent (here but she's already closed Christmas orders so you can find one similar here still) in with my otherwise neutral things perfectly.  Our tree is a mix of silver and gold with lots of ribbon and sparkly stars.  In fact, there is absolutely nothing breakable on it so I don't have to worry about little kids running circles around it!  So important!  I'll have to show y'all my ribbon trick too.  It makes a faux tree look so full and pretty!

I can't even tell you how pretty this room feels at night.  The soft golden glow is unreal.  And the warm cozy faux fur everywhere is just what the doctor ordered.  I'm pretty excited to that a lot of that can stay up well into snow season!  Sadly that will be through early March around here.

herringbone blanket
black and white kids tent (similar here)
Snowflake ornaments 



  1. It's so peaceful and beautiful! Every time You show those pillows on here or Instagram I just swoon!

  2. Completely lovely, happy, and beautifully understated!! You are an amazing stylist Julia. I hope you enjoy this room so much with your family visiting for Thanksgiving!

  3. It's absolutely perfect!!! You know I love the black and white :) Still loving that painted mirror of yours too!

  4. So classy and cozy, I love it! And wait, that white and gray mirror is Home Goods??

  5. absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love your color scheme. It's so sophisticated yet childish with that sweet teepee. I love everything you did!


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