I'll start with the kitchen/dining/great room area as this is where most of our holiday entertaining will take place. I'm so pleased with the openness of the areas and how each room flows into the next. I'm also very happy with my decorating choices. This is not my area of expertise but I did take ideas and trends from my blogging buddies and could not be any happier with the results!
Welcome to our front door! I decided on a light greige color for the door. It blends with the garage door which is a bit more beige.
This cute rug is a housewarming gift from my sister-in-law. Isn't it cute?!
Come on in!
This is our great room I love the tall ceilings, they give the room so much space! And I've had a lot of fun decorating my shelves!
We will be adding a rug and replacing the lamp soon.
I just haven't found what I'm looking for yet.
We had this antique buffet in our bedroom of the old house and used it as a dresser. The beautiful red marble top seemed too pretty to hide in this house so we decided to show it off in the great room, flanked by the china cabinets. The painting hung over our old fireplace.
I'm trying to go with a 'less is more' decor this year. I want the house itself to show (and I've run out of time! We're ready to start entertaining.)
The great room flows into the Dining Room / Kitchen area.
One thing I wanted our architect to design was a space for our dining room furniture. We've loved this oak set and wanted to be sure it fit comfortable when the table is fully extended.
It has one more leaf so it will work perfectly!
I bought the rug from Lowe's.
J made the buffet in this picture to match the one we bought. He did a wonderful job! The wood mirror is from Troy Furniture Company.
I'm looking for some seat cushions with black in them.
The Dollar Tree Christmas Village made the move and looks pretty on top of the hutch.
This antique coffee grinder was in J's mother's kitchen for many years.
It's now in our home.
The kitchen is on the other side of this large room.
Here, you can see how each area flows into another.
The large island has a single sink on the end. This gives me a lot of work space for making cookies or canning/freezing things from the garden.
My baking station is between the ovens and refrigerator.
I've tried to keep the color palet red, black, white and metallic for the Christmas season. There was just enough space on top of the refrigerator for a little garland.
I also use the same ribbon in a few other places around the kitchen
Thanks for stopping by! J just put the mantel on the outdoor fireplace this afternoon so I'll share the grilling porch and the rest of the house next time. Building this house has been a LONG process but we are so glad to finally be settled and spend our first Christmas in our new home!
Linking to these fun parties:
Home Sweet Home
Foodie Friday and Everything Else