Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas House Tour in the New House, Part 1

We're finally settling into our new home and I have it pretty well decorated for the Christmas season.  I know it's been awhile since I last posted but we've done the moving and most of the finish work ourselves so it's just started to look complete.

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.  
I picked this wreath up at Kirkland's.   
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
and even on the back porch.
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!


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Your new house is gorgeous and it looks so clear, fresh and neat... I love it !
Your dining room furniture is wonderful and the Winston chairs are my fav !
Your kitchen is fabulous. Beautiful... may God bless your new home and the new inhabitants.
Happy Christmas season.

Catherine said...

Wow, your home is looking fantastic! Wishing you many happy years there and a wonderful Christmas season.

Mary K. said...

Congratulations on the move. The house looks so warm and cozy all dressed up! And the space is amazing. All that room to spread all of your decorating. The wood furniture is really beautiful. I know you are going to really enjoy all of the entertaining you'll be doing in new new house. Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

It has come together beautifully. Enjoy the Christmas season and time with family and friends.

Rosie M. said...

As I scrolled down your post, I kept saying, "Oh, my...oh, my...." Everything looks absolutely beautiful!!You've made some wonderful design choices. What a thrill it must be to celebrate the holidays in such a fresh, new space that is the reflection of all your hard work!! Enjoy every minute of the season and be proud of all you have done to create such a lovely home.
Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Bonnie said...

Your new house is absolutely stunning. You've done a fabulous job decorating and getting your Christmas decorations out. We have buffet almost exactly like yours. It had a red marble top on it but got broken in a move. It makes me wonder if it was from my grandfather's family because he was born in Missouri. Isn't that where you live? Love the grilling porch. Looks like it will provides hours of entertainment fun.

Silver in AZ said...

It all looks absolutely lovely! You've done a great job!

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Magpie's Mumblings said...

You must be so excited to be finally able to enjoy all the fruits of your labour. Your new home looks absolutely stunning!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Wow Zenda! So much going on and you look settled in and decorated for Christmas! Your house looks gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

Sylvia said...

Zenda, Thanks for sharing your house and Christmas decorating. It looks lovely. The front door wreath is wonderful, I love the wooden mirror and the tree looks great! Sylvia D.

Creations By Cindy said...

Zenda, I love it all...and I mean it all! Girl...I know you are so proud and happy and I am proud and happy for you. Love, love, love how you have your villages displayed! Such a sweet time for you decorating in your new home I am sure! Can't wait to see more. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Zenda, your home looks absolutely gorgeous! I know that you must really be enjoying it! You have done a beautiful job adorning it for Christmas! It looks so warm and welcoming! I love, love, love your kitchen! It is beautiful! Thanks for taking us on the tour! I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Your new house is beautiful, and I especially like your kitchen!

Stacey said...

Zenda, this is beautiful! Everything turned out so perfectly. I'm in love with the cabinets in your kitchen. Love your couches and I know you'll find the perfect rug. Have you looked at Rugs USA? There are several on there that are catching my eye. Your windows are all so pretty and the curtains are perfect.

I love that you designed the dining room to work with your beloved furniture.

I know you'll have a wonderful Christmas in your new home. You worked so hard! I hope it's all you dreamed of. :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Zenda, your house is beautiful. Love how you have decorated. How special to be in your new house. Lovely warm touches to make you feel comfortable. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Zenda, your home is beautiful! I love the open feel. The wreath from Kirklands is so pretty on your door. I was wondering, if you are loving the all wood? We have an open plan with high ceilings in the family room. We have wood floors in the kitchen, and walk ways, but carpet in the family room. We are going to replace it. I want all wood, but hubby is afraid that the family room will be cold and echo. It did echo when we first moved in, but after I filled it up with furniture and décor it is much better. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

A Crafty Mix said...

Congrats on your gorgeous new house Zenda. It's so spacious and filled with light, beautiful. I love the wooden floors and how everything seamlessly flows together without looking like a huge warehouse. Enjoy your new home and all the beautiful memories you'll be making.

The Charm of Home said...

Oh my Zenda! Yes congrats on your new home!! It is lovely indeed. I love the dining area and the kitchen and how it flows. So much space! The hardwood floors are pretty too! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Mary K. said...

Zanda I just want to let you know that your Holiday home has been featured over at Sweet Inspiration. Drop on by to get your button and congratulations.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your home is beautiful and so festively decorated fro Christmas-- just lovely!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Zenda you guys did a wonderful job with your home. Starting at the front door I'm in love! I like the color you chose for the door- it goes well with the stone work and makes a grand presentation! Your living room is wonderful- love the built ins and your furniture pieces. The dining room is a perfect size and I definitely love your kitchen! It's going to be wonderful when your family gathers there for the holidays! Wishing you a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Creations By Cindy said...

I just wanted to pop back in and Wish You a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and blessed New Year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lisa said...

It's hard to believe Christmas came and went so fast. Your decorations are beautiful!

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