Holiday Home Tour 2015

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Hey StyleLeeders, Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour!

I’m so excited to be sharing a glimpse of my family home with you today. Decorating for Christmas has always been something I look forward to year after year. In the past I would go all out when decorating for Christmas and I would leave no nook or cranny untouched. This year I did things a little differently, I went with a simple, minimalistic and clean holiday decor. Overall I stuck with a monochromatic theme of greys and whites while adding in cozy details where possible to prevent the space from appearing cold. We all know it doesn’t get cold here in Jamaica and it definitely doesn’t snow here either, so I added in wintery details to makeup for it.

Now let me walk you through and show you what I’ve done to deck out our home for the most wonderful time of the year!

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While I went simple with everything else this Christmas, I think the only thing I went all out on was the Christmas tree, and this is because I just love a full and hearty tree. The style of my tree is classic meets mod where I mix trendy with traditional.

I like to stick with similar ornaments throughout the tree but in different sizes and shapes because it adds flair to the tree and also makes the tree look more wholesome. Gold & silver ornaments covered in glitter brings a more sophisticated touch to the tree while packing a festive punch that compliments the whimsical angel on the tree. I also like to add a few over-scaled ornaments to create a greater visual impact.

We invested in several crystal ornaments that are see-through a few years ago and I placed these crystal balls near the lights on the tree to add extra sparkle, glimmer and glamour. I personally don’t like when there are too many gaps showing on a tree, so I fill the blank spaces between the branches with white faux roses and leaves dipped in gold glitter. As a final touch I place pearls and iridescent ribbon garlands to the tree to create a winter wonderland, opulent  tree!

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Sitting on a table in the living room across from a bay window I placed three glass candle holders and filled them with a mix of gold, vintage glass balls with other ornaments to add a little Christmas sparkle to this area in the house.

To recreate something similar, all you need to do is get a few large sized glass jars and fill them with shimmering ornaments in your choice of color. Oh! & actually spend a little time arranging and positioning each ornament in the glass jar rather than just tossing them in.

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& a Partridge in a Pear Tree…I created a centerpiece filled with painted pine cones mixed with dollar store, glittered fake fruit. It’s a pretty easy and straight forward DIY project.

Dollar store fake fruit + glitter =  a sparkly decoration fit for the holidays.

For the glittered faux fruit I covered them in either silver or white spray paint, then applied an adhesive spray to each fruit and then doused them in glitter and silver and white embellishments.

The painted pine cones was an even easier project (& less messy too). I created two pine cone designs. One, I used white paint to paint the tips of each pine cone to create a frosted pine cone look and the other I completely spray painted in silver and white and followed with spray adhesive and glitter. Easy Right!?

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It’s all in the details when you’re decorating, so I spent time creating small decorative pieces to add festivity to this area. I placed white sand/Epsom salts in a glass candle-holder to lend a hand to the cold weather theme I was trying to create. I also placed iridescent ribbons/strings into the jar and around the candle to glow up that area of the room.

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I think sparkly branches make a huge impact in holiday home decor and an almost all-white space becomes a holiday haven when glittery decorations are added. In case you haven’t noticed, these are just dead twigs bombed with glitter.

I made my branches silver but you could always opt for a color that matches your decor (next year I think I’ll be doing some in gold). Once the silver paint dried I sprayed the branches with an adhesive then made glitter rain all over the twigs and let dry. Tada!

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At night the Christmas tree becomes a whimsical, glowing tree that shines shades of gold, silver and white, overflowing with an assortment of glowing, glittering ornaments in different shapes and sizes.

I hope you enjoyed this little holiday tour of mine and I hope it has somehow inspired you to get creative this holiday season (or perhaps even next Christmas). Wishing you all a happy holiday! Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♦

 

4 Comments

  1. Melody
    December 21, 2015 / 6:43 am

    I was reading an article about pre-Poo and hair mask,
    If you do them both on your wash day wich do you apply first
    Thanks

    • December 21, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      I pre-poo first hun

  2. cristsllina
    January 4, 2016 / 7:50 am

    Your home is beautiful, very simple yet well defined by all the pieces. I myself is a lover of decor…. I really can’t wait to get away in my own home one day.

  3. Shaunagay
    February 11, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    I love your home it gives me more drive and inspiration to get my own as soon as possible. Am I now 19 and I want to own my own home at the age of 23. I know its hard work and am determine.
    #independent_lady