Real Rooms: Mom and Dad's Holiday Decor

11.30.2009

Hi!! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. We did, it was so nice to have 5 days off from work and get a chance to recharge, spend some qt with the family. I'm going to have to go on a diet for the next month to counteract everything I ate over the last few days though!!! I guess its back to the real world/daily grind now, but with Christmas less than a month away, there's that spirit in the air that makes everyday feel a bit more special:)

While we were home at my parent's house for Thanksgiving, we helped Mom and Dad put up their Christmas decor. Thought I'd share a few pics with you guys.

Garland on the stair banisters is a must in our house. To this one we added white starfish and red satin bows.



Mom hangs these faux cranberry small wreaths on every other step. Once it gets closer to Christmas, she'll hang our stockings off the alternating steps since the fireplace doesn't have a traditional mantel.




Larger berry wreaths hang on these wreath stand things, the closer one in the main entryway at the bottom of the stairs, the farther one in the corner of the dining room.



Here's a shot looking back at the entryway once you are inside the house and on your way to the main living area. One of the things I love about my parent's house is that they had all the interior doors in the downstairs painted high-gloss black. I love how dramatic the doors are now..to me they make the house feel like its in the middle of a European estate or something.



I've posted about my mom and dad's living room before...check it out here if you want to see it sans holiday decor. Their tree is gigantic...there are full 2 story ceilings in here, so they make the most of the vertical space. When we were growing up, we would go and dig up a real tree (root ball and all) and after Christmas my dad would plant it in our yard (amazing to watch them all grow there year after year) but now they have this very tall fake guy. Here he is while we were fluffing out all his smooshed branches and adjusting the lights.



And here he is all finished...we only ended up putting up about half of the ornaments we have this year.



Added a couple of holiday candle rings to Mom's collection of candlesticks and its beginning to look a lot like Christmas:)



So, have you started your holiday decor yet?

19 comments:

  1. Your parents home and Christmas decor is gorgeous. I love the small berry wreaths on the stairs. That is the perfect finishing touch.

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  2. How fun! You get to enjoy decorating at your parent's house and at your own. The black doors do look stunning.

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  3. Great photos and ideas! I never would have thought of black doors with the light colors of the room, but it really works. I also may be stealing the starfish idea...love that!

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  4. Love the staircase - what a gorgeous home!

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  5. Your parents home is gorgeous. It's easy to see where you get your taste and knack for decorating!
    I've started decorating a little- but I'm waiting to put the tree up until after Cam's birthday Saturday. I'm also re-staining a curio cabinet that houses a lot of our Cmas decorations!

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  6. I want to move in! I love your parents home. The Christmas decor is Beautiful(with a capital B). I am hosting a belated-thanksgiving dinner this weekend so I am clutching on to my Fall decor as long as possible... everyone thinks I'm nuts. Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Wow, so that's what it must be like to have parents that actually care about their home, eh??? Just beautiful! Love it! You do a pretty good job yourself, too, hee hee :)

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  8. How awesome!!! Their decor is beautiful! SO festive!

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  9. Your parents' home is stunning and I love the unexpected touch of the starfish on the garland.

    We just put up all our decorations over the weekend, too. It's our first Christmas in the new place and it was a challenge to figure out how to use our existing decorations (and not spend much on adding new ones) and make it work for the new space.

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  10. Those pictures make me drool. I can actually say that. I want to spend Christmas there! =)

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  11. What a beautiful home, you took some wonderful pictures! Now I have to decorate mine! I love the idea of the wreaths on the stairs, I may just have to do that!

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  12. Gorgeous home. I love the cranberry on the stairs too. I'm so glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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  13. Wow, thanks everyone!!! What great compliments! I will have to tell Mom that she is getting rave reviews on the internetz! She loves reading the blog:) (Ma, are you out there? Everyone loves the house!!!)

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  15. Wow! Your parents have a gorgeous home! It's like something right out of a House Beautiful magazine. I see where you get your decorating and design talent! :)

    Roeshel

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  16. Hey, I am a new follower and I love your parents black doors... i am adding it to my style file!

    Smiles~ Michelle

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  17. Your parents home is stunning Paz!!!! I can see now where your great taste comes from!

    Karen

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