Rustic Elegance

Thanks everyone for your super nice comments on our living room yesterday. It is the room in our house I'm the least happy with, so thanks for the encouragement:)

Phew, TGIF!!! Uh oh though, this means our annual holiday party is going down exactly 2 weeks and 1 day from now! (Usually we have it the weekend before Christmas, but this year we had to change the date and are doing it way early.) That is not much time to get everything done. So, I'm starting today with a holiday decor post..which means I can also link up to Melissa of The Inspired Room's Holiday Linky Party. Head over there to check out lots of holiday projects, pics and posts:)

Here are some inspiration pics that speak to my holiday decorating style. I love using natural greenery and I don't like to do much to it, just let it be. Wreaths, garland, berries, boxwood, branches. I also love using metallic at Christmas time...silver, gold, copper, bronze and especially mercury glass. Mixed with white. And some rustic, organic brown elements. Plus paper, I love paper. With its unlimited possibilities of color, pattern, sheen, texture, its perfect to use at the holidays. Doesn't take much to make me happy:)

Thanks for hosting, Melissa! And have a great weekend everyone!


  1. What a beautifully decorated house! Very elegant.

  2. Love this! It looks so crisp and pretty - festive but not overdone. Thanks for the inspiration

  3. I love all the natural greenery juxtaposed with the white. Great choices!

  4. Lovely pictures! I cannot wait to start decorating for the holidays! I love your simple style. Speaking of...your living room is beautiful. I've been walking around my own home trying to decide what to change, and how. You've inspired me!

  5. Some of my favorite pictures - you can never go wrong with neutrals- even at Christmas time!

  6. Oh those are beautiful inspiration photos! I love that style , very very nice!

  7. Definitely a classic look for Christmas from BHG. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :)

  8. I really loved these pics, not "in-your-face" decor.....very subtle.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

  9. I've been wanting to change my Christmas decor over to something more natural and when I saw these in the BHG magazine, I thought they were reading my mind. I each picture. Beautiful.

    I wanted to tell you thanks so much for your help! ;)

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Love that quiet white space with hits of greenery and just enough sparkle. My house is pretty much a riot of color all year 'round so Christmas just adds more!
    I mentioned your upcoming Mood Board Monday on my blog today... along with another you might be interested in. Come have a look!

  11. all sooo beautiful!


    barbara jean

  12. Just wanted to let you know I linked to this wonderful post on my Link Love list today.

    Hope you stop by to check it out:


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