Christmas Home Tour – Holiday Home Showcase 2016


Welcome to my Christmas home tour – Holiday Home Showcase hosted by Kelley Nan and featuring some of my dearest, and most talented design friends…


If you’ve come from Jennifer – Decor Gold Designs breathtaking home tour, welcome! If you are new to my blog, I’m so glad you are here!

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year! I love filling each room in our home with the magic of Christmas. It makes the house feel so magical! My design loving grandma always told me, “Add a little touch of the season to every room in your home.”

I used to pull out all of my boxes and decorate in just a day. It felt overwhelming, chaotic and more like a chore than a fun tradition. Over the years, I’ve taken a different approach to my holiday decorating. My husband and kids help me put the boxes in the garage and then I decorate a little at a time until the whole house is dressed up for the birth of our Savior.

Every year I try to find a few ways to add new life to my Christmas collection, instead of having to buy all new decor for a new look. You can see last year’s Christmas tour here. Throughout my tour I’ll be sharing tips on how you can get a new look every year by using what you have and adding a few new things without breaking the bank or having to get a storage garage for all of your new Christmas decor!


Lots of packages greet you as you walk into the door. These white and gold boxes from last year got  new look with some new champagne glitter ribbon. Nestle the boxes together and store them for next year’s decor.

I’ll be sharing more details from my entryway next week!



My office features an elegant tree draped in gold with pops of velvety gray and glittery white. If you would like more details on this tree you can visit my parade of trees post.

I used cedar garland from last year and added silver and gold jingle bells to give them a different look from last year.






New pillows and throws are a great way to give your home a new look for Christmas.

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Every year I add new ribbon and an ornament from our sconces down the hallway.





You can dress up your chandeliers with garland and ornaments. This year, I used ornaments from my collection and strung glittered jingle bells to create a new garland for our kitchen chandelier.


For a stunning centerpiece, use a large hurricane with a wreath tucked around it. Fill in the wreath with ornaments to match your Christmas decor. Every year you can get a new look by adding different ornaments.





Hang mini wreaths to the back of your chairs. My kids love this touch. I just pinned them into the upholstery.


Another easy centerpiece idea, is to gather a collection of something you already have and arrange them as a centerpiece. I used my collection of bottle brush trees. You could use candlesticks, ornaments or even beautifully wrapped packages.


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What is Christmas without homemade treats or cookies and milk for Santa?! Use homemade treats for beautiful holiday decor. Stack treats and milk bottles or hot cocoa mugs on gorgeous cake plates. You can get our family’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe here.








I collect bottle brush trees and vintage glitter houses. You can display your collections on cake stand and platters to create sweet little vignettes throughout your home. I love to display mine mixed in with my kitchen essentials where I spend most of my time!

Shop some of my favorite cake stands




Add a small wreath around a candle on top of a cake stand for a beautiful vignette.


I had to retire my vintage Christmas tree {here}. It was a sad and glorious day at the Garrett house! The tree was my parents and it was majestic and unlike any other tree I’ve ever seen, but it was 20+ years old and the flock had turned brown. It took hours to set up, so my husband did a little happy dance when this new tree arrived and only took minutes to set up! It is beautiful too, just not as charming as my vintage beauty. I’m such a sentimental person, so to add a new tree to the family was a big deal.



A few tips to give your Christmas tree a new look…

  1. Invest in some neutral ornaments like silver and gold, that you can use every year. Use them as the base ornaments for your tree. Add a few special pops to give your tree a new look each year. This year I only added the giant heart ornaments and the coppery gold mercury glass ones to my tree.
  2. Use new ribbon. This year, I used wide gold ribbon with a glitter stripe down the center. You could use a colored ribbon for a fun pop for a totally different look.
  3. Buy new wrapping paper. Wrapping paper is fairly inexpensive and makes a huge statement under the tree. I used mostly boxes I already had and don’t require wrapping. I just added new ribbon. I did add some gold stripped paper for a subtle change.






I got these amazing stocking hangers that hide under the garland! I had to tape my stockings to the mantel last year! This year I was able to fill them with some tissue paper so they hang straight, and tuck a few gifts inside.

I used some garland from my stash. It was all green and clashed with my tree. So, I flocked it with Sno-FlockThe stuff is amazing! It was so much easier than I thought and I got the snowy look of my tree without having to buy new garland.







Use wreaths and garlands that you already have and tuck new ornaments and picks in with floral wire to update your look each year.

You can see the full table scape here.






For details on the Christmas tree in my room click here , for a full room tour visit here.


My kids love adding Christmas to their spaces. Little touches go a long way in their rooms. Bottle brush trees and a small Christmas tree make their room feel festive.



We trade out regular picture books for our favorite Christmas stories.

Here are some of our favorites


More bottle brush trees, a fur wreath and some eyelash yarn make my daughter’s room Christmas ready.





Get the look

For more room details you can click the rooms below….

Pink and Gold Tween Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Dining Room 



family-pictureI hope you have the Merriest of Christmases filled with the love and light of our Savior! Try using some of these tips to make your home a place where your family and friends can share memories this season.

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You may also like these other Christmas posts…

Christmas Dining Room


Christmas Home Entryway


Christmas Trees


Elegant Cranberry Bundt Cake



Next head to my fabulous friend Haneen’s house at Haneen’s Haven.


The rest of the loop is as follows…

Haneen’s Haven

Driven By Decor

Citrine Living

Sunny Side Up

Kelley Nan

Z Design at Home

The House of Silver Lining

Decor Gold Designs






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47 thoughts on “Christmas Home Tour – Holiday Home Showcase 2016

  1. Your home is always the epitome of class and exquisite taste but this season it is also the embodiment of beauty and magic! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous and inspiring holiday decorating. Wishing you and your lovely family peace and happiness this Christmas season!

    1. Linda thank you so much for your kind, sweet comment! I hope your Christmas is wonderful! xo

      1. Thanks Linda! You can sign up for our weekly emails by entering your name and email into the “subscribe” box on the side of my website. xo

  2. Randi!! You blow me away…like I have no words!!! I don’t even know how you do it my friend!! You’re so incredibly talented!!!!! Your home looks (and I bet feels) like a Christmas wonder land. You have the luckiest kiddos on the planet. I love all of your decor and don’t even get me started on your trees!!! Merry Christmas my friend and enjoy your cookie exchange tonight Xoxo

    1. Bree you are so sweet to me! Thank you so so much for such a sweet response. Your friendship and constant support make me feel so good! Love ya!!!! xo

  3. Randi this is exquisite! You are such a true talent and your home is like a fairytale! I’m blown away with all the layers upon layers of richness and detail – you have not missed one thing! Superb! I’m thrilled to be in this tour with you! Love you! xox

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You can bet I pinned everyone of those pictures too. Your holiday home tour was such a treat!! Thank you for sharing! XOXO

  5. I am moving in tomorrow! Can the living room be my bedroom? Oh, and you can leave Christmas up all year long! Truly Randi, I love every single detail. You absolutely amaze me in every way! I’m so blessed by your friendship. Merry Christmas my sweet sweet friend! xoxo

  6. Randi – you and your partner in crime (your sweet mom!) did an amazing job with your decorating! Your family is so lucky to have such beautiful spaces to enjoy the holidays – you really did such an amazing job! XOXO

    1. Thank you Kris! My mom and I had so much fun decorating my trees! I wouldn’t have finished without her! Love you sweet friend! xo

  7. Randi, every thoughtful, elegant detail is incredible. Your stockings are my fav ever, I love your collections, and that shot of your dining room took my breath away. I know you and your mom had to have had an awesome time turning your gorgeous home into a winter wonderland. Love you dearly, my sweet friend. Xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Kel!!! This was such a fun tour! Thank you for arranging it! xoxo

  8. Randi your home is stunning! I just want to come visit so I can see all the details in person ❤️! I always love what you do in your dining room, it makes me miss my formal dining room. I have the same wreath on my bed that is on your daughters, there’s something about the tufted bed and fur wreath that feels so cozy! Fabulous job my friend! Xo!

    1. I wish you could come over! Someday!!! I hope you and your sweet family have the Merriest Christmas! xo

  9. Friend, you are one amazing talent!! I’ve never seen a home so beautifully adorned in every single room! I LOVE all the little details down to the mini pink trees in your daughter’s bedroom. So precious. I think I need to re-tour again because just so much beauty to see. Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

    1. Shauna! You just made my day! Thank you so much for such a sweet comment! You are such a dear friend! xo

  10. WOW! This is by far the most amazing home tour I’ve ever seen. So much depends on the house decor you have to work with and man you just nailed it! I’m inspired.

    1. Wow Brita! What an amazing compliment!!! You made my day so much brighter. Merry Christmas! xo

    1. Thank you so much Julie! Christmas is my favorite time of the year! Have a merry Christmas!!! xo

  11. I LOVE every inch of your gorgeous Christmas decorations! Every thing is done perfectly! I love your family room Christmas tree; could you please share where you got the tree and the name of it? I love that it is flocked, but not too flocked and you can still see the green. I ordered a flocked tree yesterday, but I’m not in love with it like yours.

    1. Thank you so much! My tree is from Front Gate. You will love it! It doesn’t shed and it goes up so easily! Happy New Year!!! xo

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