Home DecorOur Christmas Luxe Lodge November 25, 2014 If you follow me on social media (links at the top right in case you don’t!), you know that our Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge rolled out yesterday on the Home Depot blog! I have been absolutely dying to share this. Like DYING. This Style Challenge is packed with several fun DIY’s and the fireplace makeover, which I can’t wait to share! I’m going to do a dedicated post for each of those because there are so many fun details! Today, I just wanted to share some overall shots and a little bit about what we did. It’s always fun to share the pretty first, right? My vision for this was to stick with my usual rustic, cabin style that I love so much. And hubby loves so much, which is always a plus. With our faux wood beams, it just fits. But I did decide to give it a bit more of a luxe feel by adding gold, dramatic black, and marble. I love how it turned out! For the style challenges, you get assigned a certain area. I was assigned tree. The best place (really the only place) for our tree is right here by the fireplace. A very open floor plan doesn’t leave you a lot of options for something this big. But I’m happy with that! You can see it from all rooms and it’s really pretty right by the fireplace. But that meant that our fireplace, which had been totally neglected since we moved in, needed a revamp. I’ll be talking extensively tomorrow about the fireplace, sharing the befores and afters, and giving some tutorials. For now, just marvel a minute with me over the new dark, dramatic fireplace… The sconces. The new fireplace screen. I couldn’t love it all more. I seriously just sit in this room and stare at it. It’s my favorite spot in the house, by far. It’s funny. Someone recently told me that I dress just like I decorate. I hadn’t really thought about that. I wear what I love. I put into my home what I love, but it makes sense they’re the same! I love layers, unexpected pattern mixing, and a little rustic mixed in. This is a favorite outfit of mine for this Christmas after this shoot! Jeans (Pencil Jeans from J.Crew, but here’s a similar, more affordable option) Tan Booties (two similar options: here and here) Plaid Shirt (similar options: here and here) And yes, the plaid shirt is left option because it will no longer button over Rosie. You do what you gotta do, friends. Fur Vest (two I love: here and here) I have to say, Gracie is in love with the cowhide. She sprawls out on it all day. Chris says she’s bonding with grandma. He’s just weird. You guys loved these pillows on social media last night! I’m with you. They’re right up my alley! They’re from Home Decorator’s Collection. You can find them here. And you guys, they’re on sale right now! But the colors and feel matched exactly what I was going for in here. I love mixing the plaid wool throw (just fabric made into a throw) with the kilim. That’s a pattern mix I will definitely use again! For this little Christmas side table vignette, a simple wrapped present, some ornaments stacked in a bowl, a pretty tea cup, and napkin creates a cozy atmosphere. This post was due back in October and it about killed me to take it down! I really considered leaving it up, but I know me. I love Christmas decorating so much that I didn’t want to live with it through Halloween and all of November. I was afraid it wouldn’t feel as special when the actual time came. Now, I am not one of those people (though I totally respect them) who says NO CHRISTMAS BEFORE THANSKGIVING. I couldn’t have this job, if I was! In fact, we’re in full-on Christmas mode over here now. This little area and our tree will look a little different for next week’s tour. I decided since I have to put it up again, I may tweak it some. But you’ll see many of the same elements coming through. Thank you for visiting our Christmas Lodge! Get ready for tutorials and more details beginning tomorrow! SOURCES: SCONCES: DIY coming soon FIREPLACE SCREEN: DIY coming soon KILIM PILLOWS: Home Decorator’s CHAIRS: Amazon ORNAMENTS: Home Depot TREE: Home Depot COWHIDE: Yard sale find MAGNOLIA GARLAND: Balsam Hill ELK PRINT: I got this a long time ago for a project, but never used it. It’s not available anymore, I’m sure, but stock photo sites have some great similar ones and you can blow them up to any size you want using a Staples Engineer print ($3). WORD ART: Hobby Lobby DEER NAPKIN: DIY TEACUP: Vintage If I forgot something, let me know! *** Don’t forget about the free eBook giveaway when you sign up for Young Living Oils! More information here! Check out our most popular topics: Subscribe to our daily feed to make sure you don’t miss any Daily Doses of Style!