12 Days of Holiday Homes – Day 2

It’s that time of year again.  Time to peek inside the most wonderful holiday homes and I couldn’t be more honored to join all of these talented bloggers.  I just love all of the wonderful decorations and ideas.  It is so inspiring!  So once you are done taking a peek inside my home (and this is only a peek.  I plan to show you more next week!), please head on over to 11 Magnolia Lane to see Christy’s lovely home.  And if you came here from there, thank you and check out more wonderful homes each day from the other participants.


If you are new to Domestic Charm, welcome!  If you have been around for a while, you know that this is our first Christmas in our newly renovated home.  We spent all summer in an apartment while we tore into the “ugly duckling” of a neighborhood close to school and friends.  It is the BEST decision we ever made and I am enjoying the holidays so much here already.    However, the renovation is just finishing up this week so that’s why you won’t see any pictures of the outside of my house.  We didn’t have a sidewalk until yesterday!  But I will share with you the fun I’ve had inside.


The one thing my husband asked when we moved in was that I wouldn’t clutter up the house with knick-knacks.  We created a very clean and calming home that we both love and he just didn’t want to take away from that.  I get it.  And I agreed.  So my biggest goal this holiday was not to over decorate.

Except for the tree…..


I had so much fun decorating this candy cane inspired tree!  I especially love the top that I whipped up with some floral wire and sparkly, twiggy things! (that’s a real decor term, you know)



I tried to keep with the red and white theme throughout the main living area.  Given that red is my favorite color, I was happy to do it!




I really tried to get my cat, Pepper, out of my shots but she was determined to get one of those red ornaments!  She would not leave.


In the kitchen I kept the decorating to a minimum.  It is open to the main living area so it had to be red and white too.  I love putting ornaments on my light fixtures with ribbon.  I’ve done it for as long as I can remember.



We have a second living room in this house.  It is our main TV watching room and we call it the game room.  That is where we decided to hang our stockings for Santa to fill.


I really adore family heirlooms.  I try to use them wherever I can.  They tell a story of your history and your family.  That little sled belonged to my grandfather who grew up in Maine.  I’m sure that thing got a lot of use!   The snow shoes belonged to my dad when he and my mom lived in Maine.  There really is nothing more beautiful than the forest after a snowstorm.  And the moose antlers were from my dad’s first moose hunt.  He is a great outdoorsman and this shows one of his proudest moments.


Since I had this outdoorsy thing going on with the mantle, I decorated our second tree very simply with some berries and faux poinsettias.



Thanks for taking a peek inside my holiday home!  I am honored that you stopped by.  I hope that this season fills your heart with joy and you find yourself with the ones you love.  Happy Holidays!

Now check out the other participants:

Friday, December 2
Jenny from Evolution of Style
Amanda from Dixie Delights

Saturday December 3
Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane
Brenna from Domestic Charm

Sunday December 4
Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane
Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House

Monday December 5
Kelly Elko
Jen from Stylehouse Interiors
Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange

Tuesday December 6
Cassie Bustamante
Rachael from This is Our Bliss

Wednesday December 7
Heather from Southern State of Mind
Erin & Tricia from The Suburban B’s

Thursday December 8
Paige from The Pink Clutch
Becky from This Is Happiness
Vel from Life & Home at 2102

Friday December 9
Lisa from Shine Your Light
Pam from Simple Details
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick

Saturday December 10
Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyle
Kris from Driven by Decor

Sunday December 11
Heidi from Home by Heidi
Shirley from Housepitality Designs

Monday December 12
Erin from Sunny Side Up
Heather from The Heathered Nest

Tuesday 12/13

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  • Absolutely gorgeous Brenna!!!

    • Thanks, Amy! I am so honored to be a part of it!

  • Beautiful tour! I love your tree – and the elf in the light fixture!

    • That nutty elf! You never know what he’s going to get in to! LOL!

  • Love your grandfathers sled and your dads snowshoes on the mantel! What a fun and festive home – enjoy!

  • It’s just beautiful, Brenna! You have a perfect eye, as always. Happy almost Christmas! XO, Christy

    • Thank you for including me again this year Christy! Happy Holidays!

  • You can decorate a tree girl!! Love the game room fireplace darling!!

    • Thank you! Isn’t decorating for the holidays fun?!

  • So pretty, Brenna! What a treasure are the sled and snow shoes, you’ve styled them perfectly too! Love your cheerful kitchen decor too! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

  • I don’t think you overdecorated, even on your tree!!!! It is perfect! Of course, I tend to do the opposite always during the Holidays and overdecorate! LOL! Love it all Brenna, love the calm, serene Christmas feel thru out your lovely home! So honored to share this home tour with you!

    • I am the one who is honored to be a part of this tour with talented people like yourself, Vel! Thank you for your kind words!

  • Your stairwell might be my fave part…SO perfect! And the tops of your tree make me realize I never do anything with mine, and I LOVE how fun and fancy yours are!!!

    • Thank you so much Heather! You do so much other fun stuff, you can get away with no tree toppers. Can’t wait to see your home.

  • Gorgeoud Tour Brenna! I love all the touches of red and the skis above the fireplace are perfect!

  • Your home is beautiful! I love the kitchen especially, and how you’ve decorated in there.

    • Thank you so much! My kitchen is my favorite room in the house.

  • Looks great! I love your candy cane inspired tree – so pretty and festive. And I’m loving your tree topper too, btw. I need something fresh, and attempted to make something similar. Suffice to say, it didn’t work out. 😉 Thanks so much for joining in on the tour this year!

    • Thank you for hosting, Jenny! And for stopping by to see my tour. Your home is stunning as well, with or without a glittery DIY tree topper. 🙂

  • Brenna your new house is stunning! I love the color palette and your gorgeous kitchen. But that tree!!! I adore it!! I don’t have any red in my decor and this makes me miss it. I think I will have to do a candy cane tree next year! I love what you did with the top with the twiggy things 🙂 and your fireplace decor of all those treasures from your family is so special and perfect for Christmastime. Enjoy your lovely home with your beautiful family. XOX

    • Oh thank you Lisa! I can’t wait to see your home on this tour! I know it will be just as beautiful as you are.

  • Such a most beautiful home dressed for the Holidays…so simply elegant. Love the stockings on the stairs and that beautiful mantel…and must say that I love the candy cane theme!…So enjoyed the tour Brenna! Merry Christmas!

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  • What a beautiful home Brenna! Love all the special décor from your family that you incorporated. It’s all so lovely!

  • Brenna, Everything is just beautiful!! I love the traditional reds and greens so much! xo

  • BRENNA!! This is ALL so incredibly gorgeous! I adore your tree styling, your mantel is so rustic and unique, your kitchen is to-die-for and how cute is that bowl resting on the reindeer’s antlers?!! Wonderful job! Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo – Rachael

    • Love ya, girl! I hope you have an amazing holiday season!

  • So pretty! Love the little elf on the chandelier!

    • Thanks, Julie! You never know where that little elf will end up!

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  • Brenna, you have a lovely home. Adore all the red and white. And, we have a soft spot for ice skates this time of year as our girls were competitive figure skaters growing up.

    • Thank you, Lauren. I’m sure your girls dazzled the ice! Happy Holidays!

  • Breanna love love love how beautiful your house is for the holidays! Your kitchen remodel is so gorgeous and I am in love with that light fixture (and the garland on top!). Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

    • Girl, let’s do a house swap because your ORC was fab! Merry Christmas to you and your family! (and Erin and her family) Sending hugs!


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