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Home for the Holidays!

I’m back home!  Did you have a great week of giveaways while I was taking a little R&R? I sprung into Christmas action as soon as we landed trying to get caught up with my holiday decor.  We spent Saturday morning picking out the perfect tree, and just like last year went with the root ball tree to replant in our yard after the holiday.

True to my predetermined Christmas decor theme, I stuck with winter whites, gold, silver, and browns/copper for this year.  Although I don’t feel like a ‘theme’ is always necessary, it definitely helps me to keep focus as I roam aisles of christmas cheer and reel in my thoughts to remain cohesive throughout the season.

The main change I made this year was to remove red from my palette and include levels of brown, bronze, and copper.  It meant that I didn’t have to splurge on new decorations, but just swapped out one color for another.  Adding some luxe texture like fur adds another level to this snowy theme that isn’t just represented on the tree.

How do you think the theme executed from concept to reality?

I have a ton of fun decor DIYs and tips to layer onto this foundation which I’ll be sharing over the next two weeks – Get ready for some fun and exciting new ways to amp up the holiday in your home (some you won’t even have to make a trip to the store!).

Have a LOVELY Monday!


P.S. We have giveaway winner!  I’ve contacted each winner by mail if you’ve won, so check your inbox!

P.P.S. Can’t get enough giveaways?  I’m participating in 24 Merry Days - a big event of 24 days, 24 bloggers, and 24 amazing giveaways.  Today head over to Oh the lovely things to check out the prize!


25 Comments on “Home for the Holidays!”

  1. Yelle December 10, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Love the colors that you incorporated! I used bronze this year too with my silver and gold and its lovely! Also, I annotate get over your wishbone, it’s beautiful!

  2. Audrey - This Little Street December 10, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Looking gorgeous, Erin! I love you staircase especially. Welcome back from vaca :)

  3. Mattie Tiegreen | somethings.the.blog December 10, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    We used the same color scheme in our home this year, too! It’s refreshing without tons of red, no? Beautiful, beautiful home! The entryway and lit garland on the stair railing is just perfect. You always impress!

  4. Milynn {love and whimsy} December 10, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Your home is so beautifully decorated for the holidays! You did a really awesome job!

  5. Karen Dixon December 10, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Love the tree and holiday decor. The palette you’ve picked is gorgeous…very classy. Especially like the bronze & copper. Have been patiently waiting to see how you’ve decorated since the little sneak peek a few weeks ago & you certainly haven’t disappointed! Am also loving the luxe sheepskin touches. Just need to see if I can locate some of the pine cone baubles here in England….Would also love to see pics of your porch/front door. It was lovely for Halloween so would be great to see how you’ve decorated for Christmas.

  6. Laura, Bears Eat Berries December 10, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Gorgeous! Love your style!

  7. Caroline Joy December 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Erin! I’ve been a long time follower of your beautiful blog, but I can’t just creep anymore–your house is just too adorable, and it has to be said! :) Thank you so much for all the curating you do and the ideas you share. You have incredible taste! Xoxo Caroline Joy

    • Erin | House of Earnest December 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my home! I’m so happy you decided to chip in and I can’t wait to see more of you around House of Earnest!

  8. Danielle December 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    I absolutely love your decor! It looks so clean and festive. I totally agree that having a theme is helpful when navigating the store for Christmas decoration. This year I made my theme “rustic chic” and it was significantly easier buying/making decoration without being overwhelmed my an abundance of potential colors/textures/etc. It’s also a lot more aesthetically pleasing :)

    Here’s a little glimpse posted today on my blog!

  9. Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Loving your chic and sophisticated holiday decor, Erin! xo

  10. Danielle December 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    JUST GORGEOUS. Simple, elegant, classy, crisp. I love it. Your home reminds me of a chic, cozy b&b I would love to getaway to during the holiday. Your eye for style is amazing!

  11. Justine December 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    You home is amazing! Love the decor, soo chic ;)


  12. Renee December 11, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I just discovered your site. Love, love, love it.


  13. brianne December 11, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    This is a palette I have been dying to create myself- I think you did just a beautiful job. I have so many vintage pieces that sometimes its hard to quiet the crazy colors but I envy your beautiful woodland scene.

  14. Mandy Pellegrin // Fabric Paper Glue December 11, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    How fresh and lovely. I especially love that shot of your entry and stairs.

  15. Claire December 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    What a lovely home! I really like the colour scheme and the fact that you have kept things fairly simple yet it all comes together beautifully and is very effective. Lots of inspiration here!

  16. Deb Frank November 8, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    what paint color are your foyer walls ? It really makes the white pop! Love the whole look!


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