Hello and Merry Christmas!
If you are coming from The Design Twins, welcome! Aren’t Julie and Jodie just the best?! They really know how to do it up for Christmas!
Today we will be sharing both of our homes as we have worked hard to decorate them for this beautiful holiday!
Let’s jump right in and start with Lacey’s home!
My inspiration this year was to decorate my house the way our grandparents would have decorated their homes back in the day. I wanted that traditional retro Christmas tree with a touch of vintage glam. Plus I didn’t want to not spend a fortune on Christmas decor this year and this theme definitely was easy to achieve on a budget! Why? That old classic style is everywhere at all thrift stores!
I originally had my heart set on decorating my tree with tinsel icicles, because we all know that thats a classic retro look! Plus its super cheap! However, I have a cat and once I put up those tinsel icicles my cat would not stop trying to eat them…so sad. Tinsel is extremely dangerous for little kitty’s! But no matter! I went ahead and tried the tinsel garland and I love how it looks! Still so retro!
Of course I wanted those classic retro elements but I had to throw in some funky modern pieces like these super fun faux fur foot stools! I thought that pairing these with my retro tree and garland along with my vintage coffee table was a fun way to modernize the space!
All of my pillows are either from Target or Homegoods and are all a couple years old but i have linked some similar below!
Nothing screams vintage retro more then some brass candlesticks! And all of mine were found at the thrift store for about a dollar or so! I have some chunkier ones on my coffee table and tall skinny ones lined up in the center of my mantle. When all the candles are lit and the Christmas tree lights are on this room really does bring me back to a Christmas long ago 🙂
Another thing I found super cheap at the thrift store were were vintage glass ornaments! I bought a huge box for 10 bucks…and I’m not kidding when I say this box was huge!
To get that retro feel in my garland I placed gold, green, silver, and red glass ornaments and a star tinsel garland in my garland on my mantle! What I love is that the garland looks classic and retro but my vintage mirror and crystal sconces give it a glamorous look. I love the mix of styles!
One way to make old school vintage things look hip and fresh is to pair them with newer things. In my living room I have new fur pillows and a velvet couch mixed with a vintage painted coffee table and brass candle sticks. Combing new with old updates the look while maintaining the feeling of nostolgia.
Berries are another element that I found when I researched retro Christmas’s. Although these were big way back when, they are still alive and well! They are a timeless Christmas staple!
Michaels is one place were they have huge discounts before Christmas. If your interested in purchasing berries or any kind of Christmas decor that is one place I highly recommend if you’re trying to save a bit of money!
My living room is open to my Kitchen, this open floor plan creates agreat flow to my house and even my decor. The tour continues…
This bar cart rests in between my living room and kitchen and I love to add cute little touches of decor here throughout the seasons. I added these vintage Christmas trees that my grandmother gave me for Christmas a few years ago, a long with a $3 advent calendar from Target. Advent calendars are retro and classic and I love them so much! They just make my heart happy!
My kitchen leans more towards the vintage glam side! I kept my kitchen island simple but really did up my dinning area with a gorgeous 8 foot flocked pencil tree from King of Christmas!!
On my kitchen island I filled an old dough bowl with gold ceramic figs, pines and vintage glass ornaments!
Flocked trees were all the rage back in the day and they are totally back in style and I must confess, I love the look! For this tree all I added were a bunch of gold, white, and silver flowers from the dollar store. I realized since the tree was so full already (from the fake snow) it didn’t need much. Just a bit of a metallic pop of color!
I set my kitchen table with some vintage Christmas napkins, a berry garland, sparkly trees, and some 80’s ginger bread mugs that I found at a antique store a few years ago.
A pop of plaid never hurt nobody 😉
The rest of my kitchen I left quite simple. Mainly because I like it minimal where I cook and eat. Behind my sink I have a beautiful sparkly angel and a few Christmas candles.
Next stop on the tour is my Beauty Room! This is were I get ready in the mornings and its where I keep all my pretty girly things. I decided to add my pink ombre tree in here as well as some other fun Christmas accessories.
I love the vibe of this room as it is so girly and vintage. Every piece of furniture in this room is an antique!
Next to my tree I have a floor length mirror and a wedding photo in a mirror frame layered with it.
Cozy socks during Christmas time is the ultimate warm and fuzzy feeling 🙂
This room is pretty small but it still fits my beloved antique vanity. This is where I store all my makeup! I have been meaning to redo my vanity stool. I’m thinking of painting it white and adding a fun fabric to the cushion!
On my vanity I added these cute reindeers for a touch of Christmas! I use vintage vases and pitchers to hold all my makeup brushes! And of course, my Chanel perfume resides right here as well.
I added a blush pink throw blanket and a pink pillow to tie in the pink tree! I love how girly it looks!
Now let’s move on to Kim’s home tour!!
FORMAL LIVING ROOM
This year in my formal living room I kept my usual neutrals of white, gold and silver tones but added some blush pink and rose gold to the mix.
I found these pink sparkly trees at Michaels on sale and scooped them up! I already had the pink fur pillow and pink velvet and sequined pillows as well as the Christmas pillows.
To add pink to the tree I added pink ribbon and pink poinsettias both from Michaels. I also picked up some light pink and rose gold ornaments and mixed them in with my existing white, silver and gold ornaments.
For the look of extra snow I simply placed stuffing around the tree. This is so quick and easy to do!
I pulled this antique french chair from my office to use in the living room for the season. I actually have a pair of these that I bought at an antique store several years ago. I thought it would be fun to use next to the tree to accent the pink tones and I love the vintage glam look it brings!
This year I kept the color palette neutral in the kitchen with some greens and metallics. For the center piece, I took an antique gold mirror and laid it on the table like a tray. On top of the mirror I placed this trio of tinsel trees that I bought at an antique store last year. I’ve had the lace and beaded table cloth for many years and it was fun to bring it out again! I love how the antique tray paired with the shimmery trees gives the vintage glam look I love.
Mini pine trees by the cook top, a boxwood wreath on the vent hood, and pine sprays pinned to the stools and a festive touch. The island top holds a wood sleigh and reindeer with a candle.
I took my color inspiration for the family room this year from the beautiful angel painting I received from Christine Krainock Art! I absolutely love this painting! The neutral tones of gray, white, cream, and beige with light blue are just perfect for this room!! Christine does such beautiful work I highly recommend! She just came out with a new angel series and has prints as well as original pieces. It is so fun to have an original piece of art and is very special!
I decorated the mantel garland as well as the tree from KING OF CHRISTMAS with blues, silver, white and gold to play off the tones of the painting.
I’m happy to have the white tree in the sunroom again the year. I just love the white and kept it pretty simple with just a few ornaments. The rest of the room got a sprinkling of seasonal decor and of course holiday themed pillows!
Thank you so much for visiting our Homes this Holiday season. Our goal is always to inspire, and to show that decorating can be done on a budget!
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Lacey & Kim
This post is sponsored by King of Christmas, all opinions are our own.