Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Housewalk 2012


Good morning! Today I'm joining in Jennifer Rizzo's 2012 Holiday Housewalk Tour! If you missed the featured blogs on the tour you can click here...I assure you you don't want to miss any of them! Let's get this party started, shall we?






If you're new here, this is my husband and my first apartment and our second Christmas as a married couple. Our apartment has tons of character and charm, but not a lot of space. I love to get creative and make the most of our less-than-1,000 square feet on a newlywed budget.


This year's Christmas living room was done with lots of greenery, silver and mercury glass with a touch of black.



You can see more photos and get all the details on our Christmas living room here and here.


When Matt expressed his...concern...that our living room didn't look all that Christmas-y, I decided to try to step out of my neutral comfort zone and bring some pops of red into the kitchen.



I tried to make the kitchen feel cheery and festive, as compared to our more natural and refined living room.


I added simple pops of red with candy canes and peppermints, plus some meringues, for a Christmas confections look.



You can see more pictures and get all the details of our Christmas kitchen here.


Our bedroom is a very soothing, serene space done in white, silver and gray, so I stayed with that theme and only added bottle brush trees, mini pines, greenery and silver.



Just a few clippings from our yard make the usual bedside decorations feel special.


The gray farmhouse bench at the foot of our bed got treated to some sparkly bottlebrush trees, simple white candles and greens.


You can see more photos and details about our Christmas bedroom here.

I hope you all enjoyed the tour of our little apartment! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a very Merry Christmas!

{live beautifully}
Courtney

Pssst...you can see our house at Christmas last year here. It's amazing to me how far both my photography and decorating skills have come in just a year!

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44 comments:

  1. Amazing!! Your home is so beautiful, I love it all!

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  2. Beautiful home! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. So pretty Courtney. I love all your little finishing touches... it makes it all so perfect.

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  4. Thank you for the lovely tour!!

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  5. I love all the neutrals! Very pretty!

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  6. i'm charmed and am def stealing that idea of candycanes for my marmalade crocks!

    if you haven't already stopped by, it would be a pleasure to have you take a peek at my giveaway: http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    i hope you win!

    michele

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  7. You have a beautiful home. I was inspired by so many of your perfect touches to each room.

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  8. Beautiful home! I'm a new follower! ;)

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  9. Your holiday decor is very pretty.

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  10. Your home is so beautiful decked out for the holidays. Magazine perfection!

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  11. So fresh and pretty! (Loving the Christmas shelves in your kitchen and that cool bench.)You have a lovely home, Courtney.

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  12. Courtney~I have always loved visiting your home. It is especially gorgeous at Christmas. I have poured over each photo many times. You are so gifted. ♥

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  13. I am loving all of your decorations, found you through Pinterest. You're a Kansas girl and I love that since I am too. Will be following you know.
    Ann-come visit my little corner of OZ

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  14. Your home sweet apartment is gorgeous!! You have done a fabulous job of decorating so elegantly in your simplicity. Simply lovely!
    Mary Alice

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  15. Joining you at Jennifer Rizzo's Party! What a lovely decorated Christmas home you have.

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  16. hi courtney, love the pictures of your christmas home decor. i've looked thru your blog and cannot find the paint color that you used in your living room and bedroom.
    would you share that with me?
    thanks,

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    1. Hi there! I'm sorry to say I don't know the paint color in our home because we rent. Wish I did!
      Courtney

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  17. hopping over from jen rizzo... your home is beautiful! i love the white christmas palette, and love your bedroom!

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  18. Stopping in from the Holiday Home tour, I love your style! I love the neutrals and vintage items, just beautiful! Glad to have found your blog. :) Merry Christmas!
    Kimberlee

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  19. Stopping by from the Holiday Home tour...love the white with touches of greenery...beautiful job...

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  20. Have just become a follower and invite you to visit me at Botanic Bleu...

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

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  21. Beautiful! Love all the white and christmas decor!! Looks fabulous!

    Lisa

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  22. Just beautiful and to think you did all this in an apartment. I can hardly imagine how beautiful your first house will be.
    Cindy

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  23. Love how you decorated your home for Christmas!Joining from Jennifer's Christmas walk.
    xx
    Anne

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  24. It's all so beautiful! You have done a remarkable job!

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  25. Love your home! I love the soft color scheme and the mix of textures. Truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

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  26. Your holiday decor and your home are gorgeous! I love all your details!

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  27. You did a wonderful job. Everything is so pretty!

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  28. Your home is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Your holiday decorations are amazing. I love all the silver, white and touches of red. It's all so pretty.

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  30. Wishing you very Happy Holidays in your sweet,little home...from your new follower
    JP

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  31. Love the decorating. Very understated christmas decorating but beautiful and simple. Love it. It's a clean look. Following now. Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

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  32. Your home looks so pretty! Love it!

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  33. Coming over from Jen Rizzo's party! Your home is beautiful and crisp! So, so cozy! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  34. LOVE LOVE LOVE your style!!! I'm your newest follower, visiting from Jennifer Rizzo's party! But I have to say, I recognized your photos instantly from Pinterest. They catch my eye everytime! ~Bre

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  35. Your home is so beautifully decorated! I love the white and the pops of red and green. Simply stunning!

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  36. Anonymous12/13/2012

    You are doing an Amazing Job decorating your Home. I love everything that you have done especially your Christmas Bedroom. Beautiful.
    Dale (Australia)

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  37. Your home looks beautiful! Thank you so much or joining in on the linky party!

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  38. I am dropping by from Jennifer Rizzo's party. Your house is beautiful.

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  39. Beautiful and serene...
    Merry Christmas!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  40. What a beautiful simple home, thanks for inspiring me.

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