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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Reveal!!

Hey Guys! It's time for the reveal! This big beautiful home belongs to a good friend of mine. We started decorating her house several years ago after she moved in. I say "we" because my former boss and friend Sherry helps me. This house is a 2 day job and it definitely takes the two of us to get it done. Some of you might remember it from last year too...it got a lot of attention! This year we decided to redo the garland on the staircase. Some of the lights were out and stuff was starting to fall off. So we found some beautiful ribbon, poinsettias, glittered leaves, and hanging beaded berries. It took me about 6 hours to put everything together. Those stairs go on and on!
Here is a closeup of the ribbon and beads...they are beautiful!
This is the mantle in the formal living room. I added some beautiful rhinestone garland and a little bit of the ribbon in the staircase to tie everything together.

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This tree is big...but not as big as the last tree I decorated! Sherry worked on this tree while I finished the garland.
I did the top of the tree and added the new ribbon. I'm the one that gets up on the ladder! lol...
Isn't this home something??!! I think I can fit my whole house in this room! lol...

This is in the dining room... I made the large arrangement on the table.

I decorated the chandy with red glass like berries and ornaments.

This garland is in the family room.
I love those hanging beaded berries!
This tree is so fun with lots of cute ornaments!
This garland was so heavy and hard to put up but we finally succeeded! I should have taken more pics of the outside, there is more!

I hope you enjoyed everything and maybe came away with some ideas for yourself! I am worn out!! I have a craft show coming up on Sat. so I will be busy working on it. I still have another house to decorate on Friday too. I will post more pics soon!! Thanks for stopping by!



50 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! Everything looks fabulous, what a wonderful home, very elegant and regal! Really cool job to have too! Cindy

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Beautiful Kristen! You are so talented! I bet you stay busy during the holidays!

alittlefrenchloven said...

I am speechless! Everything is done beautifully! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing!

niartist said...

This is just gorgeous Kristen! What a great job you and your friend did on this house! The garland on the staircase is absolutely exquisite! Major kudos. I can see how this one would take a few days! :)

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! So talented, it is beautiful, very opulent! I love the stairs.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Simply amazing & I bet you are worn out with all the ladder climbing. What a beautiful Christmas wonderland you've created! ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is just gorgeous, Kristen! If I could at least get my bannister garland to look half as good as this one, I'd be happy. And it's not so much the garland as the draping it on the bannister!

southerninspiration said...

Oh,Kristen, how gorgeous!!! That house IS huge.....what a nice job y'all did!

Suzanne

Stacey said...

Wow! That home is absolutely beautiful and you picked the perfect Christmas decorations. Everything is tasteful and pretty. I bet the homeowners are ecstatic.

A Hint of Home said...

Your friend's home is simple gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job decorating. I did get some great ideas.
Thanks for sharing with us. Take it easy and don't wear yourself out this weekend. (smile)

ButterYum said...

Stunning... every inch of the place!

:)
ButterYum

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen your friends home and your decorating is simply gorgeous!
What a dream....I want to move in.

Julie said...

wow Beautiful job love the garlands they look great:)
julie

Sandra said...

Kristen, what a marvelous job you did! Oh my gosh! It looks wonderful! So breathtaking! I love it! love it! And the colors are my favorite to use for the holidays! Red and gold! Wow!
I can't wait to start decorating!
Blessings,
Sandra

LillyB said...

Just stunning!! Gorgeous home!! Great job girls!!

lkjatl said...

Wow! Looks like it came out of a magazine. Just beautiful!!

"Blossom" said...

Kristen, Just an absolute beautiful decorating that you and your friend pulled off. The mantle piece was just fabulous with the ribbon and all the little details of stars, ornaments etc.
The entry door is so awesome and did it come in two pieces? Most of the ones I have done come in two pieces. Great job and great docorating.

Cathy said...

Kristen~

WOW!!! You have done a beautiful job decorating this home!!! Every detail is perfection!!! I love it!!!

I love all of the ribbon...I am a ribbon junkie...it is one of my favorite things to hunt for during the holidays!!!

I fell in love with your blog this time last year. I have the best time visiting all of the beautiful homes you decorate. I am so excited to see more!!!

Have a wonderful day...don't work to hard:)!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lori said...

Kristen, your work always amazes me! So beautiful! I have a request...can you please do a tutorial and show us how to make those bow tree toppers? I really want to do one this year and add some feathers and things to it, but I am clueless!

kimmcl said...

Kristen, this is going to sound super-tacky, but, what am I doing wrong? I see this and the posts about your aunt and I have to wipe the drool off of my keyboard! In my wildest dreams I could never afford a home like this! Gorgeous!

Gina Sisco said...

This is a Christmas dream, everything is so full and fabulous. You have outdone yourselves!! Total Christmas eyecandy. I agree with the other poster, bow tutorial PLEASE, PLESAE, PLEASE. I am bow-challenged. You have totally put me in the Christmas spirit.

Kathy said...

MAJESTIC and REGAL!!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Janice said...

Kristen -

You said - "I hope you enjoyed everything and maybe came away with some ideas for yourself!"

I came up with a wonderful idea... a plane ticket for you to fly here and work you magic on our home.... !!!

As ALWAYS - absolutely outstanding and gorgeous !!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful home and wonderful decorating Kristen !!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving !!! Are you cooking ???

All the best,
Kathy :)

Lou Cinda said...

Kristen: This is stunning!! I don't know what I like best! I love it all! You have such a great eye and phenomenal gift!!!

Wish you lived closer! lol

Have a great show Saturday!

Lou Cinda :)

Cottage on the Hill said...

Oh how beautiful! How do you keep the cords from the lights on the garland from showing??

Great Job!

Tracy said...

Kristen, it is gorgeous! Ya'll did a wonderful job!
Tracy

Lori said...

Wow! How beautiful! Man you worked hard. good luck at your show!

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9405018--Pat said...

wow!!!!!Beautiful....thanks for sharing...Pat H

Melissa Miller said...

I'm back!!! I couldn't stay away any longer. LOL!

I posted about your JOY frame! :)

Jenglamgirl said...

oh MY' there are truly NO WORDS to say how BEAUTIFUl your work is! ITS BREATHTAKING. WOW' that house too! K I am going to puke now! JK!

mishebe said...

Just Beautiful! mishelle ps. love the mantel..

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen I have a Christmas decorating question? How do I place the lights on stair garland if I don't have a plug nearby? Battery? Do the battery lights still look pretty and how do you hide that they are battery operated? Yours all look amazing that you have done and so sparkly. I was wondering how to do this.
Where do they sell them if that's what I need to buy.

Thanks, Melissa :)

PS I do LOVE my Christmas frames!
Thanks again! You make us all happy with your talents.

Susan S. said...

OMG...everything looks GORGEOUS! You certainly have a knack. The staircase is beautiful. I think Christmas is the perfect time to bring out ALL things sparkly.

Happy Holidays!

Pat said...

I love this! So far, this is a huge favorite. Not sure how you do it all but you are so gifted. Thanks for sharing!

Altes Haus mit Seele said...

hi kirstin,
what a great decoration!!!! I love her style!
the house is so gorgeous!
love from germany,
barbara

Angela said...

Wow, Kristen....that house is amazing. You did a wonderful job decorating it. Gorgeous!

santamaker said...

******WOW***wOw***WoW********

Lorie said...

STUNNING!!!

Tardevil said...

Gorgeous garlands and trees!

Jo said...

Each room is amazing! Would you share how you created the tree topper? I'm looking for something different this and I love this look. Sorry, one more quick question ~ any suggestions on garland if you don't have an outlet nearby?

Have a wonderful weekend ~ good luck at the art show.

Jo

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for answering my question Kristen! I do hope you get some rest soon. You are doing great work. :)

Jenny said...

Oh my! What an elegant and lovely home and decorating scheme. You have what must be the worlds best job! Good for you.

Blue Creek Home said...

My goodness. This is, indeed, a spectacular house! I love the white limestone? marble? mantel.

Great job on the decorations!
Rhonda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Kristen, this is breath taking! Everything looks gorgeous! And yes, you gave me an idea-the idea that I need to have you come decorate my house for Christmas! My wonderful 3D Santa arrived safely. My f-i-l has been in ICU an hour away, so I've not had much time for visiting blogs. I'm sorry I haven't been over to tell you how much I love him. He will definitely show up when I post my humble Christmas decor. Hope you and your husband are doing well. laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Just beautiful Kristen!!

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

blessings
mary

Anonymous said...

The decorations are so sophisticated and beautiful. The decorations are showstopping.

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