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Monday, November 29, 2010

~~An Elegant Christmas~~ This home is a Must See!!

Come on in...step inside of this beautiful home.


We finally finished this house tonight! Oh my! Sherry and I worked on it before Thanksgiving and finished up the outside tonight. It turned out just beautiful!! I know some of you remember this house from the two years I have been posting my Christmas decorating. It belongs to a good friend of mine and she just happens to have one of the biggest and most beautiful homes I have ever been in. Each year we have added something new or changed something to make it better. This year we added new ribbon to the outside garlands, the old ribbon had just about had it! There are more pics of the outside at the end of this post.



~ Gasp~ This home takes your breath away!

I decorated the light fixture with beautiful ornaments and red beaded garland.


The mantle is stunning.




The tree is full of beautiful ornaments, poinsettias, and berry stems.



Here is a closeup of the top of the tree. It is full of beautiful ribbon and berry stems.

We redid the stairs last year and the ribbon we used is gorgeous! Click to enlarge...there are beautiful beads hanging down from the garland.



The dining room is beautiful too.


Oh my! This is my favorite pic! Look at her dogs...Emma is the tall sleek one and Bo is the cute cuddly one on the floor. Is this not the cutest pic ever?? They are Portuguese water dogs and boy do they have personality! oh...and look at the tree and mantle! lol...


We added some beautiful glittered polka dot ribbon to the tree this year. It really made it sparkle! Click to enlarge.

Aren't these Santa fairies the cutest? They are by Mark Roberts...
We added more ribbon to this mantle this year too. Look at those beautiful beads hanging down!


She has a beautiful kitchen! Love the piece with the Santa and elf! It's by Mark Roberts too.

Here is another pic of the front doors. I just love the new ribbon we added. Wow~

A closeup of the top of the arch
This is not a great pic, but we added the greenery behind the bows on the lights.
Yes, we hung that giant wreath tonight too! What a beautiful home!!!

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget about my giveaway. If you haven't entered please check out my post below. To those of you who have entered...good luck and thank you for all of the sweet comments! Alot of you have followed me since I posted my house on RMS! I need to update those pics by the way...I just think I have the best readers in the world! Even when I'm not interesting you tell me that I am! lol...I'm working on decorating my house so I should have some pics up in the next few days! Have a great Tuesday!



49 comments:

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You are so talented Kristen!! Wish you lived closer, I would hire you to do my mantle.

Christine said...

After seeing these pictures I don't really feel the need to decorate my house now! This is absolutely breathtaking! Beautiful!

DanielleisNesting said...

My home next please please! I love it! This is absolutely gorgeous!

EliFla said...

You are really an artist....you made a wonderful special work!!!

And you're right ...this house is a MUST SEE!!!thanks for sharing....have a nice week, hugs, Flavia

Rettabug said...

This is like going on one of the most upscale home tours possible without ever leaving my chair! Thanks for showing us this GORGEOUS home, Kristen! You did a fabulous job from top to bottom. Its just beautiful!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just gorgeous! The decorating you did around the front door is so fitting for such a grand entrance, Kristen! I love it all, including the Mark Roberts fairies, which I have become a fan of {not in my budget, but I am a fan!}. : )

Moments of Grace said...

Kristen,
I have NEVER in my life seen such a beautful Christmas house. I am just amazed at the work you do.

thank you for sharing the photos of this lovely space.

In Grace,
Marie

Sailing Simply said...

Wow! This home is just drop dead gorgeous! You did a beautiful job, I certainly hope you work with a team. I love her Mark Roberts pieces, they are wonderful! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful home with us!

Ames said...

Absolutely beautiful! You do such beautiful work!!~Ames

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh it is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. I will come back and drool some more later today!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutly STUNNING!!!!! Great job!

Erin said...

Wow, stunning. Such the Christmas spirit. Plus love the doggies.

Mari said...

OHH MY KRISTEN, THIS HOME YOU HAVE DECORATED IS JUST MAGNIFICENT :)

XO~MARI

Liz said...

WOW, Kristen, what a beautiful job!! The home is stunning and your work is beyond gorgeous! Everything you did looks so elegant. I am SOOOOOOOOO impressed. Thanks for sharing, VERY inspiring! XO ~Liz

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

breath taking! I wish I had a covered entryway to do something so lavish :D

Amy said...

God given talent, girl. It looks so warm and cozy.

The Bigger the Bow the Better the Mama said...

I am dreaming of one day having front doors like this specifically in mind for Christmas decorating like this! Awesome work!

Becca said...

Beautiful, Kristen ... simply beautiful! I know you and your friend must have so much fun decorating this gorgeous home! And, I know you love adding to it year after year. The homeowners are lucky to have you as part of their design dream team! Hugs, Becca

iSavor the Weekend said...

WOW!! like EYES WIDE OPEN WOW!!!!!! I wish you could do my house!

A Hint of Home said...

What a gorgeous home and a gorgeous job you have done decorating it!! The details that you did in every room is simply stunning.
The the doorway and the mantles, as well as the beautiful trees.
Can't wait to see your house when it's done.

Nancy said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! I kept clicking and enlarging, clicking and enlarging. Now, how quick can you get to Prattville, AL :) Truly, Kristen, you have a God-given talent and thank you for having such a sharing heart for those of us that cannot afford to have someone to come in and do it for us. You're a love and I appreciate you. AND love your site!

The Aud Author, Audrey said...

Oh My!!!!! What a gorgeous home that is and the work you did is fabulous! By the way, I posted today about my living room makeover and included the "P" initial frame you made us as well as a link to your blog. It matches all of our colors perfectly! Would love it if you followed me, I have 10 more rooms to design and decorate in our home and will no doubt be using some of your items in each room! http://anaudlife.blogspot.com/

Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous! I have never seen a more stunning home tour ever Kristen. Amazing job on decorating it's majestic beauty. The home is truly remarkable. Love the front doors.

Happy week to you!
~Melissa :)

PS Look for two envelopes I mailed to you today.

Kathy said...

Your friends home is just beautiful and you really made it sparkle

Pam said...

That home is stunning. Everything about it is beautiful. You and Sherry are so talented. So wish Ashton's was still here. It was nice to see her again in NWA.

LC said...

What a gorgeous home. The decor is stunning! You did an amazing job. I have a few of the Mark Roberts Fairies too! =o)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Kristen, it is all BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that you were giving us The total 411 on the dogs and at the end you say...Oh, and look at the tree and mantel! I actually Laughed out loud!!! You are too cute!!! You are gifted!

blessings xoxokara

mishebe said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

UNREAL ir looks fabulous, and you not interesting are you kidding...love your blog dear girl :)

All the best,
Kathy :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a gorgeous home. You've done an amazing job of decking it out. The kitchen island is adorable as well as those darling pooches..
hugs ~lynne~

Maria said...

Kristen, you're very talented and that house is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the pictures!

samarany2@yahoo.com

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely stunning! Your talent is amazing. Honestly, I can't grasp having a home like this, much less having the decor that is so striking. Thanks for sharing!

Pat

Love the Decor! said...

Oh my what a stunning home. Mostly in part due to your tasteful elegant decorating!!
Absolutely beautiful work!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Ok now I tossing rocks at my house for sure ha ha!! Girl what a Beautiful job you did on this already beautiful home WOW!! I drooled all over my keyboard on this post...Out standing job my Dear friend...Love it...From my mountain to yours hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Kristen! This home is so gorgeous and what a beautiful job you did on the decorating! Oh, if I were rich - I'd give you all my money to go buy Christmas decorations and do my house! :)
Thank you so much for the inspiration that helped me make my explosion! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous! Wow, now come do my house. hehe. ;) I have barely started decorating.

Kim said...

Oh I wanna see more!!! At first I thought it was your gorgeous home Kristen. You two definitely have similar taste. You did a fabulous job!
xoxo,
Kim

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen I received my box of gorgeous goodies today! Everything is stunning! I love what you did to the *M* frame with the little crystals. Fabulous! Thank you very much for adding in the beautiful wooden birds as a gift. That was so thoughtful of you. I already decorated the master bedroom with them and the pretty tassel. I'll show you on my next post.

Have a great weekend!
~Melissa :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh to be a pro and be able to do all that. Just gorgeous!! That's ok...I at least have my little gingerbread house...straight from your house to mine! :) *sigh*

Designs By Pinky said...

Kristen, yes I remember this AMAZING house from last year! It is just stunning. You did an amazing job decorating it! I am doing another house next week, (she works alot out of town) and am so anxious to do it for the first time. I wish I had a BIGGER budget to work with though to make it look like THIS!!!! Oh how I love Christmas!!!! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Kristen, can you explain to me HOW to display your button on my blog? I would love to do that but don't know how! Can you e-mail me at: szpinky@aol.com Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

Traci said...

I just found your blog. I'm a follower now! THIS HOUSE IS GORGEOUS!!!!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful blog, home and very nice and elegant Christmas decoration!!!

Regards and kisses Zondra Art

Shelby said...

I recently saw a Christmas Tree made with a tomato cage and the mesh ribbon do you how to do this?

Love Where You LIve said...

Hi. What a festive first impression. I loved it so much I included it in my collection of wreath ideas. Hope you don't mind:
http://thegreenplum.blogspot.com/2010/12/in-my-mailbox-great-diy-wreath-ideas.html

I also hope my visitors come by to see more...

Happy Holidays,
-susan

Marianne said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love all of your centerpieces! I can't stop looking at all of these beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! You are the most talented decorator I've ever seen, I was thinking the same thing Darlene was, wish you lived closer....Ok, my old Christmas decorations are not looking so good right now, but I will take inspiration from you! Happy Holidays!

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Prasad Kumar said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog! I love these elegant Christmas decorations and ideas for decorating. I am so glad to try these during this holiday. Greetings!

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