It’s no secret that I am constantly re-arranging and re-designing my house. If I weren’t, I probably wouldn’t be a designer. It’s just part of our DNA.
Christmas is the perfect excuse to scratch that design itch and style every space with beautiful, festive things. Over the years I’ve collected holiday items that have now become staples of the season in our house, and this year I added a few more treasures to the mix.
Starting in my entry way, this paper Christmas village from Anthropologie lines my antique sideboard. Unfortunately, these are no longer in stock at Anthro, but I found a similar option that I love on the Salty Soiree site. I also scattered a couple of decorative trees and fake snow over the scene that you can find at Michael’s or Amazon.
Right past the entry foyer is a cute little nook where I’ve got a vintage table tucked and I like to stash our Christmas cards. I brought in some greenery to string my Darby Creek Trading mushroom lights in (obsessed), and naturally I’ve got Mr. and Mrs. Claus seated nearby. These were a new purchase this year from Maileg and I’m never letting them go.
I’m loving our living room right now. We’ve got our Christmas tree (thanks Bloomsbury Farm) that the kids decorated in one corner and some fresh potted greens in another.
The ornaments on our tree have been collected over the years from lots of stores. I try to pick ornaments that are whimsical and fun for our kids. Most of the felt ornaments are from Anthropologie, my ever-growing mushroom collection is from Maileg, and the list goes on.
A bit untraditionally, our fireplace is not in the living room but in our cozy sitting/library nook on the backside of our house. There’s a lot that’s new in the space; the built-ins were freshly painted, these gorgeous swivel chairs I had custom-made, and the Christmas stockings I just got from Schumacher.
This year we added a new member to the Casha crew and were one stocking short with our previous set. When I saw the stockings from Schumacher, I knew I had to get them immediately!
Last but certainly not least, I think wrapped gifts count as decoration. My friends and family know that gift wrapping is my love language and I will wrap presents with the same commitment any time of the year.
Part of the reason I love it so much is the wrapping paper. Maileg (not surprisingly) makes some of my favorite wrapping paper and ribbons, and I love adding touches of velvet like this ribbon from Paper Source.
If anyone has a secret source for more beautiful wrapping paper or supplies, I’m all ears.
So there you have it! The Casha casa at Christmas.
No matter the lavishness of decor – what will always make the holidays so special is the love of my family and the laughter of my kids. I hope your holidays is overflowing with love and light this year.