A Romantically-Chic and Poinsettia-themed Holiday Home Tour
Welcome to Jeweled Interiors, an interior design blog focused on eclectically chic interiors decorated with a hint of romance. Hugs and high fives to anyone joining me from the Winter Eclectic Home Tours. I am so excited to be sandwiched between two bloggers who both have style to share, Househaushome and Domicile37. Speaking of Domicile37, A huge thanks to my new friend Jess for organizing this entire event. Jess is a kind and caring person with killer style.
I’m thankful for this event she has organized so that we can all be inspired by so many other eclectic bloggers.
Let the tour begin!
It’s safe to say that I’m into florals these days. I’m not talkin’ your grandma’s 80’s chintz, but chic, sophisticated and often moody flowers. To tie this all together with my holiday decor I decided to employ the use of the classic and timeless poinsettia. As you tour my home try to notice how just resting on a nightstand, centered on a table, or nestled in a tree the poinsettia instantly and inexpensively says “CHRISTMAS”.
You regular followers have seen a lot of my thrifted and DIY’ed great-room lately with the One Room Challenge, so let’s start this home tour in the bedroom.
Now I have to admit something to you. I’m not really a white walls kind of gal. If it were up to me this room would be moody and cave-like with a heavy coat of deep, dark navy. The wall color choice, however, is not up to me in this 10 month rental. That is the fun of design though, isn’t it? Don’t we all have certain variables that need to be worked into each of our design schemes?
A poinsettia on the nightstand, a wreath over the mirror, and a pillow and bench swap-out makes this space feel fresh and new! Have you seen the BEFORE PIC of this bench? Speaking of floral fabric straight from the 80’s…literally. Love the Covington Venus Basketweave fabric? Yeah, me too. Im considering covering a wall in the colorful floral mash-up? Please comment below if you have strong feelings about this crazy consideration.
Poinsettias bring it strong here in our great-room. You will notice they have found homes on most every horizontal surface and have even scaled the height of our 8 foot Christmas tree.
It was simple to purchase a large, fresh, and inexpensive potted poinsettia at my local grocery store. With a quick little snip and placement in a small, water filled candle holder, these blooms have lasted for days so far. This is such an easy tablescape idea that I may have to use it again.
It is always the little details that make a tablescape special. Here, I have used spray-painted gold pinecones to tie into the natural beauty of the poinsettia. I’ve placed each of them on top of a blush and Dalmatian trimmed piece of wood. By so doing I have also pinged off my tree in the kitchen. I love reusing decor when possible. This tablescape pulls in items from my NATURE INSPIRED HOLIDAY PARTY from last year and the BLACK, WHITE, AND BLUSH CHRISTMAS PARTY from this year. Both are super-fab if you are looking for ideas.
Not to be overlooked are the vintage brass candlesticks, silver drinking glasses, and another pink salad bowl doubling as a poinsettia pot. Each were thrift store scores. While it appears that I “tied” each place setting together with tree strips of ribbon, in actuality this is only an illusion. I actually only tucked the ribbons below each charger.
If you would like deets on the no sew DIY placemats click HERE
Luckily for me the living room, all decked out in burgundy stripes, brass based ottomans and a warm fireplace, didn’t need much holiday sprucing.
Another $10 poinsettia adds simple sophiscticated drama to the black marble coffee table.
See the large wreath hanging above my DIY art (which was made from my $2 plastic drop cloth BTW)? That gargantuan beast is a faux wreath that I have hung outside for the last 6 years. Wait! It isn’t real? That’s right. I wrapped fresh greenery around said wreath to give it the appearance of being freshly cut. Look closely… Not too bad, right?
In this room it all really comes down to my poinsettia and ostrich feather Christmas tree. If you missed yesterday’s blog post click HERE to see more images and a step by step tutorial on how to get this look.
I have thrown in a few pics of my kitchen dressed up for Christmas, just in case you missed the POST with the entire reveal. Notice this tree is a simplified version (minus the ostrich feathers) of the one in the living room. Burgundy, blush, poinsettias, and metallics adorn this understated tree.
We opted to hang our stockings on the kitchen fireplace because it has a proper mantle. Above said mantle I am thrilled to get to reuse the antique mirror which formerly hung in the dining room of our last rental. I love the scale and patina of the piece! I declare it a perfect eclectic fit!
Ok, now head on over to Domicle37 to check out her stunningly beautiful eclectic home all decked out for the holidays. It’s lovely!
Have you seen this yet? I partnered with thepinningmama to host this holiday party. Click HERE to see more.