Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas at Heaven's Walk: The Living Room

Christmas has finally arrived here at Heaven's Walk.


I usually wait until the first week or so of December before pulling out multiple totes of holiday decor.
This year, it was much easier and I didn't even use half of what I dug through in those containers.

Note to self: Sell or donate all red and green Christmas decorations.

I was greatly influenced and inspired by the soft, romantic, rustic look of a shabby chic Christmas and wanted to keep things very simple.

I don't handle clutter well.

Using only decor in shades of pink, white, teal, and gold made the task a breeze.

A small faux tree was plunked in a vintage blue enamel bucket and found it's place on the wicker table in the corner of the living room.
I tucked real white pine tassels here and there which resulted in it looking very lifelike.
Glittered ornaments dangle among sparkling crystal snowflakes all tied on with shabby chic linen scraps,
and a large glass snowflake was the topper.

Vintage ornaments from my childhood were casually tossed onto the Florentine tray on the coffee table.

I entwined crystal beaded garland with faux cedar boughs and draped it over the fireplace mantel, tucking in a mercury glass candlestick and flocked pine cones.  A simple knit stocking was hung with care opposite an oversize wooden rosary I made.

I tied a handful of faux cedar branches together with some turquoise linen and laid in it on the small planked table next to my love seat,

The master bath was also kept very simple with a tiny flocked fir tree wearing a scarf of pink voile.
A sprig of pine snuggles with a rose bloom,
and some pink dried roses hang above the little boho candle holder.

The rug was a beautiful gift from the sweet Carol at Our Sears Kit Home.

Christmas at Heaven's Walk.
Simple, serene, romantic, and gently tousled.


[The Husband was happy to cross a couple of tasks off his "honey-do" list today,
leaving his wife very happy.
I'll share them with you next week.
Clue:  Bright and blingy!]

~ Blessings ~

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  1. Ohhhhhhhh Laurie, I think this is one of my favorite posts ever!!! Everything is absolutely breathtaking! I want to take a bath in your gorgeous tub and sit by your lovely fireplace!!!

  2. I'm at Starbucks right now sipping a latte and the Christmas music sounds wonderful with your photos. :) I loooove the vintage ornaments! Your pink roses in your Xmas decor is so YOU sweetie! Lovely! And I was laughing because I am making the same note to self about the red and green. I added tinsel to our tree this afternoon and it is dazzling
    :) Lara

  3. Less is more...I kept it very simple this year, too. Nothing much up here and I am loving it. Beautiful photos!

  4. Just dreamy Laurie... so soft and soothing... xoxo... Julie Marie

  5. So beautifully soft and romantic. Luv it.
    Cheers, Gee

  6. So sweet and simple. I've been getting rid of all of the "red, etc" Christmas stuff. I love how you tucked the white pine branches into the faux tree, very creative.

    Happy Holidays!


  7. So pretty! I love the faux greens! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  8. Your Christmas decor had a very peaceful feel to it. Of course it's you so it's very pretty, too!

  9. Looks like straight out of a Rachel Ashwell book...lovely christmas at heaven's walk. oxox

  10. so restful and contemplative, laurie. i would feel right at home.

    if you haven't already stopped by, hope you'll have a moment to enter the giveaway on my blog!

    happy december to you!


  11. Oh Laurie, your home is looking sooo beautiful! I'm loving the soft colors, especially the blues. The vintage ornaments are so pretty too! Everytime I see your bathroom, I wish it was's so charming :)

  12. soooo beautiful and that bathroom has me completely jealous! It looks like the perfect spot to be after a day of Christmas shopping ;)
    Happy Holidays!

  13. Laurie, everything looks so calm and beautiful. Great colors, my friend.

  14. Very pretty, Laurie!

    Enjoy the holiday season,

  15. So pretty, Laurie. I love all the soft colours and the romantic look.

  16. Hi Laurie: I love your romantic Christmas. It is so pretty and you have a way of making it look so simple and grand at the same time..Happy Sunday..Judy

  17. Serenity, calm, beauty, happiness, Just the words which came to my mind, looking at your so romantic pictures.
    Have a great day.
    xoxo from PARIS

  18. Just gorgeous. Love it all.

    Have a nice day

  19. Your home look wonderful !!! all your decoratings !!...still.....16 days to from

  20. I love the tip about adding the pine to the faux tree! It really does look more like a real tree. Your home is simply beautiful and peaceful~I love it!

  21. Hi my dier Laurie!!!
    Christmas at Haeven's Walk is big LOVE ♥ - simply and beautiful!!!I love all your photos-tree on table,decorations in bathroom,on florentine tray-all!!!!!
    Have a nice day,greetings!!! Vicky

  22. It's beautiful, Laurie, and I love the fact that you kept it simple.

  23. Love it all!! The tree by the bathtub is priceless, I like you cannot handle too much clutter etc. I love what you did and I noticed your pink pintucked pillow......looks lovely!! I think it is beautiful with the side gathers!! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!!

  24. Very pretty, Laurie! I love that adorable tree you added to the bathroom. Love the colors you chose, too. I have a purge planned myself come January.

  25. Beautiful Laurie! Love the soft romantic Christmas look of your home <3 !

  26. You have a beautiful blog! Warming posts. Thanks!

  27. Laurie you have created a haven at Heaven's Walk. I love your Christmas shabby chic touches throughout your lovely home. So personal, so
    Its breath-taking and dreamy. Sigh ;)

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxo

  28. Laurie - it looks great! I love the blue bucket. And all the little touches. Especially the flocked tree in the bathroom. Looks awesome.

  29. it's all so pretty, laurie! love that you added your rosary to the mantle:)

  30. Laurie,
    Such subtle hues of calming, serene decor for Christmas!
    All that was missing . . .the real SNOW!!!

  31. Laurie, I love it. It is simple and pretty!

  32. Beautiful! So serene and relaxing. I think that next year I will have to have a room decorated in this delicious palate. Right now I have three little boys who want color everywhere. X

  33. Everything looks just soft and pretty! I love that tiny tree! And I always like to see pictures of your lovely bathroom! Well done, Laurie! :)


  34. I always feel like I'm in Heaven when I look at your beautiful home and photos!

  35. Simply beautiful! You have a very lovely home and it makes me happy to come and visit with you!

  36. I love your beautiful photos and Christmas touches.


  37. Laurie~

    Where do I begin to compliment your Christmasy home ? From that scrumptous pink round pillow to your lovely sweet and romantic little trees with pink wrapped around them to your GORGEOUS Pink roses!!!! That's the PERFECT shade that I LOVE!!! What I would give to sit down in front of your fireplace and have coffeetalk together.... You did an amazing job and it's so PERFECT!!

    Merry Christmas my beautiful friend!


  38. Laurie
    Your home is so beautiful....So serene and comforting.
    I have loads of Christmas stuff I need to get rid of..BIG Christmas sale!!!!
    I love to visit Heaven's Walk.
    Enjoy your Holidays my Michigan friend!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  39. You've done a beautiful job Laurie...simply elegant!

  40. Your home always looks perfect! Love your bathroom. That little tree is so sweet. I bet soaking in that tub is so peaceful :) Enjoy the holidays!

  41. I love the simple romantic style-it looks beautiful!


  42. Laurie, your home looks STUNNING!! Love the soft colors you used this year.
    Mary Alice

  43. Absolutely GORGEOUS Laurie!! I just love everything you have done~so romantic and pretty and sweet!! Love love love!! :)

  44. Your photos are so beautiful!! i love your bathroom and all your decorating, Awesome!!! Happy Holidays!!!

  45. Laurie,

    Everything looks amazing! I love the detailing and how each room has such personality. Thank you for inspiring me today!


  46. Perfect Boho shabby charm, that's all there is to it. You so know how to decorate without making it look like you're trying too hard. It's awesome and so inviting!


  47. Dear Laurie
    How did I miss this exquiste post. Your design is stunning, I love the elegant simplicity. Happy Holidays to you sweet friend


  48. Laurie, I love your tub! Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!

  49. Just beautiful as always Laurie - I especially love your mantel - and the way you use muted pinks is just like taking a walk through heaven ( get it lol - Heaven's Walk? )
    Can't wait to see what Roger got to take off his list!

  50. Love all of these beautiful rooms! I'm stopping by and following from a blog hop and would love if you stopped by! Feel free to follow back

  51. Laurie, Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring post of your beautiful Christmas at Heavens Walk. It really looks so pretty with the soft colors. So relaxing yet, classic! I always love enjoying your photos. Very inspirational! Have a wonderful week!


  52. Your home looks so beautiful, and loved "peeking" inside with you. Loving the soft colors, and I would kill for your master bath! So glad you liked my Natural Candle Bobeches!

  53. Stunning! My mouth is wide open with wonder at the simplicity and beauty of your home. The old red and green are not missed.

  54. Perfectly romantic and pretty, my friend. You did so well with what you were trying to achieve. Merry Christmas.

  55. Your Christmas home is beautiful and so serene. Simple but oh so elegant.
    Hugs and happy holidays,

  56. Love that bathroom and off to visit the Sears Kit Home link ( I live in an older bungalow and we have a few kit homes in our neighborhood...I am so interested in that stuff! :)

  57. How lovely and perfectly shabby chic! Before I decided I loved red so much...the colors you choose here were my fave. Your home looks so pretty and calm for the that tub!!

  58. Beautiful and relaxing as always. That's the way the holidays should be!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  59. I love the color palette, the roses are such an unexpected and beautiful touch.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  60. Laurie, so pretty, elegant and simple. Gorgeous. Thank you for linking it up at the linky party at

  61. Simply elegant and gorgeous - so Shabby Chic! Love your home! The prayer rugs do add a wonderful touch - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday - I have moved my blog. You can find me at

  62. Truly a heaven.. Seems like heaven's fresh flowers gallery down at your place..I wish we were friend and you would have invited me for dinner... :p

  63. Your Christmas home is a delight Laurie. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week. You are featured today.
    Merry Christmas,

  64. It's heavenly Laurie but don't get rid of your green and red decor. It will be the rage next year. :) :) Merry Christmas and best wishes for a fabulous 2012. xoxoxo

  65. Your Christmas color palette is so lovely, soothing and harmonious. I too am shying away from red these days. xoxo


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