• Mansa Krishnamurthy

Elegant Modern Christmas Home Tour

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

This year, I'm participating in Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk Linky Party 2020!

Hey friends! And welcome to back to another fun round of Seasonal Simplicity Holiday Series! I'm so thrilled to be sharing part two of my Holiday Home tour with you! In case you missed part one, which I shared last week, you can find that Holiday Home tour here. If you are visiting from Sheila's home, welcome! So glad you stopped by my tour today! And if you are a regular visitor here, thank you so much for joining me! I'm absolutely delighted to be joining my friends on this elegant modern Christmas Home tour today - there is just so much inspiration! Make sure to scroll down to the very bottom of this post to check out everyone's take on decorating for the holidays.

As you enter my home, you will my great room tree front and center! Since this is the view right as you walk in, I always try to deck and style this tree to the max.

Since my great room tree is all pomp and circumstance, I decided to keep my foyer table lightly decorated. I grouped some greenery in a vase along with some mini trees that I have collected over the years to create a "mini" tree farm.

This year, I opted for an elegant modern "snow" covered look. This tree is actually an all green tree, but it looks like it's flocked right?

I love the way an all flocked tree looks, but for this tree, I wanted some greenery to pop through. I thought back to my last trip to Switzerland in the winter, and how the evergreen trees would have snow lining the branches. To achieve that look in a green tree, I tucked in several strands of white tinsel deep within the branches and added some dusters along the ends of the branches to give it a "snow" capped appearance.

I styled this tree with plenty of white fern and eucalyptus stems, and white and silver ornaments to give it an elegant modern touch.

To create visual interest in all of my trees, I use ornaments of various sizes and finishes. A mixture of clear, white, silver in matte, shimmer and faceted was perfect for this tree. At the end, I added some jeweled snowflake ornaments, and I just love how they glisten during the day and night.

As a finishing touch to the tree, I wrapped the base in a cozy throw and placed some neutral packages underneath the tree. I have to confess, I haven't purchased a single Christmas gift yet, but when I do, this will be the tree where the real presents go!

There's nothing more cozy than a rip roaring fire during the holidays, and I have have mine on since mid November. To make this view better, I hung some faux fur stockings on the mantel using a family of deer stocking holders. I think they are so cute!

The faux deer hide and the pom pom balls are such a luxurious touch and I can't wait to fill these with some fun presents. My husband is definitely going to find a gag gift in his stocking this year!

Since this great room Christmas tree is styled to the nines, I kept the built in shelf decor and the mantel garland fairly simple. I shared some modern shelf styling tips for the holidays on my blog recently, and you can find that blog post here.

My mantel is a long white shelf in high gloss white, and to create the perfect pop, I draped three eucalyptus garlands across it. I love the contrast with the mantel and I think it complements the tree and the white stockings so well. The eucalyptus garlands can be easily twisted, to create a minimal drape effect off the mantel.

If you have been reading my blog and following me on Instagram for a while, you will know I'm a total floral enthusiast. Although the Christmas tree is the star of the show, there is no reason why a little floral decor cannot be sprinkled into the mix!

I added a few of my favorite flower - faux peonies! - with a few green stems in a textured vase, and I think it worked beautifully in the space.

In true Simplicite style, the rest of my great room was kept neutral yet cozy with a mix of black, white and grey throw pillows along with my favorite chunky knit throw blanket.

As you look into my dining room, you may have caught a glimpse of several bottle brush trees lined up on the dining table.

A few years ago, I saw several trees of various finishes lined up on a dining table in a magazine and I have always wanted to re-create the look in my home. I have been an avid collector of bottle brush trees, so this year, I thought it would be the perfect way to showcase my collection.

The row of bottle brush trees keeps my dining room decor simple, and I think that is needed given how full my dining room Christmas tree is! I revealed this tree last week in the first part of my holiday home tour which you can find here.

Since my home is very open concept, I try to keep the looks of my dining room and great room Christmas trees similar. Here are a few close ups of the dining room tree trimmings.

The twisted sparkly ribbon, olive green and champagne ornaments and the pearly white picks make this tree so unique. I'm so in love with how this tree turned out, and really I came up with this color combination using leftover Christmas decor - what a happy accident!

As we head upstairs, to the final stop on this elegant modern Christmas tour, let's take a look at the banister garland.

I used a classic, slightly frosted garland studded with pinecones for the banister. I was planning on adding some real branches, but decided against it. The minimalist in me chose this simple white textured ribbon for the bows up the banister.

Now let's head on upstairs to check out my favorite room of all - the nursery!

I made over this room for the spring round of the One Room Challenge (you can catch the reveal here), and ever since this room was complete, I have been dreaming of dressing it up for the holidays.

The color palette of this room lends itself so well to soft and playful holiday decor! I really had so much fun adding floral and sheer white ribbon, pink ornaments of various sizes and textures and adding my daughter's favorite stuffed animals around her tree!

The tree topper for this Christmas tree was made up of shimmery pale pink poinsettias, alliums and dahlias.

Truth be told, it took me a while to get the combination right. I initially had placed really bright florals at the top of the tree, but the colors were too harsh in such a soft room. With a little bit of pivoting, I arrived at the right tree topper - I am so happy with it!

The floral ribbon was totally the right choice for this tree as it adds a feminine touch. I also added some sheer white ribbon to this tree. I love how it adds fullness, but appears to be "barely there". The additional plum feather stems, pink confetti and mercury glass ornaments are perfect for this tree as well.

The jeweled chandelier ornaments and the dusty blue poinsettias are some character to the tree and the colors certainly play off the wallpaper so well!

I love how her favorite stuffed animals peek through from every angle of the tree.

To finish off this tree, I added a cozy pompom throw and a few pretty packages in pastel colors.

I didn't want to leave the rest of the furniture bare, so I added a prelit pearl garland to the base of the crib and a few ballerina ornaments on either side. A few holiday houses were added in a row to the top of the dresser and my favorite nutcrackers and mini trees to the reading nook.

I am delighted at how my daughter's room turned out - it's so magical! I may just leave this decor up all year!

Thank you all so much for stopping in and visiting me on the Elegant Modern Christmas Home Tour. I had a lot of fun putting this together! Up next on this tour is Chrissy from Chrissy Marie Blog. Her home is beautifully decorated, so you don't want to miss out on her tour!

There are more fun holiday home ideas on the way, so be sure to subscribe to my site be the first to know! If you noticed something on today's tour that you are curious about, or if you want to know more I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below or email me. Feel free to share this tour on Pinterest by pinning any of the images in this post or come say hello on Instagram @thisissimplicite. Before you leave here today, be sure to check out all the holiday home tours linked below!


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