Christmas has definitely made its appearance at Bayberry House. Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour!

Folks who have been following IBC for a while know that this is one of my favorite posts each year. While I’ve been gabbing about Christmas for a month now, this post kicks off the season in my home. As always, it is my pleasure to show you around.

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This tour is part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. Coincidentally, this is my third year on the Housewalk and my third home. Crazy, right? If you’re currently on the tour and have clicked over from Kristen of Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, welcome! Her holiday decor is so lovely!

In case I’m your first stop on the Holiday Housewalk and you want to see all the homes, you can click here to start at the beginning. Each blogger will link to another blogger so you can easily continue on the Housewalk!

Whether you’re new to Inspired by Charm or a long-time reader, I am delighted you’re here! I bought this home, which I’ve named Bayberry House, back in May so this is my first Christmas here. I still have lots of remodeling and updates to do in the kitchen, bedrooms, office, and other spaces, so those places aren’t included on this tour. But don’t worry, that hasn’t stopped me from decking out the rest of my halls!

I will also have many more decorating and entertaining ideas to share as the holiday season progresses, so be sure to join the IBC Mailing List if you’re not already on it. I send out an email every Saturday morning with all the posts from the week. I don’t want you to miss a thing.

Now that the introduction is complete, let’s get into the Holiday Housewalk. I think I’ll start in my entryway.

(Also, just wanted to note there are a lot of pictures. Not apologizing, just noting.  I suggest grabbing a cup of cocoa and listening to my Christmas playlists while your scroll.)

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This space recently received a paint job. The deep blue walls certainly make the holiday decor pop, don’t you think?

I have a few themes going on in my holiday decor this year. The most notable may be the touches of Christmas past. Throughout my spaces, you’ll see nods to nostalgia and family.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

The banister is wrapped in a faux pine garland with a Christmas ball garland and a felt ball garland woven in. I also brought in this little table that I found at a local thrift store. It’s the perfect spot to drop my keys and mail when coming in the door. I even added a real Christmas tree (well, the top of a one) to this glass jar.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

There’s another small table in my entryway where I’ve placed glass trees, a set of plastic deer from my grandparents (they are my favorite Christmas accessory), and a holiday print with my favorite quote from the movie Elf.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

If you make a left when coming through the front door, you’ll end up in my family room. In the corner, is my red nostalgia-inspired Christmas tree. (I shared that tree on the blog last week. You can see more of it here.)

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With a huge fireplace and a TV, this is where I spend time when I’m home in the evenings. I shared a separate post with all the details of this space decorated for Christmas. You can see that here.

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I ordered new furniture for this room, but the delivery is running a little late. That means I’ll probably be showing you around this space again in a couple weeks. Stay tuned!

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A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

Across the hall from the family room is my living room.

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I have been bursting with excitement to share this space. In fact, I’ve been teasing you with my “green tree” on Instagram for weeks and weeks. Here she is in all her splendor!

(I have a full post dedicated to this tree. You can read it here.)

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this tree turned out. It may be one of my new favorites.

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The inspiration for this tree came from these velvet emerald green chairs I ordered in the fall. I also thought that a green tree would be a fitting complement to my red one.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

I put together a separate post to tell you more about this green tree. You can find that here.  I even filmed a few quick videos to walk you through my process of decorating a tree, so stay tuned for that. I’ll be sharing it soon.

Once the theme was set for the tree, I used it as inspiration for the rest of the room. While I never want my home to feel “don’t-sit-on-the-furniture fancy,” this space is definitely on the formal side. With that in mind, I added touches of gold, white, and wood.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

There is likewise a bit of navy blue since I used my existing rug and ottoman.

Over on the fireplace, I arranged another faux pine garland and strung a delicate gold garland on it. The large mirror is another thrift-store find. So are the beautiful brass candlesticks.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

I tucked a random assortment of stockings into the garland. I was especially excited to use my DIY wood stockings again. (Yes, I made those! You can find the tutorial here.)

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

You’ll notice there’s a bar cart in this room as well. (There’s one in my family room, too.) I didn’t intend to have a bar cart in here, but I got this one for a project and ended up liking it so much that I decided to make it work. (Speaking of bar carts and cocktails, I have a full list of holiday cocktail recipes here.)

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

On the opposite side of the room, I finally got my new-to-me cabinet filled and styled. It’s a mix of things cozy and Christmas.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

No, your eyes did not deceive you. That’s a different sofa! Although it’s the same color as my previous one, it’s much bigger, sexier, and more comfortable. I’m loving it.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

I’ve also added art to the walls, including the piece that used to be in my dining room, a vintage photo of my grandparents, and this new canvas print from Lindsay Letters. Isn’t it gorgeous!?

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Speaking of art and Lindsay Letters, let’s move to the next room to check out the new art in my dining room.

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I love me a paint-by-number print (in keeping with my vintage-inspired Christmas theme), so when I saw this piece, I knew I had to have it for this space. I’m crazy about it!

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(I’m also excited to tell you that Lindsay has graciously offered IBC readers a discount code to TheArtBar.co (her shop)! You can use the code “inspiredbychmarm” to save 15%! I’ve been buying from her for years and have never been disappointed.)

With the art in place, I decorated the rest of the room to match. It’s a touch of modern and a splash of vintage all rolled into one. My holiday heart is happy!

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

I used this vintage pie safe (I had been a bar cabinet in my former apartment.) to set up a hot cocoa station.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

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I was so excited to find this vintage plaid thermos. It truly brought this little vignette to life. Speaking of cocoa, you can grab the recipe for my hot cocoa mix here. It’s yummy, and it makes a great gift!

 

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Along the dining table, I laid down a fresh pine garland and tucked in white trees and candles.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Over on the sideboard, I added modern glass trees, vintage jars with peppermint sticks, and a bottle of the bubbly set in a vintage ironstone tea leaf bowl.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

For a final quirky touch, I hung this neon “merry” sign on the front of the sideboard. It’s sold out now, so I’m so glad I snagged it early. It’s such an unexpected piece.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

And with that, I would say Bayberry House is merry, bright, and ready for Christmas. Don’t you agree?

I’m still putting the finishing touches on the exterior of Bayberry House, but I’ll be certain to share pictures of that as soon as the decorating is complete. Hopefully, by next Christmas, I’ll have a new kitchen and will have made more progress in my bedrooms so I can do a whole house Holiday Home Tour.

Thank you so much for joining me on this Holiday Housewalk. It is a joy to share my home. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it!

If you’re continuing along, Sarah from The Yellow Cape Cod is next. You will love her festive holiday home.

Merry Christmas to each of you!

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  • Leah at

    Virtual and real house tours have become a holiday tradition for my girlfriends and me. Thank you for opening your gorgeous home to us. As usual, I am enthralled by your decor.

  • Amanda Taylor at

    Oh my goodness Michael! This is the most beautiful Christmas house I’ve ever seen! And I’m with you on the green tree. It might be my new favorite of your trees 🙂

  • Lisa at

    Just when I think I can’t love one of your spaces as much as the last- I end up loving it even more. I adore the classic and vintage vibe in this house and LOVE the trees you did with the creative use of traditional red and green.

  • Teresa at

    Michael,
    Your home is totally gorgeous….my favorite by far! Your living room was stunning and that beautiful green/gold flocked tree was the icing on the cake. Where did you get that beautiful painting in your dining room? It just makes the room pop!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much!! The source for the paint is linked in the post. There’s even a discount code!

      xo Michael

  • Teri at

    Wow, just wow! It’s all so happy & bright. I love everything, but especially the green tree. It’s a m a z I n g! I was hoping you’d use the green on a tree from those awesome chairs in that room, and wow, you sure did! Not sure they were your inspiration, but that shade of green is beautiful!
    You & your lovely home inspire me. Merry Christmas, Michael! 🎄

  • Vanessa at

    OH holy Christmas Michael, this is just amazing!! You inspire me so much; I appreciate your talent more than you know. I think you should really consider a GIG as a Christmas elf-simply magical!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. Love that! Thank you so much!!

      xo Michael

  • Cindi at

    OH MY GOODNESS MICHAEL IT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

  • Gail at

    I could not wait for you to post your tour and as usual it is stunning! You are a genius with color! And that green tree is heavenly! I am loving watching you decorate Bayberry House. Enjoy the Holidays Michael ❤️

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Gail!

      xo Michael

  • Julie at

    It’s absolutely amazing! I’d love to have just half of your talent. You’ve outdone yourself! The green chairs + tree just might be my favorite, but it’s all so beautiful!

  • Christy at

    I think you’ve truly outdone yourself this year! Your décor is always fabulous, but wow! I love, love, love your stunning green tree! Wishing you happiest of holidays!

  • Stephanie Chipman at

    Absolutely stunning! I love the use of strong color and especially the emerald greens. Beautiful!

  • Sarah at

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  • Kristen at

    Your Christmas decor never disappoints, but you have outdone yourself this year! It’s stunning! I love that the decor is beautiful, while still feeling traditional and welcoming. A beautiful home, not a show piece. Well done and thank you for sharing such inspirational spaces! Merry Christmas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Kristen!

      xo Michael

  • laura janning at

    you had me at that gorgeous green tree. it’s beautiful…well everything is. enjoy the holidays at Bayberry

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Will do! Thank you, Laura!!

      xo Michael

  • Lucy at

    Michael ….you know when something is just sooo good that it deserves some sorta swearing ? Lol like “this so bleeping good!!!”
    ! I think my favourite from everything I’ve see on the interwebs this year. Sigh xo

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Omg. Haha. I love you, friend. I especially appreciate this because I BLEEPING LOVE your work too. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. Thank you so very very much!!

      xo Michael

  • Mike Trobiano at

    THIS IS HOW YOU DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE!!!! And you did it not once, but TWICE. Incredible job this year, Michael!! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awwww! Thank you Mike!!
      xo Michael

  • Mary Wilding at

    I’m a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas decor and your home is so perfectly traditional and lovely. Beautiful decorations that still keep everything warm and inviting!
    Mary Wilding

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Mary!

      xo Michael

  • Wilma at

    As always…perfect in every way! Merry Christmas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Merry Christmas!! Thanks!!

      xo Michael

  • KC1 at

    Your Christmas trees are incredible!!!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Jennifer K. at

    YES! You nailed it! I’m OB-SESSED! You time and effort and attention to detail do not go unnoticed. Once again, you’ve left me inspired!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much!!

      xo Michael

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