Well, friends. This just might be one of my favorite days here on IBC. Not only am I sharing my Holiday Home Tour 2016 and my Christmas Decorations with you, but today marks the official beginning of 12 Days of Christmas!

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Now, if that’s not exciting enough, I’m also honored to be participating in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. I’ve watched with wonder as she has hosted this tour for several years now. When I received an email from her asking me to join the seasonal fun, I was filled with holiday cheer. This year, more than 30 bloggers are sharing their Christmas decorations! . Each blogger has a unique style so it’s inspiring to check out all of the homes and their festive decor.

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If you’re currently on the tour and coming over from Ella Claire, welcome to Inspired by Charm (or IBC as we call it around here). Kristen of Ella Claire is amazingly talented, so it’s an honor to follow her on this tour. Wasn’t her home stunning? Check it out here if you missed it.

How Do You Decorate Your House for Christmas:

Okay, now that we’ve taken care of the preliminaries, let’s get on with the tour! (I recommend listening to one of my holiday playlists to set the mood while browsing. You can find them here.) We’ll start in the living room.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

As you might have noticed, thanks to a new rug, this space has a different look. Last year I celebrated the holidays with cool blues, teals, and greens. This year, things are feeling warm and cozy.

Before we go any further – I know how much many of you liked my previous rug. I loved it, too. However, I was ready for a change, and this rug from RugsUSA offered me just what I needed.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

With the new rug in place, I opted for traditional reds and greens to create a warm and cozy space that’s ideal for enjoying a Christmas movie on the couch with a big cup of hot cocoa in hand.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I also managed to squeeze a tree into this space. I found this slim flocked pencil tree that fit perfectly next to my couch. Decorated in hues to match the room, it’s the perfect festive accessory.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

The star of my mantel this year is this pair of elk antlers that I scored at a local thrift shop. I actually live in Elk County, PA so the antlers are quite fitting. In fact, one of largest roaming elk herds is about 30 minutes from my house.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Adorned with fresh greens, copper ornaments, and acorns, my mantel is dressed for the season.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

My DIY wood stockings also made a return this year. You can learn how to make those here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Side note: Be sure to check out Shop IBC if you’re looking for product links. I’ll try and link up most things there to make it easy to find and shop for products.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Since I eliminated the aqua from this area, I also picked up a new lamp to better suit the space. I also couldn’t resist this #naughty pillow from Grandin Road.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Now, let’s turn on those twinkle lights. I tucked a dimmable strand of LED wire lights into the greenery around my mantel. They are awesome. You can find them here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

My tree adds such a magical glow to this space. I’m so happy I was able to finally have one in this room. Those adorable wood ornaments are from Tree Hopper Toys.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Colorful Christmas Decorations for your Home:

Okay, let’s head over to the office.

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If you’re new to IBC, my house layout is a bit weird because it used to be a bed and breakfast. At one point this living room / office space combo was sectioned off by a bathroom. Then it became a gift shop. At this point it’s just a big fun space for me.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

This is where the blog magic happens.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Over by my desk, things are looking the same. However, I found a new home for my printer (It’s in my closet thanks to wifi printing.), so I had a bit of extra space for decorating.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

These trees LED candles from Grandin Road look great on a wood tray embellished with fresh pine. The geometric himmeli wreath over my Stendig Calendar was a HomeGoods find! I love it.

In this room I added yet another tree next to my office table.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I create a entire post on this Fun, Festive, and Flocked Christmas Tree. It actually has a little surprise to it. If you want to check out it’s secret, you can do that here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

This tree is mostly decked out in ornaments from the allen + roth collection at Lowe’s. They are carrying these beautiful geometric ornaments this year, and I just couldn’t get enough of them. That beautiful plaid ribbon was a HomeGoods find! It’s perfection!

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I also baked up this beautiful gingerbread village with a cake mold I found at HomeGoods. That’s another little sneak peek at things to come during this years 12 Days of Christmas! (So many things to look forward to, right? I’m such a tease!)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

My favorite nutcrackers returned to my perfectly pink dresser. Paired with the newest Elf print from Lindsay Letters, it couldn’t get more perfect. “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

As we move into the dinning room, you’ll notice I filled a white vase in my entryway with fresh winterberry. This stuff is just gorgeous. I want to put it everywhere. This is the first year I’ve used fresh pine and berries in my home. I’m not sure I can go back to faux!

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I also picked up two of these gold peace signs from CB2. Given the state of the world these days, I couldn’t imagine a better way to greet my guests than with a sign of peace.

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I tied them up with black satin ribbon and more fresh pine.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas Decorations for your Dining Room:

Over in the dining room I opted for metallics, black, and just a touch of green.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Going with mostly blacks and golds made me a little nervous since black isn’t a traditional Christmas color. However, with lots of sparkle, it came together better than I could have hoped.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

A few years ago, I never would have mixed gold, silver, and copper. This year, I broke the rules and just went for it.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

The inspiration came from various sources, but it all started with this Designer Lit tree from Grandin Road. It’s unique in that it’s lit with over 6,000 tiny LED lights. That’s not a typo. It really has 6,720 lights to be exact. (Unfortunately, it’s currently sold out for the year.)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’m not an expert at beautifully capturing Christmas tree lights (The the dreary gray weather wasn’t helping either.), but this is a stunner.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Pure magic!

It’s definitely not traditional, but when you’re decorating with gold and black, tradition kind of goes out the window.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Along with lots of glimmering metallics, this tree has gold sequined unicorns, faux fur ribbon, and an owl tree topper. I’m so lucky I get to experiment with new trees every year. I honestly never expected a tree like this, but I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate around it.

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Over in the opposite corner of the room, I upgraded my $5 thrift store bar cart to something a bit more refined and larger for serving up holiday cocktails. (More about that soon! I’m trying to get one to giveaway!)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’ve set the table with a variety of things I found at HomeGoods. From the big mercury glass trees to the faux fur table runner to the dinnerware, black, white, and metallic never looked so chic. I’ll be posting more about this tablescape in the coming weeks over on the HomeGoods Design Happy blog.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’ll also probably pop back in to talk more about this tree. There’s just so much holiday cheer. I can’t fit it all in one post. I did tuck a few presents under the tree topped with my free printable gift tags and DIY concrete ornaments.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to try something totally new this year.

Rainbow-Inspired Christmas Decorations:

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I decided to style my staircase banister with garland. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m crazy in love with it. I chose the soft pine garland from Grandin Road which has battery operated LED lights, complete with timer. Set it and forget it. (I’m sad to report that this garland is currently sold out for the year. However, you can check out some of their other garlands HERE.)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

With the green garland in place, I simply wrapped it with another garland of Christmas balls. (You might remember that I used it on my flocked tree a few years ago.)

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Two simple steps yielded this dramatic, colorful, and festive garland. If you come and visit me, you might find me sitting on the stairs gazing at it. (Please bring me a cocktail because I’m not moving.)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’d say my first staircase garland was a success.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

And that’s a wrap for my Holiday Home Tour 2016! I have a couple dedicated posts coming up where I’ll show you around my kitchen and take you upstairs, so please stop by in the coming weeks. The festive fun continues!

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Now, don’t forget to continue on the Holiday Housewalk. Next up is The Yellow Cap Cod. Sarah is such a talented decorator. You’re going to love how she’s decked her halls for the season. Head on over and check it out.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

 

 

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Thank you so much for joining me for all the festive fun today. If you want to see more of my home or how I decorate for other seasons, you can find all of my home tours here. If you’re on the hunt for more holiday inspiration and christmas decorations, click here for those posts.

Happy Holidays to my friends both old and new!

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  • Cassie Bustamante at

    i don’t even know where to start because it’s all just so amazing and perfectly done. you do holidays better than anyone, michael…. seriously! i wanna come over! oh and LOVE those peace signs!

  • Margaret at

    Thought it’s not exactly “christmas” decor my favorite are the floor pouffs!

  • tanya at

    I Need those Santa tags!!!! Where do o get hem!!! Love it all!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks for your permission. Mic dropped. Cheers!

      xo Michael

  • Becky at

    WOW!! Love it all–love the pops of color and that staircase garland is simply divine!

  • Vanessa at

    This is the day I have been waiting for…whoop, whoop! I adore the living room, I mean…I cold seriously take a cozy nap in there. Of course all the trees are amazing as always. I LOVE that you use your Christmas past stuff in different ways-so awesome! Merry Christmas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Vanessa! I hope I lived up to your expectations. I’m always so nervous about disappointing people. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! It means so much to me! <3

      xo Michael

  • Sarah at

    Where did you find that garland (both the LED cedar version and the ornament one) They look awesome and I’d totally love to copy that look.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The LED garland is from Grandin Road, but it’s sold out for the season. The ball garland was something I found at a local gift shop. However, I did see it on eBay last year.

      xo Michael

  • melissa newell at

    THAT Garland – #swoon! Loving the pop of green everywhere too…fresh! Love the tour..thanks

  • Laura Jo at

    Oh my gosh, I just LOVE it all!! Your attention to detail is inspirational. I don’t know which tree is my favorite, they are all so beautiful! I’m new to your blog but I’ll most definitely be a regular now. You are so talented! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  • Brooke Christen at

    You are awesome. I always love your home tours. You kill me with three trees and that amazing garland and all so unique and gorgeous. Merry Christmas! And I will be entering to win your giveaway!

  • Jennifer Rizzo at

    Thank you so much for being on the tour and sharing your awesome home with us! I love your touches of red in your living room and that stairway garland!!! I am in LOVE!!!!! Seriously, it’s awesome!

  • Angela D. Boone at

    Your home tour is lovely, as usual. I love your trees, especially the one with the trucks. Where did you find the plaid wrapping paper?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The green and red plaid is from Target and the black and white plaid is from JoAnns.

      xo Michael

  • Antonella | White House Crafts at

    Michael, I really love your home, especially your office. You have great style, and three trees! I am envious of all that space haha. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! I was really fortunate to be able to squeeze them all in.

      xo Michael

  • Julia@Cuckoo4Design at

    Oh my goodness! So many amazing details to drink in. I always enjoy your fabulous mix of traditional, vintage and modern with no lack of color. You are so good.

  • Lucy at

    Each photo is better than the next and I want to move on but I keep scrolling to the top and looking at the post over and over again. You are incredible Michael.

  • Matilda Joyce at

    So…
    A. Love the newly neutral living room. It looks fab, and the wood lamp base adds so much warmth.
    B. I never would have thought I’d love black in Christmas decorating, but it all looks wonderful.
    C. That garland is everything! ?

  • Lisa Mothersead at

    I love the use of black and all the modern elements! Beautiful home! ?

  • Chris at

    All I can say is Wow, Wow, Wow! Just beautiful. I absolutely lov your trees every year but the flocked pencil tree is so fantastic. I can’t stop scrolling through this post.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Chris!!

      xo Michael

  • Layne at

    I just love everything you have done! The garland is especially fabulous, I would sit there and just stare at it too! Your whole house is really just magical. I really enjoyed seeing it-well, I always love any of your house tours!
    Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re welcome to join me on the stairs anytime. Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • laura janning at

    is it possible to love EVERY single thing and then some. Holiday perfection.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I think so! 😉 Thanks Laura!

      xo Michael

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