Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Home Tour


'Tis the Season! And that means Holiday decorations are on many people's minds. Every year in the Fabulous Forties neighborhood of Sacramento, so-called because of the fabulous historic homes lining the streets numbered 40th through 49th and any extra streets in the area, there is the wonderful Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour which benefits the Sacred Heart Parish School. Homeowners, Interior Designers and Floral Designers pool their talents and give us all a show that definitely puts one in the Holiday spirit!
The house portraits were done by Pat Illouli of  House Portraits USA
I had a little bonding time with my Mom last Friday as we went through every inch of every home. I thought you might like a peak!

The first house is a 1924 Colonial home, and the beautiful decor was designed by Wes Green of Twiggs Floral Gallery. Wes is my "go to" guy for floral design here in Sacramento. He is so creative! I just like to stop into his shop every now and again for inspiration.

In the entry, Wes set the theme with white poinsettias, wreaths with gilt magnolia leaves and the home owners' own golden angel. What a way to start the tour! 

In the Living Room, the tree was festooned with more gold ribbon, ostrich feathers and glittery twigs. The home owners' angel ornaments and framed photos of their family nestled in between. Gold and silver wrapped presents wait under the tree....


The mantle was also decked with greenery, gold ribbon and white roses. There were a few Faberge styled eggs and a gilded clock to add a bit of glamour......


I loved the sweet tiny chair next to the fireplace with the little present waiting for a special someone....


In the Dining Room, the table was set with cut crystal and lots of silver making everything glitter. Lots of greenery with lilies, red tipped roses, and white cyclamen made for a grand display....


On the sideboard, there was the prettiest chrysanthemum tree with magnolia leaves and glass beads at the base. Such great ideas I am taking away from this house!


Moving into the Kitchen, Wes put together an ivy topiary tree with pomegranates at the base, hydrangeas at the top of the tree and base with more evergreens. Red roses sit on top of the pomegranates. So pretty!.....


In the Breakfast Nook, everyone was ooohhhing and aaahhhing at the tiny circus music box that was at the table's center. The circus ring was turning and the little animals and clowns were moving. It was adorable! What tot wouldn't love to sit down Christmas morning to this?! Wes surrounded the Big Top with roses and greenery. There were individual little bouquets with glass candy canes in the center of each one at each place setting. He also added ornaments and strings of peppermint candies from the chandelier....visions of sugarplums!




As I was reluctantly leaving to see the next house, I passed this wreath of magnolia leaves with ivy, more pomegranates, red pepper tree berries and a nest of cyclamen......


This house was worth the price of admission all on its own, but we had four more homes to see....so off we went....

More tomorrow!

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11 comments:

The enchanted home said...

This is just breathtaking!! I love every single room and I can really see that much love and planning went into the careful and beautfiul execution of each space. What a treat!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a lovely chrysanthemum tree. Inspired idea. And such a lovely photo with the sun coming in by the window. Well done!

Splendid Sass said...

Katie, this home is beautiful, and the decorations are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing.
Teresa
xoxo

Julian | sofas piel said...

I love your ideas for Christmas decorating ideas was searching the net and I came across your wonderful blog, congratulations and Merry Christmas from Spain.

Barbara@HausDesign said...

What a gorgeous, elegant home! My favorites were that unusual wreath and using the gilded twigs on the tree...I'm going to have to try that. Beautiful!

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Oh this has made me want to get a tartan table cloth, it's so utterly festive.

Linda in AZ * said...

***....... BUT KATIE (!), I don't think I can WAIT til tomorrow to see MORE!!!!! I think it's going to be hard to get to sleep tonight!!!

I... LUVED... EVERYTHING!!! MANY THANKS!!!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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Sean Riker said...

You are the sweetest and you did an amazing job. This needs to be the reference for anyone who does not know how to tackle a long narrow space. It feels so inviting, and each area has a focus. The photography is stunning, well done Jaimie. Your decorating is my favorite style, a splash of Palm Beach Chic throughout. I really want to know more about how you painted the detail on those lamps. My favorite vignette is the chair with the brass lamp, Kerry's art, and the sconce...stunning!

Rachel said...

The mint interior painting in the living room reminds me of New England living. Beautiful home.