Get your fill of decorating inspiration and warm Christmas stories from our blogger partners with Home for the Holidays: Tree Classics’ Christmas Housewalk! Kicking off the campaign is Jennifer Lutz, with the rest of our participants revealing their gorgeous homes throughout the week.
One of Tree Classics’ Brand Ambassadors, Jennifer is a design and decorating enthusiast who has over a decade of experience staging professional home décor photo shoots. A mother of four lively children, she strives to make each holiday (Christmas in particular) a special, memory-filled event while balancing a very full life.
How would you describe your ideal Christmas?
My ideal Christmas is a cozy house, filled with Christmas lights, music, delicious food, and surrounded by my close friends and family. Ideally we’re opening presents, eating, playing games, relaxing with a good book, and watching our favorite Christmas movies!
Read on as Jen takes us on a tour of her beautiful holiday home.
To kick off the holiday season, I decked my entryway with this Classic Fraser Fir Festive Wreath & Garland set—though for Thanksgiving I used fall accents. After Thanksgiving, I removed the pumpkins and wheat and swapped in a red bench, filled a galvanized bucket with greens and berries, rearranged the lanterns, and added a third garland.
Voilà—easy transitional decor from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
I chose the 7’ Deluxe Noble Fir Snap Tree for my living room, and I love it! It has full Real Feel tips and branches, and is easy to set up.
To complement a collection of glass ornaments that I owned, I decorated my tree with the Silver and Gold Glass Ornament Set. I then added red accents via the tree topper, wrapping paper, as well as the fireplace mantel and hearth décor.
For the mantel, I used a pre-lit Kennedy Fir garland topped with silver LED bulbs that I found at T.J. Maxx to add a bit more shine!
I continued the red and silver mercury glass theme to the mantel and hearth, and hung a piece of real mistletoe on the mirror.
My dining room flows into my living space so I maintained the silver and champagne color palette, accented with greens and pops of red through to the table. I love mixing roses with winter greens and my local florist graciously gave me a great big pile of various tree clippings that I used to line the center of the table.
For the centerpiece, I layered burlap with black and white buffalo check paper and then topped with various greens, large silver votives, gold and red candles, and finally the floral piece.
One of my favorite rules for Christmas decorating is to coordinate with the room décor. That’s pretty easy in my family room which is filled with warm, wood-planked walls; it creates an immediate rustic feel so I go with it. This is the room where we read advent stories, watch Christmas movies, and open Christmas gifts so I hung the family stockings from the chimney with care. I used the pre-lit Kennedy Fir garland & wreath on this family mantel as well. In keeping with the rustic feel, I pulled in antique books, warm candlesticks and holders, and my favorite Currier and Ives themed picture that I happened upon a few years back.
This weeklong campaign has just begun, so stay tuned for more exciting photo reveals and Christmas inspiration from these talented ladies!