Christmas in LA

living-room-holiday5 copyHere’s a peek into our house as decorated for Christmas. Better late than never right?, and who knows I may never take down that little white tree…

living-room-holiday-treeliving-room-holiday-tree2living-room-holiday2-640-2… and certainly not this DIY wall hanging. :)

DIY-eucalyptus-wall-hangingliving-room-holiday-shelvesI wanted the holiday decorations to blend with the decor but still add all that extra sparkle that makes the season special. Usually I like to err on EXTRA Christmas flair but being this pregnant I wasn’t sure how quickly the decorations will actually make it back into their boxes after the fact, so better to do it with a restrained hand. I did this by using a lot of metallic gold, a white tree, white lights, some natural greens, and then spread it throughout the house so most surfaces had a touch of seasonal love.

It is also the first time we have spent the holidays in the renovated space! To see how far we’ve come, check out the living room before we knocked through a couple walls in the before photos here, and all of the renovation progress so far, here.

Sources for everything that I can think of below:

Top Photo:
Coffee Table (the the white tree is on) from CB2 // White Tree by Vickerman // Gold Ornaments by Ikea // Hanging Chair (yard sale!) find more options here, and here, and here and here // Mill Console Table by CB2 // Door by AAW (stained with 1 part Light Walnut & 2 parts Provencal by Varathane) // Rubber plant (by door) & planter from Home Depot // Vintage Hardoy Chair from Surfing Cowboys // Sofa from HD buttercup // Coffee Table is Vintage found at the Long Beach Flea // Rug from The Rug Warehouse // Chandelier by Jonathan Adler // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr // Mid-century stool, vintage // Sheepskin from Ikea // Basket from Chicos // Pillows by Little Korboose // Glass Terrarium from Urban Outfitters // Candle Holder, Vintage // Gold Bowl by CB2

Bottom Photo:
DIY built-in shelves see post here // Coffee table (vintage) from Surfing Cowboys // Rug from RugsUSA.com // Chairs (vintage found at Long Beach Flea) // White Vases, Squirrel, Dog Bookends and Whale Pitcher from Jonathan Adler // Gold Starbursts from Waiting on Martha // Gold Bowls and Cube Wire Sculptures from CB2 // Bronze Cats (vintage from Rosebowl Flea) // Framed Photo by Max Wanger // Art Deco Clock (vintage) // Ceramic Hand // Starburst Mirror from Target (old) find similar here or here  // Paint Color: Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball // Gold Animals by Dwell Studio from Wayfair // Black Faceted Vases by Dwell Studio from Wayfair

Images by Shescorts Sherman Samuel

  • Love the space. Looks very calming. I’d love to hear more about your plans for decorating once the baby comes. Seems like it’s always a struggle to fit in all the baby gear and still have a home look great! :)

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H

    love that wall hanging.

  • Christmas is LA looks just perfect and I love that wall hanging. Definitely need to recreate!

  • Hi Anna,
    Luckily all those cabinets under the shelves, by the TV are empty so we will have a lot of hidden storage for stashing toys and what not, but when it comes to big stuff I think I’m screwed because there just isn’t much space! I think limiting items to what we really need will help but we will see. Thankfully we have a garage for strollers etc.

  • Thanks Kristin & Chelsea, Happy new Year!

  • Oh my goodness! Wow! Everything is just amazing!
    xx

  • katelyn womble

    How did you make the wall hanging?

  • Stephen Dooley

    I just love everything, but think I am obsessing over the Octagon Mirror. Where did you source that? I am scanning your blog, so if it is listed somewhere on here, hopefully, I will find it. :)

  • Where did you find that fantastic chandelier?

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    I have been searching for this rug everywhere and cannot find it!! Could you give me any info from the tag or your memory about the maker of it?? Thanks!

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