Hello beautiful Friends!! Today I am excited to be taking part in the Seasonal Simplicity Series Christmas Tours hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from the The Happy Housie. If you are coming over from Willow Street Interiors, wasn’t her kitchen gorgeous?? And welcome!
Today I am excited to share my kitchen! If you follow me, you know that last year my kitchen still looked like this:
And so of course, I didn’t do much to decorate it. We had just moved in at the end of the Summer and although the bones of this kitchen were amazing, it wasn’t my style at all.
But this Summer we gave this kitchen the light and bright new look it was crying out for!
I knew I would enjoy adding a few Christmassy touches this year:
You can visit our kitchen makeover post HERE.
We really use our kitchen most nights so I didn’t want to go too crazy in here, but I started with a fun centerpiece for the island:
We have a lot of white with pops of blue in our home, so I always welcome the bright red at the Holidays.
I’ve tried a more neutral look for Christmas and I always come back to the red.
I love this little countdown truck I picked up at Hobby Lobby this year…
Except now there are only 21 days until Christmas! Yikes! Can you believe that?
See, I didn’t go too crazy at all. And our kitchen is still totally functional.
I searched hard for a festive rug I liked to go in front of the sink…still on the hunt!
See how I added glass panels to one of our cabinets HERE.
See how I built our custom range hood cover HERE.
My mother-of-pearl backsplash still makes me smile every time I come in here!
See how I installed it HERE.
See how I beefed up our old island and added beadboard HERE.
I also added some greenery and pops of red to our eat-in area:
Those red poinsettias came from Walmart a few years ago, but they have them every year. They are velvet and really beautiful in person, with a little clip on the back.
The elf feet came from Michaels a couple of years ago, and I just love the touch of whimsy they add. The greenery I used in the pitchers was an after-Christmas clearance find from Pier One. They have the most realistic greenery.
Our kitchen opens to our living room:
I didn’t add much to the built-ins this year. You can see our Christmas living room from last year HERE.
Remember my mini Christmas village I painted and shared the other day?
Revisit that post and see how these houses started HERE.
And that concludes my Christmas in the kitchen tour!
It was fun to decorate it this year!
The next stop on the tour is Happy Happy Nester. Visit her beautiful Cottage Christmas Home Tour HERE!
For even more Christmas decorating inspiration, visit all the ladies on the tour below:
Sincerely, Marie Designs
Satori Design for Living
Finding Silver Pennies
Willow Street Interiors
Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Happy Happy Nester
Life is a Party
Two Twenty One
Tatertots and Jello
The Happy Housie
House of Wood
Inspiration for Moms
Town and Country Living
In My Own Style
The Turquoise Home
Deeply Southern Home
So Much Better With Age
Love Create Celebrate
Clean and Scentsible
House by Hoff
A Pretty Life
Rooms FOR Rent
Jenna Kate at Home
Sand & Sisal
Paint Me Pink
Place of My Taste
Maison de Cinq
The Happy Housie
Home Made Lovely
Maison de Pax
Just a Girl and Her Blog
Sawdust 2 Stitches
The DIY Mommy
All Things With Purpose
Thanks for visiting my kitchen! I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I put together the arrangement on our island plus what I made for our coffee table as well! 🙂
UPDATE: See how easily our Island centerpiece came together HERE!
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Carolyn Price says
Christy, you are so ambitious and talented. I cannot get over what you can do with some basic power tools and some paint brushed/sprayers. Girl, you have serious skills!
Love your kitchen this year. How bright!! The textured fabric poinsettia bloom is stunning. Every touch makes me want to come over this morning for a cup of coffee in your lovely kitchen.
Wishing the BEST of the holiday season and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours! <3
Aww you are the best, Carolyn! Thank you so much! It would be awesome to be able to have you over for coffee!! Merry Christmas! XOXO
Carolyn Price says
This former English teacher cannot leave the error uncorrected. lol!
Oh ha ha!! You are a hoot! 🙂
What a difference a year makes! Your kitchen makeover is fantastic, and I love how you’ve styled it for Christmas. Beautiful!
Right?? Thank you so much, Shauna! XO
Karen Moore says
Very cute and festive. Just right.
Thank you, Karen! XOXO
Your kitchen looks fantastic, Christy! It’s so light and fresh. I love all the pops of red and I’m crushing hard on that pale blue island. Lovely tour, friend!
Thank you so much, Amanda! Merry Christmas! XO
Robyn Wright says
I love that you wrote ‘Can you believe that?’ then the next photo has a “Believe” sign in it. LOL!
Beautiful as always!
Ha ha I didn’t even notice that! Thank you, Robyn! XOXO
Robyn Wright says
Also, where do you find that awesome counter top tree in the bucket?
I found the tree at the thrift store several years ago, but I just picked up the cute bucket at Michaels this year! 🙂
I love all your decorations, well basically all of it.
Thank you so much, Alicia! XOXO
Your home looks so festive and cozy !
Paloma from Casa de Paloma https://casadepaloma.blogspot.com/2018/12/blogmas-day-2-gift-guides-for-him-and.html
Beautiful! It’s just right, not too much, not too little. And I still really like that you use RED! ???? Me too!
Thank you, Becky! And yeah girl, there isn’t a lot of red these days, huh? I love it too! XOXO
I LOVE the RED!!!!! And very happy to see it!!!!! Why be like everyone else…that thinks they are being different with blue and beige!!!!???
I am going to have to steal that Christmas Village tray….soooo cute!!!! I am on the hunt for pieces. Everyone must be reading your blog cuz I can’t find any!!!!
Yay thank you, Addie!! I do love red for Christmas too. I have tried to go more neutral, but it just doesn’t feel like Christmas to me like the red does. Good luck finding pieces for your village! Someone mentioned they found some small houses at their dollar store! XOXO
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
I love all the pops of red in your beautiful new kitchen!! So festive and pretty!! 🙂 xo
Thanks, Nancy! It was fun to decorate it this year! XOXO
Your kitchen is looking great. I love your little painted village, so sweet.
Thank you, Danyelle! XO
I remember the reveal on the kitchen and I just loved the backsplash and I think I love it even more now, it is so pretty. Really like the Christmas red too. Call it quits and enjoy the season!
Okay, maybe one or two more little projects!
Thank you so much, Mary! I really enjoyed decorating our kitchen for Christmas this year! I am trying hard to enjoy the little moments this season, but wow is it flying by! XOXO
What a stunning kitchen makeover Christy. I love the pops of red. It feels so bright and festive. Thank you for sharing and joining in the tour.
Thank you, Krista! It was fun to add some Christmas to our kitchen this year! Thanks for organizing this series…I know it is a lot of work! XOXO
I love all the red in your Christmas decor Christy! I always end up going back to red too, it’s just so Christmas-y to me!
Thanks, Kaycee! Yes, love the red for Christmas!! XOXO
I love all your holiday kitchen decor. I love the beautiful color combination of aqua and red is it so fresh and fun! I love your little elf on your kitchen island, he has a ton of personality!
Thank you, Janine! I have tried to move away from the reds, but I always end up back with them. That elf has been moved form room to room for the last ten years or so…he really does have so much personality in his little face. Thanks for stopping by! XO
Your kitchen is beautiful. It’s so light, bright and airy and ready for the holidays. I LOVE your backsplash tiles and how bright it is with your updates.
Thank you so much, Danielle! XO
Sheila DelCharco says
I love the pops of red! Really feels like Christmas! I need to get painting the set of skis I got from someone’s trash, much to my husband’s dismay but thanks to your inspiration from last year!
Thank you, Sheila!! Ha ha…good job! Now get them painted lol! XOXO
Kevin Rebecca says
You are so talented! The only thing I would add is tiny wreath with a red bow onto one of your Xmas village houses. It would draw your eye to them and tie them into your while scheme. ????. LOVE all you do and have an entire village of my own you’ve inspired me to paint!! Thanks for the great blog!!
Aww thank you so much, Kevin! I love that idea and might need to do just that now! Have fun with your village! XOXO
What a wonderful sense of style you give most everything you do. Have a Happy Holiday.
Aww thank you so much, Maureen! I really appreciate that! Enjoy the season! XOXO
I love the pops of red you used in your kitchen. The poinsettia blooms you used are so pretty! Next year I am going to have to remember to look for those.
Thank you, Paula! I love the traditional red for Christmas, and I use those those poinsettias all over the house. Hope you are staying warm this weekend! XOXO
Julie Briones says
Gorgeous tour… and very inspiring. I’m going to add a wreath to my little portal window next year! 😉 Pinning!
Thanks, Julie! Yes I hang wreaths on just about anything ha ha. Merry Christmas! XOXO