Christmas at night is the most beautiful time of all with lights twinkling, candles burning and reflections in our windows and hearts. Today I’m joining some friends in a beautiful Christmas Homes At Night Tour, hosted by Ella Claire Inspired. I’ve been part of this tour for several years now…see THIS POST and THIS POST, and it’s always so fun to see everyone’s beautiful homes.
We are just a little bit different here, since it’s the tropics and always warm. Santa would have a hard time finding a real fireplace chimney to stuff into and slide down, but he’s always welcome to dive into our pool. We have no frost or snow, but this year I’ve created the look so to speak with a white Christmas at night. It’s pale and interesting and all about texture, with perhaps the only rich color at night being the pool that is lit up every night of the year. We recently did a little bit of landscaping around the pool and I’ll share that for another post later.
Our DIY farmhouse table is rustic and I’ve mixed up the various wood tones in the room. I have read that mixing wood tones in a room is a decorating faux pax but NO, I do not think that you have to abide by such ridiculous rules. I’ve sourced everything for you down at the bottom of this post…so keep reading for that! The table is set very simply for our Christmas at night, with lots of mixed metallics.
On the sideboard I have a collection of painted jars done with a twist to make them look old > see THIS POST, a set of copper bowls, and tapers. Before you comment to tell me that the wreath is going to catch on fire, they are far apart. My husband grew up in Switzerland and the tradition was (and still is in some areas) to use REAL CANDLES on the tree. Now that my friends seems like a fire hazard!
A few of you have asked me to share more pull back, full room shots…so here you are. My home is really nothing fancy and that’s how we like it. Since I photographed these shots for Christmas at night, you can get a glimpse beyond the kitchen to the family room. There used to be a solid wall where you now see the opening between the two rooms. The family room used to be the garage and way back before blogging and digital cameras, so I only have a few photos. We did a major renovation and added a large wing to that side of the house complete with the family room, new garage, laundry room and master suite. We just renovated the master bathroom and I can’t wait to share it with you in January!
The living room has two Christmas trees that flank the fireplace, so there is a ton of sparkly glow in here! Years ago we always did a live tree, but honestly those make such a mess that I prefer to stick with faux everything nowadays. I LOVE the rug and it’s actually pet friendly to hose outside, which I’ve done already. Find that at a crazy reasonable price HERE.
Simple, simple…yet elegant. I don’t do any seasonal decorating that is too involved these days or too cluttered. If you want to see this room during the day I posted about it right HERE. The chairs are antique French bergere chairs that I’ve had for a long time. When you purchase classic pieces they never go out of style! Coffee table and many of the other items in my Christmas at night tour are linked below.
Because we took down the outdated floor to ceiling windows in the master bathroom I needed a large mirror. I love how the tree reflects in it and will be moving things around once the tree comes down.
I hope that your holidays are warm and beautiful and I wish you everything that you wish for yourself!
The rest of the tour…please visit my friends below!