Cozy Ski Lodge Inspired Christmas Tour

It’s that time again! My elves and I have been busy decorating for weeks (ok, so really I have been decorating and my kids have been “helping” and then I rearrange everything when they go to bed at night -he he he),  and I’m so ready to share my holiday decor.  I’m excited to be part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk again this year as there are so many talented bloggers participating, so be sure to visit all the homes and soak up the Christmas decorating ideas!

Special hello to you if you are coming over from French Country Cottage.  Courtney’s home is always so gorgeous! Thank you also to Joss and Main for sponsoring this year’s tour, I received some awesome goodies from them for the tour.

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Ok, let’s get started.  I went with a sort of Scandinavian/Red/White/Cozy/Ski Lodge (phew I know it’s complicated sounding) theme this year, and it was so much fun. I used a lot of cute cardinals, so this little faux tree from Joss and Main fit in perfect in our front entry.

Christmas Entry


Now that it’s finally December, my kids are excited to use this advent calendar that I found at H&M.

Red and White Vintage advent calendar

Red and White Advent calendar

Swing on into the kitchen where I made this cute DIY tea towel art (see the how to here).

Christmas White Kitchen with wood hood

White Christmas Kitchen

White open shelving kitchen

My kitchen is right next to our living room, so let’s a take a peek at my mantel, (you can see full details here).  I got this gorgeous quilt block sign from Little Bits of Everything Etsy shop and the quilted stockings were a Joss and Main find.

Red White Quilt Christmas Mantel Decor

Birch Log Christmas Centerpiece


Vintage Ski Christmas Tree

Oh, and there’s my fun tree! I stuck a pair of vintage skis right in the tree this year (I won’t mention how many times I knocked the tree down attempting this…).

Skiing ornaments

I also found these cute skis in the dollar bin at Target, which I customized by painting red stripes down the sides.

Vintage Ski Christmas Tree

More cute cardinals made an appearance in the tree too!

Christmas Pillows

The sunroom became my wrapping station this year, and it was so nice to have room to sprawl out in the sun and pretend it’s not freezing outside. I found this cute ribbon at Joss and Main.


Wreaths on interior windowsI got a lot of questions on how I hung these wreaths last year, so check out this post for tips!

Red White Christmas Tour


Of course our dining area got a little Christmas makeover too.

Red and White Christmas Dining Room

I filled this vintage wooden box with tree clippings, ornaments and felt ball garland for an easy centerpiece.


Red and White Christmas Dining Room


My Christmas mantel sign from last year is hanging out above my red buffet this year.

Merry Christmas Wooden Sign


Christmas Tour

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the tour.  I’ll be posting more details about my tree later this week!  The next stop is Jeanne Oliver’s gorgeous home!

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And for even more Holiday inspiration, be sure to check out GoodHousekeeping and our GoodHousekeeping Pinterest board!

You can also check out my tours from years past, Holiday Tour 2014 and Holiday Tour 2013.


  1. Andrea says

    Absolutely gorgeous! I was most excited to see your home and you didn’t disappoint! As an avid skier, I LOVE your tree. I need to go to the Target $ spot tomorrow, I hope I’m not too late!

  2. Maggie @magsjag says

    Just gorgeous. Loving your tree and those skis!!! Love the snow shoes too… Did you get a beautiful new red buffet?.. It makes your room shine. Your home is so darling and at Xmas it just shines!! Really beautiful!!

  3. says

    gosh what a beautiful home!! my hubby’s parents were first generation immigrants to america from sweden and norway…they would have loved all the scandanavian details! love your red piece too!! merry christmas!

  4. says

    Oh your house looks so cozy and beautiful. That’s what I like about the way you decorated everything — beautiful yet touchable. I like your wrapping paper. I’m a nut about coordinating paper under the tree!! I bet the house is chaotic on Christmas morning!! Love it!

  5. Ali Thompson says

    Love it all! You knock it out of the park every year! Beautiful home, looks like you will have a beautiful Christmas!

  6. Doreen says

    PLEASE come over and help me decorate my house! I always love your ideas. Your tree and everything is gorgeous. Love the ski idea in the tree.

  7. Lisa Mothersead says

    Beautiful! Love the use of red against your white backdrop. Esp liked the pillows, wreaths with red ribbons, word sign above buffet, and your entire stunning kitchen. Merry Christmas!!

  8. Debbie says

    Beautiful rooms, thanks for sharing🎄 Could you share where you bought the grey throw? We have a coastal home , open concept and I am trying the greys with a touch of the red. Thanks

  9. Dawn says

    I, too, need to check out the $ bin at Target!!!!. I hoping to come across some snowshoes someday 😉
    Thank you for sharing your home.

  10. says

    Absolutely stunning Kelly! I love all the crisp white and red – and your flocked tree is amazing. Oh, and that sunroom… I’m still working on my husband! I am off to pin the heck outta this tour now!! Gorgeous inspiration:)

  11. Joanne says

    I love it! It’s colorful, fun and oh so festive. All the other homes seem to have taken the less winter/Christmas decor approach. They leave me a little flat. But, your lodge has me dreaming of snow, the singing of carols, and being surrounded by the smiling faces of family and friends. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  12. Lisa D says

    Everything looks beautiful Kelly!! I wish you could come to my house and decorate for me!! ;-) HA!
    Thx for sharing !!

  13. Brenda says

    Love your style, it all looks awesome! I am decorating right now so thanks for some great ideas…I’m about to go outside and cut some evergreens and some holly! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  14. Jennie says

    Kelly, your Christmas tour was beautiful. Everything is so cozy. Where did you get the Merry Christmas pillow? My Mom loves it?

  15. says

    I just adore the theme you picked! I’ve always wanted to stay in a fancy ski lodge in the winter time – I never thought to just make it happen in my own home ;) You are so inspirational! That was a very lovely home tour.

  16. Jil says

    I love everything about your Christmas decor! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. More inspiration Kelly style.

  17. Jennifer Park says

    This is absolutely lovely!! Can I ask where the console table behind the couch is from? And also the wood hood above the stove? Everything is so beautiful!!!

    • says

      Hi Jennifer I scored that table at a local decor shop for only $100! It’s broken which is why I got such a great deal, but a little wood glue took care of things.

  18. says

    I love your flocked tree and your theme for this year. I’m really drawn to your photography. Your pictures are so clear and vibrant. I am still really working on my skills in this area and I love when I see someone take pride in their photography. Your buffet table is wonderful too. Great tour this year.

  19. says

    Gosh, I love it all! Especially that tree — there’s some creativity! You did a beautiful job and absolutely accomplished that ski-lodge feel. I also really love your dining table centerpiece. I would like to recreate something like that! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  20. says

    So many things in these photos of your beautifully decorated home, it would take a long time to point them all out. The greenery , pompom garland and red balls…the hanging wreaths…and for my home to bring my drop leaf table to a more natural finish and the window seat in your sunroom are just what I want in our gallery. Merry Christmas! Linda

  21. Annmarie Merena says

    Absolutely love everything you did! The tree is positively magical!!!!! I signed up for your e-mail notifications…..just beatiful.

  22. Terri/Houston lady says

    Hi Kelly! I am so happy I found your blog a few weeks ago! I did find the ski’s 😊 at my target here in Houston.. I love your home!!
    Blessings to you & your family

  23. says

    Love, love, love everything you did! That must be live garland?! Just starting out with the blogging in the decor/diy world so I am always looking for inspiration. Excited I stumbled upon your blog! : )

  24. Melanie says

    This is truly beautiful!! Can you please tell me where you got your throw pillows? Specifically the Merry Christmas To You All?? Thanks!


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