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Holiday Housewalk 2017

Hey everyone, welcome to the this year’s Holiday Housewalk hosted by Jennifer Rizzo!

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I’m so excited to be back on the tour after taking last year off while we were building this house. It’s always such a fun tour and everyone on it is amazingly talented. Be sure to start over at Jen’s blog to see all the tour’s from Monday and Tuesday. A warm welcome to all of you coming over from Cami at Tidbits today or other stops on the tour.

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Cami is so talented and her decor looks beautiful – you can see it all here.

If you are new to The Lily Pad Cottage, we just moved into this house in May, and it was such a fun process to be able to design every detail. It has been equally fun to deck the halls this year. I went with a navy and white coastal design to compliment the lake views outside.

Navy and White Christmas Decor

This is my favorite room in our house where we hang out all the time. The big windows in here let us look out on the lake (when it’s not pouring rain and snow like it was when I snapped these photos) and it’s so peaceful and cozy with the fireplace on.

A fire place decorated for Christmas

You can see more details about this room and some tips on the garland in this post here.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

I found these cool massive light up ornaments at HomeGoods and bonus my kids have big plans to set up a fortune teller booth with them next Halloween ha!

A coffee table decorated for Christmas

Our 9 foot flocked tree looks so pretty lit up in this corner, it only took me moving it 3 times to decide it looked best tucked in here.

A close up of a decorated tree in a room

Our house is very open concept to take advantage of the views, and I’ve been playing around with a tablescape here in the dining area. We are actually hosting Christmas for the first time, so I’ll be sharing more of this tablescape next week.

A dining room table

Dining table set for Christmas

My kids and I have already started the Christmas baking, and I went with a simple wreath and sign in the kitchen. You can see more of our kitchen here.

White Cottage Christmas Decor


A kitchen with a wood floor

The breakfast nook is a favorite spot to warm up with hot chocolate, and I hung up a simple garland in here as well. You can read more about it here.

A breakfast nook with rustic beams and wicker chairs

A Christmas sign and wreath

Navy and white christmas decor

Thanks so much for taking the tour! I’ll be sharing more Christmas decor for the next few weeks, so I’d love to have you all stop by again. If you have questions about where to find anything in our house you can check out our “shop our home page” here.

A living room filled with furniture and a fireplace

I’m the last stop on the tour today, but be sure to checkout the first stop tomorrow – City Farmhouse. Jen has amazing taste, and I can’t wait to see how she decorated this year! Text, whiteboard


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  1. I saved this pin a couple of years ago and, still, it’s one of my favorites! My husband and I are planning to build on a lake in the next few years and I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing your house plans?

  2. Kelly, I do believe your home is my very favorite out of all of the home tours I’ve seen this year! Your touches of navy blue make my blue-loving heart so happy!

  3. Kelly,
    Love all your holiday decor ! Where did you get the large round silver mercury ornaments that you have in the basket on the coffee table? Do they light up? It looks like they are lit in the pictures. I found great silver mercury votives candles this year & the silver ball ornaments would look great with the.
    Thanks – enjoy the season!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! The stick sprouts as a “crazy hair” tree topper is so cute. What size wreaths are ribbon are hanging over the windows?

  5. Absolutely stunning! I love all the little details as well as the overall color scheme. This is the type of thing I have zero eye for, and it amazes me when I see a house so well put together. Not to mention clean… holy cow!

  6. Your house is one of my faves. It is so beautiful.
    The navy makes me want to get rid of all my red!

  7. WOW What a beautiful theme this year.! Very well done! Im sure you are so happy in your new home and for it to be done! I Love the natural and elegant simplicity of the greens and the light up ornaments. The indian wedding table decor is so beautiful. Very well done. Just gorgeous, The only thing is the last photo you posted, I Would love to see it with the chandelier and dinning room lights on. I bet that would be spectacular! . As a professional photographer I wanted to say you handled the lighting on tree and the candles on the mantel and fire in the fireplace well. I know that wasn’t easy. Always love everything you do! Youre style is so clean, natural, gorgeous, and classy at the same time. Perfection.

    1. Thanks Dixie I really appreciate your comments on the photography! This room is particularly hard to shoot in the winter because the sun comes streaming in and we have no window coverings, I struggled so much getting these shots so thanks for the kids words.

  8. Perfection!! Love, love, love every inch of your new home. I have been trying to get an answer to my question about your window size in the living room, but havent received a response. May I ask the size of your windows (each side) and possible the width of the band of molding inbetween the windows (the large band between the sets)? Please?
    THANK YOU!!!

    1. Hi sorry about the delayed response on the windows I often answer emails and comments in a coffee shop so I’m not at home to measure things. Our windows are 4 ft by 6 1/2 ft with a 9 inch band between thanks.

  9. Super cute as usual! Love the dark blue with silver and white. I was wondering where you found the white garland with the white balls? Would love to get some for my decorating this weekend.

  10. I’m obsessed with all of it, Kelly! Your living room is so inviting and cozy. I know we joke about it, but I really do want to come to Michigan and sit in front of that fire. So pretty! Where did you find all your gorgeous navy blue ornaments? I’ve found some blue ones but most everything is a lighter blue which I’m not looking for.

    1. Chelsea we are going to get you to Michigan one of these days!!! I found these ones at Michaels, it was hard to find navy this year!

  11. Gah! Your dining room table with the flatware all snuggled up in the blue satin ribbon, greens and ‘NICE’ tag is the cutest Christmas place setting I’ve ever seen! Those tags are adorable. Is ‘NAUGHTY’ on the other side?

    Beautiful home, Kelly! Simply beautiful! Happy Holidays!

  12. Beautiful! I love the navy and think I will be adding this color to my tree this year. Merry Christmas ?.

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