Holiday Decor 2019 Part 2

Here is a little tour of the rest of our home decorated for the holidays! Our condo is small, under 850 square feet, so I didn’t want to over decorate and make it look tacky. Again not all of my decor made it out this year, and thats ok. I love to decorate my entry console and change it slightly every year. This year is all gold and sparkly trees.

I tried very hard not to buy much this year but as always a few new things made it home with me. One was a wooden snow flake ornament that me and my hubby bought together in Montreal. I also found two cute doggy ornaments that you put your dogs photos in to hang on the tree. We have two dogs now, Caia and Honey. I also scored the cute sparkly bird in my entry way display for 70% off so I just couldn’t resist.

I usually have trays on my coffee table with decor as well as my dining table but we no longer have a dinging table, that area is an office.  The coffee table is much more simple with some books and beads as we have two boys who play in the living room and I wanted it to feel less formal.

As always I decked out the bar cart to make it feel festive and have another place to add holiday decor. Just adding a few simple things can make it feel festive, a tree, a cute sign and some reindeer. 😉

And last but not least is my white tree. I have had this tree for about 5 years now, unfortunately it is starting to turn a bit yellow. My hubby likes a green tree and so I snagged a new one one sale last week for next year. I can’t wait to have a green flocked tree, it will be my first. This year I let the kids and my hubby go first when we decorated it and they put up all the hand made and sentimental ornaments on first. My fiancé has decorations from when he was a kid, it’s very cute that he is so sentimental about Christmas, Then I added my favourites. The tree is packed very full this year!

The count down is on, only one week till Christmas now!!

xx Malika

By | Dec 17th, 2019|Decor|0 Comments

Christmas Decor – Home Tour

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year! Growing up Christmas was full of family traditions. We always baked cookies, cut down a real tree (and strapped it to the top of my Mom’s station wagon), spent the night decorating it (with our friends), attended holiday party’s, went to church to hear the choir sing and visited local Christmas craft fairs. I have many fond memories of the holidays. Being a mom now, I want to make new traditions and memories with my person (my boyfriend Hamid) and Preston, my 9 year old son. 🙂 Every year we find new Christmasy things to do but we usually make time to bake some gingerbread cookies, host our annual holiday party for friends, watch Christmas movies (elf and home alone are favourites) and go see the Christmas lights at Stanley Park. This year we have also been to the Vancouver Christmas Market, seen the Christmas lights display at Leafage Lake as well as the Christmas trees and the Four Season Hotel. Its been busy and its only December 8th!!

One thing I really love about this blog is that I can go back and see how I decorated my home for Christmas the previous year. Some things I keep similar but my style is always evolving so my Christmas decor seems to change every year. This past year I have changed quite a bit in my living room so I thought the holiday decor should as well. I have some traditional elements as well as some more modern things. I really love this shelf in the picture above, it changes all the time, I like to keep things on it some what simple as I don’t like the over cluttered look.  This gold Bambi is one of my favourite new things I bought this year from Home Goods. The frame is from Home Sense and the stag is a print I got online, the gold “love” letters are from Michaels crafts, and the trees are also from Home Sense.

This is kind of a sneak peek at my tree. I find my camera or more lack of photography skills never does my tree justice in a picture so I think this is a nice way to show it off. Last year I was into lots of red and teal ornaments but since my ling room is more emerald green now, those colours didn’t seem to go with my pillows or new gallery wall. So I changed the overall scheme to golds, browns and dark green ornaments. It feels more earthy and I really like it. This wreath I scored at Holly Lobby and the wood heart in the middle is from Bella and Wren in Fort Langley. I am also kind of obsessed with my wood beads, I have three sets of them now, I think they look so cool.

I always add a few festive pillows to my couch and a pom pom throw is essential! What is your favourite part of your house to decorate?! I hope you all have a magical Christmas, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!

xx Malika

By | Dec 8th, 2018|Decor|0 Comments