I was invited to a little impromptu gathering at Jim’s house by a mutual friend, and almost didn’t go because I was so busy doing Christmas baking, prep work, wrapping, and last minute gifts. The babies had gone to spend the weekend in another foster home (Yay, respite!) and I was in full blown Christmas mode. And then I remembered that the Christmas season is about people. Not stuff. So I gathered up some homemade nuts for the host and off I went.
The get together was in a new subdivision on the outskirts of the city. So new my GPS couldn’t find the place and I got lost. But wow, wow, wow! Totally worth finding!
As you come in the front door, there’s a foyer with two smaller bedrooms to the left and the foyer leads into the open concept living area.
There’s a small guest room to the left of the foyer and Jim’s placed a tree in the window and decorated it with gold and bronze ornaments. The tree sits in the window looking out to the street. So pretty. Jim used the bronze to tie in with the brass and gold in the room and it looks great. Unfortunately, my camera didn’t completely capture the greatness.
This tree is covered with bronze and gold decorations. So pretty.
I loved this dresser in the guest room so much that I had to include a picture of it. Plus, it gives a sneak peak of the hall leading to the main living area.
As you enter the main living area you’re greeted by a huge real tree that stands well over ten feet high. Seriously. It’s enormous and absolutely perfect for the space. This guy really has a gift for figuring out space and what it needs.
Apologies for the occasional blur. I was working with my point and shoot.
Jim decorated the tree with red and white ornaments, ribbon, and sprinkled it with just enough gold and darker tones to catch the eye and keep you interested.
Another view of the living area.
And this kitchen! Oh. My. Goodness. I have such serious kitchen envy right now.
More festive kitchen decor. I wanted to take this little fellow home. Along with Foxy.
Even the office got in on the Christmas spirit. Look closely to the left and you’ll see a framed puzzle of Jim’s dog, Foxy. That dog is so darned sweet. And photogenic.
Now at this point, I had almost forgotten that I was supposed to be looking at the Christmas decorating and was slobbering over vintage tables and distressed chairs….gah!
Excuse my while I slobber on this recovered vintage chair.
Another festive touch in the master bath.
I’m seriously crushing on this house. It’s just the perfect combination of open space and cozy warmth you can see why Jim spends the time and effort to dress the house for the holidays. A big thanks to Jim for hosting the party and then letting me come over a second time to poke around!