Today I’m excited to join Jenny Williamson’s Holiday Home Tour for the very first time.
Welcome to Snowberry … it’s Christmas in the library!
If you’ve arrived from Summer Adams blog … Welcome!
I’m thrilled to have you here.
Isn’t Summer’s home dreamy?
Today I’m sharing Snowberry’s Christmas in the library.
Images by Monica Vargas Photography
If you’re new here, four years ago my husband Jim and I bought and renovated Snowberry.
A 1950’s ranch-style home in Northern California.
During our down-to-the studs renovation we turned the living room into a library.
Ok, it’s still a living room but with lots of bookshelves and a clubby, den-ish feel.
You can read about our library transformation here.
This will be our third holiday season at Snowberry.
But the first time we’re decking out the library for Christmas.
Are you ready?
Let’s go …
Our library is a rectangular room with blue velvet sofas flanking the fireplace.
There is no space for a tree so I added lots of greenery.
With this gorgeous 9′ garland from Frontgate.
I love greenery that is pre-lit.
The pine branches studded with pinecones, green berries and eucalyptus make the prettiest combination.
The library windows are adorned with 22″ live pine wreaths from Trader Joe’s.
The aroma they bring to the room is amazing.
The wreaths are hung with a 1-3/8″ camel colored velvet ribbon.
Tacked at the top of the window moulding.
Brass candlesticks throughout the room are a collection of vintage found at Elsie Green.
And newer ones from Jansen Home and Ethan Allen.
I use white or ivory taper candles in varying sizes that are billed as no drip.
Heat from the fireplace tests the limits.
On the coffee table I found these pine and juniper berry mini wreaths at Target.
The aged brass-ish compotes are left over from the floral arrangements at the engagement dinner we threw in the library.
Stemmed oranges make wonderful holiday decor.
Our local specialty grocer, Diablo Foods, keeps them stocked out front during the season.
Opposite the fireplace I filled a vintage punchbowl, gifted to me by our favorite Contessa, with magnolia stems.
Similar punch bowl here.
We have two large magnolia trees out front.
But instead of risking my life climbing a ladder, I purchased them at at Trader Joe’s.
I placed reindeer moss in the bottom of the bowl to help keep the stems in place.
And added a little water to keep the leaves fresh as long as possible.
A few gold leaf stems from Target tucked in add a little sparkle.
These brass candlesticks are from Ethan Allen.
And the painting is by Sonoma artist Barbara White Perry.
On either side of the room,
I added a few simple holiday touches here and there to our built-in shelves.
A brass bell.
And a blue and white tree plate on a stand.
The glitter tree is solid bottom that is easily removed in order to place a flameless tea light underneath.
Oh, and this blue and white Nest candle recently gifted to me by my BFF, Jane.
It has an ocean mist and sea salt scent.
The opposite side of the room is very similar.
A couple of gold glitter trees, a gold pear and scattered decorative pinecones sit atop books.
I added an Ole Saint Nick figurine to Jim’s bar area.
The brass cocktail shaker and accoutrement are recent purchases from Flaunt in Danville.
If you can’t get to Flaunt this is a similar set.
A great gift for your cocktail loving friends.
A few other simple details around the room.
Anyone else sense a pinecone theme?
It’s time to enjoy spritzers in front by the fire.
We get a lot of use out of our French style sparkling wine glasses
and I recently found these hemstitched cocktail napkins.
One can never have too many.
Earlier this year I joined Chateau Sonoma’s French Bubble Club.
As a result, our wine refrigerator is bursting with holiday cheer!
Our favorite Contessa recently gave me a beautiful domed cheese plate.
What would I do without her?
SHOP THE LIBRARY LOOK ~
So there you have it, Christmas in the Library.
Thank you to Jenny at Evolution of Style for hosting this beautiful Holiday Home Tour.
Our next tour stop is Sincerely, Marie Designs.
You won’t want to miss Amanda’s beautiful living room.
Let’s go …
And be sure to visit all the bloggers on tour for tons of holiday decorating ideas and inspiration.
You’ll find everyone’s links below.
As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in the comments below.
I’ll be back on Saturday with Kim and Elizabeth for Weekend Meanderings.
Until then, cheers from Snowberry!