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December 14, 2018

Earlier this month, we participated in the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour, and had a blast! Every year, prominent Sacramento designers decorate East Sacramento’s historic Fabulous Forties neighborhood for the holidays, and put the houses on display for the tour. This was our first year participating, and we loved it!

First of all, we ended up with the coolest family, and the most unique home to decorate. The home was a ranch style house (very unique for the Fab Forties) and was clearly fabulous. The home was full of color, and the home owner’s design style fit in well with what we love to do (mid century modern with bohemian twist). They also had pieces from their travels worked in. Needless to say, the home had character, which we wanted to keep and play off of! To do this, we decided to go a non-traditional route, and base our entire Christmas design off of the family’s style, keeping all of their furniture, art, and accessories. 

The Living Room Before We Started Decorating

The family had young kids, which inspired us to create an entire room full of pom poms. Keeping with the non-traditional design we were going for, and with the colors already found in the house, we went a little crazy with them! We made TONS of pom poms, not only to decorate the tree, but also for the wreaths adorning the front doors of the home. A felt tree topper, advent calendar, garland, and manger scene accompanied our handmade pom poms, giving the space a touch of whimsy. With the homeowner’s daughter’s tee pee and stuffed animals set up around the room, the space was transformed into the perfect children’s Christmas wonderland. 

Image by Sacrep Photography

For the living room, we went for classic mid mod, keeping the family’s couch, rugs, and lighting. The Christmas tree we decided on was a Charlie Brown style tree, dresses in tinsel and vintage glass ornaments. We also added the vintage glass ornaments to the client’s existing tree, which is a permanent resident of the living room. Metallic tinsel garland and bottle brush trees pushed the room even further into mid century style. 

Image by Sacrep Photography
Image by Sacrep Photography

The dining room was designed to be the crowning glory of the home, as it was the last room that guests would walk through before going outside. The idea for the room came from our desire to do something completely unexpected, which we knew the homeowners would appreciate. The design of the room revolved around the Christmas tree, which was decorated with a swirl of live flowers. Fresh roses were also incorporated in the antler centerpiece and in the light fixture. It ended up being a real wow factor, thanks to our florist, Arden Park Florist. The room smelled absolutely AMAZING. For the table settings, we used much of what the homeowner already had, bringing more authenticity to the home and the decorations. The skull on the wall (there are several spread throughout the house and yard) even got a little flower in it’s hair! 

Image by Sacrep Photography
Image by Sacrep Photography
Image by Sacrep Photography

When all was said and done, the home was full of little details and big bold statements that made it special and unlike any other house in East Sac. The homeowners were over the moon in love with it, which was all that we really wanted, since it was inspired by them and their eclectic style. 

Festive Skull
Entry Bench Detail
Entry Console Decor
Vintage Tree in the Backyard
Image by Sacrep Photography
Backyard Dining Table Ornamentation
Charlie Brown’s Mid Mod Gingerbread House, Made by Rebecca

Hope you enjoyed this little recap of our tour house! We loved creating this fun and unique space, and would love to hear your thoughts down in the comments below.