Monday, December 8, 2014

Nordic Farmhouse Red and White Theme Christmas

This year for my decor I decided to add in some red to brighten and give it a Nordic Farmhouse feel.

Every year I try to do a different decor theme with what I already have and just add some touches or change things up to get a new look from previous years. It keeps it fun and new for me each year.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours

Starting with my tree, I added the red to all my white and crystal ornaments with just tying off red and white checked fabric bows and adding red and white candy canes to them. The drapes I made out of summer tablecloths that I found on the clearance rack and just sewed a header to make them work for curtains.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I wanted to let the reds do the popping in the decor this year.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is a picture of the tree lit. It is so hard to get a great picture with all the lights I have on this tree.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Dining Room- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
My dining room is the main entertainment area we use during the holidays. This is the room we gather to eat, laugh, love and be all together.
 Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I like natural and simple. Just adding a check ribbon to this flocked wreath gives a statement on the chippy wall door divider without over doing.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I like keeping my cherished pieces in place and just add things to bring in Christmas.  This way I do not have to put anything away and can just embellish what I have.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Keeping the chippy in the decor with my candle sticks. Adding some greens along with a simple white ribbon help to bring Christmas to my candle sticks.




Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Adding simple red Christmas plates bring in some pops of red.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
 Farmhouse Christmas Mantel-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
For my mantel this year I used old frames I had from around the house and just added Greens and touches of the checked ribbon to bring in a winter garden feel. I then hung some red and white stockings and added the birch logs and greens to the chippy fire place log holder. The greens in the log holder have lights and give the soft glow at night like a real fire would give.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Red and White Christmas Stockings-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Added red and white fun finds to each stocking hung on the fireplace.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours

I love using my old frames to hang the greens on. Just gives some depth and character to the mantel.
vNordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Natural greens and ribbon make a statement hanging on the frame.



My most cherish pieces in my Christmas decor are my collection of angels. Angels give me the feeling of serenity and love so having them throughout my decor is important.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours


I like to keep my decor light hearted and simple. I entertain and love that we recently made this coffee and dessert bar in my dining room. It is a great area to have for my guests to relax and enjoy.
Christmas Coffee Bar-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Coffee Bar
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I have the tree up where this reading chair was so I moved the chair over to this corner of the room. I love to sit and read being surrounded by my Christmas decor. It is a bright warm spot to sit and relax.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Keeping my neutral palette and just adding simple touches of red gave me a sweet farmhouse look to my Christmas dining room.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Thank you for stopping by to see my Christmas Decor for 2014.
As we slide on into Santa's big Day hope you are all having fun getting your decor Jingle on! Enjoy the season.
Kris
:)


Sharing my decor at Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk Tour.



House Walk Tour


Also sharing with the Scoop
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64 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. I love all the red and white this year.

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  2. Kris, This needs to be in a magazine...it is so beautiful. I love all your red things. Just love it. I hope you actually get to sit in your corner chair and relax some. :) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. Love all of your beautiful pops of red this year Kris! Looks like a beautiful winter wonderland!

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  4. Your home is so cheerful and sweet for Christmas this year. I love the red and white used everywhere. It's such a classic look but also a great Nordic look to go with all of your painted furniture and antiques.

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  5. STUNNING Kris!! I absolutely love your tree and mantel!!

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  6. Oh my goodness Kris!... I am so loving your beautiful home all decked out for the holidays... and your red and white, my favorite!... your angels are just priceless and they do offer peace and serenity sitting out... and the vintage log holder!... okay, I am hitting the thrift store today in search of one!... I want to do the same think you did, that is so stunning!... and how creative you are dear lady... your coffee and dessert bar is so cozy and inviting... and like you, I want to sit somewhere to relax where I can admire all of our decorations as well... going to make myself another cup of coffee now and go back and look at everything once more... I don't want to miss a thing... xoxo... Julie Marie

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  7. Well, you KNOW I love, love, love it, Kris! You have outdone yourself and it is not OVERdone either. Perfect. I found a set of electric logs and put them in my old wood grate on the front porch and leave them "burning" LOVE it! Don't you love those old grates? xo Diana

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  8. Your red and white checks look sooo pretty with all the wonderful whites, Kris. Love all the empty white frames on the mantel. Your coffee and dessert bar is so fun...who wouldn't want to spend time in the dining room?!
    Mary Alice

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  9. Yes, yes and yes. I said it before and I'll say it again. I love your Nordic Christmas, Kris. And I"m so proud of you for stepping outside your comfort zone and taking the plunge to add red this year. Even if you hadn't, your home would be Christmas lovely, but the red is charming. Hugs, Nancy

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  10. You are rocking the red Kris! Everything looks so pretty. :) Julie

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  11. Gorgeous! I love the pops of red among the white!

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  12. Everything looks wonderful! I am eye-ing that cool log holder :) So many wonderful touches. I may have to go back for another peek!!

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  13. Your home absolutely should be on the list next year!

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  14. I am a sucker for anything red and white...add Christmas to the mix and I am in love! Gorgeous!

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  15. Your home is just perfect for Christmas. LOVE the red. It's a happy home.
    warmly,
    deb

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  16. WOW Kris it is just beautiful! I love how bright and cheery it looks with just red and white checks! You really know how to decorate nice for Christmas! Enjoy the holidays.
    Julie

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  17. Jumping up and down, clapping my hands like a five year old in complete awe of the Christmas wonder!
    I am becoming suspicious of your true identity. Are there short people dressed in red and green running around building dollhouses and bicycles????

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  18. Hi Kris, Your home is gorgeous and I love the red this year. I added it too and it just warms up the white and black I use.
    Love your angels and your trees are so pretty. Everything about your home is amazing and I am always inspired when I visit!!
    My next door neighbor was from Norway and she used red and white in the Nordic look too. Lots of hearts she added as a tradition from Norway and your home reminds me of the time she lived here. I miss her!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs

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  19. WOW, I really love your Christmas decor. The red really makes everything pop and looks so good. Everything is perfect and there is not one thing that I dislike. You did a terrific job Kris! Love the chair to sit in, read and look at all your beautiful decorations.
    Have a wonderful jolly week.
    Mary

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  20. OMG!! Kris ... I love it all but am particularly fond of the fireplace mantle and the coffee bar! gorgeous!

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  21. Love the touches of red with your whites for Christmas this year...so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  22. You've thought of everything to make your home look festive and most of all feel cozy and welcoming to your holiday guests, Kris! The pops of red add a playfulness to your all white interior and I love everything you've done to deck your halls this year!!! Thank you for the holiday tour and now maybe you can put up your feet and relax. :o)
    Vickie

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  23. Kris,
    Your dining room and coffee bar looks like the merriest spot this side of the North Pole. All your attention to detail is amazing ... The wreaths, Angels the tree, every inch was sprinkled with Mrs. Kris Christmas love and creativity. Love it all.
    xoxo

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  24. that red check added to your beautiful whites is totally Adorable!! LOVE your mantel!

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  25. Kris,

    I love how you take the chances and risks! Your pure white decor is simply stunning, but now that you've added the red you've definitely taken it up a notch! Gorgeous! I love your angel collection, so beautiful!

    I've missed you! I hope to get around more as my hands start to feel better.

    Happy Holidays to you, Terry and your family! :)

    Jane xxx

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  26. Oh my gosh... How great is your Holiday Home!! Amazing.. Your decor styling is stunning!!
    Love the red and white!!
    ~Lisa

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  27. Okay, your dining room & tree are nothing short of AMAZING!!! The simple red & white with the checkered print is simply STUNNING! My favorite this holiday!!

    Paige.Rose

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  28. Oh my goodness! Everything looks so cheerful & warm! Lots of love put into it!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  29. Totally Loving It!! The pop of red just added so much more to your stunning decor!! It all looks so vibrant and inviting!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  30. Dear, dear Kris!

    MY GOODNESS your home is stunning! As generous as my husband is with accepting my ideas to change things around in our house, he still won't let me make EVERYTHING white...as I see you have and what I WANT! Your French doors in that chippy white texture..how gorgeous is that! But he did say I could paint our ceiling exposed beams an Annie Sloan chalk paint white! YAHOO!

    I just barely saw your comment on my blog...I WON? I DID?

    My goodness, that is awesome - I had no idea I would! OK, I will contact you with my information! Be back in a moment....Anita

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  31. OK, I did see my name on your list after a good look! It is way too early for my eyes!

    Thank you so much Kris! Anita

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  32. OMG I don't even know where to start, but if I say it's all just fabulous that should cover it :) You sure outdid yourself and anyone coming to your house will have a beautiful surprise with so many wonderful things to look at. I love your pop of red, and the dishes are just adorable. Not too fancy, just perfect. Merry Christmas !!

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  33. Everything looks so pretty and festive.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  34. So cute, Kris. The red is so much fun! I love that cocoa bar.

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  35. Kris, love, love, love the pops of red!! :)
    Susan

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  36. Kris, your DR area where your family & friends gather is picture-perfect in its holiday reds on white. Your angels always hit a sweet spot for me too - esp. that one with her winter coat on. I know the feeling of relaxing in a favorite chair, and Christmas lights just soothe the soul, don't they? Merry Christmas, my friend.
    Rita

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  37. I am new to your blog--found it through Pinterest, where I follow the sweet Cottage Industry girl who took your photos. I love the red gingham you've added to your Christmas decor--it is so fresh and festive and classic! May I ask where you found your kitchen table? It is just what I have been searching for!

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  38. I LOVE the red and white tree! It is so cute! The whole house turned out fantastic.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  39. I can't express how beautiful this is to my eyes Kris!!! I love every single detail. I went with red too this year and you've inspired me to do a little more...oh my gosh!!! So so pretty!!!

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  40. I really love your red and white decors! Everything is so adorable and festive. The curtains are wonderful. You inspire me a lot!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  41. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! I love red and white at Christmas. Next year I am planning on doing a red and white themed mantel. This year I went with a very Country French theme. Glitter, white, silver and gold.

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  42. You have such amazing taste Kris - the red and white gingham is just perfect - LOVE that you made ribbons to match the drapes !!!
    ( table cloths - just like mine !!! )
    I HAVE to show John this - since he simply can't believe I put tablecloths on the kitchen door lol !!!
    Beautiful job

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  43. Hi Kris, I wanted to thank you for the sweet sweet comment on Annes Blog on the Sunday feature of my blog....that made my day!!! xoxoxo Chistine btw -nordic decor is my favorite!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

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  44. Kris your home is so beautiful! The red really makes a big statement. Love it! XX Jo

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  45. Oh I am just loving all the red you've added this year!! It looks so fun and festive! Your Christmas decor is beautiful!!

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  46. your red and white decor is simply the sweetest, kris! your coffee bar is darling! love the fireplace, and cute red plates) the dining room is so festive--it's easy to see why it's the hub of your parties! beautiful--all of it!

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  47. Hi Kris, Your Christmas decoration is very pretty. I love the red and white. It looks so fresh and cheerful. Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Julia

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  48. Hi Kris,
    Just stopping to tell you how much I LOVE your decor! Can I tell you how much of a red fan I am. I love the way you incorporated it into your existing decor. You've certainly got the touch sweet friend!
    Kathleen

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  49. Everything is so, so pretty, Kris! I love how you added little fun finds to each stocking and I adore your angels! Red and white is so cheerful and perfect this time of year. :)

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  50. Love this tour the whites and reds are just lovely. Every little detail is just beautiful.

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  51. My red and white loving self is nearly fainting over here in pure delight. What a wonderful, festive space you have created for yourself. I adore it all. The red just pops out at you from the lovely white background and it all looks so cozy and cheerful.

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  52. Ooooh Kris, it's lovely! Being a swede I can really enjoy your Nordic space! You are so clever making your curtains from tablecloths, the price of fabric nowaday's is soaring high, so so smart! All I would need would be a hot cocoa and you'd never get me to leave! Happy Holiday's hon, enjoy every moment, party, sharing and just cuddles!

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  53. Your home is beautiful but decorated for Christmas it is spectacular! I love the red and white theme and your mantel is gorgeous!

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  54. Wow, wow, and WOW! Just love those pops of red Kris! I could just scroll up and down through these photos a million times and I would never tire of looking at them. Love the layered frames and the pops of red are just delightful!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  55. Just love it, Kris!! So cheery and fun! And the mantle is my fave...just beautiful!
    Merry Christmas to you, sweet friend!!
    Hope yours is full of joy and love!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  56. Kris, your home looks fantastic! I just adore your bright addition of red to enhance your vintage whites. There's so much to behold - I love your angels, the tree, and that beautiful wreath on your wall divider. I'm sure guests are just delighted to be here, sharing coffee and laughs with you!

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  57. Your house looks so darn cute with all the red touches, Kris! Talk about Christmas cheer! It makes me smile just coming over here to see what you've done with your lovely home. Love, love, love it!
    Enjoy the season, girl.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  58. Ok.. How did I miss this post?
    The red is so warm and Christmas(y). LUV!!!
    Big Christmas hugs, Gee

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  59. Wow how beautiful is this!! I love Red and White and yes your style is wonderful. I can't stop looking at each picture, so beautiful. Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  60. I must have nordic blood in me cause your decor just speaks to me! How have I not seen your blog until now! I will definitely be returning! Your decor should be in a magazine! Defintely swoon worthy! Love every single detail!

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  61. Beautiful! Absolutely fabulous! I love all of the decorations and the red and white is so festive and cheery! Bravo! Hugs, Leena

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  62. Hi Kris - So excited to find your blog! I just saw your Christmas mantel on Pinterest and was thrilled to see my stockings styled so pretty. I have even saved your photo to my Christmas board on Pinterest. Best - Stacy, RedDoorHome.com

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