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Holiday Style by Katie Lasserre

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved Christmastime. There was just something special about watching my favorite movies by the glow of our Christmas tree. Enjoying those twinkling lights still brings me so much joy. Now, I get to share my love of all things Christmas with my own family. 

I decided when Kerry and I remodeled our home, that I would make Christmas our thing! I wanted a tree in every single room, so I could feel the magic of Christmas throughout our home.  We really go all out! Thank Goodness my husband and sons are just as into Christmas as I am! Decorating is definitely a family affair. We crank up the Christmas music and start fluffing trees. We have a 6-10 foot tree with its own theme in every single room, plus other decor to match.

I would describe my holiday decorative style as modern farmhouse and traditional with a boho vibe. 

Our living room and kitchen area is open-concept, so all of our decor in this area flows with our color scheme of whites, creams, grays, and blues. Our main tree is in our living room. It is a beautiful 10 foot full pencil tree decorated with farmhouse-style ornaments and lots of white twinkling lights. This is also where we display our stockings and Christmas paintings.

Our dining room tree is “Kathy’s tree.” My mom passed away in 2018, and this 7 ft. pencil tree is our way to honor all the things she loved! She was a baker, a prayer warrior, and an amazing grandmother, so the tree is full of cookie and baking ornaments, angels, and other things that remind us of her. The kitchen is full-on Farmhouse and filled with tiny Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes. 

There are elements of traditional Christmas decor in our master bedroom with the red and green decor. While I love white, I also wanted an element of masculinity for my husband, so we went with some Christmas plaid and lots of Christmas trees and fun pillows and throws. Our 7 ft. Pencil tree is whimsical, yet very farmhouse with buffalo plaids. It’s topped with a snowman’s black top hat. One of my favorite pieces in our bedroom is an antique music box with Santa and Mrs. Clause that was given to me by my grandmother when I was a child. 

Our oldest son is away at college, so our middle son occupies the bedroom when he is away. Because of this, it is a very eclectic space. Our oldest son loves music and our middle son loves the outdoors. His 6 ft pencil tree is very earthy and natural. It goes well with the masculine brick wall and dark wood floors.

Our youngest son loves black and white. His 6 ft. super skinny pencil tree is very modern and boho style. Gold geometric ornaments mixed with macrame and black bulbs give the tree a very unique look that matches the cool vibe of his room. Grey walls with a white shiplap accent wall and black and white bedding with a hint of mustard yellow accents blend seamlessly with the Christmas decor. 

Each year, we add a little more to the home and we never set out our decor in the exact same places. I like to keep things fresh and new, while keeping the tradition of our staples, such as our nativity set, family ornaments, and our love for the holidays. 

The Lasserre’s give us a peek into their cozy camper decked out for Christmas.

Holiday Style by Shannon Bella

Knight N Day Designs

The holiday season is a special time for this family and their friends to gather. The design concept for their home was a traditional look with a modern twist that might transport you from the bayou to the mountains.

The moment you arrive, you are greeted at the front door by two majestic white nutcrackers, a theme that continues throughout the home.

The foyer entrance makes a grand statement with cedar pine garlands draping the stairways and a beautiful centerpiece with a mix of large vases and florals. The homeowners have collected these beautiful holiday decorations over the course of several years and added new pieces this season to give it a fresh, new look.

The piano room is where the family likes to gather by the festive and fabulous Christmas tree to spend time together. Candles light up the piano, and nutcrackers – modern in design but in traditional colors – flank the ends of the mantle. More nutcrackers adorn the tree.

Next, you’ll enter the formal dining room, where the table is always set and ready for a holiday dinner by twinkling candlelight. White, green and gold color the decorations throughout.

The bar/game room has been transformed into a winter wonderland. You’ll find it the perfect place to make a holiday toast and break out into caroling under icicles and snowflakes. Here’s to the season!