BSHT Holiday Home Tour

December 14, 2019

This post is from our Stagg Design project archives and originally posted in December 2015. We hope it gives you inspiration and some tips for tackling that next project! xx- Team Stagg

If you’re anything like me, you love a good look into someone else’s home.  Not in a creepy way… ok, in a creepy way…. I just love seeing how other people decorate, design, and live.  That’s why this blog tour (organized by Lindsey) is so awesome.  You can be a creeper into some amazing homes, all out in the open!  No shame!  In fact, go on ahead– look at some gorgeous homes.  Today I’m taking part in the holiday home tour.

If you’re coming over from Inspired By Charm, welcome!  I think Michael’s styling is among the best.  His perfectly staged spaces never cease to wow.

I’m opening my doors wide open and sharing several spaces styled for the holidays.  Let’s start with the front porch.  It was kind of perfectly snowing outside as I photographed away.

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I started with the trees next to the door. They’re from Home Depot, and I spray painted the bases white. The rest of the trees are real, also from Home Depot.  The logs were chopped from the trees we cut down in the yard and I saved them for this purpose.  I couldn’t bear to throw them out.

Here are a couple more sources:

planters | wreath | plaid ribbon | lanterns (similar)

Moving indoors now…. a look at the upstairs mantle.

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I kept things pretty simple for the mantle.  It’s deceptively not as deep as you would think, so not a lot can layer onto the mantle.  I went with faux branches, mainly because I didn’t want to have to worry about switching them out as I was setting up pretty early.  The candlesticks and brass animals are vintage.

And now into the kitchen/dining/living area…

It just so happened the ladies from Mindy Mae’s Market asked to shoot their holiday catalog at the #staggreno (more on that later), so I set it up all pretty for a fake Christmas party.  Here are the spoils.

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We shot this right around Thanksgiving so I just switched a few things out from my Thanksgiving table scape and made it more Christmas.  The rosemary sprigs on each plate not only smell wonderful, but they remind me of little Christmas trees.

The salt cellar is a little gift my father brought home from a business trip out of the country when I was little girl.

The brass ice bucket is vintage, as are the crystal candlesticks.  You can find the table runner HERE.

My go-to centerpiece as of late is a bowl of pretty fruit.  And cut citrus always makes your table smell heavenly.

Branches, faux again, are from Tai Pan Trading.

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I love any excuse to bring out my collection of milk glass bowls, platters and cake plates.  There are also a few colored glass items in there like that ruby red dish and the green tinted vintage glasses.  That large cake plate is actually original to the #staggreno, believe it or not.  It belonged to the owners and I picked it up at the estate sale before we started demo.  The rest I’ve collected over time from antique shops and thrift stores.   And there are a few Target finds in there like the marble cheese dish and the wood stump platter.

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In the kitchen and living area, I kept things pretty simple and fresh, hanging wreaths in the windows/doors and throwing in some plaid pillows.  I realized I haven’t really shared anything from the little living area adjacent to the kitchen and dining, so this will be a little sneak peek before I share all of the full room details!

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Plaid pillows: @vinestreetcollective on instagram

Next up on the tour is Dimples and Tangles— so head there next! Also a brunette with bangs named Jennifer.  You’re sure to like her!  Ha!

And if you want to catch up on all of the lovely homes, here is the complete tour list:


The White Buffalo Styling Co.

House Seven

Bliss at Home

Mimosa Lane

Swoon Worthy

Claire Brody

Nesting with Grace


The Makerista

Simple Stylings

Amanda Katherine

The Sweetest Digs

Iron & Twine

Style Your Senses

Dream Green DIY


Hunted Interior

Cuckoo 4 Design

The Chronicles of Home

Go Haus Go

Chic Little House

Burlap & Lace

My Fabuless Life

Desert Domicile


Rain on a Tin Roof

Michaela Noelle Designs

Dwellings by Devore

A Creative Day Blog

Restless Arrow

DIY Playbook

Julie Blanner

Craftberry Bush


Inspired by Charm

withHEART (yours truly)

Dimples and Tangles

SG Style

Place of My Taste

Primitive & Proper

And of course I can’t say goodbye without announcing the winner winner chicken dinner of the amazing Benjamin Moore paint giveaway…. congrats to Ter’e who said:

“Oh WOW what a cool giveaway. My husband and I are approaching 70 soon, but we are young at heart! We currently live in Central FL, but we are preparing for a move to KC,MO next week.
We are buying a house that has been quite unloved and we will tackle painting the whole house, inside and out. OURSELVES!
I have run back and forth to my local BM and have chosen my key paint colors already!!!
This giveaway has come at the perfect time!!!!! I am, carefully, jumping for joy!”

How much do you love her comment?  Email me at jen@withheart.com for details!

And if you’re wondering where the heck our tree was in all of this holiday home tour business, I saved it for Monday’s post.  Be sure to check back!

Have a wonderful weekend!


*photos by Jessa Kae and yours truly

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  1. Gosh how beautiful! Such amazing photos too. And your outside with all the snow!!!! I do have to admit that I’m jealous of all the snow. I’ve been waiting for some to fall here so I can go skiing but nothing yet. Love the gorgeous table setting too.

  2. so modern and warm at the same time- love it! love the dining table, and i am jealous that you had snow in your shots! 🙂 everything looks beautiful!

  3. Ha ha! Yep, we could be twins! 😉 The area around your home is absolutely picturesque… what a blessing to enjoy that view every day! And your home is beautiful, I’m especially loving your gorgeous table!

  4. So sleek and stylish! Your new home is coming along amazing!! Nice job, SUPER Mama!

  5. Kaylee Coles says:

    This is beautiful! I love that it’s simple (because a lot of Christmas tours feel a little “overdone” to me . . . like every single surface is COVERED in Christmas-related decor).

  6. Shavonda says:

    So pretty Jen! The snow outside couldn’t be more perfect. I wish we could have a white Christmas here. I love all the gorgeous greenery you’ve added throughout your home. And that tablescape is fantastic!

  7. Lindsay says:

    Jenn, this is such a beautiful tour! I’m in love with your new home and am so jealous of the snow! Here in SC, we sure don’t get much of that. So happy to have you!

  8. emily says:

    love all of the fresh and faux greenery in your house! i also love your modern, fresh take on traditional christmas decor. so lovely!

  9. I love your modern style!! It looks sleek and updated but still reflects the style of the home. Beautiful!


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  11. So, so gorgeous, Jen! And how perfect was that snowfall?! Your dining table is seriously beautiful – the textures and colors, the staging, the photography. All so well done.

  12. Oh Jen…it’s all so so gorgeous! I always love any peek at your house, and this was just pure eye candy! And are you kidding me with that perfect snow on the porch?? Hello #bloggergold 😉 xo

  13. Claire Brody says:

    Photographing in the snow! Now that’s talent! The inside of your home is so fresh and inviting. Love every single detail! xo

  14. Carrie says:

    This is just GORGEOUS!!! I love the snowy shots, too =)

  15. Your home and photography have my whole heart, Jenn! I love it! It will be worth all of the stress of renovating when you get to enjoy Christmas day there!

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