One of the perks of having a designer sister (me) as well as living a mere 2 minute drive away is that your house can get elaborately decorated for the holidays.
Dr. Bill & Elizabeth Jacobs
Especially as Bill and his partners had their staff party here a week ago as well as their annual party for their friends last night.
Now that the main rooms in my house are finished, I decided to decorate my home so that it was Christmas perfection for photos. Then, since I’d been working on Elizabeth’s house as well, I thought, might as well get Tracey Ayton to take photos at her house too.
So, since I can’t show you Tracey’s photos of my house yet, I thought it would be fun to post the photos of Elizabeth’s house. Enjoy.
Photography by Tracey Ayton, Interior Decorating by Maria Killam
This was the wreath I picked up at Target one day for their front door. I love that it’s not just Christmas.
Remember a few weeks ago, I had asked you about whether we should have bought cast iron or plastic urns? Here’s a glimpse of the one’s we bought.
I taped some ornaments to the artwork to continue the red throughout the kitchen.
The garland around her front door.
Cypress trees. Last year I bought one for my north facing kitchen and it lasted for 6 months. You just can’t let it dry out. I love the hit of apple green it brings to the kitchen.
My sisters holiday cookies. To. Die. For.
Elizabeth has had this kitchen dining set for years, we found it at an auction and I think it’s a classic.
It’s easy to add some greens to your chandelier to make it festive!
A close up of the red Amaryllis.
Remember the old and very busy backsplash we had replaced a year ago? So much better now. Of course Tracey’s photography is light years ahead of mine so this photo is a joy to look at.
This garland hangs above Elizabeth’s sink with a few ornaments attached with ribbon.
The back entry to my sisters house.
A vintage Santa Claus decoration Elizabeth has had forever.
The Dino candleholder we found from CB2 a few weeks ago.
Turquoise & Red theme for the tree to match my sisters family room.
I spent almost an entire Saturday wrapping empty boxes to pull off this look!
It’s not easy to find the perfect, coordinating wrapping paper.
And ribbon. . .
The Cat-in-the-hat stand I found at HomeSense just last week.
My nephews are mad about trains.
I love this image Tracy captured. With the turquoise walls it looks like the sky.
The bright blue powder room. A great way to bring a powder room to life!
The festive hand towels.
Elizabeth has been growing her hair out for a while and I recently introduced her to this curling iron so she was sporting some new curls last night.
Elizabeth and her sweet friend Katie.
Here’s Rob and Crystal (on the left) and my sister Anita (right). I’m currently working on Rob & Crystals beach house located right beside their house! More on that project soon.
Does this remind you of anyone you know? Haha, I love holiday napkins, they are so much fun!
William having a little rest in between racing around the house with all the kids!
I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! I’m so looking forward to having some time off to relax, be with family and just enjoy!
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