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This House Tour is Filled With Holiday Cheer

Today, we’re happy to take you on a tour of blogger Jennifer Rizzo‘s holiday-decorated home. Jennifer is hosting a virtual holiday house tour of 20 homes on her blog this week. Keep reading to learn more about the holiday house tour and to discover Jennifer’s favorite aspects of decorating for the holidays!

How did you come up with the idea for the virtual holiday house tour?

“Every year, the local garden club in our area hosts a holiday house walk. They decorate these beautiful homes and then open it to the public. I look forward to the event every year. Seeing all of the amazing ideas and inspiration that they come up with — it really gets me in the holiday spirit. I thought there must be some way to do a house walk that everyone can enjoy and that’s how the idea came to fruition. I first lined up three homes a day for five days to make it a week-long event. This year I’ve added more amazing homes so there is even more inspiration.”

 

 

What is the response to the virtual holiday tour like this year as compared to the first year?

“There was a much bigger response than I expected for the first walk. I just thought it was going to be a fun little walk that my readers could enjoy. I had about three homes  a day and they are set up so tour goers can visit each house in order, like a real house walk. I couldn’t believe how many people ‘walked’ through the tour. This year it’s even bigger with four to five homes a day and the traffic has grown to amazing proportions. The bloggers who are participating have really outdone themselves and I am so impressed by how clever they are. Their homes are beautiful and their ability to make their homes shine is amazing. The following Monday I always have  a party on my blog where other bloggers can show of their holiday homes. Last year there were over 150 extra homes full of decorating inspiration.”

Are there any easy ways you recommend for adding holiday cheer and décor to your home, especially if you’re pressed for time?

“I think greenery goes a really long way. Even faux greenery. A touch of green, a touch of sparkle,a scented candle and it all seems festive once you put Bing Crosby on.”

 

What holiday decorating tradition does your family have?

“We always try to decorate the house together as a family with some holiday music playing while we enjoy hot cocoa. Then the kids put the candy canes on the tree(their favorite part). In the end and I always give in and let them have one to kick off the season.”

 

What holiday décor from your home are you particularly happy about or inspired by this year?

“I really love the area in my breakfast nook. It’s where my family and I spend the most time and it’s decorated with my most favorite things: silver, glass and natural elements. I love the draped greenery on the vintage mirror and the added fun touches such as the pom-pom runner and mini bottle brush trees. I really love the way the vintage, silver chafing dish lid collage looks on my wall. I think it looks interesting and holiday-ish with out looking too glitzy.”

Visit Jennifer’s blog and take the entire tour here!

Source: Photos by Jennifer Rizzo

18 thoughts on “This House Tour is Filled With Holiday Cheer

  1. Jennifer has the most amazing style every day of the year but her Christmas home is extra special with all her little details. Love the giant pom poms she made for her tree this year – it looks like it’s covered in snowballs!
    Glad to be part of the amazing house walk this year.
    Kelly

  2. You’re at THE TOP GIRL!!! ~ Pottery Barn ~ OMG!*!*! CoNGraTuLaTioNs!*!*! – How exciting for YOU!!!
    LoVe the Birdie Pillow and Towel with “Car supporting a Tree” – BeSt!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  3. Jen always has great, inspirational ideas, her holiday home is wonderful! I love all the details that make her home personal, and ready for the Holidays. Thanks, PB, for recognizing Jen’s great style, and for giving us a heads up about the virtual Holiday Home Tour.

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  5. The whole tour is fabulous. I love seeing the houses as much as the decorations. It’s fun to pick out the Pottery Barn pillows and such too. I’m a fan of the birds pillow Jen has in her house, I have the duvet and hope to find the pillows on sale soon.

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