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Black, White, and Green: A Modern Christmas Home Tour

December 4, 2015
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I have been silent around here this week, and that’s because I’ve been working hard to get our house ready for Christmas.  And this Christmas Home Tour.  Carrie from Lovely, Etc has gathered up a bunch of bloggers to share their Christmas home tours this week.  And because I do everything last minute … I figured I better wait until the very last day to share our home.  And it was a good thing because I seriously just finished decorating last night and finished writing this post early this morning.

Anyway … there are about a million pictures to show you, and I’m a bit sleepy, so I’ll keep the chatting to a minimum.  This year, we decided to forgo the bright red of last year’s decor, and instead go more subtle, modern, and simple (or at least simple was the plan).  Let’s get to it …

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

If you missed it, we changed up our Entryway this past spring, and the white, black, and grey color scheme fit right in with our Christmas color palette this year.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I simply added some pine garland (which comes super cheap at Trader Joe’s FYI), a polar bear pillow (Target), and a black wood shim star (similar to the one I made last year HERE) to the entryway nook.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

As you walk in, you’ll notice our three embroidery hoop / boxwood wreaths on the brick wall to the left (tutorial coming soon):

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Stay tuned for this ‘wreath’ tutorial:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

You’ll also notice our chalkboard advent calendar hanging on the door to the basement.  My mom made that chalkboard for my brother’s grooms dinner (had the menu written on it), and I thought it would be perfect on this door with a wreath for Christmas:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

When you head around the corner, you’ll notice our three new DIY Wood Frames with a simple ‘Merry & Bright’ trio of printables (tutorial on those DIY frames also coming soon):

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Heading into the living room, you’ll notice our green, white and black theme going on:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

On our large white wall (that we still haven’t decorated), hangs our Christmas Tree Wall Hanging:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

 

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

More black and white graphic patterns:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Decorating our mantel has always been a challenge for me.  We have a TV right in the middle and half book cases on either side.  We also have a DVD player, cable box, and Apple TV box on one side … all which preferably need to be hidden somehow.  Since I haven’t quite figured out how to build something to hide all this equipment, I came up with a somewhat temporary solution.  This year, I decided to go with two large DIY planter boxes on either side of the TV that I filled with evergreens, pinecones, birch sticks, and lights.  I simply wrapped the boxes with a black and white striped ribbon to give it a little color.  The one on the left also works to hide all the cable boxes and cords (at least mostly).

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I also dug up this black tree from our Christmas stash (an Ikea purchase from years ago), and hung some cute ornaments on it:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

And then our stockings …

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

These were new this year (another Target purchase), and I love how they look against the white fireplace.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I simply tied on a wood chalkboard tag (also from Target’s dollar section) to label each stocking.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

My birch branch deer simply got a black and white flannel scarf to fit in with the decor:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

We added three boxwood wreaths to the windows (another Trader Joe’s purchase … $10 each!!):

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Moving on to the dining room:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

The table is set with a black table runner (with words to one of our favorite Christmas songs written on it … tutorial coming).

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

The placemats are simply some leftover grasscloth wallpaper that I had on hand (from my Mom’s house from 25+ years ago!).  On top of the grasscloth is some faux birch strips I purchased this year from Bachman’s (a local nursery).  I used my Black and White Striped DIY Napkins with simple wreath ornaments on top for some color.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Some birch cone trees (also from Bachman’s), a couple ‘merry & bright’ ornaments from Target, some candles and mason jars with boxwood sprigs filled the center of the table.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

 

My mom also gave me these fun ornament place card holders that I filled with white strips of paper and a pine sprig:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I also added some bright green reindeer moss to the center of the table for a pop of color:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Over on the wall, I covered our painting with some black striped wrapping paper (to hide the orange and blue art that didn’t fit with our Christmas decor) and made a magnolia wreath to hang in the center:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Our stag got a winter makeover with a black and white scarf:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I added some more pine garland to our dining room window and a plaid pillow on our chair to up the cozy factor:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I only have a couple pictures of our tree.  We haven’t finished decorating it, and I’m not sure it will be blog worthy when we’re done anyway (my boys have some tree decorating opinions of their own, so we let them have at it).  One new addition this year that I’m loving is that galvanized tree stand bucket that my mom picked up for us at Michael’s.  I did love my DIY Tree Skirt from last year, but this bucket is just some simple, clean, and makes cleaning up dropped needles so much easier (have you ever tried to vacuum a tree skirt?!?).

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Every year after Christmas, I try to pick up some picture ornaments on clearance and use them to fill with pictures of my boys each Christmas.  It’s so fun to look back through the years at what they looked like each year at Christmas.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

One last stop in the kitchen ..

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Little sprigs of greenery and poinsettias add some festive color to this space:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

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Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

We also decorated our Chalkboard with more garland and some ornaments:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

That’s it!  Lots of green, black, and white this year, and I’m loving it!  I’m officially DONE decorating this year, and we’re just going to sit back and enjoy it (and maybe add some presents under the tree)!

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, but before you go … don’t forget to visit the rest of the homes on the tour – there are some amazing homes here!  Seriously … amazing!!  Catch a sneak peak from the photos below and follow the links to see everyone’s homes.

Monday

Monday

Lovely Etc.

Thrifty and Chic

Bigger than the Three of Us

Tuesday

Tuesday

One Krieger Chick

All Things With Purpose

The Happy Housie

Blue I Style

Little Red Brick House

Wednesday

Wednesday

Southern State of Mind

Seeking Lavender Lane

Designing Vibes

The Tale of an Ugly House

Domicile 37

thursday

Thursday

Like a Saturday

It All Started With Paint

Little House of Four

Boxy Colonial

The Turquoise Home

Friday

Friday

A House Full of Sunshine

Making it in the Mountains

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Casa Watkins

Shabby Grace Blog

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  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast December 4, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I always LOVE your home tours! Having a color palette for holiday decorating is a brilliant way to tie everything together. Your home looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it.
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  • Reply Krista December 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I’m not sure if my other comment went through or not- but either way- gorgeous tour Katie! I love the black white and green scheme. You carried it so perfectly throughout your whole house. So lovely and crisp and fresh and I love all the natural greenery.
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  • Reply Designing Vibes December 4, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Katie,
    I am having a fit over your holiday decor and your home is gorgeous! I love the mix of modern and rustic elements and am refreshed my your use of black…I love incorporating non-traditional colors into Christmas decor. This is getting pinned. Job well done!
    Much Love,
    Erica- Designing Vibes
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  • Reply Karen @ a house full of sunshine December 4, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Oh Katie, your colour scheme is perfection! I just love it! So different – clean and modern and striking, and totally you! There are so many absolutely beautiful vignettes in your tour, but my favourite is that gorgeous planter box. In love! This would have all taken so much work to pull together, but the results are totally worth it!
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  • Reply Melanie December 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Your home is gorgeous!! I love the nontraditional color scheme so much! Each picture was seriously amazing, I can’t even pick a favorite part of your home!
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  • Reply Sarah @ Little Red Brick House December 10, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Katie, I absolutely adore your home! It’s so charming. The green, black and white color scheme you chose is simply gorgeous! I love all of your amazing DIYs and the fresh greenery placed throughout the house is so beautiful.

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