Holiday Home Tour 2021

Decorating our home for the holidays is about building a sense of anticipation. Our tree (unapologetically) goes up well before Thanksgiving, and we lean into the festivities for as long as possible. Each year, my holiday design plan starts with a color of the year and a different inspiration point in mind. This time around, we let natural elements alongside a dusty purple hue take center stage. From loads of fresh greenery to dried citrus slices, we paired holiday classics with brass bells and velvet ribbon in a palette of muted mauve and berry tones for a seasonal twist.

Our fresh greenery was sourced from Gracious Garlands and covers nearly every inch of our home. At 25 foot lengths of the Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress and Seeded Eucalyptus Garland, we were able to swag every inch of our 12 foot ceilings, staircases, bookshelves and bedroom. I wanted to bring holiday decorating beyond the living room with no space off-limits. We’ve jokingly decided the shower archway is the low-key MVP of this year’s holiday decor, and I’m convinced it’s a nook I’ll hang garland year after year. 

I had such a fun time dressing up our home this season and can’t wait to host friends and family again around our table. Come on in; I’d love to show you around.

Look back at previous Holiday Home Tours: 2020 | 2019 | 2018

2021 HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

ENTRYWAY

Fresh garland with ribbon down the staircase, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Entryway holiday decor with brass bells, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Fresh garland with citrus slices, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour

Despite some upkeep involved, I’m such a huge believer in designing with fresh greenery during the holidays. This year, we opted to order from Gracious Garlands and the quality of their greens was second to none. Not only is their commitment to quality incredibly evident in their products, but sustainability is the heartbeat of their business. Also worth noting: they ship nationwide! I know working with fresh greenery, wreaths, and garlands comes with a learning curve, but we’ve put together a simple care guide to get you started.

Entryway holiday decor, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Fresh garland with ribbon down the staircase, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour

Photography: Madeline Harper

LIVING ROOM

Living room holiday decor with earthy mauve palette, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Living room holiday decor with earthy mauve palette, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Living room holiday decor with earthy mauve palette, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Living room holiday decor with earthy mauve palette, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Entryway holiday decor with fresh greens, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Living room holiday decor with earthy mauve palette, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Living room with garland over bookcase, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour

Photography: Madeline Harper

KITCHEN

Fresh wreath over kitchen stove, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Kitchen holiday decor, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Fresh wreath over kitchen stove, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour

Photography: Madeline Harper

PRIMARY BEDROOM + BATHROOM

Fresh greenery garland in bedroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Fresh greenery garland over headboard, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Fresh greenery garland in bedroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Archway garland in bathroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Brass bells with ribbon, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Archway garland in bathroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour

Photography: Madeline Harper

GUEST BEDROOMS + GUEST BATHROOM

Bedroom wreath with ribbon, Subtle holiday decor in guest bedroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Bedroom wreath, ribbons, and bells, Subtle holiday decor in guest bedroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Bathroom holiday decor, Subtle holiday decor in guest bedroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Simple holiday greens in vase, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Subtle holiday decor in guest bedroom, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour
Brass bells with velvet ribbon, Anastasia Casey's holiday home tour

Photography: Madeline Harper

Thanks so much for swinging by this year’s holiday home tour. Getting each room ready for the busy season of celebration is always quite a process, but quite honestly, I love every single second. And a special thanks to Gracious Garlands for providing the incredible fresh greens featured throughout our home. Gracious Garlands is a female owned, Austin based company shipping beautiful greenery nationwide. I’ve used their greenery for years (including for my sister-in-law’s summer wedding) and have always been impressed with the freshness of the garland.

Just in case you’re curious, you can have a look back at previous holiday home tours, each designed with its own seasonal approach.  Here’s our 2020 tour featuring olive branch garland and muted mustard tones, our 2019 tour with magnolia leaves and deep chocolate browns, and our 2018 tour with a natural and neutral palette.

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