Holly House Nashville

A Vintage Glam Christmas

The halls have been decked! I love getting into the holiday spirit but prefer to not spend a lot of money on decorations. If you have never been to an estate sale, I highly recommend going - especially for holiday decor. Almost every estate sale I've been to has had a large selection of nutcrackers, anything Santa related and even yard ornaments. I really try to seek out unique vintage items that have lasted over the years - I struck gold with these knit stockings. They are classic and festive and they warm my vintage-loving heart so much. There was even one with a dog on it which felt perfect for representing our furry family member, Mae. I then added some sparkle with a few affordable accessories from Target and layered in some sheep skin rugs around the base of the tree to add texture and warmth. 

DESIGN TIP: A festive way to display the holiday cards you receive from family and friends is to use them as ornaments on your tree.

Safe travels and here's to a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!

Photo credits: Grace Boto

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A Room to Rest

After owning Holly House for over a year and a half, our main floor bedroom finally received the focus and attention it needed. At one point, the room was either an addition or porch so it has lower ceilings than the rest of the house.

What we wanted: a sophisticated and cozy bedroom that felt modern and moody, with perhaps a little bit of drama - all on a limited budget. I love how it turned out!

Vintage Accents for Modern Dining

Incorporating vintage pieces into a modern home makes a space feel collected and personal. Years of use and wear on older items adds a sense of soul that can't be achieved when purchasing everything brand new.

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Look for vintage items that you are naturally drawn to and enjoy. When in doubt - a chair from any century, even just propped against a wall - is an easy way to add interest and charm.