Holiday House Tour: Yuletide Elegance
Get holiday decorating inspiration from this Minnesota home, decorated with elegant, natural touches.
Warm and welcoming
To make this warm and welcoming Deephaven, Minnesota, home even merrier, the homeowner brings Yuletide elegance to every room, pairing natural materials with holiday decor in calming, muted tones. In the living room, pomegranates and pinecones fill bowls, vases show off branches with berries, and burlap ribbons dance across a mantel. White hand-knitted stockings suit the festive but soft color choices.
Cheerful red exterior
The home's ruby red exterior adds to its quintessential Christmas character.
Muted palette inside
A muted palette of rosy pinks mixes with natural greens. The refined hues suit the home's English cottage style. Here, clipped greens bring a wintry touch to roses.
Sprigs of pine and berries dress up framed photos in the home's entry.
Throughout the front hallway and other areas of the house, fresh greens add a seasonal touch: on mantels, behind picture frames and at place settings on the dinner table.
Hydrangea and feather wreath
Dried hydrangeas and pheasant feathers dress up a faux pine wreath encircling the wooden deer head in the living room.
Dining room glitz
A wreath made of antique ornaments hangs in front of the dining room's mirror, adding subtle glitz. See the next slide for a close-up photo of the wreath.
Snowball cookies tempt passersby and, combined with a wildlife plate, offer a pretty holiday tableau in front of the dining room's ornament wreath.
The remodeled kitchen gets vintage style from counter-to-ceiling cabinets, soapstone countertops and subway tile.
Kitchen cabinets wear a mix of paints and stains for a done-over-decades look. Sprigs of pine add a seasonal touch.
The glass-front pantry with sliding doors "looks like a little grocery store," the homeowner says.
Cozy family room
The family room is the perfect place to congregate on cold nights. During a renovation, the homeowners added beaded-board ceilings and covered the fireplace's dated 1970s red brick with stone. Fresh greens and holiday pillows add seasonal color.
A vintage lantern shows off pinecones, candles, greens and a drawing of Santa.
Master bedroom style
Grass-cloth wallpaper adds texture and a hint of color behind the built-in nightstand and headboard.