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Joyeux Noel Bedroom

The Christmas Song pretty much epitomizes how I feel when I am decorating for Christmas.
I sing along while dressing the mirrors
laying greens atop the mantels and adding just a touch of the Season here and there

This year in the bedroom~I kept the look fairly similar to last year
and made just a few changes.

One of them was that I used boxwood instead of pine and cedar.
Turns out cedar tends to bother my allergies. A lot.
So instead of spending the season sniffly, sneezing and itching
 I was planning to go with faux in the bedroom but then I found a
gorgeous gorgeous fresh boxwood garland.

I was in love.
I knew it was perfect and haven't sneezed from boxwood yet ;)

Pretty silver letters from HomeGoods spell out Merry Christmas on the shelf
They are much smaller than the large NOEL letters I had here last year 
but I love how they look.

Do you also notice that striped something at the foot of the bed?
Yes, it is the faux grainsack tablecloth I made. 
 I saw a vintage striped wool blanket used at the foot of the bed in a magazine
 and just loved the look. 

I decided to use a different mirror for the fireplace.
I change it all the time and this time I was thinking big brassy old gold
Even though I probably have about 25 vintage mirrors
not one of them was the right size or color. 
Except- the one in the bathroom.

So we moved it for the season and I absolutely love it in it's new spot.
Keeping with natural and more simple decoration this year
a garland of boxwood dotted with gypsophila, pinecones, red berries (hard to see)
and a  boxwood wreath bring the natural while a collection of
 chunky white candles  and paperwhites bring the ambiance.
The flocked tree in the bedroom is my favorite tree
and it is absolutely glowing this year with added strands of lights.

This tree is heavily flocked and covered in gorgeous faux snow- 
which is pretty much the only kind of snow that I like. 
The decorations on the tree are very simple- just whites and silvers
 I just adore it with nothing but the lights on it.

In the master bathroom 
a large carved frame with a fresh evergreen wreath from Lowes sits on the shelf above the tub
where that big mirror used to be.
I love the green wreath and gold frame against the red toile wallpaper.

I tend to like to incorporate Christmas touches into existing
 rather than changing everything- plus it's less work when you switch everything back.
 I am behind on getting some of the decor shared but I will share a few other vignettes along with some
 snippets of things I didn't get posted in a holiday house tour recap coming up...
at some point! lol! ;)

 Feathered Nest Friday is going on all weekend
if you would like to link up any last minute decorating or inspiration posts!

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  1. Beautiful Courtney! I bet it is dreamy waking up to that everyday! And yes I like faux snow better than the real thing.But my daughter is happy we finally got the real thing around here last night!Keeping warm by the fire!

  2. Your bedroom is positively beautiful. So understated, yet elegant. Of course,it is tres,tres,french and that is the best part of all. I love every detail!

  3. How amazingly gorgeous!! It must be so wonderful to have a tree in your bedroom. I would love to look at the lights at night!

  4. Okay, now I want to go to bed! :-)))
    All is beautiful, all is bright, Courtney.
    Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  5. the faux grainsack tablecloth looks perfect there! and a great resting place for those of us who allow our pups in bed!


  6. I have a question, What wallpaper is that in the bathroom picture? I love it! :)

  7. What wallpaper is that in the bathroom picture? I love it! :)

    1. It is a floral toile wallpaper I picked up at Lowes probably 5 years ago. I don't know the name of the pattern- sorry.

  8. What a dreamy bedroom!! Everything is so pretty.
    Merry Christmas!
    Cheers, Gee

  9. I love it, Courtney. It is just gorgeous. I think my favorite is the wreath on the mirror- xo Diana

  10. That is the dreamiest tree ever!!!

  11. Dreamy as always!!! Love all the boxwood and your tablecloth looks fantastic on the that little doggy-do! :)

  12. Merry Christmas Courtney! And your house looks gorgeous in print! ;)

  13. You have worked your magic touch again, Courtney! I just love how pretty everything looks, especially the boxwood accents. We have tons of the hedges at the lakehouse, which is year round, but unfortunately, we haven't been there since September. I wonder if the stems would survive in water. Anyway...gorgeous!!!


  14. I loooove ALL of your pictures...sooo lovely and wonderful und cosy♥ Wish you and your family a merry christmas, Greetings from Germany, Biene♥

  15. It's dreamy, Courtney! I love your tree! :-)

  16. Courtney, it is all so beautiful! I would love to come walk through your house and take it all in! I love boxwood and usually use lots of it. I have a friend who usually supplies me with plenty of it but she is living in Haiti for 2 years so I used fresh holly from my Grandma's bushes this year! I also wanted to say that your photos are so lovely - you do a wonderful job with your photography!

  17. So beautiful, Courtney. This is my favorite room in your home.

    Merry Christmas!

  18. What a gorgeous haven, Courtney. I love it all, but the garland on the headboard is probably my favorite touch.

  19. I've pinned your bedroom so many times! Now it's in my Christmas board. It beautiful!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous. You have impeccable taste!!

  21. I love, love,love the flocked tree.... envy.....Everything looks wonderful thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  22. So beautiful and romantic! Merry Christmas, Courtney!

  23. You inspired me last year to really decorate our master bedroom for the holidays. I added new white ruched bedding, gorgeous white throw pillows,touches of silver, a fresh pine wreath over the bed, and garland draped the windows. It was like sleeping in a fairy land...until..I awoke to the most horrible chemical smell ever. Seems the wreath had been treated with some sort of preservative! As it began to dry a bit the smell was released. This year I used faux..Maybe I'll make my own fresh wreath next year. The boxwood is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

  24. Courtney, your bedroom is more beautiful than last year...and I can hardly believe that! Your bedding is beautiful, loving the mirror in it's new spot and the decor surrounding it! I have one very similar all wrapped up in the basement, you have inspired me to get it out and up! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
    Holiday Hugs,

  25. So beautiful, Courtney. How wonderful that you have such a large mirror collection. The bed looks so comfy cand cozy. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

  26. Your bedroom is gorgeous....Happy Holiday!

  27. You have such a beautiful bedroom Courtney. Merry Christmas to YOU!!!


  28. Betty in West TexasDecember 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    EVERYTHING!!! is simply beautiful! How I would love to live in an area where evergreens were so abundant; but the boxwood looks very much like rosemary...and I have two large bushes in my garden which I have used before for wreaths! Can't wait for your next post.

  29. Its magical Courtney!! Merry Christmas to you!

  30. Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas. I have so enjoyed your wonderful blog! Gina

  31. A very magical Christmas to you and I adore your Christmas tour.

  32. You have a beautiful home and I love the inspiration you give me to adapt your ideas to my home. Lisa

  33. Wow Courtney, your bedroom is beyond amazing!

  34. Your bedroom is amazing Courtney! I love the ceiling!!!! The tree looks awesome and red is one of my favorite accent colors, checks and grain sack are awesome details... just gorgeous!
    Happy New Year!