Modern Holiday Home


Last year my Mom did a stark, modern take on Holiday decor for her home. Growing up our house looked more like this during December but my mom is the QUEEN of mixing it up. I love that about her. For her Christmas “tree” she wrapped a garden sculpture made by my brother Wyatt in white LED lights that glow an eerie blue shade of the future.


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Gifts took on a preppy uniformity by using 2 complimentary wrapping papers (plaid and stripes) and an assortment of bows and ribbons.


Plaid Gift Wrap


Wyatt Ellison Fireplace


Wyatt had just made this metal fireplace front for her home.


Crystal Mirrors

Across the room the fire was captured by a trio of Thai crystal mirrors. Those stools are from my Grandparent’s house in the 70’s, such a timeless style.


French Bulldog Santa


Only one pup is willing to wear the Santa costume, sad.


Metal tree aglow


Happy California Christmas! Next week I’ll have snaps from my mother-in-law’s traditional Southern Holiday house, not to be missed.




5 Comments on Modern Holiday Home

  1. Sarah
    December 8, 2011 at 11:58 am (8 years ago)

    This is really gorgeous! And what a beautiful home and hearth. Way to go Jane & Wyatt!

  2. Joanna
    December 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm (8 years ago)

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm LOVE the wrapping paper. CLASSY CHRISTMAS!

  3. Karen
    December 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm (8 years ago)

    That is so great how your mother is able to adapt with the times and enjoy what her children can offer her!!! The fireplace looks so awesome and the fact that the stools from grandparents are included in the scape is really the greatest. I so hope as I get older I can adapt to what my children’s interests are and include it in my daily life, what a blessing.

  4. Jane
    December 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm (8 years ago)

    Nice to remember
    Much more traditional this year for Drew and his California Christmas.
    Just finished decorating!

  5. Jane
    December 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm (8 years ago)

    Don’t forget your great grandparents cane chairs from the 50s…now known as Edde’s chair

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