2013 Christmas Home Tour

Christmas, Seasonal & Holiday

  1. […] 5) April from House by Hoff 6) Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage […]

  2. Susan says:

    Very nicely done – creative and tasteful.

  3. […] 5) April from House by Hoff 6) Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage […]

  4. I love your Christmas decorations! Your home is very beautiful — I am especially loving your wood floors!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Lauren! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! πŸ˜€
      I love those wood floors too!
      Merry Christmas!

  5. Patty Lucas says:

    Your home is beautiful. Could you please tell us how you keep the Rosemary alive. I have killed 3 of them. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Patty! For the Rosemary, I find that watering them EVERYDAY is almost key. They also don’t like the water to actually touch them and it’s best if no sort of air is blowing on them. I hope that helps! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  6. Stacey says:

    Your home is always beautiful but especially now at Christmas. You really are talented. I’m thinking you don’t get much sleep. πŸ™‚

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment, Stacey! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour. πŸ˜€
      Sleep? What’s that? πŸ˜‰
      Merry Christmas!

  7. Trudi says:

    I’m probably near old enough to be your momma, but can I decorate like you when I grow up? I love it all!!

  8. Martina says:

    Beautiful…so many pretty touches!!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Martina! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

      • Cara Babin says:

        I LOVE your home!! Do you happen to know the colors of the stripes in your entry? (the tan and the white?)
        Thank you!

        • Shayna says:

          THANK YOU so very much, Cara! The colors in our entry are Edgecomb Gray and White Dove. They are both Benjamin Moore colors. πŸ˜€

  9. WOWZERS!!!! Your place is UNREAL, you are beyond talented!!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, MOLLY! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!

  10. April Hoff says:

    Shayna, your home looks STUNNING for the holidays! I can’t even pick one favorite thing to comment on! Everything is gorgeous!!! Happy holidays, friend! πŸ™‚

  11. Kim says:

    It all looks great and I enjoyed the tour.

  12. Absolutely stunning, Shayna! I love all of the fresh greenery and beautiful personal touches! You truly thought of everything! Thanks so much for the tour!

    ~Abby =)

  13. Love it, Shayna! Adore the Rosemary Centerpiece!!!!

  14. Wow! Love every bit of it! Absolutely beautiful!β™₯

  15. Just gorgeous!!! love every detail! I would LOVE to plank walls in our new home! Give it such character. Love your style so much!

    • Shayna says:

      AMY! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! I love those plank walls too… they definitely add character! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  16. Diane says:

    Tastefully done, as always! I love all of the live greens. The calmness of Christmas without the adding too much color. Love it!!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Diane! You nailed our home right on the head… A calm Christmas without too much color! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  17. […] 5) April from House by Hoff 6) Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage […]

  18. M says:

    WOW WOW WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous, Shayna! I’m so in love with your amazing talent, and creativity!!! Beautifully done, girl…blessings & <3

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, M! THANK YOU so very much! You always give the sweetest compliments! So happy you enjoyed the tour! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  19. Chelsea says:

    I love your home on a normal day but it’s especially beautiful decked out for Christmas. Every little detail is perfect!

  20. Christy says:

    I’ll be right over with my suitcase, you’ve got room for one more, yes? I am in heaven…love it ALL! Your tree is stunning and your decorating looks effortless! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous home! πŸ™‚

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Christy! You make me smile BIG! Of course we have room for one more! πŸ˜€
      So happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!

  21. Tanja says:

    A Beautiful Christmas Home! Very inspiring and love the ribbon around your tree. Must try that this year instead of tinsel! Thankyou and looking forward to seeing more of your blog next year.

  22. Stunning as always Shayna! There are so many things that I love that I can’t even list them all. The trees (rosemary??) on your dining table in the crate – breathtaking. Your tree has such a pretty coziness and warmth to it…. you are a master of beautiful vignettes and amazing photographs as well!! So thrilled to be on this tour with you!!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Krista! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! I’m so happy to be on the tour with you too! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  23. Your home is stunningly lovely! I adore all of the little bits of greenery, pinecones- and of course, the sparkle of glitter πŸ˜‰ You outdid yourself decorating!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Tricia! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! I can’t wait to see your home! πŸ˜€

  24. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous tour – I am dying over your home! I love it all and that “Joy” pillow is killer!

  25. Diane Weeks says:

    It’s all beautiful!!! Looks like you worked really hard, lovingly, but busy! Thank you for sharing!!
    Blessings, Diane

  26. Shayna! Whoa, girl, this is amazing!! I’m blown away by how beautiful it all is. I’m still in the throws of labor over my decorating and you are inspiring the heck out of me. πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing! I need those sleigh bells SO bad!

    • Shayna says:

      BETH! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you’re inspired and that I can return the favor. πŸ˜‰
      I love those sleigh bells too! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  27. Laurie says:

    Love the way you decorated. Simple and elegant. It’snot all about how much you can use but how it’s used that matters most! Thanks again! You are an inspiration and have got me in the mood to get my house done. Love the bell garland. Did you make it? It gave me the idea to use sheetrock tape!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Laurie! I’m so happy you’re inspired… and yes, I did make the bell garland! I’ll be sharing the tutorial a bit later. πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  28. Christine says:


  29. Casey Atchley says:

    Good Job Sis! Love the new walls.

  30. Oh my, Shayna! I love every last bit of your home!! The buckets, the spoon hooks, that advent calendar! Wowza!! Pinning now so I can come back again and again! Of course, if you don’t mind having guests that often! I am so happy to be on this tour with you!! Beautiful work!!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Candace! THANK YOU so very much! Of course, please come over as often as you like! πŸ˜€
      I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!

  31. allison says:

    Right out of a magazine! Just beautiful Shayna. I’m looking forward to reading more on the little projects you made, and of course the beautiful living room wall. We are planning to do the same thing soon but getting some ideas from you would be helpful. Allison

  32. Laura B says:

    Simply gorgeous, as usual. Merry Christmas!

  33. Caroline says:

    So beautiful and inspiring! I could have pinned every single photo! Thanks for putting me in the holiday spirit!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Caroline! I’m so happy you enjoy the tour and that it left you inspired! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  34. Candice says:

    Your home is beautiful! One if the most inspiring things I’ve seen in a long, long time!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Candice! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!

  35. Robin says:

    Beautifully done! Your home looks so festive and cozy, the perfect place to hang out on chilly December nights.

  36. Shayna, your home is always beautiful but now for Christmas it looks more beautiful, so warm and so cozy! πŸ˜‰ I love everything about it! πŸ˜‰ BEAUTIFUL!

  37. Kayla says:

    What a gorgeously decorated home! It looks so cozy. πŸ™‚ I got a million great ideas from looking at your photos; thanks for sharing! If you don’t mind my asking, where did you get the white (mug?) jar holding the candy canes on the shelf in the eighth photograph? I am swooning over here.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Kayla! I’m so happy you’re inspired! πŸ˜€
      For the white mug, I bought it a while back at Pier One. I absolutely love it!
      Hope that helps!

  38. Completely in love with all the neutrals!! Beautiful!

    xo, amy

  39. Tanya says:

    Shayna everything is so lovely, you have created a beautiful winter wonderland in your home. Pinning!! xo

  40. Your home is absolutely STUNNING! There are so many details I love, but, that wreath!? Magnificent! And I completely agree with you about slowing down and gifting special handmade items. I’m trying to do more of that this year!

  41. clara says:

    Love it all just breath taking .I love your wing back chair and was wondering where you got it or did you upholstery it yourself.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Clara! I bought the wingback chair at Salvation Army and just finished reupholstering it. That was a doozy! πŸ˜€

      • clara says:

        Are you going to do a tutorial ?

        • Shayna says:

          Hi Clara! I’m thinking that I will do a tutorial… It’ll be a long post! πŸ˜€

          • clara says:

            Thanks so much can’t wait .I just love how you decorate or house and anxious to see what you do next .I’m so glad I found your blog.

          • Shayna says:

            THANK YOU Clara! πŸ˜€

          • clara says:

            I was wondering what you use to upholsterer your wing back chair and where you got your ticks. I’m so in love with it . thanks Clara

          • Shayna says:

            THANK YOU so very much, Clara! πŸ˜€
            For the fabric, I used a thicker muslin. It’s such a fabulous fabric, and the texture is great. I bought the tacks at Ace Hardware.
            I hope that helps. I’ll be posting a tutorial soon! πŸ˜€

  42. Linda says:

    What fun it is to see the holiday transformation of your home. The warm neutrals with a splash of greenery looks so festive! If you don’t mind my asking…what color stain is used on your kitchen cupboards? I really like the dark look with the warm tones of the wood showing! I want my upper cupboards a dark color, but I felt a black paint would be too harsh. Thanks so much!

  43. Melissa says:

    Gorgeous! Can I ask where you bought the rug by the front door? I’ve been admiring it for some time now:)

  44. Debbie says:

    Your house is darling!!!!!

  45. Diane says:

    Hi Shayna, I don’t know where to start.
    How about by saying of love the new walls.
    I’m also in love with how you use natural, simple textures . It
    created such a nice balance. Just like in nature, unexpected pops of color take your eyes from one beauty to another.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity. the tour was fantastic.
    You all inspire me.
    Merry Christmas to you all!!!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Diane! THANK YOU so very much! I love simple and natural, so I try to use that as much as possible! πŸ˜€
      I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  46. […] week before our Christmas home tour, I decided to sweet talk my hubby into doing Board & Batten on our living room walls…. I […]

  47. Silvana says:

    Your home is absolutely beautyful!

  48. Linda says:

    Glorious display. Simple and just right. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Marie Kinsella says:

    Lovely,everything about this house is great.

  50. I am in complete awe at the beauty of your home – and your style is right up my alley! Sent a like your way on your FB page! Happy Holidays!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Brandi! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! Welcome to The WGC! πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas!

  51. BEAUTIFUL! And, I think you just pushed me over the edge…I’m going to add the wood plank walls to the kitchen! Life to the full! Melissa

  52. kathy t says:

    Beautiful and your photos are a delightful. I love all the natural greenery and grapevine. I’ll be anxious to read about your living room walls πŸ™‚

  53. Kim says:

    Your house is adorable! Love everything about it! Wondering if you might remember where you purchased the towel rack on your island? My hubby just built me a beautiful island for my kitchen and I wanted to add a towel rack to it and would love to find one like yours. THANKS!!!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Kim! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! πŸ˜€
      The towel rack on our island came with it… we bought the island at Home Depot. I hope that helps…
      Enjoy your new island! πŸ˜€

  54. Stunning – love all the fun details like the antlers and apples – you have a cozy Christmas home!

  55. traci says:

    love, love, love your home! I enjoyed your tour so much! Pinned a bunch. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Traci! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! Merry Christmas! πŸ˜€
      THANK YOU for the pins! πŸ˜€

  56. […] mentioned in my Christmas home tour post that I spent a lot of time making homemade decorations for Christmas this […]

  57. Mela says:

    Hi. I just discovered your website today. Where did you get the rug by your front door in your entry way? That is exactly what I want. πŸ™‚

  58. […] had a bit of an “iced” theme tossed into our casual homemade Christmas this year. From the iced berries on our tree to the wreath that’s hanging on our kitchen […]

  59. […] but I definitely don’t completely redecorate the house for each season, expect for maybe Christmas. Instead, I like to make small changes, adding flowers, bringing the outdoors in, and enjoying the […]

  60. […] And I loved them paired with the rosette wreath I made last year and shared in our Christmas home tour… […]

  61. So beautiful! I love using natural elements to decorate!

  62. Debra says:

    Everything looks wonderful. I love your holiday dΓ©cor. The mix of white and black incorporated with your stained wood pieces is a decorating look that I enjoy. As much as the “all white” decorating look is so popular, I so love your mix. Your holiday tour is Christmas simplicity with the right amount of relaxing and cheerful warmth. Have a Merry Christmas.

  63. Bliss says:

    I love it, all of it, every little and big thing!

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