Holiday Housewalk 2016

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Gather inspiration from this tablescape with wood chargers, juniper greens, and hurricane luminaries.

Hello, sweet friends! If you’re joining me after stopping by French Country Cottage, welcome! If you missed it, make sure to stop by Courtney’s beautiful home. She’s one of my styling idols, her work never fails to inspire!french-country-cottage-housewalk-button-blank

Today is a day I’ve been thinking about and planning for months- my tour day on Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk 2016! If you are just hopping on to the tour, you can start back here at Jen’s lovely home. We have partnered with Wayfair to bring you this beautiful tour this year, and I am just blown away by all of the talent that Jen has gathered together. 
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Last year I was thrilled to participate in the Housewalk as a surprise Instagram guest, and it’s truly a dream realized to be a participant in this tour. I followed the Housewalk before I even blogged about my home. It has always been a highlight for me during the holiday season, and I hope that I can bring you some inspiration through sharing glimpses of my home and family!Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Christmas Mudroom

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If you are new to my blog, I’m so happy to have you join us! My name is Nina and I live in New England with my husband Mack, our three young children, and our sweet old golden retriever Lucy. We have been slowly but surely transforming a builder-grade 1980s colonial into a custom modern farmhouse. It has come a long way, and each improvement leaves me eager to decorate and entertain. Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Crock Arrangement of Birch and Fraser Fir

Our first stop today is the mudroom. This was the first room I decorated this year. While I’ve made some tweaks, the poem that originally inspired this room has stretched to the other parts of the tour.     Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Sled with Birch

That poem is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. 

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Crock with Birch and Fraser Fir  There are so many things about this poem that speak to me. I think it’s technically a winter poem and not so much about Christmas, but in my mind, it is synonymous with trying to get home to your loved ones for the holiday. Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Rustic LanternBut even so, the narrator pauses a moment to take in the beauty around him in the middle of a snowy forest.Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Big and Little Winter BootsChristmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Christmas Mudroom BenchChristmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Christmas Pillows

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This beautiful sweater pillow from Wayfair is the ultimate in cozy, and will be good all season for snuggling in front of the fire. 

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The next room we’ll visit is the breakfast nook. This is the first year that it isn’t under construction, and I will likely continue to decorate and evolve the room as the Christmas season progresses. 

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Hot Chocolate Display

Recently as we’ve been in a rather cold and dreary snap a Hot Chocolate Tray seemed like just the thing. 

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Hot Chocolate in the Breakfast Nook

The breakfast nook is where we spend most of our time as a family, so it will be a true gathering spot this season. 

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Hot Cocoa Station

The white mugs are part of my versatile collection that I use constantly. I’m a big advocate of having a collection of essentials and then seasonal accent pieces. 
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I’ve been having a little bit of fun lately with chalkboard art, as you can see in this room and the next. 

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Gather inspiration from this tablescape with wood chargers, juniper greens, and hurricane luminaries.

Last up for today, we have the dining room. This is by far the most decorated room in our home. Since it’s a room used exclusively for celebrations (although we are trying to make an effort to use it more) and not function necessarily, I feel like I have the freedom to really have fun decorating. 

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I had to include a little tribute to our Camp in there. 

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Woodland Christmas Tree Ideas

I shared some of the details about the Woodland Inspired tree on Monday here, but I want to show you some of my favorite ornaments up close. 

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The wooden deer can be found here, and the mercury owl here

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Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Hang white and wood ornaments on your chandelier to add interest to your holiday tablescape.

I loved these giant whitewashed snowflake ornaments. I thought about hanging them from the ceiling with fishing wire, but they were too heavy. I worried that they would be too much for the chandelier, but I ended up loving them there. 

Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Create an easy holiday luminary by layering epsom salt, cranberries, and a birch candle in a hurricane.Christmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Cranberry and PineconeChristmas 2016 Nina He ndrick Holiday Housewalk | Wood Charger with lace napkin and wood napkin ringChristmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Juniper, Pinecone, and Birch TablescapeChristmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Wood and Green TablescapeChristmas 2016 Nina Hendrick Holiday Housewalk | Gather inspiration from this tablescape with wood chargers, juniper greens, and hurricane luminaries.

That concludes my housewalk for 2o16. I hope that you and your loved ones have a memorable and happy Christmas! 

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Make sure you stop by to visit Jennifer’s beautiful farmhouse over at Town and Country Living! I can’t wait to continue to be inspired by this tour!

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24 thoughts on “Holiday Housewalk 2016”

  1. Your email was the first that I opened this morning while drinking a hot cup of tea. Thank you for making my day. You are not only an inspiration but a joy to read. As a retired English professor, I thoroughly enjoyed your homage to Robert Frost’s poem. I have always wanted to visit New England and walk in his woods, follow his footprints in the snow and be inspired to write a lovely poem. If that trip were possible, I would also love to softly walk past your beautiful home on a snowy evening and be inspired to redecorate my home in Michigan. Thank you and have a blessed and peaceful holiday.

  2. Hi Nina!
    What a lovely decorated home for Christmas! Love your attention to detail with your them. Right down to those birch looking straws. Love that. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. What a beautiful Holiday Housewalk,Nina! It feels so warm and cozy! I keep coming back to it! I love your farmhouse style! You are an amazing designer! May you and your family have a blessed Christmas! Xo

  4. Beautiful! You are a perfect addition to the Housewalk. Robert Frost is my favorite poet. His simplicity and use of nature really resonate with me, also. ????

  5. I love the big ceramic jar that the birch logs and twinkly lights are in; one of a kind or can you provide the information about where I can find it?

  6. Beautiful home! I love the Robert Frost poem too. I found a new copy a year or two ago illustrated by Susan Jeffers. Have you seen that one? If not, you should check it out. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Nina your home is one of my absolute favorites. I love all the work you guys have put into it and how you decorate for the seasons. Christmas is so special and you have such a thoughtful and gorgeous approach to it. Your mudroom always is so fantastic.

  8. Greeting Nina,
    Oh so lovely! I am a former NE gal, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
    This summer we visited Bennington, Vt. A great destination area. We were there on a perfect Fall day. If you go there are many things to see. The Monument is a wonderail way to see the foliage. Has elevator, no stairs! The first Church is a beauty to see from the 1700’s. Tours are available or just drop by. In the grave yard are many notable graves. Robert Frost is buried there along with many of his family. Love to see what you are up to.
    I swam this am and now sitting on my sun porch! Yes, I confess, we are in Florida. We are two of those Snow Birds. Enjoy

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