A Colorful Traditional Christmas Home Tour

Join 20+ bloggers as we share our colorful Christmas homes decked for the holidays! My colorful traditional Christmas home tour takes you through 3 festive rooms filled with merry decor!

Welcome to my colorful traditional Christmas home tour - on the front door is a faux pine and peony wreath with pink and green plaid bow

Welcome old friends and new guests!

I hope you are ready for some colorful Christmas magic! The It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour – Holiday Edition is always filled with so much inspiration and colorful festive feeling. If you are stopping over from Maggie’s, wasn’t her classic porch gorgeous? I could sit and rock a while there for sure!

A special thank you to Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles for hosting this blog hop. This is my third year participating and every time I see so many inspiring interiors filled with unique and merry holiday decor.

If you stopped in last year, you know I choose different themes or looks for my Christmas decor depending on the room. Last year was an interpretation of Chinoiserie through out the house. This year I wanted colorful and traditional, so I played around with Southern classics in my formal living room and delved into childhood nostalgia for skiing adventures in my family room with an après ski theme.

Head over to this tutorial to see how I made my front door wreath.

Let’s get this merry little tour started!

Katherine of Pender & Peony welcome to my colorful traditional Christmas home tour

Grandmillennial Southern Christmas in the Formal Living Room

Just off the entry is my formal living room, and it is an inviting space decorated in greens with lots of floral accents. For my colorful traditional Christmas look, I played with a pink, green, and red color palette and Southern classics like magnolia, long leaf pine, amaryllis, and gingham.

I love how elegant this space feels and yet the Christmas decor is bold and playful.

Magnolia pine garland with pink and green plaid ribbon decorates my traditional mantel

Explore the full look and all the details with sources in this blog post. There is also a video tutorial for the garland on Instagram.

Colorful traditional Christmas home tour - full view of my pink, green, and red Christmas tree with plaid ribbon, magnolias, stars, and eucalyptus

Colorful Traditional Christmas Dining Room

In our dining room, I kept the decor pretty simple, using an Indian block print tablecloth in green and white that I can dress up or down. Running down the center is a faux mixed pine garland with more of this fabulous pink, green, and red plaid ribbon. In the very center, nestle velvet magnolias, gold ornaments, and red ranunculus blooms.

I’m a firm believer that every room needs a Christmas tree, so the dining room received this little tabletop tree that I perched in a wicker fern stand. Its platinum branches are bedecked with white paper leaves, magnolia blooms, gold ball garland, plaid ribbon, and my budding collection of Danbury Mint gold ornaments.

Colorful Christmas in the dining room with Indian block print tablecloth, faux pine table garland, Spode Santa plates, and magnolia centerpiece

For those new to P&P, every week I host an Instagram flash sale of curated antiques and vintage decor. This Thursday’s event (Dec. 9th) will feature classic entertaining pieces perfect for the Christmas table. Sales start at 8 PM EST. Be sure to follow me on IG to learn more.

Small dining room tree with white magnolia, plaid ribbon, and Danbury Mint gold ornaments on vintage platinum tree

Family Room Après Ski at the Christmas Lodge

Across the house is our family room, and it is a casual hang-out space where we watch TV and just chill. For this colorful but traditional look, I played with an après ski theme, mixing in winter wonderland vibes with the glam ski look of the 50’s and 60’s.

The mantel is decorated with a faux pine garland, red berries, snowflakes, and a trio of tin bells. You can learn how I created it in this post.

In the corner, I placed a pair of white Christmas trees bedecked with plaid and snowflake ribbons and family ornaments surrounded by winter sporting accessories.

Après ski in the family room for my colorful traditional Christmas home tour

Head to this blog post to read all about my inspirations for this look with sourcing details.

pair of white Christmas trees decorated in après ski theme

Thanks so much for stopping in to my colorful traditional Christmas home tour! I hope you enjoyed my holiday decorations and are ready for more inspiration. Head next to Rachel’s joyful abode where the Christmas decor has a decidedly tropical bent that makes me want to move to the beach!

Merry Christmas All!

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  1. Lori Nell on December 8, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Katherine, You Christmas tree is one of my very favorite. The colorful ribbon is perfection. Great home tour.

    • Katherine on December 9, 2021 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Lori! Such a compliment! Merry Christmas!

  2. dimplesandtangles on December 11, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Katherine, I always enjoy your tours and looking at all of your pretty things! And your Apres Ski theme is so fun. Thanks so much for touring with us this week!

    • Katherine on December 13, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Thanks so much lady! Happy to participate and love all the creative energy from the participants!

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