Hello there! I am so excited take you on a a winter tour of my home AND to be writing my very first blog post to share with you all!
Welcome to Pine and Prospect Home. I am so happy that you stopped by for my winter home tour! I don’t know about you, but each year after taking down my Christmas decor I am left looking around, scratching my head. The house seems empty, cold and bare. Am I the only one that feels this way?!
Before I give you the full winter tour of my home, I wanted to give you a little background. In 2012 we purchased this little 1930’s English Cottage Revival style house, and since then we have worked hard to make it our own. While there are still many things I’d like to accomplish, I’m so thankful for how far we’ve come in just 5 years. If you would like to see what our home looked like when we purchased it, or love to scroll through dramatic before and after pictures, click here.
Anyways, back to the tour! In order to bring some warmth and color back into our home, I tend to look outside for inspiration. This year I used lots of cozy throw blankets, fresh and faux winter foliage, wood textures, and pops of bright white to decorate with.
So let’s begin the full winter tour! When you walk through our 80 year old front door, the entryway is the first room you’ll see. I decorated with a simple wreath for winter, and added a few birch logs and a beautiful knitted scarf for simple winter decor touches.
The door you are looking at is a very nice size closet which we are so thankful to have in our entryway! Deep closets are hard to find in older homes, and this one is a very generous size. On top of storing all of our winter coats and shoes, I have additional storage room for other things as well!
To the right at the base of the stairs, you’ll find a piano bench that I rescued and painted, along with a $15 mirror that I found at a local antique store. You will soon learn how much I enjoy thrifting and DIY and so much of my home is made up of this type of decor!
This 3 tiered basket was a thrift store find, also $15! Isn’t it beautiful? I have never seen anything like it. I love that it is so unique, and has three different areas for storage. It really is the perfect basket for storage in an entryway.
I added a lantern, another knitted scarf, my son’s snow hat and some beautiful faux greenery to the basket on the bench, all perfect winter touches. I also leave my snow boots out throughout the winter, I love that they can double as decor!
To the left of the entryway is our living room space. When you walk in, this all is pretty open which I am very thankful for. I LOVE the flow of our home.
Our living room is full of DIY projects, including the board and batten wall, the barn door, and the fireplace built-ins, there are so many different projects that I am so excited to share in this blog with you all, but for now I will focus on the winter touches.
This DIY barn door in the focal point of the wall and I added a simple winter wreath to the center to keep the winter decor flowing from the entryway into the kitchen. Greenery is such a perfect winter touch, I love eucalyptus and mixing it with other types of greenery like cedar!
My favorite sitting area in the corner was easy to add winter touches to, the fur rug on the floor, more greenery and the simple antler on the table all make this little spot the perfect cozy winter spot to curl up with a blanket and book and enjoy a warm cup of coffee!
In the opposite corner, I also added a cozy warm throw blanket, a lantern, greenery and a yummy candle. The knit pillow is the perfect winter touch as well and coordinates with the white knit scarf I have on display in the entryway.
Our fireplace wall features all of our DIY built in’s that we added when we moved in. My husband Mike built them all and they add so much more storage to our living area! To this area, I added greenery, antlers, birch logs and more cozy blankets.
Blankets and throw pillows can be great accents all year long! Instead of replacing your pillows seasonally, you can always buy pillow covers and just change them throughout each season to match the rest of your decor!
Our living room has a beautiful arched opening leading right into our dining area. The dining room is one of my favorite rooms to decorate. The buffet, farmhouse table and shelves are all perfect areas for switching things around when I’m ready for something new.
All of these different display areas are so much fun to decorate for any season, my favorite being Christmas, but I loved these winter touches as well! Of course more greenery, cedar and eucalyptus and other wintery details, like the fur throw and these beautiful wood coasters pictured below!
I used some twine and a gray poster board to display some comfort food recipes on my buffet which are displayed behind some beautiful glassware and vintage cutting boards. I love the mini clothespins holding them up!
Glass, wood, whites and greenery is a favorite combination of mine all year round. You can change what type of greenery you use for each season as well. As I have mentioned a few times and as you can see in pictures, I love cedar for winter, but I switch all of this throughout the year!
Our dining rooms flows right into our galley style kitchen which of course also has plenty of simple, yet beautiful winter touches.
This DIY cutting board display features so many of my favorite cutting boards above this cute little dresser which is a thrift find as well! I added simple greenery and I love this little pretty corner leading into the kitchen!
When we purchased our home, the previous owners had just remodeled the kitchen. We simply painted, added new hardware, corbels, and a subway tile back splash. I have more plans for our kitchen eventually, but for now I am so happy with these updates.
If you were able to see the before photos from the link at the beginning, I am sure you can tell how much work we have done so far!
Simple greenery, plaid cozy towels, and hints of eucalyptus are all that is needed for the perfect winter touches. We also added a DIY chalkboard and shelves. The kitchen is easily the busiest area of our home. I love to cook and bake and I like to keep my countertops as clear as possible, so feel simple decor is best.
Our main floor guest bathroom is right off of the dining room. While it might be small, I love how this little space came together and the updates that we were able to make. Once again the before and after photos of this space are quite shocking, in fact I would say this space and the kitchen may have been the most dramatic before and afters.
For this space, I simply continued the winter greenery touches wherever I could add them which compliment the cozy thick towels perfect for after bath time.
My Dad helped us build this sink console, made from five dollar fence posts I found in a clearance bucket at a lumber yard. I found the vanity top at the same place clearanced out at an amazing price and was so thankful for how perfectly this DIY vanity came together!
Eventually I am so excited to share all of my DIY projects, different seasonal decor and so much more on this blog. I am so excited and happy that you stopped by today friends and excited you were able to join me on my very first winter home tour! I hope you enjoyed it and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!