Coastal Christmas Home Tour -part 2

Coastal Christmas Home Tour -part 2

Today is part 2 of my Coastal Christmas Home Tour – Part 2 and I am happy to be participating in Just a Girl’s Holiday Home Tours with 25 amazing bloggers! Feel free to start the tours from the beginning at Just a Girl’s site. And if you are visiting here from Traci’s at Beneath My Heart, then welcome! Traci is just so sweet isn’t she?

Holiday tour

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la!

Sand & Sisal's Coastal Christmas Home Tour Part 2

Yesterday I revealed Part 1 of my Coastal Christmas Home Tour and I hope you were encourage by my special message to you. We are still touring the lower level, so let me show you our kids’ bin area. It’s a mini mudroom of sorts, right next to our garage door. The console table was a thrift store find which I painted and added bins. Each child has their own bin where they toss their hats, coats, and shoes.

Deck the Halls - Christmas Home Tour

And we have a little chalkboard message board above. (Guess what? That is painted directly on the wall!)

Deck the Halls - Chalkboard Art

I’ve carried a theme of silver and gold and white in most of the house, but I love bright and cheery red and green for the kitchen and anywhere the kiddos spend a lot of time in.

Red Ornaments - Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour - Winter White Boots

Christmas Centerpiece

A fragrant rosemary bush, white deer  and cranberry hurricanes from Target, make for a relaxed and casual kitchen table. I buy one rosemary bush each Christmas and then plant it outside after the holidays. Rosemary thrives in our area and is very drought resistant.

Christmas Centerpiece - Reindeers, candles, rosemary bush

Just a few little pops of red are added to the kitchen. Those cabinets are crying out to be painted white. Don’t you agree? Maybe that will be my next big DIY project this winter?

Christmas Kitchen

Let’s head upstairs to the playroom, A.K.A Kid Central! The playroom is sporting a turquoise and red Christmas decor theme. I can not express how much we are loving our new DIY Built-in Bookshelves and Window Seat!

Christmas in the Playroom

I ripped apart my Pottery Barn Inspired Noel Sign (gasp!!) from years ago and set it up on the shelf. Renew & Reuse is always my motto! I love how the DIY Charger Framed Mirrors reflect the Christmas tree.

Bookshelves decorated for Christmas

Christmas Decoration Ideas

This is the first time we’ve ever had a tree up in the playroom. The kids love it!  We went with a turquoise and red Nautical Christmas Tree.

Turquoise and Red Christmas

Big, bright turquoise and red glass balls adorn the tree along with sea glass ornaments, drift wood sailboat ornaments (tutorial coming soon!), white finger starfish, sand dollars, cardinals (our state bird) and a fun chevron ribbon!

Red and Turquoise Christmas Tree

Are these little sailboat ornaments adorable or what? I’ll teach you how to make them later this week.

Sailboat Ornaments - Coastal Christmas Decor

And lastly, let me introduce you to Snowball, our Elf on the shelf, or in this case, on a driftwood sandpiper! This is our 2nd year of entertaining the concept of Elf on a Shelf. When your kids range from 7-18 years of age, you tend to hold on to the sweet and innocent magic of childhood wonder! Because before you know it, they are gone and off to college. Elf on the Shelf

I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit more of my home! I’ll share my turquoise and lime decorated office next week along with more fun posts!

Don’t forget to read my special Christmas message to you in Coastal Christmas Home Tour Part 1!

Sand and Sisal's Coastal Christmas Home Tour - part 1

Next up on Just a Girl’s Holiday Home Tours is THE NESTER! Yes, you heard me right, Nesting Place is waiting for your arrival so head on over!

Merry Christmas!


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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your lovely holiday tour! Merry Christmas!

  2. Jenny Martin says:

    Your home is lovely!!! I really enjoyed your Christmas home tour and all of the beautiful things you have added. May I ask where you found the cardinal pillow in the window seat??
    I am in love with it!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  3. Ellie LaJuett says:

    I love your home, very pretty!!!

  4. Beautiful as always! Adore those sailboat ornaments!

  5. I LOVE the turquoise and teal Christmas tree, it’s gorgeous! What a fun playroom, I’m crushing on your built-ins. 🙂


  6. Beautiful job Kim! I’m obsessed with that berry wreath in the window!

  7. So pretty, Kim! I love that tree in the playroom, and that sailboat ornament is crazy cute!!

  8. What a great tour! I’m not sure what was my favorite part. I love the sailboat, can’t wait to see how you made it. Also love the rosemary on the table 🙂 Thanks for the tour!

  9. Love the different red ornaments in front hallway!!!!

  10. It’s all beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  11. Julie Williams says:


    I love your house! But, what I loved even more was your narrative in Part 1. You are such a beautiful woman, inside and out, your Momma did good!

  12. Beautiful! Is it weird that I want to sit in the middle of that sunbeam in the playroom and just sip coffee all day? Love the color on the walls, the pops of red…love it all!

  13. Beautiful, Kim! I need a few lessons in styling shelves. Yours are so organized and pretty! Both parts of your holiday home tour make me wish I was near the beach for Christmas. “Dear Santa….” lol! xo

  14. Hello, Kim!! I love the colors and everything looks so clean and organized. I love the chalkboard and clear jars with ornaments. ♥

  15. SOPHIA WILSON says:

    KIM, EVERYTHING you do is so lovely,just like you. Love gma

  16. Linda Stouffer says:

    Your wall colors are beautiful. What colors did you use? I am looking for colors now as we are finishing an addition to our house. thanks

  17. Beautiful home! Can you tell me the paint color on the walls of the playroom? Love the color!

  18. Simply loved it!!


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