It’s our final day touring the Caroline House for Christmas and today is definitely my favorite. The library was decorated by Renee Richesin and Joanne Roddam.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
The library was decorated with a “joy to the world” theme, which translated into some really neat map and travel decor.
How clever is this? I imagine to replicate this project you would apply a decal, paint, and remove the decal when partially dry (totally dry would probably result in peeling paint).
Ok, that pendant light globe. Gimme.
I love it. The heart of Christmas (that Jesus came not to judge the world but to save it — John 3:17) is all over this room, yet the commercialized red and green (the came from where??) is not to be seen. Awesome.
This lamp has only more sentimentality in light of the Paris-strong movement.
And, of course, wrapping presents with maps. YES.
Flags from every country and a globe on top: this is a unique tree. I also love the oversized lights.
And lastly, this framed map. What a refreshing room this was.
The powder room was decorated by Mary-Gwin Morris and Amanda-Hutton Sanderson.
“Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.” Deuteronomy 10:14
Next up is the powder room. Why not decorate a room that nearly every guest will see, eh? Some things I love: covering an unsightly cord with burlap, hanging an antique window, fresh flowers, and a cute little chalkboard.
These flowers. Sooo pretty.
A powder room with counter space is a great place to put items like candles and figurines, as it’s a virtually unused surface, which is a difficult thing to come by.
Pinecones in wreaths. I love it. Bringing the crisp outdoors into the restroom, of all places, feels fresh and clean.
The sunroom was designed by the Graduates and Career Sunday school classes of Briarwood Presbyterian Church.
“Give thanks… to Him who made the great lights, for His steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:7
And lastly, we have the sunroom! This was another one of my favorites. I love the slightly different color scheme. It’s softer than red and green with poppy coral and evergreen, yet not so unusual that it doesn’t feel festive.
I think the secret to making any space feel luxurious and special is greenery. Bring plant life and wreaths and bouquets into a space and it comes alive.
And what incredible arrangements they had! Eucalyptus, boxwood, coral roses, white carnations. Winner!
I spy a beautiful bookshelf, fiddle leaf fig tree, and sweet touches of coral.
This side patio was decorated by Mary Carmen and Carolyn Crowe.
“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12
And those curtains! They feel regal and special, without any hint of gaudiness.
Well, my friends, that is it for the Caroline House Christmas tour! Favorites? What did you like?