Tall ceilings and walls of windows make this sitting room perfect for showing off the family tree. To ensure that everything looked festive yet cohesive, designer Robin LaMonte decorated the tree with blue and cream ornaments, which complement the room's tasteful furnishings.
Collect ornaments on vacations, during major life events, and when you or your children participate in hobbies and sports. Each Christmas you'll be reminded of your family's adventures and favorite memories.
A rustic wall-to-wall entertainment center is the focal point in this family room. With a combination of glass-front and open shelving, the built-in unit anchors the room. A teal accent wall faces off against a hand-painted family tree with framed photos.
All things natural make this tree a perfect choice for a family who loves cooking, the outdoors and living organically. Every decor element is a DIY project so gather the kids to make garlands and hanging orange slices that will make your tree beautiful and smell even better.
Traditional apple orchards offer excellent photo opportunities, like this beautiful apple-laden allee. Take an annual family photo during your trip to a u-pick farm. Pictures among the apples will quickly become family favorites.
Try something new this year with a space-saving, alternative Christmas tree that can even display cards from friends and family. You'll need: 4x8-foot sheet of luan; latex paint or water-based stain; staining pad (if using stain); drill; 1/2-inch paddle bit; colored craft string; upholstery tacks or push pins; 6-foot strand of 12-gauge wire; tennis ball; picture nail; hammer; battery-operated LED twinkle lights; duct tape in metallic finish; scissors; chalk.
The showpiece of the contemporary, neutral kitchen is an 11-foot island, which adds extra counter space and provides a spot for the family to eat and gather. A tree decal on an orange wall provides a graphic touch and complements with wood cabinetry.
Sprinkle the mantel with some personal touches. A vintage tinsel Christmas tree becomes the focus of this holiday mantel. Family heirlooms like these silhouette plates bring the personal touch that every Christmas theme needs.
This tree, in the East Entrance Landing, will pay tribute to those in the Armed Forces and their families. The room will be filled with red, white and blue, and the tree will be trimmed with gold star ornaments. While visiting, guests can write notes of thanks and send the joy of the holidays to those serving in the military.
Whether it's for roasting marshmallows with the kids or grown-up entertaining, the fireplace is an outdoor gathering spot for this family. A new retaining wall on the steep slope provided the terrain for this patio and new lawn. A berm of cryptomeria trees provides privacy from neighbors. Design by Mark Schisler
The designer of this transitional California family room reconfigured the windows and installed a large picture window in a formerly solid exterior wall. Now the homeowners have an enchanting view of their garden and crabapple tree from the family room and the adjoining kitchen.