Lindsay Jackman has a put a fresh spin on her distinctive rustic decorating style for the holidays. Her Christmas decorating is just a wee bit more flashy and luxurious than we normally see from her, and it’s simply gorgeous.
Lindsay writes about decorating and DIY on her blog The White Buffalo Styling Co., and she’s taking part in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her Home Depot Christmas decorations and then let her work her holiday styling magic.
Lindsay shares with us her sumptuous Christmas decorating ideas, plus she shows us some of the work she did on her sitting area, including creating a faux marble fireplace screen.
Fireplace Reno On the Go
This season, I decided to go with a Luxe Christmas Lodge theme, adding in a little glitz to my usual rustic decor.
Our fireplace has been in desperate need of some love and since our Christmas tree goes right beside it, I decided this season was the time.
This fireplace reno was purely cosmetic, but it sure makes a difference! Unfortunately, the fireplace was closed up by former homeowners, and we weren’t ready to tackle opening it up at this point. But we did want her to be a little prettier.
We added moulding to create some board and batten above.
Then, we painted everything Behr Black Suede in semi-gloss. I love how the black feels so rich and cozy and really contrasts against our white walls.
For some extra coziness, we added gold sconces.
These candle lanterns got some gold leaf Rub ‘n Buff treatment and we removed the handle. I love how they pop against that black paint!
DIY Faux Marble Fire Screen
Last on our DIY list was a fire screen. We may not have been able to open it up, but I knew a pretty fire screen would camouflage it and make it feel like a “real” fireplace.
For this project, we started with 4 x 8 ft. MDF sheets. First, we cut them to our desired sizes. We used a 24 x 30 in. piece for the center and two 12 x 30 in. side panels. We also cut 1 in. strips for the gold trim.
After cutting our sheets, it was time to put the fire screen together!
1. I was desperate for a marble and gold look, but wasn’t interested in the cost of actual marble for this project. I blew up and printed out a high res. marble image and then trimmed it into 12 in. strips for my marble panels.
2. We sprayed each panel with spray adhesive.
3. Right after spraying with adhesive, we carefully attached the marble image, making sure to smooth out any wrinkles.
4. We added the gold trim with Gorilla Glue.
Once all panels were dry, we attached them with hinges from behind.
It definitely puts the “luxe” in this lodge!
The Christmas Tree
For the Christmas tree, I stuck with traditional Christmas red, metallics, and rustic touches. I love the touches of glitter and those pinecone-inspired balls! Some woodland animals found their way in too.
For the tree skirt, I used an old family quilt made by my great great grandmother.
I took some Martha Stewart Living gold ribbon and tied knots in it every few inches for the tree garland.
It takes five minutes and is so simple, but I love how it makes it feel like a purposeful garland rather than just ribbon.
And to really play up my rustic love, I added in my go-to item, FEATHERS.
I treated the feathers just like ornaments and interspersed about twenty or so throughout the tree.
Topping this tree was a little difficult because it nearly touches our ceiling! I needed something that wouldn’t really add any height, so I wired up a set of antlers at the top.
To really play up our lodge feel, I added some kilim pillows, a cowhide rug, and a wool plaid throw.
This Christmas is a special one with our little girl almost here, but this spot surely adds to this mama’s joy this season!
Even our other baby, Great Dane Gracie, whole-heartedly approves.
From our Luxe Holiday Lodge to your happy home, Merry Christmas, y’all!
Lindsay Jackman is a design blogger and home-renovation survivor. She says she’s has been looking for opportunities to decorate since she was a little girl. Now she shares style tips and how-to’s on her blog The White Buffalo Styling Co. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband Chris and their pooch Gracie… and baby Rosie will be arriving in January!
Don’t miss Lindsay’s Thanksgiving entertaining ideas here on The Home Depot Blog.
Visit The Home Depot’s online Holiday Decorations Department for everything you need to decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas.