The ultimate lounge
During the holidays, the living room is the ultimate place to lounge. "I made sure to include enough seating so everyone has a good spot," says Christine "And there are a lot of throws around, because it gets a little bit drafty."
Festive focal point
Christine transformed the living room fireplace into a festive focal point with a handmade bunting, a small tree placed in a vintage galvanized bucket and a boxwood garland. "I literally just plopped the garland there unattached, without any lights or ornaments. I like the simplicity of it."
Christine made the bunting that hands across the living room fireplace using black bristol board and thick twine, which prevents the triangular pieces from moving. The ends of the twine were left to dangle down the mantel, reinforcing the laid-back vibe.