The Best Christmas House Tour Ever and Happy Thanksgiving

The Best Christmas House Tour Ever and Happy Thanksgiving


Christmas decorating living room

May your cranberry bread be baked to perfection.

May your broccoli be steamed.

May your potatoes be mashed.

May your corn be buttered.

And may your turkey and dressing be shared with family and friends.

Just in case you had a few minutes between courses and conversation, I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas tours ever.  In the history of ever.  I’m getting ready to deck some last minute halls here and show them off next week.

master bedroom decorating for Christmas

This ceiling.

Christmas decorating master bedroom

This lamp.

hallway showhouse

This hallway.

Dining room Christmas decorating ideas

This centerpiece.

ceiling ideas

This geometric pattern.

Christmas decor dining room

This dining room.

kitchen Christmas decorating ideas

These bar stools.

upstairs rec room decorating

This rag rug as a bench pillow.

Christmas decor front entry

This tree against this brick wall.

Christmas decorating ideas dining room

This breakfast nook.

wreath on chair Christmas decorating

This chair back.

front entry show house

This magnolia wreath.

hallway decorator show home

This laundry room.

laundry room Christmas

This floor and those letters.

Christmas decorating ideas porch

This table.

Christmas decorating ideas centerpiece

This urn and the simplicity of this arrangement.

Christmas decorating ideas barn wood

This pedestal.

Christmas decor bedroom

This wall color.

Christmas decor built-ins

These built-ins.

camping bedroom Christmas

This wood stump table.

Christmas tree painting

This tobacco wood artwork.

Christmas tree handmade

This creative handmade Christmas decor idea.

I went down several years ago and photographed this home from the Christmas home tour.  This amazing home was built by Gregg and Rains Building Group and decorated by two incredible designers named Kara and Lauren Blalock from Refresh Home.

Lauren and Kara….you are rock stars.

No one else could have designed a house like this and be so full of joy that you make my heart smile every time I see this house.

And now that we are BFF’s…..

….can you please come decorate my ceiling?  🙂

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Wishing you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving!! And that Home is INCREDIBLE!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Girly to you, the Hubs and all the little Thistles! *giggle*

  4. This is one of my absolute favorite home tours I have ever seen. There is something I love in every single photo and the first thing I noticed was the old wood ceiling. Wow!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. It’s lovely but we love your home…..and of course we have a very soft spot for you. Happy Thanksgiving!!! xoxoxoxo

  6. Love this house too! Happiest of Thanksgivings to you and your family!

  7. Wow, so many wonderful and amazing ideas in this home. We just moved so I’m decorating my new home this season and it’s fun, although overwhelming dealing with all the boxes, too. Love your blog, KariAnne, and the way you brighten up our days with your posts! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family. We all have so much to be thankful for this year and always. Our Lord is TRUELY so good to us all. Be sure and give some turkey to those cute doggies of yours !

  9. OMG it is beautiful!! I have to go over it a few times the wall in the dining room is gorgeous how do they do that love everything about your home tour have a Happy thanksgiving .

  10. I live just two miles from Refresh! I love those girls! Four years ago when our daughter got married she walked in the store and told them, “I want that Christmas tree for my reception at Tulip Grove Mansion.” They took all the decorations off and carefully packed them! When we moved to Franklin from Old Hickory two years ago, they gave lots of free advice on our “fixer upper.” I love visiting them often!
    PS I am still praying for that retina!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!

  12. What an amazing home tour, loved every detail!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family.

  13. So grateful for Thistlewood Farms😊Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  14. It is very beautiful. I just pinned a bunch of photos for future inspiration. The wood ceiling looks even more complex in the view from the hall.

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Karianne. Cheers, Ardith

  16. Oh this really is amazing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  17. Beautiful home tour! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  18. Happy Thanksgiving! Love that ceiling too! Sigh! Beautiful tour.

  19. Christopher Otterbeck :

    Happy Thanksgiving friend! I hope you and yours have a beautiful day full of love and good food.

  20. Drooling over all of it. Better wipe my mouth before I head over to my in-laws house for the big Turkey Day dinner.
    I am grateful for your blog and the joy it brings me each week. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

  21. What a lovely and interesting home! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Karianne!!

  22. Loved the pictures…but most of all thank you today for all the work you do to provide your followers with such an amazing blog.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    KariAnne, may you be blessed with a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your precious family! We thank God for you! You spend so much time on your blogs for us to read. We appreciate you more than words can express. You are a wonderful lady and we pray that God will continue to bless you!


  24. What a beautiful house! I love those timber ceilings!

  25. Popped over to say Hi before we left to feast at my brother’s. Happy Thanksgiving. And always love this home tour! Classic.

  26. Happy Thanksgiving Kari Anne. Wishing you and your family a day of pure joy and happiness.

  27. Beautiful stunning home. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving from across the pond in France x

  28. I loved that home tour but honestly, I love the pictures of your home even more. I hope you and your precious family have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

  29. Happy Thanksgiving!

  30. Gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!

  31. Wishing you and yours a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

  32. Michele Riggsbee :

    So beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


    Beautiful!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  34. Happy Thanksgiving!

  35. Leslie Watkins :

    Happy Thanksgiving, friend!! Mine was full of family, food and laughter! Hope yours was, too. Beautiful job on the photos!

  36. Wow, what amazing spaces and those ceilings. It’s hard to top those ceilings but I do love that adorable woodland-inspired room too. So creative.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Looking forward to seeing your upcoming Christmas decor.

  37. I an relaxing on the day after Thanksgiving with a fridge full of yummy leftovers and resting from my marathon day in the kitchen. Hope your holiday was blessed. Thanks for resharing that devine house tour. What a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration.

  38. Hope you and your family had a fun and blessed Thanksgiving. Your home is so beautiful. I find myself going back to it!

  39. First – hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving!
    Second – Yes, it’s agreed that this home tour is one of, if not the best….
    Whoops! Hold on…there may be one that ties…at least. Makes me breathless and a Pavlovian fool, both at the same time. Am attaching link for you to check out, too!

  40. What a gorgeous, gorgeous house tour!! That teepee bed sure made me smile – looks like so much fun and the red lantern was the perfect touch.

    Your home is just as lovely and has its own charm!

  41. I thought that was your home!


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