Hi all! Today I’m joining a Valentine’s Day decorating blog hop and we’re all sharing some simple Valentine’s decorating ideas! If you’re landing here from my friend Joan at 2 Ladies & a Chair, welcome! Usually I don’t do a lot for Valentine’s Day, especially since my children are a little older now. But I do love a touch of pink as a nod to the holiday, and of course, you know how much I love flowers!
Each year I usually touch on what is purported to be the “Color of the Year” as seen by Pantone. And this year that color is violet. I have to admit, purple of any shade is not something I’ve decorated with since I had a room that color when I was ten!
We’ve all talked about it, and we’ve definitely all felt it! As soon as I take down Christmas, I’m relishing the clean, pared down aesthetic. For awhile. And then, not so much. My house starts to feel pretty bare, and on top of that, it’s cold, it’s dreary, and it makes me long for spring.
SPONSORED POST: This post is sponsored by HGTV Dream Home 2018, but the content and opinions expressed are my own.
A few weeks ago I got an email inviting me (along with several other bloggers) on a private tour of the HGTV® Dream Home 2018 in Gig Harbor, Washington. And let me tell you, that was an email I did not ignore! I had to actually read it twice before I could even believe it was real! I am so honored to have been chosen and given this amazing opportunity. This is the kind of thing every blogger dreams of, and it was truly a dream experience!
I’ve been so excited to share this tour with you as it’s like nothing I’ve done before. I’m always sharing my house during the day, but today’s tour is all about the magic of Christmas nights! My sweet friend Rachel of the gorgeous blog Maison de Pax put this tour together, and I just think it’s such a creative idea. I love seeing all the houses at night – there is truly something magical about the twinkle lights of the tree and the glow of a roaring fire.
Obviously if you’ve been a reader for awhile now, you know that I love neutral Christmas decor. You can read here about when I first was falling love with a neutral Christmas palette. Well, it turns out, I’m more in love with it than ever!