French Inspired Christmas Tour with Touches of Blue

My last holiday tour of the season is my French Inspired Christmas Living Room! I’m continuing my theme of touches of French blue throughout, along with neutrals and lots of white for a soft and subtle version of the season.

Good morning friends! I’m so excited to be joining the Holiday Housewalk hosted by Jennifer Rizzo for the first time ever! This is always a gorgeous tour, and it has been around for nine years now. There are 7 of us sharing today, but there are more posting through Friday so be sure to stop back and get inspired all week long. 

And if you happen to be landing here from the stop before me, Jen at Chronicles of Home (or any of the other lovelies on the tour), hello and thanks so much for stopping by!

If this is your first time visiting here, I’m Sheila and I live in Southern California with my husband and three kids. We also have a Golden Retriever named Hudson who thinks he’s my fourth child (you’ll see him a little later in the tour πŸ˜‰ )

The name Maison de Cinq means “House of Five” in French, which is what we are πŸ˜‰ . And if you didn’t already guess it, yes, I love France and anything French. French design, French food, French wine…. all of it! 

So welcome to my French Inspired Christmas Tour with Touches of Blue! For my regular readers, you know I’ve been adding some French blue to my otherwise neutral decor this year. After the holidays last year I planned this palette and I’ve been super excited to actually implement it!

The blue is such a departure for me, but I love the shade so much. A little bit French, and maybe a little bit vintage ~ that’s what this shade evokes for me. And today, I’m bringing it into the living room. Hopefully you’ll like it, too!

French inspired Christmas living room gorgeous French blue tree

French inspired Christmas tour tree in white and silver with touches of soft blue

This frosted tree was new last year, and I love that it’s flocked but in a subtle way. But instead of it being covered in blush ornaments, this year it’s silver, white and a bit of French blue!


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French inspired Christmas tour living room mantel with gorgeous garland and wreath

This year I decided to swag my garland vs. draping it over the top of the mantel like I usually do. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner! I used six different garlands to create this look – to get more details and all my tips you can check out my tutorial on Instagram stories. 


white roses white putz paper Christmas house ornaments decor holiday vignette

White roses in a simple glass vase and a little vignette with one of my paper machΓ© houses and some mercury glass bowls decorate the coffee table.


white Christmas paper house putz vintage holiday decor blue ornaments

I’ve scattered some of these small blue mercury glass ornaments all over the house – I can’t get enough of them! πŸ˜‰


French inspired Christmas tour gorgeous holiday decor tree

gorgeous French inspired Christmas tour holiday decor mantel garland and wreath

Christmas tree mantel with garland holiday decorating ideas

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mercury glass ornaments and pine cones in cedar garland on mantel French country Christmas

I love this garland – it looks so real! I added some faux juniper berries, pine cones, and silver mercury glass ornaments for just a little sparkle.


mantel with garland ornaments and pine cones lanterns fireplace Christmas decorating

My favorite lanterns made an appearance on the hearth – I love these! I’ve used them in the backyard, on the porch, and in the house.


French chair wrapping paper Christmas decorating tree

mantel with white knit stockings and gorgeous garland silver candlesticks French country living room

The stockings are a mix of different cream knit ones that I’ve found over the years. I love the charming, old-fashioned feel of them.


French inspired Christmas tour gorgeous holiday decor paperwhites in vintage urn

And these paper whites are faux!! Can you believe it?! I did force fresh paper whites a couple of years ago (you can see those here) but I found that the timing isn’t great as far as having them bloom at the right time. I’ve been on the hunt for faux that look real for awhile now and am so thrilled to have found them! They are a bit of an investment, but I figure I’ll be using them again and again for years so it’s money well-spent. Mine are these. They look so real and they come in 3 sizes!


gorgeous Christmas tree white and blue ornaments French country living room

white roses in vintage urn French inspired Christmas tour tree with blue ornaments

gorgeous blue and white Christmas tree Golden Retriever holiday decorating


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Thanks so much for stopping by my French Inspired Christmas Tour today! I know there are a ton of tours this time of year, and I so appreciate you coming here and spending time in my little corner of the internet!

Now continue the tour by going to my friend Cami at Tidbits next. Cami has amazing taste and is living in a brand new home they just built. I just know you’ll love her farmhouse tour!


Happy Holidays!



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And if you missed any of my other holiday tours, you can get to those by clicking the photos below!

Holiday Porch with Touches of Blue


French Farmhouse Christmas in the Family Room


Romantic Holiday Entry Way


A Blue Christmas Kitchen


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  1. Sorry I didn’t comment right away, but was so excited when I saw this post! I had already been thinking about that same juniper garland and when I saw your mantel I figured out mine very quickly and put everything up last weekend. My husband even commented that it looked very classy. Finally my Christmas decorations fell like me. Thanks again for all your wonderful inspiration!

    1. Aww thank you so much Gina! I’m so glad that you’re loving your decor this year – that is such a nice feeling isn’t it? And I so appreciate you reading and sending your feedback! There is nothing that makes me happier than inspiring my readers:)

      Merry Christmas~

  2. Shelia- what a gorgeous tree and that shade of blue is stunning! Just love the picture of your dog. what a life to lay in front of a beautiful Christmas tree. such a beautiful holiday tour. Merry christmas!

    1. Aww thank you Laura – I so appreciate that! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!


  3. Sheila, you have created such a pretty and romantic home for the season. Just so beautiful!

    1. Aww thank you Susan! And thank you for coming over – I so appreciate it!


  4. Breathtaking Sheila! I love the neutral backdrop with a touch of classic French blue! Your mantel looks amazing too, every room looks read to welcome your family and friends home to a gorgeous and cozy Christmas holiday. xo Lidy

    1. What a lovely compliment – thank you Lidy! And it’s extra special coming from you:)

      Happy holidays to you!


  5. Shelia,

    I so love all of this but especially that garland and your coffee table. These are the exact same colors we use in our first cottage. We totally decorate the cottages for Christmas and most holidays for our guests. The wrapping paper you used is perfect. Would you please share where you purchased that? So love your style!!

    1. Thanks so much Laura – I’m so glad you like it! That wrapping paper was a lucky find at Home Goods this year. I would try Home Goods and TJ Maxx since they often get the same items. Hope that helps!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Sheila you’ve done it again! Your home is truly stunning and I love the mantel and the beautiful little touch of adding that blue ribbon to your paper whites! merry Christmas!

    1. Aww thanks Kelly – I so appreciate that! So thrilled to be joining all of you!!

      Happy holidays!


  7. So gorgeous! Swooning over your tree and that gorgeous garland. It all looks so beautiful! x

    1. Aww thank you Danielle – I so appreciate that!!

      Happy Holidays to you!


  8. Thank you so much for the wonderful tour, Sheila! Love your beautiful exquisite decor with the touches of french blues! Like a frosted winter wonderland! And so many great tips! πŸ™‚

    1. Aww that’s so kind! Thank you so much – I’m so glad that you found inspiration here:)


  9. Wonderful, spectacular, perfect in every way. A feast for the eyes!

    1. Aww wow – what a lovely compliment! THANK YOU so much Linda!! and happy holidays to you!


  10. Sheila Decker says:

    Hi SheilaπŸ™‚ How do you hang your wreaths on your mirrors? I use Command hooks and conceal them in the wreath, but they eventually fall off.
    Thank you,
    Sheila πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Sheila! I use string or ribbon (or fishing wire if I want it not to show at all) and then put a nail or tack on top of the mirror or just right behind it at the top (in the wall). Hope that helps!


  11. You had me at French Blue! I’ve wanted to do a Christmas centered around that color for so long, so I’ll stay happy just looking at your beautiful photos for now. Wonderful work sweet Sheila! Merry Christmas!

    1. Aww thank you Cami! I literally fell in love with this color last year after the holidays so I’ve been planning the palette for a year:) So happy that you like it too!

      Merry Christmas to you!


  12. Cathy Gunn says:

    Everything so beautiful!!! Did you post where you purchased the tree skirt? Thank you!!!

  13. sheila!!!! this is soooo beautiful! love the tree and i am dying over the unique and natural inspired mantle! it’s just beautiful!

    1. Aww thank you Cassie!! Loved waking up to your sweet comment my friend – and heading over to your tour now!

      Merry Christmas!