There is nothing better than coming in from a chilly day and wrapping your hands around a warm mug of hot cocoa. So, when Home Decorators Collection ® contacted me to part of their HDC Holiday Home Tour with some of my blogger friends I knew exactly what I would do! I love a good welcome into someones home and what could be better than being met by a hot cocoa station complete with sweet treats! Make sure you go all the way to the end of the post, because there is a chance for two readers to win a $250 gift card to Home Decorators Collection ®!!!!
I also wanted to zhush up my front door and add a little holiday spirit to it. So, I picked up some of these Martha Stewart wooden snowflakes that include battery operated lights! Their raw natural state didn’t go with my style, so in I very Martha way I turned them red with spray paint. I also added fresh garland around the door frame and I little extra dose of snowflakes with snowflake garland.
Once you come into my living room I used my DIY grasscloth console as my hot cocoa station set up area and got to work adding layers to add a holiday touch!
A plaid scarf became an easy table runner and helped bring my color story together. When decorating my home for an event or a holiday I always shop my home first! You never know what you might have in your closet that will work.
I love layering the mirror in this space. Last year I had a wire lighted reindeer bust over the mirror for Christmas and this year I decided to go with a Martha Stewart fabric mistletoe wreath. I love the handmade look of it and the red bow was the perfect touch. A little buffalo check ribbon from my local craft store and we were in business!
I love added greenery or flowers to my home and this snowy dunhill pre lit tree was the perfect height and the red bow on it mimicked the one on the wreath. I loved that it already had pinecones on it for decor, but I added a string of jute ball garland.
On the opposite side of the console I wanted something to counter the height of the tree. I picked up this reindeer treat sign as a nod to the sweet treats I would be providing my guests.
I like to keep things effortless around here especially when I’m entertaining. For the treats I ran out to my local Trader Joe’s and picked up their gluten free chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting (one of the best cupcakes I have ever had!), chocolate Christmas trees with mousse filling and their hot cocoa on a stick.
I also added a little fun to the mugs and added a candy cane in case a guest wanted a minty hot cocoa and a chocolate covered s’mores on a skewer as a little extra!
This post is sponsored by Home Decorators Collection ® HDC Holiday Homes. Please head over to my friend’s sites to see their beautiful homes. Use the schedule below and the hashtag #HDCholidayhomes to follow along all week!
Follow along with us on social media using hashtag #HDCholiday homes for tons of beautiful holiday decorating inspiration!
$250 Home Decorators Collection® Gift Card Giveaway!
TWO lucky readers will each win a $250 gift card. To enter to win, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway ends at Midnight EST on December 16, 2016. Please see full list of giveaway rules and regulations here.
I'm Camila, A SELF APPOINTED STRIPE AFICIONADO WHO HAS A soft spot IN HER HEART FOR BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JARS, THE COLOR ORANGE, AND ELEPHANTS.
get my no fail formula on how to style your console for free.
get weekly design tips & Inspirations for a colorful life in your inbox
get inspired with our own home tour
ON THE BLOG
My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.
Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.
On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.
Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]
Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]
For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]
How fun and inviting your hot cocoa station is!! I love everything you picked out, especially the vintage looking sign! Wonderful!!
Such a cute idea, and that gorgeous red mirror just so happens to tie it all together! Merry Christmas!
I love this! So fun and beautiful too. Makes me want to go grab a cup of hot cocoa now!