Candy Pink Meets Traditional – Canadian Holiday Homes Tour

December 8, 2016

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A Candy Pink Christmas, downstairs…

Happy Holidays! And, welcome to my home! How does a little “candy pink Christmas meets traditional and serene” sound? That may sound like a bit of an odd combo, but I had two floors to decorate, and by golly each area was going to get it’s own theme! Let’s start the party “downstairs” in the foyer, with the candy pink…

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

In our home, our “downstairs” area, or “basement” as we usually refer to it, is not a basement at all — it’s actually a ground level walk-out. And that’s where you’ll find our main entrance. Walk on through and you’ll be greeted with my candy pink tree for the holiday season! If you’ve been around a while, you might know we did a pretty substantial renovation over the past year, and our basement is still under construction. We use it a lot, and love the space, but we’re without flooring, or paint, and we’ve got some un-level cement issues to tackle come the new year.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

But that didn’t stop the the festive pink explosion from happening! Sure, we’ve got a step in the floor that I’m constantly stubbing my toe on, and the bare concrete can feel as cold as ice on some of these winter days — but I’m bringing in the fun and the warmth with all our Christmas decorations!

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

I have wanted to have a second tree forever, and I finally got it! We picked up this gorgeous flocked tree at Rona after the Christmas season ended last year — so it was a steal of a deal. There it sat in our shed all Spring, and all Summer, just waiting for it’s chance to shine. I knew it was waiting for me out there, and I was so excited to finally crack the box!

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

And of course, a new tree means new ornaments! I scored big time with a BOGO sale at Michaels on all my Christmas balls, I found super affordable blush pink poinsettias (<– I totally had to goggle the spelling) from Walmart, and the most perfectly-sized mini-star tree topper from the Dollar Store. Of course, I made my little paper houses, and they might just be my favourite craft of the year so far.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

Take a trip to the other side of our new staircase and you’ll find yourself in our new family room. Our fireplace literally just got hooked up a week ago. You’ll notice the nice patch of cement board surrounding our new firebox. Yep, that’s on the to-do list too. But there was no way I was going through an entire Christmas season with no mantel to hang our stockings from — so we went ahead and hung that too.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

We live in Alberta, Canada, and our timing could not of been better for finally getting a working fireplace… cuz girl, it is COLD up in here! This new flame is doing a great job keeping my tootsies warm during the day (my little home office is just out of the shot behind the sofa).

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

I whipped up another quick Cricut craft with this “HO HO HO” garland. It took a minute to cut, another minute to hot glue some string in place, and just a few seconds to burn my finger. Then badda-bing, it was done like dinner.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

I’ve been inspired by pinks for this entire space as soon as the renovations got to a place where I could start choosing things, and put my interior design hat on. One big starting point was this rug from Urban Barn. Yep… I FELL. IN. LOVE. with this one. And, down the pink road I went.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

My other must-have as soon as the room took shape after the renovation? A sectional. No doubt about it, I wanted one! And this Ikea Karlstadt fit the bill nicely. Notice the pink started to migrate over there as well. These custom DIY pillows worked perfectly and they slide right into my holiday decorating just fine. No need to switch them out when they suit the pink theme perfectly. Throw in a couple festive trees and the coffee table is dunzo.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

This rose-coloured, metal, “FA LA LA LA LA” garland, was a sweet find from Canadian Tire, and one of my first holiday purchases of the year, completely solidifying that pink was where this holiday train was heading.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

I had some fabric left over from the Kiddo’s bedroom adventure, and from my most recent throw pillow project in our family room… so I decided to whip up some colour-coordinated Christmas stockings to keep things nesting in the pink family. Santa will be proud.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

I think it’s all working together really nicely, and I actually love the punch of colour all day long. I like looking out from my little desk and seeing all the festive touches. Especially with the new fireplace going, it has things feeling really cozy.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

Now, let’s take a trip UP the staircase to where most of our day-to-day living happens. We turned down the festive volume here, and kept things a little more classic and calm.

A Serene and Festive Holiday, upstairs…

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

This is where all the madness of school mornings, and daily meals happen — so I didn’t want to be tripping over oodles of tinsel and garland. Everything is just a bit more simple.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

I don’t know if it all started with my Mom hanging balloons from our dining light for birthdays as a kid… but whenever any occasion pops up that is even slightly festive, you’d better believe, something is getting hung from my dining light!  And this time it’s glitter snowflakes.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

You can’t have Christmas without at least a little bit of glitter, and these snowflakes add just the right dramatic touch to a holiday meal without being too fussy or intrusive.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la! Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

I kept our centrepiece super simple too. In the Fall, I had the tray full of gourds and fall leaves, and for Christmas I made the switch to sparkly Christmas balls and some faux magnolia leaves. It only took a minute to switch things out and it’s the perfect little touch in the dining room.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

The new layout, after the renovation, allowed us to put the Christmas tree right in front of our upper patio sliding door, so (YAY!) you can see it from outside too! That is the best!

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

Mini lights in all forms are one of my favourite things to put out during the holidays… so pretty much every surface has a little something to get things twinkling.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

This little Scandi house town was one of my favourite purchases this year. I found it during a Black Friday sale at Rona. Is it not the sweetest little thing? And, it totally fits in with my winter shadow box from last year.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

Some simple garland and Christmas balls helps to round out the kitchen. They’re lighted too and they give off such a warm glow in the evenings. There is just something about twinkly lights that make you feel warm and cozy — am I right?!

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

And, for the classic Christmas touch, you gotta have a real-deal RED poinsettia. I’m so happy to report that mine seems to be very happy in it’s new home. No wilting, no troubles — and man is she pretty or what? It adds such a pop to the kitchen island, and it’s just so classic and simple.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

So that’s pretty much it for me. Christmas is abound around here! I didn’t even get to show you the outside! We do it up right with lights in the trees, and a big inflatable snowman for the Kiddo. She loves watching him wave hello every day.

Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

Of course we play a little Where’s Waldo with the little Santa’s we seem to have collected over time. This little guy looks as happy as I feel with all this festive energy around.

I truly wish you and yours a very safe and merry holiday season. I’m so happy you join me here on the blog and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings. From our home to yours – Merry Christmas!

Check out the full list of bloggers participating in this Christmas Home tour at the bottom of this post, and follow along on social media using the hashtag #cbhometour! See you around!

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Candy Pink Christmas Inspiration! Holiday home tour with Canadian Bloggers. Flocked tree and custom paper house ornaments, metal fireplace mantel, karlstadt sectional, pink urban barn rug. Decorated wooden staircase and custom iron railings. Traditional Christmas tree mixed with a pink holiday tree. DIY sewn stockings and buffalo check details. Fa la la la la!

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Monday

northern style exposure
The Learner Observer
The Uncommon Law
Heather In Heels
Clean and Scentsible
THE SWEETEST DIGS

Tuesday

Amidst the Chaos
Brooklyn Berry Designs
lemon Thistle
Suburble
Life is a Party
PMQ for two

Wednesday

Love Create Celebrate
Satori Design for Living
A Pop of Pretty
So Much Better With Age
VinYet ETC
Woman in Real Life

Thursday

The DIY Mommy
Fresh Crush
Time With Thea
A Pretty Life
Home To Heather
Nalles House

Friday

This Little Estate
Craftberry Bush
The Happy Housie
Kimpowerstyle
Elliven Studio

36 thoughts on “Candy Pink Meets Traditional – Canadian Holiday Homes Tour

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  2. Jamie

    I love all this pink! I found some Christmas ornaments on a BOGO sale at Michael’s too…we were probably shopping the same day lol. Happy holidays! You have amazing style, girl.
    Hugs, Jamie

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  6. Shauna

    It looks so bright and cheery! Perfect to lift our spirits when the weather is so darn cold. Time for a beach vacation, no? And it’s good you got your fireplace up and working. Ours was finished last November which was perfect timing too. Enjoy!

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  10. becki peckham

    STUNNING!! LOVE all the color in the first part of the post, very cool that you got to do two different vibes up and down stairs. Both are beautiful! Ps. we have the same couch, and I am a little obsessed with your stair case :)

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Thanks so much Becki! I love our couch! And, I’m a little obsessed with my staircase too. ;) The holidays have been fun to decorate for this year!

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  11. Thea

    Oh my gosh! Your Christmas home decor is soooo pretty! I love all of your special details! My favourite are the stockings you created. They are so cute, so stylish and look fabulous! I love your passion for pink! You totally made it look so special in all of your decor details! Bravo!

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  12. Jo-Anna

    Your home looks amazing!! I absolutely adore your candy pink tree and how amazing it looks against your living space…you have a beautiful sense for decorating. I love everything. And what a fantastic layout your home is! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Thanks so much! We enjoy the layout too, and it’s been fun finally getting my hands on it for the holidays! And, wow, that means a lot coming from you! Thanks! xo

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  13. Heather

    upstairs is definitely my favourite, but wow – downstairs – that is incredible! I never knew pink could look so glam during the holidays, but you’ve done it – just beautiful! and yay for a fireplace – aren’t they the best during the cold winter months?

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Thanks so much Heather! Yes, I am loving all the bold colours for the holidays. Pink has just had my heart lately. And, I feel like now I can’t survive without a fireplace haha… ;) xo

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  16. Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    Girl I love your aesthetic, the way you use colour is so magical… perfectly balanced! You really speak to my designer’s soul! Merry Christmas to you sweetest friend, I hope all of your dreams and wishes come find you! xooxox

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Ahhh thanks Laurie! You made my day. It was really fun putting it together. Merry Christmas to YOU buddy. I’ve loved connecting over the past year — let’s keep it up! A very happy holidays and new year to you and yours. xoxox

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