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Christmas House Tour {Countryside}

Check out this gorgeous Christmas house tour set in the country. You’ll love the charming decor and character of this home!

After showing a snippet of my friend Sandi’s country home back in October, I received emails from several of you asking for more. I’ve been wanting to share this house with you for a while now, and was excited when Sandi extended the offer to be part of my Christmas House Tour series.

Although this house was built less than two years ago, it has much of the same character and charm you’d find in a century old home. Although Sandi had a good idea of what she wanted, I assisted her throughout the building process in making final selections and decisions (including light fixtures, paint colours, wallpaper, window treatments, and more). I think you’ll see why I loved being part of this project, aside from having a good excuse to spend more time with a great friend.

Country Home Decorated for Christmas

Sandi has one of the most beautiful front entrances with stone facade and wood door. I love how the stone is over-grouted to give it an English cottage feel.

Countryside Christmas House Tour with Wreath on Front Door

Fresh greens make the space look festive.

Front Porch Decorated for Christmas with Urn Filled with Fresh Greens, Berries and Pine Cones

Upon entering the front door, Sandi created a welcoming display of beautiful mercury glass ornaments and natural materials. At night they’re even more gorgeous.

Countryside Christmas House Tour | Satori Design for Living

Although Sandi’s entire house is beautiful, my favourite space is the kitchen with dining room.

The mix of copper and oil rubbed bronze in the light fixtures and hardware warms up the space, while the vaulted ceiling and expanse of windows keep it light and airy. So dreamy!

Countryside Christmas House Tour Kitchen

One of Sandi’s favourite colours is pink, and I love how she mixed it with green and white in the floral arrangements throughout the main floor. Such a nice change-up for Christmas.

Countryside Christmas House Tour with Fresh Flowers and Greens

I love the painted white cabinets, subway tile backsplash and Corian countertops.

White Kitchen Cabinets with Subway Tile Backsplash and Corian Countertops
Countryside Christmas House Tour with Fresh Flowers

How gorgeous is the tree?! At first I had to touch it to see that it was real. All it needed was a few simple ornaments to look perfect.

Countryside Christmas Tree

Sandi has collected some of the prettiest Christmas ornaments I’ve seen. I love the look of grouping them by colour in bowls and trays. Such high impact!

Green Christmas Ornaments on Silver Tray
Gold Ornaments in Bowl
Red Ornaments in Bowl

Another favourite feature is the stone fireplace with reclaimed wood mantel.

Can’t you envision spending Christmas morning by the crackling fire, sipping a cup of your favourite hot drink, while everyone opens gifts. Swoon!

Stone Fireplace with Red Stockings
Pink Roses on Hearth

To complement the vaulted ceilings and beams, Sandi splurged on this Parisian chandelier. I think it’s the piece de resistance of the room and was totally worth every penny!

Parisian Chandelier with Dark Wood Beams

The French influence was carried to the powder room with this blue and grey toille wallpaper applied above the panel detailing. So pretty!

Blue Toile Wallpaper with White Wainscoting in the Powder Room
Blue Toile Wallpaper with White Wainscoting in the Powder Room

I want to thank Sandi for being so gracious and opening up her home to us. I’m sure you’ve been inspired to add a little more character to your own space, as I have.

I also want to take this time to wish you and your family a joyous Christmas. I will be taking a break from blogging to spend some quality time with family and friends reconnecting, relaxing, and perhaps a little skiing.

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Merry Christmas!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Thanks for sharing Shauna! Very comfortable and homey.. Merry Christmas to you and your family and enjoy your break!

  2. Such a beautiful home. 
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
    Debbie :)

    1. That she is! It’s even so much better in person. Here’s wishing you and your family a happy new year. So glad to have connected with you, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better in 2013!

  3. Wow!!! I love everything! The colour on the walls (need to know that!) That powder room is drool worthy and the lights over that island, I have to know where they are from! Pretty please. ;)

  4. Your home is lovely and your kitchen caught my eye on Pinterest.

    I am remodeling my kitchen and wondered what company made your sink faucet and what is the name of your counter tops? I really like them and it would be helpful to know. My email is on my blog. Thank you.

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