Simple & Natural Christmas

By Kate Riley December 20, 2017

Christmas greetings from my house to yours! I’ve teamed up with a handful of bloggers this week, we’re sharing pictures of our homes decorated for the holidays.

Other than the birch trees mentioned here, I didn’t buy any new holiday decor this year. I’ve reached that saturation point where I have enough stuff and don’t want to accumulate anymore so I just reuse what I already have, in new ways. I pulled out old favorites from the bins in storage and scattered them around the house.

I ran into a friend at a holiday gathering last weekend, he’s a florist and I asked him to get several bunches of eucalyptus for me when he went to the flower market in San Francisco. He obliged and a few days later I had so much of it I could layer it everywhere. So in additional to traditional fir and cedar, fresh eucalyptus also makes an appearance in my simple and natural approach to decorating this season.



Welcome to another holiday tour of my home where I’ve decked the halls with fresh greenery, simple ribbons, and a few sparkly things too.





















Don’t miss these other home tours from my fellow bloggers!

Just a Girl     Home Stories A to Z   Honey We’re Home
Tatertots and Jello   Hi Sugarplum    A Thoughtful Place
Not Just a Housewife      Pretty Handy Girl
The Inspired Room    320 Sycamore    Thrifty Decor Chic


  1. I love your formal living space painted white, Kate. Your home looks fab, as usual, and I’m loving the natural vibe and eucalyptus. Those sconces above your mantel ?! Ha
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Kate, your home is gorgeous and so are you. Great photo! So beautifully decorated. Classy and elegant. I bet it smells wonderful, too, with all of the eucalyptus. I love your style so much.

    • Hi Ginette! Those are from West Elm, I’ll have more images of my dining room to share tomorrow!

    • Found it at a vintage store, it fits the space perfectly and reminds me of the local Bodega Headlands on our Northern California coast. :)

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