Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.
I have one room, and only one room in this house that is nice and pretty and just how I like it, and almost fully renovated. Well, except for that one wall going up the stairs. And the ceiling. And maybe a few little touches here and there.
One thing’s for sure: It’s leaps and bounds ahead of where it was last year and I think that deserves to be celebrated!
With cedar of course. Lots and lots of fresh cedar to welcome you into our home. Or onto the main floor if you’re just coming down in the morning.
I started out by taking this bronzy-leafed wreath that I’ve had up all year and tucking in a few branches here and there. Now this wreath was already technically a Christmas wreath but now it’s just so much better. Love the fresh green against the bronze.
I tied these little bundles up the staircase at regular intervals. The living room just beyond has the Christmas tree and all the bright, happy, family-friendly decor in it, so I decided to indulge myself in this hall and keep things more subdued in shades of white, bronze, and green.
Just one little bronze Christmas ball ornament is all it takes to reinforce the theme here.
I found these sparkly little balls tied together in a garland leftover from last year so I just plunked them down in a cozy little nest of cedar in this footed bowl.
Glitter and twine – it’s works! Who would’ve known? This just further proves that twine goes with everything.
And that’s the hall this year! See? I bet you didn’t even notice how half-finished this room is. Thanks for celebrating with me!