Red and Black Christmas Home Tour – Mackenzie Childs 2019

I can’t believe another year has gone by and it’s time for my favorite post of the year.  I figured since most people decorate the day after Thanksgiving; posting this right before would give you some great inspiration.  I  gather things and think about my theme most of the year.  I love Christmas time and it kind of helps me keep that magical feeling alive all year.

I tend to go back to the classic red .  It just pops against the white and goes well with my home’s neutrals and metallics.  It also photographs really well so I knew it would look great for you guys on the blog.  You can do so much with it because it really is versatile.  Last year, I used red and white in a client’s office. I loved it so much I knew I would do red in my home again in 2019.  You can check that post out here.  One year I did the red and Burberry ribbon which I loved. I also did the red and buffalo check which still gets my largest amounts of views.  There are so many things you can do if you have a good collection of base ornaments.  You can just change out your ribbon and you get a totally different looking tree.

This year I decided to use Mackenzie Childs’ Highlander ribbon.  It is red ribbon with the classic black check on the outside and a strip of plaid in the middle.  It is 5″ wide and the ribbon was so luxurious it was very easy to work with.  My secondary ribbon was also from Mackenzie Childs and was the 2  1/2 ” more classic courtly check ribbon with a gold back.

I always put green textured picks as well as frosted picks on my flocked trees.  This gives the tree a more “life-like” quality and fills in holes while shaping the tree the way I want it.

I didn’t need to use a whole bunch of ornaments this year due to the amount of ribbon, picks, and fillers I used on my tree.  I was very happy with the way it turned out. I did purchase these CB2 glitter ornaments.  They really pick up the light when it hits the glitter.  I love them.

I decided to use my 9′ heavily flocked pine tree from Wayfair.  This tree is so amazing.  It has several sizes and tends to sell out every year.  It is gorgeous and easy to put together and decorate.

The mantel sign is from Lindsey Letters.  I have ordered several canvases and have always had good luck with that company.  If you see something you want don’t wait.  They sell out quickly.

I got the stockings off of ETSY at the end of last year and they aren’t for sale anymore.

The garland base I used was the cheer garland from Frontgate.  Then I wove in 4 sets of picks to get the hanging, natural look.  Some of the things I used were eucalyptus, pine, and cedar.

The plaid blanket and tree skirt are older purchases from Pottery Barn.  The boxes have been collected over the years from the Sugar Paper collection.


I loved my mantel this year.  I went very simple but classic.  I wanted to make it look like it was cascading and hanging down from the mantel.  Remember the best way to get a more natural look on your tree and mantel is to layer the look.

I hope you enjoyed my tree and mantel this year.  I had so much fun decorating them.  The next post will include the foyer and dining room pics.  I would love to see what colors and decor you are using this year.  Share your pics with me!  For me inspiration follow me on social media.

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