Double Parlor Holidays Home Library The Victorian House

The Double Parlor, Decorated for Christmas

Home Library with Christmas Tree | Making it Lovely

These two rooms, the living room and the library, are at their best at Christmas.

Modern Victorian Double Parlors at Christmas | Making it Lovely

Our Christmas tree is 9′ tall and it takes up a fair amount of space, so we scoot the black and white sofa over in front of the bookshelves to make room.

Modern Victorian at Christmas | Making it Lovely

I do like to change things up, but we don’t do a completely new theme each year for the tree. It’s a mix of ornaments from years ago plus a few new ones, plenty from the kids, and everything on the lower third is nonbreakable.

Millennium Falcon 1996 Ornament

Why, yes. That is a Millennium Falcon ornament. It lights up!

Looking toward the living room, I added faux red amaryllis and berries above the secretary desk, along with the Mr. and Mrs. Claus mice (made by Brandon’s grandmother).

Home Library and Living Room | Making it Lovely

Faux Red Amaryllis

In the living room, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. They’re new this year, from a reader I met this summer. She asked if she could send me a stocking and I was expecting one, not one for each of us! They’re so sweet.

Black Living Room with Wood Fireplace | Making it Lovely

These rooms (like most of the house) are ever changing. Little tweaks here and there, all leading toward an overall vision that just takes time to arrive at. I’m enjoying it along the way, especially in this season.

Modern Victorian, Black Living Room | Making it Lovely

The vintage brass deer on the fireplace mantel are in a forest of greenery and pottery, new and old.

Brass Deer, Handmade Christmas Stockings | Making it Lovely

It all feels so calm right now. These rooms will be filled with friends and family over the next few days! The kids are especially excited, but I am too. I love gathering everyone together.

Living Room, Looking Toward Home Library with Christmas Tree | Making it Lovely

Merry Christmas, and happy holidays!

Home Library with Christmas Tree | Making it Lovely

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  • Vanessa
    December 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks Nicole. And Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

  • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
    December 22, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, those stockings!! They are so perfect!! Both spaces look so gorgeous.

  • Danielle
    December 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    So beautiful! And I love those stockings – what a wonderful gift!
    Merry Christmas!

  • Cynthia
    December 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

    There is NO ONE or NO HOUSE that does Christmas better than you, Nicole! Have a wonderful weekend and wishing you a very merry new year! Thank you for all the beauty and inspiration you unleash on the world all year long.

  • Sharon
    December 23, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Just LOVELY, Nicole! Have a very merry!

  • Tiffanie
    December 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Those stockings are beautiful!

    Where are the fuchsia table stools from?

    • Making it Lovely
      January 3, 2017 at 11:14 am

      They were from Target a few years back.

  • Shelly Mathes
    January 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I love this room, it is exquisite! Thank you.

  • Emma Clark
    January 18, 2017 at 8:46 am

    This is amazing!

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