2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn’s Home

Merry Christmas! My name is Jocelyn and welcome to my home in Northern VA. I love the period between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve. The entire season is full of beauty, lots of time with family and friends and great food. Cooking is a passion of mine and the holidays are the best time to entertain. I hope that anyone who walks in the door feels welcome.

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

We bought our house earlier this year and have renovated all the living spaces. The house was built in the late 80s, so updates were a must. The kitchen and family room were transformed with a full renovation. We opened the space by relocating a powder room and removing walls.

I decorate the house for children, I have two, and all the family and friends we will host. I love everything red at Christmas and I use lots of it. I also collect Christmas trees and they are everywhere. I have many pieces that are from my sister who passed last year. She loved Christmas and her style was whimsical, colorful, full of glitter and always shiny. I have incorporated many of her things and they are likely those that make you smile. My style is more traditional and I don’t use a lot of color in our home, so for Christmas, red and fun are top of the list.

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

We have 2 Christmas trees this year. A Red and Silver tree to welcome guests as they enter the house.

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

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Our living room has taken a more formal tone with silver and white. It is the space most like “me” with crystal, sparkle and lots of silver.

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tou

The dining room is a more formal space, but red and lots of candles are a must.

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

The prints in the dining room are my husband’s parents and were from a trip to Egypt in the 1970s.

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

The crystal Christmas trees lining the center of the table were also my husband’s fathers. He collected them and I love having them at the table. My in-laws are both gone, so I am glad to have these pieces from them.

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

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The kitchen remodel allowed us to bring light into the space, modernize the finishes and have a 48-inch stove; a cooks dream. We refinished the wood floors with an ebony stain which showcases the white cabinets and quartz countertops.

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

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Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tou

I love the picture in the family room “Joy to the World.” It fits perfectly in the space, looks beautiful but most importantly, “Joy to the World” is my very favorite Christmas carol.

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

The tree in this room is our family tree with ornaments collected from family or gathered from travels. Every ornament is colorful and most tell a story, you just have to ask. I collect Santa ornaments and Christmas trees, but all characters are welcome.

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

I love the house lit up at nighttime.

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

My Holiday tradition is not to be bound by traditions. I want to make the holiday’s happy and fun and always open to new friends, options and traditions.

 

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Jocelyn's Home


Tomorrow on the “Twelve Days of Christmas” tour is Lisa Brenneke from MO. Lisa hopes you enjoy her vintage Christmas on the farm. She loves everything primitive, vintage, eclectic and refurbished. Her home is a collectors dream come true! You can feel the love she pours into her home and family. You’re sure to get into the holiday spirit after touring Lisa’s farmhouse.

 

 

If you haven’t been following along, click the name of the tour you would like to see below to begin!

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

Linda’s Home – The Spirit of Christmas

Sandy’s Home – It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas

Keli’s Home-Dreaming of a White Christmas

Ashlee’s Home – Dressed in Holiday Style

Amy’s Home – The Magic of Christmas

Jessica’s Home – A Simple Cozy Christmas

Holly’s Home – Old School Christmas

Francis Fick’s Home – Cozy Christmas

 

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Comments

  1. Jocelyn, I couldn’t wait to see your home. It is worth waiting for. It looks so beautiful. I love the crystal trees in the dining room.and all your other Christmas decor. Your home is gorgeous. Thanks for showing us! Merry Christmas to you!

  2. You have such a beautiful home, Jocelyn. I am in love with your kitchen and sitting room! Such great spaces!

  3. Jocelyn, I love your touches of red in all your rooms especially in your charming Christmas pillows. One of my favorite things was the canvas print of “Joy to the World.” Happy Holidays!

  4. Jocelyn,
    Your home is so beautiful! What an absolute treat to view the pictures and learn about your Christmas collections. You forgot to mention what a wonderful cook and host you are and that your home is where all neighborhood children gather!!
    XO,
    Q

  5. Jocelyn your home is so beautiful. I just love each and every room. I love your new kitchen! Your evening pictures with all of the sparkles are my most favorite. Your home is so welcoming. Merry Christmas!

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