My Crazy For Buffalo Check Christmas Home Tour

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Welcome to my “Crazy for Buffalo Check” Christmas Home Tour. I am so excited to show you around my holiday home. I hope you’ve got your coffee, hot chocolate or glass of wine with you so you can sit back, relax, and really enjoy.

We’re delighted to be part of an inspiring group of bloggers who are each sharing their Christmas decor with you. Be sure to visit each of the blogger’s links at the end of this post.  Each one is more beautiful than the next, and with so many different design styles you’re sure to find the one that speaks to you.

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A Merry Christmas Home Tour

It’s true. I am a little crazy for buffalo check. It began over a year ago in my home decor and instead of waning it seems to only be growing. So, what’s a girl to do but go with it! We haven’t even walked through my front door yet and you can see it beginning. And what goes better with black and white buffalo check than traditional Christmas red?

My sister thought I was a little cray cray when I told her I was going to paint my front door, again. We’ve lost count how many times I’ve painted it, but I got the idea of red in my head and couldn’t let it go. Had I known it was going to take four coats of paint I’m not sure I would have had the motivation. From the street it is by far the most dazzling color we’ve had. It works beautifully with the grey and white color scheme of our home.

I’m sure you’re wondering if the door will remain red. Probably not. Most likely it will go black again for the sake of decorating my porch for all the seasons. But feel free to weigh in. I always welcome your opinions and ideas.

Welcome to My Christmas Home! Let’s Step Inside.

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A Christmas Home Begins in the Kitchen

My kitchen continues the traditional theme with plenty of reds and a smattering of green. Just enough fun details to make it feel festive while we cook and do our holiday cookie baking. We love to bake our favorite Spicy Nuts and give those as gifts to friends. Our Secret Family Recipe has been passed down from our grandmother and each generataion seems to enjoy it more.

Christmas tour festive kitchen

We also are baking our new favorite White Peppermint Holiday Cake for our neighborhood dessert party. If you haven’t tried this amazing recipe from our talented friend, Angie @busymakingpie, you really must try it. Click here for the step by step recipe.

The Heart of Our Christmas Home

I am pleased and proud to report that most of my decor is reused and repurposed from last year. I received a few items from sponsored partners and did very little spending. Did you hear that, oh sweet hubby of mine?

Pops of red, white and natural greens play equal parts in my Christmas home. I also love mixing rustic antiques into my decor to add vintage charm. They seem to warm up a home with their age and authenticity.

Christmas tour festive tree and mantle

Festive Holiday Family Room Decor

I wasn’t certain I would love my patterned tile fireplace with my Christmas home decor. It turned out that Julie and I both really liked it. I chose enough items with black to tie in with the tile: the black and red buffalo plaid throw, the backdrop of the chalkboard, the tops of the lanterns, and the fireplace surround.  This repetition of color helps to make it look cohesive instead of random.

Christmas home fireplace and mantle decor

My Christmas Home: An Open Floor Plan

I did a few things differently this year. I chose a smaller tree next to my fireplace but added a second pencil tree to the room for balance. Flocked wreaths in the windows created a repeating theme that unifies the different areas of this large space.

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Our five month old cavapoo Moki and our three-year-old lab Rocky both got into the picture for this one. Rocky was tired of sitting around and waiting but photographing these two is no simple task. They are playing and moving around constantly so that means it’s one big blur. Thankfully I got at least one picture where they both decided to pause.

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Handmade Wreath: Centerpiece to My Christmas Home

I am loving my new wreaths from our friend Jessica @the.accidental.farmgirl. They add so much to my Christmas home! Julie and I love her wreaths season after season. They are so unique and extremely well made.

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My Chunky Knit Tree Skirt

Do you love my hand knit chunky tree skirt? It was hand knit by our talented friend Larissa @becozi. Julie and I have been enjoying her luxurious blankets in our homes for several years. Not only does Larissa knit a variety of styles of blankets but she also makes dog beds, and other decor items. Use our savings coupon code TWINS10 to save across her entire site and shop Becozi.

If you would like to learn how to arm knit these blankets we teach you all you need to know in our blog post. You can also save on your yarn purchase. Visit our arm knitting tutorial  to learn how.

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Put a Wreath On It!

I love my “Ho Ho Ho” sign from Oh Sweet Skye. It adds the perfect wow to my new buffalo check wall. This statement wall was so easy to create. I used amazing peel and stick wallpaper that transformed the room in literally an hour and a half. Shop the same paper by clicking on the pic below:

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Do you love adorable farmhouse pillows as much as I do? Our  sweetest friend Erin @porterlanehome makes endless pillow creations and more, and we can’t get enough of her designs. One example of her pillows is above, the ruffled one. She offers customization to all her pillows. You can choose to add ruffles to any of her designs. Save using our link below. She has over 500 items on her website, so your toughest problem will be deciding. Have fun, though, because you really can’t go wrong. You will love to use and reuse her quality pillow covers year after year. Click here to SHOP PORTER LANE HOME PILLOWS.

You can see in the photos above and below that I have a firm belief that everything looks better with a wreath on it.

Christmas home tour farmhouse style details

Buffalo Check This Out!

I couldn’t resist that one. Once again, my love of buffalo check is steeling the show in my Christmas home. Since my table and chairs are black I think the black and white check table cloth goes beautifully and adds a wow factor.

You can see I added pops of red with the metal centerpiece stand, the bow above the light, the plaid red and white throw and the two red candles. Each “pop” is strategically placed to balance this area. What do you think?

Christmas home kitchen table decor

I added simple flocked wreaths to the windows and  tied them with red and black buffalo plaid ribbons. I think it adds the perfect final touch, don’t you?

The Cutest Christmas Home Decor

I have been looking for a sign to put on this wall for years. I finally found the perfect sign from our friends at Krumpets Home Decor. We have a savings coupon code that works across their entire site. They have oodles and oodles of darling seasonal decor. Use our code THEDESIGNTWINS  to save an extra 10%. Shop for Christmas decor and beyond.

And if you love buffalo check like I do you’ll be especially excited. They have an entire collection using buffalo check designs.

Christmas home kitchen table

Winning Colors in My Master Bedroom: Red!

Here is another example of our amazing chunky knit throws from @becozi. This red one for Christmas has my heart. But she has them in a rainbow of colors, one just right for you. Save with TWINS10.

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I sure had a lot of fun decorating my master bedroom. I’ve got the buffalo check theme continued with the cute black and white all-season layering sign.

Festive Christmas Home Tour bedroom details

Every Christmas Home Deserves a Festive Laundry Room

Even though I don’t decorate with red all year long I love to bring it out for fun during the holidays. And I don’t just mean Christmas. My red decor comes out for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and the Fourth of July. So, in fact, my red decor gets quite a bit of use. And it always makes a fun festive statement.

Christmas home tour Laundry room

My Christmas Home Decor Includes My Laundry Room

The shiplap walls in my laundry room are actually peel and stick wallpaper again–so easy and affordable. These walls may be my favorite DIY project I’ve ever done (easy, low-cost, and beautiful). Shop the peel and stick paper by clicking on the pic below:

Maybe one day Moki will grow up enough to understand how to pose. Until then all I get are “action shots.” Oh well. I love him to pieces so I’m grateful all the same.

Christmas home tour laundry room

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I transformed my laundry room last year. Follow my DIY Stencil Tile Tutorial here. See all the inspired elements of my Laundry Room Transformation here.

Christmas home tour laundry room

My Merry Christmas Rolling Cart

I love this view. You know I have a ball decorating this rolling cart. This Christmas my cart is decorated with darling festive decor from our amazing friends at Krumpets Home Decor. The wooden Merry Christmas sign, the hanging wooden Merry Christmas banners, the four pillows are all from their holiday collection. We love offering our followers savings on their already awesome prices. Use THEDESIGNTWINS when you shop. 

Christmas home tour festive family room

In the photo below you can see a pretty good view of my drapes. These were my first big DIY project I did. They are all drop cloth curtains. I’ve had them for several years and they are amazing. I still love them and receive plenty of compliments on them. Follow My Easy DIY Drop Cloth Curtain Tutorial here.

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Christmas tour festive family room

Light Up Your Christmas Home

Don’t you love what a little festive lighting will do? The kids love coming in here now just to enjoy the glow. I must admit, I do too.

Christmas lights holiday home tour

Here is the light set I bought and easily attached to my curtain rod with twist ties. Click on the photo to shop:

And again with the vignette below I decided to add a string of lights to make it glow. I used command hooks to hold the edges easily and without damaging the walls. Click on the link below to buy these easy-to-use hooks:

festive lights Christmas tour

puppy pose under Christmas tree

Well I spoke too soon. Look at my little cutie pie!  All nestled up on my luxurious chunky knit tree skirt. One can hardly blame him. Now, does this count as posing?

All our trees deserve to float on a cloud of wool. When purchasing your own, don’t forget to use TWINS10 to save. We have a blog post if you want to learn to arm knit your own chunky knit blanket or tree skirt.

Festive Christmas front porch decor

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

Friends, we are truly so grateful for your love and support throughout the year. We wish you all the very happiest of holidays and lasting joy all year long.

God bless!

jodie & julie

Holiday Decor Inspiration

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Modern Glam | Blush and Copper Christmas

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The Design Twins | Christmas Home

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Meme Hill | Traditional Christmas Red


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Happy Happy Nester | Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to a Bedroom

The Posh Home | Modern Christmas Decor

Life is Better at Home | Rose Gold & Blush Christmas

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Shining on Design | Simple Holiday Styling Whimsical

Styled with Lace | Burgundy and Blush Christmas

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Love Your Abode | Joy Filled Christmas

Finding Lovely | Christmas Around the Home

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  2. Martha says:

    I’m going to hop on a flight and come stay ok? I LOVE the door red! And it’s just paint, so why not embrace change especially during the holidays <3 I absolutely adore it all! Stunning per usual!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw Martha! Would love, love, love to have you! Hey, we can dream right?? What a treat, at least, to visit each other’s homes virtually…it’s the next best thing, and we are grateful. Blessings to you sweetie, Jodie & Julie

  3. Joan says:

    Oh my goodness, you had me at the red front door! Gorgeous plaid everywhere!!!! I adore every Christmas detail. You ladies are truly magical!!! I wish you and your families a blessed and merry Christmas season!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Joan, Thank you so much. It means a lot to hear that you loved our Christmas Home Tour. Wishing you the very best this holiday season. XO ~ Jodie & Julie

  4. Amie Freling says:

    Moki and Rocky are two lucky dogs! Absolutely love your decorated for Christmas! The fireplace makes the stocking pop! Great job Jodie and Julie! xo

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Amie! Wish we all lived closer so we could have each other over to our homes! I guess this is the next best thing. But it is a dream of ours, and perhaps one day it will happen. Until then we will enjoy our virtual tours and IG friendships as best we can. Love you, Julie & Jodie

  5. Deborah says:

    It’s just a gorgeous home tour!!! Love it especially at night!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you dear one. Your opinion means so much as Jodie and I hold your decorating taste in our highest regard. Thank you also for taking the time to reply. Wishing you all the best his holiday season and a glorious New Year! Best wishes, Julie & Jodie

  6. Cassie says:

    Buffalo Check This OUT 😂😂😂 You gals have my heart! Every share from you gals makes me feel like I’ve known ya for all the evers ❤❤ #Timeless. Thank you for sharing your beautiful homes and hearts with us all. I am ADDICTED to plaids at Christmas so y’all just made my soul pitter-patter 😍😍 Happy Holidays!
    – Cassie Erwin @hearttohome_design

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw Cassie! You are the sweetest. Your reply has our hearts very happy this morning! Thank you for your kindness and for taking the time to leave a reply. Not many people take the time. We want you to know it is very appreciated. Happiest of holidays to you and your family. Love, Julie & Jodie

  7. Janine says:

    Jodie, your house is beyond words! I love every nook and cranny! Wowza! I can’t wait to see it in person. Ok, did I just use three exclamation marks? Ok, your home decor deserves one more!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Janine, You are too kind! And of course you need to come over and see it in person! I would love that 🙂 Thank you for the exclamation points hee hee! All appreciated, especially coming from you, my talented friend! With love, Jodie & Julie

  8. ashley says:

    wow, wow, wow!!! I am just blown away by all your incredible Christmas decorations! I don’t know what my favorite part is but I can’t get enough of that chunky tree skirt. And your laundry room looks SO good dressed up in red!!! xoxo

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw sweet Ashley! You are the best. I am not surprised your favorite part is the chunky knit tree skirt. That so belongs in your beautiful glamorous home! Well, there’s next year 🙂 thank you for your sweet works and even more, for your true friendship. You are a blessing! Love, Jodie & Julie

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  13. I absolutely love your home all done up for Christmas. This is the coziest I’ve ever seen it! I’m loving the red door too and I am also a person who changes my front door color sometimes every season to go with a wreath or my mood or my boredom level! lol

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Good Morning Tara,
      A fellow serial door painter 🙂 haha I love that! Some people just don’t get it, but we are committed and I love it! Thank you for such kindness. It is all a labor of love as you well know. Blessings for a Merry, Merry Christmas! Love, Jodie & Julie

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  15. I love all you festive decor! And you have inspired me to decorate our laundry room too! I have been so curious about the peel and stick wallpaper. It looks fabulous!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Samantha,
      So happy to hear you enjoyed our holiday decorating. Obviously we have just a little bit of fun decorating for Christmas! Julie and I both love the wow impact of peel and stick. Once you get the hang of it (no pun intended:) it’s an amazing product. Neither of us feel confident using regular paper so it says a lot that we both love peel and stick. We also love the fact that it is easily removable with zero wall damage. Have fun! Jodie & Julie

  16. Your buffalo check is so festive and fun! And the pops of red go beautifully with your black and white tiled fireplace!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Tana! That means a lot! We are happy to be “touring together” this holiday season. Can’t wait to enjoy your holiday home tour as well. Headed there now 🙂 Blessings to you and your family, Jodie & Julie

  17. Judy says:

    Jodie you are the Buffalo Check Queen!! 🖤 Two things I especially love…working with small shops and using what you already had 🙌🏻 That red door and your whole porch is so festive and welcoming! Inside every room is beautiful!!! Your pillows, your signs, your pups…I’m obsessed 😍 Wishing you both an amazing holiday season, with lots of love Xo

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Judy, Thank you for the kindest message ever! You are just a sweetheart, proven time and again. Thank you for your heartfelt reply and your well wishes for the season. We send them back to you in equal measure! God Bless, Julie & Jodie

  18. Jackie says:

    Oh my ladies! Christmas perfection! I adore every bit of it, starting at that beautiful red door! Such a lovely Christmas feel and I want to curl up on that tree skirt.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Haha Jackie! We all want to curl up on that tree skirt 🙂 If only we had the time! Thanks darling for your kind reply. We just adore being connected in this way, even if it’s virtually. We will take what we can get and be grateful for each other, the kindness we feel and the sweet inspiration always. Happiest of holidays, Julie & Jodie

  19. From the front porch to the laundry room…I love it all. I’m so in love with buffalo check too and have the same color pallet throughout my home this year. It’s all so “happy” looking, festive and fun! Merry Christmas to you two lovely ladies!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw, Brenda! Fellow buffalo check lover! Thank you, Friend, for such a kind reply. It means a lot to know you loved it. Happiest of Holidays to you and your family. Julie & I sure hope you will continue to enjoy our blog and don’t forget to pin the photos you love. Blessings, Jodie & Julie

  20. I truly love every single picture! It’s a buffalo check wonderland and should be in the most festive of Christmas magazines! Going back to gawk another time and pin pin pin! It seems so fun to be able to walk through your home and smile at everything. Even standing there at the stove and glancing over at the stool with the tree – it’s all adorable. Merry Christmas.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh My Goodness, Cindy! The sweetest message ever! Thank you so much. You don’t know how much it means. Julie & I work so hard on our homes, on our photos, and then putting it all together for the blog. It really is so lovely to hear you enjoyed as much as you did. And of course we are grateful for your pinning! Hoping you continue to enjoy our blog. All the best, Jodie & Julie

  21. Mary Ann says:

    Where did you get the big buckets on the front porch? thanks

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Mary Ann,
      These are listed in our blog shop, as we do get a lot of questions about these fun buckets! I just double checked and they definitely are still available, and at a great price! Enjoy, Julie & Jodie

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  29. Mercer Lynda says:

    This kitchen is gorgeous!! Love what you’ve done with your home and your kitchen makes me so excited to renovate mine someday! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family my friend!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi there,
      Thank you for the sweet comment on this post. We really appreciate all the love! We’re so glad you enjoyed this Christmas home tour. Happy holidays to you sweet friend!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  30. Vicki says:

    Love your Holiday Home! I have green buffalo plaid curtains in my kitchen, not sure if I love it or want to change to black and white. But I am loving everything in your home!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw you’re so sweet hun! So glad you enjoyed my holiday home tour. We hope to hear from you again in the future!
      Happy Holidays!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  31. Carrie says:

    Where did you get the red JOY pillows? Love them!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Carrie,
      These exact joy pillows are no longer available, but we have found some very cute and similar joy pillows in red and black buffalo check. We have them in our Christmas blog shop and our pillows and throws blog shop. Here is a link
      Hope you love them. Thanks for visiting our blog. Happy Holidays, Julie & Jodie

  32. Kathy T says:

    Absolutely gorgeous !

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