Christmas Tour

If you’re hopping over from the Chronicles of Home, welcome to the DIY Playbook!! Here on the DIY Playbook, we are bright & merry, we are Chicago girls who are loving a pop of RED and a hint of nautical this season, we are super excited for the upcoming holiday…

blogger stylin home tour… And we are clearly over-JOY-ed that you have stopped by.

We hope Bridget’s holiday home tour provides you with a tiny bit of motivation to work with what you have & create a personalized space you love all without breaking the bank. You don’t always have to run out and buy new, making the most of what you have & adding a few pops of holiday charm can really go a long way. Thanks for stopping by… en-JOY!!

IMG_6904Painted Interior Door // DIY Pallet Sign

home tour Reclaimed Church Pew
Light Fixture Details // Dining Room Progress


striped blanket


Entryway // Built-in Shelves



Porthole Mirror
christmas tourunder treechristmas tree giftssparkling LightsDIY Christmas Lights
giftsholiday pillow


Floating Ornament Tutorial
dining roomhanging ornaments

Bar Cart // Dining Room Rug

christmas plant

ornamentsFraming Grandma’s Recipes


donutschristmasFull Office Tour


Chalkboard Tutorial

IMG_6904 Fall Home Tour // Regular House Tour // Casey’s Home Tour

Thank YOU for taking time out of your busy day to stop by, we hope you see you again soon! Another big thank you to Lindsay for hosting this holiday home tour series. Now, it’s time to send you on to the next amazing holiday home. Anneke at This, That & Life coastal home will not disappoint.

Happy Holidays,

bridget PS. Any questions on where we bought what?! I’ll be sharing a FULL source list of all of
our Christmas Decor Thursday.


·        Inspired by Charm
·        Bliss at Home
·        Thistlewood Farms
·        Charming in Charlotte
·        Number Fifty-Three
·        Julie Blanner
·        Cuckoo 4 Design
·        Eclectically Vintage


·        My Fabuless Life
·        Scout & Nimble
·        Primitive & Proper
·        Sand & Sisal
·        DecorChick
·        The Chronicles of Home
·        DIY Playbook  <– there’s us!!
·        This, That, & Life


·        Desert Domicile
·        Design Post Interiors
·        Southern Hospitality
·        In my own style
·        Retro Ranch Reno
·        Iron & Twine


·        Jones Design Company
·        Finding Home
·        Jen Rizzo
·        Home Stories A to Z
·        Dimples & Tangles
·        Simple Stylings
·        Run to rAdiance
·        The Thriftress


·        Inspired Room
·        Beneath my Heart
·        DIY Showoff
·        Just a Girl
·        Rain on a Tin Roof
·        Eleven Gables
·        Burlap and Lace
·        Eclectically Vintage


  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    I adore the colors you have decorated with. Everything looks so pretty! Merry Christmas!

  • Summer Hogan

    This is so beautiful you guys! I love the crisp whites and reads! I love the glitter ornaments and the joy sign! So many fun details and I love all the wrapping paper too!

  • Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno

    The blue and red is one of my favorite color combos for the holidays! Everything looks SO wonderful! Great job!

    • You are too sweet, thanks Gabbi! Merry Christmas!

  • Lindsay Lark Jackman

    Lovely, ladies! I love how red looks with your fresh, white and modern vibe! Thank you for joining in!

    • Thanks Lindsay! And thank YOU for organizing this bloghop… we are so inspired!!

  • such a fun and cheery space! i love the boots under the tree and the chalkboard!

  • Diana

    This looks awesome! So cozy and inviting without being over the top. I’m definitely trying to incorporate more red into my Christmas decor, to go with all the blue I already have. Inspiring!

    • Thanks so much Diana! Yes, red seems to work quite well with all of the blue.

  • Lovely Day

    So pretty! Where did you get the JOY sign? I love it!! Been looking for something like that for a while.

  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    I’m always blown away by your home tours. So many great ideas! I feel like we are still so swamped with painting projects and getting the little things done from moving in that I didn’t have much time to put into decorating this season. Hopefully next year will be a different story.

    At least we have a beautiful Christmas tree! 🙂 I’d love to take some more progress pics of our house, but we have such bad natural light in the kitchen and living spaces (where we’ve done most of our work so far) so I hesitate posting anything, haha.

    • We want to see!!!!!! Share share share Alysia. We’re sure it is gorgeous. Good luck with all of the painting projects. Remember it doesn’t become a home overnight, we’re always tweaking and changing things everyday…that’s what makes it fun!

  • Zan Turner

    I love it all girls.. You all make Chi-town people proud! I love the red with mixed in with the other colors. So beautiful!

  • Ohhh, I love your home! The red and aqua combo is beautiful. And I think we’re navy couch twins! Oh and I’m so envious of your chalkboard drawing skills – so talented!

  • Wait! How did I not know you guys were Chicago girls??!! I’m in the western subs. Anywho, the place looks great. It’s got such a fresh holiday vibe, not too overwhelming, just perfect!!

  • Jenna

    I love all the pops of red!! Such a fun and festive tour! Happy Holidays!

  • Jessica Nelson

    Love your house so much! Can I move in? Jk but where is your couch from?