Christmas Home tour in Oregon

Good morning!

I’m Shari from Turnstyle Vogue and I’m excited to welcome you into my home for Christmas.

I live in Oregon – the great Pacific Northwest – surrounded by mountains and rivers, but only minutes from restaurants, shopping, vineyards and our favorite college football stadium. We designed and built this house about four years ago in the middle of a filbert orchard on over 20 acres. It is a lot of work, but it is worth it. We even had my daughter’s wedding and reception here!

Snowy House

Welcome to my home! C’mon in!

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We’ll start the tour with a peek at the stairs leading up to the balcony, but we will head up there in a few minutes. For now, let me show you the downstairs.

Foyer & Stairs

Each year, guests are welcomed by this nativity scene in the foyer.

Nativity Scene

Off of the foyer is our den. This is where I go to for peace and quiet. It is decorated very simply with just a small tree and pine cone accents.

Warning: You will see that I use pine cones a lot!

You may notice that most of my books on my shelves are turned backwards. My daughters both laughed at me, but when decorating for Christmas, it was one way to keep the backdrop behind the tree less distracting.

 

Den

Our foyer takes you into our main living area – the great room.

This is one of our favorite places to gather as a family.

Yes…that tree is TALL. 16 feet to be exact. There is a story behind that tree!

Great Room For Christmas (2)

 

Great Room For Christmas (4)

 

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I designed the kitchen to be user friendly for many people at one time. I have a big family and this kitchen gets used a lot!

Kitchen

I have many favorites in this room, but the 8 foot island, big refrigerator and beverage center are probably at the top of my list.

There are a few touches of Christmas in here, but for the most part, I keep it minimal.

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We made sure you can see the orchard from every room in the house.

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Our breakfast nook is part of the kitchen and also project central. Smile

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The kitchen takes you towards the back of the house…

through the mudroom…

Mudroom

…past the utility room and 1/2 bath to the back door.

Which is where all of our family and friends enter of course!

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Also on the main floor, is the master bedroom.

We have great views of the orchard and access to the back patio.

When designing the house, we kept the size of this bedroom smaller than most master suites.

Master Bedroom

 

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The “luxe lodge” feel is continued throughout the master bathroom as well with the use of walnut and natural stone.

You may also notice the small river rock accent embedded in the stone floor. That was my way of making it look as thought there was an area rug in there – without the rug of course!

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Master Bathroom

Time to head upstairs!

We’ll head back out through the foyer…

Foyer

…and make a quick stop at the dining room first.

Yes – it is dark. I always wanted a chocolate brown dining room but was not intending on having the dining room furniture I have now, so the wall color will be changing soon.

We are going to lighten things up a bit and give it some contrast.

My favorite thing in this room is my glass display case above the buffet. My husband made that for me using an old window that we found on our property (from the original homestead in the early 1900’s.)

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Christmas Decor

Once you reach the top of the stairs, you can get another view of the orchard from the balcony.

Christmas Balcony

This is where Joey likes to camp out with a pillow and blanket sometimes and watch tv.

Silly kid!

Snowy view

Snowy views are the absolute best!

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We won’t be seeing the kids’ bedrooms or Joey’s bathroom today, but I will show you the girls’ bathroom which is also used for guests.

It was done in a basic black, white and gray scheme at their request.

Christmas Bathroom

Down the hall is our movie/bonus room. The kids use this room a lot, but we like to watch movies as a family up here too.

Tonight it will be double feature night since everyone is home for Christmas!

This room also has a little kitchenette with a refrigerator, sink and dishwasher for mini-parties.

Movie Room

Have you noticed our dog, Scout, in the pictures? He is my little sidekick and follows me everywhere.

He recognizes a camera and will sneak into the pictures at the last minute.

He is also a beagle and just like another famous beagle – Snoopy – he likes to be up high on things.

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Well, that is it. Thanks so much for stopping by – and a big thank you to Debbie for inviting me to share my Oregon home with you. You will be hard-pressed to find someone as gracious and supportive as Debbie! She is the best!

Christmas House

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and may the new year bring many blessings.

My thoughts and prayers remain with Newtown. My Christmas wish is that they find peace – if only for a moment – this Christmas. Please keep them in your thoughts and don’t forget to hug your child and cherish the time you have with them this holiday.

Merry Christmas!

 

Thank you Shari for having us over today to your gorgeous Home! It was so nice to see the complete tour! If my friends and readers do not know Shari,hop on over and say hello!

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Comments

    • Vickie your No. Calif. neighbor says

      Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home. Love all your antique pieces and the way you have decorated your home to be so comfortable. Appreciate your blog.

  1. says

    What a beautiful home. I love how you can see the orchard from most places inside. Wonderful job on designing a house that works so well for the family. Just lovely!!! xo Diana

  2. Lisa says

    Gorgeous home you have.I love all of the timber and stone work.It is rustic and warm and homely while still being luxurious.God Bless Lisa

  3. says

    This is an absolutely stunning home! Shari has done a wonderful job making it warm and inviting. I love all the views! And that cutie, Scout has stolen my heart!

    XO,
    Jane

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