Things have been a bit bananas lately. Despite all of the craziness that comes with the holidays and the end of the year, we finally got around to decorating the tree and making our home cheery and bright.

Let’s start of this post by talking about my new inspiration for the color palate in this room – my new pillows from Crate and Barrel. I have literally spent hours trying to figure out what I wanted to do with this room. But I saw the pillows on sale a few weeks ago and I was hooked. It’s a nice combination of purple, green, gray, and orange. They make me quite happy.

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And another new addition to the house is a little writing desk that I got last week. The local consignment store was closing and was offering 20% off. Score!

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So this lovely desk was about $100 and it fits perfectly on the wall opposite the front door.

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How cute?!?

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I am absolutely loving how massive this tree is. It was a hoot to get it into my little Jetta to bring it home. And we went with a multi-colored scheme this year – blue, red, green, orange, and silver.

So that is what our living room is looking like for the Holiday. Everyone ready for Santa?