Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

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I am thrilled to share with you our plans for decorating the Waco kitchen for Christmas. It was a bit of a challenge but I love it.

Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

I am so excited to share the recently added holiday decor in our Waco Airbnb. You know how much I love decorating the Waco kitchen for Christmas and this year I did it from 1500 miles away!

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I wasn’t able to travel to Waco this season so I enlisted help from my house manager Kelly, and together (via my phone and facetime) we decorated the house and kitchen. Since the kitchen is mostly white, it is easy to add some red and green to the kitchen and get a nice pop of color.

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The wreaths are from JOANN. I bought them last year and knew I wanted to use them again. I also have them in our home here in California. That’s how much I love them!

Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

The entire left side of our Waco Airbnb is open from the front to the back of the house. It starts with the living room, then moves into the dining room, and then ends in the kitchen (which is along the backside of our home). It’s quite spacious and I love it.

Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

There are so many things I love about this kitchen that I don’t even know where to begin. We partnered with a lot of brands for the remodel and this kitchen wouldn’t have been possible without their help.

Semihandmade – kitchen cabinet fronts with IKEA bases.

Zline Appliances – Range, range hood, and dishwasher

Bed, Bath & Beyond – All of the furnishings and small appliances for the kitchen.

Hanstone Quartz – Countertops

Hudson Valley Lighting – Hanging pendants over the island

Elkay – Farmhouse kitchen sink and faucet

Ruggable – Kitchen rug (it’s washable)

I bought the kitchen island (and pantry cabinet) at the Round Top Antique Fair. The island is the original paint color but I did replace the top with a standard butcher block piece I found at a hardware store.

Paint color- Benjamin Moore Simply White

I love the location and proximity of the kitchen and dining room. It’s the perfect set up for entertaining and family dinners.

Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

The Merry and Bright and the Flower Market signs are both from Oh Sweet Skye.

Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

Everything we used for decorating the Waco kitchen for Christmas is from JOANN. The decor is simple because our home is an Airbnb and it can’t be too cluttered!

Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

If you are curious, the floors and ceilings are original to the house. We did add on to the back but I was fortunate to find more vintage flooring and ceiling floorboards that matched what we already had!

We added the shiplap which was just plain wood boards with lots of knots and flaws. That makes the best and most authentic flooring!

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I love the island so much. As I mentioned, I bought it at the Round Top Vintage Antiques Fair and the color is so unique. Depending on the light it looks either grey, aqua, or sage green!

Decorating the Waco Kitchen for Christmas

I love the upper shelving in the kitchen. The green vintage bottles add some holiday flair and the open shelving works perfectly for an Airbnb.

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I hope you can tell how much fun we had decorating the kitchen for Christmas. Isn’t it good to know you can decorate your home even when you are fifteen hundred miles away?

Oh my. What a year it has been.

Decorating the House for Christmas

Pin the image below to your Craft or Christmas decor boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

Decorating the Waco Airbnb for Christmas

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  1. Hi Bobbi Jo,

    Thank you so much for sharing your home. It is beautiful. I wanted to ask you a question about the wood top on the island. I like that it looks natural and was wondering what do you put on top of it to protect is from stains?

    If you could let me know , I would appreciate it. Wishing you Christmas Blessings.

  2. I just started following you! I’m usually a classic traditional decorator and not farmhouse but your style is so warm and inviting! Is this kitchen similar to your 100 yr old home?

  3. Looks like Kelly has some photography skills, too! This looks great ~ it’s *just right* ~ not cluttered at all. You continue to be so very clever, Leslie! Really enjoyed all the recent project videos, too … thanks for generously sharing your ideas and how-to’s!

  4. So lovely Leslie! You inspire me with all that you do. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to you & yours.

  5. Wow, this kitchen is soooo beautiful! We are looking to remodel our outdated kitchen in the next few months. We are just debating on a few things, like if we need a dumpster rental, what style of kitchen we would like, and what colors, etc. This post is inspirational and we will be using some of these ideas!

    1. Hi Quincy! How exciting! It can be a process but such a fun one and of course the finished product is the best part. So, so happy the blog is giving you inspo! ♥️

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