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I love a feeling of unrefined age and warmth in a house, which I translate as rustic.  This home is a slightly different take on

What goes around definitely comes around in both fashion and in home style.  If you would have asked me 5 years ago if I'd be

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 I hope you all had an amazing holiday!  We're back in action to bring you the best in home decor and DIY over here at

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I promised I’d show the outside of my house and how my holiday decor theme stretched its way to the exterior.  The winter whites, gold, and brown continue outside through the use of pinecones, ribbon, burlap and a couple of trusty bronze planters.

It is easy to switch out color schemes from the previous year by purchasing plain greenery and updating the ribbons and sprig wreath accents.  Those little picks from the craft store are just about a dollar a piece and will be a lot more versatile than a buying specifically colored wreaths and greens.

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Adding burlap to the mix is a bit more rustic than I went indoors, but the burlap isn’t going to disintegrate as much in the winter weather.  I kept the pretty metallic bows in just two small hits atop my mini Christmas trees which flank the door.

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I know many of you have seen this rug before.  If you've been around House of Earnest for a while, you've even seen it in

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You know how I love a good neutral palette in a home, and combine that with global influences, but still a trace of the traditional