WInter Home Tour 2017 view of sunroom

Winter Home Tour, 2017

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My winter home tour is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle Company.

You’ll see their pretty candles making an appearance throughout my home today. If only you could experience how amazing my house smells at the moment! This is my first time trying their products and I’m so impressed with the packaging and quality.

Winter Home Tour 2017 Blush Orchid and Plum Chesepeake Bay Candle
Alassis Blush Orchid & Plum

Winter Home Tour 2017

This snowy Monday started with a 6:11 a.m. phone call from the school. Snow day! The kids were so happy…and of course, they both went back to bed.

Our deck around 8 this morning…

Winter Home Tour 2017 Snow covered deck

So I took this time to snap a few photos of how my decorating has come together this winter…

On this inside, I’ve kept it pretty simple this year. We added drama last winter with “buck” who commands our sunroom. But now we’ve introduced lots of fur and plaid blankets. I feel like we’ve moved into a brand new house now that our flooring project is complete and I haven’t given much thought since then about updating our decor. Just little winter touches added here and there.

WInter Home Tour 2017 view of sunroom

The warmth from a beautiful candle is always the right touch…

Winter Home Tour 2017 Chesepeake Bay 3 Wick Candle
The Chesapeake Bay Candle Co. “Honeysuckle & Lily” 3 wick candle smells amazing. Learn more about it here.
Winter Home Tour 2017 view of dining area
If you look closely, you’ll see our new kitten, Max chasing his tail…we adopted him the week before Christmas and he hides a lot, so it’s really hard to snap a photo up close.

Winter Home Tour 2017 galvanized tin house

Winter Pinecone Printable Framed
Just a quick reminder that you can pick up your free pinecone watercolor printable by becoming a subscriber! It’s always fun to frame freebies as the seasons change. :)

I wish you could experience the amazing aromas from my new candles…I’ll take a good dose of aromatherapy anytime.

Winter Home Tour 2017 Fireplace Mantel

Learn more about the Alassis Verbena & Cedar 2 wick candle

Winter Home tour 2017

Since our bedroom has been a big focus this month, we’ve been spending a lot of time in here as a family enjoying movies. Our corner mantel in the bedroom is getting a lot of use these days…I’m still working on styling it, but the Lotus + White Tea candle from Chesapeake Bay adds just the touch of warmth that it needs.

Winter Home Tour Corner Fireplace with Candle


Alassis is an exquisite collection of home fragrances inspired by the sophisticated early Mediterranean civilizations, cultures, and gardens. The collection was created by Chesapeake Bay Candle co-founder and Creative Director Mei Xu in 2012.

From Mei’s native China to her adopted American home, fragrance has been a great passion and constant influence throughout her life. Since the early 1990s, Mei has traveled the world exploring art, culture, design and scent.

During her travels, Mei fell in love with the Mediterranean region with its vast quantity of sumptuous botanical fragrances and its rich history as the cradle of fragrance of early civilizations. Since ancient times, the power of scent has been thought of as mysterious, mystical, and sacred. Scents were used at rituals, for the power of healing and relaxation.


Chesapeake Bay Candle is a premium home fragrance brand owned by Pacific Trade International, the integrated global marketer of candles and home fragrance products co-founded by Mei Xu and David Wang.

Established in 1994, Chesapeake Bay Candle is synonymous with stylish design and nature-inspired fragrances. Drawing inspiration from Maryland’s idyllic shoreline, Chesapeake Bay Candle has provided scent, style, and ambiance to millions of families around the world for over 20 years.

The Chesapeake Bay Candle online store, opened in 2015, offers our most popular product collections including the Alassis Collection, The Heritage Collection, and the Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body Collection.

Thank you to Chesapeake Bay Candle Company for contributing to my “comforts of home” theme I’ve been following this January.

What simple touches are you adding to your winter decor this year?

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  1. It’s funny how you can live somewhere for twenty five years and never hear of something! Which is crazy since we use to lived pretty close to where their factory is in Glenn Burnie, and I’m a candle nut! So I guess I’m going to have to take a trip to Annapolis and check out this place! I’m sure my husband will be thrilled! (Cough, cough).
    Still loving your new floors! I really want and need to redo ours in several areas of our house. Builders had no clue what they were doing so we are slowly having to redo things. I love the look of your Pergo. I was worried though about how well they would hold up. We had Pergo in our first home and it wasn’t as scratch and chip proof as it said it was. But that was 14 yrs ago so I’m sure they’ve made things better by now. Wondered how yours if faring?

    1. Hi Kim! So far it’s holding up really well! We are so happy with it! I think Pergo has come a long way.

  2. Hey Jeanette! Your home is so lovely and I especially like the way you have decorated it is highly creative and amazing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. Totally adored everything about your home xx
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  3. Absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to duplicate that space in that first image. What color gray did you use on the wall?

    1. Jeanette, DIY & Decorating Blogger says:

      Thanks so much! The wall color is Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore. :)