Tour This Equestrian-Themed Farmhouse Decked Out With Christmas Decor

See how designer Kerrie Kelly blends equestrian-themed accents with classic Christmas decor in this home located in the historical Fabulous 40s neighborhood in Sacramento, Calif.

I love a beautiful home any time of the year, but you know what I love even more? A beautiful home decked out with holiday decor or Christmas lights. And I've got a gem of a beautiful home bedecked with decor today.

White Country Christmas: Farmhouse Living Room

White Country Christmas: Farmhouse Living Room

This holiday season, celebrate time-honored luxury and classic, refined decor with a sophisticated equestrian aesthetic. A foundation of neutrals makes room for festive layers of checks, plaids and stripes––the staples of a country Christmas.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

Designer Kerrie Kelly worked with the owners of a home located in the historic Fabulous 40s neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif. to capture their love of riding horses in their everyday decor. On top of that, she and her team at Kerrie Kelly Design Lab added classic, elegant Christmas accents to celebrate the season.

Simple and Refined Holiday Table Setting

Simple and Refined Holiday Table Setting

The dining room's refined aesthetic calls for a simple table setting consisting of metallic charger plates, two-toned napkins and a basket of holiday greenery.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

The nod to equestrian is tucked into the most unexpected places — a horse bit buckle accent on a pillow; a horseshoe trimming the back of a dining chair. "It is inspired by their family traditions, new and old, and the equestrian elements played well with the historic architecture of the home," Kerrie says of the decor.

Country Living Room With Bunting Decor

Country Living Room With Bunting Decor

A simple string of bunting is a festive addition to this relaxed living room. Caramel-colored leather chairs and striped pillows polish off the casual, country-inspired living space.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

The Christmas decor is introduced in subtle ways that makes it feel like a permanent part of the design. Red pillows adorn every armchair and couch. Roses and evergreen branches relate to the earthy, rustic nature of the hardwood floors. 

Country Chic Garland With Feathers & Ribbon

Country Chic Garland With Feathers & Ribbon

Feathers and leafy fronds add dimension to the holiday garland, while glistening red ornaments add shape and color. A horse's bridle is looped through the garland, a nod to the family's beloved pastime.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

The decor theme is carried upstairs thanks to an elegant greenery garland trimmed with ribbon, feathers and an English riding rein. 

Festive Throw Pillows Dress Up Bedding

Festive Throw Pillows Dress Up Bedding

In the bedroom, festive plaid pillows stand in for the shams. The neutral bedding gets a dose of holiday cheer with the addition of a bright red throw and a graphic "Jingle" pillow.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

The Christmas decor is carried into the bedrooms of the home with accents that are easily switched in and out for the seasons such as classic red plaid European shams, a red blanket and a "jingle" throw pillow.

Charming Holiday Decor in Bathroom

Charming Holiday Decor in Bathroom

Decorative hand towels and fresh-cut greenery are all that's needed to spruce up the bathroom for the holidays.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

Even the bathroom gets the treatment with the red roses and greenery seen throughout the home and a set of Christmas-themed hand towels.

Equestrian Details in Farmhouse Sitting Room

Equestrian Details in Farmhouse Sitting Room

Woven together with hints of menswear, riding helmets, trophies and vintage books, this home not only tells the story of the family who resides here but also provides personality and sophistication for the holidays.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

Taking a theme into account when decorating for the holidays can be tricky when you're trying to keep the look classic. "We suggest sticking to one centralized theme throughout the home and incorporating two to three colors to create your holiday palette," Kerrie says. "By keeping the theme simple and cohesive, the Christmas elements will really shine through."

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Country Christmas Living Room With Plaid Stockings

Hues of saddle brown, deep wine and waxy green create a rich and inviting atmosphere in this beautiful farmhouse living room.

White Country Christmas: Farmhouse Living Room

This country Christmas living room uses a foundation of neutrals accented by checks, plaids and stripes as well as assorted equestrian-themed decor.

Simple and Refined Holiday Table Setting

The dining room's refined aesthetic calls for a simple table setting consisting of metallic charger plates, two-toned napkins and a basket of holiday greenery.

Holiday Greenery Adorns Chair Backs

The classic Windsor chairs are adorned with greenery and horseshoes, a simple but elegant detail in the dining room.

Traditional Kitchen Island Serves as Wintry Buffet

The open plan kitchen makes entertaining a breeze, especially when the kitchen island serves as a buffet for snacks and desserts. The pinecone garland, crock of feathers and scattered greenery set the tone for a wintry celebration.

Country Living Room With Bunting Decor

A simple string of bunting is a festive addition to this relaxed living room. Caramel-colored leather chairs and striped pillows polish off the casual, country-inspired living space.

Vintage Bar Cart on Wide Plank Floors

From the wide plank wood floors, to the walls dressed in white and beadboard, a soothing sanctuary is created for this winter and beyond. No matter the season, a vintage bar cart remains well-stocked for entertaining.

Equestrian Details in Farmhouse Sitting Room

With displays of riding helmets, trophies and vintage books, this home not only tells the story of the family that resides here but also provides personality and sophistication for the holidays.

Centerpiece With Magnolia Leaves & Twigs

An artful arrangement of seasonal greenery is a refreshing addition to the sitting room.

Country Chic Garland With Feathers & Ribbon

Feathers and leafy fronds add dimension to the holiday garland, while glistening red ornaments add shape and color. A horse's bridle is looped through the garland, a nod to the family's beloved pastime.

Festive Throw Pillows Dress Up Bedding

In the bedroom, festive plaid pillows stand in for the shams. The neutral bedding gets a dose of holiday cheer with the addition of a bright red throw and a graphic "Jingle" pillow.

Charming Holiday Decor in Bathroom

Decorative hand towels and fresh-cut greenery are all that's needed to spruce up the bathroom for the holidays.

Farmhouse Foyer With Built-In Bench

The home is full of character and thoroughbred details, including this paneled foyer nook with a built-in bench. The story of the equestrian family who resides here is all in the details.

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