Holiday Housewalk 2013~ya’ll c’mon in!


Paoge Knudsen


merry christmas everyone!!

i’m so tickled that you’re here! it’s been a huge honor to be part of Jen Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk the last few years. if you’d like to start from the very beginning, please join in right here. there are over 30 homes this year so you’re in for a real treat!

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if you’ve just dropped in after visiting jen’s beautiful home, city farmhouse, welcome!

if this is your first time visit to our home, allow me to introduce myself. my name is paige & i’m married to dan. we have a sweet love story but that’s for another day. our home, just outside of atlanta,  is full of four teenage girls & a very sweet, old-soul golden retriever named brinkley. savannah is our sorority girl in her third year at UGA ( go dawgs). madison is currently dual enrolling as a highschool senior and loving working at anthropologie. emily is our very outgoing 17 yearold who has never met a stranger. and finally, no longer “the baby”, caroline is in middle school and looking more & more like a teenager everyday.

a couple years ago i began what i lovingly refer to as operation simplify. while our home was full of things that were sentimental and lovely to me, it was, well, full.  i began to long for simpler, clutter free and yet still beautiful spaces. each holiday season i feel i decorate with just a little bit less. while i love a shop busting at the seems with visual delights, i just can’t live in it.

i’ve yet to wrap gifts because…shhhhh….i have yet to buy them! but i love to wrap them & make each one a little piece of art.  i have a couple diy things & tips i’d love to share throughout the month, so please swing back by. i’ll also share details & sources in a  later post as well.

if you’d like to peek at last year’s home, you may do so here

for now, c’mon in~

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back porch

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thank you so much for walking through our home.

while the primitive dough bowls and vintage ornaments are very special to me… and while i love to dress a table for a festive occasion and glitter candles & enjoy mercury glass… the gift we all have been given is the gift of a king. he came to us in a dirty stable in a town that had no room for him. the world awaited a mighty valiant warrior, not a baby that smelled wonderful and had soft cottony skin. born to a virgin teenager and a carpenter only recently wed. quite scandalous & yet the perfect plan of an all knowing god. laying in a feeding trough. a holy king. where dirt and manure lay not far from him. but he came. he came in the form of a baby…

What kind of King would leave His throne
In Heaven to make this earth His home?
While men seek fame and great renown
In lowliness our King comes down

What kind of King would come so small
From glory to a humble stall?
That dirty manger is my heart too
I’ll make it a royal throne for You

Jesus,  precious one
How we thank You that You’ve come

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alright my friends, enjoy your next visit  at stop #24, heather at the picket fence

you’re in for a real treat!

have yourself a merry little christmas!!

At the picket fence heather 24

December 5, 2013 - 7:23 am

tara - Friend….I LOVE every detail.

your bottle brush trees, your cotton, your dining room table!!!!, your Oh Happy Day print, your nativity, your hot cocoa station….LOVE.

your home is beautiful….your heart is gold. 🙂

December 5, 2013 - 8:21 am

Erin @ Blue-Eyed Brid - Paige! Every little detail is so beautiful and so thoughtful. I know that home of yours is bursting with love and gratitude. And Brinkley…there just aren’t enough words to tell you how much I love him! 😉

December 5, 2013 - 8:29 am

Hannah - oh my! your house is so beautiful…but just stunning at christmas. i love love love all the white and rustic elements. perfection! i find myself putting up less and less every year…only the things i really love…that make me smile when i look at them! 🙂

December 5, 2013 - 8:39 am

Stacey Thacker - So pretty. It makes me think of “Silent Night” with the white and gold accents. Which is too funny with 4 girls in the house. I know this because I have 4 girls too (4-14) and our house is NEVER silent. I also have lots of white and people always comment on it. I think I love a calmer backdrop because my girls are the color – the vibrance of our home!

But, this year, for Christmas I was really drawn to red and adding pops of it here and there. Looks great with the white!

Blessings to you and yours this Christmas!


P.S. I really wanted to meet you at Allume, but missed the chance!

December 5, 2013 - 8:46 am

Courtney - Stunning!

December 5, 2013 - 8:47 am

Tracy - It’s perfect Paige! Simple, elegant & loved. I adore you, merry Christmas!!

December 5, 2013 - 8:50 am

Jody - Absolutely beautiful!

December 5, 2013 - 8:58 am

Jackie @ Roots & Wings - Beautiful, from beginning to end.

December 5, 2013 - 9:00 am

Sally - Your home looks beautiful Paige! I love your collection of votive cups. They make a great vignette! Love the “tree slice” platter that they’re on! ~Sally

December 5, 2013 - 9:02 am

Sally - In looking closer, I probably described that “tray” really WRONG. It’s really special and unique!!! =D

December 5, 2013 - 9:07 am

patty - simply beautiful!

December 5, 2013 - 9:17 am

Julie@jam-n-jilly - Awwwwww! Your home is so calm. I want that for my home this year. Especially trying to get through my hubby’s last year in school to become a nurse practioner. I need all the calm I can get:) I love your home, I love your thinking, I love you:) thanks for sharing!

December 5, 2013 - 9:22 am

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December 5, 2013 - 9:36 am

Laurie - Love it…simple, fresh, and pops of color! Where did you get the wreaths hung in the windows in the your family room?

December 5, 2013 - 9:45 am

Heather - Seriously Page! Swooning over every detail! From the porch to your precious words at the end of your post, every thing is just so lovely! I was getting so stressed about my tour and yesterday God laid on the conviction that nothing will ever be perfect in this world, the only perfection is our Savior and what he did for us by coming down and dwelling in the flesh among us! Thank you for that reminder again today. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas!


December 5, 2013 - 9:53 am

Lucy - What can I possible write that describes how much I LOVE your home. I feel like every little corner just gets better and better. But even though everything looks stunning, I am mostly touched by your words at the end of this post. It was so easy for me to lose touch of the reasons why we decorate our home in the first place and I was gently reminded by the Lord that all the material things, though beautiful to the eye, don’t really matter to him….THANK YOU for this magnificent tour…xoxo

December 5, 2013 - 9:58 am

Michelle Whitaker - Your home looks like a peaceful winter wonderland. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing.

December 5, 2013 - 10:02 am

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December 5, 2013 - 10:08 am

Kim - Beautiful home and I love the simplicity of the Christmas decor. I have done much less, too. I also live outside Atlanta.

December 5, 2013 - 10:21 am

D'Nese - What I really want to know is what time is dinner cause I’m coming over?! HAHAHAHAH!

OH my. Every single detail. I really can’t be anymore in love with a house. Beautiful. Just beautiful. Very classy. Just perfect. So cozy, ultimate perfection.

Do you have a spare room for my family and I? HAHA!

December 5, 2013 - 10:34 am

Lissa - Beautiful as always Paige. You’re very gifted in so many ways! I wanted to buy Emma the same dress yesterday that Caroline is wearing but they only had tiny sizes left. We have such similar taste!!

December 5, 2013 - 10:34 am

Mrs.B - LOVE this…especially the end. THE REASON for all this decorating and celebrating! 🙂 Where did you find the nativity? That’s awesome!

December 5, 2013 - 10:48 am

Laura @ Finding Home - So beautiful! Simple, yes. But simply beautiful. And now I know I need to start collecting colorful bottle brush trees – love those! Merry Christmas!

December 5, 2013 - 11:02 am

julie ~ eab designs - Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed a peek inside your home at Christmastime! Everything is so lovely and I appreciate all of the charming details… none of which escaped unnoticed. Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed Christmas!

December 5, 2013 - 11:04 am

amy @ fig milkshakes - One classy pad you got there! I really enjoyed this.

Thank you for thinking to remember Jesus with us!

December 5, 2013 - 11:11 am

linda - Oh Paige, how absolutely beautiful!! Love the neutral palette this year, and like Tara, I love.every.single.detail. Your home is so very calming and peaceful. Blessings to you this Christmas..

December 5, 2013 - 11:12 am

Jennifer Rizzo - Paige thank you so much for sharing your home. It’s just beautiful! I am so glad you are a part of the tour!I love every touch you’ve added and how pretty everything is!!!

December 5, 2013 - 11:20 am

Vanessa - Oh wow! I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee looking at the photos of your beautiful…no GORGEOUS…home and feeling like I just went on a mini-vacation. 😉 Truly it is so, so serene and lovely but I think my most favorite part of the entire tour was the last bit to which I say AMEN!

December 5, 2013 - 11:38 am

Melissa - LOVE those sparkly blocks of wood that you are using as chargers. Where did you purchase them? Or did you make them? How neat.

December 5, 2013 - 11:39 am

Kelly @ View Along the Way - Absolutely beautiful, Paige! (I didn’t realize we were neighbors! We’re also UGA grads living right outside of Atlanta.) I loved all your beautiful details, especially that stunning tablescape! Merry Christmas!

December 5, 2013 - 11:43 am

Lynn - Love how you decorated your home for the holidays. Your photos are beautiful!!
What an adorable picture of Brinkley at the end!!
Happy Holidays!!

December 5, 2013 - 11:50 am

Laurie - Simply stunning! I love your home and the way you tied up your tour at the end was just beautiful…Merry Christmas!

December 5, 2013 - 11:50 am

Shari - Paige, your home is so peaceful and beautiful! I want to come over and lay on the floor with Brinkley and just hang out with the girls! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

December 5, 2013 - 11:57 am

jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof - Ok seriously, you are like one of my new found finds that I am so excited about!!! 🙂 I LOVE your home and your photography is beautiful. Your dog and Christmas table are my faves!!

December 5, 2013 - 12:07 pm

South Shore Mommy - Hello Paige,

Love it! Thank you for sharing.


December 5, 2013 - 12:15 pm

JuliaW - So beautiful, and exemplifying the heart of what really matters! Thanks for sharing your stunning home with us.

December 5, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Jill - Perfection. Simply perfect. I find myself virtually walking through every room in awe. I love it all! When I’m ever in your area, I need a real home tour, lady! Favorite house ever!

December 5, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Susan - Just stunning….love it! My favs are the pics of Brinkley in the background. Precious!! And, thank you for the beautiful reminder of the first Christmas. Holding onto that thought today.

December 5, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Jeanne - Beautiful home! Love your simple style.

December 5, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Melissa @ The Inspired Room - Amazingly beautiful, as always. Sigh. Love every bit!!!

December 5, 2013 - 1:31 pm

chrissi - your home is lovely. stunning really. between the holiday shots and sweet brinkley it is perfect, but you stole my heart with the gentle reminder about that first christmas. thank you♥

December 5, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Barbara - Paige, your home is lovely as always. I was wondering where you found your reclaimed wood frames that I spied everywhere.

December 5, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Andrea - Paige, your home and spirit is so beautiful. Your love for your 5 children is inspiring (yes, Brinkley included).
I’ve often wondered what your home was like before your simplification. I’m going to have to search your blog to see if there are any pictures of it.

December 5, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Natalie - Beautiful! You have a beautiful home but an even more wonderful heart! Thanks so much for sharing!

December 5, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Ella - Paige,
Your home looks beautiful. I love the tree branch centerpiece & your back porch.
I see Madison’s surprise craft is those wood chargers with gold paint accents! LOVE them!
btw, Savannah is no longer a teenager.

December 5, 2013 - 4:05 pm

kristen - Oh, Paige, it’s just lovely. Can you tell us how you made that tall branch center piece? And also, where did you find that slice of wood that is holding all those colorful votives in the kitchen. I must know! Love! 🙂

December 5, 2013 - 4:28 pm

katelyn - – simply beautiful –

December 5, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Heidi @ Decor & More - Simple and lovely, Paige – love that there’s room to breathe. 🙂 Blessings for a lovely Christmas with your sweet family.
Xo Heidi

December 5, 2013 - 7:07 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - Oh Paige… I loved every INCH of it! You always leave me wishing for more photos to look at. Well done my friend.

December 5, 2013 - 9:04 pm

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December 5, 2013 - 9:05 pm

D - Stunning! Do you have a tutorial for the sparkly monogram? I’d love to try it out! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

December 5, 2013 - 10:12 pm

laura - I absolutely adore your house. I’m stealing ideas for my own home and trying to figure out how to make the ginormous Holy Night picture. GORGEOUS!

December 5, 2013 - 10:40 pm

Destiny - Simple, but purposeful and oh-so-very-beautiful… Lovely!

December 5, 2013 - 10:47 pm

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living - Your home is always a treat for the eyes! Loved your tour last year … and love it again this year! Always one of my favorites!

December 5, 2013 - 11:36 pm

LLH Designs - SO much to love here, but I’ll tell you two things I love that have nothing to do with the beautiful decor: (1) I love the words to “Manger Throne.” So much that I printed the lyrics on my Christmas card years ago. (2) I haven’t bought a single Christmas present yet either. Glad I’m not alone. (3) I love who you are. xoxo!

December 5, 2013 - 11:52 pm

Sandy Jacobson - Nothin but love in that home of yours . . . down to those beautiful daughters. Every room looks so pretty. Love all the detail too :O) Blessings and enjoy this beautiful season!

December 6, 2013 - 12:47 am

Karen Watson - Wow! What an amazing home you have! Everything is so lovely and artfully displayed! I don’t know what those stick things are on your dining table, but I want them!! Gorgeous tour!

December 6, 2013 - 3:08 am

Sophie - Love,love,love,loooovvveee!!! It’s so beautiful, please come and decorate my home!!!!!
Where did you get that awesome chalkboard print and the Silent Night ???
Thanks for sharing, amazing photos!!!!

December 6, 2013 - 9:00 am

Kerri - Paige you have the perfect southern. Charm and hospitality as always! I love the gold accents and I am smitten with your table setting once again this year! The chevron placemats, reindeer napkins and chalkboard ring holders , I love it all! I had a certain 4 and 6 year old decorate my tree this year without any help from mom and dad! They were so eager to do it the day after Thanksgiving! Thank you for opening your home to us once again this year! Xoxo

December 6, 2013 - 10:49 am

Beth@HomeStoriesAtoZ - Everything is stunning. Absolutely love your stick centerpiece. It’s ingenious! Gorgeous inspiration.

December 6, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Becky @Farmgirl Paints - It’s all so gorgeous Paige. Seriously magazine worthy!!!

December 6, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Molly - Your home is just perfect! I love a white palette! Your beautiful things just pop! Can I ask where you got your glass lamp on your hutch? Merry Christmas!

December 6, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Pam Duffel - Of all the houses, yours is my favorite! I love what you wrote at the end. You are precious and so is your sweet family. We are sisters in Christ!! Merry Christmas and may God bless you and yours today.

December 6, 2013 - 2:00 pm
December 6, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Friday Favorites…A Holiday Home Tour Round-up! » Between You & Me - […] digging candles in votives this year, and Paige schooled me on how to do it beautifully. Her ENTIRE house makes me drool. And who doesn’t […]

December 6, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Adrienne Myers - Your home stopped me in my tracks on the Holiday Tour. It’s beautiful! I’m curious what that creamy white color is that’s on your walls? I’m totally stuck choosing a white that is not too yellow! Again, thank you for sharing your home with us!

December 6, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Mimi - Paige, your home looks beautiful all gussied up for Christmas. Wishing you a blessed holiday! Thanks for sharing.

December 6, 2013 - 7:46 pm

Jennifer - Dear Lillie - Oh my goodness! Absolutely perfect. I love every single detail. So simple and so elegant and beautiful. What a lovely home and what beautiful photography.

December 6, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Caroline - Is it weird that I want to pin every single one of your photos? 😉 Really, your home is perfectly gorgeous. I love you simple and clean style. Thanks for the inspiration! I can’t wait to get started on my house! Happy Holidays!

December 6, 2013 - 10:52 pm

Melanie - Your house is absolutely stunning.

December 7, 2013 - 4:13 am

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December 7, 2013 - 9:53 am

Bev - Paige,you are so gifted it shows all through your lovely home. I love to see the way you wrap the girls gifts each year. I have gotten to many creative ideas from your. Have a beautiful and peaceful Christmas 🙂

December 7, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle - BEAUTIFUL! This is the year that I simplify my decor as well! LOVE the wooden bowl full of ornaments! And, it looks like our goldens are kindred spirits…loving a nap while I work 🙂 Life to the full! Melissa

December 7, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Judy Hunt - PAIGE, what a blessing you are. Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem. Would it be permissible to use it. I think I have an idea for the perfect gift. Judy

December 7, 2013 - 10:50 pm

Ileana Keltz - I love your beautiful home and your philosophy on decorating. I am definitely a less is more kind of gal. Your house is gorgeous!! I love the dark wood floors(which I also have throughout my home) and your furniture. So peaceful and relaxing. Thanks for inviting us in to take a peek.

December 7, 2013 - 11:52 pm

The Style Sisters - Love your gorgeous home and all the beautiful Christmas decorations …so pretty! I have floors similar to yours…what do you use to keep them clean? Mine are hard to keep clean especially with wet shoes from the snow 🙁 let me know what you use…if you would.

December 8, 2013 - 12:15 am

Sandy - What a beautifully simply decorated home! I love every detail. Yes, we much remember the reason for the season. I adore your beautiful “old soul” golden retriever. You really captured his essence with your photography. Your daughter is beautiful too.

December 8, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage - Truly magical Your table is amazing – the perfect place for a candlelit party.

December 9, 2013 - 8:48 am

white paper packages all tied up with tinsel » simple thoughts from Paige Knudsen Photography - […] off i just want to thank you! thank you for dropping in during the Holiday House Walk and leaving so many sweet & encouraging comments. sometimes doing a “hey. come look at my […]

December 9, 2013 - 6:43 pm

Kristina - Paige,
What an amazing job you have done! Love all of the white and gold! I must ask where you got the “He is with us” print in your kitchen from? I absolutely need this for my own home. Without question it’s my favorite promise of His in the entire Bible. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

December 10, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Susan W - Amen!

December 10, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Kendra - Your home is beautiful and would put any one in a festive, relaxed mood! I must know where you got the twig garland draped across the mirror in your master!

December 13, 2013 - 12:21 pm

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December 15, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Donna - Everything is so lovely. Just perfect! Love all of your decorating.

December 16, 2013 - 8:45 pm

Rachel - Agree with you…as I’ve gotten a little older I find I like a simpler, less cluttered look. Still love the stuff just don’t use it all at once….change it out for a fresh look. Your Christmas decor is just perfect! That is one gorgeous Golden…we have 2 rescues.

December 17, 2013 - 9:52 am

Tiffany - Well done. Love what you did with the mercury candle holders, they are so simple and pretty and add just the right amount of color.

December 17, 2013 - 11:40 pm

Martha - Friend, your home is so pretty!! Since I’ve gotten older, I tend to like the “less is more” look, too. You decorate in a very cozy, elegant look. I love it—especially with your home being decorated for The Christmas holidays. Everything is just gorgeous! Merry Christmas & God bless you and your family.

December 19, 2013 - 1:15 am

Donna - Could you please share where all of your beautiful lamps are from? Love the glass one, the silver ones, and the sparkly one .I now want to collect bottle brush trees and vintage ornaments. Love the picture frames. I looked on Sugar Boo to find the carved thing holding your candles but couldn’t find it. Did you mention where you found your dining room table? Thanks again.

December 22, 2013 - 12:44 pm
December 31, 2013 - 11:26 pm

Debra Livingston - love the whole house great in white. love decorations etc

January 2, 2014 - 9:28 pm

Donna - Would you mind sharing where you found the cute red lanterns that you used previously? Your house looks incredible,

November 14, 2014 - 9:41 am

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December 16, 2014 - 9:42 am

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March 23, 2015 - 11:48 am

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November 28, 2015 - 7:54 am

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December 2, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Whitney Shortt - Just came across your blog through Pinterest and love it!! This tour is so beautiful!!!

December 18, 2015 - 1:56 pm

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