The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear
— Buddy the Elf

If there is one thing Holland House loves it is Christmas, the season of giving. This holiday season we were lucky enough to give our clients beautiful spaces to enjoy with family and friends.

A kitchen can be described as many things including the baking station and meal prep space, but to Holland House’s Courtney it is much more. “The kitchen is the central gathering place in a home. A place to share stories, fuel your body, and relax at the island with a glass of wine. With the trend of “open concept” living spaces on the rise, the kitchen is the heart of the home and a space where relationships can be built.”


Fresh greens and pops of rich red filled the kitchen and living space in this beautiful Dakota Dunes home. The use of elements from nature, such as red berries and tree greens, boast a long-lasting timeless appearance. Natural elements can be enjoyed throughout the winter months just like the ancient traditions as they represent everlasting life and hope for the return of spring. We brought these natural elements into the living space and throughout the Christmas tree.


When creating a dining table setting for guests we decided to design with a modern holiday inspiration. We continued to incorporate our theme of fresh greens and pops of red with these beautiful red rose centerpieces from Ground Effects in Sioux Center. Tucked amongst the roses are fresh evergreens to add depth. The black Magnolia Home plates are paired perfectly with our Holland House charger plates to finish the look.

Go and find what it is that inspires you, go and find what it is that you love, and go do that until it hurts
— Joanna Gaines

When your decor is timeless we suggest spreading the holiday cheer throughout our home and into your bedroom space. Red is the color of love, passion, and excitement. Bringing the pops of red to balance neutral tones of grey & black leave your space boasting richness and relaxation.


This Dakota Dunes home’s open concept flowed from the first story into the walk-out basement. Designers Marie and Bri wanted to create a space that was appropriate for the style of architecture in this casual space. Marie paired the homeowner’s preowned holiday tree decor with some new white balls & fur ornaments while Bri created a modern wreath wall. Finishing touches included trailing fresh greens from the first floor and pairing them with black & white textured pieces for an overall cohesive design.