Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Tour: Central Wholesale

I hope you're ready for some major Christmas tree inspiration in this post! This was meant to be posted well over a week ago so you'd have ample time to get inspired for your tree this year, but with my grandfather's passing, it had to be put on hold. But, I still wanted you to be able to see these amazing trees from an amazing store. Instead of a "home tour," we're taking a little tour through Central Wholesale. Thanks, Susan, for letting us look today!

First off, there are so many different styles at Central Wholesale, you're sure to find a tree that you love. They range from elegant to traditional to kid-friendly to out of the box. I love that you can walk in and see so many different styles in one place.

Here are a some things I want you to notice about Susan's trees. 1.) She likes to add in elements that are unique. She uses items that you maybe wouldn't always see on a Christmas tree, like tree branches or succulents or lanterns. 2.) Her trees aren't "flat." Meaning, she uses items that pop out from the tree to give it more dimension. 3.) Notice her use of ribbon. I love that she often will use multiple coordinating ribbons on one tree. Also, I love the way the ribbons are placed; some tucked in bunches, others cascading freely.

I'm not going to interject too much throughout the rest of the post. Have fun looking at all of these gorgeous trees!

This last photo was from Central Wholesale's Facebook page. I absolutely love those pearl ornaments. Be sure to go like their page to keep up with any new products or sales.

So, which tree was your favorite? I was really drawn to the flocked tree with the succulents and the last tree with the aqua accents. Leave a comment and let me know below!

Go see Susan and all of her gorgeous seasonal and everyday home decor items at:

Central Wholesale
Andalusia, AL

Lola's on 30A

Retail Therapy
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
(Follow FB page HERE)

Retail Therapy
Miramar Beach, FL
(across from Hwy 98 from the Silver Sands Outlet Center)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Home Tour: The Crutchfields

I am so pleased to bring you the first Christmas home tour on Cultivate Create this year. This home is truly one of the more unique ones that I've seen and it belongs to my sweet friend, Lindsey and her husband, Justin. They have a precious little one and what a wonderful place for him to grow up! There are so many unique touches, attention to detail, and the marrying of old and new in this home. Let's get started!

Justin and Lindsey Crutchfield

Originally, this structure was to be a barn/guest house, but Lindsey and Justin later decided to make it their home by adding on to the front and it became what you see today! It's nestled back off of the road in a secluded little slice of heaven. 

I love Lindsey's ladder Christmas tree on the front porch. I can't imagine the time it took her to hang all of those pretty, perfectly spaced ornaments, but the effect is well worth it.

The Entryway:

The Living Room:

When you walk through the entryway, down a wide hallway that is flanked by bedrooms on each side, you end up in the main living space. There is major "wow factor" when you enter. The ceilings are very high, and are adorned with beautiful tin. And the beams are just gorgeous!

Just look at those gorgeous, rustic high ceilings!

Check out this awesome staircase that goes up to the loft. I love that Lindsey put old license plates to decorate it. So unique! I'll show you more details about the staircase and loft in a moment. But first....

Lindsey and Justin have lots of old metal signs, including this antique Studebaker sign that was found at her grandfather's home.

The kitchen runs down the entire length of the room, with beautiful white cabinets and black granite counters. I wish this photo did justice to the height of the ceilings. 

At the back of the great room, there is an eating area with an industrial metal table flanked by metal tabouret chairs. The rustic wood walls pair so well with the metal.

Also at the back of the great room, is the guest bathroom. It's planked cedar walls and rustic touches are right at home in this barn turned house. 

I love the bucket and water spouts as sink and faucets!

See that adorable screen door?

It's a pocket door entry for the walk-in pantry. And as Lindsey says,"What goes better together than screen doors and pickle jars?" Love it!

The Loft:

Here is a closer shot of some of those awesome license plates on the staircase going up to the loft. They found lots of these at antique stores around the area.

Lindsey used antique suitcases as shelves flanking the wall of the staircase. So unique and adorable.

View from the top of the staircase.

Just look at this view from the top! So, so pretty!

And this rustic cedar railing? Oh my goodness! 

Lindsey and Justin have currently been using the loft as a guest room, but are working on converting it into an office.

Outdoor Spaces:

The outdoor spaces have just as much charm and character as the rest of the home. 

I know a lot of people who would die to find an antique metal glider set in this condition! Lindsey painted it to give it a fresh feel without losing the integrity of the pieces. 

I love that they used an antique corn shucker as a coffee table. 

There is so much attention to detail in this home. Like this old door with a Colonial Bread metal push bar on it....

...or this antique light that they rewired. (There's also a matching on in the great room above the dining table.)

I hope you enjoyed touring this home as much as I did. I absolutely love when people know what they love and just go for it! Lindsey and Justin's unique style is so endearing and I'm so glad they let us take a peek inside their home. If you have any questions about the home, some of the items or antiques, or where items were bought, feel free to ask by leaving a comment or messaging me on Facebook or email me at 

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