House Tour - An Austin Home In Full Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is almost over but since Christmas is everyone's favorite, here is our last House Tour for the year!

Name: Deborah Stachelski

Location: Austin, Texas

Years Lived Here: 2

My Style: My holiday style is what I like to call “Cabin Getaway” because I love to make my home feel like I’m hiding out at a lodge - I love plaids, plus textures, and deeper colors for this time of year. 

Inspiration: I love decorating for the holidays, and Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Everything feels a little cozier, life moves a little slower, and it makes me want to be present and in the moment. The same goes for my home decor - I like to make my home as layered and textured as possible, so that you can’t resist but to curl up with a hot cup of hot cocoa and watch Hallmark movies for hours. My favorite decor items are my super soft faux fur throws, and lots of fluffy holiday bedding. I tend to add a lot more color around this time as well, and red plaids take over. I always have holiday music playing and a cozy robe to stay warm, and make it a point to enjoy the little things as the season goes by too fast! 

Favorite Element: My holiday print bedding and all the cozy pillows make me want to stay in bed all day! 

Biggest Challenge: The biggest challenge decorating my home for the holidays is not overwhelming the spaces and doing too much. 

What Friends Say: They love how cozy the house is this time of year, and of course, Hallmark movies on repeat.

Biggest Embarrassment: My puppy eating my Christmas tree and having an allergic reaction and us having to get rid of it! 

Proudest DIY: I am admittedly not a DIY'er, sadly!

Biggest Indulgence: Dark curtains and plush throws for this time of year really help to warm up the living room with its concrete floors, so I wanted to invest in some heavier materials for the season.

Best Advice: Don't do too much, a little can go a long way with holiday decor! 

Dream Sources: My Austin Pottery Barn store has by far the best Christmas decor. I also like to get fur throws from RH, scented candles from Candelles and Bijou Candles, and custom art like all my equine photography which is from my super talented bestie Chloe over on Boxwood Avenue. One of my favorite items is my Louis XVI chair and coordinating pillows I reupholstered with custom textiles from  Cynthia Webber Design - it's actually an oil painting printed on fabric! 


All of the paint we used once we moved in is Spartazero by Dunn Edwards - It was important to us that the paint was non-toxic and low odor/zero VOC.

  • Living room, dining room, and kitchen - Reclaimed Wood
  • Office/Glam Room - En Plein Air
  • Bedroom - Miner’s Dust
  • Master Bath - Reclaimed Wood
  • Piano Room - Grey Pearl
  • Kitchen Island- Poolhouse by Sherwin Williams
  • Kitchen Cabinets - Pure White by Sherwin Williams

All photos by Reagen Taylor - You can find more of her work here

A huge thank you to my very favorite, Pottery Barn Austin, who kindly sponsored so much of the beautiful Holiday decor!