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Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home | 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour

Merry bright and blissful holiday home 12 days of Christmas Tour of Homes

It’s here! It’s here! No, not Christmas morning, but the day I finally get to share all of the holiday dreamin’ & schemin’ I’ve been up to over here!

When I was invited to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes hosted by Jenny from Evolution of Style, I was nearly speechless! So after I pinched myself, I said yes and got to work. Well, not at that very second, but it does seem as if the holidays have been on the brain since August 😉

The tour kicked off last Monday, December 1st and the homes have been nothing short of brilliant. Everyone has their own unique style and way of spreading holiday cheer throughout each room in their home – gobs and gobs of inspiration! I love it!

Well, let’s roll, shall we?!
holiday home tour - This is our Bliss front door - front door christmas wreath - This is our BlissWell, don’t just stand there! Come on in!!
Holiday home tour- front door and entryway - sneak peak formal living room - christmas wreath - This is our BlissWelcome!

Our door is one of my true loves. I am just not sure if I could ever leave it. Even without a Christmas wreath on it… If you missed my last post on the front door from the Merry, Bright and Blissful Holiday Home series, you can check it out here. Pleeenty more in the series to come!
12 days of christmas tour of homes - christmas decor- holiday gallery wall - formal living room christmas decor - This is our Blissformal living room christmas decor - gold sequin pillow - This is our BlissOur formal living room always had a little sass, but after all the holiday zhushing, its definitely bold and bright and makes no apology. It remained fairly neutral with pops of red and a sprinkle of gold – glitter, sequins, foil, you name it. It’s here 😉
12 days of christmas tour of homes - formal living room couch with holiday pillows - diy pillow - christmas decor - This is our BlissThe red & gold pillows were DIY and the others were HomeGoods finds. My favorite leopard throw joined in the fun from its previous home in the family room.
formal living room christmas decor - 12 days of christmas tour of homes - blogger holiday tour - This is our Bliss 12 days of christmas tour of homes - formal living room tree - This is our BlissWhen the Christmas tree lights are on, I am a happy girl. If it were up to me, I would leave them on 24/7, but I refrain. The tree was trimmed with ornaments and picks from years’ past, but a few DIY mini wrapped present ornaments were added this year.
DIY wrapped present ornaments - Tree shot - This is our Bliss christmas coffee table - This is our Bliss easy christmas decor - wrapped coffee table books - christmas coffee table styling - This is our BlissWhy not coordinate from head-to-toe?
12 days of christmas tour of homes - formal living room couch with holiday pillows - christmas decor - This is our Bliss formal living room bookcase shelf styling - merry and bright - This is our BlissTwo little ones found their way into frames on the living room bookcase, most of which are gold.
formal living room christmas decor bookcase - bookshelf styling - This is our BlissA few silver trees from the dollar store and several shiny ornaments were scattered throughout the shelves.
formal living room bookcase - shelf styling - christmas shelfie - This is our BLissThe front of the bookcase got a quick facelift. You might remember back to when I gave it its first major / minor makeover by adding the framed art to the front this fall. It really does take all of 30 seconds!
And that reflection. It gets me every single time.
formal living room christmas decor - living room tree - black and white - This is our BlissIMG_2914formal living room chairs - reindeer pillow - pattern play - This is our BlissThere is definitely no shortage of pillows in this room, or in the house for that matter. But how could I help it?
formal living room 12 days of christmas holiday home tour - This is our Bliss - gallery wall12 days of christmas tour of homes - christmas decor- holiday gallery wall - formal living room christmas decor - This is our BlissThe gallery wall was updated for Christmas for under $10 and I’ll be sharing the details with you very soon! I love making quick and easy changes that don’t break the bank!

Making our way to the bar…well, its sort of a make-shift bar, but I’ll take it. The tray holds the necessities and a few miscellaneous accessories.
holiday bar - making spirits bright - barware and bar accessories - bar cart styling - This is our BlissThe accessories are oftentimes just as important as the necessities. Don’t you agree?!
holiday bar tray - barware - bar accessories - bar cart styling - christmas spirits - This is our blissholiday bar tray - barware - bar accessories - bar cart styling - christmas spirits bright - This is our blissCranberries & limes are perfectly positive the best holiday garnishes for a festive cocktail!
holiday bar tray - barware - bar accessories - bar cart styling - holiday bar - christmas spirits - This is our blissOn our way to the family room, we’ll pass the entryway table with a mini peak at the tree…
holiday home tour - entryway table - This is our BlissAnd our remodeled fireplace and mantle! Which, btw, was barely finished with seconds to spare. It looks beautiful now, but this absolutely wasn’t the case a short couple days ago.

family room tree - stockings hung on mantle - stacked stone fireplace - floating mantle - This is our Bliss family room tree - 12 days of christmas tour of homes - blogger holiday tour - stockings on mantle - stacked stone fireplace - This is our Bliss“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…”
family room couch with holiday pillows - sunburst mirror with wreath - This is our blissAnd the pillows were propped with just as much care.
family room holiday pillows - hot cocoa - family room - This is our Blisssweater holiday pillow - pillow love - holiday decor - This is our Blissfamily room - merry and bright marquee sign - This is our BlissHere is the marquee you saw the boys holding from our family photoshoot. Thankfully the sign made it home safely. We had a few close-calls with him. I think the littlest walked across the front, but didn’t break a single bulb. How?! Why?! #momofboys
christmas table - black white gold red green - holiday tablesetting - This is our bliss holiday table - christmas tablesetting - This is our BlissThe stripes do pop up here and there and everywhere!
christmas table - holiday decor - plaid and stripes and polka dots - This is our Bliss holiday tablesetting - christmas table - trimmings - centerpiece - stripes gold polka dots -This is our BlissAnd a gold foil polka dot tablecloth keeps things light and bright. A couple plaid napkins were thrown in to keep things interesting.
holiday tablesetting - christmas table - trimmings - centerpiece - This is our Bliss holiday tablesetting - christmas table - trimmings - centerpiece - black and white stripes- This is our BlissA super simple centerpiece made up of a few basics – black and gold taper candleholders with white candles, a mercury vase with fresh holly & tree clippings, a couple ornaments and garland woven around with the ends wrapped back together. Voila!
holiday home tour - front door and entryway - front door wreath - This is our Bliss minted photo art - holiday front door and christmas wreath - This is our BlissRight back where we started!
christmas front door - holiday entryway - minted art - front door wreath - This is our BlissAnd one last look at the front room tree…
12 days of christmas blogger tour - forma living room coffee table and tree - This is our BlissAnd a final look at the door as we say goodbye…
Holiday home tour- front door and entryway - sneak peak formal living room - christmas wreath - This is our Blissholiday home tour - snowfall front door - This is our Bliss front door - front door christmas wreath - This is our BlissAnd because its Chicago-land, you are heading out just in time!

Thank you so much for joining me here today!! And please do come back each day this week and into next week to view more Christma-fied rooms & all the details from what you saw today! You won’t want to miss!

We are a little more than halfway through the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes, so be sure to back-track and check out what went on last week and then hang tight for the remainder of the tour, too! Another big thank you to Evolution of Style for a fantastic tour. I am so proud to be a part of it this year!

Also up today is Classic Casual Home and tomorrow is Primitive and Proper‘s tour!

12 days of christmas tour

12.1 | Evolution of Style || Dixie Delights
12.2 | Life & Home at 2102 || Provident Home Design
12.3 | Simple Details
12.4 | The Pink Clutch || This is Happiness
12.7 |  Bless’er House  ||  The Tale Of An Ugly House
12.8 | Classic Casual Home  ||  This is our Bliss
12.9 | Primitive and Proper
12.10 | Shine Your Light  ||  Driven by Decor
12.11 | Suburban Bitches ||  Our Storied Home 
12.14 | Simply Sarah Style  ||  Rough Luxe
 12.16 | Tour Highlights & Our Link Party with YOU!
Merry bright and blissful holiday home 12 days of Christmas Tour of HomesI hope you’ll come back to see the rest of the Merry, Bright and Blissful Holiday Home series:

Front Door | Home Tour | Living Room & Holiday Bar | Family Room | Christmas Table
merry bright and blissful holiday home series - this is our bliss - thisisourbliss.com
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Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home | Front Door + Minted Photo Art gifts
My Home Style Christmas Tree Edition | Bold Neutral Glam

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  • Megan
    December 17, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Everything is just so beautiful. And that door! Wow, so awesome! Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Amanda @ Dixie Delights
    December 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Hey Rachael – Everything is just perfect… like every single detail! If your sparkly pillows go missing you know where to look. Oh and that bar… SO fantastic!! Miss you 🙂 xoxo

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 21, 2015 at 3:48 PM

      Thanks, Amanda!! Wish all my new Atlanta girlfriends could come up for a Christmas cocktail! Miss you too! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family! xo

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  • zografia80
    December 10, 2015 at 1:46 AM

    Your home is lovely. I love your colour palette. It’s my favorite. Happy Holidays!

  • pestep81
    December 9, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Your home is beautiful. I love the way you kept your Christmas decor in one cohesive color scheme.

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 14, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Thank you! With all of the prints and patters, I thought cohesive color scheme would be nice 😉 Thanks so much for your note!!

  • randiag
    December 9, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors & the contrast of colors used. The red pops. Love!!

  • theheatherednest
    December 9, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Your door is totally one of my loves too!!!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 14, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      Thanks, girl! I would need to find a way to pack it up and take it with if we ever decide to move!

  • Leigh Anne
    December 9, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    Gorgeous home tour!! Love it all!!

  • Sue
    December 8, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    I have been patiently waiting for your home tour – Everything is absolutely amazing and I am not at all surprised! I am speechless – the entire home looks breathtakingly beautiful! WOW!!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 14, 2015 at 11:34 AM

      I am so glad you like it!! Loved having you here to visit for some holiday cheer! Thanks and love you!!

  • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
    December 8, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Thanks for all of your super nice compliments! It was fun to deck out the gallery wall for Christmas! And I think I want to keep the bar festive all year round! Thank you for coming by to leave me a note! Cheers to you, too!!

  • classic•casual•home
    December 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Your door is so gorgeous! I love your tree and how you added “sparkly” to your book shelves. Just beautiful all around!
    Merry Christmas!
    Mary Ann

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 1:03 PM

      Mary Ann! Thank you! So happy to share a tour day with you! Your home is so beautifully spiffed up for the holidays! Love, loved it! Thanks again 😉

  • Vel
    December 8, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    I’m in love with your home and the color scheme of it all! The black, gold, white and pops of red is just perfect! Your tree is a sight to behold and your bar cart is styled not just be pretty but ready to party! I’m in love with your door too and love how you updated your gallery wall to get into the season! I’m sure you and your family will have a very merry Christmas indeed! Glad to share this house tour with you! Cheers!🍾🍾🍾

  • cindy hattersley
    December 8, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Your house is just darling! Love your wrapped packages, such a great compliment to the rest of your decor! I enjoyed your tour!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 1:02 PM

      Thank you, Cindy!! So sweet of you 😉 This has been a wonderful tour all around and I’m thrilled to be a part of it with you! Thanks again!!

  • Pam @ Simple Details
    December 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    That door! And, then with the wreath, so charming!! Loved your pretty tour Rachael, your dining table setting and stylish bar couldn’t more inviting! I spied a fun ceiling light, too. 🙂

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:11 PM

      Oh my gosh! Yes! Your light was too good! I posted about it sometime last year after seeing yours – brilliant! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet note! I was so excited to be part of this tour with you all 😉 Thanks again, Pam!

  • Kris {Driven by Decor}
    December 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Rachael, I so enjoyed touring through your home! Love all of your holiday touches (those present ornaments are adorable!) and totally agree that I think you’d have to load that front door into the moving truck if you ever left that house!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:13 PM

      Thank you, Kris!! Yes, in the moving truck it would need to go!! Thanks for your sweet note! I was thrilled to be invited to be a part of the tour with you wonderful gals! Thanks again!!

  • Pat
    December 8, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Simply stunning! I love all the red, gold, black & white! Everything about your front door is perfect ~ I would never be able to leave it either. Wish you would come and decorate for me! 🙂

    xo
    Pat

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      Wow! Thanks, Pat!! Hopefully I don’t have to leave it anytime soon! Thanks again for popping over!

  • becky (this is happiness)
    December 8, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Everything looks beautiful Rachael! Love your gorgeous tree and that front door is so charming.

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      Aww, thanks, Becky! We love that DOOR!

  • lscibilia
    December 8, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Rachael, I love your home! It’s so cheery and filled with personality! Your Christmas touches…….the black & white stripes here and there, pops of red, bits of gold, it all came together so beautifully! Thank you for sharing your tour, it was such fun to take!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:09 PM

      Thank you, Lisa! I was reeaaally into the striped ribbon this year ha! Thanks so much for stopping by to have a look! Loved taking part in this tour together!!

  • Kristi
    December 8, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    No spot left untouched and it looks amazing!!! Love, love, love everything. You are so talented and have found your calling!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:08 PM

      Aww thanks, Kris!! I’m glad you like everything! Now, to get you here to see it in person and celebrate over cocktails 😉 Love you!

  • Betty
    December 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    Wow. Stunning!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      Thank you! It feels good to have the house ready!

  • cassie @ primitive & proper
    December 8, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    everything looks lovely, rachael! i love how modern and fresh your living room is, and can we talk about the dining room table? SWOON! so beautiful! love your consistent colors, too!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 8, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      Thanks so much, Cassie!! I really appreciate that! loved being able to mix in some red with my bold neutrals – so fun for this time of the year!!