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A Merry & Metallic Christmas Home | The Living Room | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com

All of the decking is DONE! And I’m so excited to welcome you in for the first peak of our Merry & Metallic Christmas Home today! If you are joining me from the 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour, then welcome! Today marks the 5th Day of the tour, hosted by Evolution of Style and 11 Magnolia Lane! I’m so honored to be part of this lovely group of incredibly talented bloggers sharing their inspirational holiday homes!

Today, I’m going to invite you in to see my Merry & Metallic Christmas Living Room. As for the rest of the house, I’ll be sharing several other spaces over the course of the week, so please come back to see the rest!! But for now, come on in…

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Neutral Glam Christmas Living Room with Black Front Door || www.thisisourbliss.com

This year, I decided to go COMPLETELY neutral in our living and dining room spaces. It’s no secret that I love all things gold, so creating an entire space or TWO using my favorite combo of black and white with mixed metals was a dream! I’ve never been one for much color, but typically use bold pops of red at Christmastime. The 2 rooms flow right into each other with nothing more than a large arched opening to separate the spaces. It sort of turned into a game, how much neutral glam can I add in here?! The family room does have more traditional red accents and I’ll be sharing the inside scoop of that space tomorrow, so stop back by!

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Neutral Glam Christmas Living Room with Black Front Door || www.thisisourbliss.com A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Neutral, metallic, patterned wrapped gifts || www.thisisourbliss.com A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com

Since we moved into this house in June, I’ve finished up a few spaces [Dining Room, Big Boy Room and (part) of the Master Bedroom], but quite a few walls are still blank. Heaven forbid!! Decorating for Christmas was a good excuse to put up some temporary bling! I added 2 tinsel wreaths from the Dollar Tree and then placed an open IKEA frame around it. I’ve used this empty frame look before to create a larger statement for 2 smaller pieces of art and love how it looks.
A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com

Since I’m using only neutrals with a ton of different metallics, I wanted to be sure to create lots of texture on my table-top surfaces, like this white planter and a collection of ornaments and small glittery objects in the geometric metal basket… and then on the couch, of course too.

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com

There surely isn’t a shortage of pillows in this space!

A Very Merry Christmas! | Metallic Holiday Living Room & Bar Cart Decor | Christmas Home Sneak Peek! | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com

From the cozy, sweater “MERRY” pillow to the furry, pom-pom and black and white ones I used in my fall tour this year…and I had to toss on the gold and silver mermaid sequin pillow. You might be remember it from the Christmas Living Room couch last year. It’s think it’s turning into a holiday staple around here.

A Very Merry Christmas! | Metallic Holiday Living Room & Bar Cart Decor | Christmas Home Sneak Peek! | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com

It was so wonderful to have  a brand new dining room to deck this year after finishing it up for the Fall One Room Challenge. I’ll be sharing the deets from in here on Friday, but for now, here’s a teeny tiny peek behind the couch…
A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Christmas Living Room Tree with Dining Room Table sneak peek || www.thisisourbliss.comAnd oh, what the heck! Here’s a peek of the table looking into the living room towards the tree, while we’re at it!

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Holiday Bar Cart styling || www.thisisourbliss.com

After rearranging the living room to make room for the Christmas tree, I ended up with a large open space on this stairwell wall. So I rolled up my sleeves and wheeled the new bar cart in from the dining room and parked her right here. Why not have easy access to Christmas cheer in the living room as well?!
A Very Merry Christmas! | Metallic Holiday Living Room & Bar Cart Decor | Christmas Home Sneak Peek! | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comA Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room with holiday B ar Cart with Metallic Accents || www.thisisourbliss.com

I decorated my tiny tree with a few Dollar Tree garlands and found these mini moscow mule mugs and hung them up as ornaments. What better way to incorporate some copper onto the cart! Festive gold foil cocktail glasses, decanters and an acrylic wine rack topped with metallic paper trees fill the cart right up!

PSA: These dark chocolate sea salt caramels you see above are THE.MOST.DELICIOUS.CHOCOLATES.EVER! They are from Trader Joes and I buy them year-round to have when I need a yummy treat! Around the holidays, I scoop up 10+ boxes and have them on-hand for hostess gifts or to serve when guests are over. I emptied a box into this striped bowl and propped it up on that brass stand I scooped up at the thrift store a few months back. If you don’t have a TJ in your area, you can buy them online here.

Chocolate never goes out of style, does it? Ok, now back to the living room…

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room with holiday B ar Cart with Metallic Accents || www.thisisourbliss.com

The large “B” was used in our old house in the kids’ play area in the basement. It had been leaning against the wall in the storage space in our new house, waiting for a new home. I’m not sure how long it will stay in the living room [because I might end up hanging it in the playroom when I get my hands on that space], but I thought it would make a fun statement as the initial of our last name and some holiday word art. I simply used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the “E” and “Merry” on gold vinyl and slapped it up on the wall. I love how I created a unique piece of art without having to spend any money. Shopping your own home is always the way to go!

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Festive Metallic Sequin pillow || www.thisisourbliss.com

We worked our way around the room and are back at the tree now. I’ll be dishing on this particular tree’s decor on Thursday for the My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition 2016. I told you I have a lot coming your way this week! You can see my 2015 living room tree deets here.

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Neutral Glam Christmas Living Room with Black Front Door || www.thisisourbliss.com This is our Bliss: A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | The Living Room & Entryway | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour || www.thisisourbliss.com

And last, but not, least I decided to do some last-minute decking to our front entryway table. I kept the lamp and black and white art print, but rounded up the mirror, bowl, pillows, ornaments and mercury glass light strand from the house and picked up the itty bitty “Merry and Bright” sign from HomeGoods. I can’t even begin to tell you how much of my Christmas  decor is from HomeGoods. Wait, who am I kidding? Like 80% of my house is from HomeGoods. I can’t ever seem to leave there empty-handed!

Can anyone relate?!

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room || www.thisisourbliss.com

A special thank you to Lynch Creek Farm for sponsoring the 12 Days of Holiday Homes tour this year! I knew their City Skyline wreath would be the perfect addition to my holiday home this year – she fits right in!!

Thank you all for stopping by and allowing me to share the inside of our home with you. It is a special time of the year and I love being able to welcome friends, family and readers like you in for some cheer!

A Merry & Metallic Christmas Home The Living Room | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016 | This is our Bliss | www.thisiosurbliss.com

 The beautiful home of Cassie Bustamante is also being shared today on Day 5 of the Tour, so please go pay her a visit. You’re going to fall in love with her writing and wonderful, eclectic style!

If you missed days 1-4, you can catch up on the rest of the tour below!
12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour | This is our Bliss

Friday, December 2
Jenny from Evolution of Style
Amanda from Dixie Delights

Saturday, December 3
Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane
Brenna from Domestic Charm

Sunday, December 4
Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane
Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House

Monday, December 5
Kelly Elko
Jen from Stylehouse Interiors
Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange

Tuesday, December 6
Cassie Bustamante
Rachael from This is Our Bliss

Wednesday, December 7
Heather from Southern State of Mind
Erin & Tricia from The Suburban B’s

Thursday, December 8
Paige from The Pink Clutch
Becky from This Is Happiness
Vel from Life & Home at 2102

Friday, December 9
Pam from Simple Details
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick

Saturday, December 10
Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyle
Kris from Driven by Decor

Sunday, December 11
Heidi from Home by Heidi
Shirley from Housepitality Designs

Monday, December 12
Erin from Sunny Side Up
Heather from The Heathered Nest
Lisa from Shine Your Light

Tuesday, December 13
HOLIDAY HOME LINK UP!

I’d love if you joined me back here again each day this week to see more of our Merry and Metallic Christmas home. I can’t wait to share more with you! Click the image below to get a full tour of each room!

A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home | 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 2016: This is our Bliss Christmas Living Room | Neutral Glam Christmas Living Room with Black Front Door || www.thisisourbliss.com A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home Tour | Red white and metallic Christmas Family room, breakfast table, Tree and Mantel | This is our Bliss Christmas Home Tour 2016 This is our Bliss Merry & Metallic Christmas Living Room with a Bold Neutral Glam Christmas Tree | My Home Style Blog Hop Christmas Tree Edition 2016 A Merry and Metallic Christmas Dining Room and Glam Tablescape | This is our Bliss Christmas Home Tour 2016

To view last year’s Merry Bright and Blissful tours, see below:

Overview The Living Room  | The Family Room | Front Door & Entryway | Christmas Table

We officially have snow in Chicagoland so the remainder of my shopping is going to be done from in here! Have a wonderful day and I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season so far!

Care to shop my Merry & Metallic Christmas Living Room? Go right on ahead!

*Affiliate links were used below.

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    So pretty, Rachael! I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the evenings with the tree lights and everything sparkling! You did such a beautiful job!

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      Thanks so much, Pam! I love a little sparkle, so of course Christmas is no exception! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and happy 2017 to you! – Rachael

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    December 11, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Everything is beautiful, but wish there were links for the mini Moscow Mule mugs and info for the salted caramels. They look wonderful, where can we buy them? Thanks!

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      December 13, 2016 at 8:58 AM

      Hi June! Thanks so much for stopping by! I included the mini moscow mule mugs in the image gallery at the bottom of the post, but you can also purchase them here [affiliate]: http://amzn.to/2hev007 and the chocolates are from Trader Joes but you can buy them online here [affiliate]: http://amzn.to/2gDqQ24 Happy Holidays and thanks again for touring my Christmas Home! – Rachael

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    Rachel, Adore your color scheme. The black, gold and white…stunning!

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      Thanks so much, Lauren! It was trying to go completely neutral in a couple of spaces!

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    As your blog name depicts…your home is sheer bliss! Love how you use the beautiful metals in your home. Merry Christmas to you and your family Rachael.

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      Thank you, Shirley!! That is such a wonderfully sweet comment. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!!

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    I love it all! So fun and sparkly, what a happy place to spend the holidays. Thank you for sharing 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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      Thanks, Amy! I just kept adding more and more sparkle this year ha! Tis the season 😉 Thanks for having me in your wonderful tour and Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!!

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    So fab, Rachael! I chose the City Skyline wreath, too & I love how you hung yours!

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      Thanks, Julie! It’s such a pretty wreath, isn’t it?! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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      Thanks, friend!! I’m obsessing over copper EVERYTHING lately! Cheers to wrapping up our tours ha!

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    As always my dear Rachael, your house rocks!!!! Love the glitz of the metallics, and the warmth still of your beautiful home!!!! Love the bar cart as always, I never know how to style mine, and your gorgeous cool tree! So honored to share this Home tour with you! Cheers!

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      You’re the sweetest! Thanks, Vel!! Dressing up the new house for the holidays was such a joy! I joke that I need a bar cart in every room in the house ha! So wonderful sharing the tour with you as well! xo

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    Love the bar cart and the wreath art! So clever! Adding the B to the mix was such a creative addition! So pretty!!

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      Thanks so much, Cindy! Sometimes it takes the holidays and a fresh collection of decor to spark some creativity! Merry Christmas to you!

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    It is merry, metallic and super cute! I love your style! Great home tour. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
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      Aww thanks, Brenna!! I had a ball decorating the new digs! Didn’t you?!! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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    Rachel, Your new home is SO gorgeous. I love every space you’ve done!! And your Christmas decorations are so YOU!!! Merry Christmas to your sweet family!!

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      Thank you, Amanda! It was so fun to decorate a new home for Christmas time. Merry Christmas to you all, too!! xo

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    Such beautiful decor and your home is so beautiful! You are so creative and how smart was that “Be Merry” over your bar cart! Love it! Such a warm and festive home. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing!

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    December 6, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Damn Girl! This is GOOD! I am still picking my jaw up from the ground…

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      AHHH!! You sure know how to give me a big head lol I feel the same way about your Living Room Reveal in November. Show-stopper for real.

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    Such a beautiful living room Rachael! Absolutely love the bar car! Your wreath is gorgeous and goes perfectly with your décor!

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      Thank you, Becky!! The bar cart might be my favorite part 🙂 I want one in every room!

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    December 6, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Rachael, everything is stunning! You’ve done such a beautiful job on your new house so far. I loved it all!

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      Thanks so much, Amanda!! A new house takes lots of work [as you know ;)] but spiffing it up for the holidays felt so nice!!

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    You had me at bling! love your festive home, that cute bar cart (love the mugs as ornaments)!

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      Thank you, Kelly! I figured… why not bling out the house even more than normal? It only seems appropriate ha!

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      That’s my mantra! Thanks so much, Cassie!! I’m heading back over to your tour now! Love what I saw so far 😉

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    As always, it’s just fabulous, Rachael! I’m swooning over your bar cart and all the lovely black, white, and metallic touches. Well done!
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      Aww thanks so much, Christy!! Loved that you guys joined forces this year. It is all so wonderful!!