A Merry and Metallic Christmas Home Tour Recap [+ A Giveaway]

Christmas is 1 week away! To kick off the countdown this week, I decided to share a recap of our Merry & Metallic Christmas Home with you all AND offer a chance to win $500 cash! Who couldn’t use that this time of the year!? I participated in 3 separate Holiday Tour blog hops this year spotlighting an individual room in the house, so today you’ll be able to see them all in one place! If you click on the name of the room, you will be directed to that room’s tour which includes more details on the decor in the space and a list of sources. Be sure to click over and see all the goods!

At the bottom of this post, you can read more about the giveaway and find out how to enter!

Let’s peek at our 2016 Christmas home!

The Living Room & Entryway

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The Family Room, Breakfast Table & Mantel

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The Dining Room

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And there you have our entire Merry & Metallic Christmas Home! Or at least the parts that were decorated. After seeing so many inspiring Holiday spaces throughout blogland this year, I feel super tempted to decorate the bedrooms next year. I mean twinkling Christmas tree lights before you fall asleep at night or one of the first things you see when you wake up in the morning?! Sounds like a dream! However, that would require a little bit more work and I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to that. I guess you’ll have to wait until next year to see if I muster up the energy or not. For now, I’m planning to take the rest of the year off from the blog, spend time with family and eat and drink to my heart’s desire!

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The boys literally can’t contain their excitement for Christmas and watching their joy has to be one of the greatest parts of each day this time of the year.

After another week [or more] of Christmas music, Christmas movies, snuggles by the fire, wrapping and unwrapping, plus alllll of the indulging, I’ll be back here with a fresh start in January. I have plans for another New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge in the works, so stay tuned for the next space I’ll be transforming!

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Happy Holidays, friends, from my family to yours! Thank you so very much for your constant support. I certainly couldn’t do this without all of you!

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A Merry & Metallic Christmas Home | The Family Room | Pink Door Holiday Tour 2016

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my Merry and Metallic Christmas Home Tour! Today, I’m sharing our Christmas Family Room as part of the Pink Door Holiday Tour hosted by All Things Big and Small. I’m going to refer to this part of our Christmas home as the cozy and warm side!

If you joined me here yesterday, you viewed our Merry & Metallic Christmas Living Room — filled with bright metallics, light whites, dark blacks and an overall blingy and festive space. Like a party room! Well, today, I’m cranking up the heat to show you the warm and cozy space where we truly do “FAMILY” all day, all night in here. From Paw Patrol marathons, to snack-time on a “picnic blanket” to movie nights and Netflix binges or just settling in after dinner with friends and family to hang out. We dance, we play, we sing and snuggle in this space.

At Christmastime, this is the room where are stockings are hung, the main Christmas tree stands and the fire crackles. The hot cocoa is always flowing [or a merry cocktail!] and the boys’ Christmas visions of Santa Claus coming down the chimney come to life. Continue reading

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

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…

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Starting to Deck the Halls! [Christmas Home Sneak Peek]

The decking has begun! It’s official. The Christmas decorating is in full-swing over here and today I’m sharing a sneak peek of our Christmas Home! I always scoop up after-season sale items to use the following year, but I usually can’t stop myself from grabbing a few new decor pieces just before or even while I’m spreading holiday cheer around the house. This year, I’m especially excited about a few new finds from Kirkland’s Christmasland collection. I decided to go quite neutral with my decor this time, at least in a few main areas and knew when I saw spotted some of their new holiday items [specifically the ones with a touch of metallic gold] they had to join the fun at my house! Continue reading

Christmas in July | Holiday Inspiration & Dreaming of Decking the Halls

Are you dreaming of decking the halls yet? When do you go cray cray for Christmas?!! I’ll admit, it is a teensy weensy early to be going all out for Christmas, but I don’t think it’s ever to early to start gathering inspiration and ideas, especially if you are in the mood to switch things up a bit!

Today, 8 of us joined forces to bring you Christmas in July! Monica of Monica Wants It rallied the troops and we are here to share some of our best and brightest Christmas moments from year’s past as well as some new ideas for this year!  Hopefully we can help you get a jump start on the season by stirring up some Christmas inspiration and spreading a little cheer!

I’m going to show you how to create a Christmas color palette and decor theme if you are looking to bring some unity and cohesiveness to your Christmas decor and then you can see firsthand, how I transferred that “look” into my own home last year. So here we go!

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Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home | Family Room + [more of the new] Mantel

Eeek! Less than 10 days until Christmas!

It hasn’t quite hit the normal bitter cold temps we typically start seeing here in the Chicago area. It was actually nearly 60 degrees last weekend, which was the absolute perfect weather for our annual mother / daughter shopping trip in the city. We shop (obvi), brunch or lunch and dine out for din at our favorite go-to spots or try a new place if its nearby and we are ready to get off our feet and sit down to sip a cocktail. We have the best time!

Since the house has been ready for weeks, all that’s been left to focus on is shopping and wrapping! I am inches from the finish line and can’t wait to relax this weekend since I will be done-zo! Off to the in-laws for a few days of Christmas celebrations and then back to our house to host – my parents and grandparents will be in visiting from Iowa and my sister, will of course, drive out from Chicago. Continue reading

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Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home | Living Room, Holiday Bar + Bar Accessory Gift Guide!

Welcome back and happy Friday to you! Whew! What a week! This holiday blog life is catching up to me!

If you were here earlier this week, I introduced the Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home series. Monday, I shared our Front door, Tuesday was a peak inside several rooms for the 12 Days of Christmas Tour and yesterday, I shared our Living Room Tree for the My Home Style Blog Hop Christmas Tree Edition!! I wanted to pack these 2 weeks full for you guys, so lets keep this holiday cheer train choo-chooing! Continue reading

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My Home Style Christmas Tree Edition | Bold Neutral Glam

When it comes to decorating our home, my style can pretty much be summed up in 3 simple words: bold, neutral and glam. When it comes to trimming the tree, I don’t venture too far outside my comfort zone with the exception of the use of the color red! If you take a look around here during any month besides December, red can only be found in 2 places – the playroom and in my wine glass. no joke. I truly prefer a neutral color pallette with bold, distinctive prints and patterns with a hefty side of glitz and glam. #metallicsaremyjam

Today, I am breaking down the elements of our lovely Living Room tree for the My Home Style Blog Hop Christmas: Tree Edition hosted by Casa Watkins! If you are stopping over from My Life From Home, welcome!! A group of home decor & DIY bloggers have joined forces to celebrate style…style in the home and in the spirit of the season, style found in our Christmas trees!

Now let’s take a peek at this Bold Neutral Glam Christmas Tree, shall we?
my home style christmas tree edition collage - bold neutral glam - thisisourbliss.comHere is how my tree came to life!

Since pattern play is one of my favorite ways to incorporate a variety of prints, I am usually inspired by a fabulous fabric, typically in the form of a pillow, but for the tree I was inspired by both fabric and wrapping paper.

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I’ll admit, I am a bit of a wrapping paper hoarder collector. Those rolls always find a way to jump into my shopping cart year-round, so by the time the holidays are upon us, I have a pretty hefty stash.
easy christmas decor - wrapped coffee table books supplies - This is our BlissI will always love a class black and white stripe and in my opinion, you just can’t go wrong with animal print. The black, white, tan and gold triangle geo print seemed fun and well…bold, neutral and glam, so it came home with me, too. The red plaid paper above was a great find. I had been searching for red plaids that didn’t have any green in them and it was tough! I lucked out with that roll from Michaels!
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Another plaid you’ll see around the house this time of the year are my Amazon plaid napkins which I turned into pillows AND used on my Christmas table! I couldn’t resist after whipping up a couple napkin pillows up for fall.

Now, back to the tree…
My Home Style Christmas tree edition - bold neutral glam - gold sequin tree picks - thisisourbliss.comI have gold everywhere and bits of silver, black, white and red sprinkled throughout. These gold sequin tree pics added the perfect amount of funk and dimension. I used those inspiration papers A LOT.
christmas coffee table - This is our BlissYou’ll find them covering my coffee table books…
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and IN the tree! What can I say? I mean, a girl’s gotta coordinate, right??!
my home style blog hop - christmas tree edition - leopard and stripe bow - thisisourbliss.comI even made a mini bow to go under our silver star. It’s actually the same tree topper we’ve had since our first Christmas tree when we were still dating; I can’t bear to part with it! Since I’ve mixed metals throughout the tree and it IS made of sequins and all, it can stay 😉
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formal living room tree - bold neutral glam - thisisourbliss.comAnd there you have it! Our bold, neutral, glam Christmas tree!
Fullscreen capture 1282015 95911 PMUnfortunately, I don’t have many sources to share today because my ornaments have been collected over the years, but you can scoop up the picks & ribbon at Michaels.
51adl6HmPVL._SL1024_The best part is that they are on sale for 60-70% off every other day or so as a door buster – hurry! Go!

And a quick striped ribbon order can be placed now and here in 2 days – thank you, Amazon Prime!
Merry bright and blissful holiday home 12 days of Christmas Tour of HomesYou can see more of this space and the rest of our Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home here!
family room tree - 12 days of christmas tour of homes - blogger holiday tour - stockings on mantle - stacked stone fireplace - This is our BlissI’ll be sharing the details of our Family Room + 2nd tree next week – please come back again for a visit soon!
12187651_977655568916_4922638287898958501_nAnd in case you are still soaking up all of the terrific tree trimming and styling inspiration, I’ll send you off to the next tree in the hop – This Makes That! And the whole rock-star lineup is below!!

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Tell me about yours! Can you sum it up in 3 words? maybe even 2? Does it reflect the style of your home? I’d love to hear about and SEE your tree!
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Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home | 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour

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!!
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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
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