Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour–Part 1

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Hello everyone!   Today is the first day of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour that I’m participating in.  I want to give a big virtual hug and shout out to Kellie from Design Asylum  who spearheaded the idea for this tour and created our fabulous graphic.

Now on to the tour! If you are coming from Marsha’s home at M. Jones Style, welcome! Wasn’t Marsha’s decor just beautiful. 

 I’m super excited to reveal my tree and front door decor with you today and even more Christmas decor over the next two weeks.

Way back in August I shared my Christmas decor theme with you. The theme for my tree was built on a foundation of red ornaments with accents of white and personal touches like picture frames and monogrammed ornaments.  I also wanted to add in a few touches of animal print to keep the look interesting.

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Despite a few deviations from the original plan, I love the way my tree turned out.  I decorated it with a mix of red ornaments, red glitter ball garland (an easy DIY that I’ll share on Friday), red and white tinsel filled ornaments (which I shared yesterday) and assorted white ceramic ornaments.  A big red star tops off the tree.


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Christmas 2015

Notice the Merry & Bright ornaments (from Target).  The perfect nod to our #merryandbrightholidayhome tour~

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I carried the red and white theme out to the front door of our townhouse and decorated it to be Merry & Bright!

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The doormat is a DIY project which I’ll share tomorrow.

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Christmas 2015--Front Door

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So there the first glimpse of my holiday decor. I hope you enjoyed it.

The Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour will be back next Wed., Dec. 9th where we’ll be sharing our entertaining spaces and how we celebrate the season.

The next stop on the tour is Kellie from Design Asylum.  Kellie is the maven behind the amazing paint line Velvet Finishes so you can only imagine the creativity that went into her tree decor…wow!

And be sure to follow the rest of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home crew and see how they are decorating and celebrating the season. And follow our hashtag #merryandbrightholidayhome  on social media for lots more holiday inspiration!

Design Asylum

OMG Lifestyle Blog

Refresh Restyle

Positively Southern

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Amy Howard Social

Love Your Abode

M. Jones Style

Merry and Bright FINAL


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    • Awe…thank you so much for the wonderful comment.
      Part 3 of the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour is tomorrow so I hope you stop by the blog to check it out.

  1. Shelly, everything is so lovely. You knocked it outta the park. Love the front entry with the rain boots and your tree is spectacular.


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