Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–Part 2


Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Welcome friends to Part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  I’m excited to share more of my holiday home with you.  If you missed the Part 1 of the tour and the unveiling of my Christmas tree, you can find it here.

For those of you coming over from Positively Southern, welcome. Tamyra’s decor is so lovely and exudes southern elegance and beauty.

Today I’m sharing my dining room, holiday bar cart and the fun accent I added along our stair rail.   First up is the dining room.

Come gather at our Christmas table…

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The main level of our townhouse is an open concept so the dining space flows into the living room. I continued the colors on my tree (red & hot pink) into the dining room decor and on to my holiday tablescape.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

When it comes to entertaining, I love an overly layered table.  I chose not to use a tablecloth and instead let the placemats and table runner serve as the first layer of my table decor.  The table, runner which you get a glimpse of below, has a modern pattern which mixes well with the other elements on the table.  Don’t worry, you’ll get to see more the runner in just a bit.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

I pulled out this vintage swan to use as the centerpiece and absolutely love the whimsy it adds to the table.  Pink roses and a few evergreen and eucalyptus sprigs created a really lush and glamorous arrangement.

Flanking the swan are red mercury glass vases with red silk peonies.   And since every tablescape needs candles, I added white taper candles in crystal candle holders.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

I kept the place settings simple and made sure to incorporated both pink and red to coordinate with the rest of my decor.  The glass charger plates and white china with a silver rim add a little bling to the table.   The chargers have a beaded bottom which also adds a lot of sparkle.

Hot pink dinner napkins sit on top of the salad plates and on top of it sits a red & gold holiday appetizer plate.

tablescape tip:  don’t be afraid to mix silver and gold in your table settings.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Here’s a closer look at the reversible table runner from SmithHonig.  It so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with how it looks with table decor.  The top of the runner features the Ashes Of Roses fabric and the bottom is red velvet.

SmithHönig is a line of textiles, art, furniture & furnishings from award-winning designer Kellie Smith & visual artist & travel blogger Melanie Hönig.  Their product line includes pillows, linens, fabric-by-the-yard and wallpaper. If you’re looking for unique decor and fabrics for your home, you’ll definitely want to check out SmithHonig.

All is merry, all is bright…

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

One of my favorite elements on the table are the Mario Luca Giusti Dolce Vita Acrylic Wine Glasses.  These beauties are from the UK-based decor and gift company Amara.  The green is such a rich and vibrant color and I love the fact that they are lightweight and unbreakable. Wine glasses are just one item in Amara’s acrylic tabletop collection which includes pitchers, tumblers, champagne glasses and more.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

If you saw my Christmas tree last week, you’ll remember that I used tissue paper honeycomb balls to decorate it.  Well, look what I found in my stash of entertaining  goodies?  These cute honeycomb ball hors d’oeuvre picks.  They couldn’t be more perfect with my Christmas theme.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The dining room chandelier that was in the house when we bought it is not my style.  I plan to replace it next year so for Christmas I used holly leaf and berry garland to camouflage it a bit.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The side board is decorated with a grouping of red mercury glass trees, greenery sprigs and round ornaments in pink and red.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

’tis the season to be jolly…

I placed my bar station on the far side of the living room, next to the door that leads to the deck.  Instead of a traditional bar cart, I used this three-tier table that I  scored it at a flea market for $30. It’s perfect for holding bottles, glassware & bar accessories.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

preserved boxwood wreath  // 1 1/2″ wide red satin ribbon

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The mini Christmas tree is sitting in my DIY blue and white ice bucket.  You can read all about how I made it here.


Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

DIY Monogram Drink Stirrer //  vintage monkey (similar here)

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

And finally, here’s a look at our stair banister all dressed up for Christmas.

I swagged garland along the banister and hung iron bells and ornaments at different intervals.  The metal bells are from one of my favorite stores in Norcross called The Shops Of Antique Traditions.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

red ribbon // hot pink ribbon

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Well, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back next Wednesday, 12/13 for the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour to share the rest of my holiday decor.

Now it’s time to hop over to Chic On A Shoestring Decorating to see more of Kate’s holiday home.  Last week she shared her Christmas tree and it was stunning. I know you’re going to love what she has to share this week.

And be sure to stop by the other Merry & Bright blog participants to see their holiday homes!

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Green With Decor

Rover At Home

Love Your Abode

Positively Southern

ConfettiStyle

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

M. Jones Style

Thanks for stopping by!

Disclosure: Some of the products featured in this blog post were provided by Amara and SmithHönig as part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. All opinions, images and holiday cheer are 100% mine.

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour-Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  It has been such fun to partner with my 8 fellow bloggers to bring you lots of holiday inspiration.

If you’re coming over from Love Your Abode thanks for stopping in and if you’re one of my regular readers, thanks for your continued love and support!  Did you see all the amazing details in Yuni’s decor this week?!  WOW, I didn’t think she could top last week but she sure did.

This week on the tour we’re focusing on our entertaining spaces and how we celebrate the season.  Entertaining is such a joy and this year will be extra special since my brother now lives in Atlanta and my mom is coming for Christmas.

When I think of holiday entertaining I think of family dinners at a beautiful table so I got a jump on things and set my table for a Merry & Bright Christmas dinner.  Playing off the color theme from my Christmas tree decor, I created a classic red & white tablescape with a few fun touches.

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***One of the special touches to my table are these DIY placemats I made featuring a Merry & Bright printable art piece from Christina’s Etsy shop,  My Love Note Designs! I’ll be sharing the how-to and more details on the placemats tomorrow so stay tuned.

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I wanted a lush looking centerpiece so I used a greenery candleholder in the center of the table. To dress it up, I added mini ornaments and decorative ornament sprays.

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And to add layers to the table, I used three different linen pieces—a white tablecloth, a wide red and white stripe runner (made from simple cotton fabric) and a solid red runner from HomeGoods.

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I hung a wreath on the mirror and added the metal Noel sign in the middle.  I made the bow from ribbon I picked up at Michaels.

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I layered each place setting starting with the DIY placemat, a red charger and white china.  The Merry Christmas plates are from HomeGoods.

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My vintage gold silverware and brass candleholders add a touch of metallic shine to the table.  The holly leaf candleholders were a flea market find–one of my favorites ever!

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These cute red and white check bags came from the dollar spot at Target and I’ll be filling them with small gifts/treats for everyone at the table. (p.s. I added the rhinestone M sticker to personalize it)

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So the console table on the back wall wouldn’t feel left out, I  created a beautiful flower arrangement using a mix of fresh and faux flowers and greenery.  More on how I made the arrangement later in the week.

Christmas Flowers

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Another special touch at the table are the chair cones I tied to the back of each chair.  I’ve had these metal cones for years and this year I filled them with a cedar spray, a piece of garland and mini ornaments.

Holiday Chair Accent

Christmas Cake

Entertaining at our house also involves a cocktail bar so I added a few holiday touches to our gold bar cart.

Holiday Barcart by ConfettiStyle

The Merry & Bright wall plaque is from Kirklands. I saw it online and had to pull some strings to get my hands on one.  I added the cedar sprays, bow and ornament clusters to make it just a bit more Merry & Bright.

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And because no holiday is complete without hot chocolate, I snapped this last night as I was addressing my DIY Christmas cards.

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Here’s another glimpse of my tree.  I made a few changes to it since last week and replaced the chalkboard I had over the table with this mirror I had stashed in the garage.  I just love this entire vignette.

And you see that cart next to the table with wrapping paper in it?  I’ll be sharing that little project on Saturday. So fun and easy!

Christmas Tree Setting--2015

I hope you’re enjoying the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  The fun doesn’t stop here…the next stop is OMG Lifestyle Blog. You’re going to love what Elaine has to share this week and if you missed her decor from last week, you can check it out here.

And you definitely want to check out all the other bloggers on the tour…

Confetti Style (yours truly)

OMG Lifestyle

Design Asylum Blog

Refresh Restyle 

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Positively Southern 

Amy Howard Social

M. Jones Style

Love Your Abode

Merry and Bright FINAL

I’ll be back next Wednesday, with part 3 and the tour finale.  We’ve got more holiday decor to share and I’ll be doing a wrap up of my Merry & Bright Holiday Home!

You can see part 1 of my tour here.

Shelly

Inspiration: Christmas Entertaining With A Color Twist!

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If you can’t tell from recent post here on the blog, I’m really getting in the Christmas spirit.  Today I’m bringing you an inspiration board I created for a colorful holiday party.

The concept for this party was a casual, chic party table with a twist on traditional Christmas colors.

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Here’s a look at each item and tips for creating your own festive holiday table!

Whenever I can’t find cloth table linens to fit a theme, I turn to wrapping paper. With just about any design and color option available, wrapping paper is a cost-effective and simple way to dress your table.  TABLE RUNNER:  Snowy Tree Wrapping Paper  
Most table settings I create incorporate a charger plate.  Chargers help to add impact to a table and are also part of the layering that every table setting needs.  I recommend you buy a set of gold, silver and red chargers so you have colors that will work with every table setting your can imagine.  CHARGER PLATES:  Gold Charger with Fluted Edge     *  (my favorite gold charger design)
One of the basic tabletop items I think everyone should own is a set of classic white dinnerware. White plates will give you tons of flexibility to mix and match patterned salad/dessert plates and bowls.    DINNER PLATES:  Round White Dinnerware  *(you can’t beat the price of these plates)
Novelty salad plates are an easy way to bring pattern to the table for the holidays or for any season.  I love to pair square salad plates with round dinner plates for visual interest.   SALAD/DESSERT PLATES:  Green and White Chalkboard Christmas Plates 
Entertaining is so much easier when you have the right serving pieces.  A tiered stand can be used in lots of different ways and works just as well on a table as it does on a buffet.  SERVING STAND:  Gold Two Tier Stand
Holiday entertaining by candlelight is a must in my book and these Christmas tree shaped candles are the perfect accent to compliment the paper runner design. CENTERPIECE DECORPearlized Christmas Tree Candle *(these would make a fun hostess gift too)
Gold flatware is just one of the elements that helps to add a touch of glam to this tablescape and it ties in with the other gold accent pieces which helps to create the theme.  FLATWARE:  Gold Flatware *(I also love the design of this silver flatware set)
I like the idea of placing wine in an ice bucket versus placing the bottle on the table.  When not used to hold wine, the bucket could hold flowers or even be used as a serving bowl of a salad or bread.  ICE BUCKET:  Hexagon Ice Bucket
Colorful glasses are a great investment and will add that bold pop of color that every table needs.  These glasses accent the green in the runner and salad plates so that the table has three different pops of the key accent color. STEMWARE:  Green Wine Glasses  *(HomeGoods always has a great selection of colorful glassware)
Pattern mixing is key to bringing your holiday table to life. The gingham plaid dinner napkins provide a great contrast to the oversized pattern of the paper design and further highlight the navy color.  LINENS:  Blue Check Dinner Napkins *(these would be easy to DIY if you can’t find your color)
When it comes to a centerpiece, I use items that will add height, style and a unique touch to the table.  These gold reindeer do all of that along with adding that glamorous touch the decor called for.  DECOR:  Gold Reindeer Decor *(the fur collar is removable so you could change the look from year to year)

Chalkboard Christmas Plates

So when it comes to setting your holiday table, do you have any tricks or tips you use?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

I’ll be sharing my own holiday table soon.  Stay tuned.

Shelly

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