Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour 2017 {Part 1}

It is such an honor to be included in the Merry  & Bright Holiday Home Tour hosted by the amazing Shelly at Confetti Style.    If you haven't seen all the tours yet I suggest you start here and click through to all, you won't want to miss a single one!  If you are stopping by from Rover at Home a special welcome to you!
Let's begin the tour in the foyer.  The garland along with gold bows and assorted gold ornaments adorn the stairs.  In previous years the garland had red ornaments but this year I went with gold as the main color for downstairs.


The main Christmas tree is in our living room, the only location that will accommodate a tree comfortably.

As I mentioned earlier, gold is the main color scheme this year in my downstairs decor.  As part of Merry and Bright, I selected a few Christmas pieces to use in my  decor from AmaraAmara has the most amazing selection of Christmas decor along with every day items such as candles, wine glasses, trinket boxes,cutting boards and so much more I can't even begin to list them all.

The geometric diamond baubles immeidately caught my eye and I knew they would be perfect on our tree!  I can't decide which  of the 3 finishes I adore the most!


The view from the foyer into the living room might be my favorite this year.


As we move into the family room, this tree is a bit smaller, but so is the space I have for it.  This is the only tree this year that all the lights work!  This tree is new this year and from WalMart.  Since I've had to add lights to all the other trees in the house I opted for a non-prelit tree.


For the mantel, I start with 2 pieces of store bought garland.  Those are attached to the mantel with easy to remove adhesive hooks, it takes about 4 to safely support the garland.    With the garland secure I begin to add greenery from our yard.   Honey always makes a run to the farm and picks me up cedar clippings.  Layering lights in the cedar adds a soft glow in the evening.  Magnolia branches are added as well.


A few weeks back on my Instagram stories I ask for help selecting either a hurricane or these Double Happiness Jars.  Many thanks to all of you that sent me messages letting me know your vote!  The blue and white overwhelmingly was the winner!

This gorgeous new pillow was also a perk of Merry & Bright this year.  The Smith Honig fabric line is a must see!  The vibrant colors of the fabrics are absolutely gorgeous.  The quality of the fabric and the pillow itself are incredible.

The tassles create the perfect punch to the pillow.  While I'd personally never detach the tassles, they are detachable.

That is it for my home this week!  I'm glad  you've stopped by today, be sure and come back next week on  Wednesday, December 6 as we share a few more spaces in our holiday home tour.  I'll be sharing my dining spaces both the formal dining room and the breakfast room along with our kitchen.   Many thanks once again to Shelly for including Positively Southern among these beautiful homes.
Next up today on the tour is Green With Decor you are in for a real treat as she shares her home.



disclosure:  I did receive products from Amara and Smith Honig to use in my decor.  My opinions are all my own.
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7 comments :

  1. Wow, it is beautiful! You are very talented with all the decorations! Lovely and very inviting!

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    1. Thank you so much! I LOVE decorating for Christmas, I'm glad it shows!

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  2. It is all so pretty. Very elegant.

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  3. I just love the garland on your stairs - so festive!

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  4. Tamyra, I love the gold touches you've added to your holiday decor and your tree is soaring with delight. Beautiful, merry and Bright!

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  5. Everything is so festive and so cozy! Love how your home is so inviting. Beautiful!

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