Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Black, White & Gold Holiday Living Room Tour

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Black, White & Gold Holiday Living Room Tour

I finally was able to spend sometime doing what I love...decorate! The living room is decorated in my favorite color palette of the moment: black, white & gold! I didn't want anything super traditional. This holiday decor is really me, and it makes me so happy! I'll shut up now and show you all WAY too many photos.

There's a lot of super simple DIY's included in my decor, so I'll give you details along the way. I invested a lot of time in effort into the projects, decor, and photos, so I ask that if you like this post, please pin it on Pinterest and share on your social media channels. It makes me happy when my content gets shared. :)

The Mantle
 Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com
Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Garland was $4 from Target (I love it!)

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The stockings above are from Dollar Tree (circa 2011). I added striped ribbon, bows and mini chalkboards for a custom look.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The “art” on the mantle is made from canvases I bought super cheap from Michael’s. The gold dot art pieces were made with sheets of gold cardstock and a 1” hole punch + Glue Dots. The black & white art piece is made from wrapping paper from Michael’s and a faux taxidermy ornament from Walmart.

The candlesticks are a bit hard to photograph, so I moved them away from the mantle to get a better pic. The candlesticks are from Dollar Tree and to make them swanky I added gold metallic stripes using Scotch Expressions Tape that I bought at Target for about $4 a roll (a steal…it comes with 25 yards!)

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The Bar Cart

Our living room is where we spend a LOT of time during the holidays, so I’m finally putting my Target bar cart to good use this holiday season.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The metallic gold polka dot glassware is from Home Goods, as are the ice buckets and gorgeous faux taxidermy.

The Christmas Tree

I love my Christmas tree! I avidly chose to stay away from silver in favor of white accents, and I am so happy I did. There are a few disco ball ornaments that help bounce light around, but other than that it stays true to the color palette. Flowers and large stars from Dollar Tree add a bit of flair.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

 Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

I snagged the Jason Wu ornaments back when Neiman Marcus and Target partnered together in 2012, and I am THRILLED I bought 2 sets on clearance. Isn’t the ornament below gorgeous? It probably weighs about a pound, no joke.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Tree topper is from the Martha Stewart Collection at The Home Depot.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Other Details

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

My favorite thing to do with leftover ornaments is to stick them inside an apothecary jar—so easy!

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

I lusted after this Pottery Barn pillow cover last year and it sold out. I snagged it this year and am SO. IN. LOVE.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

This clearance monogrammed tray from Kirkland’s is great for drinks or for a candle inside a vase:

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

We got a pair of recliners from Home Decorators Collection, and they were the best investment we’ve made recently. A luxe blanket from Home Goods and a pillow from Target make this a great spot to snuggle up and watch TV. My ultimate goal with any decor I put in my house is to create an elegant, beautiful, but COMFY place to lounge—as evidenced below.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The Pooch

You all know how much I adore my dog, and he loves to pose for you all, so here are Pee Wee’s 2014 holiday pics. Yes, he’s a boy dog…I couldn’t resist adding some sparkle. (I’m a bad fur mom!)

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com
Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Hope you all enjoyed my 2014 living room holiday tour! I’ll put the finishes touching on my dining room and will hopefully have that up early next week. For now, enjoy the pics above. If you have any questions on sources for decor, etc., please leave them in the comments and I will respond. :)

Have you put up your holiday decorations yet?

Linking up this post to: Marvelous Mommy, The DIY Dreamer, Not Just a Housewife, Skip to My Lou, DIY ShowOff, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Home Stories A to Z.

21 comments:

  1. Oh I love it all. I am so into gold and I adore your fabulous gold dot glasses on the bar cart, your tree is fabulous also. Very, very pretty decor.

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    1. Thank you so much, Marty! Hugs, and thanks so much for always being so supportive and kind. :)

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  2. This is so adorable!!!! I am trying to decide between gold and black or silver and blue.... now that I saw this I am leaning towards black and gold! Also, wanted to let you know I have a link party on Wednesday, hope to see you there! Can't wait to party with you at https://homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com :-)

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    1. Lisa, thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

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  4. Can I just come over and hang out for a bit .... it's better than a Christmas catalogue!!

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    1. Stacy, you are welcome over anytime! I owe you big time after all I learned from you and Maura about Pinterest. Hugs!

      Delete
  5. This is so lovely - I am such a fan of black and gold and you did it so well.I think the little bows on the stockings are such a sweet touch. I am so happy I discovered your blog through the San Antonio Bloggers group. I love your style and will be following along!

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    1. Haeley- it's so nice to meet you! I am following you now as well--you have amazing taste and a gorgeous blog. It's great to meet fellow decor fiends to learn from.

      Delete
  6. Seriously, your home is so magical - I would spend hrs and hrs just checking every little thing out. You have such a great eye and style - love it!

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    1. You're so sweet, Rocio! If you're ever headed down this way, please let me know- I'd love to have you over.

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  7. so glam! love it all, especially your pup. so cute.
    enjoy your space.
    b

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    1. Thanks, B! Pee Wee loves the holidays since he gets to have his picture taken about 300 times. LOL. :)

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  8. Beautiful! Ok, need to know where the white w/gold dot wrapping paper on the present came from!!

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    1. Laurel- it's from the Michael's $1 bins (it was $2 though...maybe $3...nonetheless a great deal!)

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  9. It is all fa la la fabulous Monica! Love the striped Dazzle deerhead on your mantel and the gold garland especially!
    Jenna

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  10. Love it all! Adore that falalala banner! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. your house is so cute! love the way you decorate....i'm all about the gold polka dots right now too - in the midst of planning a baby shower using that theme! xoxo, tracie

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  12. Love the black & white with the gold, but can we talk about PeeWee??? Adoriable!

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  13. Some of the classiest decoration for Christmas that I've seen! Gold is my favourite Christmas colour and you do it so well here!

    ReplyDelete

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Black, White & Gold Holiday Living Room Tour

I finally was able to spend sometime doing what I love...decorate! The living room is decorated in my favorite color palette of the moment: black, white & gold! I didn't want anything super traditional. This holiday decor is really me, and it makes me so happy! I'll shut up now and show you all WAY too many photos.

There's a lot of super simple DIY's included in my decor, so I'll give you details along the way. I invested a lot of time in effort into the projects, decor, and photos, so I ask that if you like this post, please pin it on Pinterest and share on your social media channels. It makes me happy when my content gets shared. :)

The Mantle
 Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com
Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Garland was $4 from Target (I love it!)

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The stockings above are from Dollar Tree (circa 2011). I added striped ribbon, bows and mini chalkboards for a custom look.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The “art” on the mantle is made from canvases I bought super cheap from Michael’s. The gold dot art pieces were made with sheets of gold cardstock and a 1” hole punch + Glue Dots. The black & white art piece is made from wrapping paper from Michael’s and a faux taxidermy ornament from Walmart.

The candlesticks are a bit hard to photograph, so I moved them away from the mantle to get a better pic. The candlesticks are from Dollar Tree and to make them swanky I added gold metallic stripes using Scotch Expressions Tape that I bought at Target for about $4 a roll (a steal…it comes with 25 yards!)

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The Bar Cart

Our living room is where we spend a LOT of time during the holidays, so I’m finally putting my Target bar cart to good use this holiday season.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The metallic gold polka dot glassware is from Home Goods, as are the ice buckets and gorgeous faux taxidermy.

The Christmas Tree

I love my Christmas tree! I avidly chose to stay away from silver in favor of white accents, and I am so happy I did. There are a few disco ball ornaments that help bounce light around, but other than that it stays true to the color palette. Flowers and large stars from Dollar Tree add a bit of flair.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

 Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

I snagged the Jason Wu ornaments back when Neiman Marcus and Target partnered together in 2012, and I am THRILLED I bought 2 sets on clearance. Isn’t the ornament below gorgeous? It probably weighs about a pound, no joke.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Tree topper is from the Martha Stewart Collection at The Home Depot.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Other Details

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

My favorite thing to do with leftover ornaments is to stick them inside an apothecary jar—so easy!

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

I lusted after this Pottery Barn pillow cover last year and it sold out. I snagged it this year and am SO. IN. LOVE.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

This clearance monogrammed tray from Kirkland’s is great for drinks or for a candle inside a vase:

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

We got a pair of recliners from Home Decorators Collection, and they were the best investment we’ve made recently. A luxe blanket from Home Goods and a pillow from Target make this a great spot to snuggle up and watch TV. My ultimate goal with any decor I put in my house is to create an elegant, beautiful, but COMFY place to lounge—as evidenced below.

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

The Pooch

You all know how much I adore my dog, and he loves to pose for you all, so here are Pee Wee’s 2014 holiday pics. Yes, he’s a boy dog…I couldn’t resist adding some sparkle. (I’m a bad fur mom!)

Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com
Black, white & gold modern & chic holiday decor. For more DIY decor ideas, head over to monicawantsit.com

Hope you all enjoyed my 2014 living room holiday tour! I’ll put the finishes touching on my dining room and will hopefully have that up early next week. For now, enjoy the pics above. If you have any questions on sources for decor, etc., please leave them in the comments and I will respond. :)

Have you put up your holiday decorations yet?

Linking up this post to: Marvelous Mommy, The DIY Dreamer, Not Just a Housewife, Skip to My Lou, DIY ShowOff, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Home Stories A to Z.

21 comments :

  1. Oh I love it all. I am so into gold and I adore your fabulous gold dot glasses on the bar cart, your tree is fabulous also. Very, very pretty decor.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Marty! Hugs, and thanks so much for always being so supportive and kind. :)

      Delete
  2. This is so adorable!!!! I am trying to decide between gold and black or silver and blue.... now that I saw this I am leaning towards black and gold! Also, wanted to let you know I have a link party on Wednesday, hope to see you there! Can't wait to party with you at https://homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Replies
    1. Lisa, thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

      Delete
  4. Can I just come over and hang out for a bit .... it's better than a Christmas catalogue!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stacy, you are welcome over anytime! I owe you big time after all I learned from you and Maura about Pinterest. Hugs!

      Delete
  5. This is so lovely - I am such a fan of black and gold and you did it so well.I think the little bows on the stockings are such a sweet touch. I am so happy I discovered your blog through the San Antonio Bloggers group. I love your style and will be following along!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haeley- it's so nice to meet you! I am following you now as well--you have amazing taste and a gorgeous blog. It's great to meet fellow decor fiends to learn from.

      Delete
  6. Seriously, your home is so magical - I would spend hrs and hrs just checking every little thing out. You have such a great eye and style - love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so sweet, Rocio! If you're ever headed down this way, please let me know- I'd love to have you over.

      Delete
  7. so glam! love it all, especially your pup. so cute.
    enjoy your space.
    b

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, B! Pee Wee loves the holidays since he gets to have his picture taken about 300 times. LOL. :)

      Delete
  8. Beautiful! Ok, need to know where the white w/gold dot wrapping paper on the present came from!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Laurel- it's from the Michael's $1 bins (it was $2 though...maybe $3...nonetheless a great deal!)

      Delete
  9. It is all fa la la fabulous Monica! Love the striped Dazzle deerhead on your mantel and the gold garland especially!
    Jenna

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love it all! Adore that falalala banner! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. your house is so cute! love the way you decorate....i'm all about the gold polka dots right now too - in the midst of planning a baby shower using that theme! xoxo, tracie

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the black & white with the gold, but can we talk about PeeWee??? Adoriable!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Some of the classiest decoration for Christmas that I've seen! Gold is my favourite Christmas colour and you do it so well here!

    ReplyDelete