Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Black, White, Gold & Red Holiday Tour 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Black, White, Gold & Red Holiday Tour 2015

Happy Thursday! It's holiday home tour week thanks to the lovely Marty from A Stroll Thru Life, and I bet most of you are coming here from Kim's blog Tidbits & Twine. I love her shabby chic style and helpful posts!

And Pee Wee is usually the first to greet our guests, so he wanted to greet you today, too. Isn't he dapper?

Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com


I typically only decorate our living room and dining room, and this year I opted to keep the same black, white and gold color scheme as last year but I added in touches of red. The Sephora catalog was my inspiration. Overall, I really didn't buy much decor this year, which is GREAT considering I am doing the KonMari method of tidying up in about two weeks.

Let's start off in the living room. This room is long and narrow, which I hate 11 months out of the year, but for the holidays I stuff it full of decor and it feels oh so cozy!

LIVING ROOM


Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com

Last Friday I decided to finally reupholster my tufted ottoman (it was ripped in like five places), and I love the way it looks now with some striped fabric from IKEA. It brightens up the space and is striking, but best of all the whole upholstery job cost me under $20. Replacing the rug is next on my wish list, but I cannot seem to find a rug I absolutely love.

Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com

On top of the ottoman is my fave acrylic tray (clearance find at Hobby Lobby) filled with some presents, a HomeGoods candle and ornaments galore.

Ottoman coffee table decor DIY

The Christmas tree is my fave. I really piled on the ornaments and decor to make it opulent. 

living room christmas tree decor

I typically don't do too much to my bookshelves, but the addition of the garland does it make this bookshelf feel festive. Those little IKEA spotlights help highlight the decor on the shelves and match the finish perfectly.

living room bookshelf built ins decor christmas

Garland bookshelf living room Sauder

presents christmas tree staging

vase candle living room

BAR CART

And now...the bar cart. I LOVE to decorate my Target bar cart (best purchase of 2014, hands down), and right now I am all about champagne cocktails (get four of my recipes here), so that was my focus. I used a cake stand to add some height and a silver tinsel tree gives it a dash of sparkle.

target bar cart holiday styling

The addition of the $3 Target Dollar Spot "Merry Christmas" sign really makes the bar cart pop.

Beautifully styled bar cart that is ready for holiday champagne cocktails!

Beautifully styled bar cart that is ready for holiday champagne cocktails!

Another good way to use up extra ornaments is to string them all on some ribbon to create giant ornaments clusters like the one below. I believe I used about 17-19 ornaments to create it.

ornaments target gold black white red bar cart

THE MANTLE

My mantle is very similar to last year's mantle, but this year the lit garland adds a bit of glitter and glam. It's a simple mantle, but I think it all comes together beautifully. 

garland target stockings fireplace mantle

That "fa la la la la" garland I bought from Target last year is still one of my fave holiday buys.  

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

The matte gold sequin stockings from World Market are so stunning! If you can snag these, you should. Timeless and a total steal at $9 each.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Decorating with various deer all over the place has become my "thing". They're so classy looking and they remind me of my dear Pee Wee.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Some $2 photo boxes from Michael's and $1 Target gift bags round out the hearth area. The main attraction is that beautiful canister from ZGallerie that was given to me by a dear friend last year.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

DINING ROOM

Now, let's go on over to Pee Wee's Parlor and the dining room...another long and narrow room. My 1970's ranch home is very segmented, but we make the most of the space. It's so warm feeling in here thanks to the Christmas tree and all the metallics I used in here.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

The coffee table is filled with coasters, candles and coffee table books for our dinner parties. I LOVE my Sauder coffee table and how functional yet gorgeous it is (and affordable!)

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

The buffet/bar desk has a few extra plates and flatware, plus some holiday decor.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

I kept the tree similar to the one in the living room, but I do love how this tree has pine cones and berries built into the branches. Gives it a fuller, luxe look.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

I already wrote a post showcasing my dining table holiday decor, but in case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. I kept it all very low to help keep food, drink and conversations flowing. Plenty of candles are always a must at my dining table. 

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

And finally, here's a cute picture of Pee Wee thoroughly exhausted after following me around all evening as I snapped photos. Too bad he can't help me edit. :)

Pee Wee takes a nap by the Christmas tree after being exhausted from looking cute.

Hope you enjoyed my holiday tour, and I thank you SO much for stopping by. Please feel free to pin and share if you'd like-- it means the world to me!

Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com

It is now my pleasure to hand you off the talented, friendly and lovely Jennifer from Decorating Delirium. She recently purchased her dream home, and I love that she and I have the same taste in bathrooms...bold black and white. 

Tomorrow there will be some more tours, plus the chance for you to link up to show off YOUR home. I can't wait to browse through them all weekend. I simply love holiday decor. Be back this weekend with a last-minute gift guide featuring items under $30.

18 comments:

  1. Monica your tour blew me away! I love how your theme continues from room to room. Your bar cart is my absolute favorite. So festive! And Pee Wee- need I say more. Bravo my sweet friend!

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  2. Oh wow Monica, I love your pretty black/white and gold decor. Both trees are amazing and I am totally in love with your coffee table vignette and that bar cart. I also need to know where you found those fabulous striped and polka dot boxes.

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  3. Thank you so much for the shout-out. :) I love your dramatic decorating style - gorgeous! Those gold stockings are fantastic. And what a model Pee Wee is! Happy Holidays!

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  4. Please please please come decorate my house.

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  5. Monica, Everything is beautiful and Pee Wee is adorable. Happy Holidays!
    Sherry

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  6. Love it all!! Especially your bar art and mantel - too fun!! xo

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  7. Your home is stunning and you have an amazing eye for decor. Off to pin...so much pretty!! :)

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  8. Love the gold and black! The dining room setting is pretty; you are right! Lots of candles are a must! Merry Christmas! Linda @bushelandapickle.com

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  9. I seriously think you are my glitter and gold soul sister!!!....I think you are the only other person I have seen that likes gold as much as I do!!!..lol....I love your blog!!! Really well done!!
    Xo Laurie
    Www.northofchic.com

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  10. This. Is. Magic! Pinning. Sharing. Following. :)-- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com/

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  11. Your home is so glamorous! I really love that gold planter on your coffee table--where did you get it?

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    1. Hi Susan! I love it, too. It's from HomeGoods. I've also seen it at TJMaxx. Hope you can snag one!

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  12. So gorgeous, Monica! Your bar cart, mantel and of course Pee wee are my faves. :) Happy Holidays!

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  13. Wowzers Monica!!!! Que Casa mas linda!!! Every bit of your home is stunning. Pinning and sharing!!

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Black, White, Gold & Red Holiday Tour 2015

Happy Thursday! It's holiday home tour week thanks to the lovely Marty from A Stroll Thru Life, and I bet most of you are coming here from Kim's blog Tidbits & Twine. I love her shabby chic style and helpful posts!

And Pee Wee is usually the first to greet our guests, so he wanted to greet you today, too. Isn't he dapper?

Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com


I typically only decorate our living room and dining room, and this year I opted to keep the same black, white and gold color scheme as last year but I added in touches of red. The Sephora catalog was my inspiration. Overall, I really didn't buy much decor this year, which is GREAT considering I am doing the KonMari method of tidying up in about two weeks.

Let's start off in the living room. This room is long and narrow, which I hate 11 months out of the year, but for the holidays I stuff it full of decor and it feels oh so cozy!

LIVING ROOM


Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com

Last Friday I decided to finally reupholster my tufted ottoman (it was ripped in like five places), and I love the way it looks now with some striped fabric from IKEA. It brightens up the space and is striking, but best of all the whole upholstery job cost me under $20. Replacing the rug is next on my wish list, but I cannot seem to find a rug I absolutely love.

Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com

On top of the ottoman is my fave acrylic tray (clearance find at Hobby Lobby) filled with some presents, a HomeGoods candle and ornaments galore.

Ottoman coffee table decor DIY

The Christmas tree is my fave. I really piled on the ornaments and decor to make it opulent. 

living room christmas tree decor

I typically don't do too much to my bookshelves, but the addition of the garland does it make this bookshelf feel festive. Those little IKEA spotlights help highlight the decor on the shelves and match the finish perfectly.

living room bookshelf built ins decor christmas

Garland bookshelf living room Sauder

presents christmas tree staging

vase candle living room

BAR CART

And now...the bar cart. I LOVE to decorate my Target bar cart (best purchase of 2014, hands down), and right now I am all about champagne cocktails (get four of my recipes here), so that was my focus. I used a cake stand to add some height and a silver tinsel tree gives it a dash of sparkle.

target bar cart holiday styling

The addition of the $3 Target Dollar Spot "Merry Christmas" sign really makes the bar cart pop.

Beautifully styled bar cart that is ready for holiday champagne cocktails!

Beautifully styled bar cart that is ready for holiday champagne cocktails!

Another good way to use up extra ornaments is to string them all on some ribbon to create giant ornaments clusters like the one below. I believe I used about 17-19 ornaments to create it.

ornaments target gold black white red bar cart

THE MANTLE

My mantle is very similar to last year's mantle, but this year the lit garland adds a bit of glitter and glam. It's a simple mantle, but I think it all comes together beautifully. 

garland target stockings fireplace mantle

That "fa la la la la" garland I bought from Target last year is still one of my fave holiday buys.  

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

The matte gold sequin stockings from World Market are so stunning! If you can snag these, you should. Timeless and a total steal at $9 each.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Decorating with various deer all over the place has become my "thing". They're so classy looking and they remind me of my dear Pee Wee.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Some $2 photo boxes from Michael's and $1 Target gift bags round out the hearth area. The main attraction is that beautiful canister from ZGallerie that was given to me by a dear friend last year.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

DINING ROOM

Now, let's go on over to Pee Wee's Parlor and the dining room...another long and narrow room. My 1970's ranch home is very segmented, but we make the most of the space. It's so warm feeling in here thanks to the Christmas tree and all the metallics I used in here.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

The coffee table is filled with coasters, candles and coffee table books for our dinner parties. I LOVE my Sauder coffee table and how functional yet gorgeous it is (and affordable!)

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

The buffet/bar desk has a few extra plates and flatware, plus some holiday decor.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

I kept the tree similar to the one in the living room, but I do love how this tree has pine cones and berries built into the branches. Gives it a fuller, luxe look.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

I already wrote a post showcasing my dining table holiday decor, but in case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. I kept it all very low to help keep food, drink and conversations flowing. Plenty of candles are always a must at my dining table. 

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

And finally, here's a cute picture of Pee Wee thoroughly exhausted after following me around all evening as I snapped photos. Too bad he can't help me edit. :)

Pee Wee takes a nap by the Christmas tree after being exhausted from looking cute.

Hope you enjoyed my holiday tour, and I thank you SO much for stopping by. Please feel free to pin and share if you'd like-- it means the world to me!

Black, white, gold & red Christmas tour- beautiful, timeless, glam decor. via monicawantsit.com

It is now my pleasure to hand you off the talented, friendly and lovely Jennifer from Decorating Delirium. She recently purchased her dream home, and I love that she and I have the same taste in bathrooms...bold black and white. 

Tomorrow there will be some more tours, plus the chance for you to link up to show off YOUR home. I can't wait to browse through them all weekend. I simply love holiday decor. Be back this weekend with a last-minute gift guide featuring items under $30.

18 comments :

  1. Monica your tour blew me away! I love how your theme continues from room to room. Your bar cart is my absolute favorite. So festive! And Pee Wee- need I say more. Bravo my sweet friend!

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  2. Oh wow Monica, I love your pretty black/white and gold decor. Both trees are amazing and I am totally in love with your coffee table vignette and that bar cart. I also need to know where you found those fabulous striped and polka dot boxes.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you so much for the shout-out. :) I love your dramatic decorating style - gorgeous! Those gold stockings are fantastic. And what a model Pee Wee is! Happy Holidays!

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  4. Please please please come decorate my house.

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  5. Monica, Everything is beautiful and Pee Wee is adorable. Happy Holidays!
    Sherry

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  6. Love it all!! Especially your bar art and mantel - too fun!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your home is stunning and you have an amazing eye for decor. Off to pin...so much pretty!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the gold and black! The dining room setting is pretty; you are right! Lots of candles are a must! Merry Christmas! Linda @bushelandapickle.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I seriously think you are my glitter and gold soul sister!!!....I think you are the only other person I have seen that likes gold as much as I do!!!..lol....I love your blog!!! Really well done!!
    Xo Laurie
    Www.northofchic.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. This. Is. Magic! Pinning. Sharing. Following. :)-- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your home is so glamorous! I really love that gold planter on your coffee table--where did you get it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Susan! I love it, too. It's from HomeGoods. I've also seen it at TJMaxx. Hope you can snag one!

      Delete
  12. So gorgeous, Monica! Your bar cart, mantel and of course Pee wee are my faves. :) Happy Holidays!

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  13. Wowzers Monica!!!! Que Casa mas linda!!! Every bit of your home is stunning. Pinning and sharing!!

    ReplyDelete