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Home for the Holidays; Blog Tour

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

Welcome everyone! I hope you had a blast at Summer’s house over at “She Leaves a Little Sparkle“. She always finds a way to add a magical touch to everything she styles and creates. For awhile now I’ve been trying to hide my excitement for the upcoming home tour. I think it’s a miracle I haven’t exploded by now. But today I can share with you an amazing lineup of bloggers whose homes are included in this 2016 “Home for the Holidays; Blog Tour”. Oh, and keep on reading for an exciting tree giveaway at the end of this post.

Janine from Happy Happy Nester
Lacey and Kim from Styled With Lace
Laila from Designs by Laila
Lizbeth from Home and Fabulous
Oscar from Oscar Bravo Home
Sheila from Maison de Cinq
Susana from Too Chic for Words
Jodie and Julie from The Design Twins

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

So now that I’ve shared this amazing list of the “best bloggers on the block”, let me welcome you into my home.This year I’m trying something a little bit different by including a second tree that almost seems to be the one greeting everyone from the door. Love coming back home and just standing in the entrance to see how this beauty glows. But I’ll share more on it later on the post.

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

Another novelty in this year’s Christmas decor are our new “INK + IVY Waldorf Alligator Faux Leather Lounge Accent Chair” from Lamps Plus. These sculptural seats elevate the entire look of our living room by providing a modern accent and creating an interesting contrast of styles against our 1938 fireplace. Their faux leather seems so real and they’re incredibly comfortable. My husband and I love sitting here and talk about the day’s events.

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

To set this area I also added the “Mandovi Cowhide AL03 Rug” from Rugs USA which provided the perfect base for my design. The geometric pattern of this rug became the perfect complement for the “INK + IVY Waldorf Alligator Faux Leather Lounge Accent Chair” and at the same time was the perfect match for the new London mirror from Grandin Road.

Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

Just like the rug, the geometrical design of the mirror was the perfect canvas for the creation of our simple and minimal mantle decor. To enhance the height of the mirror even more, I added a set of two metal reindeer also from Grandin Road. This vertical alignment of elements helped in creating a visual illusion of higher walls in our small living room. A 10′ natural magnolia garland from The Magnolia Company was all that this mantle needed. The hunter green and copper of the leaves added just the right touch of color. 
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Over our foyer table I kept things quiet by using golden and metallic elements that go so well with the wood. Over the mirror a “Gold Magnolia Wreath” from Grandin Road seems to replicate the fireplace area. 
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
I’ve already set the dinner table so you are cordially invited to stay and eat with us. And while we’re here, let me tell you how easy it was to create this centerpiece. Through the years I’ve been collecting Christmas mercury glass trees and I’ve used them everywhere. But this year I’ve found a set of three at Grandin Road that light up with batteries. So I gathered all my trees and set the new ones in front so that at nights they would be the main characters of the setting. To finish this centerpiece, I only added a couple of natural Christmas tree branches to bring in the soft fragrance of he season. 
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Over the plates, which I kept simple by using grays and whites, I placed a folded dark green fabric napkin and decorated it with another natural Christmas tree branch and an adorable pear ornament. Love how this simple piece glitters with the incoming light.
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Here in the kitchen I once again opted for simplicity by just hanging a pine needle tree garland over the window and a mix of cute small houses to enhance the sill. At nights most of them can be lit either with batteries or a simple battery operated tealight. You can see more of this kitchen here
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Now about this amazing tree from the King of Christmas. This is a “6.5′ King Fraser Fir Slim Quick Shape with 500 LED warm white lights” and its size and width were perfect for our small home. I decorated it with some rustic handmade metal bells from HomeGoods and additional metallic ornaments. I also placed three wooden words to add character and a whimsy detail to the tree. 
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Another room I really enjoyed decorating for Christmas was my daughters’ bedroom. While I kept it simple with a “Winter Wonderland” sort of theme, the details around were what made this room so appealing to the little ones. You can read all about this room here.
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016
While I can’t wait for Christmas day to arrive, I would rather prefer to live up these couple of days in slow-motion; because when things are starting the get good, it’s almost time to go! Hope you’ve enjoyed this tour and don’t forget that there are lots of fun and amazing decor tips over at my good friend Oscar Bravo Home. I can’t wait to catch you over there!
Christmas Homes Blog Tour 2016

For our “Home for the Holidays Blog Tour”, King of Christmas is kindly giving away one 7 foot flocked unlit tree to one lucky winner. Here’s how you enter the giveaway: each comment (one per blog) qualifies as an entry. So, the more blogs you comment in our tour, the more entries for you. Also, if you subscribe to our blogs each subscription gives you two more entries. This giveaway is for US residents and you must be at least 18 years old. This King of Christmas tree giveaway ends on December 11th at 8:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced that week.

This post was sponsored. All the opinions included are mine. 

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53 Comments

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    SheLeavesALittleSparkle dotCom
    December 2, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Oh my goodness Gloribell!! What a spectacular tour! I love the new additions in your family room and your tree is so stunning and vibrant! Or table is so lovely and every detail you shared it was just gorgeous. I love your style! So fun to do another tour with you 💕 Wishing you a merry Christmas 🎄❤️️

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 2, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Oh thank you so much Summer! I love having your visit. Wishing you a merry Christmas as well!

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    Yesica101
    December 2, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    This is definitely my 2nd favorite! Hahaha of course #1 is oscarbravohome 😆 I love how it doesnt scream out Christmas and love your use of woods. That's always very real meaning livable 🙂 Oscar's wife Yesica😉

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 2, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Hi Yessica! Feeling so honored by your words. And hey lady, you are too funny (just like Oscar)! Have a wonderful Christmas along your friends and beautiful family (oh… and new dog! 😉)

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    kristincita
    December 3, 2016 at 1:59 am

    I especially enjoyed the girls room!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 3, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Thank you so much! Hope you got a chance to see that post as well.

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    Kathy Beltran
    December 3, 2016 at 2:00 am

    So beautiful Gloria ell! Your table scape is to die for! Thank you for the inspiration. Much love

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 3, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Thank you Kathy for stopping by. So happy to know that you've enjoyed this tour!

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    Colette Joseph
    December 3, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Love your casual, but elegant style. There's a bit of gold sparkle here and there, but the space is comfortable and inviting!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 3, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Hi Colette (love your name)! Thanks for your visit and your kind words. Have a lovely night!

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    Christina Belcher
    December 3, 2016 at 2:42 am

    So many great details and love your daughters' room!!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 3, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Oh, thank you Christina! It is one of my favorite projects. So happy to know you liked it as well.

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    Annette
    December 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Everything looks so beautiful. I wish I had your talent! (Do we have to post again to let you know we've subscribed?)

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    Patti
    December 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Your decorations are stunning! I love the Mercury glass trees and all of the little houses!

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    Lacey Kennedy
    December 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Gloribell, I have so enjoyed touring your beautiful home! All of your photos are stunning! Love the new additions to your living room and your color palette. So happy to be teaming up with you on this tour!

    Kim and Lacey

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    Teri
    December 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Very lovely decorating. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sugarbabe
    December 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I love your elegant trees on the table. Beautiful.

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    Kathleen
    December 4, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Gloribell, I just love your fresh, eclectic style! So beautiful and so interesting! Your tree decorations are just gorgeous, and I loved your beautiful Christmas trees centerpeice, too. Excellent job, my friend!

    xo

    Kathleen

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    Oscar Bravo
    December 4, 2016 at 4:21 am

    One of my favorite home tours my friend. I love how your whole house flows so well. Beautiful tablescape and beautiful tree. I especially loved the large bells!!! I saw them at homegoods and immediately started thinking of how I could use them. Loved how you hung them on the tree!

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    TooChicForWords
    December 4, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Beautifully done, Gloribel… Adore your girls room!! I've been a fan of your blog for a long time and always find so much inspiration with what you share.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    XO

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    Joan
    December 4, 2016 at 4:21 am

    So beautiful Gloribell! I love your mix of natural elements with metallic and sparkles. Your daughters' bedroom is magical! Merry Christmas

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    Sheila @ Maison de Cinq
    December 5, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Gloribell,

    Your whole tour looks AMAZING! I am such a fan of your style and your home, as you know, and you did not disappoint! The shot where you can see the tree down the hallway is truly stunning. And I love that you decorated your daughter's room – so cute!

    So glad to have met you this year and to have collaborated on all these "hops." Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Sheila
    xo

    http://www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

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    Crazy Chic Designs
    December 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Gloribell, this is beautiful, glamorous, organic and wonderful!! Amazing job!!

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    Lizbeth Carrillo
    December 6, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Amiga, tu casa es simplemente hermosa. 😘

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    designsbylaila
    December 6, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Loving all the metallics you used for your Christmas decor Gloribell, so beautiful!! And how adorable is your girl's room! Happy Holidays hun! xo

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    Alicia S
    December 6, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Gloribell,

    What a beautiful job you have done…..I love that new tree and the way you can see it as you come in..it .immediately welcomes you in. Thank you for inspiring us and giving us ideas to incorporate into our homes.

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Hi Alicia! So nice of you to stop-by. Thank you so much and yes, this tree really makes a difference when one comes in. Have a merry Christmas!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Gracias Liz que bueno verte por aquí. Felíz Navidad!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks Laila! Happy to read you and yes, the girls are enjoying their mini "Winter Wonderland". Happy Holidays to you too!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks Amy! I really appreciate your visit 😉

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Hello Sheila and welcome to my little cyber world! Thank you so much for the visit and for always being an inspiration to me. Happy Holidays!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Oscar, I couldn't passed them! I've had one for many months now in the entrance of our house. But when I saw these in a smaller scale at @HomeGoods, I couldn't resist! I think they add a vintage vibe to my tree's decor. Thanks for stopping by amigo!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks Kathleen! Love decorating for Christmas and setting a jolly mood. 😀

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Oh that is so nice of you to say Susana. Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you so much! This is one of those collections that will work great in almost every spot you place them.

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you Teri for stopping by!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Lacey I'm happy as well to have joined forces with so many talented bloggers like yourself. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you and Kim a very merry Christmas!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks Patti! Mercury glass goes so well when decorating for the Holidays. It add a glam look!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Don't worry Annette! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks Joan and Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Iris Watts
    December 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    This is perfection, friend! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you so much Iris for taking the time to visit. Love having your visit! Have an amazing Holiday!

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    Janine Waite
    December 8, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Gloribell,
    Your tour is always so wonderful to read! I also delight in every photo that you take. All your decor is splendid and so natural and gorgeous. Thanks for joining our tour and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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    Victoria Hardesty
    December 8, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Simple and Elegant. Hard to do both. You have great taste. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

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    Lauren H
    December 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I love your style.
    Your decor is beautiful.

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    cheryl
    December 10, 2016 at 4:17 am

    I think the simplicity of the kitchen caught my eye the most, and I am one to really deck the halls.

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    Gold_Dust SdotD
    December 11, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Great tour, I love all of the gold!!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 12, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Thank you so much! Happy Holidays

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 12, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Thank you so much! Happy Holidays

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 12, 2016 at 4:46 am

    I love keeping things simple for that relaxed look. Thank you so much! Happy Holidays

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 12, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Thank you so much! Happy Holidays to you too!

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    Gloribell Lebron
    December 12, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Thanks Janine for hosting. Have a beautiful Christmas!

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    Killtan Roy
    December 25, 2016 at 4:54 am

    nice

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