Welcome to the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour FINALE.
I’ve enjoyed opening my home to you!
Here’s arecap of my Christmas decor as we get ready for the big day. I seriously cannot believe that Christmas is so close!
If you’ve found your way here from MJonesStyle, welcome…let’s start the tour.
Here’s how the Merry & Bright tour starts at House of Hönigs…
My sunroom got the SmithHönig treatment with velvet stockings topped with SmithHönig fabric (Bakuba Lodge pattern) and a global mix of pillows everywhere!
Overall, I’ve gone for a wanderlust-inspired Silk Road feel this year, featuring global treasures I’ve collected on my travels. It’s a veritable “cabinet of curiosities” and blog hop sponsors Amara and SmithHönig fit right into my theme!
The simple DIY wreath made from gathered greenery is hung with a double strip of SmithHönig Bakuba Lodge fabric.
The napkin fabric is SmithHönig’s Vintage Gypsum.
My ornaments are a mix of peacock blue, gold and silver, with touches of gray. The Amara ornaments fit right into my scheme – and the overall mix definitely felt exotic and Old World.
Here we are, getting ready. I love unpacking the boxes every year!
Here is my Christmas table setting, inspired by Venice, Italy.
The Amara tree ornament adds a bit of decadence to an already embellished table top.
It all compliments one of my favorite art pieces, too. This one is painted on a piece of vintage Fortuny fabric, another icon of Venetian style. The artist, Alberto La Tassa, repaints the entire pattern onto the fabric as part of his process.
The colorful tassel is a Bedouin Sharsheeba, or camel tassel.
When I visited Amara’s website and saw a set of beautiful colored-glass tumblers, I knew they were a natural fit, too.
The tablecloth is Garnier-Thibeaut. The napkins are by SmithHönig.
The dinner plate is Tunisian and the flatware is mid-century Thai brassware that I’ve been collecting for years. (Special thanks to my two sisters, who’ve given me many pieces.)
The Foo Dog is part of a pair, although his mate has lost a big chunk of his terra cotta leg. I love the way they look so I don’t care.
Here’s a detail of the decorations on my main Christmas tree in the living room. Feathers, birds, mercury glass and diamante sprigs (in the background).
Below is a look at my living room pillows, a mix of velvets, including a small vintage accent pillow, and the boxy velvet “gift pillows” that were a tradition started by my mother.
Whenever I bring them out for the season, I think of her. She made them all by hand.
And here’s how those beautiful Amara peacock-inspired ornaments look on the tree!
So that’s all of the holiday cheer that I have for you today.
I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my home with you – and now I’ve got to buckle down and get everything ready.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
In the meantime, be sure to stop in and tour these Merry and Bright holiday home tours from all of my new blogger friends…
Rover at Home (that’s me)
Merry Christmas Friends!!