ADDING GLAM TO CHRISTMAS DECOR

tiffany-blue-gold-gift-wrap4fullsizerenderI always wondered what the word glamorous really means. I think it can be different things to different people. When I think of glamour, it’s something sophisticated, elegant, something that is just a little bit of an added touch that elevates the ordinary. When I was asked to join this blog tour by our fabulous and very glamorous host, Summer of She Leaves A Little Sparkle, and sponsored by Annie Selke, I couldn’t resist! Especially since I get to delve a little deeper and really think about the different ways of sprinkling some glam around in our Christmas decor this season. I think my style may already denote a little bit of glam here and there, maybe in a subtle way that brings the small details to the forefront. In my Christmas home tour that I shared the other day (you can see the tour here), you may have already seen some of these touches around our home, and today I’m going to talk about them in further detail so you can understand what the thought process is behind some of these details and decisions. I’m so fortunate to be doing this alongside an amazing group of talented bloggers for this tour, who all have their unique style, and if you’re visiting for the first time and coming over from Cindy at Edith & Evelyn, I’m so happy to welcome you into our home. If you’re been here before, I’m always thrilled to have you back! We have a wonderful group on the tour today – everyone is listed at the bottom of my post. Please be sure to take the full tour and get everyone’s take on glam in their homes!

Shall we get started?

GOING GLAM WITH TIFFANY BLUE

I want to start with my favorite part of our decor this holiday, and that’s the color palette. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and get inspired to do something which will elevate the ordinary in your home. tiffany-blue-gold-gift-wrap5Does it get any more glam than Tiffany inspired blue? I think this could secretly be every woman’s favorite color. Just the sight of it and I’m thinking sparkling diamond earrings and Audrey Hepburn. Although it really is slightly more blue, it’s the perfect addition to our Christmas decor. When I was decorating for the season, I wanted everything in our home to be silver and gold, yet I quickly learned I was craving color to add to the mix.tiffany-blue-gold-gift-wrap3 Jumping off of our blue living room lamps, it was the perfect cue for the color I needed. I printed some paper and wrapped these gifts (they’re actually not real but my daughter is convinced they are!) in the most glamorous colors I could imagine. The Tiffany blue and gold combination is definitely glamorous in my mind! I’m very happy I decided to layer this color throughout the living room.christmas-living-room5tiffany-blue-gold-gift-wrap2

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GREEN MEETS GLAM WHEN MIXED WITH GOLD

Since we’re on the topic of gold (which you must know I have a serious love for), in our kitchen I went with only green and gold, where normally I have my blue and white ginger jars and vases on display. For the holidays I wanted a subtle feeling in here, but going back to what I think glamorous means, the addition of metallics, especially anything gold, is what glamorous is for me.
fresh-flowers-greenery-gold-magnolia-wreath3fresh-flowers-greenery-gold-magnolia-wreathMy magnolia wreaths are a staple in my holiday decor, but this year, I glammed them up by painting random leaves gold. I LOVE how it turned out. You can see more of them and more if my kitchen in my Christmas home tour as well.
fresh-flowers-greenery-goldA metallic mercury glass apothecary jar will make any space glamorous no matter where you put it. I removed the lid and used this for my floral arrangement. I have a confession : I am really not very good at arranging flowers, and I’m actually quite new with experimenting with them. I figured it’s at least a beautiful thing to get wrong so why not just go ahead and have fun? Adding a few fresh greens around is something that is glamorous to me – fresh flowers are the ultimate indulgence, right? pottery-barn-lantern-fresh-flowersThis little guy broke off so I saved him in a glass and added a few pine sprigs around – it’s so cute and fresh, it makes me smile when I’m doing dishes too. Talk about elevating the ordinary!pottery-barn-lantern-fresh-flowers2

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A LITTLE GLITTER AND GLAM GOES A LONG WAY

Let’s talk a little more about my silver and gold touches that adorn the tree. This was my starting point with our decor this year. I’ve always used silver and gold, some years I mix it with blue, some with green. I love the mix of warm and cool metals as well, and Christmas is the perfect opportunity to go all out with it.
christmas-flocked-tree-ornaments-silver-gold3I absolutely love how these glittery touches work against our flocked Christmas tree.christmas-flocked-tree-ornaments-silver-gold2From the ribbon to the ornaments to the sprays, the glitter just keeps on giving on this tree!christmas-flocked-tree-ornaments-silver-goldHere’s a closer look at the mantel where I layered a silver garland underneath my existing one. I used this not only to beef up our garland but to get that element of shimmer happening over here.
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THE DINING ROOM GETS ALL GLAMMED UP 

This recent tablescape is from a post that I shared last week, A Winter White and Silver Tablescape (read it here) and if you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed the little addition that adds some serious glam to this room.
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Our lantern style pendant fixture is relatively new in this space and it’s sleek, clean lines add an understated elegance to our room. For the Christmas season, I wanted to mix it up a little bit so I used some vintage crystals I had from an old chandelier and draped them over the arms of the lights.
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The way the crystals catch the light is quite exquisite and even though these are temporary for the season, I’m loving how they bring this fixture up a notch.

crystals-chandelier2chandelier-lantern-crystal-christmas2crystals-chandelierThe centerpiece on this tablescape is simple to create and adds the perfect touch. A cake stand, layered with a crystal beaded branch candleholder and surrounded with christmas balls in cool metals, and you have a focal point, both glam and elegant.glam-centerpiece-crystal2glam-centerpiece-crystalCool silver napkins and an acrylic snowflake top off this understated place setting with a little extra glamorous touch.
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PILLOWS WITH ADDED GLAM FOR PUNCH 

Back to the living room, I wanted to bring in another glam touch, but it needed to be low key at the same time. In our home last fall (my Fall Home Tour is here), I had found the most beautiful deep blue velvet pillows (as well as gorgeous crewel pillows) that I still love (they’re currently in our master bedroom), but for the holiday season I wanted to pair back the color and still keep a mix of textures on the sofas. Hello faux fur, velvet and sequins! My new Bolly Pillows from Annie Selke, fit the bill and are the perfect neutral-meets-glam touch that I needed. bolly-pillow-annie-selke-christmas-decor7bolly-pillow-annie-selke-christmas-decor5The texture is fabulous on these pillows and I love the metallic tone of the sequins. A beautiful mix with the velvets and furs on the existing pillows.bolly-pillow-annie-selke-christmas-decor6They’re gorgeous at night and shimmer in the light, just a little bit of glamorous can really go a long way.bolly-pillow-annie-selke-christmas-decor4 bolly-pillow-annie-selke-christmas-decor2There’s that elevating the ordinary again!bolly-pillow-annie-selke-christmas-decorI hope you had fun discovering ways to bring in unexpected touches of glamour around your home today. I think we all have a little bit of it inside us, who doesn’t like to elevate the ordinary? Even if it is just a little bit!

Next on our tour is Ashley from Curls & Cashmere, please pay her a visit, I know you won’t want to miss her home! Our fabulous lineup is below as well, and I know you’re dying to see what everyone has in store for you! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season! xo

She Leaves A Little Sparkle | Edith & Evelyn | Curls & CashmereStyled With Lace | El Peterson Design | Paint The World White 

*Affiliate links are used as sources for some of my favorite items. These are either the same as the items featured in this post, or are similar options for your shopping convenience.

24 Comments on ADDING GLAM TO CHRISTMAS DECOR

  1. Cindy
    December 8, 2016 at 9:54 AM (9 months ago)

    Your glam home tour is absolutely gorgeous! I am obsessed with your stunning tree….and the tiffany blue is the icing on the cake! Beautiful!!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 8, 2016 at 8:04 PM (9 months ago)

      Cindy coming from you I am so very flattered! Thank you! I loved your tour as well! So happy to do this together! Merry Christmas xo

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  2. Summer
    December 8, 2016 at 12:53 PM (9 months ago)

    Oh wow Tam!!!! I can’t get over the gold-painted magnolia leaves! And that stunning Christmas floral arrangement in that bowl below them… Just divine!!! Swooning over your Tiffany blue packages and all of the sparkle touches you added to every corner. I loved the layering of your napkins on your dining table and the hanging crystals… It’s all so gorgeous. I’m in love with the sequin pillows from Annie Selke against your blue pillows…DIVINE! You definitely know how to glam it up my friend! Thank you so much for joining in on this tour! 😘😘😘

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    • tamaraanka
      December 8, 2016 at 8:06 PM (9 months ago)

      Summer thank you so much my friend, I’m so happy you asked me to join in this tour and I’m thrilled you liked my glam touches! I’m always happy to do these tours with you! Merry Christmas! xo

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  3. Kim Hazel
    December 8, 2016 at 2:27 PM (9 months ago)

    Wow Tamara! I just love your elegant GLAM style so much! Every little detail is so beautiful and I’m swooning over the tiffany blue presents, brilliant! I especially love how you added crystals to your light fixture- I’m a crystal girl :) Your Annie Selke pillows are divine- great choice! You are one of my favorite go to’s for decor inspiration and Lacey and I are so thrilled to have teamed up with you for this tour and hope for many more collabs in the future!

    Wising you a blessed Holiday season!
    Kim

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    • tamaraanka
      December 8, 2016 at 8:08 PM (9 months ago)

      Kim you are so sweet. I love that you love the blue paper, isn’t it fun?! I want to leave them out all year long haha. I’m so flattered you like it all and I’m thrilled to be on this tour with you and Lacey! Merry Christmas! xo

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  4. Tracey
    December 8, 2016 at 5:12 PM (9 months ago)

    Tam! I LOVE the blue gifts!! They’re
    Like a soft icy cool but warm color with the silver and gold. Not a lot of people have what it takes to put little ideas together, and work with what they have. You have so much creativity, it’s just unreal!!!
    What a beautiful place to create special memories with the family xoxo love it

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    • tamaraanka
      December 8, 2016 at 8:09 PM (9 months ago)

      Trace!! Yay! I’m so happy you like it and this color gift wrap needs to be in your house this Christmas! I love it when you pop in to my blog! Love you! xo

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  5. MeMe
    December 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM (9 months ago)

    Simply Gorgeous! Love it all.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 8, 2016 at 8:10 PM (9 months ago)

      MeMe thank you! Love that you love it! Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply
  6. Brynne
    December 8, 2016 at 7:08 PM (9 months ago)

    Beautiful, Tamara!! That tiffany blue definitely is a stunner! A little sparkle and shine is perfect for Christmas and you played it into your decor perfectly!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 8, 2016 at 8:11 PM (9 months ago)

      Brynne thank you so much! I’m so happy you like it and I loved doing this together! Merry Christmas! xo

      Reply
  7. Ashley
    December 8, 2016 at 9:34 PM (9 months ago)

    Tamara!! Your home tour was amazing! Your tree is stunning! Great job!!💞💞💞

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    • tamaraanka
      December 9, 2016 at 7:23 AM (9 months ago)

      Thank you Ashley, I loved your tour as well! xox

      Reply
  8. Bree
    December 8, 2016 at 11:09 PM (9 months ago)

    Tamara!! You’ve done it yet again!! Glam always looks good on your girl!! Another beautiful home tour in the books!! Absolutely stunning!! Xoxo

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    • tamaraanka
      December 9, 2016 at 7:22 AM (9 months ago)

      Bree you are always the best supporter! Thank you for stopping by to see my Glam tour! SO happy to have you here, always! Love u! xoxo

      Reply
  9. Vitri
    December 9, 2016 at 4:44 AM (9 months ago)

    Wow, your home decor is just AMAZING!!! I love everything, especially the pillows <3
    Merry Christmas!

    xo, Vitri

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    • tamaraanka
      December 9, 2016 at 7:21 AM (9 months ago)

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy you liked everything, thank you for stopping by! Merry Christmas to you too :)

      Reply
  10. El
    December 9, 2016 at 10:44 PM (9 months ago)

    Tamara! You knocked it out of the ball park my friend! AMAZING! Love every square inch of your home. You are definitely born to do this! #magazineworthy because you are that good! Happy Holidays sweet friend! xoxo

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    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2016 at 7:25 PM (8 months ago)

      El thank you so much! What a fabulous compliment and I am truly humbled! Loved doing this with you! Merry Christmas sweets!xox

      Reply
  11. Isabel
    December 12, 2016 at 9:24 AM (8 months ago)

    Great inspiration to elevate my Glam!!! love that sequins pillow and the mix of textures… you truly master the skill! Thanks Tam xox

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    • tamaraanka
      December 12, 2016 at 2:41 PM (8 months ago)

      Izab than you so much! Isnt that pillow amazing?! So happy to have you here! xoxo

      Reply
  12. Julie Blanner
    December 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM (8 months ago)

    It’s simply stunning. You’re always an inspiration. Happy Holidays!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 20, 2016 at 9:33 AM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much Julie, that means a lot to me! Happy Holidays to you too!

      Reply

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