It’s so hard to believe that there’s only one week of school left before Christmas break. I don’t even know where the first two weeks of December have gone! I’m almost finished with my shopping, just a few last things to pick up, and then there’s the wrapping. I have started, but I really need to get down to business very soon, before the kids finish school… I mentioned last week that I’ll be sharing a post on my gift wrap and the simple, chic look I came up with this year. As soon as I get wrapping I’ll get to that post to share with you! Today, I’m back with another instalment of my Christmas home tour, this time I’m sharing more of our dining room and entryway. You’ve already seen a few peeks, and today I’m sharing a few more views with you. *Affiliate links are provided in this post for your shopping convenience – while I make a small commission on these items, it’s no extra cost to you! If you’ve been reading along with me this season, you’ll remember my Classic Christmas tablescape that I shared a few weeks back, dressed in tartan, navy, green and gold. It was my first reveal of our holiday home this year, and it set the tone for everything else that has followed since. You can see more of that table here, in case you missed it. I’m also sharing links to each of my Christmas posts, down at the bottom of this page.Many of you also know by now that my blue and white collection of chinoiserie was the driving force behind my theme this year, and that I wanted a color palette that would naturally play off of this classic combination. Green and gold (and silver) were the perfect choice, with holiday greenery and the metallics I already have so much of. Our entryway is open to our dining room and I usually try to create as much cohesion as possible between these two spaces, I styled the console table with a trio of large ginger jars, garland, christmas trees and pinecones.
I layered two different garlands together for a fuller look, and to add some visual interest to the table. A few of my ‘gifts’ that so many of you have asked about, have been my go-to props as well. I do this every year and sometimes when I’m really organized, there’s actual gifts inside those packages ;) Using your gifts around your home is such a great way to bring in the excitement of the season, and they’re the perfect way to accent your decor. I talk a little bit more about this in my post on simple tips for Christmas decorating, which you can find it here.I hung my pair of magnolia leaf wreaths on the closet doors for an added detail – I love the way they pop off of the black paint color. I used simple satin ribbon that I tacked to the back of the doors to secure them.I’ve been thinking about making some updates to this space but I’m not quite sure what just jet. I’d really love a gold sunburst mirror here, I’ve been considering painting this one. I’m also thinking of painting this console table a light grey or cream color. I’ve also always wanted a mirrored piece with storage…so many ideas going on all the time! I think those simple updates would have a very big impact in here.What do you think? Do you like the way it is, or do think it’s time for some changes? I think it’s time for some changes ;)
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Our dining room is another space I have changes on my mind. I keep talking about going in a different direction on the walls. I absolutely love the black (Cracked Pepper by Behr), but again, so many ideas always swirling around in my head! Navy grasscloth, light grey paint, white paint with added moldings and builtins flanking the settee…the possibilities are endless but the latter just may be on our radar this spring ;) It’s a tiny dining room but cozy too. I love to mix different pieces together as many of you already know about me. I’m planning to paint our table or change it for a light colored one as well. I told you my wheels are always turning!My navy and green palette is dominant in this room as well for Christmas, with heavy dose of gold on the table. I hung my silver magnolia wreaths from the wall sconces for contrast, and tied navy stain bows, to continue a little bit of color up to the walls.I hung the large overscale ornaments on the back of the chairs and the chandelier, again, tied with ribbon, to dress the room up a little bit for the season.TAP THE IMAGE TO SHOP THE LOOK