I’m a little late in wrapping up my holiday posts (Christmas is in four days!), but I’m thrilled to finally be sharing our entryway and dining room Christmas decorating with you today!
I started decorating for the holidays on November first to get a head start, and somehow I still ended up being late! I still think you’ll find some gorgeous inspiration for next year, and this year’s Christmas or New Year’s table, with my simple and sophisticated red berry centrepiece.
Our entryway is simple and sophisticated also, with a gorgeous collection of monogrammed ginger jars, ceramic Christmas trees and nutcrackers, all from Lauren Haskell Designs. I love everything Lauren offers in her shop, as you probably know by now.
Please come in and take a look at our entryway and dinging room Christmas decorating, and get inspired!
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OUR SOPHISTICATED ENTRYWAY CHRISTMAS DECOR
If you saw our Christmas porch dressed in classic greenery and red last week, then you recognize our gorgeous front door wreath.
I was so excited when I found it from Canadian Tire – full, lush and sophisticated – it set the tone for our entire holiday home.
Those red berries are what got me. Using the same idea with the beautiful red berries, I pulled out a pair of my green wreaths from my Christmas 2017 living room and kitchen.I used one wreath here in our entryway, and the other in this year’s Christmas kitchen as well. I dressed them up with red berries in various sizes and tied a beautiful bow with red and burgundy satin ribbon.
I used the same idea with the berries to create the base for this vignette on our console table as well.
I gathered some faux pine sprays and branches, some flocked and some green, then simply filled in the gaps with berries. So simple and so pretty.
Choosing to use red for my holiday decor this year was such a great decision – I had no idea I loved it so much until I decorated with it!
Even though I love it everywhere else I see it, I was nervous since it was my first time with such a bold color palette, and it proved to be so classic and elegant.
Our new ginger jars are so beautiful – if you saw this year’s Christmas living room, you’ll recognize them from our bookshelves. I used two large ones with a glass cylinder in the center, to create a symmetrical display.
Flanked by gold reindeer, accented with ceramic trees and nutcrackers, I used festive fairy lights to finish off the look. SO simple.
SIMPLE + SOPHISTICATED DINING ROOM CHRISTMAS DECORATING
Our dining room is on the left when you enter our home, and open to our entryway – it’s important these two spaces compliment each other, for a cohesive flow between rooms.
This is a small space, only about nine by ten feet, so having two large openings with transoms helps it feel larger and more spacious.
If you’re a regular reader, then you’ll remember this easy, DIY gallery wall I created last winter – I still love the look and the curated feel it brings to our dining room.
I removed the frames on the right and left sides of the center artwork arrangement, and replaced them with my green and gold magnolia wreaths.
Simple gold satin ribbon (the same from our Christmas tree) helps them hang from a single nail – I wanted a clean look, I tied it once and let the ribbon trail down.
Simple and sophisticated! I love it.
On our dining table, I created a festive and elegant centrepiece by layering different elements to create this look.
You can use this idea for a Christmas tablescape, New Year’s, even Thanksgiving.
HOW TO CREATE THIS RED BERRY + MAGNOLIA CENTERPIECE WITH GORGEOUS ORNAMENTS
- Place a red berry wreath in the centre of the table (over a runner if you like).
- Fill a footed bowl with beautiful ornaments, place in the center.
- Use various red berry picks in different sizes in and around your wreath.
- Layer the ends with real, or faux magnolia leaves.
- Place glass cylinders filled with pillar candles and clear beads, at the ends.
- Scatter more beautiful ornaments throughout your arrangement.
- String your centrepiece with fairy lights!
I never got around to created a holiday tablescape to share here with you! I told you I’m late on everything ;)
I’m keeping it very simple this year – some gold chargers, white dishes and gold flatware…easy and simple.
I absolutely love how the red accents look throughout our home this holiday season – it feels traditional and classic throughout our house and we all love it so much.
I usually get right to work and take it all down just after Christmas, but this year I think we’ll be leaving it a little longer.
Christmas seems to have come out of nowhere this year and I’m not ready to say goodbye to all of this beauty just yet!Thank you so much, as always, for joining me today – I hope you enjoyed perusing our Christmas home this year, and my entryway + dining room Christmas decorating. I also hope you found inspiration for this holiday season, or next year’s. Wishing you and your families a wonderful Holiday, a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year – we’re all hoping for that! I may be back before then, but if not, I’m sending each and every one of you all my love and gratitude. Thank you for always being here with me, I’m more grateful than you know! xox