After a whirlwind of travel, we’re now home through Christmas, which means we can finally set up and get a little cozy over here. My whole family is flying out in a few weeks and I’m so incredibly excited to not only show them our new house, but show them around our new city. I spent this past weekend pulling out some of our Christmas decorations and trying to add a festive touch to the house. The one room that is officially complete, and the one that will get the most use, is our dining room. In our new place, we have a formal front/dining room that I’m really looking forward to entertaining in. We have the pink couch sitting pretty against a bookshelf (that needs renovating) and our vintage table that we had in SF fits perfectly in its new spot.
Since we already have so much color in the room through our art and our couch, I wanted to keep the palette simple and somewhat neutral for our holiday dining decor. It all started with this beautiful faux centerpiece I found from Frontgate. I usually opt for something real, but they always die quickly and then I have to replace or go without. This one is fresh and elegant with the gold details throughout the table and still feels festive without being red and green.
This big knit throw is definitely going to be getting lots of use. I’ve already been curling up with it in the evenings. It’s so soft and plush and I love an extra chunky knit. I draped it over one of the wingback chairs in our living room to add a cozy touch to the more feminine space. I also love these beautiful cashmere throws from Frontgate. There is always a use for a good throw blanket.
For the place settings, I started with these scalloped gold placemats and that’s when I decided it was going to be the theme of the table. I love gold, but only when it’s done through smaller details. These placemats look perfect under a white plate with the scallops just sticking out ever so slightly. I picked out these metallic linen napkins along with this beautiful gold flatware to blend it all together. The raw terra cotta edges of this Vietri Bianco dinnerware set always adds a small rustic touch that I really love when paired against the ranges of gold.
We added a fresh pine wreath to our front door, but got these faux boxwood topiaries from Frontgate (that light up) to add a bit more greenery. We have a lot of ideas for our front porch, that’s currently sitting empty, but this little touch really livened things up. It’s amazing what just a little green can do.
Lastly, I added an assortment of mixed white pillar candles and ornaments to our console table. It’s usually used as a serving station when we’re having dinner parties or a big meal with family, but needed a little something when it’s not. I’ve also been slowly buying ornaments for our tree, so I was really excited to get this big, beautiful collection that has a wide mix of colors, sizes and shapes to help fill our tree that’s coming soon!
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