Deck the Halls 2016 {Living + Dining Rooms}

Today’s part of my holiday home tour takes us into the living room and dining room.  We admittedly don’t use the living room all that much, but I love putting up a tree in here for a few reasons… it is the only place we have a tree visible from the street, it is the first room off of the foyer AND it is the only place I do a coordinated tree rather than collected ornaments in our other rooms.

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This is one of the few rooms left that isn’t done in traditional reds and greens at Christmas.  I thought about adding red ribbons and some red accents this year but was all tuckered out by that point.

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Adding a swath of greenery to the top of sconces is something easy I do throughout my home.  My bridal portrait is fading FAST!  UGH!

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In past years I’ve hung wreaths from the bookcase, but opted for just a simple lit garland this year.

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This is as far as I got with adding in the red.  A julep cup of straws.  HA!

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Now, I did switch to a red dining room last year and loved it so much that I did something similar this year.

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I used my two silver reindeer (a gift from Sister years ago), blue willow, blue aves, red tartan, silver, crystal and my white plates on the table.

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I made the little neck warmers for the reindeer last year!

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The tartan napkins and runner were from Home Goods over the last couple of years.  I had them monogrammed with my Number Four Eleven initials.

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I had Natalie Chang hand letter place cards for the family.   This small touch makes such a huge impact!  I laminated them and we have used them multiple times since last Christmas.

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I made an easy DIY centerpiece all in reds and greens.  The flowers are from Costco and Trader Joe’s.  You can see exactly how I did it and get all of my tips and tricks in my Easy Flower Arranging Tips and Tricks Video!

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I love my little nativity.  It’s one of the very first Christmas decorations I ever purchased, about 18 years ago. It sits under a wreath with a tartan bow on my sideboard.

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The next stop on the tour is my family office where I get preppy and pink in every way possible!!

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Dixie Delights Deck the Halls 2016
overview |  exterior & foyer  |  den & kitchen  |  living & dining  |  office
bedrooms  | boy bedrooms |  porch

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How to Make Christmas Bows  |  How to Spruce Up a Basic Wreath
How to Make a Greenery Bouquet  |  Easy Flower Arranging Tips + Tricks
2 Ways to Tie the Perfect Bow

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2 Easy Ways to Hang Christmas Wreaths

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9 thoughts on “Deck the Halls 2016 {Living + Dining Rooms}

  1. Everything looks gorgeous! Would you mind sharing where you purchased your white dinner plates shown in your Christmas tablescape? Have you been using them long? Are they hard wearing?

    1. They are Butler’s Pantry by Lenox. They were our wedding china and are almost 15 years old! I do love them but they are too big for the dishwasher so that would be my main concern. Mine are not used every day but rather as “fine china” and have held up well.

  2. Your home looks amazing. I just love your decor and even more so at Christmas time. And I totally understand running out of steam when decorating. My mantra this year has been, “less is more”!! And it makes the season a bit less stressful.

  3. It all looks beautiful! I get so many good ideas from your blog. Love your traditional style of decorating, as well as all the fun things you do for your boys. :) Would you mind sharing how you hang wreaths on your mirrors? Thanks so much!

  4. Love love your whole house at Christmas! I’m trying to look back at your posts and see where your trees are from! Do you mind sharing? Merry Christmas :)

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