Welcome friends to Part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. I’m excited to share more of my holiday home with you. If you missed the Part 1 of the tour and the unveiling of my Christmas tree, you can find it here.
For those of you coming over from Positively Southern, welcome. Tamyra’s decor is so lovely and exudes southern elegance and beauty.
Today I’m sharing my dining room, holiday bar cart and the fun accent I added along our stair rail. First up is the dining room.
Come gather at our Christmas table…
The main level of our townhouse is an open concept so the dining space flows into the living room. I continued the colors on my tree (red & hot pink) into the dining room decor and on to my holiday tablescape.
When it comes to entertaining, I love an overly layered table. I chose not to use a tablecloth and instead let the placemats and table runner serve as the first layer of my table decor. The table, runner which you get a glimpse of below, has a modern pattern which mixes well with the other elements on the table. Don’t worry, you’ll get to see more the runner in just a bit.
I pulled out this vintage swan to use as the centerpiece and absolutely love the whimsy it adds to the table. Pink roses and a few evergreen and eucalyptus sprigs created a really lush and glamorous arrangement.
Flanking the swan are red mercury glass vases with red silk peonies. And since every tablescape needs candles, I added white taper candles in crystal candle holders.
I kept the place settings simple and made sure to incorporated both pink and red to coordinate with the rest of my decor. The glass charger plates and white china with a silver rim add a little bling to the table. The chargers have a beaded bottom which also adds a lot of sparkle.
Hot pink dinner napkins sit on top of the salad plates and on top of it sits a red & gold holiday appetizer plate.
tablescape tip: don’t be afraid to mix silver and gold in your table settings.
Here’s a closer look at the reversible table runner from SmithHonig. It so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with how it looks with table decor. The top of the runner features the Ashes Of Roses fabric and the bottom is red velvet.
SmithHönig is a line of textiles, art, furniture & furnishings from award-winning designer Kellie Smith & visual artist & travel blogger Melanie Hönig. Their product line includes pillows, linens, fabric-by-the-yard and wallpaper. If you’re looking for unique decor and fabrics for your home, you’ll definitely want to check out SmithHonig.
All is merry, all is bright…
One of my favorite elements on the table are the Mario Luca Giusti Dolce Vita Acrylic Wine Glasses. These beauties are from the UK-based decor and gift company Amara. The green is such a rich and vibrant color and I love the fact that they are lightweight and unbreakable. Wine glasses are just one item in Amara’s acrylic tabletop collection which includes pitchers, tumblers, champagne glasses and more.
If you saw my Christmas tree last week, you’ll remember that I used tissue paper honeycomb balls to decorate it. Well, look what I found in my stash of entertaining goodies? These cute honeycomb ball hors d’oeuvre picks. They couldn’t be more perfect with my Christmas theme.
The dining room chandelier that was in the house when we bought it is not my style. I plan to replace it next year so for Christmas I used holly leaf and berry garland to camouflage it a bit.
The side board is decorated with a grouping of red mercury glass trees, greenery sprigs and round ornaments in pink and red.
’tis the season to be jolly…
I placed my bar station on the far side of the living room, next to the door that leads to the deck. Instead of a traditional bar cart, I used this three-tier table that I scored it at a flea market for $30. It’s perfect for holding bottles, glassware & bar accessories.
The mini Christmas tree is sitting in my DIY blue and white ice bucket. You can read all about how I made it here.
And finally, here’s a look at our stair banister all dressed up for Christmas.
I swagged garland along the banister and hung iron bells and ornaments at different intervals. The metal bells are from one of my favorite stores in Norcross called The Shops Of Antique Traditions.
Well, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back next Wednesday, 12/13 for the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour to share the rest of my holiday decor.
Now it’s time to hop over to Chic On A Shoestring Decorating to see more of Kate’s holiday home. Last week she shared her Christmas tree and it was stunning. I know you’re going to love what she has to share this week.
And be sure to stop by the other Merry & Bright blog participants to see their holiday homes!
Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour
Thanks for stopping by!
Disclosure: Some of the products featured in this blog post were provided by Amara and SmithHönig as part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. All opinions, images and holiday cheer are 100% mine.