What is the best thing about holiday dinners?
If you ask persons who prepare those dinners, it’s probably the fact they don’t have to come up with the ideas what to cook.
If you ask us, it’s the wonderful way we can style a table.
In search of inspiration, we asked a sister/friend Nina to do a Christmas dinner mockup for us.
Do you remember her home from our earlier posts? We featured it in the last post of our Four steps to home renovation series – Designing a dream home. She also designed a lovely little girl’s room for her daughter Mila.
And she did a wonderful job.
We loved the dark hues combined with all the greenery and dark wood. When you think about it, where were the dark tablecloths all these years?
The entire setting is actually budget friendly – very simple, with everyday items enhanced with few statement pieces and a DIY centrepiece. We are lucky to have a friend who does things like the tray for this centrepiece (and the candelabra which we used as an advent wreath) – hope you have someone so crafty in your life. If not, any simple tray could work.
We loved the fact Nina served real food. Not sure if the food was meant to be just a prop, but if there’s a rosemary focaccia on the table, we will eat it. Same goes for every piece of cheese on this planet. #cheeseisthebest
A small remainder. We wanted to publish a post about table styling, but new how time-consuming it is to actually style a table and prepare everything around it. If there’s someone in your family who does all the backstage work to create perfect Christmas for everyone, take the time to tell her/him how much you appreciate it.
And if you’re the one who does all the work… well, you might be interested in these little helpers?
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