DINING ROOM GALLERY & PROGRESS PHOTOS

 

I think it’s safe to say that our dining room is almost complete.  Yes!  Almost COMPLETE.  It has taken us a year and four months to get here, but we got here and boy did it taught me a lot.

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HOSTING TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY PARTIES

 

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Hello friends!  Can you believe it’s December?!  What an incredible year this has been and I can’t wait to start celebrating the Holidays with our families.  The celebration actually started in our home with Friendsgiving.  It’s quickly become one of my favorites because it kicks off a month full of celebrations.  My husband and I are both December babies so the gatherings don’t stop until after New Year’s. (*pops Champagne here*)

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CHRISTMAS DÉCOR—WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

 

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I will start this post by admitting that I am a holiday addict.  Doesn’t matter the holiday, I will find a way to celebrate as long as it’s part of my traditions.  Christmas is no different, this year being our first Christmas in our new house!  I was hoping to go crazy with the décor, but it seemed like a lot of work.  Guess we’ll leave that for 2017.

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STYLING NOVEMBER

 

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And just like that… it’s November.  How did we get here so fast?  It feels like yesterday was April and flowers were blooming.  Now all the leaves are falling and it’s getting colder by the second.  Time really does fly when you’re over 30.  I mean, 20.  😉

This month is super exciting because we get to host Friendsgiving (yearly tradish) for the first time in our new home!  It’s the only reason I don’t decorate for Christmas until after.  But how do you decorate for that time between Halloween and Christmas?  Easy… leave the pumpkins and fall décor, and take out the Halloween accessories.  Violà!  Scroll down to check out some small changes I made, including adding that beautiful wool throw we picked up while in Iceland.  Enjoy!

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HOW TO DO A DATE NIGHT IN

 

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When it comes to relationships, one of the biggest misconceptions is that you must leave the house in order to have a date.  Well my friends I’m here to tell you that you’ve been lied to.  When your partner travels a lot, anything can count as a date and we’ve been doing this since the beginning of our relationship!

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OUR DINING ROOM PROGRESS: PHOTOS AND PLANS

 

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When we discussed our “musts” when it came to buying a house, one of the top 3 was a formal dining room.  We both grew up with big families and dinner around the table, and this was something we weren’t going to budge on.  The house we ended up buying has the most beautiful dining room and it was a strong selling point.  We love the height, the molding, the natural light, the open space… we love all of it!  That doesn’t mean this room didn’t come with its own set of challenges.

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HOME STYLE: CARLA DAVIS

 

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Today I would like to welcome to the blog one of my favorite submissions yet!  Carla Davis reached out to me with a photo of her living room enclosed.  Once I saw it I had to do a double take.  Is that a disco ball I see?  Is this real?!  I immediately knew her home would be the right fit for our u style series.

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SECRET TO WATERING A FIDDLE LEAF FIG TREE & PERUVIAN CACTUS

 

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Styling weapon number one: plants.  All decorators, stylists and interior designers rely on plants to bring life to a space.  We all love them—real or fake—but some can’t manage to keep them alive!  Let me tell you a little secret…there isn’t one rule for keeping plants alive.  Sure, there are several things that are basic knowledge, like water and sunlight, but it also depends on the environment the plant is in.

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HOME STYLE: TANIKA ROTTURA

 

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Today we are excited to welcome Tanika Rottura to the blog!  When Tanika is not busy working as an executive assistant at Morgan Stanley in New York City, she is an interior design and fashion lover, which makes her my kind of gal. 😉  She also has the cutest dog who occasionally makes an appearance in her photos and you all know dogs are my weakness.

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AN EASTER DINNER

 

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It’s no secret among our loved ones that my husband and I look for any excuse to have a shindig.  In the five years we have lived together, we’ve celebrated many holidays, birthdays and hosted a lot of people.  I don’t know what it is about having our home full of friends and family, but it just makes us happy to gather around the kitchen and talk, while eating good food and drinking good wine (or cocktails…or beer; we don’t discriminate).

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