My Sister's Home // Holiday Dining Room


MY SISTER'S HOME Since I showed you the Porch House holiday decor earlier this week, I thought it would be fun to continue the theme and take you on a tour of my sister's dining room. She had her dining room all decked out before Thanksgiving, so I took some shots when we were down for the holiday.  I did absolutely nothing to stage the space besides move some chairs around and get their puppy, Dita, to sit and stay (quite a feat, I might add ;).

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My sister would probably say this space isn't totally done yet, but I hope you'll agree with me that it's beautiful as-is.  I've been thinking a lot about the idea of 'finishing decorating' a home lately and how silly it is.  Spaces evolve over time, and it's a beautiful process.

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The dining room connects a lot of spaces: the entryway (which is behind those beautiful french doors), the kitchen (behind the white door at the far end of the room), the staircase, and the living room.  It's one of the first rooms people see when they walk in the front door, so it's no surprise my sister decided to furnish it first.  She bought the table and chairs from Restoration Hardware, during a sale last year.  The chandelier is original as are the floors and seagrass wall coverings.  Beautiful, right?!

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To prepare for the holidays, my sister added simple glass vases on the mantle with greenery and candles and layered placemats on the table.  It's simple, festive, and beautiful.

I hope you've enjoyed these holiday tours.  Maybe next year, I'll get around to photographing our own home ;)  With the spirit of family in mind, I'll be taking a break for posting over the holidays (after tomorrow).  During the break, you can catch me over on Instagram, where I'll be sharing my favorite spaces and before-and-afters from our year.