12.16.2009

classic christmas {dining room}

As much as I have tried to stray away from my traditional Christmas decor tendencies I can't help but be attracted to the nostalgia of classic holiday decor. Which is why the combination of fragrant paper whites, an elegant (yet surprisingly casual) table and the beautiful pine garlands of the dining room of Mary Macdonald just make me sigh..


...and it is also the reason that today will be completely devoted to classic holiday style. I will be back shortly with some lovely examples of why red and green are rightly so the most popular colors of this season (as well as some gift ideas for the classically inclined gals on your list).

12 comments:

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

What a breathtaking room. I love the paperwhites! xx

Daniella said...

This looks especially well with that grey-blue colour! Love it.

Splendid Willow said...

I sigh right with you! I have a similar wall color in my dining room, so this is a wonderful inspiration room! OX, Monika

Federica said...

Spectacular! The table is gorgeous!

inthetweeds said...

I am IN LOVE with this room. Everything about it. Everything!

Sidney said...

I LOVE this classic holiday decor...so fabulous! I wish that room was in my house!

Kirsten Sue said...

That chandelier is dreamy.

Teresa said...

Oooooh!
All of that white...and just the natural green...DIVINE!
It was so hard for me to splash in some RED with all of my WHITE this year...but 95% of our Christmas decorations were red!
I've been hiking in the forest here on Bainbridge Island and bringing our loads of fallen fir tree branches to decorate with!
XXOOXX

Rachel said...

I love classic holiday decor when the colors are kept to a minimum. They did a great job!

paula said...

I am all about the traditional and this one is perfection.

Courtney said...

How simply elegant. I agree: no matter how much I attempt to establish "non-traditional" holiday decor, I'm always drawn to it when it's executed to perfectly as it is here.

I can't wait for the rest of your posts!

Creative ideas said...

Wow! So amazing. Congrats!