It’s never too early to start talking about Christmas decorating, right?
That’s why when I was invited by Juliettes Interiors to join their Christmas Dining Design Challenge, together with other lifestyle and interior bloggers, I was really happy to take part. Sound like fun to imagine having a big and luxury dining room, picking a table and decorating your whole dream dining room!
As you may already know, I live in a quite small apartment so I don’t have a real “dining room” in my place. Mine is more a dining corner, definitely decorated in a very clean and bright decor, mostly inspired by Scandinavian atmospheres. But for one day I imagined living in a big house, with a spacious dining room to be decorated from scratch with a luxury mood. Come with me!
Christmas dining design / Moodboard
My inspiration came from earthy colors and soft materials, together with the color of this month – pumpkin orange. I wanted for my setting a space to be cosy and at same time luxury, but not too sumptuous. The neutral and cosy colour palette in fact is spiced up with a hint of warm orange.
In addition to this, to add more interest and decor in the room, I choose soft and textured textiles such as velvet and quilted fabrics, and some pattern given by an Art-deco-inspired rug and a watercolor wall art. The luxury touch is given by a few details in brushed gold, which gives that perfect warm hint of preciousness without looking too decorative nor shiny.
I imagine this room to be decorated in a traditional neutral Christmas decor, where the natural green of fir perfectly balances the warm hues of the room. A Christmas tree decorated only with small thick warm lights, and a warm white table setting enriched by many light garlands and natural decor, such as pinecones and fir branches.
Christmas dining design / Furniture and Accessories
My Christmas dining room design started by choosing a minimalist yet important table in oval shape and warm material. This Italian design table is made of solid Canaletto walnut, with a light but at the same time very solid structure. It comes with metal glides in a gold finish, which gives and interesting luxury touch without being “too much”.
When choosing the chairs, both for the table and for a cosy reading corner near the table, I opted for a cocoon shape and soft textiles. This orange armchair and this quilted chair, both in soft velvet, look super comfortable and at the same time precious, thanks to the combination of fabric and metallic details.
Since lighting is super important to complete every dining room design, I carefully choose a pendant lamp which could be clean and minimal but at the same time really precious. This brass suspension light , made in Italy, makes a fabulous modern statement with line of five round brushed gold-plated shades.
I completed my Christmas dining room design with some other objects that can’t be missed in a dining room. I started with this rug in warm neutral hues, defined by an abstract geometrical pattern in round shapes recalling an Art-deco aesthetic. Its color palette inspired me to pick a statement framed wall art with abstract subject, that is printed via lambda processes on matt photographic paper and comes with a contemporary black frame.
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