Interior designer Eduardo Rodriguez favors modern, under stated decor, but as you’ll see, when it comes to holiday decorating ideas, he’s happy to lay on the sparkle.
Eduardo writes about design and decor on his blog The Designer Pad, and this gorgeously styled Christmas dining area is his contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent Eduardo a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations to use to create his own special holiday decor.
He walks us through his design inspiration, and he explains a couple of very simple Christmas DIY projects that use materials from The Home Depot that we never expected.
Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a time we get together with family and friends to celebrate and make new unforgettable memories. That’s why when I was invited to be part of the Home Depot’s Holiday Style Challenge I couldn’t say no to such a joyful project.
What I cherish most about Christmas day (of course besides the presents) is the memory of my mother setting up a beautiful dining room table where we enjoyed the yummy holiday fare she had spent days cooking. That is a moment that has stayed with me over the years and which I try to recreate every season with my own personal twist.
GIVING A NEW CHRISTMAS COLOR PALETTE A SHOT
I’m more the modern and somewhat minimalistic kind of guy with a crush for everything simple and Scandinavian – the reason why I wanted to veer away from the traditional red-and-green Christmas color palette and use the Nordic style as inspiration for this project. Besides, it complements my decor a lot better. So I opted for an elegant palette of black, white, grey and silver for my concept to create a Winter Wonderland for the dessert table setting.