Articles in: Dining Room

A Winter White And Gold Holiday Tablescape

Posted by: on December 4th, 2014 | 5 Comments

A Winter White and Gold Holiday Tablescape

Jen Stagg blew us away with the way she styled her pergola. So, how does she do with Christmas decorating?

Awesomely. Of course. Her holiday tablescape is a little industrial and a lot glam, and it rocks.

Jen authors the popular style and DIY blog withHEART, and this is her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations to spark holiday decorating ideas to share with Home Depot Blog readers.

 

Christmas morning brunch is a tradition in my family. As a child my father was so cruel as to insist we ate a few bites of breakfast before cracking into our Christmas goodies. I perfected the art of the stuff and run.

Now that I’m grown and have started a family of my own, this is one tradition I have carried on, though we enjoy brunch post presents. Grandparents and relatives come to our home after their own morning activities, and we all enjoy a nice meal together. And there’s nothing I love more than a festive and beautiful table setting.

To me, it wouldn’t the holidays without a little sparkle. I’m also about simplicity and adding in some natural elements. My holiday brunch setting is a marriage of the two.

A Winter White and Gold Holiday Tablescape

 

DIY Brass Pipe Candelabra

I started with a project—an industrial yet glamorous DIY candelabra that had me heading to Home Depot. Sound like something impossible? Enter one of my favorite aisles for inspiration—plumbing.

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Holiday Decorating Ideas For a Scandinavian Styled Fête

Posted by: on December 1st, 2014 | 2 Comments

Holiday Decorating Ideas For a Scandinavian Styled Fête

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.

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Get Practical Holiday Ideas from This Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

Posted by: on November 25th, 2014 | 9 Comments

Get Practical Holiday Ideas from a Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

 

Katie Gavigan of Katie Gavigan Interiors has a remarkable ability to mix influences from many different cultures to create her own colorful eclectic look. It’s all grounded with tried and true decorating techniques, though. In fact, her gorgeous and very colorful Christmas decor includes several demonstrations of how to decorate for any occasion in just about any style. 

Katie is one of the several very talented designers taking part in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Katie a couple of boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations to see what fresh Christmas decorating ideas she’d come up with. 

She decorated her small apartment for the holidays with lots of bright color, contrasting textures and surprising details. She explains how she pulled it all together…

I love decorating for Christmas. Really decking things out, piling on the sparkle and texture and lights – lots of lights! Imagine my giddy excitement when The Home Depot invited me to their very own decorating “party,” and provided boxes of supplies to play with. What an honor, and what fun!

Get Practical Holiday Ideas from a Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

Get Practical Holiday Ideas from a Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

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Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

Posted by: on November 18th, 2014 | One Comment

Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

 

When decorating for Christmas, the dining room often becomes an afterthought. It’s no wonder; the holidays are a busy time, and for a lot of us getting the living room ready for the holidays takes a lot of attention. But Amy Mikkelsen, is here with a few super practical and easy Christmas decorating ideas that will help make your holiday dinner a fun and memorable occasion– without killing the fun for yourself.

Amy knows a lot about making guests comfortable. Her blog Your Southern Peach is full of terrific entertaining and decorating ideas. This holiday dining room that she styled and her decorating tips are her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Amy mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations and then left it to her to work her Christmas decorating magic. 

She created a lovely, vintage-style Christmas dining room that’s ready for after-dinner game time for the whole family. She offers up some simple ideas for an evergreen centerpiece, a beverage station and an ingenious Christmas tree topper that really isn’t a topper.  

One of my favorite things about the holidays is time spent around the dining table with family and friends. It’s a place to share a meal and share stories. It’s a place where hospitality shines and a place to make memories that last a lifetime. My house is filled with all ages on Christmas Day so my guests are actually my decor inspiration! Young or old, I want them to be comfortable and feel right at home. Needless to say, my southern kitchen serves up a ton of food during the holidays, so the dining area must be practical. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy making it special!

 

The Christmas Table Setting

Setting the table has always been one of my favorite tasks and I usually get started a week before any large celebration. I consider a lovely table setting a gift to my guests and I strive to make them feel special right upon arrival.

Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

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Dining Room Christmas Decorations in Teal, Red and Mint Green

Posted by: on November 11th, 2014 | 9 Comments

Dining Room Christmas Decorations in Teal, Red and Mint Green

 

Christmas decorations often lean toward the warmer end of the color spectrum, which makes sense given the time of year. But cooler colors can work wonderfully during the holidays, too! Take a look at how designer Camila Pavone decked out her dining room for Christmas in teal and candy red with a bit of frosty mint green and champagne mixed in.

Camila is the author of the design blog Effortless Style, and she’s one of the very talented stylists taking part in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Camila and the other participants mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations. The bloggers then share with us their Christmas decorating ideas and tips using these holiday items.  

Camila focused on her dining room, turning it into a bright and lively place for holiday entertaining. Read on for holiday inspiration and plenty of holiday decorating ideas you can use in your own home.

Christmas came early this year when boxes arrived from Home Depot with goodies to use for the latest Holiday Style Challenge. Excitement quickly turned to panic when I remembered that I’m not a big decorator for holidays. Decorate my house? No problem! Decorate with garland and lights? Big problem.

I love the holidays, but I never seem to have enough hours to do most of my to-do list in a day, so adding holiday decorations never seem to happen. This dry run though got me excited for the holidays, and I will make sure to make the time to add a little holiday sparkle to my house this season.

Unlike a lot of people, I actually use my formal dining room for dining. I have lots of family who live near by, and I enjoy hosting meals. So, my pick for holiday decorating was actually very easy for me. Dining room it is!

I have a very colorful house that doesn’t tend to work really well with the traditional red, green and gold color story of the holidays. I was happily surprised though that the color story this season looked like it was made for my home!

Dining Room Christmas Decorations in Teal, Red and Mint Green

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Christmas Decorating Ideas With A Cranberry Twist

Posted by: on November 6th, 2014 | 12 Comments

Christmas Decorating Ideas With A Cranberry Twist

Yana Puaca is a consummate entertainer who loves Christmas. As you’ll see, this makes her a terrific source for Christmas decorating ideas for entertaining.

Yana writes the lifestyle blog NoMad Luxuries, and she’s one of the very talented bloggers who’s taking part in our ongoing Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. The idea is pretty simple: we sent mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations to the bloggers, and then get out of their way as they work their magic creating gorgeous holiday decor. It’s all very inspiring, and we all get great Christmas decorating ideas and DIYs.

Yana’s Christmas decor bubbles with cranberry and aqua tones and cool, frosty finishes. And she thinks of everything– the music, where to place to beverage table… even how to DIY a frosted window effect.    

Growing up, I celebrated Christmas three times with different sides of the family. They were always spent gathered around the table, with delicious food and great conversation. Since we bought our first home, I wanted to continue that tradition with my husband. So when The Home Depot asked me to participate in the Style Challenge this year, I couldn’t have been more excited! It was the perfect opportunity to put my own spin on what Christmas means to me!

Christmas Decorating Ideas With A Cranberry Twist

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Halloween Decorating Ideas for Those Who Don’t Have a Mantel (or Do)

Posted by: on October 13th, 2014 | One Comment

Halloween Decorating Ideas for Those Who Don't Have a Mantel (or Do)

These whimsical, cute Halloween decorating ideas would work great on a fireplace mantel. There’s no reason to feel deprived, though, if your home doesn’t have a fireplace. Natalie Dalpias, the crafty mind behind The Creative Mom, is here to show you how to create a Halloween display without a mantel. 

This is her contribution to our Halloween Style Challenge. We send mystery shipments of Home Depot Halloween decorations to some especially talented bloggers to see what sort of decorating ideas they can come up with.

Natalie has some very practical Halloween ideas with a few of her own special DIYs to make her mantel-that’s-not-a-mantel burst with fun Halloween spirit.

Halloween Decorating Ideas for Those Who Don't Have a Mantel (or Do)

I always love decorating for Halloween. I love that pretty much anything goes for this season and while things can be cute, you have more freedom to spook things up and add more fun touches than you usually can. With that being said, I will admit that I’m a HUGE wimp. I don’t really love scary things, and I didn’t want to scream with fright every time I walk into the room, so while I added some spooky things into my decor this year, I tried to keep it on the fun side… you know, for the kids *wink.

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Fall Decorating Ideas for an Outdoor Dinner Party

Posted by: on October 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Fall Decorating Ideas for an Outdoor Dinner Party

 

We just love designer Erin Souder’s fall decorating ideas– they’re beautiful and sophisticated, yet are so practical and easy to pull off. She’s the creative mind behind House of Earnest, and this lovely outdoor dinner party setting is her contribution to our Halloween and Harvest Style Challenge

We sent mystery boxes of Home Depot fall decor items to some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers to see what amazing decorating ideas they’d come up with.  

Erin not only styled the dining table beautifully, she actually made the table for this outdoor setting. Add a fun party photo booth, and hang some outdoor lamps, and you’re ready to celebrate fall in style. 

Although most of our yard is flat open field, we have the most perfect grove of just a few trees with a shaded clearing in the center. Throughout the years, I’ve always thought that would be an amazing spot for an outdoor dinner party. When it came to the challenge of styling a harvest dining room, I couldn’t for the life of me image doing it indoors, and it looked like the perfect time to take advantage of that little grove.

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Halloween Party Ideas: A Glam Purple, Green and Black Dining Room Decor

Posted by: on October 7th, 2014 | 17 Comments

Halloween Party Ideas: A Glam Purple, Green and Black Tablescape

Halloween parties usually get the spooky treatment or the cute treatment. But we love Carrie Waller’s totally glam, sparkly Halloween party ideas. We shouldn’t be surprised at her unique Halloween vision, though; she’s the creative mind behind Dream Green DIY, after all. 

She created this Halloween party tablescape for our Halloween Style Challenge– we sent mystery boxes of Home Depot fall and Halloween decorations to our favorite design and DIY bloggers. Then we stood back to let the bloggers create amazing Halloween and harvest decor and party ideas. 

This whole room is full of her clever DIY touches, but we’re especially impressed with how Carrie totally hacked a couple of Home Depot Halloween wreathes to serve as her glamorous table decorations. 

Read on for Carrie’s distinctive Halloween party ideas, so you can create his distinctive, sophisticated look for your own Halloween get together.   

Halloween in our house is one fun affair. Dishes inexplicably fill with candy (who can resist the clearance section at the grocery store?), glittery accessories seem to magically appear on nearly every surface and my husband and I indulge in goofy antics all throughout the month of October. And this year, with the help of the Home Depot, we went all out with a dinner party set for four and filled to the brim with spooky-yet-sophisticated style.

Halloween Party Ideas: A Glam Purple, Green and Black Tablescape

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Creating Custom Built-in Cabinets

Posted by: on September 18th, 2014 | 7 Comments


Creating Custom Built-in Cabinets

 

Custom built-in cabinets can be a big enhancement to a dining room, living room, or just about any room in your home. We were interested to see how DIY blogger Tania Griffis approached the design and creation of built-in cabinets in her dining room. You should see the amazing work she’s done on her home, as seen on her blog Run to Radiance.  

Her custom built-in cabinets are part of our DIY Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We’ve invited several of our favorite decor and DIY bloggers to create projects all starting with a particular material– in this case, plywood

Take a look at how Tania and her husband thought through the process of designing and building the cabinets, and how they completed the project… with a couple of clever twists. 

My husband Scott and I have been remodeling our home for over two years now—time flies when you are having fun! One of the first rooms we tackled was our dining room. When we designed the floor plan for our dining room, we added a wide nook with the intention of adding a custom built-in cabinet. As things go, however, time went by, and as we took on remodeling the majority of the rooms in our house, our cabinet idea fell lower on our to-do list. You can see below that we found a way to make the nook useful, but neither of us felt it was a long-term solution, and we have always intended to go back and create something fabulous.

When I was invited to participate in the Home Depot DIY Challenge, and found out the only stipulation was I would have to use plywood to create something, I knew our cabinet project could finally happen.

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