Dining for the Holidays
Growing up, my home was the best place to be during the holidays. We frequently hosted both Thanksgiving and Christmas, meaning constant scents of sweet cookies, cinnamon, and pine needles filled the air.
The dining table was always where we gathered. It is where my cousin and I assembled the relish tray on Thanksgiving when we were young. It is where extended family would feast on delicious home-cooked meals. It is where post-dinner games of Scrabble were played. And, it is where my Mom and I spent late nights drinking wine, laughing and swapping stories when I was older.
In today’s design world, I am sad to see people are incorporating fewer dining tables in to their home design. Meals are eaten from the sofa or on the go during our increasingly busy days.
My question is, where are memories made during the holidays? You do not need to devote a full dining room for your table; incorporate it into an open floor plan so it is an extension of the kitchen, the heart of the home. Try a transitional design so it feels like Grandma’s traditional taste mixed with your contemporary style. Or, try a circular table for ultimate conversations.
Whatever shape, whatever style, what is not to love about a dining table during the holidays? I hope you enjoy the memories to be made this holiday season.