The “Holladay” dining room was inspired by my great grandmother whose art is displayed throughout the room. She was a beautiful person and artist, and used vibrant colors. From cherry blossoms to autumn leaves she depicted seasons so beautifully. This room reminds me of both of my grandmothers. Both had southern roots, loved to entertain and open their homes. I love this purple-grey hue on the walls and choose a violet area rug. I just love James R Moder design of this chandelier. It’s unique and different and with the dimmer installed you can set the mood for any environment.
I love to create tablescapes and naturally, I choose plenty of candlelight. I found this beautiful fabric and wanted to use it for several things throughout our home. You will notice it in the kids bathroom later.
We have french doors, both open up to study and dining, that help with the flow of traffic. During entertaining, guests will grab a cocktail before and after dinner. When I entertain I love to move the guest around the house so they experience new environments. For example, I will keep the cocktails in the office, appetizers in the breakfast room or peninsula, and dinner al fresco or in the dining room. To me, it’s a better experience then being stuck at the kitchen island the entire evening or dining room.