Winter is sticking around here in Texas, which makes me want to keep our faux juniper branches out on display. I love how the muted color looks in this space, especially combined with the wood tones of the basket it sits in. Of course you want your everyday dining items to be out for use, so I decorated around the basket using my newest HomeGoods find, these cute Kate Spade salt and pepper shakers. I also left out some pot holders, and cloth napkins in case we wanted to use them. That was one of the lifestyle shifts we endured while renovating the kitchen and dining room, and it’s so nice to be back in here! A few coasters are also out for us to use, because God forbid anyone set a glass on the top of my table!
Everything is sitting on top of my new linen table runner that I also found at HomeGoods. With the builtin in the back of the room being almost complete, I added a basket to the right side to hold our extra tea towels and such. I was concerned that I wouldn’t love the two wire baskets being next to each other, but the patterns from the materials they are holding break up the look enough to make it work.
Then again, I have the time these days to dedicate a bit of attention to random spaces around the house, and I am finding that I can’t sit still so I’ll probably end up doing just that.
A small floral arrangement, plant or faux greenery will work well. In our case we mixed wood, leather, and metal with cloth items.