Find global holiday inspiration in this winter eclectic home tour featuring the dining room plus 18 other eclectic bloggers share their homes!
Hello again! I hope your week is off to a great start. Since we are going to be gone for the holidays, I’m so glad our home is already set up for Christmas and home tours are well under way in bloggy land! Welcome to our winter eclectic home dining room tour. It’s part of Domicile 37’s Winter Eclectic home tours where 19 creative bloggers are sharing their eclectic holiday styles all week! I’m also sharing today’s post for A Very Global Christmas, 12 days of globally influenced Christmas DIYs and decorating ideas (which you can find right HERE) cohosted with Casa Watkins Living. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the full line of Winter Eclectic Home Tours.
Winter Eclectic Home Dining Room Tour
Welcome to our global eclectic dining room. It is a washitu room complete with tatami mats, shoji screens, sand walls, and wood molding. It’s a bit of a challenge to decorate since it’s so small and probably the darkest room in the house. I recently removed all the sliding doors so it opens right up to our Christmas living room and foyer.
This space feels the most curated to me even with holiday decor mixed in. The main focus is a gorgeous thrifted eterege that sits in the corner and holds a lot of our global souvenirs.
There’s a bird cage from Hong kong, Chinese calligraphy brush, pottery from Okinawa, and plenty of books and plants. I added in my DIY dollar store nativity set and DIY Noel sign for the holidays. The cute stag head came from a local Japanese store.
The marbled pot I did recently at a Japanese art class. It was so fun to create! The bookshelf also stores our dining room textiles and other table setting items.
I love using trailing plants on bookshelves. They have such a lovely way of connecting two shelves. I mix real and with faux. For such a dark corner, the plants do pretty well (English ivy and Jade).
My DIY coral book ends look right at home in this eclectic mix. 😉 Our most recent furniture additions are a gorgeous bar cart from Target and a rattan chair I snagged on clearance out here.
Just like last year, I corralled all our wrapping paper into a champagne bucket. It always gets used for storage!
My husband likes to contribute to our holiday decor and brought home copper wire wreaths with fairy lights and also picked out a woven deer head.
We have most of our treasured holiday decor in long term storage for safe keeping but I did bring a nativity lamp that my grandmother gave me years ago.
It will definitely be like a second Christmas when we move back to the states in a couple of years and we get all of our furniture, family heirlooms, and many paintings and photos out of storage!
In the meantime, I love finding global pieces out here and thinking outside the box for DIY decor like these two toned candle sticks which I will be sharing tomorrow!
Here’s a shot of the entire room from the living room. You can see how the door frames are low (hubby hits his head ALL the time) and just how small the space is. But we have fit 12 marines around that table fully extended before!
And here is the view from the foyer! That shell pendant is a $20 thrift store find from Okinawa that I zip tied to the light frame. 😉
This perspective reminds me of a doll house. But the large opening on the right and in the middle of the two rooms have sliding doors and a french door leads into the living room.