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Snowy Glam Dining Room Christmas Tour

Dining Room Christmas ….of the snowy glam kind.

Yes, it must be 80 degrees outside and I’m in the dining room trying to create a snow storm. 🙂

I’m serious. In my mind’s eye, I can clearly see a real Christmas-sized Narnia moment happening up in here.

And now, after all of my snow-making hoopla, comes the big question. Did I really make it to Narnia or just a not-so-literal snowy glam version?

Snowy glam look is featured in a traditional dining room | #diningroomchristmas #holidaydecor #christmasdecor #christmastablescape |

Snowy Glam Dining Room Christmas Tour

Hello Friends and welcome to ‘Tis The Season Christmas Home Tour hosted by the fabulous Barb at The Everyday Home Blog. If you are coming from Walking On Sunshine, I am thrilled to have you stop by.

Let’s Get Started

The first space you see when the front door opens is the wall between the kitchen and the dining room. 

Welcome to my snowy glam dining room Christmas tour | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

And truth be told, this little space didn’t get much old-time, snowy-style attention.

Easy decor using vintage ornaments, Christmas trees, and wrapped packages | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

Since the wall is also part of the foyer and walkway, traditional snowy-white gave way to a bit darker neutrals. 

Walkway leading to the kitchen | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

The metallics and color combinations actually match the metallics and color combinations used on the tree at the opposite end of the dining room, so the overall “snowy” visual impact is basically the same. At least I hope it is.

The open wall of the dining room that leads to the kitchen | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

The Dining Room

But still, I knew that somewhere in the dining room I had to go full-on snowy. So, in a moment of complete snow-covered cray cray, I sewed a white faux fur tablecloth and situated it in front of the hot pink hutch. It’s kind of a play-on-Narnia theme without being too literal. Remember in the story when the kids find Narnia on the back side of the magical hutch —I mean wardrobe? 🙂 Yea. I know this is a stretch, but please humor me. It’s Christmas.

Snowy tablescape inspired by Narnia | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

And remember how their adventure takes them through a snowy forest?

Cue the centerpiece on the table and the 7-foot spruce in the bay window. Either this room is headed towards Narnia or I’ve been watching way too much Project Runway.

A full blog post explains how to use a dark green tree and create snowy glam | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

If you don’t watch Project Runway, then let me explain. Each week, the judges challenge the designers to create a fashion-forward look using some kind of inspiration. 

Packages wrapped in pretty neutrals are great accent pieces | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

Seldom, and I do mean seldom, do the designers create a look that is a literal interpretation of the inspiration.

The icy components of the tablescape support a not-so-literal Narnia theme | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

And so, over the sixteen seasons of faithfully watching, I think this not-too-literal intrepretation of Narnia is a nice hat-tip to the fact that TV is indeed educational. LOL.

Cheery drinks in hand and lights twinkling in the distance create a festive mood | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

Otherwise, how else would I have learned to be inspired but not go all literal? LOL.. 🙂

Blueberry and strawberry chiller for the win | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

And so, when it was time to set-up for girlfriends and goodies, frosty architectural pieces and icy glass chunks were added to the snowy forest.

Channeling my inner Narnia or is it Frozen?? Using frosty and icy elements to create drama | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

And just when I thought the only snow in sight would be the flakes hanging on the tree, my city has a wild and unexpected blizzard.  In fact, the photo below was taken a few days before this post went live. And yes, it was 80 degrees earlier in the week. But what a view early this morning looking outside my front door! And I ask you, HOW close to Narnia can you get? 

A Narnia moment looking out my front door | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

But the beauty of the snowfall made me realize just how difficult it is to try to recreate nature. Oh ..wait…..

A snowy salute to Narnia | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

 So what do y’all think? Aside from the fact that I was clowning around with the camera….LOL.

A view of my snowy glam dining room from the edge of the rug | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

Here is a view from the foyer. 

Snowy glam Christmas home tour view from the foyer | #christmastree #diningroomdecor #diningroomchristmas #holidaydecor |

A little bit Narnia or just snowy glam?

Snowy glam Christmas dining room tour | #12daysofchristmas #diningroom #holidaydecor #christmasdecor #christmasdiningroom | www.thechelseaproject

If you appreciate this dining room and Christmas tree idea, please…


A snowy glam Christmas dining room in an array of metallics and creamy whites | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

A Christmas tree in the dining room is festive and fun | See how this snowy glam spruce adds to the dining room decor | #diningroomchristmas #christmasdecor #holidayhome |

The next stop on the tour is Suzy at Worthing Court.

You can also browse all of the blogs by clicking the links below.

And remember to stop back by to visit Wednesday’s links.


The Everyday Home || Mizz Helen’s Country Cottage

What Meegan Makes || Hearth and Vine || Wife in Progress 


Refresh Restyle || Exquisitely Unremarkable

Walking on Sunshine ||  The Chelsea Project || Worthing Court

– Wednesday –


The Honeycomb Home || Confessions of a Plate Addict 

A Blue Nest ||  Unskinny Boppy  || SondraLyn at Home


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  • Reply June December 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Hi Susie, you do a great job. Love your blog! But who is Chelsea, hahaha 🙂

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 7:04 am

      LOL…thanks June. Chelsea is the name of my street. I’m updating the house on Chelsea…hence the Chelsea Project. Maybe I need a new name???

      • Reply June December 12, 2017 at 8:02 am

        That makes sense

  • Reply Patti Estep December 12, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Hi Susie,

    Gorgeous! Yes to Narnia. Yes to snowy glam, and what a beautiful shot of the real snow in your yard. I used to read all the Narnia books to my daughter so I know exactly what you were going for. You have created the perfect Snow Queen space, all you need is a bit of Turkish Delight. 😉 Oh but you have those lovely drinks. Even better.

    Also a big fan of Project Runway ( can’t wait until January for All Stars to start)

    Not simple, not farmhouse. This is what I love about blog hops and home tours. You get a chance to see many different styles and ideas. All gorgeous. So fun!

    Merry Christmas! ♥

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Hi Patti and thanks a million! I totally can’t believe I forgot the Turkish Delight. Oh my stars. And I think I have some downstairs. I’ll have to stage them and get a shot. #lateentry.. And yay to Project Runway fan! In January, we’ll talk. Oh and about not being simple…well maybe. No farmhouse. Absolutely. It took a while, but I finally realized this house is traditional and I had to embrace it. But I do an eclectic twist so once in a while, a pop of sweet farmhouse charm makes an appearance.

  • Reply Debbie December 12, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Susie, that is absolutely the most beautiful thing ever! Truly like a winter wonderland! But it makes me feel all warm inside looking at it! Fabulous job!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Oh, Debbie! You’re so sweet. Thanks so much. You must come for Girlfriends and Giggles. Merry Christmas.

  • Reply Tonya December 12, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I’m the words of Tim Gunn “you made it work” I love your snowy glam Christmas tree and that faux fur table cloth completely sets the Narnia tone. That would be a fun idea for a table runner also! Your home looks beautiful! Happy Holidays to you.

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Hey Sweet Friend. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind and encouraging comment. Good idea about the table runner! I must look for more fabric. May you and yours have the Merriest of Merry during this holiday season.

  • Reply Miz Helen December 12, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Susie,
    Your Snowy Glam simply took my breath, it is so beautiful. It may have been 80 degrees when you started, but it was like a winter wonderland inside and by the end outside as well. What a special treat for me to share the blog tour with you and thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home.
    Merry Christmas,
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Awww…Miz Helen, how kind you are. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such an encouraging comment. So happy to meet you on this hop and share our homes and blogs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Hey Deb….. LOL… girl, you just made my day. Thanks hun!! XOXO Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Kim December 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Susie, the room is just outstanding, every detail is perfect. I think I looked at each of your pictures about five times. Just beautiful. I have to say you have a fabulous eye. Enjoy the room and Merry Christmas!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Hi Kim and thanks a million. I was so nervous to show the room. It’s my first room ever to show for Christmas, so it’s encouraging to hear your kind words. Thanks again. Enjoyed hopping with you so much! Merry Christmas

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  • Reply Roxanne December 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    You’re tree is stunning, and I love the whole snowy glam theme! Beautiful, pinning!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks Roxanne!! Loved hopping with you, sweet friend!

  • Reply Meegan Fast December 15, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Glamorous, stylish and warm. I love all the touches that make your home inviting. You certainly have the Christmas spirit.
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thanks so much, Meegan! You’re the best! Looking forward to 2018! XOXO

  • Reply jordanpkahn December 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Wow! You totally nailed the snowy glam/Narnia feel!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Jordan and thanks a million! Merry Christmas!

  • Reply cristina December 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Ha, now I see, you were the one to blame for bringing winter to the south! 😀 Absolutely adorable! you nailed it. Love the tree, the tablescape the entire room is beautiful!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      LOL… yep. The snowstorm in my dining room blew completely out of control. Thanks so much for your kind words and visit. Looking so forward to more fun in 2018. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. XO

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