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At Home: Dining Room Delight

My childhood friends and I have a monthly “girls night” that always follows the same tried and true formula: incessantly gabbing while preparing a simple meal, imbibing copious amounts of ever-present Champagne in between laughs, and dishing out life updates over the dining table. These evenings amongst dear friends are to be truly treasured, especially when it happens to be a member of our supper club’s birthday. There is always a little special attention bestowed upon the dining room. (And the fabulous girl we are celebrating, of course!) Extra care is taken to put out handmade place cards at each seat, an elegant floral arrangement of the season’s current blooms is centered on the table under the newly installed sparkling chandelier, while the fine china makes our rustic pasta dish look utterly delectable. The typically passed-by dining room gets a bit of a face lift for the night. While the dining room might be a more formal space that is rarely used nowadays, (since our meals are often eaten in front of the television, the dining table often serves more as a desk cluttered with papers and computers instead of place settings), I thought it would be fun in this month of celebration, to rejoice the room that is dedicated to sharing food, sharing stories and sharing each other.

Take a look at the dining room I am dreaming of to drink, dine and delight my fabulous friends in:

[1] Wisteria Rattan Chair [2] Anthropologie Satellite Chandelier [3] Bubbly Champagne Flues [4] West Elm Gold Flatware [5] Succulent and Floral Centerpiece [6] Blu Dot Strut Dining Table [7] Kate Spade Castle Peak Dinnerware [8] Anthropologie Soda-Lime Pitcher [9] Ferm Living Triangle Napkin [10] Ashley Goldberg Artwork [11] Sugar Paper Gold Cabana Stipe Place Card [12] Ashley Goldberg Artwork

This May we’re celebrating celebrations! We’ll also share tricks that busy working women like us use to throw memorable bashes with minimal effort.
Follow our Petit Parties and Entertaining Pinterest boards for ‘celebration inspiration’ all year long!


Author Description

Alyssa Boland

A former life as an urban planner led Alyssa to her career as a high-end interior designer. An aesthetics junkie, she shares a passion for architecture, fashion, caffeine, a love of dance, and all things French. Find her online at Alyssa Boland Interior Design, follow on Pinterest.

  • Autumn Reeser
    Sooo gorgeous! I’m in love with those sparkly champagne flutes…
  • AshleyFauset
    I am crazy about that chandelier and the gorgeous gold flatware. Such exquisite picks, Alyssa!

Move LifeStyle is an e-zine for the modern working woman created by Autumn Reeser, Jenn Wong and Ashley Fauset.

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