I promised a few weeks ago that I would share a sweet friend of mine’s gorgeous Christmas farmhouse dining room, and then IT happened.
You know.. IT.
The IT that happens when you have absolutely no time for IT.
The IT that slams you flat on your back when you still have Christmas wrapping, and shopping, and cooking to do.
The IT that only happens when you have a bajillion sign orders to complete, wrap and ship before Christmas.
You know what IT is don’t you?
IT = SICK
Yep. I got sick.
And.. it lasted a little over a week and all I wanted to do was cut off my head because it was stuffy and then runny and then stuffy and then runny and quite frankly, it was making me NUTS!
Praise God I woke up on Christmas Eve and all was well with the world again, and now that the Christmas whirlwind has died down, I realized I never shared this gorgeous dining room with you, and you guys.. you MUST see it!
One of the things I wanted to do on my blog this time around is share some design inspiration from friends, bloggers, and Instagrammers that I love.
And, Erin (Instagram: Cottonstem), is one of those design geniuses that I absolutely love. She will probably one be of those Instagrammers that will become Insta-famous soon, if not already! She’s just THAT good.
When I first started my Instagram account, this sweet girl commented on a few of my posts and the girl had me laughing from the get-go! The more we talked, the more I knew she was the real deal. Not only that, but this girl has an eye for decorating that just blows my farmhouse-loving mind!
Her shiplap walls in this dining space are just to die for, and the chippy, antique fireplace has my heart!
I love how Erin uses antique pieces here and there in her decorating. Besides the antique fireplace, she also used antiques seltzer bottles on the table, an antique sled above the fireplace, and an antique tobacco basket on the wall (seen below).
Erin has explained that not only does she love to decorate, but she also loves to decorate on a pretty tight budget. For example, the red grain-striped pillows, napkins, and table runner, along with the plate chargers are all from the Target Dollar Spot.
And, as you can see, the girl has a love for cotton.. hence her design business name.. Cotton Stem Interiors.
Not only does cotton adorn her beautiful farmhouse table, but it can also be seen draped down and tucked in her Christmas tree.
I love that her tree has a natural feel to it. There are no bulbs or ornaments on this tree. Just simple, natural touches, that make you feel at one with nature.
I hope you love Erin’s Christmas farmhouse dining room as much as I do. I’d love to know what your favorite parts of this room are.
For more design inspiration, be sure to follow Erin on Instagram. You will truly be blown away by her style, and her use of creative writing will have you laughing out loud!
Erin lives in Oklahoma, and is an interior decorator, so if you need any help decorating your space, be sure to check out her website. And, if you don’t live in Oklahoma, that’s ok too, because this girl can do an e-design consultants over the internet as well. Check out her design packages on her website at Cotton Stem Interiors.