As you may have learned in my most recent post, Smid partnered up with Hostess Haven to design dining spaces for the major Holidays through out the year. There were several reasons we made this move. One of them, was to share different ways you could style the same table/same room for the holidays. Another, was to show ways you can revitalize your own dining space by adding a few unexpected accessories and mixing up the chairs.
San Diego Magazine was planning a Holiday feature for their December issue and asked Smid Haven to style one of the rooms for their article; Three Ways To Style A Holiday Fete. They wanted us to show viewers something with a bit more edge, nothing too over done with glamour, and avoiding something more typical of the holidays. It was a perfect fit for the Smid Haven concept. It was also perfect timing! We were already planning our Thanksgiving shoot. It made great sense to combine both shoots on the same day, utilizing the same space and the same table with two very different looks. We only had 15 minutes in between each shoot to restyle the room and felt a bit like chickens running around with their heads cut off. Pun intended (see below ;)). Although these chickens kept their head of course!
You’ve already seen the first Smid Haven look for Thanksgiving. If not, you can find it here. Below you will find the second look of the series we styled. To learn what went into the design for this shoot, check out the magazine’s feature; Rustic glam.
P.S. I love the last picture showing the behind the scene’s details. We had four dogs, two chickens, two little human chickens, and a baby nugget in the house. Not to mention, all the cooks in the kitchen. 😉
Beautiful photos by Jamie Street Photography
Food by The Vetted Table