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A Scandinavian Christmas Dinner In The Greenhouse

Dinner in a greenhouse may be my new life goal, guys. I’ve always loved these types spaces, but set with candles, greenery and natural stylings for a winter night, they’re even more special.

See how these two little escapes offer up the most magical setting for a Scandinavian Christmas dinner in a Greenhouse…

a scandinavian christmas dinner in the greenhouse | coco kelley

a scandinavian christmas dinner in the greenhouse | coco kelley

a scandinavian christmas dinner in the greenhouse | coco kelley

My favorite part about this orangery is that worn white interior that makes it so bright and lovely inside! Tons of candles and layers of fur add a little warmth to what I’m sure is a chilly little room.

a scandinavian christmas dinner in the greenhouse | coco kelley

a scandinavian christmas dinner in the greenhouse | coco kelley

In the other corner, a bare tree and a table full of treats for guests.

a scandinavian christmas dinner in the greenhouse | coco kelley

a scandinavian christmas dinner in the greenhouse | coco kelley

I love the way they decorated the windows with sweet natural garlands, too!

In the other greenhouse, a bit of a warmer setting, with a fireplace!

a scandinavian style dinner in a greenhouse | coco kelley

a scandinavian style dinner in a greenhouse | coco kelley

The stylists use a similar trick in both of these settings – a bed of pine tree clippings serves as a runner on the table or buffet. Such an easy way to bring in some natural elements! Most groceries offer up swag that you can buy like this, or Christmas tree lots will also let you take home clippings for free!

a scandinavian style dinner in a greenhouse | coco kelley

a scandinavian style dinner in a greenhouse | coco kelley

Another sweet trick for the table – velvet ribbon around your utensils, or use it for adorning place cards. Either way it always feels luxurious. Those cabbage dishes are also on my dream home list!

a scandinavian style dinner in a greenhouse | coco kelley

a scandinavian style dinner in a greenhouse | coco kelley

Here, the serving table includes a little beaker for what I can only imagine is mulled wine. Casual jars and collected crystal glasses are perfect for this imperfect setting.

a scandinavian style dinner in a greenhouse | coco kelley

Do you have a favorite of the two settings? It’s hard for me to choose! I don’t typically go for such a classic green and red palette but if I did, this is definitely how I’d do it:

get the look of our Christmas in the Greenhouse | coco kelley

1. brass candlesticks and glass candlesticks | 2. cabbage plates | 3. green transferware dishes | 4. modern stackable glasses| 5. cut crystal highball glasses | 6. red ticking striped napkins | 7. heavy linen tablecloth | 8. gold flatware set

While most of the table is quite traditional, I love how they added some modern glassware to the mix in the second setting, so for my own table I’d do the same not only with the glassware, but the candlesticks too! Go heavy on the linens and layer in some greens, and you’ll be all set.

Sources

First setting via Expressen | Photography: Carina Olander | Styling: Anna Truelsen

Second setting via Lantliv Magazine | Photography: Lina Östling | Stylist: Johanna Flyckt-Gashi