The dining room is pretty different this year. I admit, although I like the chandelier more this year, overall I like the 2011 version better. I think the gold and green against the gold walls is washed out. The green and red (especially around the mirror) is a nice pop of color.
And no matter how the rooms are decorated, there is NOTHING more beautiful than seeing my kids rush down the stairs on Christmas morning. Here is my (then) 2 year old coming down for the first time. It makes me nostalgic to think she is going to be 3 when she walks down the stairs a few mornings from now.
Wow! How time flies!