Dining Room Photos: HGTV Green Home 2010
A casual dining area in the great room overlooks the courtyard and provides a cozy spot to catch up with family members or spread out important papers or homework.
The trestle-style table, built by craftsman Richard Kiusalas, owner of West Barnstable Tables, features a tabletop fashioned from antique pine wainscoting. The original green/gray finish is carefully sanded to reveal the patina of the original wood under the paint.
Painted “orbits” from other antique wood pieces are routered into the top of the dining table. A varnish gives the table a rich and durable finish.
White stoneware provides a crisp finish to the tabletop arrangement. Fresh fruit adds visual interest.
The sunset shade of peaches echoes vibrant yellows and oranges in the home’s overriding color palette.
Interior designer Linda Woodrum chose wicker rather than ladderback dining chairs to keep the focus on the handcrafted table. “They were intentionally chosen to clean up the whole feeling of the dining area,” she adds.
Both decorative and functional, a clean-lined urn complements the crisp color of wicker chairs.
The design of dining chairs adds an interesting architectural element without stealing the spotlight deserved by the dining table and light fixture. “I am trying to keep it clean and simple,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “The low-backed wicker is a solid mass. It makes the table more significant.”
Modern collage-style art, discovered during a shopping trip to Boston’s Newbury Street, gives the dining space an edge.
Green apples, piled high in a semi-granite Cook & Hancock bowl, add a refreshing twist to the dining area decor.
Bunches of paperwhites provide a clean finish while the glass cylinder adds a hint of sparkle.
The dining room light fixture – an antique factory basket with a cotton duck cover – was purchased at Found for the Home in Houston, Texas. “That area needed a light with a lot of volume but not heavy in feel,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A bold branch sculpture crafted by a local landscape architect and purchased at European Gardens in Plymouth, Mass., divides the dining from the living space.