HGTV Dream Home 2009: Dining Room Pictures

Vibrant, henna-colored walls serve as the backdrop for a comfortable farmhouse-style tea parlor and dining space that invites guests to linger long after dessert.

Linen drapery pools to the floor in the sunlit front parlor where a cozy settee, covered in creamy moiré fabric, a Queen Anne tea table and elegant side chairs make for an inviting tea or wine-tasting area. “It's a great spot to wait for guests since you can see who is at the front door,” adds Linda. “I kind of like the idea of relaxing on the loveseat waiting for company. So civilized.”

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