Stepped out from the kitchen, the dining area, surrounded by three walls of windows, provides an almost outdoor dining experience.
Airy and light-penetrable, transparent demijohns make an artistic tabletop statement.
Oil paintings by Carol O'Malia mark the transition from cooking to dining area. \"I thought they were really interesting because initially you aren't really sure what they are,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum. \"They look abstract. Then you realize there are dark branches, snow and shadow.\"
Oversized Windsor chairs, inspired by the design of New England antiques, stand in place of upholstered end chairs. \"I think that that Windsor chair, especially when it's blown up like that, makes a very interesting architectural statement,\" says Linda.
\"The swirled glass on the three demijohn jars on the dining table plays with the sunlight throughout the day,\" says Linda.
Wooden display plinths, handcrafted by carpenter David Brown, elevate the visual plane.
Quiet and elegant in their simplicity, crackled porcelain temple jars flank the south-facing windows.
The trestle style of the pine-topped table speaks to an earlier time. \"It looks like an outside harvest table,\" says Linda, \"something that ranch hands would have sat around.\"
A sisal-style rug anchors the space and counters the formal lines of the dining chairs.
Echoes of deep indigo blue, in kitchen tile and upholstery fabric, connect the spaces to the river waters and sunset mountain views.
The hand-planed appearance of the tabletop and the ribbed detail of the demijohns resemble the flowing river waters.