HGTV Smart Home 2013: Dining Room Pictures

A formal entertaining space infused with mocha and sea-blue hues, the dining room opens out to the back deck, with boundaries defined by sheer linen drapes rather than solid walls.

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The area rug's bold graphic print, in a dark espresso color, grounds the space and lends a contemporary aesthetic that counters the room's formal furnishings and dramatic Empire-style light fixture, fashioned from wrought iron and washed wood.

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A concave dining chest, neoclassically inspired, served as a springboard for the room design. Interior halogen bulbs shine a spotlight on porcelain dinnerware and resin-cast white ribbon coral.

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Adjustable glass shelves showcase porcelain dinnerware, which boasts heirloom-quality styling while offering the convenience of microwave and dishwasher safety.

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Clear glass taper holders, in chess piece-style shapes, lend drama while keeping views unobstructed.

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Seating up to eight guests, the trestle-style dining table carves out a formal dining space. Dining chairs, upholstered in a celadon-hued fabric, echo the home's subtle beach theme.

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A bouquet of oyster shells placed in a weathered urn showcases the artistry of Karen Robertson, whose artwork is displayed throughout the home.

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The open-concept dining area flows seamlessly into the kitchen. Clear glass subway tile, which clads the kitchen backsplash, sparkles gem-like in the distance.

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A 51-inch-high chandelier commands attention in the formal dining area. Fashioned from wrought iron and weathered wood, the rustic-chic lighting fixture stands in contrast to the formal tray ceiling.

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The dining chest boasts antique-style copper hardware and tap hinges, which operate interior lights.

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Semi-sheer linen drapes create a buffer of privacy in the dining area, transforming the space into a cabana-like retreat.

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From the collection of artist Karen Robertson, sliced spindle, tibia and turretella shells, sandwiched between two plates of glass, create a free-floating effect above the dining chest.

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Honeycomb louver shades offer privacy and also control solar heat gain and UV damage to furnishings and artwork. Tied into the whole-home automation system, shades can be programmed to raise and lower at certain times of the day.

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\"It almost feels like a cabana out on the beach,\" says Linda of the dining area. \"It's so uniquely special and it's very applicable to people's own lives — having the ability to shut the kitchen off — even if you're draping just one wall.\"

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