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Neutral Dining Room From HGTV Green Home 2008

For the dining room, interior designer Linda Woodrum utilized a subdued color palette with green accents, recessed lighting, framed nature photography and antique furnishings to create a casual and relaxed feel.

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Dining Room Transition

The dining room marks the midpoint between the kitchen and the living room, a gathering space for family and friends. Linda Woodrum, the home's interior designer, carried the same neutral color palette into the dining room that she used throughout the first floor. She chose a variety of green shades, enjoying the charming look it created.

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Antique Table

The dining table is antique. There are five chairs, four at the table and one in the corner near the antique storage cabinet. The wicker chairs are light enough to carry outside to use in the outdoor dining space. One could also be brought in from the north veranda to create seating for six at the dining table.

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Comfortable Chairs

Linda chose two larger chairs at the dining room table for their comfort, making them a good choice for seating during longer projects like homework or filing taxes. They are slipcovered in eco-friendly hemp. "If you wanted, you could order the chairs upholstered in one fabric, and get a slipcover made to change it out seasonally," Linda says. The carpet under the table is recycled nylon. Its subtle texture and color add to the neutral color palette and the home's soothing feel.

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Antique Drawers

The storage piece behind the couch, an antique flight of drawers, was the first item purchased for the house. Linda obtained the jars on top of it later but it wasn't until installation that they all came together. "I wanted a 'stop' between spaces," she says. "This doesn't obstruct the view but it adds a dramatic, fun break between the dining room and living room."

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