Our contributing editor redoes her dining room, a space that captures the spirit of her whole house. Watch the transformation by going back to Part One.
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Use the Space
In the spirit of preserving the formal dining room—which I'm all for—let it relax a little into a space that works with the way you actually live.
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Before: Dining Room
The dining room featured yellow paint.
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The Finished Dining Room
Hang art (like my botanical prints) floor to ceiling, whether wall space is limited (like mine) or not. It has a certain eccentric Euro charm, non?
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It's a room that reflects my many loves: books, nature, food, and good company. To tell you the truth, the whole house is like that; that's why it makes me happy. My wish for you is that your home do the same.
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Writing this column has been pure joy, as has hearing from so many of you over the past year. Thank you. Y'all keep in touch.