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Interior Design Blog — dining room

Wow your guests with this dramatic Thanksgiving table setting

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Tired of hand turkeys and dried corn? Here's a unique table setting for you and your guest to enjoy.  This tablescape is all about the harvest and takes its dramatic look and palate from Flemish paintings that celebrated nature's abundance. The colour scheme is unexpected and the elements are natural and sophisticated, but this is a look that is easy and inexpensive to put together.  We start with a paper runner for the tabletop rather than linen. I used black wrapping paper and this is especially handy if you find you are pushing tables together for a large group. Running...

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Drama at the Dinner Table

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The dining room can be a space that adds drama to your home. It should be a welcoming and utilitarian space, but also exciting and a place that you are proud to invite guests into. Most homes have more than one space dedicated to eating and the formal dining room is often just that; formal. By keeping a few design principals in mind, you can create a space that has dramatic flare for entertaining friends, but is also family friendly and usable day to day. Here are some of my best tips for creating a special space for family and...

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