HGTV green home: dining room

Running along an axis that connects the kitchen and great room to outdoor spaces, the dining room is positioned to take advantage of dramatic views. Anchored by a sisal-style rug, the space showcases rustic-chic furnishings and a console table fashioned from reclaimed material. “The table and two benches are the story in the dining room,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “Simple and modern in design, created from old wood pallets, they are beautiful and functional.”

Casual yet still compelling, the dining area provides a space to socialize, connect with the cook and enjoy 360 degrees of gorgeous views.

Steps from the mudroom, the dining table may serve as a resting spot — for grocery bags or the day’s mail.

Although the kitchen, dining and living rooms share one open space, the ceiling design differentiates the rooms. In the dining area a three-part tray ceiling draws the eye.

Linda selected the dining set for its green story as well as its connection to the home’s location. “It felt like something you’d find in a really rural farmhouse or maybe even a table the farmer would have placed outside, for workers to sit around during breaks,” she says.

To keep views into the living room and courtyard unobstructed, two drum pendant lights are elevated slightly above sightlines.

The dining area and kitchen share access to and views of the barbecue courtyard, which Linda considers the home’s second dining area.

Ceiling-mounted semi-sheer drapery draws the eye upward. Linda hand-selected Sunbrella fabric for the home’s window treatments, which were custom-crafted by an Atlanta-area drapery and upholstery firm.

A story of textures continues in the dining room, where reclaimed wood is paired with braided raffia, cast iron and touchable eco-friendly fabrics.


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