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    Beach House Dining Room great way to bring color into an all-white or black/white scheme - Rather than rip up the room’s grimy tile floor, the owner of this East Hampton beach house scrubbed for days to reveal a lovely checkerboard pattern. The blue chairs, $199 each, are by Crate & Barrel; ditto the room's $1,000 table and $600 cabinet. Read more: Dining Room Decorating Ideas - Dining Room Decor - Country Living

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    love a checker board floor

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    The blue chairs, $199 each, are by Crate & Barrel; ditto the room's $1,000 table and $600 cabinet. Read more: Beach House Decorating Ideas - Beach House Decor - Country Living

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While Leiper's Fork has no shortage of farm-fresh cafes and yummy restaurants, the cabin's dining table is a cozy spot to gather for a meal or game of cards.

Sarah Richardson says: "I converted the cabinets into a banquette by cutting them down to seat height. The result? A full dining area that has storage, too! I had an old birch tree that had to be cut down repurposed as a rustic dining-table base. The natural bark and curvy limbs are part of the charm." -

The raw wood farm table and black Windsor chairs in this dining room keep the space from looking to colorful. Such understated supporting players allow the table runner and cerulean blue linen draperies to command attention without overwhelming the eye.

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To maximize space, Bonnie opted for a built-in banquette, which she paired with an antique pine table and schoolhouse chairs.

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