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Breaking bread
Whether casual or formal, a family meal means time well spent together



Mark and Karen Zeman love to collect interesting art pieces giving their Delafield home a wonderful kaleidoscope of color. The large dining table adjacent to the kitchen area easily accommodates the Zeman clan of seven. Avant Garden in Delafield provided the fall bouquet that is center of attention on the table, set up banquet style.




The custom chairs and table add a nice splash of color to the kitchen and dinette area in Larry and Diana Mortonís Brookfield home. The Mortons ordered their dinette set from Divine Decor in Brookfield. The Mikasa glassware gives an interesting touch with each place setting having its own design. Flowers by Jan in Milwaukee arranged the Fall Splendor floral bouquet which accents the chairs nicely. Diana said what she likes most about the room is the intimate feeling of the space.



Brett and Susan Miller called Stephen Betts at Thomasville when they decided to decorate their formal dining room. The Millers chose Thomasvilleís Hemingway dining room collection. The dining set rests on top of a wool rug, with copper, nutmeg, black and moss green colors in a brocade pattern. The window treaments are a Damask silk pattern created to flow and add warmth to the space. "Dining rooms can be cold and austere," says Betts. "The walls are a simple paint and glaze technique, that almost anyone can do. All four elements, including the furniture, accessories, drapery and wall treatment, come together to provide my clients with a unique room."

Oriental sea and Tuscany blend may sound a little strange, but work beautifully in Jon and Kathy Nordeenís Delafield home. Earth tone colors of moss, eggplant, coral and bronze lend an organic earthy feel to the room. "It has a combination of Old World feeling with cosmopolitan furniture," says Caroline Taylor of Heritage Carpets and Interiors in Hartland. "The room is truly an eclectic balance of styles that really blend well." The fresh floral arrangement, created by The Flower Garden in Hartland, provides the finishing touch on the table.