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DINING ROOM
Dine in Colonial Cottage Style
Colonial style is more than powdered wigs and petticoats. These products point to early America, but fit well with more contemporary decor.
Written by Eric Surber

 

Chandelier
Photo Courtesy of Houzz

Wrought Iron 6 Arm Chandelier, $39.99. Manufactured by Eagle Emporium, LLC and available for purchase on Houzz.com.

What is more elegant than candelight? Candlelight coming from a chandelier. Six candles placed in the chandelier will shed a surprising amount of light on any dinner party, and we recommend using authentic beeswax candles.

Colonial Table
Photo Courtesy of Ethan Allen

Livingston Dining Table, $2,049.00. Table comes in two sizes 72″ and 62″ in five finishes. For more information and design options, visit ethanallen.com.

This generously-sized table will have your guests feasting like it’s 1776! This custom-made product can also be tailored to your specifications.

Sideboard
Photo Courtesy of Dutch Crafters

Salzburg Shaker Sideboard, price varies starting at $937. This piece is made by Amish woodworkers in Indiana and is available for purchase at dutchcrafters.com.

The beautiful, handcrafted sideboard is made the traditional way. Paired with traditional or contemporary accessories, this piece will make a statement in any dining room.

Lantern
Photo Courtesy of Shades of Light

Rustic Galvanized Lantern, $345. Available for purchase at shadesoflight.com.

Are real candles not your style? This galvanized lantern but looks historically authentic — no flames required.

Windsor Chair
Photo Courtesy of Dutch Crafters

Early American Windsor Dining Room Chair, price varies starting at $241. Amish handcrafted in Ohio and available for purchase at dutchcrafters.com.

Thomas Jefferson would have felt right at home in the Windsor chairs. One of the most iconic pieces of colonial America is still a timeless classic in any dining room.

Place Setting
Photo Courtesy of Bed Bath and Beyond

Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage 4-Piece Place Setting, $20.99. Available at BedBathandBeyond.com.

Beautiful earthenware is fortunately more accessible and affordable today than in the 18th-century. This pattern serves is a subtle reminder of our colonial English heritage but is updated for the 21st-century cottage.

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