Field of dreams

The richly saturated colors of tulips in the Skagit Valley set the tone for this dining room and adjacent den. The vivid red (Leaf Rust) and yellow (Full Sun) walls echo the colors of the tulips on the table. Tabletop accessories, including plates and napkins, pick up other hues in the photograph.

“The trick is to use colors of a similar intensity so that no one color gets lost in the process,” says stylist Emma Star Jensen, who helped us pull it all together.

Ceramics are boldly colored, complementing the walls. The inset of the built-in hutch is a sagey green (Colfax Pine), turning the buffet into a focal point.

The white wainscoting and hutch front (Rainier White) serve as a fresh backdrop for the rustic tableware that downplays the formality of the room. The magazine printing process affects color reproduction, so allow for paint variation.


Antique dining table and red tray table: Swedish Room, San Francisco ( or 415/255-0154)

Roger chairs: Ikea ( or 800/434-4532)

AC214-5 Leaf Rust168 Full Sun
KM3886-3 Colfax Pine53 Rainier White

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