Dining Room

A gracious table and elegant setting invite family and friends to gather ’round

The dining area, while in an open space, has individual character with a mix of styles and textures: woven-rush side chairs and wicker host armchairs; a bronze chandelier with long, graceful arms; and, for the curtains, a fabric with a stylized botanical paisley pattern reminiscent of suzani. For a full room tour, watch the video above led by Mary Evelyn McKee, interior designer of the 2021 Flower showhouse.


dining table and chairs, Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield
elegant farmhouse tablesetting
  • Palladio gold charger by Vietri, Rambouillet dinner plate by Faïencerie de Gien, Gold Cane flatware by Towle Silver, Arlington Amber glass by Southern Living, and Arabesque green goblet by Denby, all through Replacements, Ltd.
  • Darcy embroidered linen napkins by Leontine Linens
  • Guinea feather place mat from Bradley’s Market
Portrait of Hansell Smith
On the Cover: The inviting living room at Brierfield Farm, our countryside showhouse, exudes warm and comfort with a palette that takes its cue from the surrounding setting. Photographed by David Hillegas.

This story appears in Flower magazine’s September/October 2021 issue on newsstands August 31. Subscribe or find a copy in a store near you.