By Lacey N. Howard
September 27, 2005
Jean Allsopp

"The dining table is very classic," says Debbie of the area'srectangular centerpiece, which boasts elegant Queen Anne-style legsand two 20-inch leaves. "We put a modern twist on it by replacingsome of the chairs with a cream-color, tufted-leather settee."

A wool rug anchors the room with darker hues of blue and beige,and a touch of coral. Overhead, a sculptural glass chandelieralmost disappears against a bank of windows and bay views. "Theglass contrasts all the wood and adds sparkle and interest," saysDebbie, "and it doesn't block your view."

More glass backs the bar lining one wall of the dining room.Mirrors reflect the sea and yield old-Hollywood glamour. Built-incabinets and drawers hold necessities, while an under-counter winecellar with adjustable controls keeps as many as 50 bottles ofwhites and reds at the perfect serving temperatures.

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