The custom-made dining chairs, built by local craftsman David Wiesand, were one of Annie and Matt’s first major purchases after they were married. The chair style, inspired by a Benjamin Latrobe chair, fits right in with Annie’s love of change. “They can be formal and serious or more whimsical and modern with a funky, offbeat fabric,” she says. “I just re-covered them with a linen snake-print fabric, and they have taken on a whole new look.”
The painted chairs are paired with a round mahogany dining table. This mix of finishes on the room’s various furnishings, such as the china cabinet and chest, provides a collected, casual appeal. Annie also strives to create a cohesiveness between rooms. For example, the cabinet’s fretwork references the wallpaper pattern in the living room next door.