Cottage Living Style

brown and turquoise dining room
Jim Franco

In Beaty's Dining Room

"I like to mix styles," says Beaty. "There's only one thing in my dining room that's really worth anything -- the sconces. My husband bought them for our anniversary at one of my favorite places in New Orleans, Ann Koerner Antiques on Magazine Street. I like their contrast with the less formal lattice mirror."

The centerpiece is a group of six potted orchids bought at a home improvement store and and placed in a large silver bowl. At the end of the evening, there is a plant for each guest to take home.

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