The interior design of a room for my projects starts with a layout or floor plan drawing which enables me to visualize the balance and scale of furniture and distribution of color and pattern. Depending on what type of room it is I may select a rug or a fabric to develop the color scheme. In the case of this dining room it is a part of the whole kitchen and great room. The overall design plan was already decided upon during the designing of the entire cabin. Rustic with a touch of Adirondack style, was what we would carry through to the furniture design. I first designed a large piece of furniture and mirror to be the focal point of the room. The buffet and mirror are based on Adirondack mosaic twig method, using birch bark applied with twig patterns on top. I carried the idea through with the light fixtures, hickory bark chairs and a large trestle style dining table with end extensions. The color scheme for the whole area started with a Pendleton fabric that is used in the living room on the cushions of the sectional. The dining chairs are a wool plaid on the chair backs and natural leather on the seats. It is a comfortable and spacious room with atrium doors to the lake and a view of the fireplace in the great room.