We don't think there is a room in the house that seems to get less attention than the dining room.  Perhaps it is because our casual lifestyles seem to use this room less and less.  The summer months are a particularly lonely time for the formal dining room since we take our entertaining outdoors.  You can keep this room from getting stale by a simple update.  Add an full length linen tablecloth to the table for the summer months to banish the look of heavy wood.   This type of cloth can be made easily by your local seamstress using our linen by the yard for a custom look.   If a customized tablecloth seems a bit daunting - just try one of our Libeco Home ready made Belgian linen table cloths.  These cloths come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dining-Room-Barbara-Westbrook