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A console table defines the entry and seating area.

The niche works as a more convenient place for the television.

Grasscloth wall covering behind the television adds texture and contrast.

The pedestal table and pendant light anchor the dining area.

Track lighting emphasizes the brick wall and artwork.

A sisal rug, cut to fit the space, makes the room feel larger and more finished.

- Michael Hampton, Designer

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The Homeowner

A newlywed Washington couple would like to remake their 14-by-17-foot living and dining room.

Designer's Critique

Use furnishings to define separate areas.

- Michael Hampton of Michael Hampton Design in Washington, 202-557-1114, www.michaelhamptondesign.com

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