I have pasted two pictures below. The one thing you should know is that I found a dining room template on Benjamin Moore that allowed me to set the color of the room behind the front room. If you remember back to Decoration by Proxy installment 1, The Great Paint Showdown (Den Version), you all picked the Pumpkin Cream. Thus, I was able to set the back room in this picture to the picture of our den, which borders on the dining room. This way you can see what flows better.
Relevant facts: The dining room has one window and two entry ways. One entryway goes into the den (as noted above). The other entry way is to the kitchen (which has no color chosen as of yet, so we cannot factor that in). It is kind of a small dining room, about 11' by 12 '. Hardwood floors that are a little lighter than the pictures. Oh. And we don't have any dining room furniture so we can match that to either color.
Option 1: Dry Sage
I like the way this flows and so does Carlee. It has nice cool feel to it. We actually like both options, so you don't have to feel like you are voting against one or the other. The lighting in this picture is probably brighter than what we will get.
Option 2: Henderson Buff
We like this one as well. Definitely a little brighter than the sage. But still appealing. We would of course have to live with the fact that our walls are "buff" but I think we could handle it.
Let us know what to do...Thanks in advance!