Dining rooms. This Arkansas dining room is a great example of several techniques that Ridder commonly uses in dining rooms: strong colors, two-toned chairs, a unique light fixture, and a little bit of sparkle. Antique Swedish bird prints arranged around a pair of mid-century Italian sconces break up the apple-green wall.Today, most people decorate their dining rooms with evening meals and special occasions in mind. However, Ridder insists on keeping these rooms alive during daylight hours too. Her dining rooms burst with bold colors — from the paint, to the textiles, to the wallpaper. While many dining rooms become an overwhelming monochromatic mess of brown wood, Ridder limits her dining rooms to one major piece of brown wood — usually the dining table.