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Smith notes that he can open up his breakfast room to the garden or draw the curtains closed "as if you're dining in a tent." Not the most practical piece of advice, perhaps, but the book's photos and captions do consistently point out decorating details that some readers may find enlightening. Here, the octagonal shape of the room is emphasized by the pattern of the floor boards.
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