Antique barrel-back chairs strikingly covered with "Interlochen," a geometric-patterned fabric from Old World Weavers, enliven the gentle sensibility of the living room. The coffee table (foreground) is wrapped in lacquered cloth, adding interest.

The dining room's Dennis & Leen chandelier uses rock crystals from designer Michael Carter's collection.

The family room features an array of purposely unrelated furnishings tied together by a handsome but muted tribal-style rug from Kravet.

The big arched window overlooks the garden and illuminates the game alcove, which holds a table by Lona Design and four chairs from Belle Meade Signature upholstered in ravishing red velvet from Cowtan & Tout.

In the sunroom, artist Ellen Granter's eye-catching birds painted on wood panels hang above a freestanding metal flock on a Parsons-style console table, enhancing the room's nature theme. Upholstered stools tuck under the table.

The kitchen eating area reflects Lynn's color preferences with a sophisticated version of blue and white mixed with touches of straw yellow.

In the master bedroom, highly patterned elements-the headboard, covered in "Dora" fabric by Andrew Martin, the "Richelieu" bedskirt by Holland & Sherry, and the "Damask" rug by Michaelian & Kohlberg-continue the home's blue-and-cream palette.

Crystallized snow-white glass floor tiles from Allstone add sparkle to the master bath.

The 1920 Georgian Colonial nestles into its sylvan setting.

Lynn Dayton in her office.

Nourishing others has been a running theme throughout Lynn's career and life. As a chef and caterer, she created delicious food for others to savor. Now, this foodie is caretaker to a host of others through organizations in Massachusetts, where she resides with her husband, two sons, and a handful of shelter cats. "It is kind of like cooking," says Lynn of her charitable endeavors. "You know what you like and what works well together."

And just like a dinner menu that features filet mignon one night and lasagna another, Lynn's philanthropic schedule is varied. She devotes her time to a number of carefully chosen organizations. Her love for animals has led her to positions as board member for MSPCA-Angell (mspca.org), an organization that works to prevent animal cruelty, and Lovelane (lovelane.org), a riding program that offers horse therapy to children with special needs. She also serves on the board of trustees of WGBH, Boston's public radio and television stations.

"Philanthropy has always been a part of my life and family," says Lynn. "I often feel that I get back so much more than what I give."

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Remodeled Boston Home

A decorative facelift and new family room rejuvenate a Georgian Colonial

Written by Krissa Rossbund
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The 1920 Georgian Colonial nestles into its sylvan setting.

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