A window seat beside the fireplace - yes! Like the warm tones and splashes of color plus ivory cream wall paint, coffered ceiling, silver grey mushroom linen ottoman with nailhead trim, change the rug to blue. Credit to Meredith Heron Design.
Front living room - Two-story family room. Tall ceilings: pick a "height line" and keep everything the same and under it. Beautiful wainscoting between windows. Really makes a difference in two story rooms.
2013 Southern Living Showcase House - Cottage dining room with rustic wood beams in vaulted ceiling. Beaded chandelier over trestle dining table with patterned camelback bench and cream camelback chairs with nailhead trim.