Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Fabric, flat-weave rug
Big tray on the dining table - with dinnertime essentials, flowers, candles and some fun stuff.
Keep one cupboard devoted to parties...
Hay fork holds paper towels.
Great interplays of texture and pattern: grasscloth on the walls, and the upholstery and rug. See the "Before" picture in the Ideabook. This entire reducer project is beautiful.
Neutral tones, our lamp!
Remodel - go to Ideabook. This used to be just like our LR, with a stair that looked like ours. The old LR is the new DR and in the back the old DR became part of the K/FR combo