Houzz is the new way to design your home.
It is connected but separate from the living room. Big round table great for conversation. Comfortable handsome chairs, could move away from the table as needed
The windows and wainscot, the wall color
The serene artwork against the wall color
The fabric around the windows and on the chairs really brings in the outdoors, but creates a "shelter" as well in an open room.
The contemporary two-sided fireplace separates from the living room, but joins them together. That's a cool chandelier, too. Nice chairs, Danish shape, look comfortable and contemporary.
The colors, especially in the rug