This is totally open- works for me because the kitchen is such a distance from the family room. It's not perfect, but it would work bc the two spaces are divided by the eating area...
here the couch seems to serve as an almost wall and maybe that's why this seems open but not too open?
A couple things I really like here- 1. the ceiling is super cool! 2. maybe it's slightly more closed than I think I want...but the multiple openings make it feel closer to open concept than not...do you agree? I think something like this could work well for me.