I love love love this! I even called and spoke to the architect on this design. Beadboard ceiling. Not sure if the colums will work. We selected the lots just to be sure we could implement this feature. I do not yet own the furniture for this design. But our present 74" dining table is just too big for just the two of us, so I see this room being used by the two of us, and no more than 4. With larger gatherering we would move to the larger table.