My mother pointed out that she couldn't see the area rug in the last photo posting.... so here you can see it. What's funny is that obviously the whole room centers around the fireplace mantle which, as you can see, is not finished! (no, we're not keeping that lovely aluminum surround! ha). Also we're getting a couple other side accent chairs. The windsor chairs you see here will go around our dining room table.
This is the view the other way. Isn't the light just beautiful? The dining room table is over to the right hand side. It will be going lengthwise across the room but this has been a high-traffic area thus far which is why it is pushed to the side.