A nice new look
It took at least six months from its inception but my dining room/ living room area now has a whole new look.
Instead of the boring builder shades of white, the rooms finally have some color. The trim came with the house and is still its original stark white. We pulled the blue-green out of the living room rug.
We also flipped where they were. The living room is now closer to the sliding glass door and the patio. This wall here has a pass-through to the kitchen which made me originally want the dining room here.
The dining room is now under the chandelier where the builder problably intended it to be. I am really enjoying the new feeling of light and openess.