Do not look at all the guest-room furniture packed into the dining room. Focus instead on the arch between the living room and dining room. Looks strangely unfinished, doesn't it? The previous homeowner told me she asked her uncle to do something rustic there, but he somehow came up with Santa Fe rustic rather than British Colonial. She admitted it just looked like someone forgot to finish that bit.
So I had Pascal finish it properly, by trimming it out with a little molding and painting it white to match the arch between living room and front hall.
Looks so much better now, don't you think?