We have a very open floorplan, so when you walk in our front door the dining room is to the right and the living room to the left, with the fireplace straight ahead. It's basically all one big room.
I bought the table and sideboard at Dania when I bought my first condo back in 2002. It looked great in that condo, but for this house I wish I had black dining room furniture. The table and sideboard are the same color as the trim, and then with the white walls (although we finally got one wall painted) it's just so blah. And like most other rooms in the house, we have yet to hang curtains (not that we're going to hang them in every room, but we have yet to hang any).
Looking in from the kitchen. Need curtains!
Looking in from the living room. Notice the plastic protector underneath, for when the kids throw their spaghetti. I can't decide if I want to get a cabinet for that corner, or maybe just move the sideboard down and put a shelf above it (perhaps one of those that you can hang wine glasses underneath), but then I worry that a big blank space under those two small windows would look weird. All my wedding china is in that sideboard, though, and it would be nice to actually display it.
And here it is in all it's Thanksgiving glory two years ago: