That Pottery Barn candle chandelier is perfection. My favorite design feature is the stone fireplace, it's so dramatic and rustic. These high ceilings are fantastic, totally transforms the space into more than just your typical living/family room.
Homeowners have made open floor plans a popular layout style, and depending on your space, you may find it a suitable design choice for your home as well. Instead of separating each room with walls, open floor plans combine rooms.
DIY: Tuscan Faux Paint Technique - easy tutorial on applying this great paint technique to your walls. -- This is for my crazy idea of making a tiny house out of a grain silo. This technique would be perfect on the concrete block interior.