Beth writes in about a condo she's thinking of purchasing and what to do with the open great and dining rooms.
We are thinking of purchasing a condo that has a great room/dining room combination, all under vaulted ceilings. The footprint is actually an L, with the shorter portion being the dining room. The only natural light comes from 3 windows in the living room end. Should we leave the ceiling white? To make it feel less cavernous and more friendly, would it help to have a light-colored floor? Have you ever seen someone paint only up to about 9 or 10 ft in a room like this and leave the rest white (maybe add some moulding to deliniate the paint color change on the wall? So many questions......
See my suggestions in the comments.