One thing I did here was mix accessories and furniture styles to create some interest. I love the mix of a traditional gold ornate mirror hanging over a rustic distressed painted piece. It works because I continue to mix styles with the rest of the items incorporating the wicker, plates hung in a traditional fashion, rustic lamp, traditional painted chair,and fabrics.
This is an area of my dining room that serves a few functions. Sometimes I clear off the little chest and use it as a bar or a place to put desserts or appetizers. This is also an area where my guest sit and chat. I also like having these chairs handy to pull up to the dining table.