We've acquired a living room (aka sitting room) with our new digs  however, our piano and flat screen (hidden by some art) should provide activity, so this room will NOT BE WASTED!! The room has dark walnut glossy hard woods, cream colored walls, crown molding, and a fireplace. I've chosen all my favorites design elements to spice it up... ikat (on navy blue chair), glitz (lamp and mirror), animal print (fabric for drapes and cow throw), bamboo chairs, chevron rug and a rustic element (coffee table DIY). The color palette stems from the Markham Roberts room pictured, although Im leaning more towards a navy tone rather than teal. 
What do you think?