Sometimes it is hard to decorate the open space in the Kaleidoscope House. I love the design of the structure and the floor plan but I have found it hard to define kitchen, dining and living areas within that one double height space. It's almost as if I need about 4-6 more inches in length towards the chimney to make the space not appear to be crowded when decorated.
Granted, I could always define the room next to the stairs as the dining room, but that turns it into a formal dining room and a formal dining room seems weird in this house, plus I'm not a fan of formal dining rooms. I always feel like formal dining rooms are a waste of space. In my experience, the formal dining room always turns into a pass through to get to another room or is left vacant when it isn't a holiday. When I see formal dining spaces in homes for sale, I always think to myself about knocking down the wall to open up to the adjacent kitchen or turning the dining room into an office space. Okay, let me end this tangent about my dislike for formal dining rooms.
The images above are the start of another revamp of the Kaleidoscope House. I still have not mastered how to define the living areas in that space. I don't think I ever will.