I stumbled on your blog, and am amazed at all the transformations you provide at no cost. What a wonderful and inspirational blog you have! I am looking for help with my living area. I need to add some spark and interest to this area. I have a very large wall that peaks at 18' at one point!
Do you like my Sharpie drapes? ;) They go the floor- of course. Continue the same drapes in the dining room. Add some woven wood Roman shades under the drapes- and on the other higher windows. I also added a Sharpie footprint of where I would move your chair.. The large mirror makes a big difference- doesn't it?
Here I added your crown molding. See how it will be even with the lowest wall?
Did you want a paint color?- I like Restrained Gold from Sherwin Williams for the bottom- and Mannered Gold for your upper wall. Always get sample quarts. I can't really select paint from pictures.