And here is a picture of the chairs we went with. The chairs from Mallery Hall, although gorgeous, drove the price way up. We bought these on eBay. The reason I am totally in love with them? Because I have a silhouette "theme" going on in there, you notice the shape of everything in the room. Therefore, the graceful lines of the table legs and the intricate detail of the chair backs show up nicely.
For that same reasoning, I think I need to soften the shape of the plantation-shuttered windows. The room is striking with a feminine feel, so I don't want any hard edges. Here is the fabric I will use to make curtain panels.
I cannot wait to get time to do what I hope will be the piece de resistance. It will be a rainy weekend project. Stay tuned!