One thing that makes a whole difference of the mood of an area, is how much light gets inside. As it turns out, one of the details that is of fundamental importance are the windows. Open areas, big windows, are, for me, one of the *brightest* ideas ever ( wink, wink ). It feels like living outside, and makes my whole day a lot easier when I have to work inside.
House Right, the chapter on windows begins with this statement: