Thanks for all the input on the accessory front. I must say Im totally shocked that so many suggested putting in a tree. Perhaps I have a mental block but I have a hard time imaging a potted tree inside without conjuring up images of old ladies with afgans and the scent of ben-gay. Do many of you have live trees in your homes?
While I always admire the use of shells or coral in other homes, it definitely feels wrong for this room desepite what the lovely Nate Berkus may say. But I hear you on adding something a little bit organic in here - maybe some kind of hunk of quartz to bring in a little sparkle?
I just may need to make a trip to one of my favorite haunts, Home Goods to see what kind of fun goodies I can bring home with me. I don't want to be over contrived but I wouldn't mind putting in a few pieces even if they are just temporary until I can find pieces I love over time. It just needs a little punch.
I'll keep my eye out for the 'perfect' pieces but here is what I'm seeing online that catches my fancy.
Im smitten with this idea of turning old clocks into beautiful photo frames.
How ingenius is this? Thanks Joy!
To answer some questions that came up in the comments: The console and coffee table are only temporary as they made the pilgramage with me from my last house. They aren't the right style so I'll be banishing them to the basement at some point. In the meantime, Im keeping them here for function over form. That said, I don't see why I couldn't put the console table to use behind the sofa if it works. It wouldn't be seen very often anyway. Ill drag it over there and see how I like the look.As for the lighting, I already have recessed lights in the ceiling, a large chandelier and two shaded sconces on the wall. That seems like plenty of light. But more importantly, I cant run the plugs for lamps across the room. So with that in mind, nothing that plugs in can go on furniture that "floats" away from the walls.
Anywho - thanks again for all the suggestions and please keep them coming.