dining room refresh

I got a call the other day from an old acquaintance. She's got great stuff... like, GREAT stuff... but needs help pulling it all together. 

The current situation:

The inspiration:

Sideways.. but right side up confuses Squarespace. Cheers to the weekend!

Sideways.. but right side up confuses Squarespace. Cheers to the weekend!

We are changing three things: the rug, the seats, and the light fixture. Admittedly, I've never done much with Haitian paintings and I'm kind of excited about the challenge.

Here are some options..

Number 1 has got some spicy flavor. Number 2 is calmer, but the chairs still bring some pizazz. We'll see which one the homeowner picks!