And yes, for those who asked, we do intend to replace all our trim work and moldings in the future! Either I will buy a mitre saw or we'll hire someone to take care of the whole catastrophe and give me seriously tasteful new baseboards and trim. In the interim, I had planned to paint it all white (to hide the hideousness of the brown contractor-grade trim), but our painting contractor quoted us another $1500 to paint all the trim in the house!!! I wasn't keen to waste that much money on a temporary fix, so we shall live with the dreary brown trim until I (a) get out my paint brush for the next 20 weekends or (b) buy myself a mitre saw and a DVD box set of "This Old House".
But to heck with fundamentals...back to decorating!
As I posted before, I'd like to put a pretty mirror in this space, with a small "demi-lune" wall shelf below (since there's room for very little else). But finding the simple, elegant mirror and shelf I have in mind (or even a middling alternative) may take a while.
Choices choices. What do you think?