If you want to have a room as beautiful as these, you should consider bringing in natural elements with texture and interest. The table and chairs (below) are made from reclaimed railroad ties, and the nesting tables are also reclaimed wood. They seem like a perfect blend of rustic, with a modern feel. And speaking of green, if you haven't seen Samantha Pynn's show Pure Style on HGTV, it's by far the best one on right now in my opinion. She has beautiful taste, and tries to bring in as many earth friendly elements as possible, without sacrificing style.
I am a Spanish Instructor/ Doctoral Student who loves dabbling in interior design. But, since I really love my current career path, I'm going to start with blogging about design, and see where that gets me.