It used to have this pretty, but totally wrong era light fixture:
Now it is just right with this Victorian brass chandelier and a new medallion. It was a gas light, now is electrified. We had been looking everywhere for the right chandelier, and the only ones we liked were $500 to $1000--yikes! Last weekend, we walked into the Pink Begonia in Kalona, and there it was, only $150, way better!
Each side of the room now has a tiled wall, and the stove is going to be moved to the other side of the room, and someday be a new stove...
and in the interest of little things that count, an ugly light was removed from the little alcove that you go through to get to the basement, and this pretty antique fixture put in.