I looked and looked, and finally chose this very heavy chandelier. The leaf motifs echo the woods behind the house, which are very visible from all these tall windows. The lamps have a golden glow, and the crackle finish on a sort of bronze base show up well in the lighter color scheme.
I definitely need to re-hang some artwork and quilts, and maybe finally decide on some window treatments after living here for fourteen years. I would love some sumptuous silk, but the southern exposure tends to fry everything in the window. All my cellular shades in the house have deteriorated due to the hot sun. Don't even start me on the finish on my front door, which is hot to the touch after an afternoon in the southern sun. It completely burned off once, has been professionally refinished with a finish meant for marine topcoats (boat surfaces), and has burned off again after three years.
I love the views out the tall windows. Great for bird-and-nature watching. But I think it would soften the look to put some nice lovely valances as window toppers. My house plants continue to shoot toward the ceilings even though I top them off periodically. They love the sun!