This was to be a formal dining room. We went with walnut stained a little darker (We always try to use a wood who's natural color is close to the desired finish hue). Even the vent panel was built of walnut. We stepped out the wainscot at each corner of the room for better articulation / a richer look. The ceiling was to be coffered as well. A central 'box' was made to support the three chandeliers and hide the wiring. All the chairs were removed from the room and the dining table shifted in order to take this wide angle shot.