Here's the dining area just off our kitchen that I want to add some spunk. I'm looking (sometimes drooling) over a variety of rugs at Ballard Designs. (I absolutely love their stuff !) I've decided to go with an indoor/outdoor rug. With 2 small kids, do I need to explain why? Also, I'm considering making valences to deck out the windows and add dimension. I have to be careful of choices because this room connects to our family room. Challenging!