I love this website and have gotten great ideas decorating our house in the past. Now we are building a new house and are looking for a wow factor in our new house. Considering having a two story family room, foyer and stairs. What are your thoughts and how would you decorate the walls? One side is open to a one storey kitchen, other side is the backyard, the other is the tv/fireplace wall and then the open stairs. Anyone with a two story concept, please comment too. Am I making a mistake? Space is not an issue as the house is 4800 sq feet. My concern is the coziness, sound and cooking smells rising to the bedrooms. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.