This is such an appealing room from Coastal Living, mainly for the view and the way the furniture doesn’t detract from it. Also, the use of double-hung windows and French doors is a nice nod to traditional building practices.
The table and chair frames in a nearly black finish anchor the room and give it definition. Black accents are the spice in an all-white scheme. Without them, a room looks flat.
In a spare room, make sure you splurge on a good chandelier. It's going to get a lot of attention, and you don't want to be apologizing for it all the time. –Lydia Somerville, Senior Homes Editor, MyHomeIdeas.com