After: Centered StyleThe columns are not a problem anymore. Moving the furniture to the center of the room directly opposite from the fireplace anchors the space and brings the whole room together. The focus is now in the middle of the room, where it should be. Also, don't be afraid to put furniture in front of a window to achieve balance in a room.
paint: walls (HC-10 Stuart Gold) — Benjamin Moore
paint: fireplace (Liquid Copper & Patina Solution) — Sydney Harbor
paint: red accent (#3-17 Red Velvet) — Pratt & Lambert