Light-box mandalas - provide a sheet of paper marked with a series of concentric rings on top of a light table. Then, add some interesting smallish items in large numbers. Would be nice to do even without the light box (",)
Once we open up the kitchen/dining/living, we'll have to choose a color to flow through all three spaces. The pale blue/green walls with a darker color on the island should work well. Love the blue/green subway tile too.