Swoon blocks with scrappy sashing. large print in center of star defines coordinating fabrics with the out ring of star. Darker fabrics for block borders cut on diagonal. Still want to know what a Swoon Block is?
A half/half wall on the wall opposite the kitchen in the dining room could tie the space together and look quite effective with the serving hatch.especially if the lower half is in a colour that matches the kitchen. Benches maybe?