The hearth room is one of my favorite rooms. Too small to be a family room, it's really a waste of space, but it's a cozy waste of space.
Mornings and evenings are my favorite times of day in here.
It's the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee. Since the room is small, I keep decorating to a minimum. I gave up on keeping the silver compote dish polished and just enjoy its dull patina.
I think I prefer its tarnished imperfection over shiny elegance.