There are a lot of awesome benefits to being a military family, like living in foreign countries in a huge apartment for free. But this time around we got a furnished apartment. Everyone that works with my husband has the same furniture. It isn't the worst furniture I've ever seen (and it is super comfy) but I've had a hard time arranging this huge room with minimal resources. My mother-in-law came for a visit and I had her fresh eyes help me make it family and company friendly.
And, yes that is a fan. It is in the mid-70's here and because we are on the 8th floor with little ones, there are safety things on the windows that only let them open about 4 inches. I wish we had ceiling fans just to circulate the air. We have full sun all day on those windows, in the playroom and our bedroom, too. Whew, gets a little warm in here.
huge wrought iron candle holder here... some day.