Put french doors all around the dining so it can open up, U-shaped island coming toward living with built in booth seating, make area behind cabinets a hidden pantry...I could definitely work with this layout!
English interiors murmur rather than shout. It's a small detail, but tufting on the back of a chair or sofa is a whispered signal that this room bends toward Britain. The accent is a mark of craftsmanship and more demure than other global styles. Leaded-glass windows also provide a subtle sign of sophistication. It's upon closer inspection that the details reveal themselves./