I really am loving the idea of having the bed up high and making use of the space below it. I'm seeing a lot of examples for this. If I happen to have high ceilings where ever I settling I really hope to remember this. I also like out fitting the upper bed part as a closed in space with window dressings, and how the lower parts usually have built in book shelves.
Like the idea of a square table in the breakfast nook. Discovered this image via vi.sualize.us