Trish asked about the dining room cornice.
One of our trim guys made the cornice while he was working on the kitchen/hearth room trim. It is constructed like a mantel and is attached in the same way, on a block of wood that is attached to the wall above the window. He used moldings and 1x8 or 1x6 boards. It’s been a few years. I don’t remember the exact width. If you make one of these, use the width that works for your situation.
I used a plain flat curtain rod, attached to the wall between the window trim and cornice, for the panels. I believe a curtain rod could be attached directly to the cornice.
This is such a quick post, with just the cornice, I am adding pictures of light fixtures I am considering for our new home. Brushed nickel is in the home at present. I thought about working around those, but when I took inventory of our furniture and accessories I found an abundance of coppery colors and bronze.
I looked online at Lowe’s and found these examples of what I am looking for. A chandelier for the dining table, a triple fixture for the island and a fixture for the vaulted ceiling, in the great room, are needed among other things.
I like the look of these three and we will probably go with these. However, I will continue looking around to be sure.