I think a french table with matching chairs or stools will be a great addition to a stark room so it can add drama or flair to that area. It can also serve as a waiting area when you have guests or somewhere to put the phone at so you can have a telephone nook.
I took the picture below from the internet and like its simple design. As soon as we have our house draft ready, I will really consider putting something like the ones below in my future home. I think they are cozy and makes the whole area very inviting and warm.
|Photo credit: artfactory.com|