My dream home is very large. It has a huge front porch and is a darker color with white columns (as shown). I love homes that have stone on the wall and big windows. I especially love a front porch with a lot of grass and flowers.
Delightful variation on the conservatory - a hexagonal wall of arched windows under a glass doomed roof with quarry tile floor makes for an intimate dining room. Maybe mirrors could be used in lieu of windows?
Homeowners have made open floor plans a popular layout style, and depending on your space, you may find it a suitable design choice for your home as well. Instead of separating each room with walls, open floor plans combine rooms.