Modern retro chairs with banded seats and yellow cushions, modern art painting on wall, three light free-standing vintage lamp MRK: This is cool to have bright colors on the art and chair pads, if renting no need to paint the walls!
This is a nice-looking living room with smaller rug. Perhaps the key is to frame the rug with sofas / sofa and armchair combo / sofa and the window. And another trick is to fill up the room so the size doesn't look awkward.
Caponata - A super flavorful and delicious Sicilian vegetable dish that is fantastic served hot or cold. Delicious spread on bread or as a side dish. (Substitute two teaspoons of raw honey for the sugar if you want.