Unlike coral, turquoise is a color I can get behind. Especially in a kitchen and coupled with white or black. Can you say 'Tiffany?' How about a turquoise floor? Or maybe a turquoise ceiling? (That backsplash.) And speaking of backsplashes.
We love everything about this window-filled corner, not to mention the view. The picture window maximizes the view, while the double-hungs give ventilation. We also love the low built-in book cases that have function as window seats.
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.