Clean and modern perhaps? This is my top pick for your space. Totally doable. I think your hubby would love it too. Image via here.
A little gold & zebra? I know too wild for you. Image via here.
A little minimal maybe? Okay I know S would definitely knock that picture down and you want a chair. I know, I know. Image via House & Home.
Oh this is grand. Yep my sis has this space in her tiny town house. Image via here.
The Buddha touch? Loving that white lacquer table and those stools! Image via here.