Thanks everyone for your positive feedback.
No significant progress so I thought I'd catch you up on some pics that haven't made it to this thread. Included are a number of concept sketches of I how plan to finish certain details:
The back bar Sketch I took to the commercial upholsterer:
The bar behind the seating concept: IF ANYONE HAS SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER STOOLS PLEASE GIVE ME A LINK!
Location of poster case #1 and plans for a black out shade (complete)
plans for poster case #2
The sconces in the stairway:
Where I put the rear surrounds:
How I (actually the Wife suggested) solved the problem of a boring gray ceiling each square is 12 pieces of trim combined.