It's not quit sure what it is and that is my fault.
We (I) moved the sofa in to the basement this last time, and if getting it up the stairs, is as hard as it was getting it down there, well then, that thing will die down there.
So for now this is our lovely dining room and it's working for us. It's not formal at all and we actually do sit in here and eat on occasion. One of my biggest pet peeve's is when rooms go unused so that better keep happening, otherwise it may need to turn back in to a living room!