Should we decrease size of opening from foyer into dining room?
Our foyer is a somewhat dark space, super dark now because of no light fixtures and the opening to the front door being blocked by plywood (it will ultimately have a transom and side lites to bring light in). Anyway, our dining room opens into the foyer and, at the moment, the opening from the foyer into the dining room is 9 ft wide. The opening on the short wall of the dining room (opposite the window wall) is 6 ft wide. I feel that the 9 ft wide opening looks rather contemporary and also kind of arbitrary and strange. I tried to convince my husband and our architect of this even before the house was built, but they wanted the openness. I've finally convinced my husband there is no way to make this look like an attempt at an historic home with this large opening. He's offering to shrink it to 6ft, but I wonder if this will make the foyer even darker, if the drywall won't look even once they add these sections, and whether the lightswitch being a few feet away from the opening of the room will look really odd. Do any of you have comments on what we should do with this opening in question? thanks.
foyer into dining room
foyer looking toward ante room door, closet door, and dining room