Watch your speed in a construction zone! HA!
DH & I have decided on Layout #2. It has balance and flow (sounds like my medical report) and a pleasant distribution of color. Now he wants me to speed thru the joining of its pieces, before a big wind might come along and swoosh them out of order! But really I think he wants the pieces off the dining room table. LOL
Thank you, everyone, for offering your opinions! Don't go too far away.....I might need help with the borders. ;D