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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Real-Deal Breakfast Room Pics!

I finally got around to having some professional pictures taken of my breakfast room.  My good friend Katharine Fuchs is a great photographer- if you are in the Charlotte area, check her out!  Thanks, Katharine!

The breakfast room started with a settee.  I found it for $40, and it was in perfect condition with brightly colored upholstery.  I wish I knew the name of the fabric- it has lovely faux bois detailing.  I am thinking it is maybe an older Brunschwig pattern.

The settee set the color palette for the room- blues, greens, and corals.  The chairs were originally a not-very-pretty natural bamboo color.  I painted them glossy black and covered the seats in outdoor blue and green quatrefoil fabric.  Everything that spills on them just rolls right off.  I love using outdoor fabric in a kitchen.



Next came the breakfast room table.  In order to easily access the settee, a pedestal table was a necessity.  I've always loved the clean lines of the Saarinen tulip table, so after a lot of research and saving pennies, I splurged on one.  It is the perfect size for our family, and the laminate top is SO easy to keep clean.

The tole chandelier was a Craigslist find- I painted it color to match the coral in the settee.  It really pops against the light blue walls.

Lastly came the roman shades.  I ordered them from The Shade Store, which has fantastic semi-custom options.  The edges are trimmed in the same blue found in the seat cushions.


I can honestly say that we never ate in our breakfast room before, and now we eat nearly every meal there.  There is something cozy and inviting about a settee, and the table is so practical (no coasters needed!).  Life really does happen around the dinner table- my little guy says the blessing before dinner and talks about preschool and climbing trees and my little girl giggles in admiration of her big brother. 

Thanks for letting me share this little piece of our home with you!

17 comments:

Sadie + Stella said...

How lovely is this?!?! I am totally smitten with your new space!

Melissa said...

It's beautiful, Sarah!

Lisa Mende Design said...

What a charming little spot!!!

kayce hughes said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful kitchen!

Jessie said...

I love a breakfast nook. That settee is so pretty!

goheels83 said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love it!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I love your style - so similar to my own. Classic, slightly feminine and some chinoiserie. Love it!

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Rebecca said...

Sarah, it's perfect and so *you*...love every peek into your home. Send my love to your fam!

Janna McCalley said...

So pretty! I'm sure I have the same chandelier that came with our house, but needs a coat of paint-I love the color you used!

Amy said...

Ah those are my dream chairs! I have been searching high and low for them for months to no avail!

Amy said...

LOVE those chairs! Wish I could find some like them. If you have any tips let me know. I've been searching high and low on craigslist and at thrifts to no avail!

Christine Dovey said...

Stunning...that settee makes me weep...so gorgeous!

the Queen City Style said...

Looks awesome Sarah! I love the blue banding on the roman shades as well as that bright pop of red in the fixture! Great job with the pics too, KBF :)

Amy Vermillion said...

Wow! That's fantastic Sarah! I love the pop of red on that adorable chandy. And that table....me want one.
Great job!
Amy

Rachel said...

So many great things about your new breakfast nook! I'm such a fan of non-traditional seating around the table, I think people just feel so cozy and the settee or banquette seating is always first to go! Big fan of the bright chandelier and roman shades. - Rachel

A Perfect Gray said...

really great look.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

This space is absolutely gorgeous! I love the use of color and the mix of old and new. That settee was a steal and I can't believe how comfortable it is too! Such a beautiful space...I would love to wake up to this room every morning.

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