As you know I've been working feverishly on decorating my house, my masterpiece. I've had so many great ideas it's been hard to channel it all into one but alas, I've completed the breakfast nook and I'm so thrilled to share the design idea and details. In this area of my home I wanted something charming and country, but NOT traditional. So it took a combination of many elements to reach this finished product. Thankfully, my husband has been trusting and open-minded allowing me to just run with it, as well as most of the house (except for his office, which he completed all on his own and it's just lovely. He is now promoted to my one and only assistant on the design team 😉).
The centerpiece of the room is the table, so normally I would start with that but in this case I found great chairs first. This presented a bit of a problem. From CB2 they were a bit modern but I just loved the color and style and said...I can make this work.
The chairs were back ordered so this allowed me time to select a table. I had decided on something quaint and traditional and at the last minute found this mint green number at Crate & Barrel. It was so functional for the space and cute, and it worked so well with the chairs. I admit, I asked permission before purchasing this statement color piece, he LOVED it!
Next up was the art piece. My mother and father-in-law gave it to us as a house warming gift. It's by Margie Ann Harrington. It's a classic original oil painting, and as art isn't my specialty, I'm told it's worth some change. It worked great here because of the colors and the bar theme. Which led me to the idea for the wine piece.
I found this vintage handmade wooden wine rack on one of my antique shopping sprees. It is from Richardson Mercantile and it's one of a kind. The shabby chic look brings a warm feel to the newness of some of the other parts of the room. The chalk placards are fun because you can interchange your wine types and bottles from time to time if you'd like. Currently, I've designed the rack to have an ombré effect. Dark to light wines. Displayed I have Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.
Finally the table setting. The placemats are my favorite. You don't see them until you remove the plates to dine, but they are made of burlap material and say #famished. They are from Nordstrom. The white plates were a steal at TJ MAXX. They aren't meant to be utilized, just are there for decorative purposes. I am a big fan of the chicken salt and pepper shakers and old-timey sugar container from Pier 1. The main centerpiece comes from Pottery Barn. Sorry, those are NOT real apples! Also, the dog bed is present because my fat chihuahua just can't stay out of the kitchen.