Well here it is: The breakfast nook off my kitchen. I love how it overlooks my woodsy backyard (and the kids tree-house).
Oh and I love that light fixture, it’s unexpected for there -but it works somehow. In the evenings it elevates the normally casual space into something a bit more sophisticated.
My husband made the bench and some of the pillows were handmade (by me), like the green Moorish inspired print was a bed sheet I fell in love with, I used that on the front and for the back I used heavy felted light gray wool and oversize down euro inserts. The rest were purchased at Ikea and HomeSense. I would eventually like to make a bench cushion as well.
The vintage table was a Craigslist find for $50! It was in immaculate condition and came with two very un-sturdy bistro chairs but I preferred the table with my vintage aluminium Emeco arm chairs anyways (I scored those 8 years ago for $7 ea and re-upholstered them myself).
The flooring is Canadian maple and the stain color can best be described as tree bark. With so many windows it seemed like an obvious natural choice to link the outdoors in and more importantly it’s the color of dirt!
I think some bamboo shades would look nice installed inside the window frames for added texture (we don’t really need the privacy) but on the long list of things we still need to do/buy for this house it’s way at the bottom.
Although technically this is a breakfast nook, it gets way more use than the dinning room (isn’t that always the case?). Our gang of 5 tends to eat most of the meals here … it’s warm and sunny by day and cozy by night!
The 101: A light fixture can change the mood of a room. Almost any fabric (bed sheets, blanket, shirt) can be used to make throw pillows. An open bright room is a perfect place to try a dark wall color. Vintage furniture will guarantee a unique space.
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