A couple weeks ago we purchased some new mirrors for above the buffet in our breakfast room since we were trying to bring some more light into that space. If you remember we had a bunch of dark furniture between the breakfast room buffet, kitchen table & chairs, and the island.
Well after we snapped some photos over the weekend of the new space, Ben out of the blue suggested we try something new… put the dining room table (you know… the one we’re not a huge fan of) in the breakfast room and the old kitchen table set in the dining room.
And much to our surprise… we actually kind of love it.
The color of the settee perfectly matches our family room couches and the light wood kitchen table really breaks up the space.
And just take a look at the pedestal table legs… gorgeous, right?!
The chairs are from World Market. We originally purchased them to match the table when we had it in the dining room. They’re kind of expensive (although we did snag them on sale last year). Now of course we really want lighter counter height stools (either these or these) but we’re definitely going to have to save some dough for that purchase.
And here’s the new mirrors we snagged from At Home ($50 each) for above the breakfast room buffet. We do love the buffet since it holds a lot of our fancy dishes and stemware.
On top we decorated it with some glass globe hurricanes and pretty flowers, more snags from At Home.
And here’s a view of the breakfast room peeking into the family room.
The new table goes nicely with our new shiplap around the fireplace.
Also here’s a little tour of the new space so you can get a better feel for our main floor and the flow of our main living space. We’ll keep it like this for a little bit and see how it works with our family and lifestyle, but I love that when Ellie first saw this layout her first words were “I call the couch at dinner tonight!”. Too cute 🙂
Dina Johnson says
What color did you paint your kitchen cabinets? They are beautiful!
Thank you! They’re actually Aristokraft cabinets painted white:
We love them!
Robin Maccione says
Your house is beautiful and I love the new table in the kitchen area, however, I like the other chairs with the blue print on the back a little better than the ones that are currently with the table. But you do excellent work! And good idea Ben had!
Thank you!! I do love those blue print chairs! They’re in our dining room right now with our old table. We’ll see how long this set up actually lasts too, but I’m loving the lighter table for now!
Jennifer Luckerman says
Looks wonderful! I am shopping for new light fixtures and I love yours above island. Where did you find? Any other suggestions for shopping light fixtures?
They’re from Lowe’s! Only $90 each!!
Pam Cates says
Love the new mirrors! Your home is beautiful. Love the “flow”.
Thank you Pam!
So pretty! It would never work at my house. Someone always seems to be spilling something. Or someone will leave out a cup of milk and the cat will get her head stuck in it, making a mess. LOL!
Haha! Luckily we still have the island where we can eat our messy meals, LOL! And our cat’s new favorite hiding space is under the breakfast room couch 😉 I’m just happy she’s not ON the couch as of yet!
Calypso in the Country says
This turned out beautifully and I love the way everything is accessorized! I have to learn to just move things around more and try them in different locations. Nice job!
Thanks!! I’m do love to move things around… in fact over the weekend we flipped a bunch of our bedroom furniture. I think it tricks my head into thinking I’m buying something new so I don’t spend as much on home decor 🙂
OMG I just love your house it’s so gorgeous & perfect ……….. for me! Lol when can I move in ?
Haha, thank you!! We have a guest room that’s calling your name 😉
You have a beautiful home.
Thank you so much!
I am in love with this space, the kitchen, eat in, and living room! Absolutely beautiful, and so artfully decorated! LOVE! #MM
Thank you so much Megan!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
Your kitchen is beautiful and the new table layout is so nice. I hope you like the new changes. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Thank you so much Donna!