1/7/10

house tour: breakfast nook



Welcome to my breakfast nook. It is by far my favorite room in the house. Actually I lie. Any room I am in is my favorite room except for the dining room it needs help (not much) but that's a whole other issue.



So the breakfast nook is 8 feet by 8 feet. Cozy.



And everything is in white and a soft mossy green.



Including the green and white ticking striped wall paper.

I need to talk about this poster for a second. It's cool at first glance until you look at it closely. The mermaids... A.) have no nipples and B.) have no pupils. Freeeeeaky man.

Seriously. They. Are. Scary.

Don't stare at that poster at night when everyone is in bed, the house is eerily silent and your husband is at work. Don't let your overactive imagination get the best of you. Not that I have or anything.



All the way down to the green sea glass curtain finials and the soft green canvas curtains. It's like Martha Stewart personally came down and decorated just for me.



Speaking of which... let's talk about lighting. You know how sometimes you go into people's houses and they are decorated nice enough but then you glance up and there is some horrible out of date lighting? It's like they never craned their neck upwards the whole time they have lived in their home? Not this house. In every case but two, the lighting is matching with the decor. (I just wanted to use the word decor in a sentence.)

Full disclosure: The wallpaper, curtains, finials, and paint were here before we moved in. The people before us had good taste, or at least taste that was pretty close to our own style. All I had to do was bring in my dishes, tea pots, crazy mermaid poster and make one trip to Ikea for a table and chairs, other than that this room was already complete.



I eat lunch, read, write, plan menus, talk on the phone, and take photos in here.



The kids eat, do their homework, talk, joke, argue, play games, and do crafts in here. I would even venture to say this is their favorite room also. It's a good room with a good vibe.


8 comments:

Opy said...

It looks lovely and comfortable! Thank you for sharing! :)

LoveFeast Table said...

I love your breakfast nook! Very similar to mine!!

Cali said...

i would use it all the time too! the lighting is great for photos :)

Mayberry Magpie said...

Your nook is so very lovely, just like the rest of your house. I can't imagine what it would be like to move into a home where the previous owners had good taste and all I needed to do was tweak. I've owned three houses as an adult and I've done major decor/remodeling to all. Magpie Manor is the closest of all to being "right" when we moved in, but there's still so much to spiff up. I've always thought my dream was to build a house, but in reality, I'd probably hate it. I'm a lot better at fixing up than making so many decisions up front and getting it right.

Your home has such a Zen quality that I can't adequately describe but is so evidently present.

noble pig said...

I love the grren and white, it's so serene. You need some sea glass in there!

Amy said...

Ditto on what Mayberry Magpie said - I've owned three different homes and they all needed major changes. I can't imagine what it would be like to find a home where the previous owners had virtually the same taste as me.

Your home is so lovely. If we ever get back, maybe we can just move in with you? I love green.

Cassaendra said...

Thank you for the tour! The first word that came to my mind when I saw the first picture was "cozy" - the way a breakfast nook should be.

SaintTigerlily said...

You had me in your decorative thrall until you posted the picture of that sandwich.

Now all I can think about is eating that sandwich and those pickles and stealing your coke because THAT is coke made with real sugarcane and I want it.

That is all.