20 July 2017

Our Breakfast Nook


Like the best things & people in life, she's a work in progress, our little breakfast nook. A corner for morning coffees, for long talks over slow-moving dinner & wine with friends, for afternoons journaling or writing in the margins of a favorite new book. Over the years I've come to appreciate a simpler aesthetic, a more neutral palette (that favors shape & texture over color and pattern) ~ and no place is this truer, than, perhaps, our beloved nook. The more calming this space feels, the more apt I am to happily tinker around making a meal all afternoon, or to stay in for that cup of coffee. 





What I love about it now: 
~ The nook & table were a yard sale find. It's a pretty common set that usually comes in wood. Ours was a bluish-gray and Robbie lovingly, painstakingly painted it white. 
~ The (lack of) color palette. I love the layers of white & wood; they calm me so. And maybe it's just me, but this paring down makes me little wall-mounted crescent basket, a single candlestick or wheel-thrown mug feel a bit like a special art piece. 
~ A trusty sheepskin thrown over a chair. Always! 


What I hope to (slowly) change:
~ Replace one of the chairs with a simple bench. Usually this set comes with a bench, but ours was missing. Because there is so much white & dark wood, we'd love just a plain unfinished pine one....and just imagine it with a sheepskin.
~ Maybe, if I can figure out a way that wouldn't be too crowded...a tiny bit of wall shelving or just some simple hooks for mugs. I love our kitchen, but one thing it's missing is just a bit of open shelving ~ we have so many beautiful pieces I'd love to keep in sight rather than tucked behind cupboard doors.
~ Layers of pillows ~ in neutrals, a mix of textures. I'd like to sew some linen pillowcases this summer to mix in with other found cushions. 

3 comments:

  1. what a beautiful little nook!! I adore all the white and light wood!!

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  2. Lovely work it is today's need and we all make our home office space as beautiful as much because our surrounding environment makes us more happy. Love to amaze with you all at my space chairthrone

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