Our Breakfast Room

A few changes in our breakfast room has given it a whole new look.  We spend a lot of time here eating meals, hanging out, and my son plays and does projects on the table.  It is often a mess, but I try to clean it like this at the end of each day.  I remember so well when we first moved in and didn’t have anything in this space for a long time, except a rug, then after about 3 months, decided on the table and benches.  Six months after that came the drapes (I picked out the fabric and had them sewn).  At some point we added the roman shade because we were being blinded by the late afternoon sun. 

The benches are great for kids, but I often prefer to sit in a chair that has a back- much more comfortable.  Sometimes I put two chairs on the end of the table and have the benches on the sides, but moved them for now.  We bought 10 upholstered dining room chairs when we first moved in, so there are enough to have them in the dining room and also in here. I still have to remind my son to take off his shoes and not stand on the chairs but so far, so good in keeping them clean. The benches are currently backed up to the couch holding books and magazines.  I’m loving this extra storage!
But, I’m most excited about the new rug! We previously had a jute/sisal rug, but it just looked like too much beige in the room and I wanted something with more color and pattern and that would be easy to vacuum.  I think this busier pattern is helping hide dirt and spills- always a plus with a toddler.  I thought the tan in the rug looked creamier online, but now I think it’s better darker and won’t get as dirty looking. 
I like the size of it for this space too (6’7 x 9’6). 
I don’t think the barstools are very comfortable because they are super stiff, but my husband likes them, so . . . I guess it just depends on your preference.  It was challenging to find barstools in the height we needed because it seemed like most of them were either too short or too tall. 
I love picking up grocery store flowers- daisies last forever if you change the water and cut the stems.  
Drapery Fabric Windsor Smith Pelagos Fabric in Mist 
(I got mine at High Fashion Home for $15 a yard, but they told me when I bought it that I was buying their last of it and they wouldn’t be getting more.)

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39 Comments

  1. February 20, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    Just beautiful Megan. Love the addition of the rug, it brings in just enough color. And the barstools are fantastic for adding texture to the room.

  2. February 20, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    I love your dining chairs! I've been searching for the perfect light colored chairs for a while now, but I've been too nervous to invest for fear of them being ruined immediately. Do you do anything to treat them or keep them looking nice and new without stains/dirt? xo

    • February 21, 2014 / 2:21 pm

      I haven't treated them. I spot cleaned them with soap and water and sometimes put a towel down for my son to sit on if he's eating something messy.

  3. February 20, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    Your dining area is very cozy and calming. I love the soft color palette.

  4. February 20, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    I'm on the hunt for bar stools right now and it is much more challenging to find ones the correct height! I never would have thought this would be that big of a challenge.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

  5. February 20, 2014 / 2:51 pm

    That looks so pretty! I'm jealous. My house looks icky.

  6. February 20, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    That dinning area is really pretty. I love the colors that you chose, I wish I could get away with light colored chairs!

  7. February 20, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    What is the name (and color) of the rug?

  8. February 20, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Love the color that the blue brought in…looks so bright and cheerful in there!

  9. February 20, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    BEAUTIFUL. Your home is an inspiration, as always. 🙂 I am just in love with the new rug!
    Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

  10. February 20, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    I've loved watching this room evolve…so pretty!! And I love the color and texture the rug and barstools bring!

  11. February 20, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Looks beautiful! Love it! I have a 4 year old daughter and I've been reluctant to put a rug under the table bc she is super messy (sigh). What did the description of the rug say on Joss & Main? I wasn't sure what type of rug would be kid friendly. Thanks! -Kerri

    • September 8, 2014 / 2:39 pm

      My son is messy too, but I just vacuum this rug. I don't recall what the description said though.

  12. February 20, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    so pretty and welcoming! Did you have to drill that roman shade directly onto your door? I bought a similar shade and I need to attach it to a door that goes outside so I'm not sure how to drill into it!? Thanks for your help 🙂

    • February 21, 2014 / 2:22 pm

      Yes, the shade is attached directly to the door.

  13. February 20, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Again, AMAZING! I swear when we move into our forever home one day, I'm just going to come to this blog and look at each of your rooms. I love this breakfast room!

  14. February 20, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    It looks wonderful! I do love the pop of color that the rug gives the space. Isn't it fun shopping your own home for items like your chairs, vase, etc? BTW…Happy Birthday Friend! Hope it is a fabulous year!

  15. February 21, 2014 / 1:14 am

    It looks great! I'm using two upholstered chairs at our kitchen table now too…but am more concerned about my hubs eating on them than my kids! 🙂

  16. February 21, 2014 / 4:54 am

    megan, i love the curtains and the rug. you have such a great eye. in the source list, you skipped the light fixture and i really like that. do you recall where that came from?

    • September 8, 2014 / 2:40 pm

      Oops, the light fixture is from Lighting Inc. in Houston- but I think they have an online store.

  17. February 21, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    The light fixture is from Lighting Inc. 🙂

    • September 8, 2014 / 2:39 pm

      Hi Christina! I had the curtains sewn with fabric I found at High Fashion Home.

  18. February 21, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    It looks beautiful, truly magazine quality ! Great job Megan. Where did you get the rug ? It's perfect !

    • September 8, 2014 / 2:41 pm

      Hi Tristen, the rug is from Joss & Main.

  19. February 28, 2014 / 2:20 am

    Just love the rug! I tried the link you have posted but it's not there anymore. Can you please let me know the brand or the name of the rug. It would work perfectly in the playroom that I am trying to put together for my little princess.

  20. May 13, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    Love the table…where is it from?

    • January 14, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Pottery barn.

  21. May 17, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Love that simple style curtain rod. Do you recall where they're from?

    • September 8, 2014 / 2:40 pm

      Hi Hayley! The curtain rods are from West Elm.

  22. May 30, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Just beautiful!!! I love that wall color, what is it called?

    • September 8, 2014 / 2:41 pm

      Our walls are Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.

  23. January 4, 2015 / 6:21 am

    Can you tell me where you purchased the curtains?

    • January 4, 2015 / 5:50 pm

      I bought the fabric and had the curtains made.

  24. February 2, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Do you know the manufacturer or specific name of the rug? It's no longer on the Joss & Main site. I would love to find it on sale elsewhere. Thanks!!

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