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A Blue and White Breakfast Nook


When I start a new home design project, I like to revisit previous projects to remind myself about the end result. The joy on the faces of my clients when they see the final reveal is one of my favorite moments of a project. It gives me new inspiration for future clients and pushes me to try new things because I want every project to have its own unique design. I had so much fun with this blue and white breakfast nook from a few years ago. It is one of my favorite corners of this home renovation!

Like I have often said blue and white is always right… especially in this welcoming breakfast nook. I love layering different shades of blue in various textures; this nook was the perfect opportunity. We started by lightening up the walls with a bright white paint. I really wanted the fabrics to show off and get all the natural light possible in here. Navy rattan chairs, a navy and white striped rug (similar rug here) , a beautiful print from Quadrille Fabrics for the pillows, and perennials heavy-duty fabric on the bench seat achieve that. I chose a polished nickel lantern and I love how it looks against the Roman shades. A perfect morning brunch spot was achieved!

It’s All in the Details

I find that while the big design choices are fundamental to any project, the little details are equally important. I took a lazy Susan the client already had and added a beautiful rattan pitcher to serve as a vase for fresh hydrangeas. For year-round hydrangeas, you can’t beat these faux white stems or these green ones. The light blue pitcher was also a part of the owner’s collection but you could probably find something similar at an antique shop. To bring in a different shade of blue, the blue rim of these glasses does the trick. These rattan-wrapped tumblers match the rattan pitcher nicely and can also be used as small vases. The navy ones would also work nicely. Little snack bowls bring another pattern to the mix and brighten up the white table. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns and prints like I did here. Staying in the same color scheme is what makes this achievable.

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