Thursday, December 1, 2011

What I'm working on...Breakfast Room

Tonight I'm up too late thinking about a breakfast room for one of my clients. One of her inspiration photos is this Tobi Fairley image, which, I agree, is just beautiful. However, it's a bit too traditional for our tastes, or for the rest of the house. Here's what she's really responding to (I broke it down with her):
  • soft color scheme: aqua with pops of peachy coral
  • touch of walnut, mixed with painted wood
  • graphic patterns, mixed with light florals

She wants fun, "updated," and kid friendly. We're already having a round walnut table made for the space. Three active kids will be eating, crafting and spilling at it, so I'm covering all seating in either an ivory faux leather or an aqua "snakeskin" vinyl. (I have some beautiful embossed vinyls that you'd swear were the real thing. And they're totally kid proof!). 

I did some very quick mood boards tonight. Hopefully they'll convince her to add some deeper teal to flow with the intensity of the rest of the house.

A slightly refined, yet eclectic version. (Remember the kids can rub cranberries into those chairs.)

Would love to snag something like this artwork for her. I don't care where we put it! Couldn't you just see it over a brass bar from Society Social.

A more casual, global version. I love this chair from Layla Grace. I know, they are getting a bit ubiquitous, but I still love them. Cushions, of course, would be covered in something wipeable.

Okay, just a quick episode of 30Rock with the hubs and a glass of wine, then it's off to bed.

Good night!


  1. Great ideas she is lucky to have you!
    I just saw a vintage Sputnick chandelier on Craigslist last night... I'm tempted but I don't need it. They were asking 200, is that a good deal?

  2. Thanks so much Therese! I would love to see it. Was it SF craigslist? Email me the link if you can. BTW I loved your Around the World in 80 Dishes post!

    Been trying to catch up with yours and my other favs. All I want for Christmas is more time to just read my favorite blogs ;)

  3. I love all the options, the colors are great. I want a vintage Sputnick chandy to come into my life:) Great blog, lots of great inspiration!

    Amy R.

  4. Tobi is a fantastic inspiration and I love your ideas. Colour scheme is so fresh , elegant and fun


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