Breakfast Nook Tour and the Winner of the Great Chair Affair

Neutral Breakfast Nook with World Market Linen Paige Round Back Dining Chairs

This weekend, and somewhat on a whim, our breakfast nook underwent a little makeover. Some of you will remember back in January when I started making plans for new breakfast room chairs; I posted several contenders HERE and would like to thank each of you who cast your vote! While THIS was the most popular chair by a small margin, I ultimately settled on the runner up, the Linen Paige Round Back

Neutral Breakfast Nook with World Market Linen Paige Round Back Dining Chairs

When World Market held their spring dining sale, these chairs weren’t in stock. I called a local store, took a “rain check” for the current sale price as well as asked them to make note of the valid coupon I had at the time of the sale. Earlier this week, they called with the news the chairs had come in. When we picked them up, I immediately fell in love… and then we got home. I had a mini panic when we situated the chairs around our table and I realized that they didn’t match whatsoever. Like, at all. You can check a before photo HERE. I tried looking at them while manipulating my chandelier dimmer up and down, trying to convince myself that they would be fine, but I knew it was bad when my husband actually said without hesitation “wow, we have to get a new table.” If your husband is the one making the suggestion to spend money on decor, you know its bad. I am not shy about saying how little I DIY, but before casting our table aside, I decided I could attempt a paint project. As soon as the sun came up on Saturday morning, I headed to the paint store for supplies and by noon, I had a new table base that I LOVED.

Neutral Blue and White Breakfast Nook with World Market Linen Paige Round Back Dining Chairs

Next week, I will be sharing the steps I took to quickly transform this glass top table. What was once a black and orange-y copper is now an aged gray.

Neutral Breakfast Nook with World Market Linen Paige Round Back Dining Chairs with Gallery Wall

I also decided the rug was completely wrong; I am seriously considering THIS ROUND JUTE RUG, but for now, I am appreciating the clean look, sans rug.

Huge Lantern in Breakfast Nook

Nestled over in the corner of our breakfast nook is one of my four foot lanterns. I had originally found them for our wedding reception centerpieces (I can’t tell you how many people thought I was nuts when I told them I was going to do four foot centerpieces, but I thought the result was fabulous), so now both my mom and I are able to enjoy this ridiculously huge statement pieces. ZGallerie has since discontinued them, but Hobby Lobby is a great place to check for large lanterns.

Huge lantern with white pillar candles

One of the first projects I took on to start personalizing our home was our black and white travel gallery wall with the IKEA Virserum frames. I chose to showcase eight trips with identifiable landscape/landmark snapshots and laid the memories out in a collage. At one time, I would have had 293874 photos plastered to the walls in our home, but now I appreciate a few select photos to represent the each trip.

Black and White Gallery Wall with travel photos

After I celebrated my successful table DIY (ok, to be honest, I still haven’t stopped celebrating), I re-styled my breakfast buffet. I keep all white serving pieces and vases inside but it had filled so much, I decided to bring some pieces out to display. I had also gotten a little carried away with my decor on top, so something more visually “clean” is a great change.

Rustic Chic Buffet Sideboard with White Dishes


Rustic Chic Buffet Sideboard with White Dishes

Green Apples with White Serveware on Buffet Sideboard


Roses and Green apples on sideboards

You can find this easy hydrangea wreath DIY HERE.

Blue and White in Breakfast Nook with Rustic Sideboard White Dishes

White Dishes and Cake Stands on Sideboard

Since I inherited a couple sets of family blue and white china recently (you can see where it made its debut in my blue and white Easter table HERE), I have enjoyed using blue and white as a simple accent against my neutral decor.

Blue and White Ginger Jar Centerpiece

Blue and White Ginger Jar in Breakfast Nook

Oversized Lantern in corner of breakfast nook with gallery wall

Black and White Travel Photo Gallery Wall in Breakfast Nook

Blue and White Ginger Jar in Breakfast Nook Shabby Chic

Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige in Kitchen Breakfast Nook

The updates I made in this room weren’t too complicated and the only purchase was the set of chairs; still, the fresh transformation makes a big difference. Again, you can check the before HERE. I would love to hear your thoughts on the new chairs and table. Do you like the transition or do you prefer the former? Stay tuned for the upcoming table DIY, coming next week!

Breakfast Nook in SW Perfect Greige World Market Round Back Dining Chairs


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Other Sources and Room Details:

  • Floors: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle
  • Paint: Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige
  • Sideboard: HomeGoods
  • Candelabras: HomeGoods
  • Mirror: Hobby Lobby


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  1. 4.10.16
    Michelle Cotez said:

    Yea! The chairs I voted for won! They look beautiful! Yet, everything you design looks beautiful!

    • 4.10.16

      Michelle!! Thank you and YAY! Dave mentioned a visit possibility soon?? I hope it’s not a rumor; I’m ready!

  2. 4.10.16
    Cathi said:

    I love the chairs and table. What a beautiful look. Great job on the table!

  3. 4.10.16
    Tamara said:

    It all looks so fresh and clean and that table looks completely different! I’m so happy you painted it, it’s fabulous!! Amazing job on the entire space!!

    • 4.10.16

      Tam, thank you! I am so glad I went to the paint; I’m so incredibly pleased. I’m ready for your spring table!

  4. 4.10.16
    Sharon said:

    Love the new chairs! Wonderful transformation on the table! Loving this new look Kelley.

    • 4.10.16

      Shar, thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to visit! Glad that the site is accepting comments. Have a fabulous night, friend! xoxo

  5. 4.10.16
    Sue said:

    Looks beautiful!

  6. 4.10.16
    Lori Taylor said:

    Love all of it!! Gorgeous!! I especially love the 4ft lantern.

    • 4.10.16

      Lori, thank you! I have two others that still haven’t found permanent places in my home and just kind of float around haha

  7. 4.12.16
    Keila said:

    Kelley! I absolutely LOVE the chairs! World Market for the win! Your breakfast nook is amazing and of course, I’m super duper partial to the wreath! 😉

    • 4.12.16

      K, thank you so much! I feel like I can always win at that place! haha

  8. 4.20.16
    Bree said:

    Kelley! I love this new (to you) space!! The chairs are perfect and I like the clean look with no rug as well. Even though I’m sure it would look amazing with your rug choice mentioned. I also love your DIY paint job…excellent choice my friend! This space is just perfect now and I know you and your hubby must love hanging out here in the morning for coffee:)) Thanks for sharing the tour with us!!

    • 4.20.16

      Bree, thank you! And, I am now thinking a rug may not be going back there… xoxo

  9. 6.6.16
    Tami Harmon said:

    Love everything about your style! What is your wall color in the kitchen and nook?

    • 6.6.16
      Tami Harmon said:

      Found it! Sorry! I’m fairly new to your site! Love it all!!

      • 6.7.16

        Hi, Tami- thank you so much for stopping by! Glad you found what you were looking for. 😉

  10. 8.30.16
    Joni King said:

    Love the new look! And, really love the picture where you can see the reflection of your ‘wall art’ in the table top! Awesome Kelley Nan!


  11. 11.5.16
    Lisa Adams said:

    LOVE your breakfast buffet! Where can I find one???

    • 11.10.16

      Thank you! I lucked out and found this one at HomeGoods a few years ago :/

  12. 1.18.17
    Michele said:

    WOW- very well done, KN! Your home is absolutely gorgeous , as well as your pictures. Thank you for all the info you share. I’m a first-time new reader to your blog, and am so glad I found you!

    I completely adore your style and talents! Have a wonderful new year!

    • 1.19.17

      Michele, thank you so much for joining me and for taking the time to leave a comment! Here’s to a great new year!

  13. 3.28.17
    Kasey Beyer said:

    Can you please tell me where I can get the French country mirror you had prior to switching it out with the round one?

    • 3.29.17

      Kasey, it was a Hobby Lobby find! 😉

      • 11.16.17
        Ruba Saah said:

        Kelly, Do you happen to know what the size of it is?

  14. 5.11.17
    Kim Foushee said:

    Where do you buy your white linen drapes?

  15. 11.16.17
    Ruba Saah said:

    Hi Kelly,
    I cannot tell you enough, how amazing your decorating is!!
    Do you happen to know the size of the mirror above your buffet in the eating area? The one from HL? 😉

    • 11.16.17

      Hi, Ruba! I am not sure (the french country looking one?) as I don’t have it anymore, but, they still have it! Thank you so very much!

  16. 1.18.18
    Ruba Saah said:

    Hi Kelly! You are my TOTAL inspiration!! I’m redoing my home and I tell everyone that my home will eventually look like yours!! I LOVE IT!! ALL!! Are all your ceiling colors the same as your wall colors? I’m having a hard time deciding if I should paint it white or go w/the same as the wall colors. TYSVM!!

    • 1.18.18

      Ruba, oh my goodness, thank you! ALl of my ceilings are the same color as my walls 😉 I really like it!

  17. 4.2.18
    Lori said:

    Hey Kelley!
    We just purchased almost identical chairs for our new house for the dining area 🙂 I love the look of your space! Just wondering if you could please share where you got the breakfast buffet/hutch/cupboard with the white dishes behind the table from? Also where the mirror is from?
    Many thanks!

    • 4.10.18

      Lori, I cannot see if I responded back (I am so sorry!) but it was actually a Homegoods find several years ago! :/

  18. 3.27.19
    Kim said:

    I just discovered your blog and love your home. It’s beautiful! I noticed that your paint color is listed as Perfect Greige, which I’m considering for my home. It looks very light in your pictures compared to the paint chip I have. Did you have it lightened by any chance?

    • 4.4.19

      Kim, we actually no longer have that color! It was too dark for us and would appear lighter next to the window during the day but ultimately, we switched to something lighter!

      • 4.7.19
        Kim said:

        Thanks for your reply. Is the lighter color the one featured in your pictures of the breakfast nook? If so, would you mind sharing the paint color you have now? I love it!