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    The Best Breakfast Rooms
    January 27, 2012 in Inspiration, Uncategorized | no comments

    Does anyone spend much time in the formal dining room anymore?  I can’t think of many people who do.  Our daily living usually revolves around the open plan kitchen, family room and family eating area or ‘breakfast room’.

    Breakfast rooms can be a challenge because they are often small  in scale.  Despite the smallness of the room, you need to fit a table that can seat at least a family of four, often six.

    The plus side, though (and why I love decorating breakfast rooms) is that given their small size you can do something very creative without breaking the bank.

    I think some of the key elements for a breakfast room are:

    1. A fun light fixture
    2. Architectural detail (i.e. millwork)
    3. Distinctive fabric material, whether on chairs, banquette or window treatment

    Here are a few examples of some of my favorite breakfast rooms to inspire you!

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    Southern Accents

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    House Beautiful

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    Tobi Fairley Interior Design/At Home Arkansas magazine

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    Vallone Design featured in House Beautiful

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    Tracery Interiors/Southern Living

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    Palmer Weiss Interior Design/Elle Décor San Francisco Showhouse

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    Canadian House & Home

    Traditional Home

    And lastly, my favorite breakfast room, my own!  I have fun light fixtures (lamps and ceiling), architectural detail (shiplap) and a distinctive Schumacher fabric on my throw pillows.  I love spending my mornings in here drinking a coffee and reading a paper.  There is nothing better than spending time in a space you love.

    Breakfast Nook

    Your breakfast room is worth investing in because it is an area where you will spend a significant amount of time.  If you want help putting together a great breakfast room for  your home I would love to help!  Contact us via our website at:

    www.heatherscotthome.com