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BEFORE & AFTER: CASUAL BREAKFAST AREA
June 03, 2016 in Before & After | no comments

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Breakfast Room detail
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Just a quick little “Before & After” today of a little breakfast nook.

BEFORE:

Our homeowners for this breakfast room wanted to replace their existing glass top table and iron/wood side chairs. I have a glass top breakfast table myself and I have to admit it is a challenge to keep clean (all those fingerprints!). Glass topped tables are great for small spaces because they do not take up so much space visually, but if you tend to be on the OCD side of cleanliness they are not for you!

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breakfast room before
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AFTER:

This breakfast nook is a bit tight, but we managed to find a cute, scalloped edge table in a lovely painted pale blue/grey/white. I added bench seating at the back to allow for more people to squeeze in, if needed, and side chairs at an angle for easier passage.  Did I mention this space was a bit tight?

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The upholstered items are slipcovered for easy cleaning if they get dirty. And, a few years down the road, new slipcovers can be made to change the look and color scheme if our homeowners wants to do that.

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The stylish lady of the house also wanted a fun chandelier she had seen online and some drapery panels to soften the room.  These little details give this space some personality in an area that might otherwise be overlooked as a plain place for a table and chairs.  These rooms get used so much, especially when they are just off the kitchen. Go for a banquette, bench seating or settee that is really comfortable so your family wants to hang out and spend time together in the hub of the home. Good family time will provide great memories for years to come!