Elsie’s Living Room and Breakfast Room Tour

  • This room has come SO FAR. I’m really proud of the work we’ve been able to complete on it. Here’s how it looked when we first bought the home at the end of last year.

I knew right away that I wanted to paint the kitchen in order to help it blend with the rest of the home. The dark cabinets made it feel disconnected to me. I also wanted to lighten the fireplace—we ended up using mortar paint to recolor it a creamy white.

One of the highlights of our home are the giant picture windows that look out to trees. In the winter, before the trees were full we could also watch the sunrise there every morning. It’s pretty magical. We LOVE the views and the direct access to our porch from this living room.

I love having a breakfast table right next to our kitchen—it’s so convenient with young children. The open floor plan (in general) definitely does have pros and cons, but my favorite part is probably that I can sit on the sofa and sip coffee while our girls eat their breakfast or that whichever of us is cooking doesn’t feel disconnected while the rest of the family hangs out or plays.

If you scoot back 10 or 15 steps from that last pic, this is the view. This is far and away our most used room in the home, from breakfast to bedtime stories and everything in between.

I am such a big fan of the mortar painted fireplace. We ended up using the color Swiss Coffee by Behr, which is the perfect creamy white, in my opinion. If you are looking for a warm white that’s not too beige, I recommend it.

We hired Asa’s team, Davis Custom Finishes, once again for this project. They were so fast, so if you live in Nashville I HIGHLY recommend giving him a call.

Here’s a list of sources to each of the items that are still for sale.

Sofa/Article, Rug/Apple & Oak, Coffee Table/Anthropologie (sold out, but here’s a similar one), Hanging Chair/Two’s Company, Breakfast Table/Wayfair, Pink Dining Chairs/Urban Outfitters, Wicker chandelier/World Market, Mirror/Anthropologie, Blanket/Lucky Collective, Dress/Target.

Thanks for coming along on the tour! xx- Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Kelly. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

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