Today I’m very excited to share our first room tour in our new home! We purchased our house ten months ago and moved in five months ago. It’s been a lot of work, and we’ve spent a lot of time living in a “construction zone”, but it’s finally starting to REALLY come together!
We’ve got a full year of room tours lined up, and today we’re kicking it off with our breakfast nook! This room is right off our kitchen (see the floor plan here) and acts as our everyday dining room.
Now, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane. Remember how this room started out? To be fair, this room was already cute. It started out as one of the cutest rooms in the whole house, making it much easier and quicker to renovate and decorate than some others.
Here’s what we did—
One of the biggest updates we did was replacing the linoleum floor throughout the kitchen and breakfast nook (and also the carpet in the sunroom) with 12×12 marble tile.
We double sealed it and have been loving them since they were installed about four months ago. I could probably write a novel about the marble floors, so I’ll spare you for now, but if you have any questions, I might write a follow-up post.
In summary, we love them and would choose them all over again!
The biggest update from this view is the paint! We said goodbye to that yellow trim after maaaybe 48 hours of owning this home. Love the fresh white, and it was SUCH an easy update that I had to do it immediately. We also removed the vintage wood hardware and replaced it with simple brass hardware.
As soon as I saw this built in shelf, I knew I wanted to do a glassware collection. Originally I was envisioning all clear glass, but once I got it into my head to do rainbow glassware, it was ALL over. It’s been really fun to collect!
You can probably notice here that it’s not totally full yet. That’s because I decided to collect slowly over time. I’m not ready for the hunt to be over because it’s just so fun!
Next to that is another closed storage cabinet. I use that for all my random styling props for the blog.
The light fixture (see more below) from Lucent Lightshop is the show stopper in this room. The previous fixture was cute in a quirky vintage way, but this new one INSPIRES ME and sets the tone of the style I want this entire space to embody.
One of the first DIY projects I did here was this gallery wall with DIY gold hardware frames. I decided to keep the photos black and white due to the rainbow colors on the opposite wall.
You can see a glimpse of our dining room through there (that tour is coming soon as well). I really like how these two rooms flow together.
Choosing the furniture was pretty easy for this room. I called dibs on this table from our former office (it’s a replica from Amazon). It came with some tulip chairs, but I wanted to pair it with something more natural. So I sold the tulip chairs on Craigslist and picked out these chairs from Lulu & Georgia. I love them. They are both modern and natural and mix great with our colorful decor.
We tried a couple different rugs in this space and settled on this one from Anthropologie. In photos I feel it’s a little small, but in person I love it so much, and I just couldn’t send it back. If I ever photograph this room for a magazine or something, I’ll probably swap it out, but in real life it feels just perfect… and ultimately, that’s what’s important.
Room Sources: Light Fixture/Lucent Lightshop, Chairs/Lulu & Georgia, Rug/Anthropologie, Tile/Floors Direct in Nashville, Frame Set/DIY, and Glassware/mostly vintage from flea markets.
Thanks so much for following our progress! It’s honestly 10x more fun having YOU GUYS to share it all with, so thanks for being a part of this with us. xx- Elsie
Those chairs are gorgeous. But what I love the most is that built-in, with your beautiful rainbow glass collection! What a cool, fun idea! I think the best part would just be hunting & finding new pieces to add in there! Great little nook!
I think what makes the rainbow glassware so intriguing is how you arranged them…touche and happy nesting.
Ive come over from Pinterest checking out your laundry pin and now doing the whole house tour…. love your cost saving tips too……This room is such a lovely space….i just adore that rug and i wonder if you double layered it with another rug it would sit better under the table 🙂
Hi Elsie, Again it’s nice & amazing experience to visit on your blog that you shared a outstanding post with title “home tour elsies breakfast nook”
Great job by you Elsie !!!
What neighborhood are you in?
I’m not sure I can live in such a white home (current redecoration projects imply not!) but I love how good it looks here!
Also bit of a random question but where is your teapot/coffee pot from?
I agree! I love marble floors but I don’t know much about them in a home setting.
Hi, beautiful room! Where is the tiny plant next to the light switch from? Thanks!
Omg!!! I am in love! Can you please come to my house in Wellington, New Zealand and style me up some fabulous?! You’re so talented and gorgeous! The round table is just adorable and I love how open it leaves the room. It’s chic and uncluttered. Love it! Well done you!!! X
What plants have you used in this room? 🙂 xx
I want to go home and start redecorating our kitchen now! What a wonderful space you’ve created! I picture lazy Sunday mornings, drinking coffee and reading the newspaper with all that natural light (!) I love the plants on the wall too—it feels so fresh and natural.
I think that bold dining room wall paper is anything but mainstream! And the colored glass collection is so fun along with the chandelier. Love seeing the progress you guys are making one of the fun aspects of style is its flexible, experimental, and evolving nature.
I love the room, so bright!, but I adore that rug!!! So beautiful!!!
That is an amazing room! Those chairs….wow. And the colourful glassware is such a nice contrast against the white cupboards. And the rug. I would be dead excited to get up every morning to have breakfast in such a happy room. Oh, and the hairdo! Love the hairdo!
I just love this! What a perfect little area. That glass collection is to die for too! So beautiful.
Lovely. It’s so much brighter now!.
I’ve been wondering, do the people who owned the place before know about this blog? I’d be curious to know how they feel about the new look of their old house……I bet they’d be shocked 🙂 I mean it’s like a million times better!
Amazing amazing transformation!
Love the color of the glass collection
Stunning room! And I love that the pug and the doxie are in the photos too. They are so cute!