[slideshow id=18]Recently, I was able to do a breakfast room makeover for a client on a shoe string budget. The client wanted a put-together space in her eat-in kitchen but wanted to save the majority of her investment for the dining room and living room. This is what we came up with. Since the valance on the window was suitable to the mood of the rest of the house, we used that and a fun piece of existing art as the inspiration for the room.
An inexpensive, yet colorful sisal style rug was used to ground the furniture and brighten the room. The folding chairs were replaced with terra cotta colored leather chairs that were able to withstand the possibility of a dropped morsel of food but still coordinated beautifully with the adjacent family room and existing window treatment. The table was expandable for the occasional guest that might join in. The exisiting wall hangings were repurposed and placed above the hutch to bring the eye up. A new chandelier was added that better suited to the mood of the room.
The hutch was kept but re-accessorized. Small unrelated items were removed and larger items that were related through colors or motif were added. The table was set with dishes that carried the color, cheeriness and whimsy the client was looking for. In the end, the client had a new breakfast area that brought color and cheeriness into the space for around $1500. What a deal. (Scroll down and use the arrows to browse through the pictures.)