Making it Yours (MiY)

Breakfast Nook (MIY: Real Good Chair)

Making it Yours (MIY) is all about using the furniture you have in new ways and taking pieces with you throughout your life. The first edition of MIY followed a piece of furniture (the Borghese Dresser) through an imagined life over many years. This time I’m doing it a little differently. A set of four chairs (Blu Dot’s Real Good Chair) will be making the move from a house with a breakfast nook to a new house without. The chairs will be split up and reassigned to a home office, a bedroom, a bathroom, and an entryway.

Making it Yours: Breakfast Nook

I’m a little in love with my wallpaper at the moment, so I chose Mibo’s Clacket Lane Wallpaper in cream for this room. Wouldn’t a little wallpapered breakfast nook off of a vintagey kitchen be adorable? I certainly think so.

The room has wood floors and a wood table, so to break up all of the brown, Charcoal Fedora Flor Carpet Tiles would be nice (and inexpensive). More dark accents are added in the Metropolitan Wall Clock and 365+ Brasa Lamp. And finally, a gorgeous Large Coper Bowl from jillrosenwald is added to complete the room.

Next up? We’ll see the chair in a home office.

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  • Stockton
    December 26, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is great … I have been eyeing the Chair_One by Konstantin Grcic for a desk chair, but I can’t afford it, and the ‘Real Good Chair’ might make a fantastic (much more affordable) substitute … thanks (and looking forward to seeing the rest of this feature)!

  • luuvely
    December 26, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    although i absolutely loooove everything about this little breakfast nook…it looks very simple..the wallpaper gives a great splash of color and over all aliveness…but the chairs don’t look sturdy at all..

  • Laura
    December 26, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Nicole – Just wanted to let you know I gave my sister The Periodic Table of Sentiments cards for Christmas and she loved them! Thanks for being so clever and imaginative!

  • ROOM design studio
    December 27, 2008 at 2:34 am

    absloutly amazing color pallette! gorgous!

  • ROOM design studio
    December 27, 2008 at 3:02 am

    oh and by the way .. I could never move my a$$ and put up a wallpaper.. you are one super hero! :)

  • JuliaL
    December 27, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Wahoo! I love this series :-)

  • Kat
    December 27, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Great set and great idea! I absolutely love that shade of blue!

  • hoganfe handmade handbag originals
    December 27, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Love the gorgeous colors!

  • Josh
    December 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    i LOVE the 365 brasa lamp. i really wish i had a use for it. oh and sol ( at cb2, too!

    the color palette is great! you have such a good eye for coordination!

  • patricia
    December 29, 2008 at 8:22 am

    In my kitchen – we have a built in banquette which I designed and love, my kids and cozy up, eat cereal, break bread, do homework and a banquette provides ample seating.
    Think about a banquette! I love the colors and could see a banquette making it lovely!

  • Kylie
    December 29, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I am so in love with that wallpaper, in both colourways. Beautiful. :)

  • Megan
    December 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    that wallpaper is simply adorable. and that chair-too cute! these colors are just too perfect.

  • Marisa
    December 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I love that table! It’s exactly what I’m looking for my new dining room.

  • Pencils
    January 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Dammit, did you have to introduce me to Jill Rosenwald’s ceramics? They’re gorgeous! And the last thing I need are more ceramics, or something else to collect. OTOH, those are actually usable, unlike my collection of Ruskin. And I could leave one out without worrying that it would get smashed.

  • stefanie
    January 8, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Marisa – I have this table and I LOVE it. Its beautiful in person and really high quality. I’m definitely impressed with it.

  • Michael Eliades
    February 5, 2009 at 1:04 am

    I love your wallpaper and the blue dot chair.