The only room left undecorated downstairs is the breakfast room. Since I've lived in this house for a year and a half, it's time to stop using the breakfast room as a backdoor entry way/dumping area and put some proper furniture in there. I haven't made any progress in there yet because I haven't found anything I really loved and I'd rather have an empty room than a room full of cheap generic furniture. A few months ago we were introduced to a (local) source that makes the most beautiful handmade custom furniture. They can reproduce practically any piece of furniture that you'd want (more about them later). What more could I ask for?
This is what I've come up with- minus decorative accents, of course. The table was a tough decision but I love this one from Williams Sonoma. I love the dark gray base with the stained/weathered top but (although a great price) it's too big for my space so I'll have it made a little smaller. The chairs are non-negotiable. I fell in love with them when we were in the furniture makers showroom (the actual chairs are a tiny bit different than the ones in this pictures). I vowed never to sew another slipcover in my life after the living room wingback experiment so I'm very glad to have found someone who can not only build the chairs but takes care of the slipcovers as well. Because of all of the foot traffic through the breakfast room I'm going to go with a simple (affordable) braided jute rug (this one is from Ballard..I do love their rugs). I have some buffalo check fabric leftover from my living room drapes so I think I'll use that. And as for the light fixture- I love this lantern from Circa Lighting but I'm sure that I can find something similar that is a little more affordable.
Luckily, the room has a big window, a smaller window and a door so there is a lot of natural light and not a lot of wall space. There is nothing I hate more in decorating a space than finding wall decor. I can't wait to get rid of that light fixture! Hopefully they will get started making my table and chairs in the next few weeks (hint! hint! They're probably reading this...).