Our kitchen just received a refresh thanks to some new pieces from Overstock! A round breakfast table, natural wood wishbone chairs, and brass pendant set the tone for this modern traditional look.
Welcome friends! I could not be more excited to reveal a newly transformed space in our home: our breakfast table! I had the opportunity to work with Overstock on this design and cannot wait to show you all of the beautiful details. My goal for our breakfast area was to combine wood tones and clean lines to create a modern traditional look. Let’s get started and I’ll talk you through my thoughts and design process along the way!
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BEfore Photo and Design Thoughts
(This view is from our 2019 Summer Home Tour. You may also check out the Spring Tour from that year for more photos!)
Our previous table was a white drop-leaf table with matching chairs. It no longer fit my style, and looked pretty worn. Since our home is open concept, and the breakfast table sits in a small space between the living room and kitchen, I knew I wanted to stick with a round table. It creates a clear walkway all around, and as a mom I’m always a fan of furniture without corners!
Next, I planned to update the light fixture to something more clean and modern. I hoped to find one with aged brass accents that would coordinate with the chandelier in our dining room.
Finally, the chairs! Rather than matching the table, I wanted to use two different wood tones for a more collected look. And since we have white walls, cabinets, and other furniture, I planned to add some contrast with darker tones.
Now that I’ve shared my thoughts, let’s get into the REVEAL…
Modern Traditional Breakfast Table Reveal
Brown Weave Chairs | Gray Table | Aged Brass Pendant | Willow Sprays
Here is the new look! I could not be happier with how this space came together. Let me walk you through all of the details.
These beautiful Poly and Bark Weave Chairs in brown have been on my wishlist for years, and were an easy choice! The woven seat is comfortable and adds great texture, and I love the modern look contrasted with the more traditional elements of the space. They are sold in a set of two, and come in a variety of colors. Check them out in black!
To complement the chairs, I chose the Hudson Round Dining Table. It is just a bit smaller than our previous table, which is better for the space. The brushed gray finish and natural wood look keep the design casual and a little bit rustic.
Remember how I mentioned coordinating the fixture with the dining room chandelier? I was able to select a pendant by the same lighting group, so the aged brass tones match perfectly! This is the Eldridge 1-light Aged Brass Pendant. The “opal” glass creates a warm glow when the light is on, and softens the overall look. You could also use two or three pendants over an island!
Finally, the greenery! These Frosted Green Willow Foliage sprays are easy to style and look realistic. Always be sure to bend the branches and stems of artificial greenery so they do not look too perfect. And here’s a tip: if you don’t love bright greens, or simply want variety, look for products with “frosted” in the name! The color is more muted.
Here are a few additional photos of the completed space:
Thanks so much again to Overstock for sponsoring this post! We are loving our updated space, and it has inspired me to continue working on this part of our home. I started painting the interior doors (you can see the pantry in these photos) and am beginning to dream about a kitchen refresh. Home takes time and we’re in no rush, but it is fun to work on making this builder basic home fit our family’s needs and style. If you are planning a room refresh, check out Overstock for high end looks at a great price point!
What space are you daydreaming about? Would love to hear in the comments below! XO,
Hi Caitlin! Following you from up in Canada & I love your style! You mentioned starting to paint your interior doors and the pantry looks beautiful. Do you mind telling me what paint colour you used on the trim and the walls?
Thanks so much,
Hello Sara! Thank you so much, that means a lot! I’m glad you like the pantry color. Our walls are Polar Bear by Behr in eggshell. I’m not sure about the trim as it was painted by the builder–I think it is more of a pure white. I would love to paint the trim Polar Bear in satin but not feeling motivated, lol!
Thank you for your reply. I can totally relate to a lack of motivation when it comes to painting. So. Much. Work.
I’m sorry for the misunderstanding. I’m looking for the colour you used for the contrasting trim and doors showing behind your table in the first picture on this page. Maybe it’s a closet door? It looks like a light beige-grey.
I appreciate your taking the time to respond!
Hi Sara! So sorry, I should have just mentioned that color too! The pantry is Revere Pewter by Ben Moore. I had it color matched by Home Depot in their Marquee line which is my favorite! I’m working on a blog post about painting interior doors right now, so stay tuned if you are looking for more info there 🙂 Hope that helps!