Today I am excited to reveal a room makeover in our open concept kitchen dining area! I had the opportunity to work with Overstock on this eat-in kitchen design and cannot wait to show you all of the beautiful details. My goal for this space was to create a modern traditional look that is both cozy and functional. I chose a round gray dining table, natural wishbone chairs, and brass pendant with opal glass. Keep reading to compare the before and after! This modern breakfast table and chairs completely transformed our space.

Side note: I wish there were a name for this area of an open concept home! It is not a breakfast nook or a dining room, just a small area between our kitchen and living room. A little Googling showed that some may call it a “diner kitchen,” but I have not personally heard that terminology used. What would you call it? Let me know in the comments below!

This post is sponsored by Overstock. As always, all opinions are my own. To read my policies, tap here.

Kitchen Before and Design Thoughts

Kitchen table before

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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 natural wood.

Now that I’ve shared my thoughts, let’s get into the REVEAL…

Modern Breakfast Table Area Reveal

Breakfast Table Update with Overstock | round breakfast table, wishbone chairs, brass pendant light, faux greenery
Breakfast Table Update with Overstock | round breakfast table, wishbone chairs, brass pendant light, faux greenery

Natural Wishbone Chairs | Gray Round Table | Brass Pendant | Willow Branches

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.

Poly and Bark Weave Chairs in Natural

Poly and Bark Weave Chair, wishbone chair
Poly and Bark Weave Chair, wishbone chair

These beautiful Poly and Bark Weave Chairs in natural 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 cozy look contrasted with the more modern elements of the space. They are sold in a set of two, and come in a variety of colors. Check them out in black!

Round Modern Breakfast Table

round breakfast table, wishbone chairs, brass pendant light, faux greenery
Poly and Bark Weave Chair, wishbone chair

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. This modern breakfast table has an X-shaped base that adds interest. At the same time, the brushed gray wood look keeps the design casual and a little bit rustic. It is a perfect designer dupe for high end tables!

Brass Eldridge Pendant with White Opal Glass

Hudson Valley Lighting Eldridge aged brass pendant
Hudson Valley Lighting Eldridge aged brass pendant

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!

Faux Willow Branch Greenery

round breakfast table, wishbone chairs, brass pendant light, faux greenery
faux greenery, frosted green willow foliage spray

Finally, the greenery! These Frosted Green Willow Foliage sprays are easy to style and look realistic. They complement the modern breakfast table by adding a natural element.

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:

breakfast table, pendant light, bamboo shades
round breakfast table, wishbone chairs, brass pendant light, faux greenery

Thanks so much again to Overstock for sponsoring this post and for offering high end looks at an affordable point! We are loving our modern breakfast table, and it has inspired me to continue working on this part of our home. For example, I started painting the interior doors. Home takes time and I’m not rushing, but it is fun to make this builder basic home fit our family’s needs and style.

What space are you daydreaming about?

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  1. 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,

    1. 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!

      1. Hi Caitlin,
        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!

        1. 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!

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