Coordinating a breakfast nook and kitchen

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Hi Style Studio,

I’m having a hard time coordinating my kitchen and breakfast nook. I like the bold print on my chairs mixed with the antique finish of our breakfast nook table but I also like the look and warmth of the leather counter stools. I don’t know what to do as far as wall decor, window treatments, wall color or accent pieces.

The fabric has a navy background. My dishes and some of my serving pieces are a light green/mint color. I love the looks Ballard designs creates and want to incorporate this into my design.



Coordinating a breakfast nook and kitchen

Coordinating a breakfast nook and kitchen

Dear Kelly,

Thank you for your dilemma. We have a few suggestions to help you finish your kitchen and breakfast area. Let’s start with a rug. We chose our Braided Jute Rug which will add some texture to the room. Our Fringed Burlap Panels in Natural should blend well, but try hanging them close to the ceiling near your crown moulding.

As far as artwork, we love our Patchwork Prints in Red, placed vertically on either side of the windows, and on the left wall in the breakfast room, our Alexander Martinot Clock will look great. On the wall behind the sink, we chose our Vintage Wine Label Prints.

If you wish to paint, we chose Benjamin Moore’s Pearl Harbor -2165-50. Just make sure that you paint a large swatch to make sure this paint will work!

We do hope that our suggestions help you to complete your KItchen and Breakfast Room.  Don’t forget to send pictures when you are done!

Happy Decorating,

The Style Studio Team

Alexander Martinot Clock and Patchwork Prints on a wall

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