Urban Townhome Breakfast RoomTraditional Dining Room, Charleston
This lovely breakfast room, overlooking the garden, is an inviting place to start your day lingering over Sunday morning coffee. I had the walls painted in a soft coral, contrasting with various wood tones in the armoire, table and shades. It is all tied together by keeping the chair covers and rug light in color. The crystal chandelier is an unexpected element in a breakfast room, yet, your not compelled to pull out the china and silver.
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Skirt BandingIf your furniture piece has a skirt, you can add a band of a different fabric to the bottom of it. The band is typically 1 to 9 inches wide and can help break up the monotony of patterned upholstery. But if you’re going to use it, limit it to just one type of furniture in a room. Having bands on all the pieces can feel overwhelming.
Slipcovers are great for protecting couches and chairs. Buy machine-washable slipcovers made from flat brushed cottons, polyester blends and brushed velvet. Try finding a slipcover that has a stain-resistant finish for easy wipe-up.
Give one piece of furniture an important position. Create impressive impact on a large piece of furniture by using a contrasting wood tone all around it. The piece feels special. In this case, a knotty pine armoire becomes the star with deep tones of pecan and chocolate surrounding it.
If you have a smaller space in your home, painting it tangerine could help it stand out. Pick out just the right shade to mesh with the rest of your home's decor, and add in a few matching accents to maintain a uniform look.
There are three types of slipcovers: ready-made, semi-custom, and custom. The pricing can range drastically, with readymade sitting on the low end of the scale. The custom slipcovers pictured here are nicely tailored and trimmed with custom fabrics, making a custom choice a more pricey option.
Persimmon. This color leans more towards the orange side of coral, but you can still see its slightly reddish undertones. It's a soft, mid-tone color that is reminiscent of the many rusty-orange hues of autumn. Paint pick: Fresno 020 by Benjamin Moore
Coral, a seaside favorite second to watery blue, together with various wood tones found in the bamboo shades, an English antique barley twist table, and a hearty armoire unveil the warmer side of coastal style.
An earthy combination of tangerine and natural wood found in the furniture and window coverings creates an organic dining experience. When you add a hint of glitz from a chandelier, the room receives an upgrade without pretentiousness.