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.

Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless brown floor and dark wood floor kitchen/dining room combo remodel in Charleston with orange walls —  Houzz
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ceili123 wrote:Jan 18, 2012
  • Adele Casden
    I ordered beautiful lined woven wood blinds on the Internet & had them hung by an installer. They look beautiful and they cut out the setting sun. The blinds are guaranteed, so if you're not satisfied you can return them. I ordered one blind first to be sure I liked them. Wood blinds are expensive & not everyone can afford them. I would rather order them thru a decorator, but don.t have the $.
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hey Ceili123-I just now saw your question regarding the mounting method of these blinds-the decision was simple-the molding around the window is flat. Inside mount was not possible. Most times designers solutions are for practical and functional reasons!
    Lorraine
entnous53 wrote:Apr 30, 2011
  • entnous53
    Riad 16 color Dune by Kravet
  • harrisbeach4407
    What is the orange at base?
collsmorg wrote:Oct 26, 2013
  • Darlene Bell
    Where can I find this chandelier?
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    This chandelier is from Fine Art Lamps. It’s more than a few years old, so they may not have this exact one, but they do have others just as beautiful.
    Thank you for your question-
    Lorraine
Amy Maguire wrote:Oct 19, 2011
  • ginnyhufker
    love this! Perfect for bridge. Looks elegant and comfortable. Begs one to sit down and enjoy the setting.
  • photos8
    Lorraine did you COM the fabric to Lee, as they do the bottom feature?
    or are they a custom slipcover made elsewhere; for existing Lee chairs?
    Thank you for answering as most aren't as great as you have been at keeping up
    and taking the time to answer the questions. Thank you so much.
roxynh wrote:Dec 12, 2011
nanalovesdesign wrote:Jul 24, 2013
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    I didn't know there was another chlorine queen. I thought my Mom was the only one!
    Thank you for the lovely compliment-I'll never tire of hearing them.
    Lorraine
  • nanalovesdesign
    You are welcome . Your mom must be a swimmer?
catladymom wrote:Apr 13, 2013
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hello Catladymom-This is an oval antique, oak, drop leaf table with twisted barley legs. The table fully extended is 42"W x 58"L. With the oval ends 'dropped', it measures 20"W x 42"L.
    Lorraine
  • catladymom
    thank you
janmann wrote:Aug 3, 2012
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hello-and thank you for your interest in my work-This is a 25 year old pine armoir purchased in Boston from a shop on Newberry St. Unfortunately, I do not know the maker.
    Lorraine
  • janmann
    Thank you for the reply. I love this room!!!
amv2449 wrote:Mar 12, 2012
  • bepsf
    Yes, they're custom
  • photos8
    that is the lee chair, right?
lsc87 wrote:Jan 25, 2012
  • missreneerow
    look for gate let tables on the internet. That looks to be the real thing, not a repro.
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Isc87-Thank you for your inquiry. This is an antique, but, I just happened to be looking through a catalog from Wisteria, Jan. 2012. On p.42, there is a table very similar to this one-Arcadia Wood Gateleg Table. It's bigger, but your space might be able to use it. Check it out:
    http://www.wisteria.com/Acacia-Wood-Gateleg-Table/productinfo/W4260/
    Best news is, it's on sale!
whitneymckee wrote:Sep 4, 2011
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    The Shabby Nest
    Try Valspar's Faded Clay.
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Whitney- the color I bravely chose, is Ben Moore, Autumn Cover. It looked so bright in the can, but with no great expanse of wall in the kitchen or the breakfast room, I took the plunge and LOVE it every day!
    Lorraine
ladygrey wrote:Feb 9, 2011
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    Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
    A lot of homeowners choose can or eyeball lighting to allow their dining room furniture configuration to be versatile. If you have a sideboard you can add lamps and candlelight is always great, too!
  • cindy34
    where did the blinds come from?
karentorrey wrote:Oct 2, 2016
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

    The floor stain is a combination of Ebony and Dark Walnut.

    Thank you for your interest in this project!

    Lorraine

bawlmwrboy wrote:Aug 6, 2016
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

    Hello, and thank you for your question. The castered chairs are from Lee Industries with Kravet fabric and Duralee hem banding.

shelia_kay wrote:Apr 4, 2016
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

    Hello Sheila,

    This is an antique oval gateleg table with barley twist legs I purchased it in Charleston, SC 8 years ago.-One of a kind!

    Thank you for your question and interest in my work-

    Lorraine

Dawn Joffe wrote:Mar 4, 2016
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

    Hi Monroe Mom- These castered chairs are from Lee Industries. We provided the fabric for the slipcovers.

    Thank you for your interest in my work!

    Lorraine

sher124 wrote:Sep 4, 2013
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hello Shar-these are custom blinds purchased through my design studio. They are made of bamboo, a natural reed material and jute. These are lined for light control. They are available in mostly natural colors-light, medium to dark. Also white and black. Lining can vary from white to natural and room darkening. Custom sized to fit your windows.
    Please let me know if you need assistance with your windows.
    Thank you so much for your question and interest in my work.
    Lorraine
Krystal Papillion Lewis wrote:Feb 13, 2013
cindyjhoward wrote:Jan 16, 2013
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Cindy,
    These castered chairs are from Lee Industries. They also made the slipcovers with COM fabric that I provided to them.
    Lorraine
lashes wrote:Dec 2, 2012
  • PRO
    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    This gorgeous gate leg table is an antique purchase at a local Charleston antique store. There are reproductions you can find at retail.
sael800 wrote:Oct 7, 2012
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hello,
    I love that rug, too. You can't see the details in this photo, it has a very subtle stripe. It is a broadloom, cut to this custom size and that I had surged all around. It is 100% wool from Godfrey Hirst?
    Thank you for your interest,
    Lorraine
Semsema Jaff wrote:Sep 21, 2012
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    I love the graphic pattern of this fabric. It is 100% linen, durability is Heavy Duty. I would have it treated for stain resistance, which is what I have done here. This would be great in a tall headboard to get the full affect of the pattern-no tufting.
    It comes in 9 yummy colors. Color 15 would look amazing in a guest room with white furniture! Check it out:
    http://search.kravet.com/Kravet-Print-/RIAD16-400/CoverInformation.aspx
    Hope this helps-send me pictures when your done!
    Lorraine
mikandy6 wrote:Jul 26, 2012
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hello and thank you for your interest in this room,
    The color is Ben Moore, #2170-30 Autumn Cover. I have used it on all the walls in this kitchen and breakfast room. This is one of those colors in which a little goes a long way. As you can see here, there is not a lot of wall space.
    Lorraine
k8brueckman wrote:Jul 13, 2012
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    In this breakfast room, I have used linen on the chairs and the stationary drapery panels with natural fiber shades. Wrinkling is the only issue with linen. If you have your heart set on a particular linen fabric, then I would use it as long as you can accept the beauty of it's inherent qualities. Be sure to line them as well to prevent fading and fiber breakdown from the sun.
    Good luck and thank you for your interest in my work!
    Lorraine
judyjim wrote:Jun 20, 2012
  • tainteriors
    We carry this similar one. It is available in a few sizes. You can call us at (732) 415-8556.
By Dezign Interiors wrote:May 2, 2012
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hello-so sorry for the delay in this response-I just now noticed it. The linen print fabric was purchased through Kravet Riad in Dune, the contrast orange is Duralee.
    Thank you for your question,
    Lorraine
lauri930 wrote:Feb 19, 2012
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Hello and thank you for your question,
    The floors are 4" oak, random widths with mixture of Jacobean & ebony stain.
    Lorraine
stockaj wrote:Nov 2, 2011
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Thank you for your question.
    I love these shades. They have great texture - natural bamboo and grass - and they are very practical, keeping the harmful rays of the sun off my furnishings.
    These are custom shades purchased through one of my trade vendors. Color is 'pecan'. Lorraine
demi13 wrote:May 1, 2011
  • entnous53
    Kravet: Riad Color: Dune, it's beautiful! Note pattern is turned sideways.
Marlene Eisenberg wrote:Mar 20, 2016
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      Teresa Renkenberger wrote:Jan 16, 2015

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        thestatedhome
        The Stated Home added this to Sofa Secrets: It’s All in the DetailsMar 29, 2017

        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.

        nataliemyers
        Natalie Myers added this to Pick the Right Dining ChairMay 31, 2012

        If you want your existing dining chairs to seem more formal, create slipcovers for them. Play with the pattern and colors of the fabric to make a splashy but temporary statement.

        suzymirjam
        Suzy Cacic added this to Create a Stylish, Family-Friendly Home for the HolidaysDec 11, 2011

        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.

        shoshana
        Love Your Room LLC added this to How to Mix Wood Furniture FinishesDec 8, 2011

        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.

        vanessa_brunner
        Vanessa Brunner added this to Tangerine Tango: 4 Ways to Use Pantone's Color of the YearDec 8, 2011

        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.

        bethdotolo
        Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ added this to Your Guide to Stylish SlipcoversJul 25, 2011

        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.

        porterdesigns
        Kelly Porter added this to Paint Picks: How to Choose the Right CoralJul 10, 2011

        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

        erikaward
        Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Southern Style: Lowcountry LuxeApr 7, 2011

        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.

        lilygahagan
        Lily Gahagan added this to Everything's Coming Up CoralApr 5, 2011

        And speaking of the beach, the color also works like gangbusters when joined with sandy tones.

        erikaward
        Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Color Combos: Khaki and TangerineMar 31, 2011

        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.

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        annhbeetz
        annhbeetz added this to FinalsAug 30, 2019

        Window treatments, not color of drapes

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