Today I’m very excited to share our first room tour in our new home! We purchased our house ten months ago and moved in five months ago. It’s been a lot of work, and we’ve spent a lot of time living in a “construction zone”, but it’s finally starting to REALLY come together!
We’ve got a full year of room tours lined up, and today we’re kicking it off with our breakfast nook! This room is right off our kitchen (see the ) and acts as our everyday dining room.
Now, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane. To be fair, this room was already cute. It started out as one of the cutest rooms in the whole house, making it much easier and quicker to renovate and decorate than some others.
Here’s what we did—
One of the biggest updates we did was replacing the linoleum floor throughout the and (and also the carpet in the ) with 12×12 marble tile. We double sealed it and have been loving them since they were installed about four months ago. I could probably write a novel about the marble floors, so I’ll spare you for now, but if you have any questions, I might write a follow-up post.
In summary, we love them and would choose them all over again!
The biggest update from this view is the paint! We said goodbye to that yellow trim after maaaybe 48 hours of owning this home. Love the fresh white, and it was SUCH an easy update that I had to do it immediately. We also removed the vintage wood hardware and replaced it with simple brass hardware.
As soon as I saw this built in shelf, I knew I wanted to do a glassware collection. Originally I was envisioning all clear glass, but once I got it into my head to do rainbow glassware, it was ALL over. It’s been really fun to collect! You can probably notice here that it’s not totally full yet. That’s because I decided to collect slowly over time. I’m not ready for the hunt to be over because it’s just so fun!
Next to that is another closed storage cabinet. I use that for all my random styling props for the blog.
The (see more below) from is the show stopper in this room. The previous fixture was cute in a quirky vintage way, but this new one INSPIRES ME and sets the tone of the style I want this entire space to embody.
You can see a glimpse of our dining room through there (that tour is coming soon as well). I really like how these two rooms flow together.
Choosing the furniture was pretty easy for this room. I called dibs on this table from our former office (it’s a replica from Amazon). It came with some tulip chairs, but I wanted to pair it with something more natural. So I sold the tulip chairs on Craigslist and picked out . I love them. They are both modern and natural and mix great with our colorful decor.
We tried a couple different rugs in this space and settled on from Anthropologie. In photos I feel it’s a little small, but in person I love it so much, and I just couldn’t send it back. If I ever photograph this room for a magazine or something, I’ll probably swap it out, but in real life it feels just perfect… and ultimately, that’s what’s important.
Thanks so much for following our progress! It’s honestly 10x more fun having YOU GUYS to share it all with, so thanks for being a part of this with us. xx- Helen
Credits//Author: Helen Larson. Photography: Laura Gummerman and Helen Larson. Photos edited with .