Maybe I shouldn’t write this post after talking about Vince’s shopping.
I am not a decorator. I know what I like, I know what feels like home to me, I don’t care if what I have is no longer in style. I really am not picky so feel free to help me out here if you’d like.
My plan is to put a small chair, not a recliner, in the corner in the breakfast room. I do want an ottoman to prop my legs up. I do not want any kind of storage, although I wouldn’t mind if the ottoman was a storage ottoman.
I will probably get a large-ish basket and put by the chair and keep my scissors and the three or four project bags that I’m currently working out of in the basket. The more space I have, the more clutter I generate.
I also want a cute little trash can to put next to my chair for threads, candy wrappers, etc. That’s it – I will put a floor lamp, a chair, an ottoman and a trash can, a basket – nothing more.
I’ve already shown some pictures of the breakfast room this morning but here are more so you can get a perspective if you don’t already have it.
This is standing in the kitchen looking to the right side of the breakfast room. The plates on the wall – that’s something Angie left. Eventually that area will become the red bird wall for the cross stitching that has red birds. The corner there is where I want to put the chair. The room to the right of the windows on the right side is the sun room. The window we’re kind facing (longer wall and right of the plates) . . just outside there is the deck.
The wall (with the dirty line near the bottom – which I’ve never even noticed before!) is the wall with the plates but the plates are just to the right out of view in this picture. That’s Rita’s little setup to the left and then that area is open to the family room.
The table is probably 36 or 40″ square and it sits right under the plates . . centered on that wall.
In the above picture, you can see that the windows have red toppers. I could change those but I like red and the dining room wall is red.
Excuse the jackets thrown over the chair rail! But, with the red wall in there, the red toppers in the breakfast room, a lot of red stitching on the houses I stitch, I’m happy with the red.
What I LIke:
This old pillow has been a favorite for years – something I love. Red, gold and tan are some of my favorite colors together. My sofa is a dark green-ish brown with gold and red and gold look great with it.
What About These Things:
I love this rug. I can get a rectangular one to put under the chair and ottoman. I can get a 6’7″ square one to put under the table and chairs.
Now .. the chair! This is my first choice for a chair but I don’t know if it would look bad with the rug? I think the print is really close to what’s in the window toppers so that’s not a concern.
I feel much safer with this chair but I like the above chair better.
- Are the rugs ok?
- Should I put the print rug under the table and try to find a solid rug for under the chair?
- With the print rug, should I go with the solid chair?
- If I switched to a solid tan or even a solid greenish rug, would it be ok to get the flowered chair?
- I think they come as a set but I don’t mind trying to get a solid ottoman for the chair, though it might be a bit hard to match but . . maybe not. I could always have the little ottoman sitting by the side and Addie could sit in there with me and read or visit with me.
Thank you for your thoughts! BTW, neither ottoman is a storage ottoman but that’s ok.