The Breakfast Nook

September 10, 2014



It feels so satisfying to come home to a finished space! When we moved in, the previous tenant had used this nook as an office area.. Wires were everywhere! There was a fluorescent flush mount light and an eye sore of a ceiling fan. The original homeowner had a few hooks up as if she had a plug in pendant, so I decided to give a nod to all the copper that was already in the kitchen, the cabinet hardware and the little market list plate on the side of the shelving with this copper pendant! I knew right away that we wanted this rug to play a big part. We also scored eight of these chairs on sale and since our dining table only seats six, we decided to do more of a bistro setting. That left us with just enough space to use one of our rolling storage carts as an extra prep area, which is fantastic since our counter space is terribly limited. I loved the legs on our dining table so much that I was thrilled to discover that it came as a round bistro table as well! Almost as if it was meant to be. Throw in some great target finds, fresh flowers, and of course our Blue Apron delivery and voila! A cheerful, finished, relaxing place to take a moment when you get home and sip a cuppa.

xo chy

sources: rug, table, glassware – west elm // chairs – // dinnerware, napkins, bread box, glass prep bowls – target // copper canisters – one kings lane // blue ball jar, curio cabinet – vintage // weck jars, marble pastry slab, microplane zester – amazon // various knives – J.A. Henkel’s // butcher block kitchen cart – ikea // summer cookbook – blue apron

Happy Friday!

September 7, 2014


pink rose
I’m looking forward to cooler weather in the coming weeks, maybe even a little rain, if we’re lucky. The rose bush that was completely dead when we moved in this past July has all of a sudden decided to bloom! It was a sweet surprise. Here’s a few links to explore over the weekend, enjoy!

xo chy

45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’. pretty powerful stuff.

A beautiful article about this particular time of year.

The sweetest announcement I’ve ever seen!

A brilliant way to change up your breakfast routine.

Do you know what the daily recommended serving of fruits + veggies looks like?

Did you partake in The Kitchen Cure this year!? We did! In case you didn’t.. heres a great daily plan to get it all done day by day!

The awful truth about how cell phones are making us flaky.