Monday, September 10, 2012

Morning Room Decor

I said I was not going to buy any furniture until after we moved in.  That didn't happen.  I held off until less than two weeks before settlement, so I don't think that's too bad.  :)
Our plan is to use our small table and chairs in our dinette area for now and make the morning room into more of a sitting/relaxing area.  I figure we don't need a big table in the morning room for just the two of us.  I decided to buy patio furniture for the morning room, so that when we convert that room to a dining area in the future, we can move the furniture right on outside to our deck or patio. 
Here's what we got:

It was on sale at Target for $449.50 (originally $899).  This decision was made after looking at Macy's, Sears, Pier1 and a few other stores and finding nothing we liked for less than $1,000.  It says we can return it within 90 days so if we hate it when we receive it, I will just send it right back!
Here an olioboard representation of my general plan for our kitchen/morning room (with my actual furniture set to the backdrop of my actual space... so cool!).  I feel like the proportions are a little off because it's hard to portray depth in 2D, but you get the general idea. 
I'll have to take some better backdrop pictures once they clean the house!

What do you think of the chrome bar stools for the island?  I love the retro look (and I found a set of 2 on craigslist for $40!), but I'm not sure if they work in such a traditional kitchen. 


  1. *colette* what is your theme for your kitchen? And does it fit into your theme? Even though they are retro they could work if you are creating a eclectic theme which mixes and matches pieces of furniture from each etc etc

  2. I guess it depends on the decoration of the space, but I would think something complimentary between the dinette and the barstools would work better. In the end the space is what you make it, have fun! : )

  3. I think the stools are cool but might not fit your overall decor...I have my daughter to keep me in line LOL! It's just the hub and I empty nesters so we too are using the morning room as another seating area. I am using a love seat, not outdoor furniture and have a gathering counter height table for the hub and I. Whatever stools I get can use at the gathering table. Decorating is so much fun!

  4. I was beginning to think we were the only ones who didn't use our morning room as a dining area! Good to know we aren't alone. We are empty nesters as well, so we put a pub height table and stools in the kitchenette that we ordered from an Amish furniture maker and two matching stools at the breakfast bar. We bought a colorful love seat and chair for the morning room. I love the idea of outdoor furniture that we could have moved to the patio when it is finished, though. Wish we'd thought of that. And I love the black you chose !! Beautiful!

    1. Do you happen to have any pictures of your morning room/kitchen set-up that you could share? I'm curious to see how it looks as a seating area.

      I love the Amish furniture! I'm going shopping in Lancaster in a few weeks and I can't wait!

    2. I do have pictures but, sadly, I am blog illiterate and wouldn't have any idea how to post them. It took me forever to figure out how to comment on these blogs!


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