Ideas from our H&D Design Partners
Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
The breakfast room is an extension of the kitchen and should be warm and inviting enough to hang out in while the chef is at work. The finishes and textures should complement the kitchen without being overly “matchy.” Hanging a beautiful light fixture will give it personality.
—Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
Most people use the breakfast room more than the dining room, so why not make it special? Since it’s a small space, you can really amp up the personality. Choose luxurious textiles and stand-out pieces like a unique table or chairs. The color palette will make it cohesive with the kitchen.
—Jamie Merida, Bountiful Interiors
Purple Cherry Architects
Since the kitchen and mudroom often flow together, colors and finishes should be complementary. Mudrooms can be playful. Think white cubbies with their backs painted sky-blue or bold, retro wallpaper. In the breakfast room, the upholstery is your opportunity to make the space pop.
—Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED AP, CAS, Purple Cherry Architects
Interiors by LH, LLC
Photo: Jenn Verrier
Each room should have its own personality while giving a nod to adjacent spaces. I like a color palette that runs throughout, with different colors starring. For example, the kitchen may be gray with pink-and-green accents while the mudroom is green with gray-and-pink accents.
—Laura Hildebrandt, IFDA, NKBA, Interiors by LH, LLC
I like to use the same cabinets in the kitchen and mudroom to tie the two spaces together, then add fun wall covering or paint to give the mudroom its own personality. I love banquettes in a breakfast room; they invite you to linger over your morning coffee.
—Kori Keyser, ASID, Keyser Interiors, Inc.
Whittington Design Studio
Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
Photo: Kenneth M. Wyner Photography