breakfast nook needs TLC

We started with this: the first built in we took out.



We tried several options of art and finally settled on this piece. It was a wedding gift from a very creative friend so many years ago.

And yes, it is not centered in height – on purpose! And yes, it hangs really low – on purpose!


So here we go in dire need of a light fixture before we get used to the bulb. Because I know that can happen. We “forgot” we had only a bulb in our last house in the living room for almost a year! Yes, really, after a while we just seem to not realize it anymore.

The light fixture in the nook has to be airy to not obstruct the view to the backyard.

Also this table is our patio table. Thanks to the Texan heat we can not use it outside at the moment anyhow. The chairs are all antique from Germany and might or might not stay in the room. It all depends on the future table. Either modern table and those old chairs or rustic table and then some new funky modern chairs.

I was into concrete for a while but am afraid of getting tired of it. Although I really, really love how versatile it would be and how elegant all my white dishes would look with a concrete table top.

My lovely friend had the most beautiful concrete table in Beijing.


We might consider that kind of table for our dining area later. But for the nook, there is something else on my mind. Think: turquoise!