Thursday, August 8, 2013

Some Checks For The Breakfast Room

Since my home is an open floor plan from the living/dining into the family/breakfast rooms, I like to tie them together with either pattern or color, but I really don't want things to be matchy, matchy.  One way to do that is take one of the fabrics and repeat it in both spaces, this let's the eye continue to flow as you move from room to room.

I carried the same check into the breakfast area that I have in the living/dining rooms.
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A check tablecloth and pillow in the living room.

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And there's a check runner on the dining table too.

As you walk from one area to the next the eye remembers the check and even though this room does not have green as an accent, it still ties them together visually.

 I added a pleated ruffle to the ends of this one for a little extra fun and whimsey.

 Brown feathers and berries add even more brown to help tie the two room together.

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I am adding some checks to the family room too, but you'll have to wait to see that because there's a few more colors and patterns being added to the mix.  I will show you when I get it all done.  Here's a peak

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  1. Marty I love what you did and the runner is so pretty. Your rooms look so inviting.

  2. Your home is lovely!! I love the checks and all of the other fabrics that you have chosen! Thanks for sharing...:)

  3. So beautiful and calm... I love even the ruffles on the runner and your bit of silver on the table. You have such a knack for styling tables!

  4. Love love love those checks Marty! The ruffles are so cute too. You are talented!

  5. Brown checks are my fav and that's something on my next to do list...I want to buy some material for placemats, I always wanted to have them and yes, for my breakfast table and your runner is lovely! I adore how you combine earth tones and patterns together Marty and those colors are right up my alley! Big hugs,

  6. Love the check looks so summery and warm. Good job Marty!


  7. You are such a great seamstress Marty, I love the pleats on the runner that you made.

  8. I love all of the checks, especially your table runner. They give a light, fresh feel to the rooms. Lovely, as always!

  9. I love it! You are an awesome seamstress! :)

  10. Marty, I am loving your brown and white checks!

  11. Love your table runner! I really like that color and pattern and the added ruffles.

  12. Marty, your home is so lovely. Every time I get a glimpse of it, I feel like I want to come and visit. I love that you pointed out that your eye will remember details like the checkered pattern from room to room and that it makes them seem more cohesive. I also adore the pleats you added to the table runner, it gives it such a polished, chic and finished look.

  13. I had noticed how great the runner was yesterday and I'm not disappointed now that I was able to see more of it.

  14. Great idea, and love the pleats on the table runner. Marty :)

  15. Cute table runner. I love the edges. All your pictures are beautiful!

  16. I have also been a buffalo check fan. I have only had green or burgundy checks though. Love the neutrals.

  17. So pretty ! Great casual look. Love the runner. Great job!

  18. Marty,
    I love checks too!!!! What is it about checks?!!!! They just scream fun and pretty. Love the table runner and the whimsy ruffle is adorable at the end.

  19. Marty, you know I like checks and brown and white certainly makes me smile. Great job!

  20. I love checks, too! Your rooms look lovely.

  21. You have such a stylish home. Very inspiring!!!

  22. Very pretty, Marty! Anxious to see more!~~Angela

  23. Nobody does it better, Marty! I love the checks in your breakfast room. The runner is gorgeous and love the pleats! Have I ever told you how talented you are? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Just added a pleated ruffle?? Holy cow, I'm impressed. You have both mad decorating skills and mad sewing skills. I really appreciate that you explain why you do what you do -- thank you for decorating lessons!

  25. Hi Marty,
    Loved all your additions of the checked fabric, and love how you did the table runner with the
    pleats, so pretty.............that is exactly the fabric I have been looking for but have had
    no luck finding you mind telling me where you purchased that, cause maybe
    we have that store here in area, I hope!! lol
    It looks great with the greens too..........and will take you right on into fall..........
    Everything looks lovely as always,
    Have a great weekend,

    Blessings, Nellie

  26. It is a tablecloth that I cut up and make the pillows and runners out of. I found them online for $12.95 for a huge 60 x 110 size. Here is the web address>%20Kitchen%20>%20Table%20Linens%20>%20Table%20for%208&utm_campaign=ChannelAdvisor&CA_6C15C=1652073645

  27. Marty,
    Love, love, love your tan and white checked table runner, dear friend!!!
    The pleated ruffle is adorable!!!
    Oh, you do love to tease. . .can't wait to see your newest pillows!!!

  28. I love checks too! That's a cute runner - pleats and ruffles always make things cute!

  29. I love your checked runner with the pleats and the arrangement on the table is lovely. I hopped over from G+ and wanted to wish you Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day.
    Oh, someone asked about the picture over your table. My Mom had one that had a little plaque on the bottom. It said "Saying Grace". Not sure if that is official or not.
    Hugs, Ginger