Morning Room Reveal!! (Coastal Glam Style)
Transitioning a dining room into a morning room makes for a lovely space to relax in and enjoy with family!
I’m finally able to start sharing some of my room reveals with you. :)
Today I’m sharing the “Morning Room”.
You might remember this room. It used to look like this….
Yep, formerly known as… the dining room.
Well actually it started out like this….
This photo was taken by me on our very first walk-thru of this house when we were looking for a new house.
This is the previous owner’s decor.
But we did inherit that pink wallpaper when we moved in. ;)
This room has gone through so many transformations over the 14+ years we’ve lived here.
We turned it into a study/office first.
I actually pulled all that pink wallpaper down and put some right back up (not pink though)! haha
Next I pulled it all down again, cleaned up the walls, added some trim, wainscoting and new paint.
(only picture I have of the room like this)
I quickly tired of the dark color and wanted light, bright and happy….
So I painted it in Blonde by SW. The table got a makeover and I added a coffee bar and new curtains and chairs.
Finally, another wall paint color (Navajo White by SW) and another dining furniture makeover….
I know, I know, I like change! lol
Well, this time I really changed things. :)
I turned our dining room into a “morning room”, right off the kitchen.
As a reminder, the new wall paint color is Benjamin Moore, Pure White. (color matched by Sherwin Williams in their Harmony line)
It has a very slight hint of gray, but more on the warm side of gray without having any “yellow”.
If you don’t really love gray (I don’t) but don’t want any yellow or warmth and want to stay white without being stark “white”, then this is the color for you! That’s a mouthful!! haha
I searched long and hard for this color. I think I sampled every single white/off white/neutral from every paint supplier out there.
I’m just thrilled to have found it. :)
The ceiling fan is from The Home Depot, and you can find it, here.
I love it! I’m putting 2 more in our family room.
They are exactly what I was looking for. With 8 foot ceilings, I wanted something that was sleek and didn’t hang down too much.
OR anything that was too fussy, either. These are just perfect.
This is a great spot to sit and relax and hang out with whoever is in the kitchen.
I’m calling it the morning room because it is bright and sunny here in the mornings and it’s also going to have a coffee bar.
I don’t have photos of that yet, but you might remember this piece….
One of 3 pieces of furniture I got from a friend of mine.
I have made over one so far, you can see it here.
Well, that one is going to get a big ole makeover and become our coffee bar.
I can’t wait! I’m about halfway done with it so hopefully I can reveal it soon. :)
It’s going to go on the left of the room…..
….this back left corner (that I’m not showing in any of the photos because it’s actually sitting there right now, unfinished! lol) .
It’s the same spot I used to have my bar cart sitting in.
But I can share the other corner with you….
Perfect little nook to curl up and read a book in.
Beside the chair is that old crate I found at an antique festival last year. I have it sitting up on end, filled with magazines.
Sweet little impromptu side table.
And as a reminder, here is what has sat in that exact spot over the years….
My old “baker’s hutch” $35 Craigslist makeover.
And another coffee bar….
I’m actually reusing some old curtains I had. They were used in here when this was a dining room and I also had them in my family room for a time.
I thought the colors went perfectly with the painting I’m using in this room.
They are originally from Kohls but I was unable to find a link for them as they are several years old now.
You can find the lamp, here and the pillow, here.
And remember these mirrors I found at Tuesday Morning in the Outer Banks? ( I think they were $29 each, win!)
The wall art can be found, here. (it’s on sale as of the writing of this post, less than $100!)
We are going to build a small wood frame to go around it at some point.
And that little coffee table was a Marshall’s find just recently.
It started out looking like this….
The black didn’t really go with the room so I used this gold spray paint to change it up.
I am a pillow hoarder, I admit it. I saw this one and well, swooon! Had to have it. ;)
You can find it, here.
These 2 I’ve had for awhile. I actually stole them from my bedroom decor. ;)
I hunted down a match to this little side/end table I found at TJ Maxx….
I found the one and was DETERMINED to find another!! haha
I called all 8-10 stores in my area and finally found one (on the very last call, of course!).
It actually had a different model number but the salesperson described it and it sounded right.
Sadly I couldn’t pick it up until the next day at this point. (and they couldn’t hold it for me either)
But it was still there the next morning AND it was the right one! Yay!
I was SO happy because I just thought they’d be perfect for the room. (and they were $69 each)
I love how the gold criss cross metal falls in line with the gold base of the coffee table I found.
Here’s an end table that I found that is similar.
And isn’t that flooring gorgeous? I’m really so thrilled with it.
You can read all about that, here.
I couldn’t be happier with how this room turned out. :)
It is so cozy in here. The perfect place to curl up and read a book….or take a nap. haha
I’m calling this style “coastal glam” but it actually has a touch of mid century modern, too.
For the redesign, I’m going for a more relaxed feel with less. A little bit minimalistic-ish. I’m just so tired of all the stuff.
And with less of the farmhouse, rustic style (which I still love, just ready for a change) I’ve been leaning towards previously.
I hope you enjoyed seeing our new morning room. We have really enjoyed using it!
AND will certainly enjoy it even more once our coffee/tea bar is up and running! ;)
Be on the lookout for that.
I’ll be sharing what we’ve done with our study next! Stay tuned!!
Have a wonderful weekend friends!
See you next week!
That room is a great idea Nancy! I love it! What about a dining room? Are you just having buffets now?
I too am curious about a dining room….have you created a space somewhere else in the house? I LOVE the new room, but we host every family function at our house so need the extra dining table.
Hi Kelly! Yes!! I do! :) I’m so excited to share that with ya’ll next. Our old study is the new dining room. It’s a huge room that was just mostly wasted space before. (minus the desk) Originally, it was intended to be a formal living room but I never used it that way. This actually gave us more space for family functions which I’m thrilled about! Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing it soon. :) xoxo
Thanks Aunt Jo! Oh no, I will have a dining room!! ;) That’s coming soon! xoxo
I really love it! And your blog too…Thank you.
Aw thank you Marta!! So happy you enjoy the blog!! xoxo
I love this calming and peaceful room. The decorating is just perfect. I’m sure your family will enjoy this space for years to come.
Thank you Liz!! You hit it right on the head! That is exactly how I feel about this room, it feels so peaceful and calming to me. :) xoxo
Wow that is quite the transformation! I absolutely love it! Is your old office is going to be your dining room? Isn’t it so fun to switch things around? I can imagine sitting on that couch first thing in the morning soaking in all that sunshine! I will see it in person someday ha ha! XOXO
It’s so cozy, love spending time in this “new” room! And yes, it is fun switching things around!! I’ve switched these 2 rooms around several times over the years. (the study used to be the dining room before the blog) It’s a great way to make it feel “new” without having to move!! Yep, you absolutely will, one of these days!! lol xoxo
Beautiful. I have a room of similar size and you have inspired me! We have greige paint throughout our home and i love your paint color. Looks very clean and refreshing.
Thank you Mindy! Oh yay!! I love to hear that! I don’t know why I never thought to do this with this room before??? But it makes so much sense and really is giving us more space for family and friends to enjoy. I’m excited to share the new dining room soon! xoxo
Beautifully done! I have been looking for the perfect white so, I will give this one a try. What color white is your trim? Can’t wait to see the coffee bar!
Thank you Stephanie! You might just love this white if you are after what I described! I absolutely love it. Our white trim is Sherwin Williams Extra White in Eggshell. I decided to do a less shiny trim this time and I’m loving that too. We had a semi gloss before.
It is pretty white but there are brighter whites out there if you want more contrast with the Pure White wall color. I think this Extra White and the Pure White walls really compliment each other though. Some of the really bright whites have a blue-ish tinge that don’t look so great next to this paint color. And yes, I’m hoping to finish up the coffee bar in the next 2 weeks! :) xoxo
Thank you for taking the time to answer! I am glad to hear you did an eggshell, I am not a big fan of semi-gloss either and use eggshell or satin for all of my trim. I love the look of the two whites you used so I will be giving them a try. Thanks again!
You are very welcome Stephanie! Yes, I didn’t want anything shiny this go round. I even repainted the doors in the same. Love it! Let me know how you like the colors! xo
Turned out really nice, love the cozy warm look.
Thank You Christina! :) xoxo
Gorgeous, Nancy! And so YOU! Love the pillow choices, and I can’t wait to see the coffee station! What did you do with the baker’s hutch?
Thanks Julie! I’m hoping to work on the coffee “dresser” this weekend. And I sold the baker’s hutch a couple years ago. It was fun for awhile though! :) xo
Beautiful results as always, Nancy! Love this style!
Thank you, Nancy! :) I’m really enjoying this style too! xo
Hi Nancy! What a beautiful room! I have a love seat that is identical (looks like it anyway). Do you have slipcovers on this or is this the way the love seat was made? I’m looking for some slipcovers to go over mine. Do you have a recommendation? Also, where did you buy your matching chair?
Hi Christy! Thank you! :) All of my slip covered furniture is from IKEA. You might check there as they so sell just the slip covers. Another place you can try is Bemz online. They have a bunch! xo
Nancy are you an interior decorator, if not you should be what a beautiful room. I could see me curled up in the corner on a rainy day with a book and cup of hot chocolate. You are an inspiration to many of us to get off our Tufts and do something we love. Thank You!
Aw thank you Bonnie! That is one of the nicest compliments ever! I love to inspire others, so I am thrilled to hear that I do. :) Thank you again! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo
I just love the muted tones in the “morning room” Very beautiful
Thank you, Elizabeth! :) xo
You rocked the makeover, Nancy. Beautifully cozy.
Thanks Larissa!! One room down, almost done! Sort of!! ;) (always never done! lol) xo
Love it and your blog also!
Thank you Debra! :) And I’m so glad, thank you, I appreciate you saying so! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo
So beautiful! I love the coastal but but less look you have created. I really like the “toned down” coastal colors!
Thank you Kristina! :) It is such a peaceful feeling room. xoxo
Beautiful room, looks like my kind of space. Can you tell me where you got the rug from…perhaps a link? I’ve been looking for one for my family room for quite some time and I think this may just be the one.
Thank you Andrea! And yes, of course, I thought I had linked in my post, sorry! Here is the link. It’s a great rug! :)
Nancy – have you experienced a lot of shedding with this rug? It has a few reviews that mention it on rugsusa.com, so I thought I’d ask you.
Hi Lori, all of the wool rugs I’ve had have shed. Some more than others. (I love wool rugs!) But unless you spend time rolling around on the floor, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. But if you want to sit on the rug and have no wool “hairs” on you, you might be disappointed. In my opinion, it’s just to be somewhat expected with a natural rug fiber like this. (our jute rugs have always shed too!) :)
Someone as hyper-focused about the color white (oxymoron?) as I am. Actually, I have found it’s all about the light. I’m a light nerd. I love the right light being cast around a room, and when the white is bad – bleh.
So very true!!