Megan of Honey We’re Home knew she wanted her new breakfast room to be both comfortable and beautiful. Most importantly, it had to be durable — a must for a mom of a three-year-old boy. Finding the right table was key, and after some serious searching, she settled on our Benchwright Dining Table. Take a look at her new room, below, and learn more about the design from Megan herself.
Q: Tell me about your design style: What kind of look do you gravitate to?
A: I like a clean, restful space that I can relax in. I’m drawn to modern spaces with a little bit of glam. I’ll add some color and pattern for interest and I have a mirror in every room!
Q: How did you approach designing your breakfast room? What were your main priorities?
A: Our breakfast room is open to the rest of the main floor, so it needed to blend with the living room and kitchen. We had a baby when we bought the table and wanted something that would last us through the toddler years and beyond. I needed something that I didn’t need to treat delicately or be worried about scratching, denting, etc.
Q: Why did you choose the Benchwright table and benches? What about this design appealed to you?
A: The table is rustic and sturdy and the bolt detailing is unique. It seats six on the benches, but you can also add a pair of chairs to the end, or swap out the benches for chairs (like we did in the photo). The benches are perfect for kids to climb onto and they wipe clean easily. I love the shape of this table (especially the thickness of the wood) and the benches. The dark, rich brown color with some variation is beautiful too. It goes great with our dark hardwood floors.
Q: How has the table held up so far?
A: The table has held up great! We have had it for four years now and we eat there daily (multiple times a day) and gather with friends and family frequently. My son and I do projects at the table and I just wipe it clean with a sponge and soapy water. I love that I don’t have to handle it with “kid gloves.” That would get old very fast!
Q: How did you decide on a size?
A: I chose the largest table that would fit the room with people still being able to have space to walk around and through the room, since it’s a passageway to the kitchen, living room and garage.
Q: What came first: The table, or the rest of the decor in the room? Why?
A: The table was the first thing we chose for the room and the decor evolved around that over time. When we moved into this house, we needed a table to eat on, so it was the biggest priority. Also, while changing the curtains and rug are relatively easy when we’re ready for a new look, the table will stay.