Magnolia Cottage: The Breakfast Room & Den

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Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

I partnered with Walmart on this post. All opinions are my own.

Today I’m excited to share another room in our Magnolia Cottage with you–it’s our breakfast room/sunroom/den/home office. When I shared the living room with you a few weeks ago, you got a peek at it through the French doors that connect the two rooms, and today I’ll give you the full tour.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

There is a separate dining room in this house, it’s on the left front of the house. The downstairs floorplan is a four-square with the kitchen in the back left and this room in the back right. We eat at this antique round pedestal table most nights since we’re usually a family of three now that our son is off at college, and I will confess that I work at this table most days. Pretty much every living space in this house does double duty!

This room has great light, which is probably one of the reasons that I enjoy working in it so much, plus I have a direct sight line to the front door. The cherry armoire sometimes lives in our bedroom but was too big to get up the steps in this house, so I’m using it to hold our home office supplies.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

This is the ONLY room I haven’t painted with the exception of the kitchen, which I probably will paint at some point. I’ll link the wall color in my source list below, but I think it pairs well with the pine planks in the angled ceiling and the more honey-colored wood floors.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

I partnered with Walmart to add a few new pieces to this space. They’ve really been killing it lately with their online shopping, especially their home items. I didn’t realize their online selection was so huge-over 75 million items are available at! It’s easy to find what you want using their Shop by Style page; just select your vibe (like coastal, glam, traditional, etc. and browse their selections).

I ordered four of {these chairs} that have a French country vibe (they’re Safavieh; one of my favorite brands):

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

They came in two days with free delivery (delivery is always free over $35 and many items are delivered with two-day shipping). With many of their items, you can order online and pick up at your local store the same day, but I appreciate the convenience of things coming straight to my door. Returns can also go to the local store, and that’s huge if you ever order a big piece of furniture that doesn’t quite work.

I love how the weathered gray on the chairs contrasts with the wood stain on my table.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den


Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

I also added a few tabletop items that give a pop of late summer color to the room. As you know, I tend to choose neutrals for my larger pieces of furniture, so accessories are where I incorporate colors.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

White Plates | Salad Plates | Goblets | Gold Flatware | Towels (I used them as napkins!)


When I unpacked {these salad plates} from the Pioneer Woman’s collection, my daughter immediately asked me if she could take them with her to her first apartment (since she’s only 16 I guess she’s starting early!). They are so pretty, though. They also coordinate perfectly with the blue willow plates that I use daily.

I bought a pack of {kitchen towels to use as napkins}, which is a trick I use often since they wash so well. It’s a four pack of towels and every one is a different pattern, so that’s kind of fun, too.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

The goblets might actually be my favorite new item, though. They’re the perfect size and shape and four of them were under $16 shipped.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den


Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

Since we’ve only been in this house for a month, there are still some changes I’m making. I’m debating whether or not to take down the ceiling fan and replace it with one of my chandeliers. August might not be the right time to make that decision since it’s still so hot outside!

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

Also, if you remember my vintage cane bench that sometimes gets pulled up to the table for extra seating, I’m thinking about moving it to the dining room and replacing it with {these two striped chairs} to make a little sitting/reading area.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

| Bench makeover | Pillows |

Last but not least, while I LOVE the rug and cannot say enough nice things about it, I had to buy the 6′ round size to fit in our last house, but now I think I need to replace it with the 8′ round size instead because this room has the floor space to accommodate it. I have the silver/ivory color combination and think it’s absolutely perfect, by the way.

Magnolia Cottage: Breakfast Room and Den

| Rug |

Here’s a quick 360° video so you can see the full room layout, and I’ll link my sources below.

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Other sources:

Paint: Sherwin Williams Rock Candy |  Table: vintage; I’ve linked a similar one above  |  Blue Chair in Living Room

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  1. I love the pioneer Women’s floral plates. I have blue willow for everyday dishes and in my mind i can now see the floral plates with them also love the idea of the towels as napkins. I think I will head to my Walmart and see if they have the lovely goblets too.
    I’m not a shopper but I do know what I like to make my house a home.

    • They look so pretty together–I’ve emailed you a photo with the salad plates on top of my blue willow plates so you can see the combination. Thanks for writing! Christy

  2. Heidi colton says

    Looks beautiful Christy. As usual you have outdone yourself. I have a question. In my living room I have a wall with 3 windows on it. Where can I find a curtain rod that extends to 142 inches?

    • Thanks so much, Heidi!

      If you can’t find an extra long curtain rod on, then you might have to make one yourself. I’ve done this before and it’s not really as hard as it sounds. You just have to buy two rods and use three of the telescoping pieces to make one longer rod (you’ll have one left over since most rods come in two pieces). You’ll definitely need a support bracket in the middle, too, so it doesn’t sag. I hope that makes sense!

  3. christy- it is all coming together so nicely. I think walmart surprises a lot of people with such great items for the home. the chairs look great around your table.

  4. I love your nice big breakfast room, and I don’t know why this is typing in all caps, because I don’t have my caps lock on! Anyway, I did notice right off that your rug looked too small, so I think you’re right that you need a larger one. I’m glad I found your blog, and i plan on subscribing!

    • Good eye on the rug! The larger size just didn’t fit in our little old house but now it’s definitely time to get a bigger one. We’re so glad you enjoyed today’s post and plan to subscribe–the more the merrier!!

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