Breakfast Nook & a Second Season



Every time I finish a new project I always get so excited.  My design projects are like babies to me. I love and nurture them until they are all grown up.  Well…not exactly (raising a little one is way harder) but you get the idea.  I think any designer that is passionate about what they do becomes very attached to their projects.  Especially when the clients are awesome to work with and have great style.  This was the case with my latest project.  I’ve been working with these clients for the last few months, and it has been a total joy.  They came to me asking if I would design their breakfast nook in their new home.  They moved to Atlanta from Houston and didn’t have anything that they wanted to keep in their new breakfast nook.  It was so much fun to literally start from scratch on their design.

I built their design around this fabric from Kravet.


I love using botanical posters from The Evolution Store in my designs.  They make such a statement in a room.


To give the room that warm and fuzzy feeling I shopped at local antique stores for accessories and one of a kind finds.



I found the cute little footstool at Target.  I’ll be reupholstering the top with plain burlap, but in honor of the London Olympics I left it in my photos.






On another note, Elbow Room got picked up for a second season on HGTV!!!!  I’ve already started designing with Chip and the rest of the team.  I’m looking forward to another fun season.  Last year I was so bad about taking behind the scenes pictures while we were on set.  I’m going to try to make a point to capture more of the good stuff on camera this year.  We have so much fun on the sets and I’d love to be able to share that with everyone.  We start filming in mid-October.  We are still accepting applications so if you live in the Atlanta area and need a renovation please apply.  You can apply here.  Good luck if you apply. 


  1. That nook is beautiful. I love every detail, Cristi! And I really love that you mixed old and new together.

    Happy that Elbow Room was picked up for a second season! Y'all are so deserving. What types of rooms are on the hit list for season 2? We could use a whole house makeover! HAHA!

  2. Congratulations on your second season! The room you just shared looks so welcoming and comfortable. I love everything, but wondering if you would you share the source of the rug?

  3. Great room Cristi! I love how you mix the old, new and modern.....

  4. hi Cristi! Beautiful job on this room! Congrats on the new season...its on my DVR list. Wish they'd show more of you in the show! or maybe you just need your own!

  5. Love the barstools - where did you find them?? I'm in the Atlanta area (Kennesaw). Can't wait for season 2 of Elbow Room!

  6. This is a lovely, lovely room Christi! I love how it looks like it was curated over time instead of like you went to the closest home decor store and bought everything at once. Congrats on the 2nd season of Elbow Room. My hubby and I have been enjoying watching it very much. My only complaint is that we don't get to see more of you!

  7. I feel the same way about my pillows! It’s so hard to choose between the kids  Great job on the breakfast nook, so beautiful!

  8. Barbara, the stools came from Ballard Designs. I have seen them at the Ballard outlet since I purchased these though. They had tons of them last time I was there.

  9. I love everything in this room Cristi! I also applied for the show! Can't wait to see the second season!!!

  10. I love what you have done! The antiques added new beauty to the area. So cool to look. Thumbs UP!

  11. It looks cool and comfortable. The blue flowers are looking gorgeous with their unique style an brilliant look.

  12. The living room is just awesome. I do like the color combination of the design!

  13. Fantastic! That is one lovely breakfast nook you have there. Congratulations by the way on your 2nd season.. I like how you play up the open floor plan room. The neutral colors of the furniture really fits in perfectly. Thank you for sharing this to us readers.


I love to hear your comments. Thanks for leaving one. xo, Cristi

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