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A Tropical Breakfast Nook Makeover + Brunch!

Ever since moving in with my boyfriend in February, I've been d-y-i-n-g to give the breakfast nook a makeover. The first thing to go was the paint. And then I got a little inspiration from my friends over at Palm Breeze to give things a tropical twist...

our breakfast nook makeover! | coco+kelley

To some, tropical might mean more color and saturation. To me, it means the opposite - white white white! White is the perfect backdrop FOR color. Plus with those tiles in the nook (not ideal) I wanted something that felt super fresh. Instead of fighting them, I decided to work with them, and this was the result...

a breakfast nook makeover with a tropical twist | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

As always, a little paint goes a long way in a room transformation! I used 'chantilly lace' white by Benjamin Moore and then decided to trim the inside of the window sills in a dark dark charcoal that we had laying around the house. I also sprayed out the window frame in black to give it that iron look - sneaky huh? I love the effect!

Believe it or not, I did all of this on a major shoestring budget. I already had the tulip table, dining chairs and settee, which had been residing in the basement. Then I went hunting for accessories!

a breakfast nook makeover with a tropical twist | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

To get a tropical vibe, one must start with a big HUGE plant! I was lucky enough to score this leafy beauty at Ikea, but needed the perfect pedistal to put it on. I found this copper one at Target and immediately fell in love. It's sturdy enough to hold the plant or a person if I ever wanted to use it as a stool.

The rug was also a lucky find at Home Goods - I love the multiple patterns going on. At first glance I thought it might be too busy but when I got it in the space, I realized it was perfect.

a breakfast nook makeover with a tropical twist | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

On the other end of the nook, my old sideboard got a little refresh with a new lamp, small accent rug, mirror and other accessories. This is the area that I really wanted to spice up with color, and I did! I love the mostly blue palette with that hit of yellow. Super fresh and - of course - tropical inspired.

a breakfast nook makeover with a tropical twist | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

After that, I threw on some pillows (available here and here), the table was set, and we were ready to welcome guests! And what better way to break in a breakfast nook than inviting your girlfriends over for a little breakfast!?

a tropical brunch - pineapple french toast! | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

a tropical brunch with Palm Breeze via coco+kelley | #VacayEveryday

Since we had a tropical theme going on, I had to offer up a tropical menu. I topped challah french toast with fresh pineapple and coconut for an easy twist to this brunch classic, which paired perfectly with the Pineapple Mandarin Orange Palm Breeze.

a tropical brunch - pineapple french toast! | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

a tropical brunch - pineapple french toast! | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

YUM. Even the plates and chargers added an exotic flair to to the table!

a tropical brunch - pineapple french toast! | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

I can't even tell you how happy I am to have a serving bar in the house now! It's a great spot to set up a little area for cocktails.

a tropical brunch | coco+kelley with Palm Breeze #VacayEveryDay

a tropical brunch with palm breeze | via coco+kelley

The champagne bar was a big hit, and we topped off that Ruby Red Citrus Palm Breeze with champagne and a splash of Grapefruit Juice for a refreshing mimosa! While we aren't quite ready for a full “housewarming” party, this little get together was the perfect way to toast our new, fresh space.

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images :: meghan klein for coco+kelley.

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