Spring has sprung and I am bringing it straight onto the most used surface in my house: the breakfast table.
To create a functional and practical design on this petite area of my home, I am using the vintage inspired new arrivals from my shop in Houston, Village Antiques/ Farmhouse by Amitha.
If you didn’t know, I have owned this furniture store in Houston for over a decade now. Every season, we introduce new decor that we design to work well with antiques of the French country farmhouse style.
For Spring 2022, we have really embraced artisanal designs that can become heirlooms for your home.
I am excited to show you how I’m going to style my own home with some of these new arrivals.
I’ll be showing you how to style a spring breakfast table using several beautiful pieces from my shop including:
To start off my spring breakfast table or any tablescape, I love to bring in a textile or fabric.
This could be a tablecloth, napkins, or one of my favorite design hacks is with the use of a runner.
Forming this base is going to bring in the style of the season and soften your design. It also functions well for easy to clean up after meals.
Most of our homes read a bit neutral, so I love using the embroidered natural linen runners from my shop.
They create a beautiful neutral backdrop, but also introduce pops of detail with its blue leaf design along the edges.
This is what’s going to help me feel confident to layer lots of color with my other spring decor.
On this spring breakfast table, I’m going to add one more layer to my flat surfaces with a set of placemats.
We’re here in my breakfast room, which is a very multi-purpose space in our home.
My kids do their homework, projects, and eat most of their meals here. So, it’s important that I make this beautiful and kid-friendly.
On this table, I’m going to add one more layer to my flat surfaces. I’ve chosen to do this by putting down a set of placemats that go beautifully with this design.
I don’t have these exact ones at my shop, but we do have a collection of spring and summer placemats that you can do this with.
The great thing about putting all of these elements down is, they reduce the space available in the middle.
This helped so you’re not overwhelmed, wondering; “What should I pull out? What should I buy? How many pieces do I need?”
Now onto the part you’ve been waiting for; the spring breakfast table centerpiece.
Before I show you what I will be using, here’s a few quick options that you can choose from:
Dough bowls are a great way to create an easy one and done centerpiece idea.
Floral arrangements in low bowls are great if you have a bit more time on your hands. They can also be made as exaggerated or simple as you would like.
My quick floral centerpiece tutorial:
Alternatively, tall vases with long stems have a similar visual impact. If you have the space, I would suggest going with one that has an exaggerated size. Then, simply fill it with some real (or faux) green stems to give a little drama to your table.
For my breakfast table, however, I’m going to be adding seasonal decor.
We just introduced this beautiful, handmade, artisan-crafted Easter rabbit to our shop. This is going to be what I build my centerpiece around.
It blends beautifully with the French country farmhouse style of my home and of my shop. The attention to detail is so mesmerizing to gaze at while me and my family have our meals here.
The details of his fur, spectacles (come on, spectacles!), pink velvet vest, paper maché Easter eggs, and his little sign that talks about the services he has to offer just have my heart.
If this doesn’t say springtime, warmth, fun, and Easter, I really don’t know what does.
The rabbit is so cute, you could honestly stop right there on your spring breakfast table. However, whenever I’m creating a centerpiece, I love to work in odd numbers (1,3,5, etc).
As I’m looking at what I can add to this table, I’m guided by a couple of principles:
Guided by those two things, I then look around at the decor that I have. This helps me to bring in pieces that are easy and fit within the colors that I have already placed down.
Based on that, I would like to add a small touch of blue to accentuate this color on my table.
This is where another Village Antiques new arrival comes in perfectly! We just introduced a collection of artisan crafted, vintage inspired, pale blue glassware. Just adding one of these will bring in the color that I’m looking for.
These footed bowls come in handy when you want to add a small floral arrangement or a candy jar.
In this case, I’m going to try to bring in some greens with a beautiful boxwood. I don’t want them to compete with the bunny, but I do want a pop of greenery on my table.
To add a third simple element to my table, I pulled another new arrival from our artisanal collection. This time, I’m using a metal tin with handles that can be used to hold seasonal fruit.
I chose this piece specifically because it accentuates the florals and pinks of my placemats and Mr. Rabbit’s velvet vest.
As I mentioned, we’re going to keep this project super simple, so you could stop right here.
If you want to bring in a fresh flower, you can add a bud vase with one or two stems to your table.
And there you have it, a beautiful spring breakfast table!
I know the rabbit seems like it’s exclusively an Easter decoration, but it’s so charming, I imagine seeing this all spring long.
If you love any of these, you can find them at my shop, Village Antiques or Farmhouse by Amitha. If you’re in Houston, just stop on by!
We’d love to show you all of the beautiful new arrivals that have.
If you’re not local, be sure to follow us on Instagram. That’s where we post pictures of all of the beautiful new pieces that we get in. Or you can give us a call and we’d love to help you work on your home.
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Keep using your amazing gifts to create heart in your home,
P.S. You can find all of these early fall decorating items at our retail store, Village Antiques in Houston.
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P.P.S. There are so many new arrivals, but they won’t be here for long! Come any time before April 9th to get your free gift with purchase!
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