Aren’t we lucky to have this lovely place for a breakfast room? The exposure is a perfect Southeast. The casement windows long to be opened in warm weather. Attracting birds is in order.
Search and destroy a wall on one side now occupied by dispiriting pantry shelves and close up a space leading to the dining room
and there will be a small room which will create a light-filled T shape with the kitchen. It’s quite a skinny little room so one needs to think carefully about scaling the table and chairs to make the room feel as expansive as possible and comfortable to move around it. I am strongly considering taking out the radiators here, as well as in the dining room and kitchen and installing radiant heat. It will release precious floor space (banish those radiators and their ridiculous covers) and provide that delicious enveloping heat only radiant floor heat can provide.
And it’s just above the basement! Easy peasy access.
I have been holding on to an Edwardian rise and fall lamp that a client didn’t want-a gain for me. Adding a flimsy silk “curtain it will resemble this:
There is, most fortuitously, a flowering magnolia right outside.