Breakfast Box Bay

Awash in morning light, a bay with views of the fields makes a cozy breakfast spot for two at the FLOWER showhouse at Brierfield Farm

The French wine-tasting table in the breakfast box bay belonged to Margot’s father and is a treasured heirloom. Portières in a wheat-colored nubby Provençal plaid add definition and softness. The bay looks out on the fields and provides abundant light, while wing chairs in a muted paisley offer comfortable, graceful seating designed for lingering. For a full room tour, watch the video above led by Mary Evelyn McKee, interior designer of the 2021 Flower showhouse.


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breakfast of toast, berries and granola, and sliced peaches set on a rustic wooden table
  • Gien Songe dinner plates, Wedgwood Hunting Scene cup and saucer, Crate & Barrel double old fashioned, Imperial Glass Candlewick champagne/tall sherbet, Denby Magnum Clear goblet (seen in previous photo), and Ralph Lauren Equestrian Braid flatware, all from Replacements, Ltd.
  • Picot napkins by Leontine Linens
  • Round place mat from ALKMY
  • Treen compote with pierced thistle design from Balzac Antiques
box bay breakfast room, exterior view

Produced and Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler | Text by Alice Welsh Doyle | Photography by David Hillegas | Floral Design by Suzanne Graves of Wildflower Designs

On the Cover: The inviting living room at Brierfield Farm, our countryside showhouse, exudes warm and comfort with a palette that takes its cue from the surrounding setting. Photographed by David Hillegas.

This story appears in Flower magazine’s September/October 2021 issue on newsstands August 31. Subscribe or find a copy in a store near you.