A Look at Nooks
Sunday mornings typically find me dreaming of flipping through the NY Times in my own little breakfast nook. With coffee and gluten-free scones, of course! Le sigh. So serene and ideal!
via Elle Decor
This L-shape banquet is simple yet lusciously cozy – I adore the antique Chinese blue and white porcelain and shelves of decorative wooden boxes.
Celing-hung lanterns and ultra-high windows give this little corner an incredible sense of space – not to mention that eclectic gallery wall and simple curved mirror.
Light fixtures are like jewelry for an eating space, and this one is simply stunning. Wish I knew where it came from! Bonus: casement windows that crank outward and bring the outside in.
More casement windows (I so adore them!), French-cafe style bistro chairs and brilliant storage idea, placing a drawer in the banquet base!
Here is an example of a true nook! Note how the table is built into the floor and has no base. Also, I love the angled base of the banquet, pulling the eye inward (and avoiding nasty bruises from bumping a corner!)
Bold!! Who says a breakfast nook can’t have a salmon-pink sofa and zebra-upholstered chairs?
An upholstered wall gives this banquet comfort and visual interest.
Building a banquet into a bay window gives tremendous architectural character. Plus, I’m fully in love with these upholstered Chinese Chippendale chairs.
A sofa, rather than a banquet, perfectly fit between two bookshelves is a genius solution! Puppy seems to like it, too.
Designed by Harriet Maxwell MacDonald
Wood-slat folding chairs and a simple pedestal table turn a curved, bay window into a lovely spot to sip coffee.
Via Elle Decor
I wonder how many brilliant discussions have taken place here!! Incorporating a nook into a kitchen island is a fabulous use of space.
Images via Elle Decor and Pinterest